Who is it for?

  • Anyone who is involved in any aspect of enterprise and solution architecture.

Entry requirements

  • You must have obtained either the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture or the new BCS Foundation Certificate in Architecture Concepts and Domains, or have a current TOGAF 9 or current TOGAF 10 level 2 certificate.
  • Candidates should also have six or more years’ experience of IS / IT work, with some contact with architects and architecture descriptions. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What will I learn?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of enterprise and solution architecture principles and techniques. Key areas are:

  • Intermediate level concepts, including architecture processes and descriptions
  • The ability to demonstrate and apply this knowledge to a case study that involves producing deliverables in the following areas:

    • architecture precursors: goals, directives and scope
    • architecture descriptions: business, data, applications and infrastructure architecture

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

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

Download the reference model (PDF)

Download the case study (PDF)

Please note: This case study is needed to complete the live exam. Please ensure a copy is printed and ready for the candidate.

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?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

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.

Find a provider

Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you're self-motivated and already know a bit about IT architecture.

How do I book an exam?

Call +44 (0)1793 417417

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 29 hours to prepare for the exam.

How do I sit the exam?

If you're studying for this qualification without a training provider, you can sit this exam directly with BCS.

How much does it cost?

UK price: £228 (£190 +VAT).
International prices may vary by region: please check international pricing via our customer service team.

Contact us on +44 (0)1793 417417

What format is the exam?

  • One hour 'closed book' with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

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