With the launch of the TOGAF Essentials 2018 Credential last month, we wanted to provide our customers with some insights into this new offering from the Open Group to help you understand how this course and assessment will be run. 


The TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential leads to an Open Badge to indicate that an individual has knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the TOGAF Body of Knowledge in 2018, including the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and the TOGAF Library. To sit the assessment, existing TOGAF 9 certified practitioners must undertake a mandatory 3-hour training session with an accredited training provider and then they will be eligible to take the online assessment. 

EA Principals’ accredited training will cover all the key topics that will be tested in the assessment for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential:
  • The changes to the structure of the TOGAF standard and the importance of the TOGAF Library
  • The additions to the Business Architecture domain in the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • The changes introduced in ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 and the consequent changes to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • The changes to the TOGAF Content Framework and Metamodel in the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • The changes to the security considerations that need to be addressed during application of the ADM
  • Changes to the terms and definitions in the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q. What is the target audience for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. This course is suitable for individuals who are already TOGAF 9 certified and want to show they have up-to-date knowledge of the TOGAF Body of Knowledge.
Q. What is required to earn the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. Applicants are first required to be TOGAF 9 Certified (TOGAF 9 Level 2). They must then attend an accredited TOGAF Essentials 2018 course to complete the mandatory three hours training and following this they can take the TOGAF Essentials 2018 assessment.
Q. Can I self-study for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. No, the conformance requirements state that three hours of mandatory training are required. This can only be obtained by attending an accredited training course.
Q. How do I take the assessment after completing my training?
A. The assessment for TOGAF Essentials 2018 is internet based., Accredited training course providers submit your details to The Open Group following your training, and you will then receive an email invitation for you to take the assessment. The assessment includes both a Practice assessment, which must be passed, and a live assessment.
Q. What is the format of the Assessment?
A. The assessment consists of 20 short multiple-choice questions which must be completed within 30 minutes. The pass mark is 75% (15/20). 
Q. If I become TOGAF 9 Certified after attending a 9.2 based accredited course, do I still need to attend a TOGAF Essentials 2018 accredited course in order to take the assessment and obtain the credential?
A. Yes, only an accredited TOGAF Essentials 2018 course meets the requirements. The syllabuses are different, with the credential focussing on the 2018 changes in detail and the Body of Knowledge.
Q. How long will it take for me to receive the invitation for the assessment?
A. You will receive the invite within 5 business days of completing the training. You will receive an invitation to a practice assessment first and once this has been passed you will receive an invitation for the live assessment (usually within 1 business day).
Q. How long are the invitations valid for?
A. The assessment invitations are valid for 60 days.
Q. If I fail the assessment, can I retake it for free?
A. Yes, two free retakes are available for the live assessment. There are unlimited retakes for the practice until the candidate passes.
Q. After I complete the assessment, how long does it take The Open Group to notify me about my credential?
A. The assessment system displays the results immediately. The credential badge is issued within 6 working days (badges are issued once per week by the governing body). 

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