Thousands of IT professionals and architects use ABACUS certification to demonstrate their expertise in enterprise, IT and business architecture. Skills gained include data manipulation, modeling, roadmapping, application portfolio mapping, design of enterprise architectures including both current and future state architectures, enterprise architecture analytics, IT systems management, and business process management. ABACUS architects stand out for their ability to use algorithms and visualizations to optimize complex organizations.

Our training courses are suitable for professionals who require a globally recognized qualification in the Enterprise Architecture domain.

Benefits of enterprise architecture tool certification


Become instantly recognized

ABACUS qualifications and experience are commonly cited by recruiters as skills valued for enterprise architecture roles globally


Refine your knowledge

Become fluent in the methods and terminology used to design and analyze enterprise architectures


Utilise industry standards

The ABACUS toolset itself is fully certified for the latest Open Group standards, ArchiMate 3.0 and TOGAF 9.1

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How to become certified: 

  1. Please contact our team about a licensing package appropriate for your business

  2. Attend a training course with our fully-qualified ABACUS trainers

  3. Move on to successful completion of our online exam (test costs are included as part of the training program, at no additional cost to the candidate)  

Course design and requirements: courses are designed for professionals with qualifications in information technology or engineering, or who have an understanding of current systems engineering practices. Candidates should be comfortable using Microsoft applications, including Excel.

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  • Build a solid understanding of creating, using, and managing catalogs of data in ABACUS

  • Round-trip data with the Microsoft productivity tools

  • Work with and populate dynamic forms; and 

  • Learn about reporting functionality, configuration and management of the repository


  • Learn how to manage Enterprise Architecture

  • Understand the construction of the ABACUS model

  • Develop confidence in your approach to EA strategy; and 

  • Become fluent in the methodology and terminology used to describe and analyse enterprise architectures


  • Tailor existing EA frameworks in ABACUS

  • Create, from 'scratch' entirely new EA frameworks from organisation documents

  • Be able to re-use and share EA frameworks; and

  • Have an advanced understanding of using ABACUS to guide enterprise architecture

Certification: what you will receive

A hard copy certificate for each user to display. These can also be provided to your company or to recruiters as evidence of your ABACUS certification.

Upon completion, candidates will also receive a pack of logos for use on personal profiles (eg LinkedIn) or online CVs. Examples of these are provided below

ABACUS User Manual, Quick Reference Guide and other relevant guides



If you have any questions or would like to become an ABACUS certified professional please email


You can start working with ABACUS today, by downloading your free 30 day trial.