BCS Certificate in Systems Design Techniques (including exam) Training

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Upcoming Training

09 August 2021

4 Days

This course focuses on the design issues associated with enterprise software applications, especially interactive, data-intensive applications. The course touches on all aspects of design, including the user interface, data and component design, procedure design, and design for controls and security. The main design approach taken is based on object-orientated systems described by UML and other techniques. There is however a brief review of structured systems analysis and design models and techniques. The design techniques utilised are technology and product agnostic.

This course is suitable preparation for delegates wishing to take the BCS Certificate in Systems Design Techniques.

Attendance at a Systems Modelling Techniques course, UML version (SMTU), or the equivalent knowledge of UML Analysis Models is essential. In particular delegates are expected to be familiar with the concept of Use Cases, and familiar with the analysis level of UML Class Modelling, Activity Diagrams, Interaction Diagrams and State Machines.

  • Those who need to produce effective design specifications for developers, as part of integrated software development initiatives
  • Those who wish to learn how to progress the deliverables produced by analysis techniques into design artefacts for object-orientated systems
  • Those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in Systems Design Techniques

  • Understand the choices available for the design of application architecture
  • Apply design criteria to the task of data componentisation, the use of services and interfaces
  • Use UML Interaction diagrams to support the design of classes and object collaboration
  • Develop a logical data model from a conceptual data model
  • Design procedure logic using a range of techniques
  • Apply the rules of normalization to a set of data attributes
  • Design Logical Access Paths
  • Design a Star Schema
  • Apply design techniques and principles to the design of user interfaces
  • Understand and apply design principles to the security themes of confidentiality, integrity and availability

Introduction to Design

  • The application design challenge
  • Analysis vs. Design
  • Role of the System Designer
  • Design and Solution Delivery
  • Component and Data Driven Approaches
  • Recognising Constraints in Design
  • Use of Design Patterns
  • Impact of COTS and Legacy Systems on Design


Top-down Data and Component Design

  • Use and notation of UML (OO) models. Comparison with structured systems approaches.
  • Application Architecture
  • Components and Interfaces
  • Messaging using Interaction Diagrams
  • Moving from the Conceptual Data Model to the Logical Data Model
  • Worked Example


Procedure Design

  • Use and notation of Structured System Models
  • Procedure design using a variety of techniques


Normalisation

  • Normalisation of a set of data attributes to third normal form (TNF)
  • Rationalisation of normalisation results
  • Constructing a pseudo LDM


Access Path and Physical Design

  • Design of Logical Access Paths
  • Physical Design considerations, including de-normalisation


Design for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

  • Data is a game of 2 halves
  • Data Warehouse Architecture
  • Design of Fact and Dimension Tables
  • Designing a Star Schema


Input/Output and Interface Design

  • The UI is the system
  • Principles of the HCI
  • UI/UX Design Concepts
  • Know the User and know the Task
  • Screen Design Tools and Techniques
  • Measuring and Testing the HCI


Controls and Security

  • Defining Security
  • Information Assurance Standards
  • Risk Assessment
  • People and Application Access Security
  • Validation and Verification of Data
  • Backup and Recovery Procedures
  • Disaster Planning


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Upcoming Trainings

Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

09 August 2021
4 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
31 August 2021
4 Days
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Istanbul, Ankara, London
07 September 2021
4 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
12 October 2021
4 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
13 October 2021
4 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London

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