Enterprise and Solution Architect Training 2023

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“The most inspiring and useful course I have been on” Architect.

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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!”

 

Courses, certificates, prices and durations

All courses add value beyond the examination syllabus.

The Foundation and Practitioner courses include some elements of the Intermediate course.

People who attend the Intermediate course need attend only the last day of the Practitioner course, for £400.

 

Course title

Mode

Price (ex VAT)

Days

Professional architect training courses

Foundation

On-line

£1,199

3

BCS Architecture Concepts and Domains certificate (details here)

Intermediate

On-line

£899

3

Architect processes, principles and patterns (formerly ICESA)

Practitioner

On-line

£1,199

3

BCS Practitioner certificate: case study based.

Combined F & P

Classroom

£1,999

5

Combination of Foundation and Practitioner courses (details here)

TOGAF

By agreement

By agreement

4

Private courses only (“Thank so much for the wisdom you imparted”)

 

Training to industry certificates

Combined F &P: includes both BCS exam fees and completion of the examinations within this classroom course.

 

These two on-line courses include BCS exam fees and registration to sit the on-line examination after the course.

Foundation: To Foundation-level BCS Professional Certificate in Architecture Concepts and Domains.

Practitioner: To Practitioner-level BCS Professional Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

 

TOGAF: To Level 1 and 2 Certificates in The Open Group Architecture Framework.

This course does not include examination fees or examinations, which candidates book when they choose to.

 

Calendar 2023

Book a course place   

For public course dates see the calendar below. Private courses are arranged on request. On-line courses are prefaced Zoom.

 

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Guidance for purchasers on positioning solution architecture

Click here for details of private-only Zoom-delivered training without BCS exams

 

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.

 

Course structures

 

Foundation course – adds value to the BCS syllabus.

Monday

1 FUNDAMENTALS

Levels and domains

Business case.

Drivers

Stakeholder management

STANDARDS AND FRAMEWORKS

Relevant frameworks

Architecture description.

Professional standards

2 BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and activities

Business structure and behavior

Tuesday

4 DATA ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and activities

Data v information

Data structures

3 APPLICATIONS ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and activities

Use and behavior

Cross-reference grids

Kinds of application

5 INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and Activities

 

1 FUNDAMENTALS

Gap analysis

Governance, risk and compliance

Wednesday

6 SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

Meaning, objectives

Artefacts and activities

Software modeling

7 SECURITY ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and activities

Standards

Data and app security

8 SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE

Meaning and objectives

Artefacts and activities

Solution requirements

Solution architecture lifecycle

After the course

On-line BCS examination

 

3-day Intermediate course – deeper theory and practice; processes, principles and patterns

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

Business activity systems

Functions/capabilities

Processes/value streams

DATA DOMAIN

Data at rest - in stores

Data in motion - in flows

Data qualities and interoperation

SOFTWARE DOMAIN

Modularity and decoupling

Interoperation & communication styles

Microservices and design patterns

Wednesday

APPLICATIONS DOMAIN

Application services

Applications architecture

Integration tools and patterns

DESIGN FOR QUALITIES

Performance, availability,

recoverability, integrity, security, etc. 

Solution technology definition

MIGRATION PLANNING

Migration path

Business case

The agile mindset

 

Practitioner course – case study based - adds value to the BCS syllabus.

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

Business activity systems

Functions/capabilities

Processes/value streams

DATA DOMAIN

Data at rest - in stores

Data in motion - in flows

Data qualities and interoperation

SOFTWARE DOMAIN

Modularity and decoupling

Interoperation & communication styles

Microservices and design patterns

Wednesday

APPLICATIONS DOMAIN

Application services

Applications architecture

Integration tools and patterns

DESIGN FOR QUALITIES

Performance, availability,

recoverability, integrity, security, etc. 

Solution technology definition

MIGRATION PLANNING

Migration path

Business case

The agile mindset

After the course

On-line BCS 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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