BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Overview

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Course Outline

Module 1: Define Requirements Approach and Project Scope

  • What is a Requirement?
  • Requirements Engineering Framework
  • Rationale for Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements and Business as Usual
  • Origin of Requirements
  • Planning Your Approach
  • Definition of a Project
  • Business Inputs to Requirements
  • Business Case
  • Terms of Reference (ToR)
  • Project Initiation Document (PID)
  • Common Problems
  • Origin of Errors
  • Correction Cost

Module 2: Elicit Requirements

  • Knowledge Types
  • Knowledge Types: Tacit
  • Knowledge Types: Tacit Vs Explicit
  • Tacit to Explicit Knowledge
  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Interviews
  • Interview Lifecycle
  • Workshops
  • Workshop Lifecycle
  • Observation
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Document Analysis
  • Identify an Appropriate Technique

Module 3: Record Requirements

  • Categories of Requirement
  • Hierarchy of Requirements
  • Business Objectives to Solution Delivery
  • Business: General Requirements
  • Business: Technical Requirements
  • Solution Requirements
  • Solution: Functional Requirements
  • Functional Requirement Examples
  • Solution: Non-Functional Requirements (NFR)
  • Uncovering Non-Functional Requirements
  • Why Document?
  • Documentation Styles
  • Characteristics to Document
  • User Stories
  • User Story Characteristics

Module 4: Build Models and Prototypes to Represent the Requirements

  • Modelling the Business Context for IT Systems
  • Purpose of Modelling Requirements
  • Modelling Functionality and Data
  • What is a Use Case?
  • Use Cases
  • Use Case Diagram Levels
  • Actors and the System Boundary
  • Use Case Notation
  • ‘Include’ Relationship
  • ‘Extend’ Relationship
  • Reminder: Use Case Diagram
  • Individual Use Case Documentation
  • Use Case Description: Elements
  • Use Case Description Template
  • Use Case Description Example
  • Main and Alternate Flows
  • Column/Table Use Case Format
  • Modelling Data
  • Why Model Data?
  • Class Diagrams
  • Class     
  • Attributes
  • Multiplicity of the Association
  • Reading the Class Model
  • Modelling Requirements
  • Requirements Supported
  • CRUD Matrix
  • CRUD Matrix – Cross Checking
  • Prototyping
  • Prototyping Requirements
  • Types of Prototype

Module 5: Collaborate and Communicate with Stakeholders to Clarify Requirements

  • What is a Stakeholder?
  • Stakeholders Involved in RE
  • Reviews
  • During the Review
  • Post – Review
  • Agile Validation
  • Business Requirements Documents

Module 6: Analyse, Prioritise, and Assure the Quality of Requirements

  • Analysis in Context
  • Requirements, Not Solutions
  • Poorly Expressed Requirements
  • Business Rules
  • Quality Checklist
  • Slicing Requirements
  • Feasibility
  • Testability
  • Overlaps and Duplication
  • Conflicts
  • Ambiguity
  • Structuring Requirements
  • Priority (MoSCoW)

Module 7: Conduct User Analysis and Profiling

  • User Role Analysis
  • Personas
  • Customer Journey Map

Module 8: Requirements Management and Traceability

  • Requirements Management
  • Fundamentals for Management
  • Baselining and Version Control
  • Change Control
  • Sources of Change
  • Traceability

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Who should attend the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Course?

This Business Analysis Certification Course  is designed for individuals who are involved in or aspiring to be involved in the field of Requirements Engineering within the realm of Information Technology (IT) and Software Development. This Business Analysis Certification is typically beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Software Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • IT Consultants

Prerequisites of the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Course

This Business Analysis Course  doesn't mandate specific prerequisites. However, it's beneficial for participants to have some understanding of IT and business environments, as well as basic familiarity with projects.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering​ Course Overview

Requirements Engineering is the foundation of successful software development projects. It involves understanding stakeholder needs, defining clear and concise requirements, and ensuring they are met throughout the development lifecycle. A well-defined set of requirements can prevent project failures, reduce costs, and increase stakeholder satisfaction.

