BCS Systems Development Essentials - Only 2 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Systems Development Essentials course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Systems Development Essentials certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be Systems Development Essentials trained in record time
  2. Our Systems Development Essentials course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Systems Development Essentials first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Systems Development Essentials. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Systems Development Essentials faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Systems Development Essentials with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,856 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Systems Development Essentials courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Aaron Surtees, Union Square Software Ltd. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Firebrand Training offers great courses, and is very fast paced. Doing it this way means that I able was to learn a lot in a short amount of time. As an apprentice, the courses that I set were challenging but also very rewarding."
Hannah McEwan, WM360. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very good course with lots of information to take in, but will help me in the future during my apprenticeship and onwards."
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Quick paced course with lots of information learned in little time"
S.R. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Good experience, relaxed environment."
Anonymous - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Learned a lot!"
H.M, MyKnowledgeMap. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Great training and facilities."
Jack Armiger, AVEVA. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very educational, very welcoming, and above all very helpful. Firebrand not only just taught me about "Scrum" and "Agile", they taught me essentials about working within teams, such as: the Scrum Master will handle any discrepancies or impediments to aid the teams progress on a project. Not to mention the knowledge is "free-reign" as it were, if anything is unknown to you, your tutor will easily and helpfully inform you on what you don't know. I am VERY pleased with this course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking it as part of your companies training for you."
Harry Holdstock, Key Intelligence. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Useful course, very informative"
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"Firebrand training gave me more understanding of the subject then was required to pass the exam so i felt confident taking my knowledge into the workplace"
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"Well delivered, engaging training sessions. Easy location to get to. "
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On this accelerated BCS Systems Development Essentials course you’ll learn the fundamental skills of systems development. This includes the vital systems investigation and quality assurance skills. These are necessary to get started in the systems development industry.

You’ll learn about the generic lifecycle types and the different methods and approaches to systems development in modules like:

  • Development Practices
  • Systems Investigation
  • System Design, Deployment and Maintenance

These skills will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in systems development, which is necessary for you to start gaining real-world practical experience.

Note: This course is provided in conjunction with Metadata Ltd, a BCS accredited training organisation.

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Passing the Systems Development Essentials exam, also makes you eligible for the BCS Associate Membership (AMBCS) at no additional cost. Your eligibility will last for 12 months.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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The Systems Development Essentials Certification covers the following topics:

  • 1. System Development roles and responsibilities
    • 1.1 Identify the Actors/Roles and Responsibilities within system development and implementation (for example, analysts, designers, developers, testers and technical architects)
    • 1.2 Characteristics of these roles
    • 1.3 Team structure
  • 2. Architecture
    • 2.1 Different levels of architecture – Enterprise, Business, Solution, Infrastructure (networks, databases)
    • 2.2 Inputs at Enterprise level
    • 2.3 Inputs at Solution and Infrastructure level
    • 2.4 Impacts of design decisions
  • 3. Systems Development Lifecycles
    • 3.1 Waterfall
    • 3.2 V Model
    • 3.3 Incremental or phased delivery
    • 3.4 Spiral or iterative
    • 3.5 Advantages and disadvantages of each approach
    • 3.6 Selection of an appropriate approach on defined characteristics
  • 4. Development Practices
    • 4.1 Bespoke development
    • 4.2 Evolutionary / Agile
    • 4.3 Prototyping
    • 4.4 Component based development
    • 4.5 Software Package solutions (COTS Commercial off-the-shelf)
  • 5. Methods
    • 5.1 Structure and content of a chosen representative method
    • 5.2 Describe and interpret three representation models from the method, showing at least:
      • Process perspective
      • Data perspective
      • Event perspective
    • 5.3 Explain how these models can be used to depict the logical and physical aspects of a system
    • 5.4 Roles and team structures within the chosen method
    • 5.5 Products within a chosen method
  • 6 Systems Investigation
    • 6.1 Fact finding approaches:
      • Workshops
      • Prototyping
      • Interviewing
      • Questionnaires (for usability or package selection for example)
      • Scenario analysis
    • 6.2 Functional requirements definition
    • 6.3 Non-functional requirements definition
    • 6.4 Documenting system requirements
    • 6.5 Human aspects of systems investigation and introducing change
  • 7 System Design, Deployment and Maintenance
    • 7.1 Controls and security
    • 7.2 Verification and validation
    • 7.3 Interface design
    • 7.4 Design principles and constraints (legal, ethical, financial)
    • 7.5 Different types of implementation
    • 7.6 Sign off and deployment
    • 7.7 Post implementation reviews
    • 7.8 Different types of maintenance and support
  • 8 Quality Assurance
    • 8.1 Definitions of quality
    • 8.2 Requirements driven testing
    • 8.3 Types of walkthrough and inspection
    • 8.4 Post Project Reviews
    • 8.5 Service Level Agreements
  • 9 CASE, CAST, Application Lifecycle Management tools
    • 9.1 Software support for systems development
    • 9.2 Features of CASE and CAST tools
    • 9.3 Features of Application Lifecycle Management
    • 9.4 Lifecycle coverage
    • 9.5 Configuration and version control

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • BCS Systems Development Essentials exam

Exam details:

  • 1 hour in duration
  • In a written, ‘open book’ format with 15 minutes reading time, based on a business scenario.
  • Pass mark is 50%

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Included:

  • Accredited BCS courseware and the official BCS exam

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You do not need to possess any prerequisites for this certification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888