Please note: The BCS Foundation Certificate in Solution Architecture will be launching in the second half of 2021.

Gain foundation knowledge of the Solution Architect role including the identification of processes, tools and issues

Learn the purpose of solution architecture frameworks, understand where they can be applied and identify the key artifacts produced

Understand solution architecture in a business context and identify the responsibilities and relevance of roles such as enterprise, business, data, application and software architects to solution architecture

Attain a module you can use towards completing the BCS International Diploma in Solution Development

Who is it for?

  • Designed for people who work within the discipline of solution architecture and for those working in related areas who need a good understanding of the subject. This includes solution architect, technical architect, business architect, solution designers and developers. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and many other roles may apply.

Entry requirements

  • There are no specific prerequisites for entry to the examination although accredited training is strongly recommended.

What will I learn?

This certificate covers foundation knowledge for the discipline of solution architecture including the processes and artefacts involved.

Specific learning objectives

Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of terminology, concepts, techniques, standards, frameworks and processes in the following areas:

  1. Introduction to solution architecture
  2. Solution architecture in the context of business and enterprise architecture
  3. Framework for solution architecture
  4. Inputs to solution architecture
  5. Gap analysis
  6. Stakeholder interaction
  7. Solution technology definition
  8. Implementation

How do I get this certification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

This will require a minimum of 18 hours of study over a minimum of three days.

Where can I study?

  • At an approved training provider near you
  • At your computer via e-learning or web conference learning

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Providers coming soon

Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about digital solution development.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 18 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £192 (£160.00 + VAT)

Book your exam

What's next?

Practitioner level certifications

Candidates wishing to progress their career pathway may wish to consider the BCS range of practitioner certifications, each of which will enhance your skills in their specific area of specialism.

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