ACEA Details


Course Guidance

We are happy to come along side you with mentorship and guidance during this program. You will work on a real practicum project and do real analysis using multiple tools and recommendations from around the industry.

For those government students who have computer security restrictions, we offer everyone a Virtual Machine that will allow all students to be able to participate in the modeling and analysis exercises with the various tools. 

Course Format

All five courses are taught simultaneously over the course of 6 weeks. Students should be prepared for the following format:

  • 2 Weeks: Self-study at home
  • 3 Days: In-class teaching (in-seat or virtual)
  • 3 Weeks: Self-paced study and team engagement at home
  • 1 Day: Practicum presentation and defense (in-seat or virtual)

(More detail below) 

The total amount of days throughout the program that you have to "be somewhere" (in-seat or virtually) is 4 total days. The remaining time is spent online in our Virtual University working on course assignments as well as working with your team on your practicum project.

Students will be involved in a mixed experience that consists of both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Students should anticipate spending an average of 6-7 hours per week in the program. Students will also have the option to work on their Integrated Architecture Description as a part of a team, but should anticipate most assignments as being done individually.

Schedule At-a-Glance

  • Weeks 1-2 (Student Self-Study): Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Week 3 (Instructor-Lead Session): Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Weeks 4-6 (Cohort Engagement): Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Week 7 (Instructor-Lead Session): 1 day. Student cohorts will present their practicum results and will test online for completion of the certification.

Course Dates and Registration

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

The FEAC ACEA is a competency-based program in which students will learn the foundations of Enterprise Architecture and the value and utility of different frameworks, modeling notations, and techniques. The full schedule is 6 weeks in length. 

The focus of the program is on the mechanics of developing an integrated Enterprise Architecture. 

Students completing the entire six-week program achieve designation as an Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA, Green Belt). Green Belt students will work with both DoDAF and FEA Frameworks.

Our programs are spread over five courses. 

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Certifications and Rewards:

ACEA (Associate Certified Enterprise Architect) designation from Accrediting Examination Board

FEAC Diploma in electronic or printed format

Certification verification through digital badge

ACEA badge for use with your business cards and/or email signatures

Ability to join a large network of FEAC™ Alumni who participate in invited forums, conferences and other FEAC™ sponsored events

Other things you want to know

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.
  • Session 1 Self-study will not take the entire 2 weeks to complete, therefore registration is open until 1 week before the first instructor-lead session.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course. Some browse our resources and blog sections for preparation.
  • Payment can be made by credit card upon check-out.
  • If your employer is paying for the course, please register and select the "Pay Later" option. This will reserve your seat and we will invoice your payment point of contact (POC) that you provide at registration.
    • Government students may use the same process and then submit to us your SF-182 form.
Other Offers:
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from Yellow Belt to Green Belt, or from Green Belt to Black Belt, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Dates and Registration

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