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TOP 5 Software Architecture Certifications For Your Career

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Which software architecture certification is right for you? We have summarized the TOP software architecture training courses for this!


Software architecture certificates are an incredibly effective tool for aspiring computer scientists in the modern world to rapidly climb the corporate ladder. Finally, the accreditations provide a potential employer with black-and-white evidence that an applicant can put a specific skillset to practical use.

They provide a benchmark between candidates and give you an edge over your competitors. If you are interested in software architecture certificates, you've come to the right place. We at Tectrain have specialized in software architecture training with subsequent certification. Of course, we also offer training and courses online.

In this article, we present you the 5 most important software architecture certificates and training courses.

iSAQB® Certifications

In almost all of the following courses, you will receive an iSAQB® certificate at the end. The International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB® for short) is an association of various IT experts to improve the training and further education of software engineers using technological standards and certifications. Only 38 companies worldwide are approved as official accreditation partners of iSAQB®.

Fun fact: One of our trainers, Gernot Starke, is considered the guru of iSAQB®. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that we have a success rate of 98.8% (!) in the “iSAQB® Foundation” exam.

iSAQB® CPSA: Certified Professional for Software Architecture

1- iSAQB® Foundation

While we are already on the topic of the iSAQB® Foundation, we can also shed light on this software architecture training. This three-day course will teach you the fundamentals of successful software architecture. You will be given the practical tools for a methodical way of working.

How do you coordinate with the other project participants in the areas of requirements management, project management, and testing How can I effectively put a created plan into action step by step?

All this and much more will be taught to you here with us. And so that you can use your time at tectrain efficiently right away, you will receive a guided course preparation from us in advance.

iSAQB® - Foundation Level

2- iSAQB® Advanced DDD

Software is not an end in itself. Programs need to solve real-world problems. For example, sorting medical findings automatically or planning traffic routes as cheaply as possible. The only difficulty here is that this often requires at least two groups of experts: one is the specialist physicians, traffic engineers, etc., and the other is the software architects.

How do these different specialist groups come to a common denominator?

This is where Domain Driven Design (DDD) comes into play. DDD bridges the gap between experts so that teams can work together on an interdisciplinary basis. A relevant tool for this is the ubiquitous language - i.e. a language that everyone in the team has agreed on.

A small example: Does “regularly” mean “again and again” in your team or do you agree on the legal concept “according to the rule”? If there are question marks at such points, the developed software may have to be reprogrammed at the end. Our DDD course is an iSAQB Advanced Level module and prepares you well for working in a cross-departmental team. Learn the concepts as well as the craft.

In addition, our experienced trainers will infuse you with the necessary self-confidence so that you can approach the next project with confidence.



Gone are the days when programs were like an inflexible monolith. Software today has to be scalable, dynamically placeable, and fail-safe. Cloud infrastructure is ideal for achieving this.

In our iSAQB Advanced module CLOUDINFRA, we use practical examples to show you how you can work reliably with containers, how targeted monitoring can be established, and much more. CLOUDINFRA is a pearl among software architecture certificates.

Let us introduce you to common architectural concepts. We also pay special attention to automation thanks to container managers. If you are interested in cloud-native architectures and the software development of tomorrow, our iSAQB Advanced CLOUDINFRA course is for you.


4- iSAQB® Advanced IMPROVE

Good old Ernest Hemingway once said: "The only way to write is to rewrite." This applies not only to Nobel prize-winning authors but also (or even more so!) to modern software architects.

A code wants to be constantly improved and adapted to new situations. This is exactly what our iSAQB® IMPROVE training aims for. With us, you learn to have the end in mind right from the start. In other words: How can you design your software from the start in such a way that the code can be smoothly adapted later

Perhaps more than any other, this software architecture training course bridges the gap between information and business administration. Thanks to iSAQB® IMPROVE you will be able to react quickly to changes in the market to secure economic advantages for your company.

For example, if your company produces surveying machines for the steel industry, but suddenly management has also taken an interest in granite testing, as a software architect you can either

  • Write a completely new software. As is well known, the time and costs for this can be enormous - much to the chagrin of management. 


  • As a smart developer, you take the existing software and rewrite or supplement it. The time and cost savings are immense. Your company can quickly tackle the new line of business. You made that leap as quickly as possible. This will have a corresponding effect on your career path.

In our course, we will show you how to get the tasks done under unfavorable conditions. After all, the framework for a project is rarely "Take as much time as you need and money is not an issue."

iSAQB® IMPROVE makes you an indispensable asset for every company. With that in mind, this software architecture certification is truly worth its weight in gold.


Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) certifications

Let's leave the world of the International Software Architecture Qualification Board and look at the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its software architecture certificates.

But what is it?

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a set of organizational and workflow templates for implementing agile practices across the enterprise. The Framework is a body of knowledge that provides structured guidance on roles and responsibilities, task planning and management, and values to be promoted.

SAFe encourages consistency, collaboration, and execution across multiple agile teams. The focus is on three subject areas:

  • Agile software development
  • Lean Product Development and
  • Systems Thinking

As the business grows, SAFe provides a structured approach to scaling Agile.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Training

On the history of SAFe®

Dean Leffingwell and Drew Jemilo introduced SAFe in 2011 to help companies build better systems and software. In this way, companies should be able to react more quickly to new customer needs.

Previously, teams used traditional project management processes for software development. However, as rapid response to changing market conditions has become increasingly important, new frameworks have emerged to improve the delivery of solutions across the enterprise.

This is how SAFe was born. Today, SAFe is one of the most widely adopted frameworks in large-scale agile deployment, and the global user community has been hard at work driving its progress.

5- Leading SAFe® Certified Agilist (SA)

Our two-day Leading SAFe® Certified Agilist (SA) training introduces you wonderfully to the world of the framework.

Learn hands-on how to carry out PI planning and coordinate Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

We examine fundamental principles such as Agile Development, Systems Thinking, DevOps, and Product Flow.

After this course, you will have a solid basic understanding of the subject. After that, all specialization options in the SAFe® world are open to you.

Take the first step to becoming a Lean-Agile leader.

Leading SAFe® (SA)

BONUS: SAFe® for Architects Certification (ARCH)

Unlike the general Leading SAFe® training, the SAFe® for Architects certification (ARCH) is again a classic software architecture training course.

If you have read the previous two sections - or perhaps even completed the Leading SAFe® course - you will have a good overview of the broad elements of SAFe®.

Software architecture certificates SAFe® for Architects certification (ARCH) go into depth at the point of program development. During the three-day training, we will show you the role, the tasks, and the required mindset of a SAFe® Architect.

You will not only learn how to work effectively in your team, but also how you can get involved along the value stream of the company and thus constantly contribute to increasing value.

This certification is a real must for every prospective software architect in the SAFe® universe.

SAFe® for Architects (ARCH)


In which direction should it go?

Do you want to specialize in working in a cloud infrastructure or would you rather make sure that your program is always ready for adaptation?

Maybe you also want to dive into the Scaled Agile Framework® world and maybe even become a SAFe® Professional.

No matter what you choose, these software architecture certificates are outstanding milestones in any computer science career.

If you choose tectrain as your training partner, you can be sure that we will not only help you to get your certificate but that you will also go home with tangible real-life skills. And all this in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

You can visit our Academy page and view training courses that are right for you. Do you have any questions or comments? Then please write to us! We're happy about every Feedback.

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