Overview

As the complexity of IT grows, more and more organizations are realizing the need for cross-disciplinary architectural competencies. Gartner identifies the Technology (infrastructure and platform) Architect as the key role to adopt cross-disciplinary competencies to add value.

The certification program is the only cross-disciplinary career path providing infrastructure and platform and enterprise architecture modelling competencies. This equips the Technology Architects with frameworks, methods, approaches and supporting maps, matrices and models to develop a common platform and infrastructure which support the different application architecture styles.

The certification program has been uniquely designed so that information, application, data and enterprise architecture modelling competencies are gained and applied. This is done by combining classroom training with individual project mentoring in the participant’s own existing information and technology projects.

The certification modules have been structured to build on the existing competencies of the practitioner and infuse a new way of thinking, working and modelling. It combines a mix of enterprise information architecture with technology architecture skills (e.g. create taxonomies, document templates and application/data maps, matrices and models) that enable the information and technology architecture objects to be managed effectively.

The certification program with Individual Performance Coaching is designed by the Global University Alliance.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the existing knowledge that competencies are gained and applied. The Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the certification program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, models and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan. The participants will discover how to drive forth fundamental changes within their organization and to achieve the objectives set in transformation projects.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will become a certified Technology Architect.

Career path

Our curriculum is a professional and globally recognized career path built on international standards that are in use today. Our career path is developed to meet professionals and organizations need for cross-disciplinary competency creation and development. Based on a combination of the eXpert core modules, participants are offered the opportunity to specialize even further and certify in other Architect disciplines, such as the LEAD Enterprise Architect and Chief Enterprise Architect.

Certificates and degrees

The Technology Architect certification program is accredited as part of the Global University Alliance architecture program.

Who should attend

  • Specialists: Technology Specialist, Platform Specialist, Infrastructure Specialist, System Specialist, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Software Engineer, Method Specialist, Technical Infrastructure Specialist, Platform Analyst, Infrastructure Analyst, Infrastructure Manager and Platform Manager.
  • Consultants: Technology Consultant, Platform Consultant, Infrastructure Consultant and System Consultant.
  • Architects: Technology Architect, Information/Data Architect, Application Architect, Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect and Virtual Infrastructure Architect.
  • Managers: Technology manager, Infrastructure Manager, Platform Manager and Project Manager.
  • Directors: Technology Owner, Platform Owner, Infrastructure Owner, LoB Director and LoB Owner.

Registration

The certification program is offered as a 5 days training program with ongoing individual performance coaching.

Dates and locations:

  • 15-19 May 2017 – Paris
  • 11-15 September 2017 – Mumbai
  • 13-17 November 2017 – Paris

The individual registration program fee of €9,800 Euro (Excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities and team building games. Not included are travel and accommodations.

This certification program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • 6 x 1.5 hours of digital pre-recorded sessions
  • Individual performance coaching during the course
  • 1 certificate

If two or more participants from your organization are participating in this certification program, you will have the opportunity to use your own technology architecture models and thereby work on a personalized case for your company.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

Sign up for the latest news

Learning Model

LEAD Certification Schedule - Technology Architect RoadmapThe Technology Architect certification program is based on two intensive classroom training models supported with in-depth Individual performance mentoring on a selected project. The hands-on experience ensures that the platform, infrastructure, enterprise architecture management and modelling skills are applied within the following tracks:

  • Business Layer Modelling: Business model, service model, process modelling, business workflow, business and system measurements, scorecards, dashboards and cockpits.
  • Information Layer Modelling: Application component (e.g. logical/physical), application feature, functionality, task and service and data component, entity and service and system flow.
  • Technology Layer Modelling: Platform component (e.g. logical/physical), devices and services as well as infrastructure component (e.g. logical/physical) and infrastructure service.

