Who is it for?

  • Anyone who is involved in any aspect of systems design.

Entry requirements

  • None.

What will I learn?

  • Develop logical and physical systems' designs from structured and UML analysis models.
  • Use data and component design techniques.
  • Select and use a recognised design methodology to meet specific system design requirements. 
  • Explain the role and objectives of systems design in the systems development life cycle.
  • Evaluate the suitability of an input and output system. 
  • Construct a usable user interface (HCI). 
  • Apply the rules of normalization to a set of data attributes.
  • Understand and apply the principles of security, confidentiality and privacy

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

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How do I get this certification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

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What format is the exam?

  • One hour 'open book' with 15 minutes reading time
  • Written, based on a business scenario
  • Pass mark is 50%

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