Overview

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.

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Prerequisites

  • 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.

Pre-course reading:

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 info@qa.com

  • 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 exam.admin@qa.com or by phone +44(0) 1793 696162.
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Learning Outcomes

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
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Course Outline

Day One:

  • Introduction
  • Architects and Architecture
  • Enterprise Context and Architecture
  • Architecture Description
  • Architecture Frameworks

Day Two:

  • Architecture Processes
  • Business Architecture
  • The Solution Context
  • Applications Architecture

Day Three:

  • Software Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Infrastructure Architecture
  • Architecture Implementation and Governance
  • Exam

Examination

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Exam (One hour, 40 questions, closed book, multi-choice)


Certification

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture


Follow-on Course

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

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Why choose QA

Special Notices

Please note: Due to the current situation with Covid 19 the BCS are offering remotely proctored online exams for all candidates. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email directly from the BCS. This email will reference a provisional exam location, date and time and should not be mistaken for a confirmed session.

You will receive a further email from Questionmark (within 48 hours). It is at this stage that you will be provided access to the live calendar to enable you to schedule your exam session.

***Please note that due to the current high demand for online exams, there may be limited time slots available. If you are unable to book your preferred timeslot QuestionMark advise contacting them directly via their live online chat to discuss alternate dates***

Those people who are TOGAF 8 or 9 Certified Architects considering doing both the Intermediate and Practitioner courses as separate events, should be aware of the BCS pre-requisites that state that such delegates are exempted from the Intermediate exam, and so need only attend the Practitioner event. See QAPCESA course details for more information.

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