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SMU Certificate in IT Design, Development and Testing (IBF Level 1)

Emergence of non-bank service providers is disrupting the business models of incumbent banks. Banks have responded by embarking on initiatives to digitize the banking infrastructure, distribution channels and services.

To be future ready, professionals in Technology & Operations (T&O) need to be multi-disciplinary and possess the ability to combine strong domain knowledge in products, processes and business development, with the functional skills in technology.

Benchmarked to industry best practices under the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Standards for T&O, the SMU Certificate in IT Design, Development & Testing (IBF Level 1) provides the concepts and principles of life cycle management of systems, software testing and system integration, database and storage management.  


Programme Length

2 Days
Weekday 09:00 - 17:00

Areas of Study
  • Know the core concepts in product/system development life cycle, IT testing, data management and systems/process performance management
  • Learn software development methodologies, approaches and tools used to develop and integrate software/applications with database
  • Understanding key concepts and principles to administer and maintain database and storage components
Schedule 10 & 11 May 2018

Core Concepts of Technology & Operations

  • System/software development life cycle (SDCL) – models and approaches
  • Relevant financial services IT applications & their inter-dependencies
  • Software quality assurance & testing
  • Data management principles & concepts
  • Performance measurement framework

Fundamentals of IT Application and Design

  • Roles & types of operating systems
  • Programing languages, structure & components ‒ Coding, scripting, procedural, web-based
  • Database structures & key considerations
  • Basic concepts of data manipulation
  • Key controls to main database integrity
  • Middleware, Rendezvous operating environment & Websphere components

Designing Enterprise Applications

  • Key phases of a business driven development
  • Software development lifecycle, testing & applications testing 
  • Programing & software design principles
  • Development of support tools
  • Application integration document management 

Database Storage & Management 

  • Key concepts & principles for efficient database administration
  • Database governance and security policies
  • Common database issues & problems
  • Relevant tools to execute diagnostic tests
  • Storage technologies & architect
  • Data redundancy & replication

S$1,500 (excl. GST)

Net fee payable upfront for eligible self-sponsored applicants:

Singaporeans and PRs
S$450 (excl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
S$150 (excl. GST)

Terms & conditions apply

Who Should Attend
  • New hires, entry level professionals in financial services with up to 3 years of experience in T&O
  • Professionals who work for service providers that support IT projects and services

Last updated on 4 Jan 2018.



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