Overview of Course

The BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials is an introductory-level course that provides learners with a fundamental understanding of systems development concepts and techniques. This course is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT, as it covers the basics of systems development, including software engineering and project management.

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Gain a fundamental understanding of systems development concepts and techniques.

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Learn software engineering, project management, and systems analysis basics.

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Obtain a BCS Certificate upon completion of the course.

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Skills You’ll Learn


An understanding of systems development concepts and techniques.


The ability to apply software engineering and project management methodologies.


The ability to conduct systems analysis.

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  • Overview of the systems development life cycle
  • Understanding of the importance of requirements gathering and analysis
  • Introduction to project documentation and management techniques

  • Understanding of software engineering principles and practices
  • Introduction to software development methodologies and processes
  • Hands-on practice with basic programming concepts and languages

  • Techniques for project planning, estimation, and scheduling
  • Understanding of project monitoring and control
  • Introduction to risk management and mitigation techniques

  • Techniques for gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Understanding of different types of requirements
  • Practice in developing a requirements specification document

  • Techniques for system design and modeling
  • Understanding of different design approaches and trade-offs
  • Hands-on practice with design tools and techniques

  • Understanding of the implementation process and techniques
  • Introduction to software testing and quality assurance
  • Understanding of software maintenance and support practices.
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Target Audience:

  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT
  • IT professionals looking to gain a better understanding of systems development concepts and techniques
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  • No prior experience or knowledge is required to take this course.

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Benefits of the course:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of systems development.
  • Learn software engineering and project management methodologies.
  • Obtain a BCS Certificate upon completion of the course.
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • The exam is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions.
  • The exam is 60 minutes long, and a passing score is 26 out of 40.

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Certification path:

  • To obtain the BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials, learners must pass the BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials exam.
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Career options after doing the course:

  • IT Support Analyst
  • Junior Web Developer
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Software Tester

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Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:

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Yes, this course is designed for individuals with no prior experience or knowledge of systems development.

The course can be completed in about 3-4 days. 

The passing score for the exam is 26 out of 40.

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