Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

SEI Software Architecture Professional Certificate

A software professional earns the SEI Software Architecture Professional Certificate by completing these courses:

This three-course sequence provides both the needed breadth and depth in software architecture concepts and practices. Beginning with an introduction to software architecture fundamentals, participants gain experience in effective architecture documentation, design, and analysis techniques, and then learn how these techniques can be put to advantage in adopting a product line approach to software.

We recommend that certificate candidates begin with the Software Architecture: Principles and Practices course, which is available as instructor-led classroom training and as eLearning.  The courses which follow build upon the concepts presented and may be taken in any sequence.  

The Software Architecture: Principles and Practices Examination (SAPP Exam) provides an objective validation of the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of software architecture.  Candidates for the Software Architecture Professional Certificate must achieve a passing score of 75% in order to qualify for the Certificate.

There is no fee for the Certificate.  There are fees associated with the requisite courses and the examination.   Additionally, there is no expiration for the Certificate.