Dragon1 Practitioner Training & Certification

€1750 (pp, excl tax)

Study this Dragon1 training course, containing all the required learning materials, for level 2 certification.

This training course is provided by the Dragon1 Academy and learns you the basics of the Dragon1 open EA method. The course is provided at request as Business Architecture Practitioner training.

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, although we advise doing the Dragon1 Foundation course first. And you must pass the exam to achieve Dragon1 Certification, level 2.

This training course is about the Dragon1 open EA method and has no dependency on a software tool.

During this training course participants will have to do exercises creating architecture visualizations in a drawing tool or modeling tool. During the training, participants can make use of the Dragon1 platform, the PRO edition. But anyone is free to make use of other drawing tools or modeling tools.

This course has been fully accredited by the Dragon1 Foundation.

Learn to Master the Dragon1 Architecture Canvas

blueprint example

job training and development

Dragon1 Certified Architects master to use the Dragon1 Architecture Canvas effectively. Whether it's a Design sketch, Blueprint, Landscape or Roadmap, this canvas supports you in creating any high-level quality architecture visualization.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Become Dragon1 Certified Architect, level 2 by taking a fully accredited class-based or online training course for Dragon1 Practitioner!

Certification Scheme

Dragon1 Certified Architect in 3 training courses:

  • Dragon1 Foundation, 2 days → Level 1
  • Dragon1 Practitioner, 2 days → Level 2
  • Dragon1 Professional, 2 days → Level 3

Dragon1 Masterclass combines the three training courses.

This training focusses on five things:

  • The Dragon1 Way of Representing, an introduction
  • When, what, and how to make architecture visualizations
  • What are the top 10 architecture visualizations any architect's portfolio or architecture dossier should contain (always)
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • What architecture visualizations do you need now in your organization

This training course, class-based or as an interactive eLearning course is a complete package for those wishing to become Dragon1 Certified.

There are no pre-requisites for taking this course, although we advise you to follow Dragon1 Foundation first and you must pass the exam at both levels to achieve Dragon1 Certification.

Browse the course syllabus below for a full module-by-module breakdown of what's included.

With this course, you'll receive 6 months' access as well as an exam voucher to use within 6 months of course access. Just contact us when you are ready to sit the exams!

Schedule Dates

September 17, 2024, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Class size is 4 to 8 participants.

E-learning starts at any time, anywhere in your web browser, and is individual.

Details of our Dragon1 Practitioner Course (level 2):

Read the contents of this training course:

Module 1 - Introduction of Architecture Visualization

  • Dragon1 Vision / Way of Representing Enterprise Architecture
  • Core Visualization Concepts of Dragon1: Models, Viewpoints, Views and Visualizations
  • Visualizing Concepts and Principles
  • Creating a line of sight: from strategy map to a project plan

Module 2 - Dragon1 Modeling Language

  • Basic Modeling Language Concepts and Meta Model
  • Enterprise Architecture / Strategy & Governance Layer Viewpoints and Views
  • Business Architecture / Business Layer Viewpoints and Views
  • Application Architecture / Application Layer Viewpoints and Views
  • Data Architecture / Data Layer Viewpoints and Views
  • IT Infrastructure Architecture / Technology Layer Viewpoints and Views
  • Solution Architecture / Transformation / Projects Layer Viewpoints and Views

Module 3 - Dragon1 Architecture Canvas

  • Basics using and changing the Dragon1 Architecture Canvas / Architecture View Layout
  • Creating a Strategy Map
  • Creating a Business Model
  • Creating a Process Application Landscape
  • Creating a Concept Design Sketch
  • Creating a Principles Diagram
  • Creating an Application Landscape or Process Landscape with 20 views
  • Creating an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint
  • Creating a Business Capability Landscape
  • Creating a Roadmap
  • Creating a Heatmap

Module 4 - Architecture Dossier

  • Setting up an Architecture Dossier: The Structure and Evolution
  • Building up and Maintenance of an Architecture Dossier: The working processes
  • Architecture Design Books: four levels of abstraction
  • Visualizing Architecture Scenarios: what if
  • Storytelling and Storyboards
  • Kanban, Sprints and User Stories
  • IAD-lists and QAA lists

Alignment with other Frameworks and Languages

If an organization already has a method, framework, reference architecture, and modeling language chosen as an internal corporate standard for working with enterprise architecture, we will fit the Dragon1 contents into the internal corporate standard.

Customized Private Group Training

The Dragon1 Academy offers customized private training solutions to corporates to achieve maximum value for their training funds. We have been helping our clients achieve their private group training objectives since 2005.

At the Academy, we offer all the classroom or online courses in a private format - at your facility or ours or online, in any time zone and anywhere in the world.

Free Training Consultation

Call The Dragon1 Academy at +31 317 416 190 or email academy@dragon1.com, to discuss your specific training needs for individuals or groups.

Architecting Solutions

DEMO: Capability Mapping Software

Generate a Change Impact Analysis - Projects Apps Capabilities

Use any repository or Excel Sheet
DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Example

DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Diagram - Measure Rules Compliance

Manufacturing, Financial Solutions
DEMO: Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Template

DEMO: Generate an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to discover and solve RISK

Banking, Logistics, Healthcare
DEMO: Data Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Application Portfolio Diagram

Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care
DEMO: Strategy Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Strategy Map for CLOUD ADOPTION

Government, Logistics, Banking
DEMO: Process Application Map

DEMO: Generate Landscape for RPA AUTOMATION

Retail, Agriculture, Energy, Oil & Gas