SAFe for Architects (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe 4 Architect (ARCH) - Agile Center

SAFe® for Architects 4.6 (ARCH)

SAFe® for Architects

SAFe® for Architects (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH) - Agile Center

This course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents. Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe® 4 Architect exam and become a certified SAFe® Architect (ARCH).

SAFe® for Architects training course is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement.

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3 days (21 hours)

Exam voucher incl.


Classroom


Lunch & coffee breaks


Language: English


Multiple locations

Course description

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. It is as an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale.

SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for large numbers of Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50–125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 4 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH).

Benefits:

During this course you will learn how to:
  • Prepare for SAFe® 4 Architect Exam and become a certified SAFe® Architect (ARCH)
  • Architect using SAFe Principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during PI Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of three-day SAFe® for Architects training course conducted by a experienced trainer certified by Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH) certification exam (SAFe® 4 Architect Exam)
  • Fully equipped training room
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Attendee workbook licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe 4 Architect certification upon passing of exam

Prerequisites:

Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

Working methods:

Multimedia presentations, group exercises and discussion, practical workshops, case study and practice tests.

Licensing of the SAFe® training course:

SAFe® for Architects training course offered by Architecture Center Ltd is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement and complies with the requirements for Scaled Agile, Inc. Courseware License Agreement.

Architecture Center Ltd is a Partner of Scaled Agile, Inc.. Agile Center is a brand of Architecture Center Ltd.

Target group:

This course targets the technical members of an Agile Team – developers and testers. Product Owners, Scrum Master, Managers, and others with a less technical background would also be very beneficial as they would gain an understanding of the development process so that team collaboration will become more effective.

Learning Goals:

To perform the role of a SAFe® Architect attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe principles to managing trade-offs between functionality, cost, risk, and sustainability
  • Ensure designs can be implemented in small batches with continuous integration/continuous delivery deployment model
  • Communicate solution context and intent to Agile teams and trains
  • Establish intentional architecture guidelines and enable flexibility to allow emergent technology
  • Prepare architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Steer architecture decisions, support risk and issue resolution, participate in Management Review and Problem Solving during Program Increment execution
  • Define, implement, and monitor quality practices, including CI/CD and DevOps
  • Ensure that technology decisions made within an ART work end-to-end across components in a Solution
  • Ensure that Solution complies with Portfolio technology strategy
  • Enable Lean-Agile transformations and coach Lean-Agile practitioners

Topics Covered:

  1. Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  2. Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  3. Aligning architecture with business value
  4. Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  5. Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  6. Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  7. Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  8. Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  9. Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation
  10. Summary

Training materials are based on SAFe® Courseware licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc..

Training location:

This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Helsinki
  • Houston
  • Istanbul
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wroclaw
  • Zurich

Available dates:

For all upcoming terms see course calendar.

Net price per person:

The training course net price per person includes the exam voucher. The applicable price is shown in the course calendar and depends on the course location.

Check the course price in the course calendar.

To obtain the SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH) certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the SAFe® 4 Architect exam.

Detailed information about the SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Additional information:

All prices are exclusive of VAT.
It is mandatory to purchase the training course including the certification exam.

Certification exam

A Certified SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH) is an effective leader and change agent who delivers Agile Architecture to enable the creation of business value. Key areas of competency include applying SAFe principles to develop and maintain Agile Architecture and release on demand, leading and supporting Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains, extending the principles driving continuous flow to large systems-of-systems, and enabling improved flow of value.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH).

Exam requirements:

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® 4 Architect is to attend the SAFe® for Architects course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam prerequisite skills or knowledge:

Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

Attendees must attend all three days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Architect Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® for Architects course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 45 out of 60 (75% passing score)
  • Exam language – English
  • Sample Test Questions available
  • Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs 50 USD
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Exam study materials:

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to reference back to the content that was specifically presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost.
    *This is not the actual exam and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample testDownload questions

What you get:

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Architect requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many Architects. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® 4 Architect PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Architect digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year certified membership to the SAFe Community Platform as a SAFe® 4 Architect, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Learn more about the benefits od SAFe community membership.

Annual Renewal:

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee is 295 USD

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for up to 24 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

PMI Assigned PDU Claim Code: 4446QCJNXZ
Course Identifier: SAFeforArch

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We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to SAFe® exam. We aim to create a comfortable conditions for learning that optimise the ability of attendees to learn:

  • Climate of safety and open authentic conversation
  • Fully equipped and air-conditioned classroom with access to day light
  • Seasoned, certified and experienced instructor team
  • Well-structured and compelling schemes that translate into high exam scores
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Set of training materials: accredited training course handouts, pen, binder for training materials and a paper notepad

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