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BCS Requirements Engineering (ISEB)

Course Dates, Location & Prices

Our BCS Requirements Engineering training course and exam is available to be delivered on-site at your organisation at a time to suit you.

If you are interested in scheduled public training courses including the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering please see Fundamentals of Business Analysis.

Course Overview

This 3 day business analysis 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

This 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.

This course is not recommeded for people with no previous experience. If you are a new business analyst or you would like to become a business analyst we recommend our Fundamentals of Business Analysis training course, which provides more indepth training covering the complete role of the business analyst and also includes the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Course Objectives

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

Requirements Engineering - Course Structure

  • 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.

BCS Examination Details

The BCS Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon of this course. This is included in the course price shown above. The format for the exam is a one hour written (open book) examination based on a business scenario with 15 minutes reading time. Delegates must acheive a mark of 50% or more to pass the exam and obtain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Recommended Reading

There is recommended pre-reading for this course from the BCS publication 'Business Analysis'. Chapters 5, 10, 11, 12 and 13 specifically relate to the Requirements Engineering syllabus.

The reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the reading. The ISBN number for the book is 9781780172774 and it is available direct from the BCS, or from most on-line book retailers.

Course Information

This course takes place over three days. Course hours are 13:00-18:00 on the first day and 9:00-5:30 on subsequent days. During the last 1 hour 15 minutes of the course candidates sit the BCS exam in Requirements Engineering, the exam fee is included in the course cost shown.

Please contact us for a quote to hold this course on-site.

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 module and a Practitioner specialism module. Candidates must also take a one hour oral exam directly with the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, following successful completion of the four modular certificates.

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