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BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile



Course Overview

This certificate focuses on the principles and values of agile including its evolution; culture; return of investment opportunities; differences between more traditional methods such as the waterfall approach; and questioning popular agile benefits versus real-world techniques.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for all professionals, across all industries, who work on projects - including:

  • Project managers
  • Product managers
  • Product developers
  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Business analysts
  • High-level management positions

What topics are covered?

The following modules are included:

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The rationale and benefits of agile
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer Collaboration over contract negotiations
  • Responding to change over following a plan
  • Common agile roles, techniques and practices
  • Relevant methods and approaches for agile teams (XP, scrum, kanban, etc)

What will I receive?

  • Two days high quality instruction
  • Courseware
  • Copy of BCS official textbook: Agile Foundations – principles, practices and frameworks (RRP £24.99)
  • Exam Fee Included
  • BCS Certificate
  • Participants who attend the course and pass the exam will receive a one-year membership to the British Computer Society (BCS) where additional materials and information is available.

Our Trainers:

Andy Hiles , Vic Page

Are there any prerequisites?

No. However you may wish to download the course syllabus here where you will find information on recommended reading.

What about the exam and certification?

The examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions. It will be a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room. If your business Language is not English, candidates sitting the examination have a maximum of 75 minutes. The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40)

NB. It is now a requirement for candidates to produce one form of photographic identification which includes their photograph, their name and their signature or two forms of alternative identification. Please refer to the Identification Policy on the BCS website for full details and acceptable forms of identification. The identification must be valid and be an original, a photocopy or a certified copy.

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