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EA Bootcamp Training


EA Bootcamp Training

The EA Bootcamp course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to individuals entering an architecture-related role and/or needing a basic understanding of enterprise architecture (EA) concepts. The course is aimed at beginners and addresses a span of EA concepts and theories.


This four-day course covers the EA fundamentals so as to equip delegates with the foundational knowledge needed to participate in EA initiatives. The course also serves as a basis for future training in the field.

The EA Bootcamp is divided into three parts...
Part 1 introduces and defines the concept of enterprise architecture and positions it within the organisational context. It examines the problems that we are trying to solve with EA and shows how EA provides business with an enhanced return on its IT investments.

Part 2 focuses on EA methodology. It covers the official TOGAF® 9 Foundation (level 1) training curriculum that includes an overview of the TOGAF® 9 framework and instruction on how to apply it in support of the design and implementation of EA. Delegates may register for The Open Group TOGAF® 9 Foundation exam after the course. When ready to further their studies, delegates are eligible to attend TOGAF® Certified (level 2) to study towards full TOGAF certification.

Part 3 allows delegates to practically apply their knowledge through the introduction of ArchiMate®, The Open Group's open and independent modelling language for EA. Delegates use a case study to build entry-level business, application and technology architectures using ArchiMate® so as to put into practice the concepts they learn in the first three days of the course.

TOGAF® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. 

ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.


Part 1 Architecture Context - Managing Business Complexity & Change

  • Introduction
  • Defining Enterprise Architecture
  • The problems we’re using Enterprise Architecture to solve
  • Other approaches to the problems, and the contributions Enterprise Architecture can make
  • Enterprise Architecture challenges in the external business environment
  • An outline of the Enterprise Architecture development process

Part 2 Architecture Methodology – TOGAF 9

Architecture Development - Methodology

  • TOGAF™ concepts
  • Architecture views, viewpoints & stakeholders
  • Building blocks
  • Architecture governance
  • ADM Phases

Architecture Implementation & Governance

  • ADM deliverables
  • ADM guidelines & techniques
  • Enterprise Continuum & Tools
  • TOGAF™ reference models

Part 3 Architecture Development – ArchiMate Modelling

  • Introduction & overview
  • Tool familiarisation
  • Using a case study to build “as is” and “to be”:
    • Business Process Architectures
    • Application Architectures
    • Technology Architectures
  • Linking the Architectures
  • Feedback and discussion


On completing this course, delegates will know how to position EA within their organisations and understand the value of following an architectural approach. Delegates will also be familiar with the Architecture Development Method; Content Framework and Capability Framework that TOGAF 9 provides, and know how TOGAF 9 is used as the basis for creating an organisation's EA. In addition, delegates will have practical experience designing various architectures based on their understanding of a business scenario.


  • Enterprise architects
  • Information architects
  • Technology architects
  • Application architects
  • System integrators
  • Business analysts
  • Process modellers
  • Project managers
  • Other business/technical specialists developing EA

"Excellent course and well presented. Thanks you!"
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

"Enjoyed the course. Lecturer is knowledgeable on many relevant topics and has practical experience"

"Highly impressed with the course. Michael is a very good facilitator, quite knowledgeable. Is worth attending"

"Excellent coverage of TOGAF and EA in totality. The presenter made it easy for me to understand the concepts. EA is fairly complex and the presenter made it so much easier based on the approach he used"

"Michael is an excellent instructor as he incorporates real world scenarios into the courseware, making learning an indepth subject like EA that much less boring. Excellent course with objectives I can use in my everyday career life"
Webber Wentzel Attorneys

"Excellent course for career development in IT"


Courses are available to the public on scheduled dates and on request for private groups of five or more candidates.


R18 185 excl VAT

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  • A printed course manual
  • Online reference material that includes a modelling tool


This pack includes:
  • Course Manual and TOGAF Level 1 Practice Test
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen


There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Training News

November 2019 saw The Open Group release its latest version of the ArchiMate ® modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

Version 3.1 is an update from Version 3.0 which was released in 2016. The update may be minor, but the new version holds a number of useful additions and improvements for Enterprise Architecture practitioners.

The three most notable improvements are:
- The addition of a value stream element
- The introduction of a directed notation for association
- Further formalization and refinement of the rules for deriving relationships

2019 has seen the launch of The Open Group’s TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 qualification. Real IRM prides itself as being the only service provider to offer this accredited course and credential in South Africa.

The credential is aimed at individuals who want to validate their knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams by applying them in the development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF ® Standard Version, 9.2.

The Open Group ArchiMate® Forum will make available the latest version of the ArchiMate Specification®, version 3.0, with a series of announcements and events to take place throughout the months of June and July.

The latest evolution has the following new features:

The ArchiMate 2.1 Specification and supporting materials were released today. ArchiMate 2.1 is a maintenance update to ArchiMate 2.0, addressing comments raised since the introduction of ArchiMate 2.0 in 2012.

The Open Group has announced their new Open FAIR Certification Program aimed at Risk Analysts. The certification program focuses on The Open Group Risk Taxonomy and Risk Analysis standards which have advanced the risk analysis profession by defining a standard taxonomy for risk, and by describing the process aspects of a rigorous risk analysis. 

In order to become certified, Risk Analysts must pass an Open FAIR certification exam which is currently available at Prometric Centres. Training courses will be delivered through an Open Group accredited channel. 

The Open Group announced that a new ArchiMate 2.0 Foundation certification exam is available through accredited training organizations and also at Prometric test centres around the world.

ArchiMate® certification is for architects who want an internationally recognised qualification to demonstrate their detailed knowledge and ability to apply ArchiMate 2.0. It is targeted at those individuals who require a deep understanding of ArchiMate® and/or are responsible for developing architecture artifacts using the language. The certification is also intended for architects wanting to introduce ArchiMate® into their architecture practices.

Course Instructors

Trainer - Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno is an information and data modelling expert with over 22 years of IT experience. Born and educated in Belgium, Bruno holds a Masters in Computer Science from the KULeuven, and is TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate 3 certified. Currently he serves as specialist trainer at Real IRM.

Trainer - Michael Payne

Michael Payne

Michael Payne is an IT professional who writes, speaks, lectures and consults on various IT-related topics. Currently, Michael works for Real IRM as a trainer and senior consultant. He presents various courses including TOGAF® 9 Level 1 & 2 training and the EA Bootcamp.

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The course helps to more closely link the disciplines of business analysis and technical implementation. It empowers analysts with a solid foundation in UML, and allows them to write UML specifications, without being drowned in technical detail.