Who is it For?
The BCS Foundation Award in Knowledge-Based Systems has been designed for individuals interested in furthering their understanding of the more technical aspects of AI, and how knowledge-based intelligence can be used to compliment more modern AI techniques such as Machine Learning.
What Will I Learn?
Candidates will have the ability to recognise Knowledge-Based Systems, gain an understanding of how they work, and consider how they can add value to an organisation. This award will also enable candidates to understand the concept of Uncertainty and Fuzzy Logic, and how Knowledge-Based Systems can be used to help organisations to make decisions and act where there is higher level of uncertainty.
A 30 min. ‘closed book’ exam, with 16 multiple-choice questions & 2 scenario-based questions (worth 2 marks each). The pass mark is 65% (13/20) and you can take the exam from home (computer with webcam required). You will have 12 months access to the course to help you prepare.
There are no specific entry requirements for this award. However, some professional experience in a business or IT environment may be advantageous.
What do I Get?
As well as gaining new skills and knowledge, upon successful completion, you will receive a globally recognised certificate (and 4 credits) awarded by BCS at SFIA Plus Level 3, and free annual Associate membership to BCS to further develop your career and grow your professional network.
How Long Does it Take to Complete?
The BCS recommend 50 hours of learning to prepare for the exam, including 16hrs using this course and a further 33.5 hrs of independent study.
What Support Is Available?
A qualified tutor is on hand to answer any questions you have about the course and the content, via email or student discussion forum.
What Career Support Is Available?
When you pass your course, you will receive a one-year free membership to the BCS (worth £90) which offers professional networking and career development opportunities through their careers service: ’Springboard'.