The Knowledge Academy
The Knowledge Academy Materials and Trainers
The Knowledge Academy Change Management course materials and trainers are accredited by APM Group Ltd. ensuring that delegates receive a consistently high standard of training. The Knowledge Academy course materials are regularly assessed and maintained in line with stringent standards administered by APM Group Ltd. The Knowledge Academy trainers are regularly assessed by The Knowledge Academy and AMP Group Ltd. to ensure that their knowledge of Change Management is strong enough to deliver training that helps delegates extract maximum benefit from attending our courses.
The Knowledge Academy Change Management course materials are based on the 2012 edition of, “Making Sense of Change Management” and include an examination based on this manual.
Change Management Foundation Training (including examinations)
The Knowledge Academy Change Management Foundation & Practitioner event is designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the Change Management training environment. Following confirmation, The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate which consists of;
1) Reading Introduction Chapter of Making Sense of Change Management 3rd Edition book
2) Reading Part One The Underpinning Theory of Making Sense of Change Management 3rd Edition book
3) Reading Chapter 1 Individual Change of Making Sense of Change Management 3rd Edition book
4) Pre-Course Study & Exam Guidance
The pre-course work on a The Knowledge Academy course will require around 15 hours of study prior to the course start date. The Knowledge Academy Change Management Foundation is an intensive 5 day course that includes the Change Management Foundation & Practitioner within the course. Upon booking, Joining Instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed. In addition, delegates will be required to complete a MINIMUM of 2 hours homework each evening which will be set by the instructor.
Change Management Foundation Exam
A 60 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 30 out of 60. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a change management team using the method within a change environment. Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a prerequisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.
Change Management Practitioner Training (including examination)
The Knowledge Academy Change Management Practitioner event is designed to maximise delegates’ potential by building on the Change Management Foundation event.
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of;
1) Reading: Change Management Practitioner Handbook.
The pre-course reading on a The Knowledge Academy course will require around 15 hours of study prior to the course start date.
The Knowledge Academy Change Management Practitioner/Re-registration course is an intensive 2 day course that includes the Change Management Practitioner examination within the course. Upon booking, joining instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed.
The Knowledge Academy Change Management Foundation 3 day course involves familiarisation with the content of the Change Management manual, preparing for the Foundation examination.
The Knowledge Academy Change Management Foundation course covers the following topics:
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?