About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code QAAMUA
Duration 3 Days

A critical skill that all IS/IT architects must have is the ability to communication architectural ideas in a formal way. At the same time, IS/IT architecting should be focused on capturing ideas, understanding concepts and the relationships between them. The ArchiMate® 2.1 Specification (published by The Open Group) has been designed to address both these requirements. It is a lightweight language based on UML, with capabilities of describing all layers of architecture, from Enterprise through to Technology.

This course leads to delegates becoming ArchiMate® Certified.

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Exam(s) included


No formal pre-requisites have been established. This is because there is a broad range of roles that can make use of this language:

  • Practicing Architects at all Layers: Business, Applications, Data and Technology/Infrastructure
  • Business Analysts and Modellers
  • System designers
  • Software engineers
  • Infrastructure engineers

Delegates will learn how to

  • The key objective of this course is to understand the ArchiMate® 2.1 specification, so that the language is understood, and can be used to describe architecture.
  • The course is NOT about learning how to be an architect.
  • Delegates will prepare for the combined Foundation and Certified exam taken at the end of the course.
  • The course provides a technical environment where delegates will learn how to use ArchiMate using a software tool.


  • Course Introduction
  • Basic Concepts and Definitions
  • Language Principles
  • Architecture Layers
  • Language Extensions
  • Relationships
  • Viewpoints
  • Adapting ArchiMate®; using ArchiMate® Tools; using with other Frameworks and Languages
  • Practical Exercise based on Case Study
  • Exercise Review
  • Exam


The exams for this course are hosted by Prometric and delivered on-line. QA are able to conduct the exam at the end of the course. If a course is held on client-site, delegates will be able to arrange to do the exam at an appropriate Prometric facility.

Specialist Course

3 Days



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