What are the learning outcomes?
The candidate should be able to:
- Establish the strategic issues of the off-the-shelf software package approach
- Define a framework for effective software package selection
- Define a framework for effective customisation and integration
- Define functional requirements at the appropriate level
- Develop a checklist of non-functional requirements
- Define product and supplier requirements
- Define system integration requirements
- Structure and distribute the Request For Proposals (RFP)
- Identify and investigate potential off-the-shelf software package solutions
- Present recommendations about the fit of a selected off-the-shelf software package against agreed requirements and define the implications of this
- Identify implementation and long-term support arrangements for the selected off-the-shelf software package and its customised elements
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the software package approach to systems development
We are pleased to announce that we have updated the Integrating off the Shelf Syllabus and Sample Questions which will take effect from 1 February 2012. The updated Syllabus Version 2.0 and Sample Questions are now available for download.
Who is it aimed at?
This certification is suitable for those who are engaged in any aspect of software solutions.
There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination, however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives above.