Popular EA Framework and Pocket Guide Translated into Chinese Language to Promote Global Adoption
Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, Hong Kong, Oct. 19, 2009 –The Open Group , a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the availability of certification for TOGAF 9 in Chinese. The Open Group China will offer the certification exams at Kingdee Software offices throughout China. In addition, the TOGAF 9 Pocket Guide – previously available only in French and English - is now available in Chinese as well.
Introduced last February, TOGAF 9 features significant enhancements to key capabilities of the framework introduced in previous versions. This latest version includes new materials that show in detail how the Architecture Development Method can be applied to specific situations, such as service-oriented architecture and security architecture. In addition, the new Architecture Content Framework includes a detailed content meta-model that formalizes the definition of an enterprise architecture and also establishes clear links between business and IT objects. In all areas, the specification adds detail and clarity above and beyond previous TOGAF versions.
“TOGAF certification is an important step in making enterprise architecture a well-recognized discipline, and this translation furthers The Open Group’s mission as a global consortium that enables interoperability worldwide,” said Allen Brown, CEO, The Open Group. “We hope that offering TOGAF 9 certification in Chinese will help enterprise architects throughout the region clearly demonstrate to employers and peers their commitment to building architectures based on open standards.”
Organizations use the TOGAF standard to reduce time, costs and risks associated with developing an enterprise architecture and improve overall business agility by more closely aligning their business and IT goals. TOGAF certification programs enable organizations to standardize on an open method for IT architecture and avoid lock-in to the proprietary methods of major vendors. Worldwide there are currently over 30 training partners supporting the continued market adoption of TOGAF by both individuals and organizations alike.
The certification exams will be offered approximately every month at branch offices of Kingdee Software. For more information or to register for an exam date and test location, please inquire at: http://www.kingdee.com/about/contact.jsp 
TOGAF is an industry standard enterprise architecture framework that may be used freely by any organization wishing to develop an enterprise information systems architecture for use within that organization. TOGAF has been developed and continuously evolved since the mid-90’s by representatives of some of the world’s leading IT customer and vendor organizations working in The Open Group's Architecture Forum. Details of the Forum are given on the Architecture Form Web site at: http://www.opengroup.org/architecture/ .
About TOGAF™ 9 Certification
Certification is available to individuals who wish to demonstrate they have attained the required knowledge and understanding of TOGAF 9. There are two levels defined: TOGAF 9 Foundation, which covers the basic concepts, and TOGAF 9 Certified which includes the ability to analyze and apply TOGAF. Details of the program are available at http://www.opengroup.org/togaf9/cert/ 
About The Open Group
The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ that will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. Its role is to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies and share best practices; to facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to operate the industry’s premier certification service. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org .
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