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Systems Development

Foundation certificate

This certificate provides an understanding of the principles of systems development and delivery with regard to life cycle approaches, architecture, business analysis, requirements engineering, systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone involved in or affected by the development of IS/IT systems (including business and systems analysts, designers, developers and testers). 

What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: Online exam (at a test centre: Pearson Vue)

Developing information systemsWhere can I read more?

You can read more in the syllabus.
BCS textbook, Developing Information Systems, is recommended reading when preparing for the exam.

What can I do next?

You can progress to intermediate level certification or you may be interested in related subjects, such as Business Analysis or Software Testing.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.