The Open Group Credentials

Printer-friendly version

Credentials are an addition to The Open Group Certification program for small amounts of learning (3 hours upwards). They lead to the award of an Open Badge. We expect credentials to be developed for a number of topic areas. Initially, knowledge-based credentials are being developed. In the future, it may be possible to build certifications from related sets of credentials.

TOGAF® Essentials 2018

The first credential to be introduced is TOGAF Essentials 2018.

TOGAF Esdentials 2018 image

This credential leads to an Open Badge to indicate that an individual has knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the TOGAF Body of Knowledge in 2018, including the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and the TOGAF Library.

Read the TOGAF Essentials 2018 fact sheet for more information.

This credential is required for trainers to be authorized to deliver Accredited Training Courses based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

Courses leading to the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential are now available from The Open Group TOGAF 9 accredited training course providers. Check the register here and look for the credential badge. If you are an existing Accredited Training Course provider and would like to offer this credential course see here.

Details of the Credential Definition and the Conformance Requirements are available from The Open Group Library.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q. What does the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential cover?
A. A summary fact sheet is available. The Conformance Requirements are available for download from The Open Group Library.

Q. What is the target audience for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. This credential is required for trainers to be authorized to deliver Accredited Training Courses based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2. It is also targeted at individuals who want to show they have up-to-date knowledge of the TOGAF Body of Knowledge.

Q. What is required to earn the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. Applicants are required to be TOGAF 9 Certified (TOGAF 9 Level 2). They need to attend an accredited TOGAF Essentials 2018 course to complete the mandatory three hours training. After completion of training they need to pass the TOGAF Essentials 2018 assessment.

Q. Can I self-study for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential?
A. No, the conformance requirements state that three hours of mandatory training are required. This can only be obtained by attending an accredited training course.

Q. How do I take the assessment after completing my training?
A. The assessment for TOGAF Essentials 2018 is internet based, and accredited training course providers  submit your details to The Open Group, who will then send an email invitation for you to take the assessment. The assessment includes both a Practice assessment , which has to be passed, and a live assessment.

Q. If I become TOGAF 9 Certified after attending a 9.2 based accredited course, do I still need to attend a TOGAF Essentials 2018 accredited course in order to take the assessement and obtain the credential?
A. Yes, only an accredited TOGAF Essentials 2018 course meets the requirements. The syllabuses are different, with the credential focussing on the 2018 changes in detail and the Body of Knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Assessment

Q. How long will it take for a student to receive the invitation?
A. Once payment is received and the list of candidate IDs validated, candidate details are loaded to the assessment system within 3 business days.
Candidates will then receive an invitation to a practice assessment. Once they pass the practice assessment they will receive an invitation for the live assessment usually within 1 business day.

Q. How long are the invitations valid for?
A. The assessment invitations are valid for at least 60 days.

Q. In case a student fails the assessment, can he/she retake it for free?
A. Yes , two free retakes are available for the live assessment.
There are unlimited retakes for the practice until the candidate passes.

Q. After a student completes the assessment, how long does it take The Open Group to notify the student for his/her credential?
A. The assessment system displays the results immediately. The credential badge is issued within 6 working days (badges are issued once per week)