Publication of new curriculum version 2021.1 of the CPSA‑F®
As of April 1, 2021, the new version 2021.1 of the Certified Professional for Software Architecture-Foundation Level (CPSA‑F) curriculum replaces the previously valid version. It is available in German and English. The new version will be published in other languages shortly.
The iSAQB-accredited training providers and trainers were informed regularly about planned changes during the twelve-month preparation phase of this update and received the new syllabus version in advance, so that a gradual adaptation of the training content could take place, and now, starting from April at the latest, all CPSA‑F training courses can be completely conducted according to the specifications of the new curriculum. Accordingly, as of April 1, the CPSA‑F examination will also be mandatorily switched to an updated version by the recognized certification bodies . Its content will be aligned with the new curriculum version 2021.1.
Within the iSAQB, the Foundation Level working group is committed to the further development and updating of the CPSA-Foundation Level syllabus. Together, the experts of the working group contribute suggestions for improvement and evaluate change notices, which all interested persons can post as “GitHub Issues” in the public repository of the iSAQB. As part of this effort, the Foundation Level curriculum was substantially revised and updated. For example, learning objective LG 1–2 received additional sub-objectives and clarifications. Learning objective LG 1–11 was newly added. LG 2–3 has been completely restructured to include a new and explicit collection of influencing factors, and a completely revised list of all fundamental design principles has been added to learning objective LG 2–6. Furthermore, in addition to the correction of various typos and hyperlinks, among other things, an update and expansion of the list of references was carried out.
The new curriculum version 2021.1 can be found here.
For further information on the topic, please see Gernot Starke’s blog post The (new) Software Architecture Foundation Curriculum.