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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture

This course and qualification is aimed at practising Enterprise Architects or students, with a recommended six or more years experience of IS/IT work including some architecture definition. It is expected that delegates have already completed the Intermediate certificate.

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Learning Objectives

The main objectives of the course is to get some hands-on practice at building an Architecture Specification, and to prepare for the exam associated with the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture. The course is case-study based, with ample examples and practical sessions to show how to go about this task. A revision system is used and mock exam questions will be reviewed. An exam is taken at the end of the course.


BCS recommends six or more years experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions. Attendees should have either achieved the BCS Intermediate-level certificate, (or have studied the syllabus and associated Reference Model) or be either TOGAF 8 Certified or TOGAF 9 Certified.

A reference model for this certificate has been published by BCS. This is available on-line at http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/reference-model-enterprise-solution-architecture.pdf, and it is beneficial for attendees to have read through this before attending. They should also familiarise themselves with the syllabus, available at http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/syllabus-enterprise-solution-architecture.pdf .

Course Content

As one of three courses centred around the BCS Certificates for Enterprise and Solution Architecture, this one focuses on the Practitioner capability. Various key practical issues are addressed - how to establish effective governance;  modelling techniques for visualising architecture; using  Building Blocks; creating an Architecture specification, to list just a few.

Exams & Certification

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture Exam (Case study-based, one hour, 40 questions, multi-choice. Delegates are sent a copy of the case study in advance of the exam, and also are given a copy for use during the exam)

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