As an investment in learning, EPAM Systems, Inc. is extending the certification goals for architects to demonstrate and track commitment to your career. Following a series of stakeholder meetings, to improve the overall Architecture capability, EPAM has engaged Iasa to deliver an architecture training curriculum.

Iasa’s architect learning path is designed to ensure a common foundation for all architects at EPAM. 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 EPAM – 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

Online Instructor-led class

As a student you will be required to do self-registration to the course which will result in an email invitation from education@iasaglobal.org and an invitation from our Learning Management System, Docebo.  The class meets twice a week for a total of 8 weeks for the following delivery schedule:

All times are 1200 to 1400 CET 

Week 1:  April 11th

Week 2:    April 16th and 18th

Week 3:  April 24th and 26th     

Week 4: May 2nd and 3rd

Week 5:  May 8th and 10th

Week 6: May 14th and 16th

Week 7:  May 28th and 30th

Week 8: June 3rd and 5th

Course Registration

About 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.

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).

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.

For Seasoned Architects at EPAM – Solution Architecture

A Solutions Architect is an expert in many categories. They should have hands-on experience in multiple industries and across several disciplines. They can master a variety of hardware platforms including mainframes, distributed platforms, desktops, and mobile devices. Akin to that, they should also possess skill and understanding of a variety of Operating Systems. A broad and deep understanding of Databases is also required.

The Iasa Solutions Architect training develops an architects skills to effectively function as a project delivery architect for midsize to large projects using common techniques and procedures.

  • Develop solution architecture for midsize to large projects.
  • Understand the 4 primary aspects of solution architecture and work with critical stakeholders to
    deliver them.
  • Function within the team throughout project life cycles to ensure appropriate technology strategy delivery.
  • Deliver solutions regularly based on sound value management techniques.
  • Manage stakeholders and key team members expectations and communications strategy.

Core Course Enrollment Options

Online Instructor-led class

As a student you will be required to do self-registration to the course which will result in an email invitation from education@iasaglobal.org and an invitation from our Learning Management System, Docebo.  The class meets twice a week for a total of 8 weeks for the following delivery schedule:

All times are 1415 to 1615 CET 

Week 1:  April 11th

Week 2:    April 16th and 18th

Week 3:  April 24th and 26th     

Week 4: May 2nd and 3rd

Week 5:  May 8th and 10th

Week 6: May 14th and 16th

Week 7:  May 28th and 30th

Week 8: June 3rd and 5th

Course Registration

About CITA Associate Certification

Earning the CITA-Associate certification is the next step after earning the CITA-Foundation level certification.  An Associate level specialization proves that you have the ability to function in a generalized track that includes Business, Infrastructure, Information and Software architecture.

The CITA-A credential is awarded by achieving a 70% or higher score on the CITA-A examination. The exam is deployed online via Iasa’s Learning Management System (Docebo LMS).

The exam consists of 100 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.