The iSAQB Programme

The International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB), was founded in 2008 with the objective of creating a uniform, internationally recognised qualification standard for software architects, the Certified Professional for Software Architecture (CPSA). In the meantime this has resulted in an extensive programme used by both architects and also developers, analysts, project managers, testers and other groups involved in software projects. Companies from just about all sectors use the iSAQB-licensed training courses from providers such as the ITech Academy to achieve consistent fundamental knowledge of software architecture in their project teams and ensure a technical understanding among the various IT disciplines. In the meantime more than 8,000 course participants have been awarded one of the iSAQB certificates.

 

The iSAQB CPSA levels

The compact introduction to the world of software architecture: Certified basic knowledge for architects, and valuable fundamentals for all staff involved in software projects.

Courses

3 or 4-day courses, open to all or in the form of an inhouse seminar.

Examination

A written examination by an independent, licensed examiner at the end of the course or on an agreed date.

Certificate

iSAQB Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA-F)

A range of modules on central software architecture topics. For gaining advanced knowledge and attaining the CPSA Advanced Certificate.

Courses

2 to 3-day courses per module, as open training or in the form of an inhouse seminar. A prerequisite for the certification examination is the CPSA-F certificate. In addition, a total of at least 70 credit points must be achieved from the three training areas Methodology, Technology and Communication.

Examination

A written homework assignment with subsequent defence in a telephone discussion. The acceptance is granted by an independent, licensed examiner. Details of the iSAQB examination regulations can be found here.

Certificate

iSAQB Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Advanced Level (CPSA-A)

The highest level of iSAQB certifications is currently in the course of preparation and may possibly become available in 2019.