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The FEAC Institute... Teaching Practice since 2002

Since 2002, the FEAC® Institute has been training, educating and certifying Enterprise Architects and Business Analysts in the practice of Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Analysis all around the globe. Over the years, we have graduated thousands of Certified Enterprise Architects (CEAs) and Associate Certified Enterprise Architects (ACEA) in various Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodologies like FEAF, DoDAF, Zachman®, TOGAF and more. We have trained thousands more in our workshops and education sessions, worldwide. Countless FEAC graduates have gone on to high-level Government positions and executive-level private sector positions upon earning their CEA™ (Black Belt) or ACEA™ (Green Belt) designations. Only FEAC offers these designations with a world-class faculty of practitioners who are Enterprise Architects in the real world, and which has included current and former US Federal Chief Enterprise Architects.

Our program features the thought leaders and instructors in the field of enterprise architecture and engineering, including John Zachman, the creator of the Zachman Framework™, considered the father of Enterprise Architecture and author of numerous EA publications. He has instructed in the Certification program since FEAC™ Institute’s inception. We have the most robust pool of world-renown instructors who teach in our programs - not academics, but real EA practitioners.

 

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Upon successful completion of coursework, exams and presentations, we take pride in offering our CEAs and ACEAs public certification verification to their clients and potential employers in our live Certification Search on our web site. For over a decade, graduates have proven their skills over and over by employing their FEAC training in Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis and Information Technology (IT) jobs across the globe!

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As the longest running Enterprise Architecture certifying body of practitioners in the US, the FEAC curriculum is very rigorous and is accredited by the California State University system. We take you from EA theory to practice and show you how to actually perform Enterprise Architecture as part of your day-to-day career. Our courses are like none in the industry because they are practicum-based. We do not just prepare you to take a test; we are a competency-based program, where we not only teach you to understand Enterprise Architecture and its practice, but you actually complete a live Enterprise Architecture project throughout the Black Belt (CEA) and Green Belt (ACEA) programs. You will learn the actual PRACTICE in real time!

In addition, no certification program would be complete without a knowledge of the Enterprise Ontology- The Zachman Framework™ (for more details check out:  Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Certifications. What's the Difference?). Being owned and operated by Zachman International®, only the FEAC Institute can boast that the "father of Enterprise Architecture" himself, John A. Zachman, has direct influence on the curriculum and instruction given and has taught in the programs since 2002. Students are trained in the ontology and then shown how the methodology is used in conjunction for a more "scientific EA."

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If you want to be the best, then be trained by the best. Only FEAC has the track record and history to teach you the theory and discipline of Enterprise Architecture and then how to practically apply that theory to reality and actually practice it. Learn from world-class practitioners the knowledge and experience you need to take your career to the next level!

 

Register for one of our courses today!

 

Some of the things you will learn:
  • Concepts: Laws, Regulations, Concepts, Theories, Principles, Methodology — Creating Enterprise Architecture Understanding & Awareness
  • Planning: Preparation, Planning, Requirements For Business — Develop a SOW (Statement of Work), How to Institutionalize Governance & Management Foundations.
  • Implementation: Using Internal Implementation, Marketing, Selling, & Sustainment To Manage Change.
  • Core and Support Product Development.
  • Integration: Data, Application, Technology & How to Bridge Business to IT
  • Modeling and Analysis.
  • Framework Basics and specific deliverables with analysis.
  • Methodology Framework comparisons and the Enterprise Ontology (The Zachman Framework).
  • Green Belt and Black Belts do a live project.
  • And much, much more!

Our program is very simple:

We run our ACEA (Green Belt) and CEA (Black Belt) programs three times per year in an accelerated format: Fall, Winter and Spring in accordance with the US University academic schedule. We also offer our Black Belt program in a progressive format that offers more affordability and the ability to spread the courses over your schedule throughout the year. Our Foundations in Enterprise Architecture Bootcamp is run during those times as well. We have numerous on-demand, virtual courses offering introduction to EA and analytics as well as specific, deep dive courses.

You can attend these courses live and in-person, or virtually, online during the scheduled times. Our virtual sessions run at the same time as the live sessions and are an incredible experience technologically. Most students feel that they are in the class with the other students- even when they are online. The cameras follow the instructors around the room (no talking heads), online students can talk into the room for conversation and interaction with instructors and other students, and they see all slide decks and course materials live on their own screens (not just a picture of the screen in the room).

The beauty of our Green Belt and Black Belt programs is that these courses are not just test preperation. The hard part about certifications that only prepare you to take a test is that it becomes very difficult back at the office. We have some tests in our program in order to satisfy the University, however the bulk of the learning comes from the practicum project. You bring a real life problem into class, we divide you into teams, and the team works on the project, builds the necessary models and then you do the analytics. It's practical, hand's on experience. Our instructors are with you the whole time making sure that you understand the concepts.

Take your career to the next level and learn by doing. 


What sets our programs and courses apart?

Partnership with Zachman International®
We are owned by Zachman International- the education and consulting company owned by John A. Zachman. As the person considered to be the originator of the Enterprise Architecture space, our curriculum and mission are constantly being refined to offer the state of the art in EA. This also allows us to offer the coveted Zachman® Certification as well. More info at www.zachman.com

Intensive, Proven and Comprehensive Curriculum
We teach Enterprise Architecture as mandated and applied by the US Federal Government, covering an assortment of frameworks and methodologies in an intensive and comprehensive program, while remaining tool vendor neutral.

Hands-On Practicum Project, the Cornerstone of our Approach
Unique to FEAC™ is an EA practicum project requirement, providing a valuable, relevant and hands-on experience that enhances and reinforces the lectures and course work while also helping to develop important architect communication skill. Our students often bring back to their organizations an EA, that many of our CEAs describe as having 5 to 10 times the value of the investment.

Graduate Level Accreditation
FEAC™ has collaborated with major universities to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for each of our Black Belt certification programs.

Accomplished Faculty and Instructors
FEAC™ faculty and instructors are accomplished practitioners, well known in the Enterprise Architecture community with significant experience in Government, DoD and the commercial sectors.

In-Class Location combined with Virtual Environment - AT YOUR SITE OR OURS
Our live classrooms are centrally located, close to most government agencies in the Washington DC / Virginia area via the Metro, but most coursework is done through our online Virtual University system. (For organizations purchasing entire programs, we are flexible and can arrange to bring our programs to your site.)

Full Variety of Growing Program Offerings
FEAC™ offers Green belt certificates and Black Belt certification programs or workshop bootcamps, and customized enterprise architecture training and certification programs tailored to civilian government, DoD, or the commercial sectors. We periodically offer additional new short programs on related EA topics, such as, Capital Planning and Portfolio Management, Enterprise Modeling, Data Architecture as well as the Federal Collabrative Planning Methodology (CPM). 

No other programs offer the variety of courses, diversity of authored and experienced instructors and the proven multi year track record in hands-on training and certifying of Enterprise Architects. The FEAC™ Institute is the platinum standard in applied project based EA Certification.

 

 

 

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