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Outsourcing IT - why involve IT Architecture Firm?
Architecture Governance for outsourced IT Projects
Defining ROI on architecture
Architecture Assessment
IT Architecture Certification
Architecture Centre of Excellence
 Architecture Consulting
Architecture ConsultingAs the complexities of Business & Systems are increasing (in terms of structural systems, services, and technologies), architecture is becoming very critical for enterprise survival as well as growth. Our consulting services can help you to manage enterprise IT systems ensuring better functionality & sustainability

Team Enhancement

Today companies and their IT department have to respond to the continuous changes in the stipulated time frame otherwise there is a risk being loosing their current competitive edge. In addition to the changes in the economy and the constantly changing technology needs, initiatives using only internal staff often fall short of meeting the aggressive goals set by the company. iCMG can help.

Certification

Architecture Certification

iCMG Education Service Group offers IT Architecture certification programs to impart competency for business modeling, system envisioning, technology selection, system specification, and software process facilitation.

This unique program evaluates the IT architect's ability to specify overall requirements, define system level design decisions and plan complex systems and implementation processes.

Architecture certification

All the testing and certifications are administered with strict quality controls.

 
Why iCMG Architecture Certification?
Goal: Investment
protection
To serve and protect the organization’s interest towards Architecture driven IT investments.
Team vs
Individuals
This unique program evaluates the team of IT architects/ designers ability to plan complex systems and implementation processes.
Independent
& impartial
Not influenced by frameworks or technologies unlike (TOGAF, process centric), SUN (J2EE centric), MS (.NET) etc
Best of Breed
Combines best of knowledge based on standards bodies such as
OMG, Open Group; Architecture Forums (aEA, GEAO), Zachman Inc
Key Focus
(10 skills + Domain
applicability)
IT Architecture certification programs to impart competency for business modeling, system envisioning, technology selection, system specification, and software process facilitation.
iCMG Architecture Certification vs Other prevailing certifications
iCMG Architecture Certification vs Other prevailing certifications
Key Areas
iCMG Architecture
Certification
Other Architecture Certifications
Architecture Frameworks
Yes
Yes
Architecture Development Process
Yes
Yes
Modeling specification such as UML 2.0,  BPMN etc.
Yes
No
 Component Programming Model such as standard EJB, CCM, .NET
Yes
No
 Pattern and Reusable Assets
Yes
No
 Business Process Management
Yes
No
 Model Driven Architecture
Yes
No
 Service Oriented Architecture
Yes
No
 Legacy transformation, EAI
Yes
No
 Architecture Realization & Assessment  Governance capability
Yes
Yes
 
Sample Skill Assessment Charts
Skill Assessment Mapping - I Skill Assessment Mapping - II
Individual readiness wrt  architecture skills
Fig - Individual readiness wrt
architecture skills


Comparing performance  among architecture team members
Fig - Comparing performance
among architecture team members


 
Sample Architecture Skill Governance Chart (team)

Here, is a sample architecture skill matrix of the team members. The skill governance program is very critical to ensure that those team members who doesn't qualify gets continuous mentoring and help to prepare themselves

 
Certification Process
Tier I Certification - First, the participants have to complete the Architecture course. After completion of the course, the student can register for certification and take up 2 hour online test.
Tier II Certification - A case study is given to the participants. The participants have to develop the architecture artifacts, defining mappings and ensure that the suggested solution results in better benefits. Subsequently, the results of the case study have to be presented to the certification panel (with atleast 2 members).

Please note that qualifying in Tier I certification is mandatory before taking up the Tier II certification.

The key steps in certification process as described below

Architecture training
Note: The test schedule needs to be worked out with the co-ordinator.

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