BIZBOK Foundations – Certification Prep Course

A 3-day concept course to prepare you for the Certified Business Architect exam from the Business Architecture Guild


BIZBOK Foundation is designed to provide students with an overview of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK Guide)” as a foundation for becoming a capable business architect and establishing an effective business architecture practice. Participants that successfully complete the training will be uniquely well-prepared to pass the Certified Business Architect® (CBA®) certification exam offered by the Business Architecture Guild®. Exams can be taken at any Pearson VUE testing facility.

This is a concept/theory course intended to give you a solid understanding of the BIZBOK standard and the knowledge required to sit for the CBA® exam. This course is often combined with the Applied Business Architecture using Sparx EA course to provide a comprehensive business architecture curriculum.

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  • Understand what business architecture is and the concepts contained in the BIZBOK® Guide v8.0
    • The role of a business architect
    • Approaches to implementing a business architecture capability
    • Different scenarios for applying business architecture
  • Understand the alignment of business architecture to business management frameworks and IT architecture
  • Discuss different types of business architecture content and how to provide effective governance
  • Understand key types of business architecture blueprints
    • Purpose and benefits
    • How to Build them
  • Prepare student to take the Certified Business Architect® exam from the Business Architecture Guild


Part I: Foundation

  1. Course Overview
  2. Architecture Value Proposition
  3. Introduction to the BIZBOK Guide
  4. The Certified Business Architect(CBA)® certification

Part II: Introduction to Business Architecture

  1. What is a business architect?
  2. Business Architecture Blueprint overview
  3. Business Architecture Scenarios
  4. Business Architecture Skills and Maturity
  5. Aligning your business architecture practice with other architecture disciplines
  6. Business Architecture and IT
  7. Business Architecture Content Management
  8. Business Architecture Governance.

Part III: Business Architecture Modeling and mapping

  1. Value Stream modeling
  2. Capability Mapping
  3. Organization mapping
  4. Information mapping
  5. Strategy mapping
  6. Initiative mapping
  7. Product mapping
  8. Stakeholder mapping
  9. Policy mapping
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  • Business architect
  • Business analyst
  • Business relationship manager
  • Enterprise architect
  • Data architect
  • Application architect
  • Solutions architect


3 days
This course can be delivered either on-site at your location or remotely as a virtual class. It can also be tailored and/or combined with 1:1 mentoring or consulting services for even greater results.


Experience in planning, business analysis, and/or solution delivery.

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Related Courses

  • Applied Business Architecture using Sparx EA
  • Applied Business Analysis using Sparx EA
  • Application Portfolio Management using TOGAF®
  • Technology Lifecycle Management using TOGAF®
  • Curating Architecture Content with Prolaborate
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