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
- “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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How to Become The Best Business Analyst…
The basic role of a business analyst requires leadership abilities as well and as technical and business expertise. Forman qualifications in fields involved can be beneficial to a business analyst or indeed these skills can be obtained on a business analysis training course. Moreover, those who desire a career in this field should look at focusing on the following areas in order to succeed;
- The overall generation process
- Requirements initiation
- Systems requirements
- How to write these good requirements
- Documenting requirements
- Feasibility and reliability
- Cost and benefit analysis
- An alternative solution analysis
- Risk analysis
- Test plans
Managing system requirements
These elements of being a business analyst are incredibly important. However, each business analyst should also be taught to avoid the following;
Acting as a barrier – it is not a good idea for a business analyst to make all decisions when it comes to a new project as they are often a barrier between the technical side and the business community.
Possessing lagging business and technical acumen – it is important for the business analyst to maintain a good relationship and credibility with both the technical and the business team.
Creating analysis paralysis – it is also important not to over analyse any situation. It is better to get an analysis from the business and technical team rather than just your own. This way you see all points of view.
Over the years the responsibility of the business analyst has been extended into a professional discipline with its own role and responsibilities to the business. A business analyst will be engaged at an early point in order to investigate ideas and problems whilst also formulating options for moving forward in the project. All business analysts have a crucial responsibility placed upon them from the very beginning as they must ensure that all business changes which are being made or have been made are in line with the mission or goal of the business. Their responsibility covers the following areas;
- Identifying the options available which will support the business strategy.
- Define the methods which will help the company to meet its goal.
- Support these methods or tactics.
- Redefine these tactics are implementation if any changes need to be made.
One this is all taken into consideration and acted upon the business analyst will succeed in their task.