Who We Are
The FEAC™ Institute, in partnership with the California State University at East Bay and the National University in San Diego, prides itself on being the premier Training and Certification Institution for Enterprise Architects. Since opening in 2002, FEAC™ has graduated over 1200 Certified Enterprise Architects (CEAs) and trained another 1200 plus workshop and TOGAF 8 and TOGAF 9 attendees, worldwide. Our program features the best thought leaders and instructors in the field of enterprise architecture, including John Zachman, the creator of the Zachman Framework, and author of numerous EA publications. He has instructed in the Certification program since FEAC™ Institute’s inception. We have other noted authors and practitioners instructing in our programs, as listed herein.
What sets our programs and courses apart?
- Our Fantastic Track Record Over the Past 8 Years.
We have graduated over 1200 professional CEAs including a large number of the Chief Enterprise Architects in industry and across government (dozens), their architecture staffs and from the support contractor community. Over a thousand people have also attended our Enterprise Architecture training and TOGAF 9 courses which are the best training value anywhere – just check us out.
- 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, Graduate Credits towards MS/PhD
FEAC™ alone has collaborated with major universities to offer graduate academic university credits (up to 16 graduate quarter credit hours) or included automatically are continuing education units (20 CEUs) for each of our certification programs.
- TOGAF 8 Training in context of overall program
Achieving the Green Belt Certificate or the full Black Belt Certification automatically, with payment of the Open Group’s fee, enables award of TOGAF 8 Certification. This means that for TOGAF 9 FEAC grads only have to prepare for the bridging test.
- TOGAF 9 Training Provider in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and many other countries
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
Included at no charge are 200 PDU (Professional Development Units) for Certified Enterprise Architects (less for EA Short and TOGAF courses) for maintaining their PMI PMP Certification. Our program also qualifies students for the educational requirement to take the PMI exam.
- Accomplished Faculty and Instructors - SEE BELOW
FEAC™ faculty and instructors are accomplished practitioners, well known in the Enterprise Architecture community with significant experience in Government, DoD and the commercial sectors. Competitors’ programs are often taught by single, or just a few, instructors.
- In-Class Location combined with Virtual Environment - AT YOUR SITE OR OURS
Our 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, 3 day Seminars or 5 day 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 Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM).
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.