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BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis Online (180 Days) Training Course

Learn The Competencies Of A Business Analyst

Proctored Exam
180 Days Access
£319 (Excl. VAT)€367 (Excl. VAT)$399 (Excl. VAT)


Do you want a career in Business Analysis? Or would you like to earn some industry-recognised qualifications from home?

This BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis online training course will teach you the importance of Business Analysis in different approaches including Agile, lean, waterfall and iterative projects

Purple Griffon's BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis online course will help you to become BCS Business Analysis certified from the comfort of your very own home or office at your own pace.

If you have any questions about purchasing this BCS Business Analysis online training package or would like some tips about learning from home, then you can have a chat with one of our friendly course advisors on +44 (0)1539 736 828 or email and they will be able to help you straight away.

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Course Syllabus

The BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis syllabus is below:

Lesson 1: Introduction To Business Analysis

Lesson 2: The competencies Of A Business Analyst

Lesson 3: Strategy Analysis Part 1

Lesson 4: Strategy Analysis Part 2

Lesson 5: Business Analysis Process Model

Lesson 6: Investigation Techniques Part 1

Lesson 7: Investigation Techniques Part 2

Lesson 8: Investigation Techniques Part 3

Lesson 9: Stakeholder Analysis and Management

Lesson 10: Modelling Business Processes Part 1

Lesson 11: Modelling Business Processes Part 2

Lesson 12: Defining The Solution

Lesson 13: Making A Business And Financial Case

Lesson 14: Establishing The Requirements

Lesson 15: Delivering The Requirements

Lesson 16: Documenting And Managing Requirements

Lesson 17: Delivering The Requirements

Lesson 18: Delivering The Business Solution

Lesson 19: Exam Preparation

Learning Outcomes

The key learning points of the BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis online training course that will the support the new or more experienced analyst in their role are:

The competencies of a Business Analyst – The scope of business analysis work requires the analyst to have the personal qualities, business knowledge and professional techniques to apply to projects and the right skills to use in different situations.

The BA Process Model – Being able to problem solve, investigate situations, consider perspectives, analyse and evaluate options using a flexible framework is the key to success. The BA Process Model can also be applied to standard modeling techniques and organisational templates.

Investigation techniques – The Business Analyst needs to have a range of quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques to help understand the breadth and depth of issues and to be able to approach a project flexibility and responsively.

Stakeholder analysis – Effective stakeholder management is crucial to a project’s success. Understanding perspectives and creating management strategies is vital to gain and maintain stakeholder support.

Defining the solution – Taking a holistic approach and carrying out gap analysis to formulate options, in line with business architecture requirements and techniques, is an important part of defining an appropriate solution. There is also a study of business analysis and business architecture as complementary skill sets.

Making a business case – This is a key document; the business analyst is required to assess feasibility in order to structure and present a business case, which will include a consideration of tangible and intangible costs and benefits and an appraisal of these.

Establishing, modelling and delivering requirements – Requirements elicitation, analysis and validation, an understanding of modeling techniques and of the process for delivering requirements using a holistic approach are key features of the role and support the delivery of the solution.

Who Should Attend

The BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis online course is for people who want to understand business analysis, support change and improve business processes particularly Business Analysts, Business Managers and members of their team, Business Change Managers and Project Managers

What's Included

This BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis online training course includes:

  • BCS Videos
  • BCS Quizzes
  • BCS Exercises
  • BCS Study Guides
  • The Official BCS Foundation Syllabus
  • BCS Foundation Sample Exam

The duration time will start as soon as you access your online learning portal, or after 28 days - whichever is sooner.

Technical Requirements


  • Screen Resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet Connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+


  • Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Mac OS X 10 or higher
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

Purple Griffon advise you that you use the Firefox Web Browser for the best educational experience and have compatible speakers or headphones.

Please Note: You will be required to have some form of photo ID (passport, government ID or equivalent) for the examination. If the examination includes a document to be printed, then please ensure that you have a printer in the room where you will be sitting the exam. Some examination institutes will ask you to have a small mirror or reflective surface and the proctor will request that you hold this up to show there is nothing attached to the webcam or even the laptop itself. Also, Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed on your desktop or laptop prior to the examination.

For a successful BCS Business Analysis Foundation online exam, you will need:

Web Camera 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows XP Windows 7
Mac Users Mac OS X or higher Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed .768 Mbps 1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed .384 Mbps 1.5Mbps
RAM 1024MB 2GB

Entry-Level Requirements

There are no entry level requirements for the BCS Business Analysis Foundation online training course.

Recommended Reading

There is no precourse work or prereading with the BCS Business Analysis Foundation online training course.

Exam Information

BCS Business Analysis Foundation Online Exam

  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Exam Format: Closed Book, Multiple Choice Questions
  • Exam Delivery: Online, Webcam Proctored
  • Exam Pass Mark: 65% (26/40 Questions)

Please be aware that you must purchase the examinations separately for £180 + VAT.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam


BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis

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Additional Information

Congratulations! Once you pass the BCS Business Analysis Foundation online examination, then you will be awarded the BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis.