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CITA-A Solution Architect Course

Course Aims and Objectives


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 architect’s skills to effectively function as a project delivery architect for midsize to large projects using common techniques and procedures.


Format and Procedures

Each day the course instructor will guide students through understanding the deliverables and strategy for Solution architects as well as the recommended best practices for delivering a solution architecture of value. Students will progress through instructor and student led discussions, hands-on workshops, and industry case studies. 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


Prerequisites


Minimum: Knowledge of the IT Body of Knowledge (ITABoK) - Downloadable materials included in membership (separate registration is required). Business Technology Strategy pre-work materials included if registering as an individual online (Corporate plans may differ).

Recommended: CITA-Foundation Certification
Has hands-on experience in multiple industries and across several disciplines. Possess skill and understanding of a variety of Operating Systems. A broad and deep understanding of Databases is also required.


Certification Information

The CITA-A credential is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional knowledge of architectural skills and management.  

The CITA-A exam for the solution architect specialization is based on curriculum from this course and the Iasa Associate Business Technology Strategy training course. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice and true/false questions deployed in an online environment.

Students will be given 14 days to enter the exam after completing an associate course and 3 hours to complete the exam once entered. A passing grade is 70%.

Syllabus


Module 00 – Architect Core & Business, Technology & Strategy Review
Lesson 1 - Iasa's 5 Pillars - BTS, IT Environment, Design Skills, Quality Attributes, Human Dynamics
Lesson 2 - The Mini-MBA
Lesson 3 - Innovation Management in Architecture

Module 01: The Solution Architect & Lifecycle
Lesson 1 – Defining the Role
Lesson 2 – The Job Description
Lesson 3 – Organizational Structures

Lifecycle

Lesson 1 – Managing Solutions
Lesson 2 – Lifecycle Engagement Model
Lesson 3 – Delivering a Solution
Lesson 4 – Solution vs. Enterprise & Business Architecture

Module 02: Business Architecture
Lesson 1 – Measurement of Business Architecture
Lesson 2 – Elements of Business Architecture
Lesson 3 – Business Model Canvas Representation
Lesson 4 – Business Detail Views
Lesson 5 – Benefits Dependency Network

Module 03: The Solution Architect & Lifecycle
Lesson 1 – Defining the Role
Lesson 2 – The Job Description
Lesson 3 – Organizational Structures

Lifecycle
Lesson 1 – Managing Solutions
Lesson 2 – Lifecycle Engagement Model
Lesson 3 – Delivering a Solution
Lesson 4 – Solution vs. Enterprise & Business Architecture

Module 04: The Information Architecture
Lesson 1- Data, Information and Knowledge
Lesson 2 - Valuing Information
Lesson 3 - Buying & Selling Information
Lesson 4 - Governance Model
Lesson 5 - Working with an Information Architect

Module 05: The Software Architecture
Lesson 1 - Technology Platforms
Lesson 2 - Modeling
Lesson 3 - Quality Analysis
Lesson 4 - Design Patterns Selection and Application
Lesson 5 - SDLC - What it means to the Software Architect

Module 06: The Infrastructure Architecture
Lesson 1 - Network, Hardware and Datacenter
Lesson 2 - Managing the Cloud
Lesson 3 - Operations Architectures
Lesson 4 - Getting Infrastructure Right – working with an Infrastructure Architect

Module 07: The Solution Architecture
Lesson 1 -Creating the Generic Architecture
Lesson 2 - Creating the Product Specific Architecture
Lesson 3 - Architectural Viewpoints

Solution Architecture Workshops

Special Topic – The Architecture for the Cloud.

Accommodation: If you are travelling from abroad or from outside Dublin, we have negotiated a special rate with some local hotels which are very close to our Training Centre. Please contact training@ics.ie for details if you wish to avail of this special rate.

If for any reason you need to cancel your place on this course, please ensure you are aware of our cancellation policy.


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CPD Points:

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Date(s):

20th Mar (Tue) to 23rd Mar (Fri)

Time(s):

Begins at 09:00 and ends at 17:00

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