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Business Analysis Online Tutor-led Training - Special Offer!

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Business Analyst Essentials Training

Are you ready to earn between £300 - £400 per day as a Business Analyst?
Best still you will largely be working from the comfort of your own home as most companies are offering remote/hybrid working right now.

But first you need to acquire the skills and knowledge that will set you apart as roles are in high demand.
By now you would have trawled the internet and found lots of training providers offering a myriad of courses ... it's no wonder how confusing it can all become.

Here's why our Business Analyst Essentials training course is unique:

Our course is a hands-on practical approach to business analysis which not only focusses on real-life projects and scenarios in IT (digital media) and Financial (banking & insurance); It is also targeted towards getting you into the job market as quickly as possible. As many of our students have done successfully.

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What will you learn?

You will learn the roles and functions of the Business Analyst, Business Analysis discipline, Business Analysis tools and how Business analysts act as an intermediary between the business and technical communities.

You will be able to effectively analyse competing business needs and develop plans to implement the projects that support the business's objectives.

You will also learn how to apply a clearly defined business analysis framework.

At the end of the business analyst training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate into a project or team environment with an understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with fellow project members as a Business Analyst
  • Work with business stakeholders to gather and document different types and levels of requirements.
  • Work with business stakeholders to define, scope and initiate a project
  • Understand how project approaches such as Agile affect the Business Analysis role
  • Break-down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data models
  • Validate requirements by producing Use Cases and assess requirements against defined quality criteria.
  • Apply end-to-end thinking to complex business and system problems to ensure ‘right first time’ Documentation and Solutions.
  • Become well-versed in various techniques Business Analysts use for requirements elicitation
  • Work with stakeholders to develop optimum solutions to defined requirements.
  • Confidently present findings to business stakeholders and their project team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analyst's role and responsibilities;
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s approach to requirements - User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s link to quality and testing
  • Additional depth, guidance and techniques for the Business Analyst role

Business Analyst Essentials Course Content :

  • The Role of a Business Analyst
  • Project Team Structure
  • Project Types
  • Challenges of a Business Analyst
  • Business Analysis Life Cycle
  • Business Analysis Techniques
  • Gap Analysis (Comparing ideal with existing systems)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Requirements (Analysis Process, Elicitation & Life-cycle)
  • System Use Cases (UML)
  • Business Rules
  • Business Process Modelling (BPM)
  • Root Cause Analysis (Cause & Effect)
  • Business Change
  • Software Testing (gain experience on writing effective Test Scenarios for Software Testers)
  • Six Sigma (Techniques)
  • Software Development Life Cycle (Methodologies)
  • Project and Product Life cycle
  • Business analysis associated activities and tasks
  • The agile section will benefit a wide range of roles including Business Analysts, Change Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Product Owners/Managers, Systems Analysts and Agile Developers
  • Documentation Walk-through and discussion
  • BCS Business Analyst Test question practice
  • Class Test (Mock Interview Questions)
  • Cv Building/Templates and Walk-through
  • Sample Documents
  • Glossary of Terms

Practical in-class activities will include

  • Introduction to JIRA
  • MS Visio Walkthrough
  • Creating System Use Cases (UML)
  • Creating a Swim Lane & Pool Diagram
  • Creating an As is & To be Gap Analysis Diagram (Looking at Business Pain Points)
  • Creating System Uses Cases
  • Creating Wireframes using MS PowerPoint/Visio

What's more, the course will also be beneficial towards acquiring the knowledge required to pass the BCS Business Analyst Foundation Level Certificate*

* Please note that you will have to register for the BCS Business Analyst Foundation Level Certificate exam separately if required.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who desires a career in Business IT environments.
Graduate students looking to break into the IT job market.
Professionals who desire a career move or change into Business Analysis
Software Testers, Systems Analysts, Technical Architects, Project Managers or anyone who would like to learn more about the requirements elicitation or analysis processes.
People looking to take their BCS Business Analysis Foundation exam


Ideally you will be a degree holder with a good grasp of English and very proficient with MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Career path

People with Business analyst experience/knowledge could go on to become Senior Business analysts, Change Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners/Managers, Consultants.

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