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Are you interested in becoming a Business Analyst? Perhaps you're already in the field of business analysis but you need a certification that will validate your knowledge and skills. Our BCS Business Analysis Foundation course is the career boost you need! Internationally recognised and accredited the BCS Business Analysis Foundation course will set you on the path to a career as a Business Analyst.
What is Business Analysis?
Business analysis is the process of identifying needs and solutions to business problems. A Business Analyst therefore is someone who assesses a business by considering the business model and its integration with technology.
The BCS Business Analysis Foundation course covers the following topics:
- professional techniques
- business knowledge
- strategy development
- defining requirements as well as quantitative approaches
- managing of stakeholders
- stakeholder analysis
- business architecture techniques
This course will allow you to implement techniques and tools used in business analysis in order to steer the business in the right direction.
If this sounds like a certification that interests you, then keep reading!
Some of the Business Analysis skills you will learn:
Development of competencies
Five stages of the process model
External and internal environmental analysis
Documenting the current situation
Business activity models
Why study Business Analysis online?
Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.
Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online makes it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.
Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.
Curriculum for the BCS Business Analysis course:
You will gain access to the following modules:
Module 1: What is Business Analysis?
Chapter 1 : The origins of Business Analysis
Chapter 2 : Development of Business Analysis
Chapter 3 : Scope of Business Analysis Work
Chapter 4 : Business Analysis
Chapter 5 : Taking a Holistic Approach
Chapter 6 : The Role and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Quiz : What is Business Analysis?
Module 2: The Competencies of a Business Analyst
Chapter 1 : Behavioural Skills and Personal Qualities
Chapter 2 : Professional Techniques
Chapter 3 : Business Knowledge
Chapter 4 : The Development of Competencies
Quiz : The Competencies of a Business Analyst
Module 3: Strategy Analysis
Chapter 1 : The context of strategy
Chapter 2 : The Definition of Strategy
Chapter 3 : Strategy Development
Chapter 4 : External Environmental analysis
Chapter 5 : Internal Environment Analysis
Chapter 6 : SWOT Analysis
Chapter 7 : Implementing Strategy
Quiz : Strategy Analysis
Module 4: The Business Analysis Process Model
Chapter 1 : An Approach To Problem Solving
Chapter 2 : Five Stages of the Process Model
Chapter 3 : Investigate The Situation
Chapter 4 : Consider The Perspectives
Chapter 5 : Analyse The Needs
Chapter 6 : Evaluate The Options
Chapter 7 : Define The Requirements
Chapter 8 : Delivering The Changes
Quiz : The Business Analysis Process Model
Module 5: Investigation Techniques
Chapter 1 : Preparation
Chapter 2 : Interviews
Chapter 3 : Observation
Chapter 4 : Workshops
Chapter 5 : Scenarios
Chapter 6 : Prototyping
Chapter 7 : Quantitative Approaches
Chapter 8 : Documenting the Current Situation
Quiz : Investigation Techniques
Module 6: Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Chapter 1 : Categories And Identification
Chapter 2 : Analysing Stakeholders
Chapter 3 : Managing Stakeholders
Chapter 4 : Stakeholder Perspectives
Chapter 5: Business Activity Models
Quiz : Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Module 7: Modelling Business Processes
Chapter 1 : Organisational Context
Chapter 2 : An Alternative View of an Organisation
Chapter 3 : The Organisational View of Business Processes
Chapter 4 : Value Chain and Value Propositions
Chapter 5 : Business Process Models
Chapter 6 : Analysing the "As-Is" Business Process Model
Chapter 7 : Improving Business Processes
Quiz: Modelling Business Processes
Module 8: Defining the Solution
Chapter 1 : GAP Analysis
Chapter 2 : Business Architecture
Chapter 3 : Business Architecture Techniques
Quiz : Defining the Solution
Module 9: Making a Business and Financial Case
Chapter 1 : Identifying Options
Chapter 2 : Assessing Project Feasibility
Chapter 3 : Structure of a Business Case
Chapter 4 : Costs and Benefits
Chapter 5 : Investment Appraisal
Chapter 6 : Presenting the Business Case
Quiz : Making a Business and Financial Case
Module 10: Establishing the Requirements
Chapter 1 : Requirements Engineering
Chapter 2 : Requirements Elicitation
Chapter 3 : Requirements Analysis
Chapter 4 : Requirements Validation
Quiz : Establishing the Requirements
Module 11: Documenting and Managing Requirements
Chapter 1 : The Requirements catalogue
Chapter 2 : Documenting Requirements
Chapter 3 : Managing Requirements
Quiz : Documenting and Managing Requirements
Module 12: Modelling Requirements
Chapter 1 : Use Case Modelling
Chapter 2 : Entity Relationship Modelling
Chapter 3 : Class Modelling
Quiz : Modelling Requirements
Module 13: Delivering the Requirements
Chapter 1 : Context
Chapter 2 : Lifecycles
Quiz: Delivering the Requirements
Module 14: Delivering the Business Solution
Chapter 1 : Business Change Lifecycle
Chapter 2 : Design Stage
Chapter 3 : Implementation Stage
Chapter 4 : Realisation Stage
Quiz: Delivering the Business Solution
Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.
Who is this course for?
Anyone that has an interest in beginning a career as a Business Analyst.
There are no formal educational requirements for studying this course.
Business Analytics Analyst
Business Change Analyst
Questions and answers
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I want to complete the course in quicker than 3 months, say in a week. Is this possible? Will all the materials be available within that timeframe.
The course is online so the 3 months relates to the access period. You can complete the course as quickly or slowly as you choose.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Doesn't the content include videos. Secondly is the exam cost also included
Yes, the content does include video training and the exam cost is not included in the course cost. BCS exams in the UK are currently £145+vatThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I apply for a job as a BA after completing the course without taking the exam?
Yes, it is the recognised certification in the UK for Business AnalystsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How can I get more than 3 months online access as this is not enough time ,,,, is it? on average how long should it take?
Hi RG. The course duration is 10 hours in total so depending on the amount of time that you dedicate to the material you may be able to complete the course within 3 months. If you find that this is not enough time for you to complete the course you may upgrade to 12 month access.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does the course include assessments during the course and exam simulations at the end
Yes, there are assessments and exam questionsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this course suitable for being a BA in Financial Services?
Hi Jackie.. thank you for your interest in our BA Foundation Course. Unlike other professions which require a specific certificate in order to be hired (Eg. A doctor or an accountant). For a business or financial analyst, an organisation would determine the required level of education on a case by case basis. This could rather be dependant on practical skill level, experience or pay grade. The BA Foundation Course is a great starting point if you do not have any formal education.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this course accredited by the BCS?
YesThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
After passing this qualification, can I get a job as a business analyst straightaway?
That will depend on your other qualifications and experienceThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what happens after 3 months
Course access expiresThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
The info states that the assessments and exam are not included in the price, can you send price list for the foundation course in business analysis?
Exam fees can be found on the BCS websiteThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Where is the e pearson centre based ?
They are based all around the UKThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Where are the test centre based to take the exams ?
BCS exams can be sat in PearsonVue centresThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can you provide demo material to show the type of course material that we will receive?
There is no facility for courses advertised on Reed to have a demo. The course is fully accredited through the BCS and delivers training through multi-media video based training and practice questions.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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