Who should take the Business Architecture Pathway Programme (BArch)?

The programme is designed to help you prepare for the CBA® exam offered by the Business Architecture Guild. Taking this course furthers the advancement of the business architecture profession by formalizing the yardstick for professional competencies based on a defined framework and well-articulated set of practices.

  • For professionals who are currently in a Business Architect role who wish to elevate their career through an internationally recognized Business Architecture Guild certification

  • For experienced professionals who are looking into transitioning to a Business Architect role. Please email us on support@agorainsight.com to discuss if this course is right for you.

  • For those who want to be fully prepared before sitting the CBA® Exam and increase the chances of passing it

  • For those that want an online course that is available on-demand and at the same time have access to live support and mentorship as needed

Master Business Architecture

A excellent business architect acts as the glue that holds diverse aspects of an organisation together and is at the forefront of business transformation and digital enhancement.

As a business architect you will act as a link between business and technology, create business blueprints and other artefacts, guide strategy to execution, and facilitate the enablement of core capabilities, value streams and an architectural knowledge base.

A business architect collaborates with senior leadership teams, enterprise architects, business strategists, product (service) owners, business analysts and technologists to provide various business architecture blueprints and insights.

To help business move from strategy to tangible outcomes, business architects need great tools and great training. When you become a Certified Business Architect (CBA®), your skills, experience and knowledge of business architecture are recognized and it also shows that you have demonstrated a high degree of competency in your chosen field that can pave the way for career advancement.

Business Architecture Training

Business Architect Pathway Programme (BArch): CBA® Supported Learning

This course structure and all associated lessons are the original works of Agora Insights and approved by the Business Architecture Guild

    1. Module 0: Introduction to Business Architecture

    2. Module 0: Visual Summary by Mark Harper

    3. Scheduling Overview

    4. BIZBOK 10 Glossary

    5. Module 0: Introduction to Business Architecture Quiz

    6. Learning Resources

    7. Study Guide and Overview Video

    8. About your Assignments

    9. Module 0: Assignment

    1. Module 1: Learning Overview

    2. Module 1: Capability Mapping Video

    3. Module 1: Mark Harper Visual

    4. Module 1: Ovidiu Nanuti Visual Summary

    5. Module 1: Thomasina Begbie Visual

    6. Module 1: Capability Mapping Quiz

    7. Module 1: Assignment

    1. Value Stream Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    2. Module 2: Value Mapping Video

    3. Module 2: Mark Harper Visual

    4. Module 2: Ovidiu Nanuti visual

    5. Module 2: Thomasina Begbie Visual

    6. Module 2: Value Mapping Quiz

    7. Module 2: Assignment

    1. Organisational Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    2. Module 3: Organization Mapping Video

    3. Module 3: Mark_Harper_Visuals

    4. Module 3: Thomasina Begbie

    5. Module 3: Organisation Modelling Quiz

    6. Module 3: Assignment

    1. Information Mapping: Inspirational Quote

    2. Module 4: Information Mapping Video

    3. Module 4: Mark_Harper_Visuals

    4. Module 4: Ovidiu Nanuti Visuals

    5. Module 4: Thomasina Begbie Visuals

    6. Module 4: Information Mapping Quiz

    7. Module 4: Assignment

About this course

  • $995.00
  • 127 lessons
  • 600+ Exam simulation questions
  • Comprehensive Library

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The Business Architecture Pathway programme is a great way to learn and get your prepared for you CBA® Exam with the Business Architecture Guild.

We have some pricing options for you to chose from. Is your business paying for your training and you need a corporate invoice or alternative payment methods? Email us at support@agorainsights.com

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  • Full course bundle includes:
  • CBA® Exam Practise Drills
  • Business Architecture Library
  • Past Webinars
  • Study Guide
Meet Deirdre Caren, your instructor on this course

I am passionate about supporting Business Analysts and Architects grow their career though training, certification and mentoring.

In this course, I will take you though the sections of your BIZBOK guide to help you prepare for your exam, explain business architecture principles and provide you with the foundational understanding of the business architecture practice.

