The SABSA Advanced Modules are the core of the Practitioner and Master certification levels by building on the knowledge gained through the SABSA Foundation Modules. The Advanced Modules are designed to demonstrate practical application of the SABSA method, frameworks, concepts, models and techniques in the real world over the course of 5 days through a combination of classroom lecture, group and individual tasks and activities before completing selected examination questions within 4 weeks of attending the course.
When the SABSA Advanced Modules are taken as part of the SABSA certification process, it is a requirement that candidates have first completed the SABSA Foundation Modules and received the SCF level of certification. However, for individuals not intending to use the course experience as part of the certification process, there are technically no course pre-requisites for the Advanced Modules either.
Course Format & Structure
The format and structure of the Advanced Modules is centered around practical application and demonstration of the SABSA methodology. Therefore, while there are lectures, workshops and facilitated discussions, a good part of the course requires similar techniques to those commonly performed by delegates as part of their daily work. These techniques include:
- Presentation of advanced issues, concepts, models & approaches
- Individual and group research
- Q&A based on research
- Open forum discussions
- Coaching & mentoring
- Workshops based on case studies to apply techniques
- Group & individual analysis
- Group presentations
In some cases, course delegates may also choose to work outside the normal course hours.
Additionally, delegates are required to supply their own personal computers for use during the course. Delegates must ensure that their machines have all required software to fully participate in the course, including standard office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, email) and any other tools they feel would be useful given the specific course they are attending.
The Advanced Module examination format requires active demonstration of competency in applying the SABSA methodology. As such, the examinations are “open book” and project based, relevant to the nature of the delegate’s selected examination questions.
Delegates are required to select 2 of the 5 possible examination questions that they will answer within 4 weeks of the course’s examination date. The delegates are required to assess issues, evaluate solution approaches and customize and apply SABSA to create and populate relevant SABSA work products based on examples from real work projects, creating an example case study or a combination of both.
Delegates may choose the advanced module specialization of their choice from any of the following:
- Module A1 – Advanced SABSA Risk Assurance & Governance
- Module A3 – Advanced SABSA Architecture & Design