In the week before Christmas, I attended a TOGAF 9 course (http://www.the-unit.nl/). This was particularly interesting, since I have certain architectural responsibilities at the company I work for. TOGAF is becoming more and more a world leading framework for developing architectures.
It was a five-day training, and it has been a most interesting week. The trainer (Rienk de Kok) was very knowledgeable at the subject and clearly had a lot of working experience. He led us through the wondrous world of developing architectures, and at the end of the course week, we had to take the first exam (TOGAF Foundation). We all passed the exam, which gave us the key to the next exam: TOGAF Certified. In order to pass this exam, you have not only to know the terms and put them in the right place in the framework (Foundation exam), but also need to know how to apply the framework in a series of 8 cases that are examined in the Certified exam. I must say, it was a difficult exam. Not only because the cases are quite extensive (lots of reading), but the answers to the question that comes with each case each are differently awarded. In other words: 3 of the 4 answers are more or less correct in one way or another. There is one best answer, a second best answer and a least good answer. Beside these 3 answers there is one distractor (if you can call it a distractor... sometimes it is quite hard to tell...).
Today I passed the TOGAF Certified exam, which makes me TOGAF 9 Certified.
5 stars for the training and the trainer!
(and for me, passing both exams at the first attempt :-))