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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 9087537417
Publisher: Van Haren Publishing; 3rd Revised edition edition (October 16, 2013)
Publication Date: October 16, 2013
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Why get it --->I ordered the pocket book guideTOGAF(TM) Version 9 - A Pocket Guide and this book and it was MORE then enough to get me through the TOGAF exam in less then 2 weeks - I got 90% on the exam. Everything you need to know is in these two books. So the problem of passing the foundation exam is 100% bounded by less then $100 of books - something anyone could afford so the author has leveled the economic "playing field" for everyone. The exam cost is another issue.Whats in it ---> The books are reasonably well structured in my view. What does this mean? Well, in my view the most rapid way to absorb knowledge is to view pictures/graphs/chart as the primary mechanism while being supported by textual detail. This is exactly what the author has done. The diagrams and tables are mostly lifted from the 780 page TOGAF official document (tomb) available for free at the Open Group site. Its a good reference but not necessary to torture yourself by going though it cover to cover.How I used it ---> To be fair, I set aside about 70% of my work day to get this done. I also used weekend time as well. I first read through the pocket guide to quickly gain a 40,000 foot view of TOGAF. Then I pushed through the study guide to get the detail. Not the most delightful content to read but once understood it was a relief that I got it under my belt. Sorta like the experience of getting to navy seal, not so nice going through it but once your through, its real good. I then cycled back through the pocket book and then did the sample exam included in this study guide.
Passed my Foundation Exam today! This book was a major factor (~80%) in preparing me for the exam. Like many others studying for the exam, I wanted to make sure that I had the most effective resources and tools to aid me in passing the exam. Unfortunately, there just aren't many high quality study aids on the market for the TOGAF exam, but this book definitely fills the gap. I highly recommend using it.One thing I should mention to those new to TOGAF, at first the material may seem confusing, boring, and overly complex. Initially, I found myself re-reading paragraphs multiple times just trying to make sense of a concept, and how it relates to other concepts. Additionally, because the book does not provide a visible real world example of TOGAF structures (i.e. Enterprise Continuum, Architecture Vision document, Governance Log, etc..) and is terminology-dense, it may take a bit longer to learn some concepts. Be patient, things will become clear as you progress through the book.For the next edition of this book, I think it would be useful to have sample website that contains examples of all the major TOGAF documents used to build a simple Java Pet Store Demo application (or something similar). This would provide both students and practitioners with an actual implementation of a technology architected with TOGAF.Here's a quick Q & A for those interested:Q. What test simulator or book has best prepared me for the official exam?A. The two exams provided at the end of the official TOGAF 9 Study Guide - 3rd edition best prepared me for the official exam.
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