IT Architect Certification

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IT Architecture Certification

 

  • Overview
  • Process
  • Comparison
  • Samples

Certification Overview

iCMG IT Architecture Certification program evaluates the IT Architect's ability to model business strategies, system envisioning, specify overall requirements, define system level design decisions (six variables), plan complex systems, technology selection and implementation processes.

Level 1: iCMG Certified IT Architecture Leader (iCITAL) - Level I Essential Certification
Level 2: iCMG Certified IT Architecture Leader (iCITAL) –Level II Practitioner Certification

All the testing and certifications are administered with strict quality controls.

Why iCMG IT Architecture Certification?

 

Certification Process

The key steps in certification process as described below


Note: The test schedule needs to be worked out with the co-ordinator.

 
  • Level 1
     

    iCMG Certified IT Architecture Leader (iCITAL) –
    Level I Essential Certification

    Level I Essential Certification: First, the participants have to complete the IT Architecture course. After completion of the course, the student can register for certification and take up 2 hour online test.

     

    Fees: Certification (ESSENTIAL) Fee INR 5,999

    Note: This certification cost is included in the workshop fee.

    Pre-requisite: 2 days workshop

     

  • Level 2
     

    iCMG Certified IT Architecture Leader (iCITAL) –
    Level II Practitioner Certification

    Level II Practitioner Certification: The participant submit one of their case study for evaluation. They have to develop the architecture artifacts, define mappings and ensure that the suggested solution results in better outcome. Subsequently, the result of the case study has to be presented to the certification panel. Please note that qualifying in Level I certification is mandatory before taking up the Level II certification.

     

    Fees: Certification (Practitioner) Fee INR 12,999

    Note: Please note that qualifying in Tier I certification is mandatory before taking up the Tier II certification.

    Pre-requisite: Level 1 certification

     

Key Areas
iCMG Architecture Certification
Other Architecture Certifications
Architecture Frameworks
Architecture Development Process
Modeling specification such as UML 2.0, BPMN, SoaML, etc.
Component Programming Model
Pattern and Reusable Assets
Business Process Management
Model Driven Architecture
Service Oriented Architecture
Cloud Governance & Risk Management
Big Data Application
Legacy transformation, EAI
Architecture Realization & Assessment Governance capability
Domain (Industry) knowledge

Individual readiness wrt  architecture skills

Sample Skill Assessment Charts

Skill Assessment Mapping - I
Individual readiness wrt  architecture skills
Fig - Individual readiness wrt
architecture skills
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Skill Assessment Mapping - II
Individual readiness wrt  architecture skills
Fig - Comparing performance
among architecture team members
(Click image to Enlarge)

 

Sample Architecture Skill Governance Chart (team)

Here, is a sample assessment and status of various IT Architects in a product company. The skill governance program is very critical to ensure that those team members who doesn't qualify gets continuous mentoring and help to prepare themselves

Name
Architecture Body-of-Knowledge
(Frameworks)
Modeling: MDA, UML, BPMN
Architecture Realization, Governance, Capability
Architecture Development Process
Pattern and Reuse
Standards, EJB, CCM, .net
Legacy Transformation, EAI, SOA
Architect 1
S
O
S
W
S
S
S
Architect 2
S
S
S
O
S
S
S
Architect 3
S
S
W
S
S
O
W
Architect 4
S
O
O
O
S
O
W
Architect 5
O
O
O
O
O
S
O
Architect 6
O
O
W
O
W
O
O
Architect 7
O
W
O
W
O
W
W
Architect 8
S
W
W
W
S
W
O
Architect 9
S
W
S
O
O
O
W
Architect 10
O
W
W
W
W
O
W
Architect 11
W
W
W
W
O
S
W
Architect 12
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
Architect 13
S
W
W
W
S
W
W
               
   
S - Strength
O - Ok
W - Weakness
     

 

 

 

 

Case Studies

  • 1. Defining ROI +

    Defining ROI on architecture. (Align Business ROI with Technology ROI
  • 2. Performance Metrics +

    Mapping of Performance Metrics from the Technology to the Business Outcomes
  • 3. Apply Frameworks +

    How to apply Zachman Framework for IT Architecture and how to use them in your IT Products & Services
  • 4. Quality of Service (QoS) +

    How to support Quality of Service (QoS) for software products
  • 5. Product Line Architecture +

     Product Line Architecture, COTS selection and component assembly
  • 6. Component Modeling +

    Component Modeling with UML2.x  for Business domains
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Why iCMG? - 7 Reasons

  • 1. Investment protection +

    To serve and protect the organization’s interest towards Architecture driven IT investments (if a person trained & certified leaves the organization, iCMG will train next person for FREE)
  • 2. Team vs Individuals +

    This unique program evaluates the team of IT architects/ designers ability to plan complex systems and implementation processes
  • 3. Key Focus (12 skills + Domain) +

    IT Architecture certification programs to impart competency for business modeling, system envisioning, technology selection, system specification, and software process facilitation, domain knowledge etc.
  • 4. Case studies +

    Real-time case studies on IT Architecture usage for product development, custom development, business transformation etc.
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