Proficiency in Requirements Engineering is essential for Business Analysts, Project Managers, Systems Analysts, Product Owners, and anyone involved in software development or business change initiatives. By mastering Requirements Engineering techniques, professionals can ensure that projects are built on a solid foundation of clear and well-understood requirements.

This comprehensive 3-day BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Training Course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to effectively elicit, analyse, model, and manage requirements. Delegates will gain practical experience with requirements engineering techniques and tools through lectures, discussions, and exercises through this Business Analysis Course.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the fundamental concept of requirements and their significance in business and IT solutions
  • To learn how to effectively record and manage requirements using structured approaches
  • To gain proficiency in creating and utilising class diagrams for requirements analysis
  • To apply business rules and quality checklists to ensure the robustness of requirements
  • To manage correction costs efficiently while validating and refining requirements
  • To become skilled at modelling data for comprehensive requirements engineering

At the end of this Business Analysis Training Course, delegates will be able to implement various critical concepts, including understanding the essence of requirements, recording them effectively, utilising class diagrams, implementing business rules, adhering to quality checklists, managing correction costs, and proficiently modeling data.

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What’s included in the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Course?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Examination
  • World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Certificate
  • Digital Delegate pack 

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BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Exam Information

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Exam assesses participants' understanding of requirements engineering principles and practices. This BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering exam is formatted in the following way: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 Questions 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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Business Analysis is all about identifying business objectives, achieving such objectives, and finding solutions to business problems. To find out more, visit our Business Analysis training topic page.
By enrolling on a Business Analysis BCS accredited Requirements Engineering course, you will be taught the skills required to advance your career. In addition, you are given one year’s free BCS Associate membership as part of your Business Analysis certification. This is a fantastic way to make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development. Whether you are looking for career support through BCS’s global skills, training, and development framework, SFIAplus, looking for promotion, or a new network of contacts, you will be supported. This membership provides exclusive access to resources, content, and opportunities that will enrich and enhance your career.
Requirements Engineering is identifying essential attributes, capabilities, quality, or characteristics of a system to have its value and utility to a user. It consists of requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, validation, and management.
Functional, performance, system technical, and specifications are the four main types of requirements.
This BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Training will help individuals to identify requirements for developing and designing business solutions. Pursuing this training will help them to improve their career opportunities within the domain of Business Analysis.
In this BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Training, you will learn various concepts such as requirements approach and project scope, CRUD matrix, the importance of planning, analysis in context, etc. You will also learn about customer journey maps, use case notation, elicit requirements, and many more concepts that will help you validate, prioritise, and quality assurance in the requirements process.
Yes, this course is accredited by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).
The passing score for the BCS Requirements Engineering exam is 65%.
The exam format for the BCS Requirements Engineering course typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the participants' understanding of requirements engineering principles, techniques, and best practices. The exam duration is 60 minutes.
The Business Analysis BCS Requirements Engineering course exams are typically taken in a controlled environment, either in-person at an authorised exam centre or online through remote proctoring. Participants are provided with the necessary instructions and guidelines to ensure a secure and fair examination process.
If you fail the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering exam, you will not receive the certification. However, you can retake the exam after a certain waiting period and attempt to pass it again.
Upon successfully passing the BCS Requirements Engineering exam, you can expect to receive your certificate within a few weeks. The exact timeframe may vary depending on the administrative processes involved in verifying and issuing the certificates.
After passing the exam, delegates can select to use this qualification to improve their career opportunities and excel in their career to a new level within the area of Business Analysis. However, as this certification counts towards the prestigious BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, another option is to continue training and work towards achieving this advanced qualification.
Yes, we do offer course guidance and support for the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering. This includes access to course materials, study guides, practice exams, and instructor support to assist learners throughout their training journey.
The price for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering.
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