NICF-Specialist Diploma in Enterprise Architecture

Overview

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 Specialist Diploma in Enterprise Architecture to equip practitioners with in-depth knowledge and best practices in Enterprise Architecture (EA).

The Specialist Diploma is made up of two parts:

A participant has to successfully complete Part A and obtain all the 8 NICF EA Statements of Attainment (SOAs) before embarking on the practicum (20 weeks).

The specialist diploma combines formal practice-based education with a customised practicum. The customised practicum allows participants to adopt, learn and master EA in the context of their organisation. It is designed to validate the existence of those qualities and skills in a participant which enable the effective practice of EA. As such, the programme is skills, knowledge and experience-based and goes beyond validating the mastery of any specific EA knowledge base.

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.
  • NICF-Specialist Diploma in Enterprise Architecture
  • NICF-Specialist Diploma in Enterprise Architecture

Enquiry

Please contact Ms. Sherlyn LIM at tel: 65165777 or email for more details.

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This course is part of the IT Planning, Governance & Enterprise Architecture Series offered by NUS-ISS.

Course Details

  • Key Takeaways
  • Who Should Attend
  • What Will Be Covered
  • Fees & Funding
  • Certificate
  • Preparing for Your Course
PART A
(7-day NICF-Certified Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Course

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

 

  • Understand the importance of Enterprise Architecture as a strategic value driver
  • Integrate business processes into strategy formulation
  • Develop business processes to meet business goals and provide competitive differentiation
  • Understand Enterprise Architecture development process, and use it to influence the business cycle
  • Identify enabling IT architecture required to implement core organisational business processes
  • Design good governance mechanisms to facilitate architecture driven approach
  • Initiate EA adoption and sustenance in your organizations and promote the value and need for EA

PART B
(Enterprise Architecture (EA) Practicum or Assessment Only Pathway)

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

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


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.

Pre-requisites

  • 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

PART A
The course covers the four key architectures that impact the organisation’s Enterprise Architecture, namely Business Architecture, Data/Information Architecture, Application Architecture and Technology Architecture. Participants will be taught The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®).

Other areas of EA covered in the course include:

  • Foundations of EA
  • Architecture lifecycle & development methodology
  • Architectural patterns & principles
  • Architecture vision
  • Business architecture
  • Data/Information architecture
  • Application architecture
  • Technology architecture
  • Architecture governance & management
  • Architecture requirements & change management
  • EA & relationship to service oriented architecture

The course also covers many new features including:

  • Architecture partitioning
  • Content framework and meta model
  • Capability based planning
  • Business transformation readiness assessment
  • Using TOGAF to develop security architectures
  • Architecture repository
  • Using TOGAF to develop service oriented architectures
  • Risk management

PART B: Practicum Structure
Part B of the programme consists of an Enterprise Architecture Practicum to allow participants to apply the EA knowledge and best practices in a company project. This Practicum can be self or company-sponsored, as long as there is a company project.

The Enterprise Architecture Practicum must be completed within 20 weeks and includes a 5.5 days of mentoring contact with ISS lecturers. The Practicum dates are open and flexible, and will be agreed mutually between the lecturer(s) and participant. The sessions can be held on-site at ISS or off-site at the participant’s company. 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 embarking on the practicum (20 weeks).

The customised practicum allows participants to adopt, learn and master EA in the context of their organisation. The qualification will be awarded to EA practitioners to recognise their ability to apply EA skills, knowledge and experience in such context.

Pre-requisites

  • Participants must have already attained the 8 NICF EA Competency Units
  • Participants must have ready an organisation EA project of five months duration for his/her organisation

Practicum Dates
Practicum dates are open and agreed between participants and instructor(s).

Registration for Practicum Only
Please contact Liong Wai Loon at tel: 6516-8554 or email: wailoon@nus.edu.sg for more details.


NCIF - Specialist Diploma in Entrerprise Architecture Note:
1.  The practicum comprises of 3 mandatory areas (a) Strategic Intent & Business Priorities; (b) Architecture Scoping, Visioning & Initiation; and (c) Architecture Governance & Management AND any one of the four architecture areas – Business Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture or Technology Architecture
2.  11 sessions of 5.5 days (mentoring sessions by ISS lecturers with participants)


The practicum comprises of three mandatory areas:

  • Strategic Intent and Business Priorities
  • Architecture Scoping, Visioning and Initiation
  • Architecture Governance and Management

AND any one of the four architecture areas:

  • Business Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Technology Architecture

Format

PART A
There will be a combination of lectures and workshops. Workshops and projects are specially designed for participants to apply the knowledge and skills gained in developing an Enterprise Architecture blueprint.

PART B
Mentoring sessionswith our subject matter experts help address adoption challenges and stimulate innovative ideas OR submission of EA project and report for assessment.

International Participants

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

Course fee

S$4943.40

S$1483.021

TOGAF 9 Combined Part 1 and 2 examination

S$720.32

S$720.322

Pathway 1: Practicum fee

S$5885

S$1765.501

Pathway 2: Assessment Only Pathway (AOP)

S$2140

S$1872.501

Total nett course fee payable

S$11548.72 (Pathway 1)

S$7803.72 (Pathway 2)

S$3968.84 (Pathway 1)

S$4075.84 (Pathway 2)

  • 1Fee is after funding from SSG
  • 2Up to 70% CITREP+ funding for Professionals (Singaporeans and Singapore PRs) and 100% CITREP+ funding for Students / NSF (Singaporeans) is available for the net payable exam fee

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 www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.


CITREP+ Endorsement

CITREP+

CITREP+ supports:

  • up to 70% of the exam fees, capped at $500 (exam only) per trainee for Professionals
  • up to 100% of the exam fees, capped at $500 (exam only) per trainee for Students and/or Full-Time National Service (NSF). For more details, please refer to CITREP+ Claim Application Guide

Funding support is eligible for Singapore citizens and Singapore PRs (with effect from 1 August 2017). Valid for examinations commencing on or before 31 March 2018. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.imda.gov.sg/citrep for full details.


MR code: CITREP+/FY17/MR/17-06/711

Certificate of Completion

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

WSQ Assessment

PART A

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: End of the course
  • Passing Criteria: Achieve above 50% for assessment and workshops
  • Assessment Method: Assessment and workshops

PART B

  • 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.

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WIFI Access

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

Venue

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

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

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 isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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