iSAQB CPSA: Exam Dates & Locations

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Certible regularly offers public Certified Professional for Software Architecture exams:

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

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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. The curriculum of the Foundation Level includes general terms of Software Architecture. 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 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.

The focus is 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.

To prepare for your iSAQB CPSA® exam you have a choice of Training Providers as well as a body of official Self-Study literature to use individually or in addition to a training.

Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Advanced Level (CPSA®-A) builds on the Foundation level of the iSAQB® CPSA® program.

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The iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture program (CPSA®) provides software architects with a standardised, globally-recognised training scheme. The curriculum of the Advanced Level builds on the Foundation Level with modules developed according to iSAQB’s specification.

Holders of the CPSA-A will be able to:

  • Design medium-sized to large IT systems independently and in a methodologically sound manner
  • Assume technical and content-related responsibility within IT systems of medium to high criticality
  • Plan, design and document appropriate measures to meet non-functional requirements
  • Accompany development teams in the process of implementing these measures
  • Manage and direct architecture-related communication processes within medium-sized to large development teams

For the purpose of CPSA-A training, iSAQB has defined the three following skills areas:

  • Methodical skills: a systematic approach to architectural tasks, regardless of the technologies used
  • Technological skills: knowledge and implementation of technology solutions used in design tasks
  • Communicative skills: communication, presentation, argumentation and moderation skills as well as the ability to cooperate productively with different stakeholders

For licensed training that follows the iSAQB curriculum, a certain amount of credit points is awarded. For the full list of accredited modules and credit points awarded please see the iSAQB website

To qualify for the Advanced-Level examination, an applicant must collect a total of at least 70 credit points from licensed iSAQB training courses, with a minimum of ten points from each skill area.

To apply for CPSA Advanced Level certification, contact us at cpsa@certible.com with all eligibility evidence according to the iSAQB Advanced Level Examination Regulations

Certible regularly offers public iSAQB exams throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland:

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Certible
Löwelstraße 20/2-3
1010 Wien

Our public exams in Vienna take place at our head office in the heart of the city, located on the inner-city ring road next to the Burgtheater. The U2 underground station Schottentor is located within five minutes’ walk of the office building, and the tram stop Rathausplatz / Burgtheater is even closer. There is plenty of on-street parking immediately in front of the building (max stay 2 hours, fees apply), or just across the street is the underground car park Rathauspark.

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Prometric Test Center Vienna

For even more flexibility our exams are available in Prometric Test Centres, with locations worldwide including in Vienna. Candidates can choose an available appointment within the test centre’s available time slots.

Test Centre Location Vienna

Wifi Wien
Währinger Gürtel 97
1180 Vienna

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Regus
Mainzer Landstrasse 49
60329 Frankfurt am Main

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Prometric Test Centre Frankfurt

For even more flexibility, our exams are also available in Prometric Test Centres, with locations worldwide including in Frankfurt (Eschborn).

Test Centre Location Frankfurt

Brainymotion AG
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 30-34
65760 Frankfurt (Eschborn)

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Regus
Alexanderplatz / Gotthardstr. 11
Berlin

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Prometric Test Center Berlin

For even more flexibility our exams are available in Prometric Test Centres, with locations worldwide including in Berlin. Candidates can choose an available appointment within the test centre’s available time slots.

Test Centre Location Berlin:

New Horizons Berlin
Berliner Strasse 112a (U-Bahn Pankow)

Prometric Test Centre Hamburg

For even more flexibility, our exams are also available in Prometric Test Centres, with locations worldwide including in Hamburg. Candidates can choose a suitable appointment within the opening times offered by the test centre.

Test Centre Location Hamburg:

Comcave College
Sonninstraße 28
22097 Hamburg

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Regus “Friedrichstrasse” Stuttgart
Friedrichstrasse 15
70174 Stuttgart

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Regus “Fünf Höfe”
Theatinerstr. 11
80333 München

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Prometric Test Centre Munich

For even more flexibility, our exams are also available in Prometric Test Centres, with locations worldwide including in Munich.

Test Centre Location Munich:

Landwehrstrasse 61
80336 Munich

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Regus
Königsallee 106 (Eingang Adersstraße)
40215 Düsseldorf

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Regus “Excellent-Business-Center” Dortmund
Ellipson-Business-Center
44139 Dortmund

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Regus Karlsruhe
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 10, 1. Etage
76131 Karlsruhe

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