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BCS Requirements Engineering

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What is Included?

  • 3-day tutor led training course
  • BCS Requirements Engineering examination, taken at the end of the course
  • Course notes and exercise workbooks
  • Sample exam papers and answer sheets
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Maximum 9 delegates per course

Course Overview

This 3 day training course covers the syllabus and exam for the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering. The certificate is concerned with one of the major areas of business analysis work, producing a well-organised and clearly-defined set of requirements.

The syllabus is structured around a five part framework for Requirements Engineering. The five elements of the framework are Requirements Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, Requirements Validation, Requirements Documentation and Requirements Management.

Intended Audience

The course is recommended for people who already have some experience in gathering and documenting requirements and would like to formalise their skills and gain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Requirements Engineering (5%)
  • Module 2 - Hierarchy of requirements (10%)
  • Module 3 - Stakeholders in the requirements process (5%)
  • Module 4 - Requirements Elicitation (20%)
  • Module 5 - Use of models in Requirements Engineering (10%)
  • Module 6 - Requirements Documentation (15%)
  • Module 7 - Requirements Analysis (20%)
  • Module 8 - Requirements Validation (5%)
  • Module 9 - Requirements Management (10%)

To view or print the full BCS syllabus for Requirements Engineering please >>click here.

Course Preparation

There is recommended pre-reading for this course from the BCS publication 'Business Analysis'. The reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the reading (ISBN 9781780172774)

Classroom Course Details

Courses take place 9:00-5:30 each day. During the last 1 hour 15 minutes of the course candidates sit the BCS exam in Requirements Engineering.

Examination Details

The BCS exam in Requirements Engineering is taken on the final afternoon of the course. The format for the examination is a one hour multiple-choice examination. The examination is closed book (no materials can be referred to during the exam). Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 25 marks out of 40 to pass.

Part of the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

Requirements Engineering is one of the core modules for those wanting to achieve the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis. To obtain the full Diploma candidates must also obtain the other core module of Business Analysis Practice, a Knowledge-based specialism and a Practitioner specialism module. Candidates must also take a one hour oral exam directly with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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