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Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA-F)

What actually characterises a good software architecture? What challenges does the software architect have to face today? Is he more of a technician, organizer or mediator? These questions and more are covered in this training. Furthermore, you will learn the basic tools of the software architect. Using a case study, you will analyze and evaluate the requirements of stakeholders and learn methods and techniques to design high-quality software. We also teach you how to qualitatively assess IT systems and document them efficiently.



4 days


On the basis of concrete practical examples and use cases, the tools of a software architect are taught. This includes methodical, technical and communication skills. After the course, you will be able to describe your stakeholders' requirements in a comprehensible way in an implementable software architecture and to communicate convincingly and clearly.

On the last day you can take the "CPSA-F" exam according to iSAQB®.

target group

Software architects and experienced software developers who have already gained experience in designing small & medium-sized software systems

Contents (new)


  • About this course: CSPA-F
  • CSPA-F Training & Certification Program

Fundamentals and terms

  • Definition & duties of software architecture
  • Goals & positioning of software architecture
  • Architecture & Requirements
  • Categorisation of software

The architectural draft

  • Maxime in architectural drafting
  • Heuristics
  • Architectural Principles
  • Architectural styles
  • Design patterns
  • Architectural patterns
  • Tools & techniques
  • Macro vs. micro architecture
  • Cross-cutting concepts

Description and documentation

  • Architecture and organisation
  • Architecture and technology
  • Essential architectural views
  • Complementary representations & notations
  • Interfaces
  • Decomposition strategies
  • Architecture documentation

Decision-making & Communication

  • Challenges in communication and decision-making
  • "Iterative Design Process"
  • "Last Responsible Moment"
  • Compromise vs. consensus
  • The Harvard Concept

Software quality

  • Concept of quality
  • Quantitative assessment
  • "Architecture Trade-off Analysis Method"
  • Technical debts
  • Quality tree

Exam preparation

  • General information about the exam
  • Types of examination questions
  • Examples of exam questions


  • Responsibilities of the software architect
  • LINGOX case study
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Requirements, general conditions & restrictions
  • Cohesion & Coupling
  • Business context view
  • Technical context view
  • Definition of building blocks
  • Architectural Style, Technology Products & Infrastructure
  • Team Event
  • Conflict of interests and architectural decisions
  • Creation of a quality tree

Examination fee

  • DE/AT: EUR 250
  • CH: 370 CHF


Certification is handled by an independent certification authority.

Trivadis is an official iSAQB® Accredited Training Provider:


Seminar: 50 % theory, 40 % practical examples & exercises on a case study, 10 % exam preparation



  • Has more than 18 months of practical experience in software development
  • Has knowledge and practical experience in at least one higher programming language
  • Has already worked on architectural design in smaller software projects


  • Knows concepts of modularization
  • Has basic knowledge in software modeling
  • Has knowledge in UML or comparable notations

If you have any questions about the prerequisites, please feel free to contact us.

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