The TOGAF 9 Professional Certification takes two forms. The TOGAF 9 Foundation certifies that an exam candidate understands basic terminology and concepts related to TOGAF 9. It also certifies that the candidate has knowledge of the core principles related to TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture.
The second form of the TOGAF 9 Professional Certification is TOGAF 9 Certified. This is a more advanced certification than the TOGAF 9 Foundation, because in addition to understanding the basic concepts and terms, the TOGAF 9 Certified states that a candidate is capable of analyzing and applying knowledge of TOGAF.
After deciding which exam they wish to take, a candidate must then decide which type of pre-exam study they would like to pursue. Candidates can pursue self study with the help of The TOGAF 9 Foundation Study Guide or The TOGAF 9 Certified Study Guide. Both of these study guides are available as a bundle, or they can be obtained separately. Alternately, candidates can take a training course taught by trainers accredited by The Open Group. If a candidate chooses to take a training course, they may take their exam as part of that course. Otherwise, testing is available at public Prometric test centers.