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3 days midweek, 2 days Sat/Sun
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Delicious lunches and refreshments
Class size: maximum 12

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About the course

Overview

Systems Development Essentials will provide you with a solid grounding in systems investigation and quality assurance – the underpinning of successful systems development – and equip you with a BCS accreditation that is highly regarded by prestigious UK employers.

This course includes the BCS Certificate in Agile Systems Development Essentials.

What will you learn?

  • 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 architectures for the systems development solutions
  • Conduct a system review
  • Explain how CASE tools might be used to support the method

Who is this course for?

Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge:

  • Practising business analysts – experienced or junior
  • Project experts including project managers, project support staff, and project analysis
  • Business experts including product owners, subject matter experts (SMEs), business change managers, senior users and project stakeholders
  • IT experts including systems architects, software developers, testers, support, and trainers

What is included in the course price?

  • Teaching by a real expert
  • Exam and certification fee
  • BCS “Business Analysis” book with your first Metadata course
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply

Exam

One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.

Syllabus

Upcoming dates

Book the Special BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundle and pay only £412+VAT for the course (excluding exam).

What makes our courses different

With Metadata Training you get more than just a certificate

Learn to put the theory into practice from our expert lecturers. They bring theory to life by drawing on their vast experience.
The specific structure of our courses prepares you successfully for the exam while you develop skills that you can apply straightaway in your role.

 

Personalised support

We keep our classes small to allow time for discussion and one on one interaction, giving you the specific support you need.

During our courses, we do more than just show you information. We have plenty of individual and small group case study exercises with worked solutions.

Turn up empty handed

We supply everything

Delicious lunches and refreshments are all on us. Share ideas with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

 

Course material

Our BCS Business Analysis book is all yours when you book your first Metadata course. This is brilliant for pre-reading for your agile systems development essentials course.

Our trainers

What to expect

Expect an interactive and practical training.

During the course, delegates learn business analysis best practices as used in the industry.

When they go back to their work they see an improvement in their analysis and as a consequence their confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

Metadata is specialised in business analysis courses and aims to offer a more personalised and flexible training experience. We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way. As a direct seller, we have the flexibility to tailor our courses to suit the needs of our clients.

Yes, we are accredited by the BCS and IIBA.

Yes, BCS will email you a registration login to download a copy of your e-certificate.

No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.

When you book onto a course we will send you a copy of our core textbook Business Analysis. One week before the start of the course we will email you the chapters to read and any extra reading material you need. You will receive additional material (including slides and exam preparation) during the course.

Most of our delegates take the exam immediately after finishing the course (on the last day), but if you prefer you can take it at a later date. We run exams every Thursday evenings at 18:00 and some weekends (please contact us to check availability).

I thought the course was the BEST professional course that I have been on! I really learned a lot, and feel that Requirement Engineering in particular is the couuse that will set my career in the correct direction.

Daniel Lombard
Finance Global Process Manager, Elsevier

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This course is part of the BCS business Analysis Diploma Qualification

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