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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.


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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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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!

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New curriculum version 2021.1 of CPSA‑A® module EMBEDDED has been released

As of November 24, 2021, the new curriculum version 2021.1 of the CPSA‑A module EMBEDDED (Dependable Embedded Systems) in English replaces the previous version. The curriculum is now based on the current CPSA‑A curriculum template with fine-grained, numbered learning goals. The former chapter on functional safety now has a broader focus on depend­ability, the real-time…


The iSAQB® offers the CPSA‑F® exam in Portuguese now as well

The iSAQB has published the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture-Foundation Level (CPSA‑F) exam in Portuguese. Therefore, the Foundation Level exam can be taken in the five languages German, English, Spanish, Italian and also Portuguese from now on. You can find the recog­nized certification bodies that offer the new and all other exam languages here:


Mahbouba Gharbi, Chair­woman of the Board of iSAQB®, appointed to the Advisory Board of the Department of Computer Science at Worms University of Applied Sciences

Ludwigshafen am Rhein on November 15, 2021: On October 13, 2021, Worms University of Applied Sciences, with its more than 3700 students as well as 80 partner univer­sities in over 50 countries, appointed Mahbouba Gharbi, Chair­woman of the Board of the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board (iSAQB), to the Advisory Board for the Applied Computer…


New iSAQB®-compliant book published to prepare for CPSA®-Foundation Level exam

The new iSAQB-compliant book “Software Architecture Foundation” for in-depth prepa­ration for the Certified…


Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

Setup for Hybrid Workshops

Abstract Hybrid: From Latin hybrida, a variant of hibrida. Something of mixed origin or compo­sition; often, a tool or technology that combines the benefits of formerly separate tools or technologies. (Source: Wiktionary) Hybrid workshops allow people online and on-site to collab­orate, both in education/training, or other types of meetings. Before COVID-19, workshops and trainings were…


Kevlin Henney on Dealing with Uncertainty

Software archi­tects are faced with uncer­tainty more often than we would like to admit. How can we deal with it — or can we even make it disappear? In this episode of Eberhard Wolff’s Software Architecture in Stream, Kevlin Henney talks about uncer­tainty and how to deal with it.     Kevlin Henney has been a member…


Rebecca Parsons about Evolu­tionary Architecture

The architecture of a system has to change over time. In this episode of Eberhard Wolff’s Software Architecture in Stream, evolu­tionary architecture and why it is important will be discussed. Rebecca Parsons and Eberhard Wolff will talk about patterns and principles to build archi­tec­tures that stand the test of time.     Dr Rebecca Parsons co-authored the…


Chris Richardson on Microser­vices, Monoliths, Modularization

Software architecture  is essen­tially about how you divide a software system into multiple parts. In this episode of Eberhard Wolff’s Software Architecture in Stream, Chris Richardson and Eberhard Wolff have an exciting conver­sation on the topic of microser­vices, monoliths, and modular­ization.     Chris Richardson is a Java champion and a Java One rock star. These days,…


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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