iSAQB CPSA-F (Foundation Level)

Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA®-F) is the first level of the iSAQB® CPSA® program.

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The curriculum of the Foundation Level includes general terms of Software Architecture. The iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture programme (CPSA®) provides software architects with a standardised scheme for initial and further training that is globally recognised. Therein, also the role of the software architect is emphasized, and state-of-the-art methods are utilized to create software architectures.

Candidates participating in a licensed ‘CPSA® Foundation Level’ training course will learn about:

  • the concept and significance of software architecture,
  • tasks and responsibilities of software architects
  • the role of software architects within projects,
  • state-of-the-art methods and techniques for developing software architectures.

There will be a focus on the acquisition of the following skills:

  • consulting representatives from requirements management, project management, testing and development involved in a shared project in order to make essential decisions on software architecture together,
  • documenting and communicating software architectures on the basis of views, architecture patterns and technical concepts,
  • understanding the main steps necessary for developing software architectures as well as implementing these independently in small and medium-sized systems

As a neutral association the iSAQB® is not entitled to offer exams but provides training associations.
The Curriculum and examination requirements are listed on the iSAQB® Website. Please make sure to use the lastest version of the documents for the exam preparation.

There are no formal preconditions to take the CPSA® Foundation Level exam.