BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques (Structured) — A 4 day course

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In order to communicate system requirements clearly and accurately to both business and IT stakeholders, it is vital for analysts and designers to be able to construct models from a variety of perspectives. In most cases these models will provide the basis for more detailed design.

The starting point for this course is a set of requirements, as defined in the Systems Development Essentials course. It is primarily concerned with modelling systems using structured techniques. It requires delegates to construct diferent types of model reflecting different perspectives and to describe the interactions between them.


Delegates will learn how to:-


Systems Modelling

Systems Modelling in Context

Modelling Functionality

Static Modelling of Data

Dynamic Modelling

Interaction of Models

The Need for Standard Techniques

Process Modelling using Dataflow Diagrams

Static Modelling of Data using Entity/Relationship Diagrams

Dynamic Behaviour Modelling using Entity Lifecycles

User Interface Modelling


Throughout the course a case study is used to allow delegates to practise the modelling techniques

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A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

Analysts and Designers who wish to be able to construct models from a variety of perspectives. In most cases these models will provide the basis for more detailed design.

This course is ideal for those who need to model business systems using structured modelling techniques.

This course is also ideal for those wishing to attain the ISEB Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques (Structured).

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Related Certification

Related Certification/Skills Paths


An understanding of the fundamentals of systems development, or attendance on the Systems Development Essentials course.


At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques (structured). This course may be taken as part of the programme leading to the BCS Diploma in Systems Development.

Candidates with special examination requirements should consult the BCS web site (www.bcs.org.uk) for the BCS Special Needs policy. Note that the ISEB must be advised at least four weeks in advance of any special requirements.

If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification (passport, driving license or student card) as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

The BCS also allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additonal time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy. If you believe you qualify please contact our examination administration team as early as possible. At least three weeks notice will be required for processing and delegates failing to advise us and provide proof if requested by the BCS may not be allowed the additional support offered via this BCS policy.

For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, or for more information about the BCS reasonable adjustments policy, please contact your Account Manager.