"I attended the four day TOGAF 9 training conducted by EA Principals with the goal of getting an understanding of TOGAF and to support my preparation for the Level 1 and Level 2 examinations.
The four day training class was well organized by EA Principals in terms of location, size of the class, the materials provided and the structuring of the materials for easy access by the students during and class and the ability to use them after the class.
The trainer – Steve Else was very experienced with TOGAF and was also an experienced Enterprise Architect, a trainer, and a contributor to enhancement of the TOGAF framework. This combination of skills was extremely advantageous to the class since the trainer could provide real world examples of his experiences to the questions of the students which helped the students relate to scenarios in their work environment. In addition, the trainer provided additional support material and exam exercises that I felt were very useful after the class.
At the end of the class, thanks to the well structured materials, the interactive approach and real world examples, I was not only comfortable in taking my learning from the class to apply it in the real world but was also confident of doing well on my certification exams. I later took the exams on two subsequent weekends and cleared them comfortably with high scores.
I strongly value the training I obtained from EA Principals and recommend the class for anyone planning to get a quick ramp up on TOGAF and for those preparing for the exam."
Thank you EA Principals, I just get Certified in Level 2 on TOGAF the last week. I took the course with you the last year in December 2017 in Washington DC, with Dr Steven Else, the course was amazing, and the material was outstanding. I must say that I was trying to get certified before you came to me, but none of the methods succeeded.
"I could not find any part of that training that could not be considered more valuable than another. Really appreciated the supplemental links and materials."
"The most valuable part of the course is the in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the instructor and the references that he provided. What I have learned not only prepares me to be tested and certified, but also will help me to consult and use in my job and career."
"Good mix of lecture, group and individual exercises."
"The course was interesting and the instructor was really good. Her knowledge in the field made the training sessions more interactive and interesting too."
Attendee from a major global telecommunications services/solutions company
"My biggest concern prior to the training was the usefulness or applicability of TOGAF, because many training courses and frameworks instill a good feeling, but afterwards applying the ideas turns out to be very difficult.
During the first day of the training I realized that TOGAF is not only a framework, but it also provides guidelines and techniques that help to implement TOGAF in practice. The soft copy of the material includes the book, slide sets, various study aids, use cases and perhaps most importantly templates of the deliverables. This material is extremely useful and really makes a big difference when applying TOGAF.
Steve conducted the training using the experience and strong competence he possesses. Although at times it is hard to absorb the huge amount of information, Steve made it easier by focusing on the important topics. Steve runs repetitions of key TOGAF points so many times that it starts to stick. With the use cases and comparisons to other frameworks, Steve helped to clarify the position TOGAF and at the same time made the learning process easier.
Thanks to Steve’s thorough guidance it was possible to pass both exams in 2 weeks time after the training."
Raymond Liu, Senior Scientist, Enterprise Development Group - American Chemical Society
Thank you for teaching the TOGAF 9 training course and publishing the level 1 & 2 prep book. I had passed the level 1 exam pretty quickly, but I had some difficulty with the level 2. With your 40 Level 2 Practice Scenarios Volume 1 Book, I just passed it yesterday (100%). I believe your book was indispensable to my passing the level 2. Your book helped me understand the more subtle nuances of TOGAF. It was an excellent preparation guide for me. So, I just wanted to say thank you.