BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials with Agile

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
BCS,SSDE
Versions: 
NULL

Overview

As people move into analysis, from either a business or technical background, they need to acquire a fundamental understanding of the systems development process, and the role and responsibilities of systems analysts and designers. This course provides these essential foundations and goes on to focus on systems investigation and quality assurance, as these underpin all successful systems development projects.

It also examines how the systems development effort could be organised, and distinguishes between generic lifecycle types, methods and approaches. At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Business Systems Development certificate in Systems Development Essentials.

This is an intensive three day course that places emphasis on the practical application of the analysis skills covered. Delegates participate in exercises, and case study tasks. Those delegates taking the ISEB certificate will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.

Following your exam you will be sent an email from BCS asking you to register for your exam. Once you have registered and your exam results become available then you will be able to log back into your account and view your results.

Target Audience:

    Those who are new to analysis and need to acquire and practise the fundamental skills of Systems Development.

    Those wishing to attain the ISEB Certificate in Systems Development Essentials. (These delegates should also book course code SDEEX-2).

Audience

This Foundation Certificate is designed for anyone involved in or affected by the development of IS/IT systems; this includes Business and Systems Analysts, Designers, Developers, Testers and others who want an understanding of the coverage of Systems Development.

Examinations:

At the end of the course the delegates may sit an examination to obtain the BCS Foundation Certificate in Systems Development. This qualification provides a foundation for the range of specialist BCS modular certificates in the area of Systems Development plus the higher level BCS Diploma in Solution Development. In addition, this course can be used to provide a foundation in the subject for specialists in other disciplines.

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the tasks and disciplines required for systems development and implementation.
  • Investigate a system
  • Interpret business requirements and produce systems requirements
  • Quality assure the systems requirements documentation
  • Design test cases for the requirements
  • Describe the commonly-used development lifecycles defined in the syllabus.
  • Describe in detail one methodology that embraces one (or more) of these lifecycles
  • Describe the structure and activities of this methodology
  • Describe, interpret and quality assure the key models that the selected methodology uses for defining the process, static and event perspectives of the system
  • Make effective use of different methods of interpersonal communications.
  • Identify different architecture for systems development solutions
  • Conduct a system review
  • Explain how CASE tools might be used to support the method

Prerequisites

  • There are no formal requirements for entry to the course but it is targeted at anyone involved in or affected by the development of IS / IT systems

Photographic identification for exams and BCS reasonable adjustments policy

Course Outline

The Role of the Systems Analyst and Designer

Identify the actors/roles and responsibilities within systems development and implementation; Characteristics of the systems analyst/designer

Systems Architecture

Different levels of architecture: Enterprise, Systems, Infrastructure; Inputs at: Enterprise level, Systems level, Infrastructure level; Impacts of design decisions

Development Approaches

Component-based; Evolutionary/iterative/agile; Bespoke development; Software package solutions; Other appropriate approaches

Systems Development Lifecycles

Waterfall; V model; Incremental; Spiral; Other appropriate lifecycles; Structure and content of a chosen representative method

Methodologies

How to interpret three representative models from the method, showing: Process perspective, Data perspective, Event perspective; Products within the chosen method

Systems Investigation

Interviewing; Other fact finding approaches: Workshops, Prototyping, Questionnaires, Scenario analysis, Observation, Documentation Analysis; Human aspects of systems investigation and introducing change

Defining Requirements

Functional Requirements Definition; Non-Functional Requirements Definition; Documenting system requirements

System Design, Implementation and Maintenance

Design principles and constraints (legal, ethical, financial); Sign off and hand over; Aspects of the production environment; Post-implementation reviews; Different types of maintenance

Quality Assurance

Definitions of quality; Requirements-driven testing; Types of walkthrough and inspection; Post-project reviews; Service Level Agreements

CASE tools

Features; Lifecycle coverage; Requirements traceability; Advantages and disadvantages

Case Study

Throughout the course a case study is used to reinforce and practise the topics discussed

Exam

At the end of the course the delegates may sit an examination to obtain the BCS Foundation Certificate in Systems Development. This qualification provides a foundation for the range of specialist BCS modular certificates in the area of Systems Development plus the higher level BCS Diploma in Solution Development. In addition, this course can be used to provide a foundation in the subject for specialists in other disciplines.

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Nottinghamshire
Nottingham3 1610 £1610 2019-07-15
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London
London3 1295 £1295 2019-07-29
London
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London
London3 1620 £1620 2019-08-12
London
London3 1620 £1620 2019-08-12
London
London3 1500 £1500 2019-09-17
London
London3 1620 £1620 2019-09-18
London
London3 1620 £1620 2019-09-18
London
London3 1610 £1610 2019-09-25
Manchester
Manchester3 1610 £1610 2019-09-30
Bristol
Bristol3 1610 £1610 2019-10-09
London
London3 1500 £1500 2019-10-14
London
London3 1610 £1610 2019-10-16
London
London3 1500 £1500 2019-10-22
Midlands
Birmingham3 1610 £1610 2019-11-05
London
London3 1295 £1295 2019-11-06
London
London3 1610 £1610 2019-11-11
Midlands
Birmingham3 1500 £1500 2019-11-11
London
London3 1610 £1610 2019-12-16