Is this course accredited?
Yes, it is accredited by British Computer Society (BCS)
What is the experience of the Instructor(s) delivering my course?
Our instructors are all experienced and qualified in Business Analysis
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.
Does the course include exams?
Yes, the course includes the Business Analysis exam.
Are there any prerequisites for the Business Analysis exam?
There are no prerequisites for the Business Analysis examination
What is the structure of the exam?
The Business Analysis exam is a written exam
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
What is Business Analyst Training?
In today’s highly competitive business environment, organisations are searching for individuals who can demonstrate Business Analysis skills and help them achieve their strategic objectives. The Knowledge Academy provides accredited Business Analysis training which is governed by (BCS). To complement the accreditation, The Knowledge Academy’s Business Analysis Diploma consisting of Business Analysis Essentials (Practice), Requirements Engineering, Modelling Business Process and IS Project Management allow you to demonstrate the skill sets required to be a Business Analyst. This is one of most sought after qualifications and will enable new or existing Business Analysts to further develop their career.
The Knowledge Academy
The course prepares participants to sit the one-hour, open book, examination leading to the certificate in Business Analysis Essentials offered. This certificate is a core module for the BCS Business Analysis Diploma and is a specialist module in the BCS Systems Development Diploma.
The role of the Business Analyst, a lifecycle for business change, purpose of analysing and modelling business systems.
A comparison of the business analyst and systems analyst roles.
Overview of business analysis approach.
Strategic Analysis in Context.
Identifying the business domain.
Internal environment analysis.
External environment analysis.
Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators.
The Balanced Business Scorecard.
Overview of areas of strategy including IS strategy
Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies.
Terms of reference/project initiation business and project objectives.
Deliverables from business analysis studies.
Understanding the Situation and Issues
Overview of investigative techniques.
Representation of the business situation.
Identifying different perspectives.
Defining business perspectives
Identifying and resolving conflicts
Analysing and modelling business activities.
The conceptual business activity model.
The link between the business activity model and the business perspective.
Identifying activities and Identifying dependencies.
Building a business activity model.
Business events/activity triggers,
Identifying potential solutions.
Defining a new business model (the processes, people and organisation)
Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model
Making the business case
Structure of a business case
Identifying options for business change
Identifying costs and benefits
Principles of risk analysis and management
Presenting a business case
Accepting the business case
Testing the system for user acceptance
Managing the implementation of change
Realising the business benefits
BCS Business Analysis Practice Exam
- The Knowledge Academy BCS Business Analysis Practice courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “Brilliant way to learn and get certified! I signed up for Knowledge Academy for a 3-day course on Business Analysis. I already had some years of BA experience, and recently been reading up books on the topic to get industry-wide understanding. This course was to formalize the learning and earn a certificate. What I found most useful was that although there were not too many new things that I learnt about from a theoretical standpoint (since I had already had some experience and been reading up), the case-study approach really helped underpin the learning. Applying the business models/concepts, discussing with others in the group and working through the scenarios really clarified things, and this is something that I found was not all that possible just reading by myself. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who has some inclination towards a BA role. And I am sure The Knowledge Academy would be a great resource for other courses too. Well done TKA.”By Mr Amit Ray (Asset Manager) from Manchester
- “I was impressed how well it was run with no time wasted at all. Very challenging course but well laid out and presented by the trainer John Power.”By Marco Briggs (Business Administrator) from Plymouth
- “The course was thorough, educational and enjoyable. the instructor carol was absolutely fantastic.”By Courtney Yates (Business Official) from Manchester
- “The Training was intense and thorough. The trainer was 1st rate and explained everything clearly.”By Joe Blair (Business Administrator) from Liverpool
- “Just finished my course with TKA in Birmingham and passed with flying colours. The course was challenging at times but then I suppose it is meant to be! The trainer Brian was really good and worked very slow so I could catch up easily. The price was also the cheapest I could find - which originally made me doubt the quality but actually, I can't fault TKA. Will be using them again.”By Norma Carson (Business Analyst) from Birmingham
- “Thank you for a great course!”By Ross Wilmott (Business Administrator) from Leeds
- “Very enjoyable 2 days, expert and knowledgeable trainer really helped with learning with a wealth of real-life examples from their experience.”By Marcus Shaw (Business Analyst) from Glasgow
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Classroom Based Training
Whilst online base training has many advantages there are also several hindrances to taking this approach. The most common being the lack of direct and immediate access to an instructor. Should you find yourself unable to progress or need clarification on an aspect of your course you would have to start an email correspondence and wait for a reply. This can be incredibly interrupting to your learning, especially if you find yourself motivated, enthusiastic and raring to go only to find yourself sitting around hoping for a swift response from your instructor.
Consequently, this is the biggest advantage to classroom training. In a classroom environment there is an element of teamwork and interaction that online teaching cannot replicate. The fact that there are others around you in the same situation can be a fantastic motivator, giving you instant access to the instructor and the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions about your course, reinforcing what you are learning along the way.
Unfortunately these advantages can pass by some students. It can sometimes be difficult for an instructor to recognise and engage some people, especially those that may be shy or introverted. Those who are more vocal can dominate discussions and potentially drown out the quieter members of a classroom, partly negating the advantages of the social aspect of classroom learning.
The biggest difference between the two, and the main reason that online courses have received a boom in popularity is that unlike classroom training, online courses can reach hundreds to even thousands more people at once in a swift and effective manner. This method ensures consistency in the course content, and for the companies training, a steady stream of data that helps them ascertain what is and isn’t working in their courses, helping them to develop, adapt, and provide a better service moving forward.
Ultimately, the decision of which approach to choose is entirely down to the customer. If you think that you have the desire and motivation to milk every last drop of learning possible from an online course, then it may just be the best approach for you.
However, if you prefer a social aspect to your learning and the possibility to bounce ideas off others in the same position as you, as well as instant and constructive advice from a tutor, perhaps a classroom based approach is the optimal route.
Fortunately at The Knowledge Academy we offer expert training in both approaches to learning. We have an efficient customer service department we do our best to ensure that you get the best result possible from whatever course you decide to take. When all is said and done, our priority is that you receive first-rate training that enables you to move forward better prepared and in a far better position than which you first contacted us in.