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The New Professional Architect: What You Need to Know Webinar

  • 1.  The New Professional Architect: What You Need to Know Webinar

    Posted Wed June 14, 2023 11:24 AM
    Edited by Natalie Brooks Powell Wed October 25, 2023 01:20 PM


    Cloud computing never stops changing. And cloud professionals are always growing and learning as the industry evolves. IBM Center for Cloud Training recently updated one of our most popular certifications: IBM Cloud Professional Architect. So, get ready to get updated on the new curricula.

    Join host Natalie Brooks Powell and special guest Thomas Macaulay, Curriculum Manager at IBM Center for Cloud Training, to learn what you need to know.

    • Learn how the Professional Architect exam (which is now v6) has been revised to better align with the day-to-day job role
    • Discover new concepts, best practices, and the latest advances in IBM Cloud
    • Find out more about the value of certifying to increase your skills and knowledge

    Move your career forward. Don’t miss the Professional Architect webinar.

    Please join us in this on-demand recording. Please share any questions by clicking on the Reply button. If you have not done so already, register to watch here and get your calendar invite.

    Natalie Brooks Powell

  • 2.  RE: The New Professional Architect: What You Need to Know Webinar

    Posted Wed October 25, 2023 01:21 PM

    Hi everyone,

    You can watch the on-demand recording here and download the slides here.

    Please share any of your questions below.

    Natalie Brooks Powell

  • 3.  RE: The New Professional Architect: What You Need to Know Webinar

    Posted Tue October 31, 2023 11:24 PM
    Edited by Natalie Brooks Powell Tue October 31, 2023 11:27 PM

    The New Professional Architect: What You Need to Know Webinar FAQ

    Thank you for attending the IBM Cloud Professional Architect Webinar. Here are the answers to the questions asked during the webinar. 

    Question : How do I know the deltas between both versions of the IBM Cloud Professional Architect materials?

    Answer:  The delta of content is within the modules of the course.

    Question : Can you please share the link for the learning path that was shown earlier in the first slide


    Question: Is the certification exam fee free for IBMers?  If yes, is there any deadline for the free exam fee?

    Answer: Vouchers can be requested for the exam here for external learners: and IBMers

    Question : I completed v5 path last week, are there any "patch" to try v6? studying quizzes and flashcards for v6 would be enough

    Answer: I would recommend that you use the v5 flashcards and study guide and take the v5 test. But yes you can patch with the v6 study guide and flash cards. Please read the feedback at the bottom of the test question pages. It will be very helpful for you to see how or why a particular answer is correct.

    Question: Looking for the links for study material and preparation for exam?

    Answer: The study materials can be found in the cloud prep app:

    Question: Can application developers take this exam?

    Answer: Yes, especially if you have interest in the Architect profession.

    Question: Is the cloud prep material alone enough to pass this exam?

    Answer: Depending on your particular skills and knowledge - the study questions might be enough. Try one or two courses and see how it goes for you.

    Question: Will there be a study jam for v6?

    Answer: Stay tuned. We are working on the 2024 schedule.

    Question: Are the test questions the same for each test taker? If I take it twice using the second chance promotion, will I see the same questions the second time?

    Answer: Yes, there is a bank of 65 questions for the first time you take it. If you need to retake, there would be a second bank of 65 that your questions are derived from.

    Question: I see most of the questions are similar to those from other platforms, Azure and AWS. I recently joined IBM but with a background in AWS. I do have a AWS Sol arch Professional, how does it compare to the current certification we are discussing?

    Answer: The platforms and even the focus of the exams is different. It's difficult to know the difference. I'd suggest you look at the study guides to see where to focus your study. It shouldn't be difficult for you.

    Question: How to download the offline material ?

    Answer:  You can download the study materials in the cloud prep app:

    Natalie Brooks Powell