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    Get an Agora Insights certificate immediately on successful completion of our Business Architecture Pathway course. Share your success visually across your social platorms.

  • 600+ Practice Tests

    Practice, Practice, Practice ... Make sure you are prepared for your CBA® Exam! Build your confidence with our 600+ practice tests.

  • Extensive study materials

    Make use of our library of study materials. This includes a BIZBOK® Summary Study Book, links to study guides, videos and curated learning material.

  • BIZBOK® E-learning

    Our online course is fully aligned with the latest version of BIZBOK® to ensure you have the best preparation for CBA®. Work at your own pace, you have 180 day access. Complete the course from the comfort of your own home.

  • Live Support

    Get 1-on-1 mentoring and support from our trainer and other learners. Your mentor who will help you with any additional questions you have in preparation for you exam.

  • Instalment payment option

    Get the best value investment for your Business Architecture career. We offer flexible instalment payment plans available. See below.

Your Course Instructor

Director

Deirdre Caren

Deirdre Caren is a strategic business architect who is passionate about improving business outcomes through better training, mentoring and intentional business design. Over the past 20 years, Deirdre has trained almost 5000 people on various topics, processes and change initiates. Deirdre is the founder and director of Agora Insights Ltd, a training, mentoring and consulting service provider for Business Analysts and Business Architects. Agora Insights is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the IIBA® and a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™). Deirdre is a Certified Business Architect (CBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). Deirdre has worked with multiple companies including: • Coca-Cola SABCO • Christchurch City Council • Eskom Holdings • Tait Communications • Volkswagen

Business Architect Pathway Programme: CBA® Supported Learning

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Module 0: Introduction to Business Architecture

  • 3

    Module 1 Business Blueprinting (Core): Capability Mapping

    • Capability Mapping Summary Guide

    • Capability Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 1: Capability Modelling Presentation

    • Module 1: Capability Mapping Quiz

  • 4

    Module 2 Business Blueprinting (Core): Value Mapping

    • Module 2 Value Mapping Guide Study

    • Value Stream Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 2: Value Mapping Presentation

    • Module 2: Value Mapping Quiz

  • 5

    Module 3 Blueprinting (Core): Organisation Mapping

    • Module 3 Organization Study Guide

    • Organisational Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 3 Organization Mapping Presentation

    • Module 3: Organisation Modelling Quiz

  • 6

    Module 4 Business Blueprinting (Core): Information Mapping

    • Module 4 Information mapping study guide

    • Information Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 4 information Mapping Presentation

    • Module 4: (Core) Information Mapping Quiz

  • 7

    Module 5 Business Blueprinting (Outer): Business Strategy Modelling

    • Module 5 Strategy Modelling Study Guide

    • Module 5 Inspirational Quotes

    • Module 5: Business Strategy Mapping Presentation

    • Module 5: Business Strategy Modelling Quiz

  • 8

    Module 6 Blueprinting (Outer): Initiative Mapping

    • Module 6: Initiative Mapping Study Guide

    • Module 6 Inspirational Quote

    • Module 6: Initiative Mapping Presentation

    • Module 6: Initiative Mapping Quiz

  • 9

    Module 7 Business Blueprinting (Outer): Product Mapping

    • Module 7: Product Mapping Study Guide

    • Module 7 Inspirational Quote

    • Module 7: Product Mapping Presentation

    • Module 7: Product Mapping Quiz

  • 10

    Module 8 Business Blueprinting (Outer): Stakeholder Mapping

    • Module 8 Stakeholder Mapping Study Guide

    • Module 8: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 8: Stakeholder Mapping Presentation

    • Module 8: Stakeholder Mapping Quiz

  • 11

    Module 9 Business Blueprinting (Outer): Policy Mapping

    • Module 9: Policy Mapping Study Guide

    • Module 9: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 9: Policy Mapping Presentation

    • Module 9: Policy Mapping Quiz

  • 12

    Module 10 Business Architecture Practice: Getting Started, Governance and Roles

  • 13

    Module 11: Process Modelling and Management

    • Module 11: Process Modelling and Management Study Guide

    • Module 11: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 11: Process Modelling Presentation

    • Module 11: Process Mapping Quiz

  • 14

    Module 12: Business Architecture and Case Management

    • Module 12: Business Architecture and Case Management Study Guide

    • Module 12: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 12: Business Architecture and Case Management Presentation

    • Module 12: Business Architecture and Case Management Quiz

  • 15

    Module 13: Business Architecture and Lean Six Sigma

    • Module 13: Business Architecture and Lean Six Sigma Study Guide

    • Module 13: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 13: Business Architecture and Lean Six Sigma Presentation

    • Module 13: Lean Six Sigma Quiz

  • 16

    Module 14: Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

    • Module 14: Requirement Alignment Study Guide

    • Module 14: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 14: Requirement Alignment presentation

    • Module 14: Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment Quiz

  • 17

    Module 15: Business Architecture and Business Performance

    • Module 15 Business Performance Management Study Guide

    • Module 15: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 15: Business Performance Management Presentation

    • Module 15: Business Performance Measurement Quiz

  • 18

    Module 16: Business Architecture and IT Alignment

    • Module 16: Business Architecture and IT alignment Study Guide

    • Module 16: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 16: Business and IT Architecture Alignment Presentation

    • Module 16: Business and IT Architecture Alignment Quiz

  • 19

    Module 17: Business Architecture and Enterprise Alignment

    • Module 17 Enterprise Architecture Alignment Study Guide

    • Module 17: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 17: Enterprise Architecture Alignment Presentation

