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This course is designed to prepare the participants to The Open Group DPBoK™ certification. During a two- day course participants will gain fundamental knowledge about this new industry standard including key concepts such as Digital Transformation, Digital-First, and also the structure of the Body of Knowledge.

After this course participants gain an understanding of the necessary knowledge to achieve certification by examination for DPBoK™ at Level 1 (DPBoK™ Foundation).

DPBoK™ Foundation (Level 1) training course is accredited by The Open Group®.

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Course description

The Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard is a standard of The Open Group, also known as the DPBoK™ Standard.

DPBoK™ Standard is a body of knowledge to assist individuals and organizations who wish to create and manage product offerings with an increasing digital component, or lead their organization through Digital Transformation. It provides guidance for the Digital Practitioner, whether based in a traditional "IT" organization, manufacturing unit, sales, customer support, or embedded in a cutting-edge integrated product team.

Individuals who attain this credential will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The key concepts of Digital Transformation, Digital First, and the structure of the DPBoK Standard
  • The basic concepts (the “Digital Fundamentals”) employed by the Digital Practitioner
  • The capabilities of digital infrastructure
  • The fundamental objectives and activities of application development
  • Why there is a need for formalized product management as a company or team grows
  • The key concerns and practices of work management as a team increases in size
  • The basic concepts and practices of operations management in a digital/IT context
  • How to coordinate as an organization grows into multiple teams and multiple organizations
  • IT investment and portfolio management, including finance, sourcing, portfolio management, service catalogs, and project management
  • Organizational structure, human resources, and cultural factors, as an organization goes through the “team of teams” transition
  • Governance, risk, security, and compliance, as an organization operates at enterprise scale
  • Information and data management on a large scale, including the establishment of formal governance, control, and management techniques for information
  • Practices and methods for managing complexity using Enterprise Architecture

The purpose of certification for DPBoK™ Foundation is to provide validation that the individual has gained knowledge of the foundational set of concepts for the Digital Practitioner. It leads to the DPBoK Foundation qualification.

After completion of this course and successful certification examination at Pearson VUE Test Centers attendees obtain DPBoK™ Foundation (Level 1) certificate.

During this course you will learn how to:

  • prepare for DPBoK™ examination and become DPBoK certified professional
  • create and manage product offerings with an increasing digital component
  • lead your organization through Digital Transformation
  • work as IT professional within any size organization, from a startup through to a large enterprise, that has adopted digital approaches

Key features

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of two-day DPBoK™ Foundation (Level 1) training course conducted live online by a certified and experienced trainer
  • Exam voucher for „DPBoK™ Part 1 Exam”
  • Modern online training platform
  • Official The Open Group „Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard” coursebook (English language version, PDF)
  • Set of training materials: DPBoK™ accredited training course handouts, workbook and sample exam tests (PDF)
  • Certificate of training completion

Working methods:
Multimedia presentations, group exercises and discussion, practical workshops, case study and online practice tests.

Licensing and accreditation:
DPBoK™ Foundation (Level 1) training course provided by Advised Skills Ltd is accredited by The Open Group® and complies with the accreditation requirements for The Open Group DPBoK™ Certification for People Program.

Advised Skills Ltd is a member of The Open Group® consortium, The Open Group Architecture Forum, The Open Group ArchiMate® Forum and The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum.

Who should attend?
Target group:

This course is addressed to anyone willing to master the knowledge about DPBoK™ Standard at fundamental level:

  • Senior digital business professionals, up to and including C-level, who need increased awareness of digital practices
  • Mid-career IT professionals who need retraining to stay relevant and validate digital Subject Matter
  • Expert (SME) status in specific domain areas
  • Entry-level computing and digital business professionals
  • Hiring managers and workforce strategists
  • College-level students and computing and digital business majors

Course agenda

  1. Introduction to the DPBoK™ Standard
    1. Digital Transformation as Strategy
    2. Digital-First Culture
    3. The Seven Levers of Change
    4. DPBoK Structure with the Four Contexts
  2. Context I: Individual/Founder
    1. Digital Value
    2. Digital Infrastructure
    3. Application Delivery
  3. Context II: Team
    1. Product Management
    2. Work Management
    3. Operations Management
  4. Context III: Team of Teams
    1. Coordination and Process
    2. Investment and Portfolio
    3. Organization and Culture
  5. Context IV: Enduring Enterprise
    1. Governance, Risk, Security, and Compliance
    2. Information Management
    3. Architecture
  6. The DPBoK™ Certification & Examination
  7. Course Summary

Training materials are based on DPBoK™ Conformance Requirements and have been accredited by The Open Group®.

Training materials are based on TOGAF® 9 Courseware and have been accredited by The Open Group®.


Training location:
This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

Price information

Net price per person:
The training course net price per person includes the exam voucher. The applicable price is shown in the course calendar and depends on the course location.

To obtain the DPBoK™ Foundation certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the „DPBoK™ Part 1 Exam”.

Detailed information about the DPBoK™ examination path is available on The Open Group website.

Additional information:
All prices are exclusive of VAT.
It is mandatory to purchase the training course including the certification exam voucher.

Certification exam

Certification exams for DPBoK™ are held at Pearson VUE Test Centers, an international examination network located in major cities worldwide. The exam voucher is valid for 1 year following the date of its purchase.

Candidates arrange the exam date with Pearson VUE on individual basis. The list of Pearson VUE Test Center locations is available at www.pearsonvue.com.

More detailed information about DPBoK™ examination you can find at The Open Group website.

We Grow DPBoK Experts

Why to choose Advised Skills and take part in DPBoK™ course? DPBoK™ Standard is the leading guidance for digital technology and management professions worldwide.


Global 50 companies use The Open Group standards


Fortune 500 companies use The Open Group standard


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We pay close attention to build positive learning environment for you

We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to ArchiMate exam. We aim to create a comfortable conditions for learning that optimise the ability of attendees to learn:

  • Climate of safety and open authentic conversation
  • Modern online training platform, classes conducted live by qualified instructors
  • Seasoned, certified and experienced instructor team
  • Well-structured and compelling schemes that translate into high exam scores
  • Accredited training materials and many interactive online exercises

The Open Group®, TOGAF® and ArchiMate® are registered trademarks of The Open Group®. IT4ITTM, DPBoK™ and Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ are trademarks of The Open Group®.

What our customers are saying


Tomasz K

I decided to take DPBoK class online and really enjoyed it. The training was interactive and very dynamic, course organisation was exceptional.

Alina Franke

I wasn’t sure about this course at first, but I changed my mind within the first hour! DPBoK Training was very well put together and I have walked out with a good understanding on how it can be implemented. Thank you!


I was curious about this relatively new standard so I decided to participate in the training offered by Advised Skills. Within two days, I gained basic knowledge in the Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge field.

We pay close attention to build positive learning environment for you

We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to TOGAF exam.

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DPBoK™ Course - Foundation (Level 1) - Advised Skills