|By Udayan Banerjee||
|March 27, 2012 08:00 AM EDT||
If you are planning to take up TOGAF certification examination, you would definitely want to know how the release of TOGAF 9.1 impacts you. You would want to which version you need to study.
Here is the simple guideline. If you are planning to appear for the exam…
- …before June 2012 the you should study TOGAF 9
- …between June 2012 and May 2013 then you can study either TOGAF 9 of 9.1
- …after June 2013 it is only TOGAF 9.1
In a nutshell, if you have already done most of the studying using TOGAF 9.0 then you have slightly more than a year to clear the exam. However, if you have yet to begin the study you better start with 9.1.
What are the main differences between TOGAF 9 and 9.1?
The Open Group has published a presentation in the form of a PDF which provides an overview of the differences – here is the link.
If you would prefer to have a look at the difference as a two pager then I recommend that you go through this post of Mike Walker.
However, I think the biggest difference between the two is how the objectives of each of the ADM phase are written. The latest version seems to be significant improvement. This is also the most important change for those of you who want to appear for the foundation level exam.
You may also need to go through Phase E and F more carefully as they have been reworked.
Comparison of ADM Objectives – TOGAF 9 vs. TOGAF 9.1
|Phase||Objective as per TOGAF 9||Objective as per TOGAF 9.1|
|Phase C||The objective of Phase C is to develop Target Architectures covering either or both (depending on project scope) of the data and application systems domains.Information Systems Architecture focuses on identifying and defining the applications and data considerations that support an enterprise’s Business Architecture; for example, by defining views that relate to information, knowledge, application services, etc.||
|Phase D||The Technology Architecture phase seeks to map application components defined in the Application Architecture phase into a set of technology components, which represent software and hardware components, available from the market or configured within the organization into technology platforms.As Technology Architecture defines the physical realization of an architectural solution, it has strong links to implementation and migration planning.Technology Architecture will define baseline (i.e., current) and target views of the technology portfolio, detailing the roadmap towards the Target Architecture, and to identify key work packages in the roadmap. Technology Architecture completes the set of architectural information and therefore supports cost assessment for particular migration scenarios.
Here are the links to the material from The Open Group
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