The Knowledge Academy
The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® course materials and trainers are accredited by BCS, 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 BCS. The Knowledge Academy trainers are regularly assessed by The Knowledge Academy and BCS, to ensure that their knowledge of risk Management and M_o_R® ais strong enough to deliver training that helps delegates extract maximum benefit from attending our courses.
The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® courses materials are based on the 2011 edition of, “Management of risk: guidance for practitioners,” and include practice examinations based on this manual.
M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner Training (including examinations)
The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner course is designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the M_o_R® training environment and to introduce delegates to the M_o_R® framework and how this can be implemented in the work place.
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of:
Reading 4 chapters of the M_o_R® manual, “Management of Risk: Guidance for Practitioners”
Pre-course questions to be completed by the delegate
30 multiple choice questions to test your M_o_R® knowledge with answers
The pre-course work on a The Knowledge Academy course will require around 8 hours of study prior to the course start date. The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner training event is an intensive 3 or 5 day course that includes the M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner (if completing the full 5 day event) examinations are included within the course.
Upon booking, joining instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed.
The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course follows a two part structure. The first three days of the course involve familiarisation with the content of the M_o_R® manual, preparing for the Foundation examination. Following successful completion of the Foundation examination, delegates will spend one day preparing for the M_o_R® Practitioner examination, sitting this examination on the final day of the course.
The Knowledge Academy M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course covers the following topics:
Introduction to M_o_R® concepts and definitions
What is risk? What is risk management?
Principles of M_o_R®
Management of risk approach
Introduction to the core management documents used in M_o_R®
The risk management process – including the various techniques
Embedding and reviewing M_o_R®
Health and safety
M_o_R® Foundation Exam
A 75 question multiple choice examination including 5 trial questions, exam time 1 hour with a pass mark of 35 out of 70 (50% pass mark).. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a risk management team using the M_o_R framework within an organisational objective supporting risk management. Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a pre-requisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.
M_o_R® Practitioner Exam
An Objective Test Examination comprising of 4 questions of 20 marks each, exam time 3 hours with a pass mark of 40 out of 80 (50% pass mark). Success in this examination indicates that the candidate understands and could apply the M_o_R® framework into the everyday running and management of an organisational objective, whilst also appreciating the benefits that M_o_R® can support. This examination is the top level BCS offers in M_o_R®. Please note M_o_R® Practitioner status should be Re-Registered every 3 to 5 years via the M_o_R® Re-Registration examination in order to keep your qualification up to date.
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?