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Foundation in Systems Development

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    180 days + Exam: £495.00 + VAT
Who is this course for?

Business Analysts, project managers, solution and systems developers and anyone who requires a practical understanding of systems development lifecycles and approaches through online learning. Foundation in Systems Development is also a Knowledge-based specialist module on the BCS International Diploma in Solution Development.

About the course

AssistKD's Foundation in Systems Development online learning course encompasses a broad range of approaches, tools and techniques used in the development of IT solutions. Key course areas include:

  • Lifecycle types and their rationales
  • Requirements engineering
  • Making a business case
  • Systems modelling and specification techniques, design and architecture
  • Implementation and changeover

The course covers all topics contained within the BCS syllabus and provides participants with the knowledge that underpins the higher level Solution Development qualifications.

How is the course structured?

The Foundation in Systems Development online learning course allows users to learn the syllabus content at their own pace, in their own time. Combining interactive course content, numerous multiple choice questions, sample examinations and detailed further reading, the course forms a flexible and comprehensive path to the BCS Foundation in Systems Development examination.

Is there an exam?

This online learning course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Foundation in Systems Development examination. The examination is a one-hour, closed book multiple choice examination tests the participant's knowledge of the Foundation in Systems Development syllabus. This certificate contributes to the BCS International Diploma in Solution Development, as shown below:

Foundation in Systems Development Diploma Position

The examination is included in the price of the online course. The exam can be taken at home via online proctoring. Further instructions on how to book your exam will be given by the AssistKD online learning team upon purchase of the course and exam.

Please note that you will require a webcam and to be able to download a piece of software called Questionmark to sit your exam at home. As an alternative, you can sit your exam at your local Pearson VUE Examination Centre. However, the Centre may be closed due to the government Covid-19 restrictions. If you require this option, please contact us before purchasing to check the position.

Anything else?

This course was written by our team of training consultants, who bring their substantial experience of business analysis projects to the programme.

The questions within the course were also written be experienced BCS examiners. This helps users to thoroughly prepare for the examination.

Comprehensive further reading including detailed information about the Foundation in Systems Development syllabus is also provided.

What’s next?

If this course is part of your BCS Diploma in Solution Development programme you have a choice of further modules which include the Core SD Diploma modules, Systems Modelling Techniques and Systems Development Essentials. Candidates who have already completed Foundation in Systems Development need to pass one of the Practitioner specialisms, which include Business Analysis Practice, the Practitioner certificate in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture, Systems Design Techniques and Integrating Off-the-shelf Software Solutions. The structure of the certification is shown here.

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