Awarding body: BCS
The examination is a two-hour closed book written examination preceded by 15 minutes examination paper reading time.
The paper will contain a scenario from which candidates will be required to produce various solutions and to justify the choices made.
Candidates must achieve a minimum of 50% of the total marks to pass the examination.
Holders of the Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy will have demonstrated their competence in:
- Understanding the role of the consultant in the IT/IS industry
- Awareness of IT issues in the business context
- Planning and managing their client relationships over the consultancy life cycle
- Scoping, proposing and contracting of consultancy assignments
- Structuring, planning and controlling consultancy assignments
- Dealing with difficult client issues
- Appreciating human personality and responding appropriately to behaviour issues
- Problem solving, communications and interpersonal skills specific to consultants
- The application of quality control and measurement within IS consultancy assignments
- They will also have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of architecture management techniques in the areas of migration planning, implementation, change management and governance
It is strongly recommended that candidates attend accredited training leading to the Certificate. Candidates must have the ability to communicate in both spoken and written English.