The SABSA A3 Course is an advanced 5 day program for those who already have SABSA knowledge and understanding through having been certified at SABSA Foundation Level. Those who have also gained field experience of using their Foundation Level training in a work situation will benefit most from attendance at a SABSA Advanced course.
The emphasis of A3 is very much on group discussions, personal research and practical workshops, rather than on teaching new SABSA materials, although this course does take the F1/F2 content to a greater degree of depth within the scope of Architecture and Design. The course is NOT a technology course, but a course in how to apply SABSA processes to the development of architectures and designs for business solutions. Some of the case studies for workshops suggest certain technology deployments but the focus is not on learning about these technologies.
The SABSA Institute Professional Competency Framework is created from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Levels. Advanced modules are not about mere knowledge – knowledge about SABSA has already been developed and tested at Foundation Level (SCF certification) – they are about the development and demonstration of competence to apply SABSA and achieve valuable results for the benefit of the organisation and the individual.
The SABSA Institute education and training programme is based on a competency framework comprising a set of knowledge elements, each one expanded to the six cognitive levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. The Foundation courses cover all the SABSA knowledge elements at cognitive levels 1 (Knowledge) and 2 (Comprehension) – which means that having been certified at SABSA Foundation Level you have proved that you ‘know stuff’ and that you ‘understand the stuff’.
All the Advanced SABSA courses take these same knowledge elements and extend them to the next four cognitive levels: 3 (Application), 4 (Analysis), 5 (Synthesis) and 6 (Evaluation). However, each individual Advanced Course restricts the set of knowledge elements covered to those relevant to the specific knowledge domain (in the case of A3, the knowledge domain of Architecture and Design). After attending the A3 course and becoming certified, you will prove that you can apply knowledge with an in-depth understanding and analysis of SABSA, in turn allowing one to be able to evaluate and make well rounded choices.
SABSA® Advanced Module A3:
Architecture & Design
Course + Exam
$4620 + gst
Due to the nature of Advanced course modules and examination, it is required that participants bring personal computing devices in order to create, discuss, share, populate and store personal work product in portable, editable form, such that it can be applied extensively:
Candidates are responsible for ensuring the computing devices they use are pre-loaded with all software that may be appropriate to their needs including word processors, spread sheets, databases, and diagramming tools.
The SABSA Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for the SABSA Advanced modules.
The examination approach for a SABSA Advanced Course is totally different from that used at Foundation Level. Candidates are required to demonstrate advanced competencies to use the SABSA method and framework.
The examination is therefore entirely “open book” and project-based. Examination papers contain 5 questions from which candidates must choose 2 to answer. Using examples from real working environments, or by creating a case study, or a combination of both, candidates are required to assess issues, evaluate solution approaches, and customise and apply the SABSA method and framework to create and populate appropriate SABSA work-products (techniques, tools, templates, models, frameworks, etc.).
Examination answers must be provided within 4 weeks of the examination date.
Please understand that this more flexible format means your results will take longer than for Foundation - marking will only begin when the last delegate's exam is submitted which means it could take 10 to 12 weeks for notification if several delegates take the full four weeks to submit their exams.