SABSA Advanced: Architectural Design: Exams and Stuff

Requirement for Personal Computers

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.