CPSA Foundation Level

Training iSAQB® CPSA®-Foundation

2024-12-16 - 2024-12-19


CPSA-Foundation (Nürnberg) - Markus Harrer und Ben Wolf - German


The Foundations of Software Architecture

In this training, you will learn how to create a good software architecture that can last for a long time because it adapts to change. Your trainer will give you helpful advice from practice and you will work on exercises that will give you a “Eureka!” moment. You will learn what drives the design of software, how to create a good structure for your software system, and how to evaluate different solutions. You will also get direct feedback from your trainer and be able to talk with other people in the training about your experiences. This training will teach you how to design software architectures in an exciting and engaging way and prepare you for successful certification.


  • Introduction and motivation: learn what software architecture is about
  • Contemporary approach: create an architecture incremental and iteratively
  • Context diagram: scope down the solution
  • Influences: identify quality goals and constraints
  • Big picture: learn architecture styles, patterns, and principles
  • Design structures: find modules and interfaces
  • Alternative solutions: make architectural decisions
  • Concepts: address cross-cutting concerns
  • Documentation: document your software architecture efficiently
  • Evaluation: assess your solutions

Your Trainers

Markus Harrer


Software Analytics, software modernization, initiator cards42

Markus Harrer is a software engineer who’s passionate about improving the way we do software development. He specializes in the analysis of software data such as source code, application performance data or version control repositories to show the underlying problems of the symptoms we face on the surface. He is an active contributor in communities on the topics of Software Analytics, software architecture, software modernization and Java. He is also an accredited trainer for the iSAQB Foundation Level and the Advanced Level Module IMPROVE.

Benjamin Wolf


Architecture documentation, software quality, software development process

Ben is an architect and a developer at INNOQ. He barely puts up with bad code and does not shy away from enormous refactorings. He shares his ideas of software quality and proper software development as trainer, consultant and speaker at conferences and meetups. It is important to him that we recognize that the attitude of a team is crucial for good software quality and far exceeds the value that is provided by technology alone. He is a certified trainer for the iSAQB Foundation level and the advanced level modules IMPROVE and ADOC. Ben is part of the iSAQB board.

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