01/23/2013 Iasa IFC certification integrated in Dataföreningen Kompetens master's program for IT architects in Sweden
Austin, TX, January, 2013 -The Swedish Computer Society's training subsidiary Dataföreningen Kompetens has strengthened its partnership with the global organization Iasa, which has certified technology architects in more than fifty countries. Starting 2013, Technology architects in Sweden have access to an internationally recognized certification through the Master’s program offered by the Swedish Computer Society.
At the end of the 1990s, the role of IT architect became established among Swedish companies and organizations. To meet the need for a definition and a unified proof of competence, Dataföreningen Kompetens introduced the master training and certification.
The initiative was very well received in the industry and each year two to three fully booked courses were organized. Today, over 20 trainers are involved in the course program which includes twelve days spanning over six months, located at a boarding venue. Between sessions participants spend over 100 hours on reviewing materials, individual assignments and group work.
Each participant is allocated a mentor who coaches throughout the course and assists with home assignments and white papers. The master training consists of six blocks.
Starting spring of 2013 the Iasa's IFC (Iasa Foundation Certification) is included in the training “Certified IT Architect Master” as an additional block. Previously certified DFK-CIA will also able to add the IFC as an extra block.
“We see Iasa's certification program as a natural next step for our certified IT architects” says Marie Ställvik Sandberg, CEO of Computer Society Skills.
Marie continues: “Swedish companies are becoming more and more internationally engaged, especially within IT projects. International teams require consensus, a common terminology and common standards. This is the core value of what Iasa brings to the global market”.
Iasa's certification program reflects how international organizations view IT architecture and how architectural work should be conducted. Iasa's certification program is therefore suitable for those who also want an internationally viable proof of competence.
Paul Preiss, CEO of Iasa Global explains: “The collaboration with DFK-CIA is very much in line with the Iasa policy of supporting local innovation and leadership in architecture. DFK has a powerful education program and we are very excited to support the program grow in international recognition and integration.”
For more information and registration of the “Certified IT Architect Master“ training, please visit www.dfkompetens.se.
About the Swedish Computer Society
The Swedish Computer Society (Dataföreningen) is an independent non-profit organization for supporting IT and IT professionals, founded in 1948. Today approximately 20.000 members engage in special interest groups, professional training and conferences.
Dataföreningen Kompetens is the Swedish Computer Society's subsidiary for organizing training events. On a yearly basis approximately 150 events are offered, attracting over 3.500 participants.
The 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 35 Chapters in more than 25 countries, and has a member base and readership of 70,000 worldwide. For more information, visit www.iasaglobal.org.
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