The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) has announced the first corporate training body for IT architects.
IASA has announced the first training curriculum for practicing infrastructure, software and business architects.
IASA said the online offering is based on experience from training efforts in professions such as medicine and law.
Although colleges and universities provide an academic grounding in computers and information technology, IASA said it is the only organisation that has a training plan for practicing IT architects at all levels.
IASA's training programme is designed for junior-level through to advanced architects interested in advancing their own skills and learning new techniques. It is expected appeal to training departments of large organisations that have been under-served, said IASA.
The programme will be launched in January 2008, with 88 courses delivered by December 2008.
The programme provides courses covering business technology strategy, IT environment and management, quality attributes, human dynamics, and design.