Thompson, Aaron

"I really enjoyed the connections between ArchiMate and TOGAF.  Helped reinforce to TOGAF Principles"

Student from Los Angeles, CA

"Course was put together well.  Exercises were real world scenarios"

Celina, G2SF Gunnison

Thank you for an engaging and information-packed class! TOGAF seemed really intimidating at first, and the amount of materials provided was overwhelming, but the way Steve unpacked the materials, put them in context, and reinforced the material not only supported my exam preparation but also enabled an approach to real-world application of the framework. The resources provided were very comprehensive, thorough, and easy to understand, and there was plenty of study material for my post-class exam prep, enabling me to complete the class and both exams within just 2 weeks! I was impressed with EA Principals from the first engagement with Fawn through to the completion of my exam, and look forward to working with them in the future for EA needs!

Analyst

"The course was interesting and the instructor was really good.   Her knowledge in the field made the training sessions more interactive and interesting too."

Emily Zhang, Enterprise Architect

Choosing EA Principals was the best decision I made for my TOGAF certification! EA Principals' TOGAF training materials greatly simplified matter and enabled me to pass the tests within weeks. I got 85 for level 1 and 80 for level 2. I benefited from a training program tailored to my needs. I appreciate EA Principals' assisting me to reach my special goal.
 
To summarize, EA Principals' training program has the following advantages:
 
1) Flexible training program
EA Principals is more flexible than any other training providers I considered. It provides separate test vouchers for level 1 & 2, which is important. Reason for this is that it may be difficult to do well in a level 2 test if combined with level 1, because it is a different kind of test from level 1 and the mental switch is significant.
They would also provide free retake test voucher(s) if you failed on the first try.
 
2) On target training materials
It was advice from Steve Else on what to focus on that led me to successfully pass both tests. He gave me clear direction about what slides to read and what practice tests to take.
The EA Principals' briefing slides were only 215 pages long for level 1 and 218 pages for level 2. Their practice tests provided sufficient coverage of all the subject areas in sufficient depth. It was an effective training program that allowed me to pass the tests within a minimum amount of time!
 
3) Clear messages
TOGAF contains quite some "big" words with no concrete meanings. Steve Else's uses things that we could relate to, to explain the seemingly abstract concepts and made it easy to distinguish between them. He is a talented teacher as well as an expert in the subject area.
 
4) Outstanding training manager
Last but not least, Fawn is brilliant! She always does what she has promised. She was patient and went above and beyond.
 
Thank you, EA Principals! Highly recommended!
 
Emily Zhang, Enterprise Architect

Network Consultant

"Thanks for the great support you and Kevin and team provide. I’m sure glad I listened to Kevin…"

Attendee

"I had no idea about TOGAF 9 when I first came to the class. Now I am walking out with a good understanding of how it can be implemented. Steve’s experience in both EA and teaching made a great difference!"

Emily Zhang, Enterprise Architect

I made a decision to take 4-day unpaid leave to take the live class. It was very much worth it! The class was full. The energy level was high. There were major benefits of taking the live class compared to self-study, as described below:
  1. More study materials, and more practice tests including a quiz website where Dr. Else generated tests to allow the students to see their rankings in each test.
  2. Dr. Else answered my questions. With self-study, you had no one to ask questions. 
  3. Case studies: The class was not only useful for preparing for the tests, but also for solving real-world enterprise architecture issues. The group discussions of the case study covered fundamental areas where TOGAF could be applied to.
  4. Sharing among the students: The students shared how they would prepare for the tests and practical strategies. 
  5. ArchiMate tool: This modeling tool was used to illustrate some concepts in standard notations.
I highly recommend the live class for the above-mentioned benefits! 
 
Emily Zhang, Enterprise Architect

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