The Foundation Certificate in Digital Solution Development is an introductory level qualification intended to give a broad coverage of the many topics affecting Digital Solution Development (DSD) in a modern enterprise setting.
The syllabus seeks to:
- Lay the foundation for a Body of Knowledge concerning DSD, and therefore includes a broad range of themes/topics, roles, best practices, techniques and methods that are widely recognised and employed by practitioners in this field.
- Cover topics in the development space between Business Analysis and the coding environment.
- Be product, technology and platform agnostic as far as possible.
The syllabus emphasises activities in the development part of a digital service lifecycle, with links to the other parts, as appropriate.
The BCS Foundation Certificate in Digital Solution Development is primarily targeted at the following groups:
1) People within roles other than software development who wish to gain a broad understanding of the terminology, concepts, techniques, standards, frameworks and processes involved in the development of modern digital software applications.
2) Developers with entry level coding experience who wish to widen their horizons, preparing themselves for a Solution Architect role.
3) Experienced practitioners involved in the maintenance of legacy software solutions who wish to refresh their understanding of the terminology, concepts, techniques, standards, frameworks and processes involved in the development of modern digital software applications.
4) Graduates in a non-IT discipline who are seeking to work in a consulting capacity.
It is anticipated that this certification will appeal to individuals undertaking a range of job roles including, but not limited to:
software developer / software engineer, software tester, business analyst, systems analyst, solution architect, product owner, Scrum master, systems development manager, IT service delivery manager.