There are two formats of examination in use - paper-based and online.
Paper-based: From 1st January 2020, the Requirements Engineering exam will be closed book, and will last for 1 hour 15 minutes. The questions are based on a business scenario and require narrative answers.
Online: The online version lasts for one hour and consists of 40 multiple choice questions.
Holders of the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering should be able to:
- Act as effective members of a team involved in eliciting and recording user requirements for an information system
- Recognise the nature of the requirements and the knowledge type to which they belong, and to select and use an appropriate elicitation technique
- Be familiar with a range of elicitation techniques and know how to apply them effectively
- Record and prioritise requirements, and be able to recognise and help resolve conflicting requirements
- Link project objectives/requirements to the Business Case
- Be aware of what CASE support exists for Requirements Engineering
There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination, however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives above.