BCS Foundation in Systems Development — A 3 day course

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The Foundation Certificate in Systems Development encompasses a broad range of approaches, tools and techniques used in the development of IT solutions. This course covers the topics contained within the BCS (ISEB) syllabus and provides participants with the knowledge that underpins the higher level Solution Development qualifications.

This course prepares participants to sit the one-hour, multiple-choice examination leading to the Foundation Certificate in Systems Development which is part of the BCS Professional Certification portfolio (ISEB). This certificate is a specialist module for the Diploma in Solution Development. The exam is included in the course price.


Introduction to Systems Development

Lifecycle types and their Rationales

Business Analysis

Requirements Engineering

Making a Business Case

Programming and Development Approaches

Systems Modelling and Specification Techniques

Systems Design

Systems Architecture

Quality and Testing

Implementation and Changeover

Evaluation and Maintenance

Software Support Tools

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 21 September 2019, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

London — £1095 (+VAT)

Suitable For

Anyone involved in or affected by the development of IS / IT systems: this extends to Business and Systems Analysts, Designers, Developers, Testers and other users and practitioners who want an understanding of the coverage of Systems Development.


There are no formal requirements for entry to the course but it is targeted at anyone involved in or affected by the development of IS / IT systems.


The Foundation Certificate in Systems Development examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.

It will be a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.

If the business language is not English, candidates sitting the examination have a maximum of 75 minutes and are allowed the use of a dictionary.

The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).