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The Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board signif­i­cantly expands the inter­na­tional CPSA exam offering for software architects

The iSAQB® has recog­nized the certification bodies GASQ and Swiss Associ­ation for Quality (SAQ) as new exami­nation providers for the ” Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture ” (CPSA). Both certification bodies extend the inter­na­tional offer of CPSA exami­na­tions at Foundation Level and Advanced Level. In addition, the Certible and CERT-IT certification bodies – both recog­nized for several years as iSAQB® Foundation Level exam providers – were recog­nized as new Advanced Level exam providers. Further certification bodies for Foundation and Advanced Levels are iSQI and Future Networks Cert.

Mirko Hillert, Managing Director of iSAQB GmbH, says: “All those inter­ested in CPSA should be able to quickly and easily arrange and take an exam – worldwide and in the form they want. This is why we have signif­i­cantly expanded our cooper­ation with renowned exami­nation providers. The increasing inter­na­tional demand for CPSA certi­fi­ca­tions is also an important reason for us to rapidly expand the range of exami­na­tions we offer”.

By now, more than 14,500 software architecture experts worldwide have success­fully passed CPSA exams. The iSAQB® training scheme stipu­lates a strict separation between training and exami­nation providers. The exam providers ( certification bodies ) thus play an important role in the entire certification process. Only they are allowed to carry out exami­na­tions in order to achieve the highest level of quality and trans­parency of the certifications.

Generally, training providers accredited by iSAQB® organize CPSA Foundation Level exams directly following face-to-face training. The exams are paper-based or conducted using a Tablet PC. Almost all iSAQB® recog­nized certification bodies can conduct these exams on-site worldwide. Alter­na­tively, Foundation Level candi­dates can take online exams. These are offered in all Pearson VUE exami­nation centres worldwide via the iSQI certification body and in PROMETRIC exami­nation centres via the Certible certification body.

Exami­na­tions at the Advanced Level can also be taken worldwide by inter­ested parties who have already obtained the CPSA Foundation Certificate. The exami­nation process takes place with the recog­nised certi­fiers via e‑mail and telephone confer­ences. All contact details of the recog­nized iSAQB® exam providers and further information can be found under this link:

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