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. An exam is taken at the end of the course.
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.
- Candidates must bring a copy of their up-to-date TOGAF qualification Certificate for submission to the BCS.
A reference model for this certificate has been published by BCS. This is available on-line at http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/reference-model-enterprise-solution-architecture.pdf, and it is beneficial for attendees to have read through this before attending. They should also familiarise themselves with the syllabus, available at http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/syllabus-enterprise-solution-architecture.pdf
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.
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
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Exam (Case study-based, one hour, 40 questions, multi-choice. Delegates are given a copy of the case study at the start of the course, and are also given a copy for use during the exam.)