Iasa Core Certification – for IT Architects, by IT Architects

Completing the 4 day course and earning the Iasa Core Certification:

  • Provides recognition of your knowledge in IT Architecture
  • Provides the only certification that leads to a structured process for gaining the skills you need as a practising architect
  • Introduces you to the five foundation supporting skills in architecture, the so-called 'Five Pillars of Architecture'
  • Equips you with the appropriate knowledge and tools needed to lay the foundation for more efficient and sustainable systems
  • Communicates to employers and clients that you are taking the steps necessary to move forward in your profession.

As a result of completing Iasa Core Certification you will be able to:

  • Optimise project plans to achieve the appropriate balance between resource usage and project duration to comply with organisational goals and project objectives
  • Engage in scoping initiatives to determine costs and strategic opportunities
  • Better understand the political weight and usefulness of architecture to stakeholders
  • Ensure the appropriate prioritisation mechanisms are in place to optimise cost/value of architecture

On completion of the course participants can sit a test leading to the award of the Iasa Core Certificate in IT Architecture.

A few details about the certification test:

  • The test lasts 150 minutes
  • It consists of 75 questions
  • The pass score is 70%

Iasa provides the world's only vendor-independent and professionally-led certifications in IT architecture.

Iasa Core Certificate is a four-day course that introduces you to the so-called 'Five Pillars of Architecture'.

The Iasa Core Certification Syllabus

The seven modules of the Iasa Core Certification provide a high-level overview of the skills that the worldwide community have found to be essential to every practicing IT architect.

1 What is IT Architecture?

An introduction to Iasa, IT architecture in a business framework, and the skills acquisition process.

  • Lesson 1: IASA and the IASA Skills Matrix
  • Lesson 2: IT Architecture and IT Architects
  • Lesson 3: The Value of IT Architecture
  • Lesson 4: Strategy for Lifelong Learning

Workshop: IT Architecture and Architects

Participants will be introduced to a scenario that will be used throughout the course to apply the knowledge learnt in a business environment.

2 Design
Pillar

Architects commonly use design skills to create solutions to problems identified in developing technology strategy solutions.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Design Pillar
  • Lesson 2: Design Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Design

Participants will apply the knowledge learnt by breaking into teams and creating a 10-minute class presentation covering how they used the capabilities described in the Design Pillar to envision and test an architecture that ties to and solves the intended business concerns and requirements.

3 IT Environment Pillar

Technology strategy must include a general knowledge of the IT space. This Module prepares architects for the IT side of a technology strategist's job function.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the IT Environment Pillar
  • Lesson 2: IT Environment Details

Workshop – Exploring IT Environments

Participants will apply the knowledge learnt by breaking into teams and provide a 10-minute opinion to the class on how the skills listed in the IT Environment pillar are leveraged to support the IT organisations leadership and project teams.

 

4 Quality Attributes Pillar

Quality Attributes represent cross-cutting concerns in technology solutions such as performance, security and manageability that must be considered across the entire enterprise technology strategy space.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Quality Attributes Pillar
  • Lesson 2: Quality Attributes Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Quality Attributes

Participants will apply the knowledge learnt by breaking into teams and provide a 10-minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in the Quality Attributes pillar are leveraged to support systemic requirements for projects.

5 Business Technology Strategy

This Module focuses on the architect's ability to help organisations convert technology and IT from a liability to an asset.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Business Technology Strategy Pillar
  • Lesson 2: Business Technology Strategy Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Business Technology Strategy

Participants will apply the knowledge learnt by breaking into teams and providing a 10-minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in this pillar are leveraged to create an organisational IT strategy.

6 Human Dynamics Pillar

This Module covers the skills for working with stakeholders to shape and apply the organisation's technology strategy. These include situational awareness, politics, communication and leadership.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Human Dynamics Pillar
  • Lesson 2: Human Dynamics Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Human Dynamics

Participants will apply the knowledge learnt by breaking into teams and providing a 10-minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in the Human Dynamics pillar are leveraged to approach different stakeholders for architectural projects.

7 The Engagement Model

This Module covers architectural engagement, levels of engagement, and how to create a proactive approach to architectural engagement that integrates into an organisation's existing frameworks and methodologies.

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Engagement
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Scope, Context, and Roles
  • Lesson 3: Organising Principles

Workshop – Describing Architecture Engagement

In this workshop participants join in a class discussion describing successful and unsuccessful architecture engagements they have experienced.

COST:  €2,499 per attendee, including certification exam.
Group discounts available.

See also:  Iasa Global  |  Iasa Ireland  |  Iasa Home

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