Getting the job of your dream begins by having the type of experience and education needed to get hired in the first place. For many, the title of architect in an engineering context—Enterprise Architect, Cloud Architect, Systems Architect or any other kind—is that dream destination. What it takes to achieve this coveted title remains less documented than we would like.
That's why we continue to explore the topic here on Enable Architect. In How to get hired as an Enterprise Architect in 2021, we learn how enterprise architects apply their varied skills. In 5 strategies to shift your career from sysadmin to architect, even more of the picture becomes clear.
What remains, however, is an understanding of what the TOGAF certification can do for us. TOGAF is arguably the most well-known certifications related to enterprise architecture, noting "87,000 Enterprise Architects and trainers around the globe" using the framework. The question I haven't been able to completely answer is whether the TOGAF certification is a way to accelerate an engineer's career toward enterprise architecture expertise.
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