Who is it for?

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

Entry requirements

  • You must have either the BCS Intermediate level certificate or have studied the syllabus and reference model, and have either TOGAF 8 or TOGAF 9 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 also 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)

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.

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Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about enterprise and solutions architecture.

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 the BCS London office. NB. we are not offering any exam sittings via our London office at the moment.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £192 (£160.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

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

Download the reference model (PDF)

Download the case study (PDF)

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