6 Reasons Why You Should Get Your TOGAF Certification
By Arijit Banerjee
A framework and accompanying body of knowledge play a vital role while designing the Enterprise Architecture of a business. This blend ensures that Information Technology requirements of the organization and the business are in perfect sync. A well-managed IT infrastructure helps businesses achieve its desired goals by leveraging the resources of technology.
A top-notch Enterprise Architecture helps in boosting business innovation. The Open Group Architecture Framework or TOGAF aids in building a right and robust Enterprise IT Architecture aligned with the business needs.
So whether you're a fresh engineering graduate or an experienced IT Professional, here’s why you should get your TOGAF certification.
1) Soaring Demand
In the absence of adequate planning of the business architecture, the business faces an acute risk of technology and architecture turning obsolete. So the demand for the TOGAF-certified employees is soaring with every passing year.
2) Gateway To Opportunities
On the successful completion of the course, you, as a certified professional, can work directly for banks, manufacturing giants, and various other industries. You can also provide Enterprise Architecture consultation to business organizations. As many companies grow, they look forward to getting their hands on TOGAF-certified professionals who can cater to their needs. Hence, the certification opens up a whole gamut of new and exciting opportunities for you as a professional.
3) A Great Investment in Career and Skills
TOGAF certification can make you a worthy asset in the organisation. It can give you a potential rise in pay and an apex position. The certification makes you ready for different roles. It is also celebrated as a great investment in upskilling.
4) Helps Improve Management Skills
TOGAF certification brings you on the same platform as other IT professionals. It does so through the use of common language as well as terminologies. The certification also provides similar expertise. It, in turn, helps in the development of management skills. It makes you aware of the language of the enterprise architecture and turns you into a good leader as it expands your thinking horizon and helps you manage things better.
5) Customised and Cost-effective Course With High Return
In comparison to other certification courses, TOGAF certification can be gained without spending much. The learner can choose either the full course or just appear for tests as per his/her learning style. The ROI is consequently huge in comparison to the course fees.
6) Visible Trust Mark
TOGAF certification is a mark of trust for IT professionals. When you are TOGAF-certified, big organizations and corporate giants trust you as a professional with credible knowledge.
TOGAF: Quintessential Reliability for Fortune 500 Companies
TOGAF is quickly becoming a standard certification for enterprise architects. According to a report by The Open Group, a whopping 60% of the Fortune 500 companies leverage the knowledge of certified IT professionals, to help them build a robust IT Architecture.
Also, certain reports claim that the utilization of IT Architecture by Fortune 500 companies to transform their businesses has led to a boost in the demand for certified TOGAF-certified professionals in the industry in general.
A TOGAF-certified professional is a big help to corporate giants in helping them provide the optimum approach for designing, planning, implementing, and maintaining a robust Enterprise Information Architecture.
If you are a software professional who aspires to move into the career path of a software architect, our TOGAF course at Manipal Global Academy of IT equips you to do the same.
The Academy helps professionals like you not only match global architectural standards followed in the industry, but also groom you to lead and play the role of a successful architect.
About the Author:
Head of Programs
Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (MGADS)
Chandrika Raghavendra Bhargava is Head of Program at Manipal Global Academy of IT.
Chandrika has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University. She is also a certified PMP and Certified Trainer.
Furthermore, she has worked with Infosys Limited for nearly a decade in the Education, Training and Assessment (ETA) unit where she anchored ERP and Enterprise Application track. Chandrika is proficient in several ERP application tools like Business Process Management Tools, Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Domain functions like SCM, MFG, Retail, Etc.
Chandrika has also worked outside India (mainly in Gulf states) and worked in several training institutions teaching technology topics Like C, C++, Java, Web Technologies, AutoCAD, LISP etc.,