Enterprise and Solution Architecture training & certification, methods & resources

“The most comprehensive and coherent resources I have found”  “A first-class site… the wealth of information is unsurpassed”.

“I read and regularly refer to [your web site]… it’s way beyond any other EA/system engineering/human factors/systems theory resource.”


A content-rich site, more than 20 years’ work, 300 documents and slide shows. 

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Architect training and certification

“best and most relevant all round architect courses”  

help you use TOGAF and other frameworks.”


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BCS and/or TOGAF?    Global operations

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“Your course is brilliant I would recommend it to anyone.” Solution Architect

“Thank you. It was amazing how [the training] helped me understand architecture terms and concepts. I have started to put into practice some lessons learned and look forward to the practitioner course soon.”

I really enjoyed your course and [have since] found the material you presented very useful.” Solutions Architect

"explains what others (TOGAF, CMU…) leave obscure."

“Really good and provided me with new views on EA and SA – one of the best trainings I attended.” Enterprise Architect

“Your exam preparation really useful (a key objective for me).” Consultant

One of the few people I know who can articulate this area and subject in an understandable format.” Consultant

 “It is amazing how my conversations have changed! On Monday I had three conversations that [made me] realise the positive effect the course has had… many things I now understand that I had only the smallest glimmer of before.” Infrastructure architect.

 “An intensive course, covering the end-to-end of enterprise and solution architecture, from a tutor with a clear in depth knowledge and experience of his subject matter. A ‘must’ for all technologists, not just architects, it provides the structure of what all of us do on a day to day basis, business, data, systems and technology.” Solution architect

thank you for an interesting and stimulating course. It covered a lot of what I was expecting and more, and opened my eyes to architecture questions and concerns I need to be more familiar with.... Your anecdotes and examples helped make what is often a dry subject more interesting... [it] really helped me to grab the fundamentals of what it takes to be an Enterprise Architect.” Business intelligence architect

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“Incredibly good. I and a good chunk of the team use it a hell of a lot.” EA.

“I stand in awe. A wealth of information and knowledge” Technical architect.

"I have spent the last hour and a half on your website and wow!!!! It is a repository explaining so very many things MANY people ought to know and understand like clearer definitions of roles and general expectations of people who have (or claim) to be certain things."

“Lots of good stuff here – thanks” Senior Managing Consultant  

"everything else I read on EA is mostly confused and confusing. Can’t anyone else… address the issues you raise and recognise the importance of what you’re saying?”

Avancier Methods (AM)

“More sensible, realistic, and practical than anything else out there – so much more understandable and conceptually consistent!” 

In a word, actionable [cf. other frameworks]”

“AM is end-to-end useful.


AM extra

Avancier Methods - introduction

AM process overview

AM products and techniques  *

AM architecture reference model  *

Enterprise architecture roles and realities  *

Software architecture principles and patterns  *

Architecture terms and concepts

Enterprise & Solution Architecture 

Building Blocks and Services (also value chains and streams)

Architecture and Design

TOGAF and ArchiMate and more

TOGAF® ArchiMate® are registered trademarks of The Open Group

TOGAF to ArchiMate mapping table - and slide show

TOGAF uses of abstraction  >  TOGAF metaphysics

TOGAF and ArchiMate – summaries and detailed analysis

Theory and Philosophy for system architects

System theory for enterprise and business architects 

Complexity, agility and adaptive architecture

Human factors in management hierarchies

Rules and patterns in entity and event models


 “Great site and great work!”   “There’s a lot of really useful stuff there.”   “Very well done and very helpful. Thank you.”   “Your website has some really helpful resources.”   “…good…helpful resources. Keep up the great work.”   “A feather in your cap… job well done. Informative and concise”   “Very impressive… as informative as it is comprehensive.”   “Comprehensive, clear and very well written, a significant contribution to the development of enterprise architecture.” Technical consultant    “A great asset to understanding of architecture, methodologies and many other things.” Correspondent   helps me realise where IT currently sits in the world, where it could sit, and where it really, really should sit.”

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Why choose Avancier Training?

BCS professional certificates in enterprise and solution architecture? Avancier are the premier training provider.

TOGAF? Nearly 1,000 people taught since 2007.

ArchiMate? Customers ask us to advise them on practical use of modelling languages and tools.

We never cancel a course place and date you have paid for – unless you ask us to.

We refund money in full if you cancel more than five days before a course.

We offer free retraining to anybody who fails an exam.

Payment is due a week before the course, or on booking within ten days of the course start date.

After you have paid, our policies protect you from the dodgy practices of some other training providers.

If others drop out and the class size reduces to one, then we offer you three options: a) go ahead with a 1-to-1 course, b) join a future course  c) full money back immediately.



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