Enterprise and Solution Architecture BCS Intermediate (Level 1) Certification Option delivers a powerful method to learn the tools and gain the skills of a modern Solution Architect. This is a 5-day class that prepares students for both levels of BCS (British Computer Society) E&SA certification: Intermediate ICESA and Practitioner PCESA. Students may sit for one or both exams on the 5th day. Course Description This course includes presentations, discussions, class exercises, and case studies. It covers a broad sweep of architecture terms and concepts found in architecture frameworks such as TOGAF® and Zachman™. The course concentrates on the tools and methods of the modern Solution Architect including the ArchiMate® modeling language. Students will use industry-accepted methods to analyze and describe enterprise and solution architectures, from business goals to technological building blocks. This course includes vendor and technology-independent topics on solution architecture techniques and products, application integration patterns, design for qualities (non-functional requirements), and real world case study work. Topics include:
- Context: Principles, Scoping, Stakeholders, Goals, Requirements, ATAM
- Methodology: Architecture Processes, Vocabulary, Archimate® Concepts and representations
- Business Domain: Business Domain Artifacts, Functions, Capabilities, Scenario Driven Design
- Data Domain: Data Domain Artifacts, Data at Rest, Data in Motion, Data Quality and Interoperability
- Software Domain: Software Domain Artifacts, Modularity and Decoupling, Design Patterns, Interoperability and Communication types
- Application Domain: Artifacts, Services, Use Cases, Architecture, Integration Patterns
- Design for Qualities: Performance, Availability, Recoverability, Integrity, Security, Technology Domain Artifacts, Solution Technology Definitions
- Migration Planning: Migration Path, Business Cases, The Agile Mindset
Target Audience: Everybody 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 seven years’ experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions.
Approach: The course is intensive. It includes presentations, discussions, class exercises and exam preparation. The BCS certification option concludes on day 5 with two examinations for the BCS professional certificates. Each is a formal 60-minute exam, comprising 40 multiple choice questions.