BIAN Banking Architecture Foundation (+Exam)

BIAN BIAN Banking Architecture Foundation (+Exam)
Locations and dates
Belgium: 24-10-2022| 03-05-2023
Virtual: 24-10-2022| 03-05-2023
Duration: 2 days
Price: €1695 Excl. VAT

Training summary

This 2-day BIAN Banking Architecture Foundation course provides you knowledge of the BIAN banking architecture standard. The BIAN model is the new standard for modelling capabilities, APIs and microservices for a full range of banking activities. This is the common framework for banking interoperability issues.

By successfully passing the BIAN Foundation Exam delegates will achieve the BIAN Foundation level certification which ensures that they have been audited and have successfully mastered the required BIAN Foundation level.

This includes their ability to describe and recognize certain knowledge about BIAN such as the benefits BIAN provides to financial services providers, the BIAN design principles and artifacts, the abilities to reduce integration cost and maximize interoperability.

Being certified in The BIAN Foundation level acknowledges that a certified professional has mastered the BIAN Standard and is aware that financial institutions can be modelled in a standard way, which enables maximum interoperability and re-use and minimum IT integration cost.

A BIAN Foundation certified person is able to recognize and apply this to other financial services providers.

Target Audience

The BIAN certification is intended for IT professionals working in the banking and financial services industry, such as:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Data / Information Architects
  • Application Architects
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Security Architects
  • Program / Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Development Team Leaders
  • Experienced Developers

Course Objectives

Be able to describe the purpose of BIAN and its design principles

Be able to describe and recognize fully those design principles including:

  • Non-overlapping functionality
  • Discrete service centers to model a bank
  • Dynamic behavior of static assets


Be able to describe and recognize BIAN artifacts in the correct context including:

  • Business scenarios
  • Functional patterns
  • Action terms
  • Behavior qualifiers
  • Asset types
  • Control records

Course Content

  • Introduction to BIAN
  • BIAN’s primary purpose and approach
  • Understanding the theory of BIAN
  • The BIAN service landscape
  • How to apply the BIAN standard
  • Assembling a representative enterprise blueprint for a bank
  • An enterprise blueprint as a framework for analysis
  • BIAN and the TOGAF ADM

Course Prerequisites

Delegates should have some Enterprise Architecture experience or knowledge, such as TOGAF® or similar certification or Enterprise Architecture experience in a financial services business context.

Test Certification

Examination is included in the courseprice

Number of questions 60
Duration of exam 60 minutes
Pass Mark 70%
Exam type Closed book
Language English
Re-exam included Yes, for accredited courses
Exam delivery Online

Accredited trainers

Trainer Patrick Derde

Patrick Derde

is a BIAN lead architect and a certified BIAN, TOGAF® 9.2 and Archimate® 3.1 trainer. Patrick is a seasoned trainer and has given trainings all over the world.

Laleh trainer

Laleh Rafati

is actively involved in BIAN and is as such responsible for the BIAN Business Object Model. Laleh leads the Information Architecture Web meetings and writes the related reports.

Terms of service
This training is offered by Skillsoft and therefore the Skillsoft terms of service apply to this training.

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