Cloud Architect Program

Why the certification is relevant

Cloud computing architecture refers to the components and subcomponents required for cloud computing. These components typically consist of a front end platform, back end platforms, a cloud-based delivery, and a network. Combined, these components make up cloud computing architecture. Cloud solutions design is based on architectural procedures and methods that have been developed over the last 20 or so years.

The Cloud Architect Program including Individual Performance Coaching is offered as a 5 days training program and is designed and certified by the Global University Alliance.

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Focus of the Cloud Architect

Developed by LEADing Practice in partnership with the Global University Alliance and industrial leaders in the market, the Cloud Architect certification program covers technology analysis as well as systems and business analysis. It covers an analytical and modelling framework for integrating IT, technology platforms and infrastructure with strategy, innovation, value, requirements and complexity management for projects and initiatives driven entirely in the cloud.

The Cloud Architect certification is awarded by an in-depth education programme combined with a personal project that becomes the foundation upon which to apply standards and receive individual performance coaching.

The Cloud Architect Program can be integrated into any relevant organisation. It does so by adding theory, practice and modelling capabilities to the practitioner’s skill set.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the participant’s existing knowledge that capabilities are gained and applied.

Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the Cloud Architect education and training program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, approaches, and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan.

The participant will discover how to drive forth fundamental changes within their organization and to achieve the objectives set in both innovation and transformation projects.

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

The individual registration fee of €9,800 Euro (excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials and conference facilities. Travel and accommodations is not included.

Important to note is that the Cloud Architect Program requires input from interested parties as the program is tailored to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

The program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • Individual Performance Coaching
  • 1 Cloud Architect Certificate

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

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for professionals with 3+ years of business and/or IT experience:

  • Analysts: Strategy Analyst, Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Process Analyst, System Analyst and Technology Analyst.
  • Managers: Business Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager, Process Manager, Service Manager, IT Manager and Technology Manager.
  • Specialists: Business Specialist, Value eXpert, Process Specialist, Method Specialist (TOGAF, Zachman, MoFA practitioner), Quality/Production/Manufacturing Specialist, System Specialist, Technology Specialist, and Enterprise Engineer.
  • Consultants: Business Consultant, Process Consultant, System Consultant, Transformation Consultant, Information Consultant and Technology Consultant.
  • Architects: Process Architect, Value Architect, Service Architect, Business Architect, Information Architect and Technology Architect.

Enterprise Standards Used

The following standards are the typical sets of standards that a Cloud Architect uses:

OMG (Software Standards):

  • BPMN – Business Process Modelling Notations
  • CMMN – Case Management Modelling Notation
  • DMN – Decision Modelling Notation

LEADing Practice (Enterprise Standards):

  • Emerging & Disruptive Cloud Trends & Forces
  • Cloud Ontology
  • Cloud Taxonomy
  • Cloud Classification & Categorisation
  • Cloud Artefacts
  • Cloud Architecture Modelling
  • Cloud Lifecycle
  • Cloud Meta Model


  • Open Group Business Architecture
  • IEEE Process Engineering standards
  • ISO 42010 Systems & Software Engineering
  • Zachman Framework (Interrogatives)
  • ITIL 3 (IT delivery concept)
  • COBIT (Governance)

Learning Model

Theories Practitioners will learn

  • Capture business and IT cloud forces and disruptive trends

  • Identify business and IT cloud gaps and pain points

  • Understand business and IT cloud strategies

  • Identify business and IT cloud requirements

  • Identify business and IT cloud capabilities

  • Build business and IT cloud services that create value

  • Understand business and IT cloud value and performance management

  • Understand business and IT cloud innovation and transformation management

  • Business and IT cloud complexity management

  • Decision making around business and IT cloud solutions

What Practitioners will work with in Practice

  • Work with business and IT cloud stakeholders and owners

  • Benchmark business and IT cloud maturity levels

  • Analyze the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Define the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Design the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Develop the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Govern and continuously improve the Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Define business and IT cloud standardization and integration potential

  • Setup business and IT cloud measurements and monitoring

  • Apply continuous business and IT cloud improvement

Modelling capabilities Practitioners will gain

  • Develop Business & IT Cloud Stakeholder Map

  • Develop Business & IT Cloud Requirement Map

  • Develop Business & IT Cloud Strategy Map

  • Define Business & IT Cloud Capability Map

  • Define the Business & IT Cloud Landscape Canvas

  • Create Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Optimize Business & IT Cloud Model

  • Develop Business & IT Cloud Service Model

  • Construct Business & IT Cloud Operating Model