As one of three courses centred around the BCS Certificates for Enterprise and Solution Architecture, this one focuses on the Practitioner capability.
Various key practical issues are addressed - how to establish effective governance; modelling techniques for visualising architecture; using Building Blocks; creating an Architecture specification, to list just a few.
The main objectives of the course is to get some hands-on practice at building an Architecture Specification, and to prepare for the exam associated with the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture. The course is case-study based, with ample examples and practical sessions to show how to go about this task. A revision system is used and mock exam questions will be reviewed.
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.
- BCS recommend six or more years experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions.
- Attendees must have either achieved the BCS Intermediate-level certificate, or have studied the syllabus and associated Reference Model and be either TOGAF 8 Certified or TOGAF 9 level 2 Certified.
- Delegates will be required to provide a copy of their TOGAF certificate to BCS.
It will be useful if the following documents could be reviewed, available from the BCS Official Website for this qualification:
- The Reference Model: https://www.bcs.org/media/1937/sd-esa-reference-model.pdf
- The Course Syllabus: https://www.bcs.org/media/1939/sd-esa-practitioner-syllabus.pdf
- The Practitioner Exam Case Study: https://www.bcs.org/media/6091/sd-esa-case-study.pdf
At the end of this course you will be able to use, in a practical way, the key terms and concepts of systems architecture, including:
- Techniques for describing architecture
- Architecture governance
- Component-based (using building blocks) design and the use of business, data, application and infrastructure components
- The Enterprise and Solution contexts
- Planning the implementation of architecture, including Roadmaps and Project Plans
- The Enterprise Context and architecture governance
- The Solution Context
- Applications and Software Architecture
- Data Architecture
- Infrastructure Architecture
- Implementation Planning
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture
All BCS Enterprise and Solution Architecture exams will now be provided to delegates online. Delegates will be contacted by BCS to enable a time for their exam to be arranged – the exams will not be conducted during the course. All exams are closed book. Delegates doing the Practitioner exam are allowed to use a paper copy (which they must print out) of the Case Study scenario during the exam. Full details of the Practitioner Exam are available by clicking HERE.
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