E-learning ArchiMate® 3 BRIDGING

4PA’s ArchiMate 3 Bridging course is a self-paced, intuitive and engaging course that allows both individuals and teams to build on their existing knowledge of ArchiMate 2.1 and gain an understanding of the specification changes that ArchiMate 3 delivers.

Learners are able to complete the course and sit the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner exam, enabling them to deploy the full ArchiMate 3 specification in an architecture practice, and with an industry-recognized qualification that proves their detailed knowledge and understanding.

Why you Should Take This Course?

This course is ideal for individuals or teams currently certified in v2.1 who wish to update their certification to the ArchiMate v3 standard.

Like ArchiMate 2, ArchiMate 3 is a comprehensive modeling language that allows architects to create commonly understood and integrated visualizations of the essential enterprise architecture domains.

Browse the course syllabus for a full module by module breakdown of what’s included.

The course offers 6 months of access, allowing the candidate to design their own study schedule. Also included is a free exam voucher.

This course is based on the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner syllabus with a focus on outlining the improvements from the 2.1 standard. ArchiMate terms are explained in detail for your benefit and are supported with examples.

Completing this course leads to a thorough knowledge of the terminology, structure and concepts of the ArchiMate 3 Specification, and places the candidate in a position to succeed at the ArchiMate 3 Bridging exam (included with the course).

Why Study ArchiMate Bridging With 4PA?

4PA is an accredited global training provider for ArchiMate. The course is accredited by The Open Group and meets all of the learning requirements required for ArchiMate 3.0 certification.

4PA is :

  • A Leading Training & Consulting Organization
  • Accredited by various principals
  • World-wide presence and delivery models
  • Unique, but proven,knowledge transfer and validation techniques
  • Adds great value to the Organizations
  • Result oriented approach

The Benefits of eLearning:

  • All 4PA courses run entirely over the web and have been carefully designed to provide the most comprehensive, interactive and flexible learning experience available. Study when it suits you – at home, at work or on the move.

  • This online training course uses the latest technology to provide students with an interactive and visual learning experience. The course includes audio and video tutorials, interactive lessons and quizzes.

  • The course prepares you for certification by providing in-built practice exams. You can also develop your practical ArchiMate modeling skills with a series of practical exercises set to you by the course.

  • All you need is a laptop and an internet connection. Not only is this course a more flexible, time-convenient alternative to classroom or web-based training, it is a much more cost-effective and scalable training solution.

  • Our online training courses are designed with mobility and accessibility in mind. You can access your training from any desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

Published as an Open Group Standard in June 2016, the ArchiMate 3 specification is a major update to ArchiMate 2.1

Like ArchiMate 2.1, ArchiMate 3 is a comprehensive modeling language that allows architects to create commonly understood and integrated visualizations of the essential enterprise architecture domains.

New features in version 3 include:

  • New concepts – Strategy and Motivation

  • New entities – Application, Technology and Implementation layers

  • Better ways to connect planning with implementation

  • Improvements in cross-layer relationships

  • New ‘Physical’ layer

  • Improvements in the viewpoints definition mechanism

What is the ArchiMate 3 Specification?

The ArchiMate Specification is an Open Group Standard supported by many consulting firms and tool vendors. ArchiMate is a modeling language for enterprise architecture, allowing enterprise architects to visualize, analyze, and describe the relationships among architecture domains with clarity and confidence.

Like an architect’s drawing in classic building construction that describes materials, component parts and their relationships, the ArchiMate Specification offers a means of describing the construction and operation of business services.

As a common modeling language, ArchiMate enables stakeholders to design, assess and communicate the consequences of design changes within and between domains such as IT systems, information flows and technical and physical infrastructure.

This course comprehensively covers the improvements made in the ArchiMate® 3 modeling language and how it can be practically applied when creating enterprise architecture models.

Students who have taken this course will have met all of the learning requirements required for ArchiMate 3 Certification.

Full Details of our ArchiMate 3 Bridging Course:

Browse the contents of this eLearning course by clicking on a module title below that you would like to know more about. Visit our exams page to find out more about sitting the ArchiMate 3.0 Practitioner exam.

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Definitions

  • In this opening module we look at a more detailed examination of the ArchiMate 3 standard before new concepts and definitions are explained and commonly understood.

Module 2: Language Structure for the ArchiMate Standard

  • In this module we take a look at the ArchiMate Standard’s design considerations and to-level language structure before moving on to the layers and framework.

    We will also cover studies of abstraction, concepts and notations, nesting, use of color and notation cues.

