This is one of three courses covering the BCS Certificates for Enterprise and Solution Architecture. It concentrates on providing an understanding of the critical architecture terms and concepts. It enables delegates to view their enterprise and solutions architecture in a more structured way and understand the role more deeply. The scope also encompasses the traditional architecture domains - business, applications, data and infrastructure.
The main objectives of the course are to gain an informed perspective on this dynamic and complex subject, and to prepare for the exam associated with BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture. To this end a mixture of approaches are used:
- Instructor lead sessions and exercises, which follow the timings laid down in the syllabus. At the end of each session mock exam questions are set and reviewed.
- A revision system which can help delegates do focused study in their own time, followed by a group review.
An exam is sat at the end of the course.
- BCS recommend three or more years experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions.
- A reference model for this certificate has been published by BCS. This is available on-line HERE, and it is beneficial for attendees to have read through this before attending. They should also familiarise themselves with the syllabus, available HERE.
Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.
If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.
- BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone +44(0) 1793 696162.
At the end of this course you will be able to understand the key terms and concepts of enterprise and solution architecture, including:
- The main roles and goals of architecture
- An explanation of both Enterprise and Solution architecture
- Architecture description
- An awareness of the most useful frameworks
- An understanding of the main architecture domains
- Architecture Processes
- Architects and Architecture
- Enterprise Context and Architecture
- Architecture Description
- Architecture Frameworks
- Architecture Processes
- Business Architecture
- The Solution Context
- Applications Architecture
- Software Architecture
- Data Architecture
- Infrastructure Architecture
- Architecture Implementation and Governance
BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Exam (One hour, 40 questions, closed book, multi-choice)
BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.