Enterprise and Solution Architect training calendar - dates, prices, details.

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“I can highly recommend Avancier Limited if you actually want to learn about Enterprise and Solution Architecture and not just pass the exam… a really enjoyable and informative course.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your teaching, the work itself and the time those two things gave me to think about what I am and am not doing properly at the moment.” Enterprise Architect

“Excellent course. I enjoyed every minute of it. Almost everything relevant to what I do every day. I'll make a post... that highlights the value it delivers. Great to meet you and thanks for an excellent week!”

 

ESA = practical training for professional Enterprise and Solution Architects.

·        ICESA = BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

·        PCESA = BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

TOGAF  = a weekend course for past ESA students studying to pass the TOGAF® exams.

AST = Architectural System Thinking,

 

Course title

Exam included

Price (ex VAT)

Duration

ESA

ICESA + PCESA

£2,199

One week

Terms, concepts, exercises and case study.

ESA part 1

ICESA only

£1,399

Two weekends

Focus on terms and concepts, with some exercises

ESA part 2

PCESA only

£890

One weekend

Focus on a case study.

TOGAF

 

£600

One weekend

For past ESA students preparing for TOGAF exams

AST

 

c£100 per delegate

One day tutorial

On system theory and systems thinking – request only

 

Which certificates, ESA and/or TOGAF?    Book a course place    No risk to you booking    Ask for a discount or information    Guidance for purchasers on positioning solution architecture

 

Calendar 2021

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1

Bank Holiday

 

Reserved

 

 

 

ESA    ICESA

1

2

 

 

Reserved

Bank Holiday

 

 

 

ESA    ICESA

2

3

 

 

Reserved

Bank Holiday

 

ESA part 2

 

ESA    ICESA

3

4

 

 

Reserved

 

 

PCESA exam

 

 

ESA    ICESA

4

5

 

 

Reserved

Bank Holiday

 

ESA part 1

 

 

 

ESA    PCESA

5

6

 

 

 

ESA part 1

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

Reserved

6

7

 

 

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

Reserved

7

8

 

Utrecht

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

Reserved

8

9

Utrecht

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

Reserved

9

10

Utrecht

 

 

 

ESA    PCESA

 

 

Reserved

10

11

Reserved

Utrecht

 

 

 

 

11

12

Reserved

Reserved

 

ESA part 1

ESA    ICESA

 

 

12

13

Reserved

ESA part 1

ESA part 2

Reserved

 

ICESA exam

ESA    ICESA

 

ESA part 2

13

14

Reserved

ESA part 1

PCESA exam

Reserved

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

PCESA exam

14

15

Reserved

 

Reserved

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

15

16

ESA part 2

 

Reserved

 

 

ESA    PCESA

ESA part 1

 

 

16

17

PCESA exam

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

ESA part 1

 

 

17

18

 

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

 

18

19

 

 

 

ESA    ICESA

 

 

 

 

19

20

 

ESA part 1

ESA    ICESA

 

 

Reserved

TOGAF

 

20

21

 

ICESA exam

ESA    PCESA

Zagreb

 

Reserved

TOGAF

 

21

22

 

ESA    ICESA

Zagreb

 

Reserved

Reserved

22

23

ESA    ICESA

 

Zagreb

 

Reserved

ESA part 1

Reserved

23

24

ESA    ICESA

Zagreb

Reserved

ICESA exam

Reserved

24

25

ESA    ICESA

 

ESA    ICESA

 

Reserved

25

26

ESA    ICESA

ESA    PCESA

 

TOGAF

Reserved

 

Reserved

26

27

ESA    ICESA

TOGAF

Reserved

 

Bank holiday

27

28

ESA    ICESA

 

Reserved

 

Bank holiday

28

29

ESA    PCESA

 

 

 

 

Reserved

 

 

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved

Bank holiday

 

 

30

31

 

 

 

Bank Holiday

 

 

 

 

31

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

UK venues for public courses: New Malden, Epsom or elsewhere in the London area. Other venues: Utrecht, Zagreb, and onsite for private courses.

Call 07711 884412 for information you cannot find on this web site about public or private courses.

