D R Kenerley
As Chief Architect for United States Transportation Command, I believe that EACOE's workshop course for Enterprise Architecture Certification should be the first choice for anyone working in the Enterprise Architecture field who desires to understand the value of EA and how to practical apply it in order to improve business performance. The course builds upon a fundamental foundation of EA principles by 'teaching' the key and essential components, all laid out in a logical manner, and then culminates in a very illuminating end of course session that explains 'how' to apply the knowledge learned in the real world. The instructor, Sam Holcman, the course materials and course classroom setting, and the after class support provided thru the EACOE website are all first class (world class). This course could easily be taught at the graduate university level. However, this course does more than convey esoteric academic information -- you walk away with more than a certificate; you gain powerful knowledge of how to leverage EA to benefit your organization's business mission. Not just for IT professionals, I would highly recommend this course to operational professionals, too ... especially senior supply chain professionals (I am one, with 35 years of experience).