"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."
"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 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 programEA 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 materialsIt 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 messagesTOGAF 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 managerLast 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
"I really wanted to thank you and Kevin for your help and preparation for this. I am Dyslexic and an Engineer, the detailed Wordiness of this TOGAF Exam does not play to my strengths but thanks to Course, the Exam prep guide , and the Review session below which I took yesterday to act as revision I passed. So :-)"
Joe Campbell CTO, PEF Services
The 3-day intro-to-intermediate (Sparx) class provided a holistic understanding of EA concepts and the tool. The combination of lecture and exercise was invaluable. J.D Baker was an excellent instructor. he was able to answer all questions presented to him.
"The web-based outline of all course materials and all reference items was very helpful. The use of videos was good and interesting. The practice exams gave a great indication of where I was and what preparation is required to get certified."
"Thanks – I learned a lot of new information in those 2 weeks as I had no prior experience with TOGAF. Cleared both Level 1&2 with out any issues."