Top skills for IT Architects

IT Architects design and deliver a valuable technology strategy. They engineer and design solutions across the architecture stack and diverse technologies. There are hundreds of different skills used by IT Architects as their role can cover such broad areas. However, below are the main skills required by IT Architects:

Data modelling and data flow diagrams are a great starting point for understanding IT design principles and issues.

Understanding frameworks provides you with a great deal of insight into the practice of architecture.

It’s beneficial to take advantage of visual shorthand techniques because IT is a field that rewards speed.

It’s essential for an Architect to use both sides of their brain to apply scientific reason as well as creativity.

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), is the global standard for enterprise Architecture. The TOGAF framework enables organisations to ensure that everyone speaks the same language, avoids lock-in to proprietary solutions by standardising on open methods for Enterprise Architecture and achieve demonstrable ROI.

  • Data Modelling
  • Understanding Architecture frameworks
  • Visualise complex issues
  • Analytical & Creative problem solving

Certifications you can complete as an IT Architect include the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and the IT Architect Certification programme. These both offer specialised training for IT Architects.

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