As the capstone for the associate software architect curriculum this course provides the final elements necessary to the knowledge and practice of the profession. During the course you will explore the software engineering and application development practices that distinguish you as a software architect. The program builds on the IT environment skills and design skills learned in the foundation associate courses.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Rise to design challenges through use of tools and methodologies.
  • Reduce business risks associated with building technical solutions.
  • Address stakeholder requirements and satisfy both functional and quality requirements.
  • Includes the pre-work Business Technology Strategy materials and the CITA-Associate Business Exam
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Iasa’s architect learning path is designed to ensure the best learning experience. The path begins with the Architect Core course which prepares students for the CITA-Foundation level exam (included in the course). The next step is the associate level specialization courses in Business, Infrastructure, Information, Software and the generalization track of Solution. This offering is meant to cover all architect fields and any or all can be taken by the student. Each associate level course includes the pre-work Business Technology Strategy materials and the CITA-Associate exams.

The next two steps in the path are knowledge and experience level review boards, CITA-Specialist and CITA-Professional.  Find out more on the Iasa certifications here.

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Each day the course instructor will guide students through, discussions and recommended best practice for delivery of Software architecture and value. Student’s progress through detailed definitions and ontology, instructor and student led discussions,  team workshops and industry case studies based on the fictitious Tinkleman company scenarios.

The Software course is offered online several times throughout the year. For onsite training a minimum of 10 students are required. The course pricing is reflected below and includes the CITA – Associate exam and the course pre-work, Business Technology Strategy (BTS) materials.


Onsite Pricing

Full Member = $2,700
Non & Basic Members = $2,925 (includes full membership)

Online Pricing

Full Member = $1,900
Non & Basic Members = $2,125 (includes full membership)

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