IASA Provides Advanced Enterprise Architecture Course

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Iasa announces the availability of the Business Technology Strategy course for Enterprise Architects on April 11, 2011 at their headquarters in Austin, Tx. The course is part of 10 Certified Architect courses Iasa offers Enterprise Architecture Teams.

The Business Technology Strategy course in particular provides a stable foundation to build enterprise architecture capabilities

The course, Business Technology Strategy provides detailed guidance in generating actual business value from technology investment. The course includes training in Investment Prioritization and Planning, Framework and Methods, and Valuation Techniques as well as other common techniques in delivering bottom line value to for-profit and non-profit organizations. In addition the course includes in-depth guidance in the areas of risk management, portfolio management, and governance. This course is considered a basic requirement for all practicing architects, including enterprise, business, infrastructure, information, and solution architects.

“Forrester sees EA as primarily a strategy function. It can be focused on business strategy, technology strategy, or both depending on the organizational approach.” says Jeff Scott, Senior Analyst at Forrester. Iasa has catalyzed this thinking in Enterprise Architecture and turned it into a solid set of business technology strategy skills, essential for the success of any EA team.

The Associate and Core programs include 10 courses and rigorous examinations which fulfill the education requirements for practical application of the architect skill set designed by Iasa members. The program is the result of contributions from practicing architects as well as the combined effort of the volunteer based Iasa Board of Education.

Upcoming courses include Design Skills for effectively modeling enterprise capability and business planning and Human Dynamics for managing proactive relationships with business partners. In addition there are course for software/solution architects, infrastructure as well as information architects. All combined, this represents a great leap forward in the ability to get Enterprise Architecture teams working on business opportunities.

“The Business Technology Strategy course in particular provides a stable foundation to build enterprise architecture capabilities. It is the core of our enterprise Center of Excellence and provides a unique solution in the industry to drastically increase the ability to deliver high level business strategy and is the only skill focused EA program available from the profession itself.” said Paul Preiss, CEO of Iasa.

Combined with the Iasa Core Training, Iasa Foundation Certification, and the Certified IT Architect – Professional Certification, the Associate Training and Certification allow an architect to comfortably move from one stage of their career to the next without a change in employer or other extraordinary measures.
For more information on the BTS course and the Associate Program visit http://www.iasaglobal.org.

About IASA
Iasa is the premier association focused on the IT architecture profession through the advancement of best practices, education and certification. Established in 2002, IASA delivers programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. A non-profit business association, IASA is dedicated to the advancement and sharing of issues related to software, infrastructure, Information, and business architecture in the enterprise, product, education and government sectors.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the association is committed to improving the quality of the IT architecture industry by developing and delivering standards, education and accredited certification programs and services that optimize the development of the architecture profession. Iasa has 50 chapters and interest groups in more than 30 countries, and has a member base and readership of over 60,000 worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.iasaglobal.org

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