iSAQB® Software Architecture - Advanced Level (CPSA-A)

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As a software architect, you are responsible for the components and the interaction within a system. With the internationally recognised iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Advanced Level certification, you demonstrate that you have not only technical, but also methodological and communicative competence in the field of software architecture. The certification is aimed at software architects with advanced knowledge.

How do I obtain this iSAQB® certification?

In order to obtain the certification, you must successfully pass an exam. You can acquire the knowledge relevant for the exam in the form of a training course at a recognised iSAQB® training provider.

During the iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Advanced Level training, the relevant contents and topics are clearly explained and conveyed to the participants. The training curriculum consists of individual modules, each of which is dedicated to a specific focus of the competence of software architecture professionals: Methodological competence:

  • Systematic approach to architectural tasks, independent of technologies,
  • Technical competence: Knowledge and application of technologies to solve design tasks,
  • Communicative competence: Ability to work productively with different stakeholders, communication, presentation, argumentation, moderation. 

What are the entry requirements?

In order to take the iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Advanced Level exam, you need the iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Foundation Level certification. In addition, at least three years of professional experience in the IT industry, including participation in the design and development of at least two different IT systems, is required as well as participation in a licensed training course (or comparable recognised training courses or certificates) totalling at least 70 credit points from all three different competence areas with at least 10 credit points in each competence area.

How does this certification benefit me?

With the certification as iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Advanced Level

  • you possess an internationally recognised certification.
  • you are able to design medium to large IT systems independently and methodically.
  • you take on technical and content-related responsibility in IT systems of medium to high criticality.
  • you can conceive, design and document measures to achieve non-functional requirements.
  • you accompany development teams in the implementation of these measures.
  • you know how to manage architecture-relevant communication in medium to large development teams.

Who is this certification for?

The training is aimed at all those interested in the topic of software architectures with advanced knowledge. It is particularly interesting for:

  • Software designers, software developers,
  • Software architects,
  • System analysts.

What other certifications can you recommend?

There is currently no certification that follows the iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Advanced Level certification. An Expert Level is currently being planned.


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International Software Architecture Qualification Board
Examination Time
approx. 40 hours
Product Type
English or German


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