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Why Should I attend the CPSA® Foundation Level Training Course?

iSAQB Blog Foundation Level interview with curator Gernot Starke

The iSAQB’s Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture program (CPSA) is a program of further education. It is aimed at anyone who works on solution struc­tures in IT projects. Within the multi-level CPSA program, the Foundation Level is the first step. It provides a solid and pragmatic intro­duction to software architecture. But why exactly should you,…

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SAG 2021 Session Recording: “Essential Architectural Thinking”

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There is a lot of confusion regarding architectural work these days. When? How much? Who? Tons of heated debates, and nobody is asking the essential question: Why? But without asking Why, all the other questions are futile. Thus, this session at the Software Architecture Gathering 2021 by Uwe Friedrichsen will start by asking: *Why* do…

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Setup for Hybrid Workshops

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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…

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The (new) Software Architecture Foundation Curriculum

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 optimizing and stream­lining this systematic education path, resulting in the most systematic and practical curriculum ever. The 2021 update is the result of nearly 12 months…

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Migrating the iSAQB® Mock Exami­nation to AsciiDoc

The iSAQB provides a mock exam for the Foundation Level certification. This post shows how we moved this exam from docx format to AsciiDoc, facil­i­tating collab­o­ration and enabling automated gener­ation of the required multi­lingual document variants. So, this is the story of how we moved from Microsoft Word to AsciiDoc for the collab­o­ration on files…

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The iSAQB CPSA Certification Scheme – Meaning, Benefits, and Structure

In this brand-new podcast episode, Carola Lilienthal, Gernot Starke, and Eberhard Wolff sat together to discuss the iSAQB’s two-level certification scheme CPSA – Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture – in detail. What are the reasons for, and what is the actual meaning of the CPSA certification program? Which are the benefits for partic­i­pants, but also…

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Software Archi­tects in Changing Times

iSAQB member Mischa Soujon

Christoph Witte: Hello, my name is Christoph Witte. I’m a freelance journalist. I’m here in front of the booth of the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board at the OOP conference in Munich. And I want to talk to Mischa Soujon. He’s working at IBM as a solution architect, making proto­types, and proof of concept for…

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Intro­duction to the iSAQB® CPSA® Certification Program

You are a software architect, or inter­ested in becoming one, and would like to know more about the iSAQB CPSA certification program, and how your career could benefit from it? Then take a look at this presen­tation, created in a cooper­ation with iSQI. iSAQB member Roger Rhoades gives an overview of the field of software architecture,…

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Software Architecture Fundamentals

iSAQB member and chairwoman Mahbouba Gharbi

Mirko Hillert: Hello, we are here at OOP in Munich. Standing next to me is Mahbouba Gharbi, chair­woman of the iSAQB. Mahbouba, you are an author, software architect and trainer. You wrote a book with Arne Koschel, Andreas Rausch and Gernot Starke. It is called Software Architecture Funda­mentals. The book is quite successful and is…

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