Software Architecture and Design Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Software Architecture and Design certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Software Architecture by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Software Architecture certification?
A Software Architecture certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Software Architecture and Design. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • design and implementation of codes with higher performance and lower complexity.
  • code qualities needed to keep the code flexible.
  • designing object oriented systems.
  • different types of design patterns.
  • selection and application of a suitable design pattern in specific contexts.
  • addion of functionality to designs while minimizing complexity.
  • improvement of quality of the software by selecting proper architecture.
  • selection of an appropriate architectural style for software.
  • various approaches to document a software system.
  • functional vs non-functional requirements.
  • categorization of different components used in the software system.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Software Architecture?
The free Software Architecture and Design certification offered by Sanfoundry helps you find work in the field of Software Architecture and Design. Other certification in this field are Software Architecture Professional Certificate, Certified Software Architect Microsoft Platform, Software Engineering Master Certification (SEMC), and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).

What type of job can I get with a Software Architecture certification?
Software Architecture and Design is a growing field that combines the design and architecture of software systems. With this certification, you will be able to work as a software architect or designer in any industry. This can include corporate IT departments, startups, government agencies, and more. With it, you can land a job in any number of fields, including software development, operations, marketing, or product management.

What topics are covered in the Software Architecture certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Software Architecture and Design Certification Syllabus
Design Patterns: Origin and History Software Design Management Requirements Specification and Planning
Finalizing Product Design Product Design Analysis Needs Elicitation Documentation & Analysis
Unified Modelling Language Drafting a Class Model Static Modelling Heuristics
Modularity Principles Visibility, Accessibility & Information Hiding Layered Architectures
Design Finalization Patterns in Software Design Facade and Mediator Patterns
Architectural Patterns and Styles Business Qualities Architecture Qualities
Unit Operations Forming the Team Structure Creating a Skeletal System
Component Based Systems Architecture and Legacy Systems Observations on SAAM

Sanfoundry Software Architecture Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Software Architecture and Design for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Software Architecture from Sanfoundry.

Software Architecture Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Software Architecture Certificate

How to prepare for Software Architecture Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Software Architecture MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Software Architecture and Design Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Software Architecture and Design Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Software Architecture Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Software Architecture? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Software Architecture certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Software Architecture exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Software Architecture and Design in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a Software Architecture certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Software Architecture and Design course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Software Architecture online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Software Architecture and Design.

7. Which online Software Architecture and Design Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Software Architecture and Design. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Software Architecture and Design Certification Course.

8. Can I get Software Design certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Software Architecture certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Software Architecture certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Software Architecture Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Software Architecture MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Software Architecture and Design Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Software Architecture certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Software Architecture and Design?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Software Design certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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