ArchiMate® 3 Practitioner (Level 1 and Level 2)

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About this course

The ArchiMate® Certification for People Program is a market-driven education and certification program to support the ArchiMate modelling language and ensures that individuals are knowledgeable about the visual modelling language. ​

The ArchiMate Specification, a standard of The Open Group, defines an open and independent modelling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. ​

The ArchiMate language enables Enterprise Architects to describe, analyse, and visualise the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way. Users of ArchiMate benefit from sharing a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organisational structures, information flows, IT systems, and technical infrastructure. ​

The latest version of the program is for the ArchiMate 3 certification, covering the 3.2 releases of the specification. ​

Individuals who have earned the ArchiMate Essentials 3.2 certification credential have proven to have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the ArchiMate Body of Knowledge in the ArchiMate Specification, Version 3.2.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Individuals who require a practical understanding of the ArchiMate modelling language, 3.2 specification.
  • Individuals responsible for developing enterprise architecture artifacts and architecture program diagrams using the ArchiMate language notation
  • Organizations hoping to improve the efficiency and clarity of their enterprise architecture practices
  • Individuals who want to achieve ArchiMate 3 certification to demonstrate their practical understanding of the modelling language
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official ArchiMate Foundation and ArchiMate Practitioner examinations as efficiently as possible

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The concepts, language structure, and relationships that make up the framework
  • How to utilise the Business, Application, and Technology layers
  • Elements relating to motivation, strategy, implementation, migration, and physical resources
  • How the framework treats stakeholders
  • The role of cross-layer dependencies in linking businesses, applications, and technology
  • How to customise the ArchiMate language to suit individual projects and organizations
  • Everything required to sit and pass the ArchiMate 3 Part 1 and Part 2 examinations

Why should you take this course?

  • ArchiMate 3 is a globally recognised enterprise architecture modelling language.
  • The new framework introduced several improvements to ArchiMate 3.1, such as additional strategic considerations, a focus on real-world equipment and materials, enhanced usability, and so on.
  • It is an invaluable tool when used alongside enterprise architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF.
  • This ArchiMate online course features a practice exam simulator, regular knowledge checks, and access to fully qualified support staff to help students prepare for their exams.
  • The course content was created alongside fully qualified and highly experienced ArchiMate practitioners.
  • We cut ArchiMate certification costs by offering a FREE exam voucher to every student, as well as free resits via Exam Pledge.
  • Studying for and taking both ArchiMate exams one after the other is cheaper and more efficient than investing in separate courses.
  • Students receive 12 months of access, expert tutor support, a FREE exam voucher, and a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).
  • This ArchiMate 3 Practitioner e-learning course is fully accredited by The Open Group.





Module 0: Welcome to ArchiMate 3 Practitioner

Learning Objectives
Module zero introduces you to the course main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure.
It also offers a diagram pack, tables pack, examples pack, and a course guide, which contains a syllabus, exam information, and some of the most frequently asked questions about ArchiMate 3 Practitioner.

Module 1: Basic concepts and terminology

Learning Objectives
Module 1 provides the introduction to the ArchiMate standard, 3.2 specification, including the objectives, a brief overview, and key terminology used in the standard.

Module 2: Language Structure

Learning Objectives
Module 2 describes the structure of the ArchiMate modelling language, including the top-level structure, layering, the ArchiMate Core Framework, and the ArchiMate Full Framework.

Module 3: Generic Meta-model

Learning Objectives
Module 3 describes the structure and elements of the ArchiMate generic metamodel.

Module 4: Relationships and Relationship Connectors

Learning Objectives
Module 4 describes the core set of relationships defined in the ArchiMate language.

Module 5: Motivation Modelling

Learning Objectives
Module 5 describes the concepts for expressing the motivation for an architecture, together with examples.

Module 6: Strategy Layer

Learning Objectives
Module 6 provides elements for modelling the enterprise at a strategic level, together with examples

Module 7: Business Layer

Learning Objectives
Module 7 covers the definition and usage of the Business Layer elements, together with examples.

Module 8: Application Layer

Learning Objectives
Module 8 covers the definition and usage of the Application Layer elements, together with examples.

Module 9: Technology Layer

Learning Objectives
Module 9 covers the definition and usage of the Technology Layer elements, together with examples.

