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BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice

The Next Step Towards The BCS Diploma In Business Analysis

Overview

Our three-day BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course introduces the essential skills of business analysis.

The emphasis throughout is on practical learning, using real-life case studies to introduce key skills including strategic analysis, stakeholder management, business activity modelling, gap analysis and making a business case.

The BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice is a key step towards the internationally recognised BCS Diploma In Business Analysis.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1275Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course will cover the following topics:

Business Analysis Rationale

  • The scope of business analysis.
  • Definition of business analysis.
  • The development of business analysis.
  • The business change lifecycle.
  • Roles in business analysis.

Strategic Analysis In Context

  • External analysis – PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis.
  • Internal analysis – Resource Audit, MOST.
  • Building a SWOT analysis.
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators.
  • Measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.

A Project Approach To Business Analysis

  • Initiating a business analysis study.
  • Defining terms of reference.

Understanding Business Situations

  • Review of investigation techniques.
  • Documenting the business situation:
  • Rich pictures
  • Mind maps
  • Fishbone diagrams.

Business Perspectives

  • Identifying stakeholders.
  • Analysing stakeholders – Power/Interest Grid, RACI.
  • Stakeholder management strategies.
  • Defining business perspectives – CATWOE.

Analysing & Modelling The Business Activities

  • Types of business activity.
  • Building a conceptual business activity model.
  • Consolidating perspectives and building consensus.

Identifying Potential Solutions

  • Business events.
  • Business rules.
  • Business process models.
  • Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation.
  • Identifying areas for business improvement – POP-IT.
  • Taking a holistic approach to business improvement.

Making The Business Case

  • Analysing feasibility.
  • Contents of a business case.
  • Options.
  • Costs and benefits.
  • Impacts and risks.
  • Lifecycle for the business case.

Learning Outcomes

BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course is for those who want to develop or further their skills in the understanding and application of the skills required in pre-project work.

Who Should Attend

Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course is suitable for Business Analysts, Business Managers and members of their team, Business Change Managers and Project Managers.

What's Included

For all virtual classroom training courses, a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Entry-Level Requirements

While there are no mandatory entry-level requirements, the information within our three-day BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course precedes the knowledge level of this certificate.

Recommended Reading

The following titles are suggested reading for anyone undertaking this award. You should be encouraged to explore other available sources:

Title: Business Analysis (4th Edition)

Author: Debra Paul and James Cadle

Publisher: BCS

Publication Date: July 2020

ISBN: 9781780175102

Please Note: This title is required reading for this certification rather than recommended.

Exam Information

You will receive all of the training you need to prepare for the BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice examination. If you pass the examination, you will be awarded the BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice. You will also be one step closer to the BCS Diploma In Business Analysis.

BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice Examination

  • Type: 40 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)
  • Delivery: Digital

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Qualifications

BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice

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Additional Information

You will have explored the personal qualities, business knowledge and professional techniques required to complete successful business analysis activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course is delivered over three days.

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