Every successful solution relies on well-developed technology and a thorough architectural view. The SAFe for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to think beyond their ART and engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents. Become a SAFe Architect and improve collaboration and alignment in your enterprise to deliver the best architectural solutions.

In this three-day course you will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects. You’ll learn to appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

You will also work on developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps and learn to prepare and coordinate architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning.

The SAFe for Architects training program provides you with an understanding of how architecture enables continuous value and contributes to a Lean-Agile enterprise. After taking the SAFe Architect exam, you’ll certify as a SAFe Architect (SA).

Benefits of the course

  • 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.
  • 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.

Target audience

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Learning objectives

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 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.

About the Exam

  • Exam name: SAFe® 5 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% pass rate)
  • Exam cost: The first attempt is included as part of the course registration fee, if the exam is taken within 30 days of course and completed before midnight on the last day. Each retake attempt comes with a fixed fee.
  • 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. Each retake attempt is $150.