The British Computer Society support Enterprise and Solution Architecture by offering courses at a Foundation and Practitioner level.

At the Foundation level the emphasis is on the key concepts and the main architecture domains – business, data, applications, infrastructure, software, and security. At the Practitioner level the emphasis shifts to a more hands-on approach making use of real-world examples. This course combines these two levels and provides an opportunity for learners to work together to apply their understanding by analysing an architectural case study.

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For the Foundation level there are no mandatory requirements for learners to be able to undertake this certified qualification.

For the Practitioner level it is recommended learners should have gained over six years familiarity with the IS/IT areas, which includes some contact with Architects and Architecture descriptions. Overall therefore this course is most suited to architects.

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Delegates will learn how to

Learners will have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of

From the Foundation perspective:

  • The meaning of architecture and the different levels within it

  • The various subdomains of enterprise architecture and their purpose

  • The key activities undertaken in each subdomain and the related artefacts

From the Practitioner perspective:

  • Real-world examples of the subject, gained partly from hands-on exercises

  • The concepts contained within the BCS Enterprise and Solution Architecture Reference Model, and how they might apply to a real-world enterprise and solution architectural case study.

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Day One:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Architecture
  • Further study of Fundamentals and practical exercise

Day Two:

  • Business Architecture Domain
  • Solution Architecture Domain
  • Further study of Business and Solution Architecture and a practical exercise

Day Three:

  • Applications Architecture Domain
  • Data Architecture Domain
  • Further study of Applications and Data Architecture and a practical exercise

Day Four:

  • Software Architecture Domain
  • Infrastructure Architecture Domain
  • Further study of Software and Infrastructure Architecture and a practical Exercise

Day Five:

  • Security Architecture
  • Implementation and Migration
  • Exam Practice



One hour 'closed book' with 40 multiple choice questions

Pass mark is 65% (26/40)


One hour 'closed book' with 40 multiple choice questions

Reference to the Case Study is permitted during the exam

Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Follow-on Course

Enterprise Architecture Modelling using Archimate ®

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