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Certified Professional for Software Architecture

Trainer(s): Bert Jan Schrijver, Jan Hendrik Kuperus, Tim Blommerde, Geert Mulders, Pedro Mattiollo, Makan Sepehrifar, 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. This training consists of a combination of the required knowledge for the Certified Professional for Software Architecture certificate, a practical case where the participants design a complete system in a number of practical exercises, and sharing of experiences between the trainer and participants.
The material for this training was completely rebuilt in 2023 to conform with the state of the art in software architecture.

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 participants with experience in a software architecture role.

Learning goals
This training follows the internationally recognized CPSA-F curriculum, 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 and Basic Concepts of Software Architecture
  • Day 2: Design, Development, Specification and Communication of Software Architectures (part 1)
  • Day 3: Design, Development, Specification and Communication of Software Architectures (part 2)
  • Day 4: Software Architecture and Quality, recap/exam preparation and example architectures

Provided training material
All participants receive the book ‘Software Architecture Foundation - 2nd edition’ and lifetime access to our software architecture Wiki that contains all training material and additional resources.

This training prepares the participants for the 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 one of the trainers
Bert Jan Schrijver 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 2895,- 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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