NICF- Enterprise Architecture Practicum - AOP


An enterprise architect links the business mission, strategy and processes of an organisation to its IT and presents how the current and future needs of an organisation will be met in an efficient and agile manner. ISS is pleased to offer the Enterprise Architecture (EA) Assessment Only Pathway (AOP) to allow participants who have the experience of developing and implementing an organisation’s EA blueprint to attain the Specialist Diploma in Enterprise Architecture. Participants have to successfully complete the NICF- Certified Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Course (conducted over 3 weeks) and obtain all the 8 NICF EA Statements of Attainment (SOAs) before applying for the AOP. This AOP can be self or company-sponsored.

The assessment only pathway (AOP) is for participant who satisfies the following criteria:

  1. Completed NICF- Certified Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Course and obtained the 8 NICF EA SOAs.
  2. Completed an EA for their organisation.

For AOP, the participant will have to:

  1. Complete the Self Evaluation Checklist to determine whether he or she fulfills the requirements
  2. Apply for AOP and provide evidence of completed enterprise architecture (blueprint) and supervisor of the project

The AOP recognises participants who have adopted and mastered EA in the context of their organisations. The qualification will be awarded to EA practitioners to recognise their ability to apply EA skills, knowledge and experience in the context of their organisation’s EA.

This course is on demand only. Please email us for enquiries. To register, please kindly email

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Duration 1 day
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Enquiry Please contact Ms. Sherlyn LIM at tel: 65165777 or email for more details.

Key Takeaways

At the end of the practicum, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of EA skills, knowledge and experience in the context of their organisation’s EA

Who Should Attend

The qualification is targeted at EA practitioners to recognise their ability to apply EA skills, knowledge and experience in the context of their organisation’s EA.


  • University graduate with at least four years of working experience as an IT developer, IT designer, IT architect or IT project manager
  • Non-university graduate with at least six years of working experience as an IT developer, IT designer, IT architect or IT project manager
  • Maturity and potential to take on technology leadership roles in their respective organisations and professions
  • Have already attained the 8 NICF EA Competency Units
  • Have ready an organisation EA project of five months duration for his or her organisation

Fees & Funding

International Participants

S'poreans (below 40 years old)/ PRs (of any age)

AOP fee (inclusive of 7% GST)



1Fee is after funding from SSG

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll and up to 70% SSG funding of the course fee is available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit for full details.


Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: End of practicum
  • Passing Criteria: Achieve above 50% for assessment
  • Assessment Method: Presentation and report

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-CIO-405S-1 Select new technology models for business
  • IT-CIO-506S-1 Align the IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on the course assessment process.

Preparing for Your Course

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.


Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

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In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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