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Systems Modelling Techniques

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: £1295+VAT


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    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere Great Connaught Rooms, London
Who is this course for?

Business analysts, solution developers, project managers and anyone who needs a thorough practical understanding of the tools and techniques of UML (the Unified Modelling language). Systems Modelling Techniques is also a Specialist Practitioner module on the BCS (ISEB) International Diploma in Business Analysis.

About the Course

Using selected models from the Unified Modelling Language (UML), a standard for systems specification, this Systems Modelling Techniques course offers you a proven set of modelling techniques to use when specifying IT systems. Some of the areas we’ll cover include use case diagrams, analysis class diagrams and state machines. When combined with our Systems Development Essentials course, this module provides you with the core tools and techniques needed to become an effective systems analyst.

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Systems Modelling Techniques training team bring their substantial experience of systems modelling and UML to the programme.

How is the course structured?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to those three days.

Day
1
  • Systems modelling
  • Use case diagrams
  • Use case descriptions
  • Activity diagrams
Day
2
  • Class diagrams
  • State machines
Day
3
  • Interaction diagrams
  • Checking requirements and providing solutions
Is there an exam?

Yes. During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Systems Modelling Techniques certificate examination, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. Through a given business scenario, this open-book exam puts your knowledge of systems modelling and UML techniques to the test. A pass means you’re another step closer to achieving the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis – the de facto certification for practicing business analysts. One last thing; this course is also a core module of the BCS International Diploma in Solutions Development, and is approved as consistent with the IIBA BABoK version 3.0.

Anything else?

You’ll also be given a comprehensive Systems Modelling Techniques course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.

What’s next?

If this course is part of your BCS Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules which include the Core BA Diploma modules, Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. Candidates who have already completed Systems Modelling Techniques also need to pass one of the Foundation Specialisms; in Business Analysis, IS Project Management, Business Change or Commercial Awareness. The structure of the certification is shown here.

Full Course Outline

Systems Modelling Techniques (a three-day course)

Course Content

Systems modelling

  • The importance of modelling and modelling standards
  • Models of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Interaction of selected UML models

Modelling functionality

  • Use cases diagrams
  • Actors and the system boundary
  • Modelling functional scope
  • Use case descriptions – structure and contents
  • Use case descriptions – defining the main and alternative flows
  • The <<include>> and <<extend>> constructs
  • Activity diagrams – notation
  • Using activity diagrams to model use case descriptions
  • Using activity diagrams to model processing

Static data modelling

  • Objects and classes
  • Class diagrams and object diagrams
  • Representing classes – name, attributes and operations
  • Defining attributes – adornments
  • Abstraction and Encapsulation
  • Associations – structural, association and aggregation
  • Defining multiplicities
  • Generalisation and inheritance
  • Understanding polymorphism

Dynamic modelling

  • Cross-referencing models with CRUD
  • State machine diagrams modelling object lifecycles
  • Realising use cases with interaction models
  • Sequence and communication diagrams
  • Interaction fragments, including opt, alt and loop
  • How interaction models populate class operations during design

Modelling in context

  • Phases and workflows of the Unified Process
  • Models in the Unified Process
  • The bridge to design, software package selection and development

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