Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season!

The Open Group offices will close at 12:00 (ET) on
Monday December 24, 2018 and re-open on Wednesday January 2, 2019.
The online certification systems will be accessible during this time; however, we will be unable to process certification submissions or respond to support requests until our offices re-open.


ArchiMate® 3 Advanced Bridge Exam (expires January 31st 2019)

Exam Summary

This exam is only available until January 31st 2019.

  • Exam Name: ArchiMate® 3 Advanced Bridge Exam
  • Exam Number: OGA-3AB - English
  • Qualification upon passing: ArchiMate 3 Practitioner
  • Delivered at: Authorized Examination Provider Test Centers
  • Prerequisites: ArchiMate 2 Certified
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: Partial. Section 1, No, Section 2 Yes - an electronic copy of the ArchiMate 3 Specification is built into section 2 of the exam. No hardcopy books may be used at test centers. (*)
  • Exam type: 2 sections - Section 1:Simple Multiple Choice; Section 2: Scenario Based, Complex Multiple Choice. Once you start section 2 you cannot return to section 1.
  • Number of questions: 24  (Section 1:20 questions, Section 2:4 Questions
  • Pass score: 65% (26 out of 40 points)
  • Time limit: 75 minutes  (Section 1: 30 minutes.Section 2: 45 minutes)  (**)
  • Retake policy: If you fail the test you must wait one month before another attempt
  • Examination Fee: US $320  (***)
  • Recommended Study: ArchiMate 3 Self Study Pack (includes Bridging Study notes and a Practice exam)
  • Recommended Training: An Accredited Training Course covering the ArchiMate 3 Bridging conformance requirements. See the ArchiMate Register of Accredited Training Courses. (****)
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(*) The Open Group's Examination Providers operate a clean exam room environment, so all applicable open book reference materials are provided electronically with the examination test and accessible by selecting the Reference button from within the exam.

(**) Additional time may be provided for people taking an English language exam for whom English is not their first language. Please see https://certification.opengroup.org/examinations#ESL for more information.

(***) All Accredited Training Courses include the examination as part of the course fee. A voucher is provided to take the exam at The Open Group Examination Provider's test center. Local taxes may apply.

(****) To prepare for a certification exam, The Open Group recommends ArchiMate training prior to taking the exam. Please note that we do not claim that by taking courses you are guaranteed to pass the certification exams, however we do state that training is an important component in certification preparation.