BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques (UML) - SMTU-1

In order to communicate system requirements clearly and accurately to both business and IT stakeholders, it is vital for analysts and designers to be able to construct models from a variety of perspectives. In most cases these models will provide the basis for more detailed design.

The starting point for this course is a set of requirements, as defined in the Systems Development Essentials course. It is primarily concerned with modelling systems using selected UML techniques. It requires delegates to construct different types of model reflecting different perspectives and to describe the interactions between them.

At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Systems Modelling Techniques.

Please Note: The exam is not included in the course fee. Delegates wishing to undertake the exam should also book on course code SMTUEX-1.

This course may be taken as part of theConnect 2 Coursesprogramme leading to the BCS Diploma in Systems Development.

Outline

Systems Modelling
The need for modelling and modelling standards; Rationale for the selected approach; The approach and a Systems Development Lifecycle; Place of models within the Systems Development Lifecycle; Modelling the system from different perspectives; Interaction of the models; Validating and verifying models

Systems Modelling in Context
Monitoring analysis against business objectives and system requirements; The bridge to design, software package selection, and development

Use Case Modelling
Modelling user requirements; Use cases; Actors and the system boundary; Use case diagrams; Generalising actors and use cases; Use case associations; Use case descriptions Template, Pre- and Post-conditions, Main and alternative flows

Activity Diagrams
Process modelling; Modelling use case descriptions

Static Modelling of Data
Analysis class modelling rationale; Objects and classes; Representing classes and encapsulation; Defining attributes; Associations; Generalisation, inheritance and abstraction; Class diagrams and object diagrams

Dynamic Modelling
State machine diagrams; Use case realisation; Introduction to communication diagrams; Sequence diagrams

Interaction of Models
Activity diagram and Use cases; Use cases and Class Model; State machine diagram and Use cases; Objects and Activity diagrams

Case Study
Throughout the course a case study is used to allow delegates to practise the modelling techniques.

 

Additional Info

This course is aligned to the following Knowledge Areas/Tasks contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide):

This course is utilises the following Underlying Competencies contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide):

This course is employs the following Techniques contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guides):

  • £ 1,905

    Guide Price Per Delegate

  • Dates & Locations Available

  • Birmingham
    27/11/2017
    Birmingham
    27/11/2017
    Edinburgh
    04/12/2017
    Edinburgh
    04/12/2017
    London
    22/01/2018
    London
    22/01/2018
    Birmingham
    27/02/2018
    Birmingham
    27/02/2018
    London
    13/03/2018
    London
    13/03/2018
    Edinburgh
    26/03/2018
    Edinburgh
    26/03/2018

Course Information

An understanding of the fundamentals of systems development, or attendance of Connect 2 Courses Systems Development Essentials course.
If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

The BCS also allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additional time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy.

If you believe you qualify for this, please contact our exam administration team (01793 608815) as early as possible. At least three weeks' notice will be required for processing this request and delegates failing to adviseConnect 2 Courses and provide proof if requested by the BCS, may not be allowed the additional support offered via this BCS policy

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  • Justify the need for modelling and modelling techniques
  • Explain why it is important to model system requirements from different perspectives and identify specific modelling techniques
  • Construct a static structure model (class diagram) construct a process model (activity diagram)
  • Construct a simple dynamic event driven model (state machine diagram)
  • Evaluate how the various models reflect business objectives and system requirements (via critical success factors)
  • Appreciate how the various perspectives inter-relate to each other

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