My TOGAF 9.2 Exam Experience

On the first of April I passed the TOGAF 9.2 Combined Part 1 and 2 certification!
 
 

TOGAF 9.2
 

My colleagues were asking me about my experience on this certification, so I thought to write up on my TOGAF 9.2 Exam Experience and share it with you all.

Why TOGAF?

In the last couple of years I’ve obtained a couple of VMware and other vendor certifications. After that I wanted to broaden my knowledge outside the vendor specific certification and more in the IT architect certification direction. After some research into various architect certification, I found that TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is a widely used architecture frameworks in the industry. A small summary of TOGAF in one sentence would be: “TOGAF is a framework for enterprise architectures which provides an approach for planning, designing, implementing and governing an enterprise technology architecture.”. And this fitted my goal perfectly as the framework can be tailored to different needs and I use from it only what is required for my project.

The Preparation

I followed the 4 day TOGAF 9.2 Foundation and Certified (Part 1 & 2) training at The knowledge Academy. Normally I’m not a big fan of 4 consecutive days of training, but in this case it was better than go through the 500+ pages documentation by myself. And in my case the trainer gave a lot of good tips (which I come to later in this article) and tricks on how to tackle this specific exam.
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