ArchiMate®, an Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modelling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. ArchiMate provides instruments to enable Enterprise Architects to describe analyze and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way. The ArchiMate® modelling language is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture standard that supports the description, analysis and visualisation of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate is one of the open standards hosted by The Open Group® and is fully aligned with TOGAF®.

ArchiMate aids stakeholders in assessing the impact of design choices and changes. The Archi® modelling tool is targeted toward all levels of Enterprise Architects and Modellers. It provides a low cost to entry solution to users who may be making their first steps in the ArchiMate modelling language, or who are looking for a free, cross-platform ArchiMate modelling tool for their company or institution and wish to engage with the language within a TOGAF® or other Enterprise Architecture framework.

Course Objectives

Theoretical and practical skills, after the course you will not only have an understanding of the theory – you will also have practical skills to create your own models.

Understanding of how ArchiMate and TOGAF correlate

The Open Group are now behind both ArchiMate and TOGAF frameworks. That means they have been made to complement each other to create even more value. After attending this course you will have a good understanding of this synergy and will be more prepared to work with architecture within change initiatives.

Understanding of how ArchiMate is a complement to UML, BPMN and other notations. To understand connections is always important. For an Architect it is particularly interesting to understand how different architecture can be coupled. After this course you will have an understanding how ArchiMate is a complement to other notations and can be a complement to your other architectural work.


No specific prerequisites are demanded within modelling and architecture is a plus.

Target audience

The course is aimed at people who work as Business Analysts, Architects, Program Managers, and Developers within business and IT. In the course we mix theory with practical exercises.

Examples of roles are:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Information Architects
  • IT Architects
  • Group Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Business Developers
  • System Developers
  • Program and Project Managers

Foundation (Part 1)

This test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. The maximum time allowed is 90 minutes.This is a closed book test.
Certified (Part 2)

This test consist of 8 short scenarios and your task is to choose the best fit out of 4 presented models. The maximum time allowed is 120 minutes. This is an open book test.