Tonex makes $6.7 million donation to EA Center

enterprise architecture certification

The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has received a donation valued at $6.7 million from Tonex. a company that provides training and consulting services to a wide variety of industries. The donations will support curricular development in the field of enterprise architecture at IST.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop a solid understanding of Enterprise Architecture in terms of application
  • More effectively champion the need for Enterprise Architecture cross-functional activities
  • More effectively champion the value of TOGAF, 4+1, Zachman, FEAF, TM Forum’s Frameworx, and 4+1 in developing specific strategies and measuring their impact
  • More effectively realize the value of TOGAF, 4+1, TM Forum in developing specific strategies and measuring their impact

Who Should Participate

  • Professionals who desire to add more structure to the way they solve enterprise architecture problems

Duration, Time Requirement and Method of Delivery

  • 4 days
  • Delivery Method: Classroom (face-to-face)
  1. Course Objectives
  2. Introduction
    1. Architects
    2. What is Architecture?
    3. Concepts behind Architecting
    4. Architecture and Architecting
    5. Why, How, When on Architecting
    6. Architecture in the Context
    7. Architecture Domains
    8. Architectural Challenges
    9. Concepts behind Architecture Frameworks
  3. Concepts behind Enterprise Architecture (EA)
    1. Architecture Frameworks and EA
    2. Architecture Principles and Practices
    3. AS-IS vs. TO-BE Architecture
    4. Concepts behind Gap Analysis
    5. Business and IT/Technology Alignment Issues
    6. The Framework Dilemma
    7. Types of Architecture Frameworks
    8. TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
    9. 4+1 View Model
    10. TM Forum Framework
    11. Zachman Framework
    12. Differences between Frameworks
    13. Frameworks that Follow a Process Approach
  1. Organizational Transformation through the Business, Information, Process, and Technology
    1. EA and its role in the management of Organizational Business Transformation
    2. Applying the Architecture?
    3. Architecture as a Product
    4. Architecture as a Practice
    5. Enterprise Architectures in Telecoms
    6. Architectural Processes
    7. Architecting Governance
    8. Architectural Patterns
  2. What is a Model?
    1. Typical Kinds of Model
    2. Business Process Model
    3. Business Information Model
    4. System requirements Model
    5. System Design Model
    6. Data model
    7. What is Architecture Driven Modernization?
    8. Business Architecture
    9. System Architecture
    10. Technical Architecture
    11. System Implementation
    12. The development of architecture documentation and models
    13. The IEEE 1471-2000 and Archimate framework
  3. IT Centric Architects vs. Network Centric Architects
    1. The drivers of the Reference Architecture are Reference Architecture Goals, Principles, and
    2. Strategies, Vision, Objectives, and Principles
    3. Enterprise Architecture (EA)
    4. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    5. Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
    6. Architecture Driven Modernization
    7. Frameworks Guiding Telco Architecture Development
    8. Telco Reference Architecture and needed Architectural Information
    9. Enterprise Vision and Telecom Transformation
    10. Drivers of Telco Reference Architecture
    11. Common pitfalls for Telecom Service Providers
    12. Consistent Architectural Best Practices
  4. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
    1. Concepts behind TOGAF
    2. TOGAF Organizations in the Development of Enterprise Architecture
    3. Establishing and Maintaining an Enterprise Architecture Capability
    4. TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)
    5. Architecture Deliverables
    6. Artifacts, and Building Blocks
    7. Architecture Principles
    8. Enterprise Continuum
    9. Architecture Repository
  5. Concepts behind TM Forum Framework
    1. Frameworx – An Introduction
    2. The Business Process Framework (eTOM)
    3. The Information Framework (SID)
    4. The Application Framework (TAM)
    5. The Integration Framework
    6. Metrics & TM Forum Best Practices
    7. The Frameworks & Customer Experience Management
  6. 4+1 View Model
    1. Conceptual vs. Physical
    2. Logical View (Functionality)
    3. Implementation View (Configuration Management)
    4. Deployment View
    5. Process View (Performance Scalability and Throughput)
    6. Scenarios
    7. Correspondence between views
  7. Case Study 1 – Architecture Transformation for a Telecom Service Provider
    1. Capability for Comparisons and Gap Analysis using Industry Frameworks
    2. Common Understanding of Stakeholders and Their Needs Across Organization
    3. Challenges of the Architecture in a Telecom Service Provider Environment
    4. 3GPP overview and typical architectures for a Telecom Operator.
    5. Network Transformation Challenges
    6. Business and Operation Support Systems Challenges
    7. Dealing with Challenges of the Architecture
  8. Case Work 1 (Workshop)- Applying Architecture Transformation and       Your Architecture Challenges
    1. Define and describe a current architectural challenge
    2. Assess strategic, operational and tactical aspects of the architecture
    3. Stakeholders and value of information and expertise
    4. Cross-domain sharing of information and expertise
    5. Information/knowledge sharing and mission objectives
    6. Identify key misalignments in the existing Architecture
    7. Assess the major issues/impediments that give rise to these misalignments
    8. Develop solutions to address gaps, caused by misalignments, in the enterprise design
    9. Create options and metrics to assure enterprise value delivery of information and knowledge/expertise

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