BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques with UML — A 3 day course
The Systems Modelling Techniques course provides delegates with a proven set of modelling techniques to use when specifying IT systems.
It uses selected models from the UML (Unified Modelling Language), which has become a standard for systems specification.
Key areas of the course include:
- Use case diagrams
- Use case descriptions
- Analysis class diagrams
- Interaction diagrams
- Activity diagrams
- State machine diagrams and the package notation
Combined with Systems Development Essentials this module provides participants with a complete systems analysis course.
This course prepares participants for the BCS Systems Modelling Techniques examination, which is held on the final day of the course. The examination is open-book and tests the participant's application of systems modelling techniques on business scenarios.
This certificate contributes to the Practitioner element of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
This course also forms part of the Core Modules for the BCS International Diploma in Solutions Development.
In addition to covering the full BCS syllabus, this course is approved as consistent with the IIBA BABoK version 2.0.
- The importance of modelling and modelling standards
- Models of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
- Interaction of selected UML models
- 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
- 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
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
London — £1225 (+VAT)
This course prepares participants to sit a one hour, open book, examination leading to the certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques offered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
This certificate is a core certificate in the BCS Diploma in Solution Development and is also a specialist practitioner certificate in the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.