Is this really
free? Nothing to pay at all?
The PDF training materials
are free and you can study for as long as you wish.
If you wish
to take the certification exams these can be purchased
later through your exam dashboard.
Why are you
giving this away for free? What's the catch?
There is no catch.
We understand that individuals are
investing their time in learning our frameworks and so
we invest in them by providinng their training for free.
Our stated mission is to "provide Enterprises with Pragmatic frameworks, to
enable them to Pragmatically increase their maturity of
HOW they effect Transformation".
much money, time and effort is wasted because
Enterprises are not getting the basics of EA right. We
want to change that. Pragmatically.
Do I need to
buy the books?
You do not need any other materials than
what’s provided for download. However, many people have
found that having hardcopy books is extremely useful
when studying initially and as a reference source
If you’d like to see the books available for
purchase please visit here.
How long will
it take me to complete each module?
That is totally up to you.
equates to 1 day in a face to face instructor led
course, so theoretically you could learn each module in
However, since learning by reading instead of
interactively with an instructor is harder, it is more
likely that you would study 1 module per week or 1
module per month.
When and where
can I sit the exams?
The exams are run online at 0800 and 1700
GMT most Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You can take them from
anywhere in the world via smartphone, tablet or PC via a
How do I book
When you sign up, you will be given a
link to your personal exam Dashboard which lists the
status of your exams and provides links to book them.
Is Self Study
the only service you provide?
In addition to the free self study
option, we also offer other paid value added services:
Instructor Led Training – For individuals but
especially groups and organisations, providing a
richer more interactive experience.
Instructor Led Training – For individuals
who want to pick and choose where and when to study.
sessions – Face2Face add-ons for those that
have trained online (i.e. a hybrid solution for folk
with limited budget/time out of office available)
Ongoing support (calls, emails, …) not just in
application of PEAF and POET but EA career and
capability development in general.
Direct assistance in the development of or an uplift
in an organisation’s Transformation and/or
Enterprise Architecture capability
PEAF different from TOGAF?
TOGAF is not an EA
framework, whereas PEAF is.
TOGAF is more useful for
maturing how you run IT projects, while PEAF is more
useful for maturing all the work that has to be done
BEFORE you start executing projects (aka
Strategising, Roadmpapping and Governance/Lobbying
aka Enterprise Architecture)
PEAF concentrates on the
20% that creates 80% of the benefit, while TOGAF
concentrates on the 80% that creates 20% of the
You can read this and this for
In addition, you can
to see how Pragmatic differentiates itself from
other framework providers