BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture

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Enterprise and Solutions Architecture Intermediate Certificate
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BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Overview

Thie course will help delegates develop an understanding of the role played by architects in the area of the IT/IS security. By the end of this certificate, individuals will be familiar with the terminology adopted by enterprise and solution architects and will possess an understanding of architect documentation. This training course is especially useful for those looking to fill the gap between high-level management frameworks like TOGAF® and solution delivery processes and/or software development lifecycles.

Included with this certification is a BCS Membership, which will be valid for 1 year. A BCS membership enables you to pursue further career development. BCS will support your progression whether you want to enhance your global skills, learn a training and development framework, achieve promotion, or expand your web of contacts. A BCS membership will provide you with access to exclusive resources and opportunities for career advancement.

We are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for this Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.


Enterprise and Solutions Architecture Intermediate Certificate


BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Outline

This course provides delegates with a range of skills and knowledge relating to concepts, processes, and practices of architecture.

The following subjects will be taught during this course:

Architecture and Architects

  • Architecture Granularity

  • Architecture Domains

  • Hierarchical or Layered Architecture

  • Architect Roles, Goals, and Skills

Architecture Precursors

  • Drivers, Aims, and Directives

  • Solution Descriptions and Plans

  • Standards

  • Scope of Architecture Work

  • Requirements

  • Regulatory Requirements

  • Business Case

Architecture Frameworks

  • Architecture Process Frameworks

  • Architecture Descriptions

  • Architecture Models

  • Architecture Description Frameworks

Business Architecture

  • Business Architecture Structure and Behaviour

  • Business Process Decomposition and Automation

  • Design for Business Security

Data Architecture

  • Knowledge and/or Content Management

  • Data Architecture Structure

  • Data Qualities and Integration

  • Design for Data Security

Software Architecture

  • Component Structures and Patterns

  • Component Interfaces

  • Component Interoperation Styles

  • Component Communication Styles

  • Publish and Subscribe Distribution

Applications Architecture

  • Applications Architecture Structure and Behaviour

  • Design for Applications Security

  • Application Platform

Design for NFRs

  • Designs for Performance Techniques

Infrastructure Architecture

  • Infrastructure Architecture Structure and Behaviour

  • Design for Infrastructure Security

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those working in or looking to work in Enterprise Architecture.


Who should attend?

This training course is designed for anyone involved in enterprise and solution architecture.


In order to attend this , delegates must have at least 3 years of experience in IS/IT, and must have had contact with architects and architecture descriptions.

Career path

This certification can be followed with the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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