BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques


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. 

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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.

Systems modelling

•  The importance of modelling and modelling standards

•  Models of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)

•  Interaction of selected UML models

Modelling functionality

•  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

Dynamic modelling

•  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

BCS qualification

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.

£ 1,695.00 ex.vat

BCS System Modelling

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Course Duration 4 Days
Location Various
Examination Not included