As an investment in learning, Boeing are extending the certification goals for architects to demonstrate and track commitment to your career. Following a series of stakeholder workshops, to improve the overall Architecture capability, Boeing has engaged Iasa to deliver an architecture training curriculum with consulting support.

Iasa’s architect learning path is designed to ensure a common foundation for all architects at Boeing. Iasa provides certifications to architects across specializations and throughout their career. The IT Body of Knowledge (ITABoK) and Architect Core course options (on-line, self-paced or in-class instructor-led) prepares students for the CITA-Foundation level exam. The next step is an associate-level specialization course in Business, Infrastructure, Information, Software, Integration or Solution.

Architects grow from exposing themselves to different experiences and perspectives. Iasa content has been written by architects for architects and provides a neutral world-view across five critical pillars: Business Technology Strategy, IT Environment, Quality Attributes, Human Dynamics and System Design.

A Foundation for All Architects at Boeing – Architect Core

Architecture is the glue that holds projects and organizations together. As technology becomes more pervasive and complex, architecture practices help drive decision making, project agility, business alignment and cross-team collaboration. The Architect Core course is the foundation level course upon which all Iasa courses are based on. This course provides an introduction to the tools, information, skills and terminology required to succeed in the profession and was selected by Boeing to provide a common foundation for all architects-in-role, those practising architecture who may not carry a formal title and those who interact with architects and architecture at Boeing. The course focuses on:

  • Architecture Thinking: building a solid foundation and ensuring architects think like architects
  • Architecture Engagement: understanding the role and how architects engage
  • Architecture Demand: discovering ways to understand the demands of the business
  • Architecture Supply: Fulfilling that demand and delivering the architecture
  • Architecture Practice: How best to build the practice of architecture within your organization

Core Course Enrollment Options

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Architecture Functional Excellence (AFEx) at Boeing manages registration to these courses which will result in an email invitation from education@iasaglobal.org with course details for one of these delivery options:

On-site Instructor-led classes

This is an onsite instructor led course for new architects or aspiring architects. The course will run for four consecutive days from 8 AM to 5 PM. The following on-site classes have been delivered; additional class options will be added as they are scheduled for 2019; last updated 12/09/18.

ID Course Name Date/Time Location Building
19-6 Core Architecture 25-Mar-19 to 28-Mar8am to 4pm PST St. Louis, MO, USA Details to be confirmed
19-5 Core Architecture 11-Mar-19 to 14-Mar8am to 4pm PST Charleston, SC, USA Details to be confirmed
19-4 Core Architecture 25-Feb-19 to 28-Feb8am to 4pm PST Bellevue, WA, USA Conf Rm 33-to be confirmed
    Past classes    
18-3 Core Architecture Dec 10 – Dec 14, 8am to 4pm IST Bengaluru, India Training Room – Irish, 11th floor, Amber Building
18-2 Core Architecture Nov 5 – Nov 8, 8am to 4pm PST Bellevue, WA, USA Conf Rm 33-01.3, 32A6
18-1 Core Architecture Oct 29 – Nov 1, 8am to 4pm PST Bellevue, WA, USA Conf Rm 33-07.2, 21E2

On-line Self-paced

This self-paced course is for experienced or seasoned architects needing an introduction to Iasa pillars, tools and terminology. Note that Iasa is framework agnostic and this introduction focuses on the HOW of architecture. A review of the structure and top-level concepts in the ITABoK is suggested as pre-reading.

CITA Foundation Certification

Earning the CITA-Foundation certification provides recognition of your awareness-level knowledge in IT Architecture. The certification is an industry standard, and the only certification that leads to a structured process for gaining the skills you need as a practicing architect.

Developing your skills as an architect is difficult without a clear pathway and defined baseline. The CITA-F demonstrates that you are on this path and are taking the steps necessary to become a fully qualified architect.

Once you have passed an exam, you can access your IASA certificate from your profile on the docebo LMS – login as you did for the online course or content and then navigate to your activities.

This URL will take you directly: https://iasaglobal.docebosaas.com/lms/index.php?r=myActivities/index&tab=courses&login=1&login=1

and you will see a screen like the one below – click on the certificate icon on the right of the course to download.

We also provide Credly/Acclaim badges that can be added to your LinkedIn or other profiles; these are processed weekly.

The CITA-F credential is awarded by achieving a 70% or higher score on the CITA-F examination. The exam is deployed online via Iasa’s Learning Management System (docebo LMS). If attending an onsite course, the exam may be proctored on the last day of the course for those that register for the exam. For other situations, including on-line and self-paced courses, please register for the exam upon completion of your course.

If you are required to purchase the exam separately, then please login in to this site with your Iasa Membership credentials (which are different from those used for the docebo LMS) and then you can add the Exam (Certified IT Architect Foundation Exam Boeing) to your cart by clicking the link below.

Note that upon certification, Boeing architects may apply for reimbursement of the exam fee under the Boeing Learning Together Program (LTP) policy.

The exam consists of 75 questions. The time limit is 150 minutes (most people take over 100 minutes) and requires a pass mark of 70%. The test must be completed in one session, it cannot be resumed later. You can edit your answers and  jump to the next or previous pages.  The final score will be shown after the test completion but you can’t know the right answer to questions after completing the test. Questions are True / False or Multiple Choice similar to the following:

Multiple choice: Lean principles seek to 
True/False: Strategy Maps and Balanced Scorecards do NOT work well together
Multiple choice: Which of the following techniques can be used to lead a discussion
Multiple choice: Using the 4+1 viewpoint library from Kruchten, a UML activity
diagram would likely fall into 
Multiple choice: Which of the following most accurately describes the goals of 
the Architecture Trade-off and Analysis Method (ATAM) from the SEI
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