Module 3: Generic Metamodel and Relationships

  • This module reintroduces the ArchiMate Metamodel and identifies the improvements made in relation to version 2.1.

    The module is completed by going on to define the core set of relationships and their classifications as defined in ArchiMate 3.

Module 4: Motivation and Strategy Modeling

  • In Module Four, “Motivation and Strategy Modeling”, we begin by looking at the motivation elements, which are used to model the motivations, or reasons, that guide the design or change of Enterprise Architecture.

    This module will then look at existing elements before highlighting new elements, including value and meaning, formerly of the Business Layer, and outcome.

    We will then turn our attention to the strategy elements, namely resource, capability and course action, and explore their relationship with the core and motivation elements.

Module 5: The Business, Application and Technology Layers

  • In this module we will explore the elements that make up the three layers in the ArchiMate framework.

    The purpose of this module is to highlight the new and changed elements in the business, application and technology layers in ArchiMate 3, and to help you gain a better understanding of how entities within each layer can be used in practice modeling situations.

Module 6: The Physical Elements

  • In Module Six, we explore the new physical elements in ArchiMate 3 and look at how they support the modeling of physical equipment, materials and distribution networks to the technology layer.

Module 7: Cross-layer Modeling

  • A central issue in Enterprise Architecture is the alignment of business and IT.

    This module describes the relationships that the ArchiMate language offers to model the link between business, applications, and technology, and serves to explain the cross-later serving and realization relationships.

Module 8: Implementation, Migration, Views and Viewpoints

  • In this module we will investigate the Implementation and Migration elements and modeling as defined in the new release of the standard.

    We will then go on to explain the viewpoint mechanism concepts and structure in the ArchiMate 3 standard.

Module 9: Language Customization Mechanics

  • The final module is devoted to the customization mechanisms in the ArchiMate 3 standard.

    This module has changed title from ‘Language Extension Mechanisms’, which was used in the 2.1 standard. It was decided to rename this chapter since customization mechanisms do not actually extend the language.

    We will look at how language can support more specific purposes without burdening it with additional material.

When you have completed the ArchiMate 3 Bridging eLearning course, you should start your preparations for the exam, which is available to take through Pearson Vue, at a testing center in your region.

Certification in the ArchiMate Bridging course requires you to pass two sections. The first section is a multiple choice exam consisting of 20 questions. The second section consists of four complex scenario questions, with gradient scoring.

After passing the exam you will upgrade to a certified ArchiMate 3 Practitioner!

What you Need to Know About the Exam:

Pearson Vue are the authorized providers of exams for TOGAF, IT4IT and ArchiMate certification, and host exams worldwide through a network of test centers.

When you feel ready to sit the exam, just contact support or give us a call. The exam voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and must be claimed within 12 months of first course access.

ArchiMate® 3 Advanced Bridge Exam (OGA-3AB)

  • The pass-rate for the exam is 65%: you must get 26 out of 40 questions correct (Section 1: 20 questions, Section 2: 4 questions). The time limit is 75 minutes (Section 1: 30 minutes, Section 2: 45 minutes).

    *Once you start section 2, you cannot return to section 1*

    Section 1 Details:

     The first section is a multiple choice exam consisting of 20 questions
     There is a time limit of 30 minutes to complete the exam
     The exam is closed book – you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam

    Section 2 Details:

     The second section is a scenario based, complex multiple choice exam consisting of 4 questions
     There is a time limit of 45 minutes to complete the exam
     The exam is open book – an electronic copy of the ArchiMate 3 Specification is built into section 2 of the exam. No hardcopy books may be used at test centers.

    How to Book an Exam

    When you have completed the course, contact 4PA support and request your free combined (level 1 & 2) exam voucher which can be used at any Pearson Vue test center.

    Please note that your voucher must be ordered within 12 months of you course access and if you require 2 separate exam vouchers, this will come at an additional cost. Contact a member of our team to find out more.

    You can book your exam via the Pearson Vue website and pay for it using a unique voucher code. During this process you will need to create a Pearson Vue account by filling in your personal details.

Why not try out a free trial module from our ArchiMate 3 Bridging eLearning course!

In this free trial module, you will learn about the improvements made to the Metamodel in relation to version 2.1 via a mixture of interactive and audio techniques to enhance the learning experience.

Try the Course Before you Buy!

Like the full ArchiMate 3 Bridging eLearning course, you can access this free trial module from any device whether you are at home, at work, or on the move!

If you require any other information regarding the course or how to access the e-learning on a mobile device, please feel free to leave your details with us via our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

ArchiMate 3 Bridge Free Trial