BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Online 30 Days Training Course

Get Business Analyst Certification At Your Own Pace

Proctored Exam
30 Days Access
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Introduction

The key learning points of the 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 organizational 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.
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Course Outline

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

Description

Key features of the course are that it includes:

A framework of maturity for the business analysis role through the Business Analysis Maturity Model (BAMM) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

The examination of the role of the BA through the business change lifecycle

The importance of Business Analysis in different approaches including Agile, lean, waterfall and iterative projects

About the Course

Includes videos, quizzes, exercises, study guides and official syllabus and sample exams - No additional resources are required – everything that you need to understand the concepts and principles is included.

Who Should Attend

The Business Analysis Foundation 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

Materials Provided

You will have full access to our on-line course materials.

Organisational Benefits

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Individual Benefits

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Technical Requirements

WINDOWS

  • 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+

MAC

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

Adobe Flash Player 10+

Compatible speakers/headphones.

We suggest the use of the Firefox web browser for the best educational experience.

To take your web based exam, you will need a computer with a webcam, a microphone and a reliable internet connection.

You will also need administrator rights to install the software that will be used to monitor the exam session.

You will also need photo identification (passport, government ID or equivalent). If your exam includes a document to be printed (for example ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle case study), the printer will need to be in the room where you take the exam.

Please note, in addition to your webcam, some examination institutes will require you to have a small mirror or reflective surface. The proctor will ask you to hold this up to show that there is nothing attached to the webcam or laptop itself.

For a successful exam, you will need:

MINIMUMRECOMMENDED
Web Camera640×480 resolution1280×720 resolution
PC UsersWindows XPWindows 7
Mac UsersMac OS X or higherMac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed.768 Mbps1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed.384 Mbps1.5Mbps
RAM1024MB2GB

Acceptable browsers are:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari
Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10
Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed before you begin the exam.

Prerequisites

This course does not require any existing knowledge of Business Analysis

Prereading

This course does not require any existing knowledge of Business Analysis

Exam Overview

Please Be Aware: You will need to purchase your examinations separately at £180.

Exam Duration: 60 minutes

Exam Format: Closed book, multiple choice

Exam Delivery: Online, webcam proctored.

Exam Pass Mark: 65% (26/40)

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDU's

There are no professional qualifications associated with this online training course.

Qualifications

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