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.
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.
To perform the role of a SAFe®Architect attendees should be able to:
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 Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation
Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
Aligning architecture with business value
Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
Architects in supporting technical disciplines
Experienced software developers
Technical managers making architectural decisions
Product leaders collaborating with architects
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.
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
Eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
SAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe® 4 Architect certificate
A SAFe® 4 Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 4 Architect, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
Renewal fee is $295
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%)
Language – English
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.
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 email@example.com for any retake questions.