I am looking forward for an Enterprise Architect certification.
Please guide me for the below 3 certifications & which one is suitable and recommended for my work profile.And if possible also let me know about what are the prerequisites for each of these certifications in terms of work experience as well as a rough idea on the total cost of the certification.
1. TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect.
2. SAP Certified Associate Enterprise Architect.
3. SAP Certified Associate Technology Architect.
I am currently working on SAP Enterprise Portal technology platform having total 4.5 years of work experience with skills mentioned below.
SAP Enterprise Portal (EP), Content Integration of various Business Packages on EP like ESS-MSS, SRM, BW, Solutions Manager. SAP Netweaver Composition Environment (CE) for enabling SOA empowered architecture built using EJB 3.0 & Web Service concepts, WebDynpro-Java, Netweaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI), SAP NetWeaver BPM/BRM, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0.
Also let me know if there are entrance scenarios that are required for the selection process in TOGAF?
As far as I have read about the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework, it has been derived from Caogemini’s IAF & TOGAF.
Capgemini's Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF) was developed during the 1990s and its form and structures are heavily influenced by Zachman.
Capgemini EA experience and IAF, along with TOGAF were used to develop SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF).
SAP EAF is vendor-independent, but it does contain SAP Specific mappings.
The very unique idea behind the development SAP EAF was to fill in the Gap that TOGAF could not provide, i.e. to support Packages & Packaged services implementation.
So, I just wanted to understand that, is it necessary or a good way to start with the True and original frameworks like TOGAF and then pursue the Extended and evolved frameworks like SAP EAF.
What is an absolute way of achieving and becoming a fine architect after all?
EAF claims that it is not technology specific as i have already mentioned in my earlier replies.
So, is it really worth taking such certification rather than going for TOGAF?