SAFe for Architects (ARCH Certification)

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SAFe for Architects (ARCH Certification)
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Introduction

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 4 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH).

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Student Profile

This training is ideal for:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Prerequisites

Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation workbook prepared by Scaled Agile as well as membership to the SAFe Community Platform for one year ($295 renewal for each year thereafter).

Accreditation

  • A certificate of completion will be issued to students who attend the this course.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 24 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Certification

Attending both days of this course prepares and qualifies individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH). Students will be registered with Scaled Agile to take the ARCH exam at their convenience within 30 days of attending the course.

Students who successfully pass the certification exam will receive a certificate and a digital badge to promote their achievement virtually.

Exam Details

  • Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Delivery: Web-based (single browser), closed book, no external assistance, timed
  • Cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Language: English
  • Retake Policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.
  • See the Scaled Agile website for more ARCH exam details including the the current passing score and study materials. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)

Course Outline

  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

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Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 156

Duration

3 days

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

Certification

SAFe 4 Architect
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