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CPSA® — Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture 

The Inter­na­tional Standard in Training and Certification of Software Architects 


We Want to Make You Stand Out

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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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

Changes in Management and Working Groups of the iSAQB e. V. after the General Meeting 2021

08 Jun
At this year’s General Meeting of the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture… Read more

Call for Papers of the Software Architecture Gathering — Digital 2021 starts now

20 Apr
The next virtual edition of the iSAQB Software Architecture Gathering… Read more

Publi­cation of new curriculum version 2021.1 of the CPSA‑F®

01 Apr
As of April 1, 2021, the new version 2021.1 of the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture-Foundation Level (CPSA‑F) curriculum… Read more

The iSAQB® supports training of software archi­tects at univer­sities with free educa­tional material for the CPSA‑F®

18 Mar
One of the main goals of the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture… Read more

German version of the CPSA‑F® mock exam published

17 Mar
The iSAQB® has now published the mock exam for the Certified Profes­sional… Read more

Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

Decen­tralized Architecture: What’s Behind Blockchains?

07 Jun
Fueled by ever new highs in cryptocur­rency prices, there is currently a lively debate about blockchains. Some praise the “self-sustaining” currencies as saviors in times of crisis, while others… Read more

DDD Confusion: Bounded Subdomain Context Module, or What?

26 May
Verbal confusion In my work as a trainer for domain-driven design (short: DDD), I notice that partic­i­pants of my DDD training courses occasionally have trouble distin­guishing precisely between five terms:… Read more

What CPSA®-Advanced Level Exam Tasks Actually Look Like

20 May
This blog post answers the most important questions about the written part of the iSAQB Advanced Level exam. The iSAQB entry level of the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture certification,… Read more

Functional Architecture Is Better

20 Apr
Wittgen­stein wrote, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” Moritz Nähr, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons And functional architecture works best with functional programming languages. Functional… Read more

The (new) Software Architecture Foundation Curriculum

01 Apr
Want to learn Software Architecture? Look no further – the recently released iSAQB Foundation Curriculum covers all your needs! A group of inter­na­tional software architecture experts has been working on… Read more

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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