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MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture

Learn how to help an organization effectively achieve its objectives.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture is an introduction to enterprise architecture (EA), which uses analysis, design, planning and implementation to determine how to an organization can effectively achieve current and future objectives. In this course, you’ll gain the information you’ll need to create adaptive strategies for successfully implementing enterprise architectures to help organizations succeed.

Throughout this course, you will engage in a variety of assessment methods to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in MSCC 630

In this course, you’ll explore enterprise architecture and its role in the organization. The course begins with a short survey of various frameworks used by companies to implement an EA program and then you will analyze two of the most common frameworks and their subcomponents in depth.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture: Benefits, Value, Risks, Frameworks
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
  • Business and Data Domains
  • Application and Technology Domains
  • EA Governance, Migration, Change Management
  • EA Tools and Repositories
  • EA Maturity Models, EA Future

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCC 630, you will be able to:

  • Define enterprise architecture (EA) and articulate its business case.
  • Articulate how enterprise architecture integrates strategic, business and technology planning to support enterprise development.
  • Analyze EA frameworks used in the private and public sectors to evaluate their relative merits and limitations.
  • Evaluate enterprise architecture tools with respect to best practices and assess suitability for varying applications.
  • Demonstrate how enterprise architecture integrates strategic goals and business processes with supporting technology architectures to enable business objectives.
  • Analyze how enterprise architecture links with other governance processes, including capital planning, human resource management and security policies.
  • Be able to articulate the future direction of EA and the issues faced.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.