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 a four-tier certification path designed to level-set architects based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional knowledge of architectural skills and management.

Certification highlights:

  • Written by architects – vendor agnostic
  • Knowledge and experience based
  • Multiple levels – Foundation through Professional
  • Exams deployed online and onsite
  • Multiple review board options

Certification overviews (Click on titles for more info):

   

Overview

Iasa Architect CITA-F (Foundation) Core Training Program develops a clear pathway and defined baseline for successful IT architects. The flexibility, quality, changeability, scalability and durability of a system depends on the underlying architecture. And a good architecture is based on the correct foundation work. Lack of architecture work not only results in costly and ineffective solutions, but also in long-term issues that get stuck in the activities that the solutions will support.

The CITA-Foundation certification demonstrates that you are on this path and that you are taking the necessary steps to become a fully qualified architect.
CITA-F is a certification passable on the international labor market. So far, more than 3,500 professionals around the world have been certified.

The Iasa Core Course for IT Architects gives you as an architect knowledge of models and tools for developing IT architectures that meet the demands of modern business. The curriculum is developed by IT architects for IT architects, which is one of the basic ideas behind Iasa. 

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INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING

The Iasa community is at the forefront in providing the most current skills training, best practices and business development strategies. Our courses and certification examinations are lead by the Iasa Board of Education, which is a volunteer, member-based board of certified architects who are responsible for setting our global curriculum, certification and education policies.

SELF-PACED TRAINING AND EXAMS

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Architect Foundation Exam
Iasa has developed the first technology and vendor agnostic architecture certification career path adopted by many companies, local computer societies, and individual members. Full Iasa membership is required before obtaining Iasa certification.
Certified IT Architect - Distinguished
CITA-Distinguished certification is awarded to the leading IT Architects of our time and validated by the community of practicing architects in the form of a professional association, rather than companies, vendors, or governments. The CITA-D credential is achieved by passing a board of your peers who have already obtained the CITA-D certification level or higher. The board will consist of four reviewers and a moderator. The candidate will make a presentation and answer questions... Details
Certified IT Architect - Professional
The biggest distinguishing factor for the CITA-Professional 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. The CITA-P credential is achieved by passing a board of your peers who have already obtained the CITA-P certification level or higher. The board will consist of two reviewers and a moderator. The candidate will make a presentation and answer questions over ... Details
CITA Associate Retake Exam
This is for individuals that have failed an exam previously. Individuals can apply for a retake if within 1 year of failed exam.
CITA Foundation Retake Exam
This is for individuals that have failed an exam previously. Individuals can apply for a retake if within 1 year of failed exam.
Comparing Frameworks and Methodologies
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Effective Meetings
A meeting can be defined as an instrument of communication, an exchange of information between people with the goal of reaching a common objective. Meetings should not be seen as a waste of time and a distraction from daily work.

This 60 minute self-paced online course delivers an interactive training to help students understand what makes an effective meeting, the 4 keys of an effective meeting, and an interactive quiz to test your understanding of the material learned ... Details
Exam Extension
Extend the period within which you can access an exam for an additional 60 days. Note the initial period is 60 days.
Iasa Self Assessment
Ready to start? This individual self-assessment will take you about 20 minutes but must be completed in one session.

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Introduction to Leadership
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Lesson 1 – What Makes You a Leader
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Introduction to the Iasa 5 Pillars eBook
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IT Governance
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Management of Meetings
This 60 minute self-paced online course delivers an interactive training to help students understand what makes an effective meeting, the 4 keys of an effective meeting, and an interactive quiz to test your understanding of the material learned is included.

Course Objectives
- Learn general business etiquette when attending a meeting
- How to make future meetings effective
- How to respond to issues with a meeting
Negotiation 101
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Presentation Skills
Presentation skills play an important role in business. This 60 minute self-paced online course delivers an interactive training will offer you techniques to help improve your skills and confidence when faced with speaking to others. At the end of the course there is an interactive quiz to test your understanding of the material learned.

Course Objectives
- Learn general business etiquette when presenting
- Learn the best method of communicating a... Details
Self-Paced Foundation Course
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These five skill categories comprise the Foundation Body of Knowledge for all IT architects and is the common thread in all of Iasa’s training and certifications. It is meant as a high level overview of the 5 pillars of architecture and is focused... Details
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