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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture (Weekend)

This weekend course gives delegates processes, documentation and other guidance for use in architect roles. It teaches the examinable concepts through the processes and techniques of  Methods. The course prepares qualified delegates for examination to the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture. (See target audience below.) The course helps attendees to understand architect roles in both higher level and strategic Enterprise Architecture and lower level and more tactical Solution Architecture. At each level, the course provides a broad education crossing all architecture domains from business, through data and applications to technical infrastructure. Case study work is included.


Target Audience

Everybody interested in the concepts and practice of architecture. Especially people wanting to play a solution architect role.

Course days usually run from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm; and to 4 pm on the last day.

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Learning Objectives

Course attendees leave with a solid foundation of knowledge across the broad and complex subject of Enterprise and Solution Architecture. The course includes presentations, discussions, and case study work. You may bring mobile devices, but must switch them off during presentations. You will have a course manual, but most of the tutor’s slides will be accesible after the course.


Attendees should have six years experience of IS/IT work including contact with architects and architecture descriptions.  If you qualify by having the Intermediate-level Certificate you can choose instead to attend the days 3 to 5 of a Combined course. If you qualify by having a TOGAF 9 level 2 certificate, then we recommend you choose instead to attend days 2 to 5 of a Combined course. There is no extra charge for the extra day.

Please note that in order for delegates to sit the Practitioner examination they must hold the Intermediate Certificate.

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.


  • Migration path
  • Business case
  • The agile mindset


  • Waterfall / Iterative / Agile  delivery
  • Change management
  • Governance

Practitioner examination

Exams & Certification

The course concludes with a BCS Practitioner Enterprise and Solution Architecture professional certificate examination.

It is set and marked by the BCS, who later send the exam results directly to delegates. The BCS Practitioner level Professional Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture is a well-respected qualification that helps people understand a variety of architecture frameworks.

The exam is a formal 60 minute exam, comprising 40 multiple choice questions, run by a BCS representative. You may bring mobile devices, but must switch them off during presentations.  The examinable reference model will be given to you in the course manual.


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 .

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