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BCS International Diploma in Solution Development

Higher certificate

Gain industry recognition with an international diploma that demonstrates knowledge, skills and capabilities in solution development. Providing great breadth and depth of learning, candidates have the flexibility to develop skills in the areas most relevant to them and their organisation.

Who is this aimed at?

Practising solution developers and professionals from related disciplines who want a detailed understanding of solution development best practice.

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for the oral examination, four modules are required to be passed:

  • two core modules
  • one knowledge-based specialist module
  • one practitioner specialist module
Core modules Knowledge-based specialisms Practitioner specialisms
Systems Development Essentials Foundation Certificate in Systems Development Business Analysis Practice
Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture
Systems Design Techniques
Systems Modelling Techniques
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level
Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture
Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
Integrating Off-the-shelf Software Solutions
2 of the above 1 of the above 1 of the above

 
Note: At least one of these examination passes must have been achieved within 12 months of the date of the oral examination, unless an exemption has been agreed with the Examinations Officer.

What format is the exam?

  • Up to 50 minutes oral examination
  • Conducted by two examiners
  • Discussion of experience based on the registration form
  • Questions on topics from the syllabus, including the selected specialist modules

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited examination provider

Option 2: At a public sitting (exam only):

Time: Select when booking
Venue 1: BCS London Office
Dates: Friday 17 October 2014
Friday 14 November 2014
Venue 2: Edinburgh
Dates: To be advised
Fee: £190 (ex VAT)
Register: Online - you must also complete, sign and return this registration form when booking this exam (if we don’t receive it you will be unable to sit the exam).
Notes:

Exam fees for public sittings must be paid a minimum of four weeks prior to the exam date by cheque (payable to BCS Learning & Development Ltd), Visa, Access or MasterCard.

 
Where can I read more?

You can read more in the syllabus, reading list and guidelines for candidates.

What can I do next?

You may be interested in extending your knowledge in related specialist areas, such as Business Analysis, Software Testing or Agile.