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Who pays for the courses and certifications?

Certain teams (such as the "domains" in Services) allocate budget to manager-nominated individuals.  Connect with your manager to see if training budget has been allocated for the Iasa course, exam or certification you are interested in.

Why is MSFT doing this?

As an investment in learning, we are establishing certification goals to demonstrate and track Microsoft commitment to staff learning. Certification supports a wide range of outcomes: independent validation of demonstrated knowledge and experience recognition, confidence and achievement for the individual support for growing professionalism, lifelong learning & talent retention an architecture focus that supports new

What is in it for the me as an Architect?

Wayne Anderson at Avanade says “all things considered, adding CITA-P to my resume has been a red-letter achievement in my career — a headline, years in the making, requiring hard work and mental gymnastics to look at what I thought I knew in different ways.”  Read the full the article in Certification Magazine.

What will be the impact on my professional career?

Most successful architects point to the different perspectives needed. “The process of CITA-P certification caused me to review my work history through the lens of different architectural disciplines and assess my strengths and weaknesses in each. When I engaged with a new customer, I was better able to understand their different expectations and deliver accordingly.

Which certification is right for you?

Iasa certifications are the first global industry architect certifications that are completely vendor independent and run only by practicing architects. Iasa provides four levels of certification which describe the major milestones in an architect’s career. Regardless of where you are in your career Iasa Global has a certification for you. The Iasa Certification Program delineates

What is the time commitment?

Four levels of certification are offered.  Please discuss the entry point with your manager; we expect PFE and Consultant roles to achieve CITA-F, Architects to achieve CITA-A and a small number of Senior Architects to achieve CITA-S/P by the end of this fiscal year (June 2017). Certified IT Architect – Foundation (CITA-F) shows awareness of

What makes CITA-P different from other IT Architect certification programs?

The biggest distinguishing factor for the CITA-P Certification is that it is validated by the community of practicing architects in the form of a professional association, rather than companies, vendors, or governments. This method of certification has historically been the only successful process for professionalization. IASA is part way through ANSI/ISO certification.

What will I receive after I pass?

You will receive a framed certificate. You will also have access to the appropriate logo to include on business cards and email signature.  We are negotiating with Acclaim to add a badge to your LinkedIn profile (more on this soon).