 

ESA course variations

 

ESA course – one week – with certification

This course includes class exercises, case study work and formal examinations

Monday

ARCHITECTURE & ARCHITECTS

Architects and systems

Components and layers

Architecture terms and concepts

Enterprise & solution architect roles

CONTEXT & MOTIVATION

Principles

Scoping

Stakeholders and concerns

Goals and requirements

FRAMEWORKS & METHODOLOGY

Architecture processes

Architecture products

Architecture reference models

Tuesday

BUSINESS DOMAIN

Human activity systems

Functions/Capabilities

Processes/Scenarios

DATA DOMAIN

Data at rest - in stores

Data in motion - in flows

Data quality and interoperation

SOFTWARE DOMAIN

Modularity and decoupling

Design patterns

Interoperation & comm. styles

Wednesday

APPLICATIONS DOMAIN

Application services

Applications architecture

Integration tools and patterns

DESIGN FOR QUALITIES

Performance, availability,

recoverability, integrity,

security, etc. 

INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY

Cloud computing

Network concepts

Solution technology definition

Thursday

Revision and exam preparation

Intermediate examination

Practitioner exam preparation

Friday

MIGRATION PLANNING

Migration path

Business case

The agile mindset

IMPLEMENTATION & GOVERNANCE

Waterfall / Iterative / Agile delivery

Change management

Governance

Practitioner examination

 

ESA course for private customers – 4 days - without certification

This concludes after lunch on the 4th day with an informal examination based on the case study. Variations can be arranged.

Day 1

ARCHITECTURE & ARCHITECTS

Architects and systems

Components and layers

Architecture terms and concepts

Enterprise & solution architect roles

CONTEXT & MOTIVATION

Principles

Scoping

Stakeholders and concerns

Goals and requirements

FRAMEWORKS & METHODOLOGY

Architecture processes

Architecture products

Architecture reference models

Day 2

BUSINESS DOMAIN

Business activity systems

Functions/capabilities

Processes/value streams

DATA DOMAIN

Data at rest - in stores

Data in motion - in flows

Data quality and interoperation

SOFTWARE DOMAIN

Modularity and decoupling

Design patterns

Interoperation & comm. styles

Day 3 and 4

APPLICATIONS DOMAIN

Application services

Applications architecture

Integration tools and patterns

Microservices

DESIGN FOR QUALITIES

Performance, availability,

recoverability, integrity,

security, etc. 

Solution technology definition

MIGRATION PLANNING

Migration path

Business case

The agile mindset

Informal examination

Courses outside the UK

Course delivery: £1,100 per tutor day + £520 for each delegate over 4.

The customer will print the course manuals from PDF documents provided.

 

If the customer pays for tutor flights from/to London, transport from/to the airport, and nights in a hotel with dinners, then Avancier will charge no expense.

Else, a fixed expense amount must be agreed (e.g. £1,000).

 

The tutor expects to arrive late evening before the course (c22.00) and leave early evening (c18.00) on the last day of the course.

Other prices that are hopefully not applicable:

+ £500 for leaving home before midday on the day before the course.

+ £500 for returning home the day after the course.

+ any taxes that apply.

No risk to you (your money is safe) booking

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.              

More feedback

“For me, spot on” Architect”.

“I can highly recommend Avancier Limited if you actually want to learn about Enterprise and Solution Architecture and not just pass the exam. Graham Berrisford delivered a really enjoyable and informative course.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your teaching, the work itself and the time those two things gave me to think about what I am and am not doing properly at the moment.” Enterprise Architect

“Excellent course. I enjoyed every minute of it. Almost everything relevant to what I do every day. I'll make a post... that highlights the value it delivers. Great to meet you and thanks for an excellent week!”

“Whereas TOGAF training is abstract, your ESA training fleshes it out with concrete guidance on techniques and artifacts. Much was new to me, well beyond what I learned when studying for TOGAF. The training is more intense – it teaches very useful stuff, as well as covering the reference model for the exams. Internal training tends to focus on our core domain and job role (e.g. I never see Business Architecture). This training is much broader and develops knowledge and skills across all the domains of Solution & Enterprise Architecture. It will be a huge benefit to me when working on future projects.” IBM Infrastructure architect

A great course with the content brought alive by the depth of knowledge and understanding of the tutor which made it far more meaningful and easier to learn - and I certainly achieved my objective of bringing together my understanding into a coherent picture of the work and role. Do quote me!”

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

“The course was very interesting and it is what I needed. I found it very professional and it will help in my future career.”

“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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