Professional Cloud Solutions Architect

The Certifeka Professional Cloud Solutions Architect (PCSA) provides senior technology professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to architect and design the future generation of technology solutions.

For Groups

  • For groups of 3 or more students/colleagues who need certification.
  • Tailored courses and customized learning times to suit specific requirements.
  • Self-Paced, Online Classroom and In-person options available.
  • Access to highly-trained PCSA instructors & great networking opportunities.

For Enterprise

  • Bespoke certification training for businesses of all sizes.
  • Work with Certifeka to create a learning solution that fits specific requirements.
  • Intuitive learning management system dashboard for enhanced reporting, tracking of employee progress and overall ROI.
  • Enriched culture-building training experience.

Learning Methods

  • Online Classroom

    Real-time learning with live instructors in a digital setting.

    For groups of 3 or more – to log in at set times and work through the course material with a Cloud Technology expert. The benefits of classroom-based learning from the comfort of any device.

  • Bootcamp

    In-person training with one of our expert instructors.

    Designed for groups of 3 or more – great for networking – this option allows students to learn in a physical classroom environment and meet Cloud Technology experts in person.

About The Professional Cloud Solutions Architect (PCSA) Training Course

Cloud is having a substantial impact on business and information architecture, application design, data management, and security architecture. This course is designed for senior technology professionals who are architecting and designing the future generation of technology solutions. It covers the critical concepts, most important technologies, platforms and cloud standards. The available learning methods – Online Classroom & Bootcamp – provide students with hands-on, practical exercises, case studies, and comprehensive reference materials that help to continue the students education after the course.


Key Learning Features

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:



  • 1 Explain the history of Cloud Computing and its impact on business and IT Architecture.
  • 2 Demonstrate the key engineering concepts of operating “as a Service”.
  • 3 Explain the impact of Cloud Computing on Service Management.
  • 4 Understand Consumer & Provider Perspectives on Setting Up Cloud Environments.
  • 5 Evaluating a Cloud Solution Architecture.
  • 6 Migrating and transitioning to a Cloud environment.

Course Audience

  • Technology Architects
  • Application Architects
  • System Architects
  • Cloud Strategy Consultants
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Senior Developers

Course Prerequisites

  • No formal prerequisites.
  • Recommended that students have achieved the Cloud Technology Associate certification (or its equivalent).
  • Recommended that participants are conversant with cloud concepts and vocabulary).
  • Recommended that participants are TOGAF Certified (or its equivalent).

Course Preview


History of Cloud Computing

Impact of Cloud Computing

Technology Engineering of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Solution Architectures

Cloud Service Life Cycle

Service Transition and Service Transformation

Consumer Perspective on Setting Up Cloud


Provider Perspective on Setting Up Cloud


Cloud Ecosystem

Types of XaaS Solutions

Targeting the Right Solution


Sample Exam and Certification Exam Preparation

Exam prerequisites

  • Recommended that students complete the Professional Cloud Solutions Architect (PCSA) training from an accredited training provider.

Exam Details

75 Minutes (15 minutes extra for non-native English speakers)
25 Questions
Closed Book Exam
64% Pass Score
Paper/Web Based

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How long is my voucher valid for?

Exam vouchers are valid for six months from the date of issuance.

When do I need to register for the exam?

The examination can be scheduled at your convenience. Once you are ready to take the

exam, contact us and you will receive an exam voucher code.

How do I download the exam application?

When necessary, we will help with the exam application download.

Does Certifeka provide the exam?

Certifeka provides the voucher for the exam and assists in the exam application process.

Where is the exam?

The exam can be taken either: in the classroom, on the last day of the course; or online, at the student’s convenience.


When is the exam?

Exams can be taken on the last day of the course, or at an arranged time convenient for the student.


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