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Foundation in Architecture Concepts and Domains Course

An introduction to the essential approaches and concepts involved in enterprise, business, data, applications, software and infrastructure architecture.

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: Virtual £1250+VAT

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Who is this course for?

Business analysts, project managers, business change managers and anyone who requires a thorough introduction to business-related architectures. 

About the course

This training course on architecture concepts, introduces you to essential approaches and concepts involved in enterprise, business, data, applications, software and infrastructure architecture.

"This foundation certification provides an introduction to the main aims and concepts of architecture and explores the different subdomains of enterprise architecture." (BCS Syllabus)

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Architecture Concepts training team brings their professional knowledge and experience to this training course.

Course manual

For virtual courses a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is beneficial as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Is there an exam?

Yes. During this three-day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Foundation certificate in Architecture Concepts and Domains examination.

For delegates attending a classroom or virtual classroom course, the exam is available remotely using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40.

What’s next?

Business Architecture, which is an Analytical module in the BCS Advanced Diploma. Solution Architecture, a deeper exploration of solution architecture and the role of solution architect.

Full course outline

Foundation in Architecture Concepts (a three-day course)

Course Content

Fundamentals of architecture: concepts

  • Meaning and levels of architecture
  • Sub-domains of enterprise architecture
  • Architecture descriptions
  • Role of the architect
  • Gap analysis

Fundamentals of architecture: approaches 

  • Architecture drivers
  • Architecture standards and frameworks
  • Governance, risk and compliance

Business architecture

  • Objectives of business architecture
  • Types of application
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities
  • Cross-referencing models with grids and matrices
  • Structure and behaviour of applications in a business

Data architecture

  • Data, information and metadata
  • Data states and lifecycles
  • Objectives of data architecture
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities
  • Structure and behaviour of a business system

Infrastructure architecture

  • Objectives of infrastructure architecture
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities

Software architecture

  • Objectives of software architecture 
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities
  • System modelling techniques
  • APIs

Security architecture

  • Objectives of security architecture 
  • Key concepts in data, applications and infrastructure architectures
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities
  • Legislation and professional standards

Solution architecture

  • Objectives of solution architecture
  • Key artefacts
  • Key activities
  • Solution requirements
  • Solution architecture lifecycle
  • Stakeholder categories

Applying architectures holistically

  • Cross-referencing architecture 
  • Configuration management of architecture
  • Realising architecture

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Presenters for this course

Julian Cox
Julian Cox