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Information Assurance Architecture

Practitioner Certificate

This certification looks at what it takes to be an IA architect. It explores how to build an architecture that fits business requirements, mitigates the risks and conforms to the relevant security policies, and how to balance information risk against the cost of countermeasures.

Who is this aimed at?

Security professionals looking to understand the technical and business aspects of the profession or anyone looking to work in the field of security architecture.

This certificate offers a complimentary certification for those awarded or looking to achieve IA CESG Certified Professional status.

What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What format is the exam?

  • Two hour ‘closed book’
  • Two sections with 85 multiple choice questions (section A: 60 questions, section B: five scenarios, with five questions per scenario)
  • Pass mark is 65% (81/125)

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: At a public sitting:

Venue: BCS London Office
Price: £175 (ex VAT)
Register: To book this exam please contact us online or call +44 (0) 1793 417655

Where can I read more?

You can read more in the syllabus. There is also a sample paper and marking guidelines to help you prepare for the exam.

What can I do next?

You can work towards other Practitioner level certifications. If you work or are considering working in an Information Assurance role, there is the CESG Certified Professional scheme.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.