 

 

 

At the end of this program, you will be able to work effectively within our:

Way of Thinking

Focus Area Relation to Strategy
  • Maintain and optimize application, data, platform and infrastructure components
  • Business and IT (application, data, platform and infrastructure) design
  • Identify business, IT, solution and technology requirements
  • Focus on pain points, bottlenecks and benchmarking
  • Focus on IT solution development, build, configuration and testing
  • Technology design strategy
  • Focus on platform and infrastructure development and configuration (enterprise/solutions/projects)
  • Develop business and technology standards
  • Ensure technology integration
  • Ensure infrastructure harmonization and consolidation
  • Conduct technology testing
  • Ensure IT and process integration
  • Business Innovation & Transformation Enablement (BITE)
  • Align architecture goals with requirements
  • Align business processes to operational goals
  • Align value drivers to business strategy
  • Define enterprise architecture and technology objectives
  • Develop technology solutions based on business and IT requirements
  • Define application, data, platform and infrastructure services linked to business services
  • Develop technology solutions based on operational objectives and goals
  • Develop technology maturity across the enterprise
  • Ensure strategic alignment
  • Identify measurements and reporting needs
  • Define innovation and transformation needs

Way of Working

Tasks & Services The needed skill for abstraction level for a Technology Architect
  • Work with business owners and executives
  • Define business and IT standardization and integration
  • Define application, data, platform and infrastructure components, rules, compliance and security
  • Define application components and modules
  • Define information and data objects and system flow
  • Design system measurements and reports
  • Select application functions, tasks and services
  • Select platform and infrastructure devices
  • Develop system cockpits, dashboards and scorecards
  • Develop application and data functions, tasks, services, flows, channels and media
  • Develop platform and infrastructure services, channels and media
  • Define platform and infrastructure standardization and integration
  • Develop technology services (application, data, platform and infrastructure)
  • Define technology components (application, data, platform and infrastructure)
  • Define application, data, platform and infrastructure rules
  • Ensure application, data, platform and infrastructure compliance to business, process and service rules
  • Select application, data, platform and infrastructure media and channels
  • Build application roles, rules and compliance
  • Deploy platform and infrastructure components and devices
  • Apply application roles, rules and compliance
  • Benchmark business and technology maturity
  • Setup process measures and monitoring
  • Conceptual (theoretical, abstract and intangible) the high level description of the logical
  • Context (situation, milieu/environment and perspective)
  • Contextual (appropriate, connected and related)
  • Concrete (tangible, existing and actual)
  • Descriptive and Specification (explanation, depiction/sketch and portrayal often using a map, matrix and/or model)
  • Design (plan, intend and aim)
  • Execution (completing, performing and realizing)

Way of Modelling

Define, develop and create the following maps, matrices and/or models: Decisions Scopes
  • Forces & Drivers (internal and external)
  • Strategy
  • Business Competency/Capability
  • Revenue, Cost, Value and Performance
  • Operating, Process, Service and Information
  • Workflow and Rules
  • Measurements & Reporting
  • Business, Technology and Solution Requirements
  • Information & Technology Services, Rules, Distribution, Virtualization and High Availability
  • Application Roles, Rules, Compliance, Maturity, Screen Flow, Interface and Data Service
  • Business Case
  • Requirement decisions; business value drivers and IT value drivers
  • Scenarios decisions; value rules, flow and measurements
  • Technology (application, data, platform and infrastructure) options and decisions
  • Technology (application, data, platform and infrastructure) setup possibilities and decisions
  • Technology (application, data, platform and infrastructure) standardization and integration decisions
  • Enterprise-wide
  • Specific business, process or service areas and groups
  • Solutions
  • Projects
  • Flows

Way of Governance

The Way of Governance is the act of governing what exist or in the process of getting developed/deployed. The Way of Platform, Infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture Governance is, therefore, an essential part of developing a holistic and integrated approach to verify and ensure value identification and creation.

Enterprise Requirement Management Governance & Continuous ImprovementIn the context of enterprise architecture modelling principles, the course participant will learn to think and split their work into the relevant enterprise architecture lifecycles phases. The lifecycle thinking is vital as it represents the course of developmental changes through which the enterprise architecture objects and artifacts change in terms of innovation and/or transformation as it passes during its lifetime. From enterprise architecture analysis, enterprise architecture design, solution/project implementation and continuous enterprise architecture improvements.

In the context of technology modelling principles, the course participant will learn to think and split their work into the relevant lifecycles (e.g. platform and infrastructure). The lifecycle thinking is vital as it represents the course of developmental changes through which the technology components evolve in terms of innovation and/or transformation as it passes during its lifetime. From technology analysis, technology strategy, technology components, technology tasks and technology service definitions (platform and infrastructure services), technology operations, improvements and changes.

Thereby the technology lifecycle consists of a set of steps/phases in which each phase uses the results of the previous one. It provides a sequence of phases and activities for Technology Architects. The specific lifecycles relevant for Technology Architects are:

  • Platform Lifecycle
  • Infrastructure Lifecycle