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What our learners say

CBA® Business Architecture Pathway Programme Review

James Maile, Principal Business Architect

Having always been a bit skeptical about the value of certification learning programmes thinking they are often dull and not value for money, Agora's CBA Business Architecture Pathway Program proved me wrong. This course is a breath of fresh air and I value it for the following reasons: - Light-hearted easily understandable content broken into bitesize learning modules - Engaging learning material that is not death by text - Interactive practice tests available cross device so you can practice your knowledge wherever you are - The team are incredibly responsive to your learning needs should you want to know more about a specific area Recommend this course hugely for anyone looking to sit the BA Guild CBA exam

Thorough and Comprehensive!

Sheila Shah, Business Transformation Manager

The Business Architecture Pathway Programme is great! It is comprehensive and aligns well with the BIzBok well and then some. The Library is fantastic and gives added content that that supports not only Business Architecture but other disciplines as well.

Online training as it should be

Pierre Wienke, Principal and Lead Business Architect

I came into this course for achieving Business Architecture Certification readiness. I stumbled in self learning with the BizBok only, watching webinars, and so on. This Programme, although very time extensive, really helped me, I could learn in my own pace, test my learning straight away, get immediate response what was right or wrong. This Programme is very very close to the BizBok, provides supplementary views, and what really showed up, was created with a lot of heart. I can (and will) recommend this to everyone, who wants to step on the Business Architecture road.

A great learning experience

Mike White CBA®

Earlier this month I was able to complete a goal I had set for myself a couple of years ago and FINALLY put an action plan together to achieve it during the pandemic. As of April 12th, I am a #CertifiedBusinessArchitect, #CBA through the Business Architecture Guild. Additionally a BIG shout out to Deirdre Caren and Agora Insights Ltd. for a great learning experience. Now on to applying and honing these new skills to create value for Verizon and its customers.

A high quality business architecture training program

Ovidiu Nanuti

CBA Business Architecture Pathway Programs is a high quality business architecture training program. The level of detail is appropriate for an asynchronous training. The training is ideal for those working full time in the business world and also for those aspiring to pursue a career in business architecture.

Top quality material!

Erick Nkili, Project Manager/Business Analyst

I was impressed by the quality of the training material offered by Agora Insight for the CBA training. The concepts are easily explained in a digestible format. I sincerely believe that this is probably the best Business Architecture training available on the market.

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.

Quick grasp the core Business Architecture concepts

Andrew Robins

This course helped me to quickly grasp the core Business Architecture concepts, and understand how these are applied to solve real world problems. The course is a fantastic, practical guide to understanding the BIZBOK and getting certified. Deirdre is skilled, confident communicator with a wide ranging understanding of what practicing Business Architects need to know to gain the certification they need to match their experience

Thanks for creating a program to understand BIZBOK

Anil Srivastava

Thanks Agora Insights Ltd for creating the program to understand BIZBOK concepts and it's implementation in different scenarios. Deirdre Caren - Thank you!

Excellent course material

Swapnil Gandhi

I recently took the Certified Business Architect (CBA) exam from the Business Architecture Guild and happy to report that I passed :-) ! I enjoyed learning the nuances and intricacies of the Business Architecture discipline during my study and the exam was a really good experience to apply the principles from study to real world scenarios. A special thanks to Deirdre Caren and Agora Insights Ltd for the excellent course material and support during the course and answering all my questions/clarifications :-) !
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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.

Agora Insights is a professional training company. We created the original business architecture online course structure, materials, quiz questions, study guide, and so on. Please don't be fooled by imposters making ostentatious claims to ownership and originality.

Go to the Business Architecture Guild® website

BIZBOK 11 Updates

Find out more about BIZBOK 11

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.

Have a question?

Look below for common frequently asked questions. For a full set of questions please click on the link.

Business Architecture Pathway Programme

  • 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 will the course take?

    The course consists of 26 modules which are approximately 2.5 hours each. In total it should take the average student 65 hours 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. Assignments are individually marked by your instructor.

  • 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 this course?

    You will get an Agora Insights certificate but we cannot issue you a CBA® certification. Agora Insights Ltd is a Guild Accredited Training Partner (GAPT) 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 does this course 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.

  • How long will I have access to the course bundle?

    You will have access for 1 year from when you purchase the course. This includes access to the library and practice tests.

  • What if I need more time to complete the course?

    If you need more access beyond 1 year, please email us at support@agorainsights.com - we review this request on a case-by-case basis.

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