Module 10: Relationships, and Implementation and Migration

Learning Objectives
Module 10 begins by covering the relationships between different layers of the language.It goes on to describe the language elements for expressing the implementation and migration aspects of an architecture (e.g., projects, programmes, plateaus, and gaps).

Module 11: Viewpoint Mechanism and Language Customisation

Learning Objectives
Module 11 begins by describing the ArchiMate viewpoint mechanism.It goes on to describe how to customise the ArchiMate language for specialised or domain-specific purposes.

Module 12: Practice exams

Learning Objectives
Module 12 contains two practice tests provided by The Open Group.

Module 13: ArchiMate 3 Practitioner wrap-up

Learning Objectives
Module 13 provides information on booking the exam and other courses of interest.


Pearson Vue is the authorized certification exam provider for TOGAF®, IT4IT ®, and ArchiMate® and hosts exams worldwide through a network of test centers.Worried about ArchiMate certification costs? This course comes with a FREE exam voucher (which must be used within a 12-month period) and is eligible for Exam Pledge (a free resit on us!)

For the ArchiMate 3 program there is no ‘Combined’ Part 1 and Part 2 exam. Therefore, students will need to take each exam part separately.

Candidates must take the ArchiMate Foundation exam and ArchiMate Practitioner exam separately, as there is no combined Part 1 and Part 2 exam.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact Exam voucher requests are typically processed within two working days, but please allow up to five. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period, which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

ArchiMate Part 1 exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The pass mark for the exam is 60%: you must score at least 24 out of 40 questions correct
  • The exam is closed-book (you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam)

ArchiMate Part 2 exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 8 questions
  • There is a time limit of 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Each correct answer is worth five points, each second-best answer is worth three points, and each third-best answer is worth one point. Each ‘distractor’ (incorrect) answer scores zero points
  • The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must score at least 26 out of 40 questions correct
  • The exam is OPEN book


How can ArchiMate help enterprise architects?

ArchiMate helps enterprise architects by giving them a graphical language for planning, creating, and presenting architectures.ArchiMate models can also range in complexity, allowing users to create different versions of the same architecture for audiences with varying levels of knowledge.

How does ArchiMate work?

ArchiMate essentially provides users with a set of instructions for visually communicating EA concepts. These models are far easier to interpret than most enterprise architecture frameworks, giving stakeholders the perspective to make the best decisions possible.

Who can use ArchiMate?

The framework can be used by anyone with knowledge of enterprise architecture, though it is most often utilised by TOGAF practitioners.

How can ArchiMate benefit businesses?

ArchiMate is among the best enterprise architecture tools because it makes EA diagrams much easier to understand for stakeholders and decision-makers. This makes it simpler for EA professionals to guide an organization’s strategic direction and gain the required support from senior management for transformation programmes.

It also helps EA practitioners to communicate and collaborate with shared terms and best practices.

How much is an ArchiMate certification worth?

ArchiMate certifications can be extremely advantageous for career enterprise architects. Not only can it help them utilise frameworks like TOGAF, but it can also create networking opportunities and help them win roles with higher pay and more responsibilities.

What do I need to know about the ArchiMate exams?

The ArchiMate Part 1 exam is closed-book, consists of 40 questions, lasts 60 minutes, and has a pass mark of 60%.

The ArchiMate Part 2 exam is open-book, features eight questions, lasts 90 minutes, and has a pass mark of 65%.

What is EA modelling?

EA graphical ‘modelling languages’ are used to explain enterprise architecture concepts to audiences such as stakeholders or IT managers. This makes them easier to follow.

How can ArchiMate help enterprise architects?

ArchiMate helps enterprise architects by giving them a graphical language for planning, creating, and presenting architectures. Even the best EA tools for modelling architectures do not always aim for simplicity, but the complexity of ArchiMate models can be varied depending on the audience’s experience and level of EA knowledge.

What is The Open Group?

The Open Group® is the business consortium behind several widely-used corporate methodologies and frameworks, including ArchiMate®, TOGAF®, and IT4IT®.

What other frameworks can complement ArchiMate?

ArchiMate and TOGAF were both created by The Open Group and complement each other extremely well.

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