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4 days
 £1399 plus VAT
Next available dates:
Mon 24 Jan, Tue 08 Feb
Central London or New Malden
Lunch and refreshments
Class size: 12
Exam included in price

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BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture

Overview

This 4 day accredited course spans the breadth of architecture concepts from business through data and applications and software to infrastructure.

The course is broad ranging, it explains and relates the four primary domains of architecture work.

It differentiates enterprise architect, solution architect and software architect roles.

The course includes both mock examinations and real examinations.

After the course, attendees will understand many terms, concepts, processes and products used by enterprise and solution architects, understand what it means to apply architecture frameworks such as TOGAF and Zachman, and understand the place of modelling languages such as UML and ArchiMate. They will be able to fill the gap between high-level management frameworks and low-level software development lifecycles. The course includes class exercises.

The course concludes with an examination set and marked by the BCS, who later send the exam results directly to delegates.

The BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture are well-respected qualifications that help people understand a variety of architecture frameworks.

We also offer the Combined (Intermediate + Practitioner) Certificate

Course Approach

This intensive course includes presentations, discussions, class exercises and exam preparation. It concludes with one examination for the BCS professional certificate.

Pre-requirements

Three or more years’ experience of IS / IT work is recommended, with some contact with architects and architecture descriptions. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is also recommended.

Pre-reading

Some pre-reading may be advised before the course.

What will you learn?

  • different kinds of architecture and the roles architects play in the IT/IS industry
  • the business context, and the importance of business-IT alignment
  • architecture precursors: goals, directives and constraints
  • architecture development process and description frameworks
  • business architecture concepts and techniques
  • data architecture concepts and techniques
  • applications architecture concepts and techniques
  • solution design to meet non-functional requirements
  • infrastructure architecture as a process to support applications architecture.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed primarily for people in or approaching a career as a solution architect. It suits software architects, other technical specialists, business analysts and technical team managers who want to broaden their horizons.

But it also suits anybody interested in the terms, concepts and practice of architecture; especially people wanting to act in an architect role, and their stakeholders.

It is recommended that attendees have four years’ experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Extra time can be given for exams or reasonable adjustments can be prepared, please contact us for further information.

Yes we do, your friend or colleague will need to forward over our referral programme email to you and cc Metadata. Please refer to our Referral Programme Terms & Conditions.

The Agile courses are 3 days on the weekend and 4 days during the week. The same material is covered in both courses but the weekend course is slightly more intense as it is 3 days instead of 4. The weekend course will begin at 9am and finish at 6.30pm and the midweek courses start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm.

Your employers can simply make a booking via our website by selecting the course and at the checkout section add the candidate details (full name, email address and contact number) at the bottom of the page under ‘Additional Information’ and we will confirm the booking with both parties.

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.

There are no prerequisites for the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Course. However, the Agile Business Analysis Practitioner course requires you to have passed the Agile Foundation Exam.

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.

We've moved all our training sessions online, so you can learn in the comfort of your own home. Don't worry, we work with virtual whiteboards and break out rooms to ensure it's an interactive learning experience - just as it would be if you were training in-house.

Currently via remote online learning with a live trainer using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.

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.

You can pay via our website with a card or bank transfer by selecting ‘Pay By Bank Transfer’ at the checkout.

During the pandemic we are running the exams remotely at the comfort of your home. A member of the Metadata team will invigilate your exam where you can choose a convenient slot (exams are held during office hours).

Yes, both the Foundation and Practitioner exam is included in the course price. The Foundation Exam is a closed-book multiple choice exam with 50 questions per paper. The pass mark is 50% and the length of the exam is 40 minutes. The Practitioner Exam is an open-book, complex multiple choice exam. There are 4 questions per paper with a pass mark of 50%. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

An extra time of 15mins is given if English is not your first language or with reasonable adjustments. Please inform us upon making a booking.

All of the BCS business analysis exams are a closed book multiple choice question, duration 60-mins with the exception of the BCS Systems Development Essentials which is taken as an open book written exam with 15mins reading time and duration 60mins written exam time. 

The APMG will send out the results roughly 7-10 days after your exam date. You will then receive your certification two week after the results have been released.

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