BIAN Foundation Certification


All design and implementation practitioners will benefit from this training.

This is the standard Foundation training. An optional third day can be added for a deeper dive into specific topics.

  • Course Focus:   Preparation for the BIAN Foundation exam
  • Audience:  Technical implementation staff
  • Duration: Four x 4-hour sessions during a two-week window
  • Mode: Virtual instructor led or classroom
  • Class Size:  15-20

Each delegate receives

  • BIAN Foundation exam vouchers
  • The BIAN 2nd Edition book (pdf)
  • Access to practice exams
  • Exam preparation support

The BIAN Foundation Exam

After completing the training, delegates receive access to the official BIAN Foundation exam.

This is a closed-book exam consisting of 60 questions, to be taken in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 70%. After passing the BIAN Foundation exam, each candidate receives the BIAN Foundation certification.

The certification exam is administered by Van Haren Learning Solutions (the certification authority) on behalf of the Banking Industry Architecture Network e.V.

BIAN Foundation Course Syllabus

The BIAN Foundation Certification is intended for enterprise, business and solution architects interested in applying the BIAN Standard in their organization and learning the basics of the BIAN architectural approach and design methodology.

Subjects covered include:

  • The BIAN capability model
  • The BIAN Service Landscape
  • BIAN Service Domains
  • How to apply the BIAN Standard
  • How to assemble an enterprise blueprint

The course provides foundational BIAN information to support:

  • More efficient and effective development and integration of software solutions for and between banks
  • Better industry integration and collaboration through the usage of open APIs
  • Evolution and adoption of shared third-party business services
  • Improved operational efficiency within and between banks
  • Greater solution and capability re-use within and among banks;
  • Significantly lower integration costs
  • Adoption of more flexible business service sourcing models
  • Effective engagement with FinTech and RegTech actors

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Learn more about each phase:

CC&C’s BIAN Service Offerings

Business Value Awareness Seminar

Technical Awareness Training

BIAN Foundation Certification

BIAN Data Architecture Certification

Use Case Design Workshop

Proof of Value Implementation

Rollout Enablement