The syllabus of our BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness training course is structured around two key areas of Business Finance and Organisation Behaviour and uses definitions, techniques and principles.
As a holder of the BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness, you will be able to:
Understand three techniques used to evaluate a financial case
Understand costing and pricing
Understand cash flow forecasting and budgeting
Describe the contents of financial accounting documents
Interpret financial accounts
Explain specified business performance ratios
Define the elements and usage of Porter's Five Forces Framework and value chain
Define the elements and usage of the Boston Consulting Group's Matrix
Define the performance measures and usage of the balanced business scorecard
Define the elements of specified cultural analysis approaches
Explain the different management structures and their characteristics
Define the different architectures that may be adopted by organisations
About the Course
Our BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness course is highly interactive and you will be encouraged to learn through group exercises including a case study as well as exam-based exercises.
Who Should Attend
This BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness training course is ideal for those wishing to acquire a basic level of understanding about business finance and behavioural influences or those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in the Commercial Awareness.
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Individuals within your organisation behaving commercially will:
Base decisions primarily upon the benefits to the business
Concentrate on delivering results which bring the clearest commercial benefit
Demonstrate an understanding of how the different parts of the organisation work together
Ensure their own work is in line with the direction of the organisation
Identify opportunities to gain commercial advantage by exploiting competitors’ weaknesses
Be able to use sound financial logic to propose a convincing case to influence the business direction
Keep up to date with commercial developments within the industry
Control costs and thinks in terms of profit and loss and added value
As your career progresses, it’s likely that you will become more involved in decisions which will directly affect your company or organisation. Employers are looking for you to have some appreciation of commerciality.
There are no specific prerequisites for entry to the examination.
It is recommended that you purchase the following volumes, the syllabus topics are based on sections of these books:
Title: Business Analysis 3rd Edition
Author: Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle
Publication Date: September 2014
Title: Organisational Behaviour
Author: Prof David A Buchanan and Dr Andrzej A Huczynski
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Publication Date: May 2010
Title: Finance for IT Decision Makers: A Practical Handbook
Author: Michael Blackstaff
Publication Date: September 2012
Title: Business Analysis Techniques: 99 Essential Tools for Success
Author: James Cadle, Debbie Paul and Paul Turner
Publication Date: September 2014
BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness Examination:
1-hour closed book, 40 multiple-choice questions
The pass mark is 65% (26/40)
Calculators are allowed during the examination which will be provided by BCS
Professional Development Units - PDUs
There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.
Successful completion of this training course will result in the BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness.
Upon passing the examination, make the most of your professional and continue your career development with the following BCS Business Analysis training courses:
Once you have successfully completed the training course, you will be awarded the BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness.
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