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Certified Professional for Software Architecture (CPSA®)

Trainer(s): Bert Jan Schrijver, Jan Hendrik Kuperus, Tim Blommerde, Geert Mulders, Pedro Mattiollo, duration: 4 days (4x 8 hours)

Introduction by the trainer (in Dutch, in cooperation with our partner Expandior)

Taking on the role of a software architect is an increasingly important task that requires profound training. The iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture (CPSA®) program offers you a globally recognized, standardized education and advanced training scheme.
This is a 4 day training that ends with an exam for Certified Professional for Software Architecture, foundation level.

Detailed description
Being certified at Foundation Level, you will be able to independently create and document the architecture of a system, and to assure and evaluate its quality. You will also gain knowledge of the required tools. The training for the Foundation Level provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and document software architecture for small and medium-sized systems that is appropriate to the problem.

Target audience
This training is suitable for everyone who wants to improve their software architecture skills: both for software developers and software architects, both for aspiring architects and experienced architects.

Learning goals
The iSAQB site on Github provides a list of all learning goals for this training.

Skills acquired in this training

  • The concept and meaning of software architecture,
  • tasks and responsibility for you as a software architect,
  • your role as a software architect in projects, and
  • state-of-the-art methods and techniques for the development of software architectures The focus is on acquiring the following skills:
  • Coordinate essential software architecture decisions with other project participants from the fields of requirements management, project management, testing, and development,
  • document and communicate software architectures based on architecture patterns and technical concepts, and
  • understand the essential steps in designing software architectures and carry them out independently for small and medium-sized systems.

Training outline

  • Day 1: Introduction & basic concepts of software architecture
  • Day 2: Specification and communication of software architecture, design and development of software architecture
  • Day 3: Design and development of software architecture, Software architecture and quality
  • Day 4: Tools for software architects, examples of software architecture

Provided training material
Lifetime access to our software architecture Wiki with all material and additional resources.

This training includes an exam for Certified Professional for Software Architecture, foundation level.
The certification process is described at the iSAQB site. One exam fee (EUR 250 ex VAT) is included in the training price.

About the trainer
Bert Jan is CTO at OpenValue and focuses on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker, Duke’s Choice Award winner and leads NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on Twitter at @bjschrijver. As a trainer, Bert Jan has 15+ years’ experience giving training in the area of software development, software architecture, microservices, cloud, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

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What others say about this training

The practical examples given by the trainer were really helpful for me.

A four-day knowledge-packed course where you learn from an experienced teacher and like-minded colleagues.

Great way to validate and extend your skills.

Exceptional training for the profession of software architect and thorough preparation for the CPSA exam.

After an inspiring training on software architecture, I am proud to say that I can now call myself Certified Professional for Software Architecture. Special thanks to the trainers for the great training!

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the team at OpenValue for the remarkable training course that I had the privilege of attending.

I am truly grateful for the invaluable experience I gained through your program.

Highly recommended training for anyone wants to become - or already is - a software architect!

Practical details

Standard pricing for this training: EUR 2795,- ex VAT per attendee.
Please contact us for pricing for tailored content and for in house group trainings.

Trainings can be given in one of our offices (Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Munich, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Zurich), on site at a client location, or (in some cases) remote. Training content can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

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