A blended approach consisting of self-study material, online examinations, an intensive bootcamp, and practical design tasks, this comprehensive program is designed to provide candidates a learning path to demonstrate proficiency as an EIS Suite Certified System Architect.
Step 1: Prerequisites
Skills and Experience Required
Participation in the EIS Suite™ Architect Certification requires the below prerequisite skills and experience.
- Four year degree in computer science or related field (or equivalent experience)
- Practical experience with Java
- Experience with the Spring Framework
- Prior EIS project experience is recommended
- Previous work experience with large scale applications
- Understanding quality requirements for architecture
- Architect experience in designing features
Complete Self-directed EIS University Courses
Prior to taking the Entry Exam, qualified candidates must complete these prerequisite self-study courses within EIS University. The expected duration of each course is listed below.
- EIS Suite Fundamentals (3 hours)
- EIS CoreVelocity™ Fundamentals (1.5 hours)
- EIS Architecture Fundamentals (4 hours)
- EIS Development Methodology Fundamentals (4 hours)
Step 2: Entry Exam
After taking prerequisite courses, participants then complete the Certification Entry Exam. This online entry exam assesses the candidates’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of topics, including code level design patterns, english language skills, enterprise application integration and architecture, estimation, open source frameworks, databases, java enterprise edition, JSP, maven, mercurial, code reviews, high-level and low-level design, software development lifecycles, problem solving, spring, scrum methodology, UML, object-oriented programming, and xml/SOAP.
Step 3: Virtual Bootcamp
After the successful completion of all prerequisites, candidates will then attend an EIS Suite Architect Bootcamp. This is a two-week virtual, conference-style event in which EIS Group lead architects will share their knowledge and lead hands-on exercises for the certification candidates. It consists of a daily presentation from an architect (3 hours), presentations from participants and Q&A from the previous day’s topics (1 hour), and free time to work on hands-on tasks to present on the following day.
Topics will include the principal domains of EIS Suite, design document guidelines, and practical tips and tricks useful for the architect’s role:
- Architecture Overview
- EIS Suite Platform
- Rating, Taxes, and Commissions
- Billing Overview
- Installment Balances
- Invoices, Debt Processing, and Back Office
- Transaction Processing
- Hands-on Design Solution Exercises
Participating in this bootcamp will give you direct access to cases and practical experience in technologies EIS uses on a daily basis—or intends to adopt in the future. While attending, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other certification candidates and network with EIS architects.
Step 4: Readiness Exam
After completing the bootcamp, your next step is to complete the readiness exam. This is a comprehensive online assessment and is comprised of topics relating to the prerequisite skills, training, and content covered during the EIS Suite Architect Bootcamp.
Step 5: Hands-on Tasks
Beginning after the Bootcamp and Readiness Exam, candidates will be assigned tasks to prove competency in various aspects of Suite. During this period, candidates will have access to an experienced senior architect. With regularly scheduled mentoring sessions, senior architects can provide guidance with current assignments, design tasks, and implementation alternatives. The duration of this period is 1-3 months. Actual time may vary depending on the candidate.
Step 6: Certification
To finalize the process, each candidate will submit design samples as outlined at the end of the architect bootcamp. These designs will then be reviewed and assessed by a senior EIS Architect based on a predefined matrix of design standards criteria.
After all program components have been successfully completed, the candidate will be awarded the EIS Suite Architect Certification1.
1Please note that Version 20 certification will be a separate program.
Fall 2020 Architect Certification Program
Enrollment Deadline: November 6
Entry Exam Deadline: November 13
Virtual Bootcamp: November 30 – December 11
Note that only dates for Enrollment, Entry Exam, and Virtual Bootcamp are definitive. Once participants complete Virtual Bootcamp, the exact duration for achieving certification can and may vary based on participant availability and/or skill level. A few examples of potential timelines are outlined below.