iSAQB CPSA Foundation Level

The basic training

As presence and online training

Public dates and registration

These training courses are held in german unless otherwise indicated!

You would like to have an In-house training in English or another language? We are happy to provide you an individual offer. Make an inquiry here or call us at +49 621 595702 41

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-100 € Early booking discount

Up to six weeks before the start of the training.

-100 € Group discount

From two participants from one company.

-200 € Combination discount

Up to six weeks before start & from two participants from one company.

Time and place don't fit?

We would be happy to organize an online training for your team or come directly to your company!

For software architects and IT teams

The iSAQB Foundation Level is the compact basic training for software architects, developers and all IT staff involved in software projects. The course provides a comprehensive insight into the purpose and function of the software architecture, and explains all important associated methodologies, technologies and tools. The participants learn a common technical terminology and are provided with the necessary knowledge for designing and documenting architectures for small and medium-sized systems. At the end of the training they have the necessary know-how for making problem-specific design decisions on the basis of their previously gained practical experience.

Practice-oriented, compact, and with certification

The training for certification as a software architect is combined with practical exercises. At the end of the training you can take the CPSA-F examination. If you pass the examination you receive the official iSAQB certificate as “Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA-F)”.

On request: UML refresher training (takes place from 4 participants)

The Unified Modelling Language, UML, is an indispensable tool for software architects. If you haven’t used UML a lot recently, it can make sense to have a short refresher training on the day before the Foundation Level Training. To book this option together with the course, select your down below, add the desired number of participants to the shopping basket and then click this link to the UML Refresher.


The knowledge you take with you:

In addition to the CPSA-F Training documents, each participant receives our outstanding E-book „Software Architecture Fundamentals: A Study Guide for the Certified Professional for Software Architecture® – Foundation Level – iSAQB compliant“ which accords to iSAQB – The Certified Professional for Software Architecture Foundation Level. This E-book is written and edited by experienced and iSAQB-licenced authors, namely: Mahbouba Gharbi, Arne Koschel, Andreas Rausch and Gernot Starke. This E-book is an excellent guide through the world of software architecture that will be a further valuable benefit for you even after certification.


  • Basic concepts of software architecture
  • Design and development of software architectures
  • Methods, techniques and tools for software architects
  • Description and communication of software architectures
  • Software architecture and quality
  • Tasks, responsibilities and roles of software architects in projects
  • Practical examples and exercises on software architecture


In the iSAQB curriculum you will find the training content, the structure and the learning objectives.

Face-to-Face training

✓  Training documents and, if applicable, exercise materials
✓  Snacks, cold and hot drinks and lunch on all days
✓  Modern equipped and large training rooms for a pleasant learning atmosphere
✓  Didactically skilled and practically experienced trainers

Live online training

✓  Training documents and, if applicable, exercise materials
✓  Visual collaboration through modern online tools
✓  High degree of interactivity through adapted documents, exercises and breakout rooms
✓  Optimal support by trainer also in the breakout rooms

Your Trainer

Mahbouba Gharbi

As a software architect, coach and trainer, Mahbouba Gharbi has been advising major clients on the planning and implementation of demanding IT projects for over 20 years. She deals with the conception and implementation of medium to large software systems. In addition to her work as managing director and chief architect of ITech Progress, she is co-founder and chairwoman of the board of iSAQB e.V. and actively participates in designing curricula and exams.

Noah Neukam

As a software architecture manager, I have extensive expertise in managing and coordinating development projects. I particularly specialize in creating and maintaining detailed architecture documentation that serves as a central guideline for projects. My expertise in Domain Driven Design enables me to design complex applications that are optimally aligned with business requirements. In addition, I take the lead in software development by guiding teams and developing innovative solutions to ensure high quality deliverables.

Alfredo Delgado Sánchez

With over 30 years of experience, Alfredo Delgado Sánchez is an expert in IT solution development. In addition to his technical expertise in software architecture, he brings methodological and communication skills from his activities as a lecturer and team leader. With his knowledge of good practices, agile methodologies, standards and processes, he has made it his mission to share expertise on software architecture.

Matthias Bohlen

Matthias Bohlen is a coach for product development, IT consultant, lean/kanban expert and software architect. He has been a member of iSAQB since 2012 and is committed to the qualification of software architects. In addition, he regularly lectures at conferences and writes for trade journals. Matthias Bohlen has a unique way of explaining complicated things in a simple way and making them realizable in small steps. With his help, teams can write good software, release it at the right time and have fun doing so.

Sönke Schwenk

For more than 15 years Sönke Schwenk has been supporting teams and software projects in industry and trade in the design and implementation of software architectures and therefore knows: software architecture must fit like a good pair of shoes. His heart beats clearly for agility, clean code and software craftsmanship. Over the years, he has worked on projects such as merchandise management systems, test systems and software for medical devices. His current focus: Renovation of software systems and practical, agile living of software architecture in teams.

Axel Feix

Axel Feix has many years of project experience as an analyst and software architect and supports customers as a senior consultant and trainer in the introduction and implementation of software engineering, requirements engineering, software architecture management and architecture documentation. It is important to him that from a selection of many tools a tailor-made tool with a suitable method catalogue is created in order to achieve maximum benefit in the long term. He is interested in everything that flies, everything that can be visualized and played, and everything that holds the world together.

Marc Haid

Marc Haid has more than 30 years of experience in software development and is currently focusing on .NET, Xamarin, Web and Cloud technologies. During his studies of software development he focused on software architecture and useful test coverage. In addition, contact with “iron”, release management and design are not foreign to him and according to his understanding are part of the tools of a future-oriented full-stack developer.

Michael König

Michael König has been a passionate developer and software architect for over 20 years. During his career, he accompanied a large number of projects of all sizes (team size 5-500 employees) and can therefore draw on extensive practical experience. His professional focus now lies on the area of lightweight microservice architectures and cloud-native solutions, primarily implemented within the AWS cloud environment with the languages Java, Kotlin and Groovy.

Fabian Eidner

Fabian Eidner is an IT architect and consultant whose mission is to develop well documented, clearly structured, easy to maintain, cost efficient and easily extensible (web) software. With over 10 years of professional and project experience with large corporations, he offers consulting and support services in SAP as well as non-SAP applications in the web, mobile and desktop area. He also passes on this know-how as a trainer.

Holger Tiemeyer

Responsibility, pragmatism, pride (in a person’s own work), domain expertise and most importantly: professionalism are fundamental values and attributes that characterize a software architect. Holger Tiemeyer teaches these skills and related knowledge based on many years of experience in his trainings and speaks at conferences and publications in professional magazines. He imparts profound, technical knowledge about software architecture in various industries and contexts. He is a member of iSAQB e. V. who leads the working group of universities.

cpsa-f training

T.M | Jul 2021

“Thank you so much for the great training! I am already looking forward to to apply what I learned in my project.

cpsa-f training

B.A | Dec 2021

“One of the best trainings I have attended.

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