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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A Clear Understanding of Business Analysis
The Business Analysis training course has become more popular over the past few years due to the changes of the business world.
Business Analysis is a set of tasks and techniques which are used to work alongside the stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies and operations of any given organisation. The business analysis will then find and recommend solutions to enable the organisation to meet its goals and objectives. The role of a business analyst involves the following;
- Identification of the problems and opportunities of the business
- Information regarding the needs and constraints of the business from its stakeholders
- An analysis of the stakeholder needs in order to define the requirements for the overall solution
- An assessment and validation of any potential and actual solutions
- Management of the actual product or the requirements scope.
The above tasks of a business analyst are taught in great detail throughout the Business Analysis training course. The business analyst must be able to analyse, communication and then validate the requirements needed for changes to be made to the processes of the business along with the policies and information systems. They must also be able to understand and analyse the business problems in the context of the requirements and recommended solutions which will enable the organisation to meets its end goal or objective.
The world of business analysis originated from the work conducted by project managers and system analysts. Therefore in many businesses around the world today there is still confusion between the role of a business analyst and that of a project manager. The role of the Business Analysis Course is to differentiate between these two roles. Whilst business analysis builds upon the same techniques as a system analyst it does focus more heavily on the business goals rather than the technology designs. The requirements of the business are also analysed in much more detail than what a system analyst would do. Therefore the discipline of a business analyst is used to focus on solving the problems of the business and taking advantage of opportunities and technology to support and enhance their work. Indeed, most projects a business analyst will be involved in will include software or IT solutions to be made. However, the role of a business analyst is not limited to simply software development.
Thus the role of a business analyst is one which has emerged and will continue to grow as a result of the changes to the business world. There is and will continue to be a continuous need for professionals who can translate business needs into software technology and organisational solutions. However, a business analyst will need to have strong communication and analytical skills; the rest can be taught through a Business Analysis Training Course. Around the world right now there are business analysis professionals who specialise in; industry, software application, technology and by levels of experience.
The role of a business analyst is a complex and often broad one. This area will continue to grow as technology and software continues to emerge and update.
Moreover, those who decide to take the Business Analyst Training Course often have common personality traits. Analysts by nature enjoy learning new things and have a curiosity they were born with. They are also able to see the bigger picture whilst also being very detailed in their approach. It is also important to be a good listener, ask good questions, probe deeper for more information and have leadership abilities.
So, what kind of person would make a great business analyst?
- A good communicator
- Someone who understand general business concepts
- Someone who has an understanding of technology
- Someone who enjoys detailed research and recording
- Those skilled at organising and managing large amounts of information effectively
- Those who are flexible and naturally curious
- Those who are able to work through complex business problems and determine the root cause of the issue.
Each of these skills is taught in great detail throughout the Business Analysis Training Course, and will equip the professional with all the tools and techniques they will need in the business world.