    • Module 17: Enterprise Architecture Alignment Quiz

  • 20

    Module 18: Business Architecture and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

    • Module 18: SDLC Study Guide

    • Module 18: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 18: Business Architecture and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Presentation

    • Module 18: Business Architecture and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Quiz

  • 21

    Module 19: Business Architecture and Application Portfolio Management

    • Module 19: Business Architecture and Application Portfolio Management Study Guide

    • Module 19: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 19: Business Architecture and Application Portfolio Management Presentation

    • Module 19: Business Architecture and Application Portfolio Management Quiz

  • 22

    Module 20: Business Architecture and Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA)

    • Module 20: Service Oriented Alignment Study Guide

    • Module 20: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 20: Business Architecture and Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) Presentation

    • Module 20: Business Architecture and Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) Quiz

  • 23

    Module 21: Business Architecture and IT Application and Data Management

    • Module 21: Business Information and Data Architecture Alignment Study Guide

    • Module 21: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 21: Business Information and Data Architecture Alignment Presentation

    • Module 21: Business Information and Data Architecture Alignment Quiz

  • 24

    Module 22: Business Architecture and Solution Architecture

    • Module 22: Business Architecture and Solution Architecture Study Guide

    • Module 22: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 22: Business Architecture and Solution Architecture Presentation

    • Module 22: Business Architecture and Solution Architecture Quiz

  • 25

    Module 23: Business Architecture and IT Transformation

    • Module 23 Business Architecture and IT Tranformation

    • Module 23: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 23: Business Architecture and IT Transformation Presentation

    • Module 23: Business Architecture and IT Transformation Quiz

  • 26

    Module 24: Business Architecture Close: CBA® Certification Process

    • Module 24: Inspirational Quote

    • Module 24: Business Architecture Close: CBA® Certification Process Presentation

  • 27

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here is your certificate :)

    • Before you go...

I got certified

Blair Richardson CBA®

Thanks for all the support Deirdre, your course was awesome at explaining things and identifying areas to focus effort on studying. Well put together, the initial modules regarding the core domains were in a lot of detail and provided a lot of understanding.

I got certified

Jacob

The framework, the materials, the medium was excellent. Thank you.
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Study Business Architecture

Looking to expand your career? Get prepared for your Certified Business Architect CBA® exam.

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Get everything you need in our course, including BIZBOK® Summary Guide, videos, links to study guides and over 600 practise tests!

Get your Agora Certificate

We like to reward our learners for all their hard work, once successfully completing the course, with an Agora Insights Certificate. The Business Architecture Pathway Programme is an intense course that helps learners on their pathway to becoming a Certified Business Architect. We acknowledge that getting though the programme requires hours of hard work, study and practice to successfully achieve results.
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How do I become a Business Architect?

Deirdre Caren provides 3 easy steps to get into the field of Business Architecture.

Some key things to know before you start the course.

Agora Insights Ltd, a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™), helps ensure that the knowledge and skills being developed by the business architecture community are aligned with industry standards, leading to consistent practices. To achieve this, we develop our material based on A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide).

We recommend that you become a member with the Business Architecture Guild®. From there you will  have access to their own copy of the BIZBOK® Guide, prior to starting the course.  This is OPTIONAL but will assist in meeting the learning objectives. You will still be provided with additional learning materials and links to study guides.

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“The drawing shows me at a glance what would be spread over ten pages in a book.” Ivan Turgenev: “Fathers and Sons” (1862)

At Agora, we provide multiple learning methods to assist learners better understand the content. Business Architecture provides a wonderful platform to visualize business blueprints such as these.
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Why we think you should get into Business Architecture.

FAQ

Helping you understand a bit more...

  • What certificate will I get if I complete this course?

    Learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Agora Insights Ltd on successful completion of the course. Learner hours per module will be sent to the Business Architecture Guild®, on request, for those who want to gain CEUs.

  • How long is the course?

    The course consists of 26 modules which are approximately 2.5 hours each. In total it should take the average student 65hrs to complete the video material. There are practice exam questions that can take 1- 2 hours per module, depending on your understanding.

  • Is the course live or on demand?

    The answer is both. The whole course is "on demand" and typically drip fed so that the learner can understand module by module. Additionally we offer optional live online mentoring sessions where learners can discuss the modules with the mentor. Typically the live sessions are scheduled, recorded and topic specific.

  • What are course modules?

    We have broken the course into modules to explain specific areas of business architecture, in one sitting. Considering the field of business architecture can be substantial, we thought it best to break it up into bite size modules. This allows you to go back and focus on a particular area if required.

  • Will I be a CBA® after completing the course?

    You will get an Agora Insights certificate but we cannot issue you a CBA® certification. Agora Insights Ltd is a training partner and helps you prepare for the exam but does not offer the CBA® exam. Application, registration and taking the CBA® exam is offered by the Business Architecture Guild® which is a separate organisation. It is at the sole discretion of, and the responsibility of, the learner to apply and complete this process. Agora Insights Ltd takes no accountability for any process being operated and managed by the Business Architecture Guild® including the application, membership and CBA® exam outcomes.

  • How much will it cost

    We have several pricing options to suit your needs. This includes subscription payments, payment plans and once-off discounted plans. Please contact us if you have financial hardship, so that we can review your case.

Business Architects on average earn significantly higher salaries.

According to Salary.com as of May 28, 2020, the average Business Architect salary in the United States is $123,072 but the salary range typically falls between $112,551 and $134,101. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.