Information about the iSAQB CPSA Foundation Level (CPSA-F) exam


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The CPSA-F exam works as follows

The CPSA-F exam takes approximately 75 minutes and consists of about 40 multiple choice questions. To pass the exam, you must obtain at least 60% of the possible score. Below you can download sample exams and the exam rules.

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The ITech Academy is your training provider and the exams are always conducted and evaluated by recognized and independent certification bodies. You will normally receive the result after one to two weeks. After passing the exam, you will receive the certificate “Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA F®)”. This designation is not a professional qualification, but an internationally recognized proof of your skills and knowledge in the field of software architecture. If you do not pass the exam, it can be retaken several times and in a timely manner.


The CPSA-F exams are offered in these formats

Online exam

From home with your own PC!

Directly after the presence training

On site at the training provider (e.g. ITech Academy) on the last day of the training. In paper form or with a tablet PC.

Public examination

Dates can be requested and booked directly at the certification bodies.

Examination in test centers

Exams can be taken at PEARSON VUE and PROMETRIC test centers.

How to prepare for the CPSA-F exam

The best way to prepare for the exam is to take the CPSA Foundation Level (CPSA-F) training. You can do this at home through online trainings or attend one of our classroom training sessions. In both formats, all topics relevant to the exam are covered in addition to theory through practical exercises.

For those who already have proven prerequisite knowledge, exam preparation can also be successful with the E-Book Software Architecture Fundamentals. This book is the ideal companion on your way to the certificate, as it is based on the iSAQB standards and contains valuable information for the exam. Therefore, all participants of the CPSA-F training at the ITech Academy automatically receive the E-Book in addition to the training material.


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