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Systems Analysis & Systems Engineering

System Architecture & Design

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This course covers the development of a system architecture and hardware/software system design within the overall systems engineering (SE) process. Major topics include development of an operational concept, functional decomposition, requirements allocation and partitioning, interface definition, inclusion of integrity, reliability, and maintainability within the design concept, validation and verification, technical performance budgeting, complexity management, and data architecture. A key focus will be placed on design for scalability, availability, and maintainability of mission critical systems.

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Understand the key considerations of designing and architecting complex systems
  • Understand the differences between functional, operational, technical and performance requirements
  • Understand the design considerations for system availability and scalability
  • Understand how to validate and test system architecture and components
Course Outline
  1. Overview of Systems Engineering Design Process
  2. Characteristics of Successful Systems & Systems Architects
  3. Architecture vs. Design
  4. Requirements: The System Architects Role and Perspective
  5. Functional Analysis
  6. Functional Architecture
  7. Partitioning and Replicability
  8. System Architecture Partitioning
  9. Process Control Methods
  10. Scalable Architecture
  11. High Availability Architecture
  12. Architecture Validation and Testing
  13. Architecture Design for Testing and Testability
  14. Case Study
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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