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Certifications related to architects

posted Nov 11, 2018, 3:24 PM by Jageshwar Tripathi   [ updated Jun 13, 2020, 1:29 PM ]


Enterprise & IT Governance

  • TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect
  • COBIT 5 training and certification (4 different exams)
  • Zachman Certified - Enterprise Architect


  • AWS Certified Solution Architect 
  • Google certified professional (Cloud Architect)
  • IBM Certified Solution Architect - Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1
  • IBM Certified Solution Advisor - Cloud Computing Architecture V4
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure


  • Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Certified Architecture Specialist
  • Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect
  • Oracle Application Integration Architecture 11g Certified Implementation Specialist
  • Oracle IT Architecture BPM 2013 Certified Architecture Specialist
  • Oracle IT Architecture SOA 2013 Certified Architecture Specialist
  • Cisco certified architect (for Cisco technologies not a generic one)
  • Red Hat® Certified Architect (RHCA (Upon obtaining either RHCE or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer
  • MCSE: Mobility, MCSE: Data Management and Analytics
  • Pega Systems: Certified Lead System Architect, Certified Senior System Architect, Certified Pega Business Architect
  • CISSP-ISSAP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
Note: Some of the certifications are provided by IASA which was earlier known as International Association of Software Architects and now it claims that is is an association of All IT Architects. 
Certified IT Architect - *
where * may stand for: Foundation (CITA-F), Associate (CITA-A), Specialist (CITA-S), Professional (CITA-P)
IASA has published something called "IT Architecture Body of Knowledge" ITABoK. For more detail click here.

Courses and/or certifications from other sources

Graduate Certificate in Software Architecture: University of South Carolina

SEI Software Architecture Professional Certificate: Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute

Software Design and Architecture Specialization: University of Alberta through Coursera

Following are some online courses:
Free course Software Architecture & Design by Georgia Tech through Udacity platform
Free course The Software Architect Code: Building the Digital World at edX

Interesting resources

1. https://www.zachman.com/certification/certification-overview
2. https://ce.uci.edu/pdfs/brochures/software_architect.pdf
3. https://online.usc.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-software-architecture/
4. https://www.sei.cmu.edu/education-outreach/credentials/credential.cfm?customel_datapageid_14047=15203
5. http://www.opengroup.org/certifications
6. https://www.arcitura.com/soa-school/
7. https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhca
8. https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/
9. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/azure-exams.aspx
10. https://education.oracle.com/oracle-it-architecture-release-3-certified-architecture-specialist/trackp_131
11. https://education.oracle.com/oracle-certified-master-java-ee-6-enterprise-architect/trackp_212