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CPSA® — Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture 

The Inter­na­tional Standard in Training and Certification of Software Architects 


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As a non-profit organi­zation, the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board (iSAQB®) oversees and develops the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture (CPSA®) certification scheme.

CPSA® certi­fi­ca­tions are globally recog­nized quali­fi­ca­tions for IT profes­sionals. They provide evidence of sound knowledge and valuable skills in the field of software architecture.


iSAQB® Accredited Partners

iSAQB® Accredited Training Providers and Trainers have gone through an intensive testing process before they are allowed to offer and conduct CPSA® trainings.

They are committed to the highest quality standards of knowledge transfer and training aligned with CPSA® curricula.

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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
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Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Arabilis (Silberrücken AG)
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Over 20k CPSA® Exams in the Last Two Decades

More than 20,000 IT profes­sionals worldwide have already success­fully completed one or two CPSA® levels.

Show your compe­tence as a Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture and give your career a vital boost!

Don’t Miss Our iSAQB® News

New curriculum version 2023.1 of CPSA‑A® module FUNAR published

Since May 15, 2023, the new curriculum version 2023.1 of the CPSA‑A module FUNAR (Functional Software Architecture) is available in both German and English. The main goals of the revision, among other things, were to reduce the extent of the curriculum, as the previous version 2018.1 was too much to cover in a three-day training…


iSAQB® General Meeting 2023: New Executive Board elected

The 16th General Meeting of the iSAQB (Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board) has ended success­fully. From May 25 to 26, 2023, the members of the iSAQB e. V. took strategic and content-related decisions for the coming year in Mannheim. At the same time, the associ­ation celebrated its 15th anniversary. In addition to the motions and…


New curriculum version 2023.1 of CPSA‑A® module DDD released

As of May 10, 2023, the new curriculum version 2023.1 of the CPSA‑A module DDD (Domain-Driven Design) replaces the previous version. The curriculum is available in German and English. The revision of the curriculum includes some changes to learning goals and content to make the training requirements more precise. In the process, optional topics have…


New CPSA‑F® curriculum version 2023.1 published

The new version 2023.1 of the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture-Foundation Level (CPSA‑F) curriculum has replaced the previ­ously valid version on April 1, 2023. It is currently available in German and English. The update of the curriculum in all other available languages will take place in the next step so that the new version 2023.1…


Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

The Impor­tance of Software Architecture, the Influence of Agile Methods, and the iSAQB’s Role in This

Tom Asel is an iSAQB member and the founder of tangible concepts. He has been working as a developer, architect, and trainer in software devel­opment for over 15 years. Agile architecture work is a focus of his profes­sional activ­ities. He supports teams and organi­za­tions in aligning devel­opment processes, skills, technologies, and archi­tec­tures. We talked to…


Babylon as a Feature

The Tower of Babylon is a myth meant to explain why the world’s peoples speak different languages. Refer to Bibli­og­raphy [0] below for details. In modern IT systems, it’s often a requirement to support multiple languages. Such inter­na­tion­al­ization (i18n for short) is a tough challenge – and this post describes a simple solution to just…


IREB and iSAQB Round­table: Requirements Engineering Meets Software Architecture

“How does Requirements Engineering impact Software Architecture decisions and vice versa?” At the first joint round­table of IREB and iSAQB, experts Gernot Starke (iSAQB) and Rainer Grau (IREB) discuss how the cooper­ation of both disci­plines works in practice and what needs to be improved. A deeper dive into these questions can provide important answers for almost…


Why Should I attend the CPSA® Advanced Training CLOUD­INFRA (Infrastructure, Container, and Cloud Native)?

What is behind the CPSA Advanced Level training CLOUD­INFRA: Infrastructure, Container, and Cloud Native? What can partic­i­pants expect from this training course which is one of 17 modules of the iSAQB’s multi-level CPSA program (Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture)? The module curators Marc Haid and Anja Kammer shed light upon some very relevant questions concerning…


An adequate and suitable software architecture is the main success factor for any IT project.

Mahbouba Gharbi, Chair­woman of the
iSAQB Executive Board


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