The CITA-S certification is an experienced based interview (held online or in person) which reviews the candidates industry experience. A CITA-Associate level certification is HIGHLY recommended prior to registering for this certification.
The CITA-S certification will enhance the credibility and capability of successful candidates and provide assurance to employers that CITA-Specialist are able to practice as successful architects, though not on projects or programs as large as those requiring a CITA-Professional. It will also better align with the requirements to enter the following CITA-Professional level of certification.
The CITA-Associate level certificate is highly recommended but not mandatory. Extensive documentation is required prior to being scheduled to sit this review board. Click here for the full requirement manual and a recorded mock board.
A thorough and complete understanding of the IT Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK) is necessary.
The CITA-S credential is achieved by passing a board of your peers who have obtained the CITA-S level or higher already. The actual board logistics follow this deployment:
1 hour review board session (online or onsite – depends on Chapter bootstrapping availability)
a. 30 minute presentation given by candidate
b. 15 minute Q&A Session on documentation provided and PowerPoint
c. 15 minute final Q&A session
Decision conveyed by Iasa within 48 hours of review board.
Re-take cost is $600 and must be purchased within 12 months of the original review board