The Knowledge Academy
The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge required by an end-user of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The course emphasises hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training.
You will discover how to access SharePoint from a browser or from Microsoft Office; how to use SharePoint to collaborate within a team; organise and manage documents, events, lists and other items.
This course will help you meet the following objectives:
Understand the concept of using a SharePoint site
Collaborate information with other people and teams
Create and maintain SharePoint lists and libraries
Use various tools to maintain content in a SharePoint site
This course requires delegates to meet the following pre-requisites:
A basic understanding of Windows
Experience using Internet Explorer 7/8 or equivalent browser
A basic knowledge of Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
You will learn how to:
Explain how SharePoint can help create a collaborative working environment
Recognise site structure and the SharePoint building blocks
Find information and people in a SharePoint site
Create and edit libraries and lists
Sort and filter items in a list or library
Use a document library for collaborative working
Share a team calendar and contact list
Connect people to lists and libraries using Outlook
Control document editing using Check In / Check Out
Manage documents using versioning
Create draft versions of documents
Working with SharePoint
Find Information or People
Managing My Site
Understanding My Site
Tags and Notes
Lists vs. Libraries
Manage New Documents
View and Edit Documents
Calendar Event Lists
Sorting and Filtering Items
Working with Views
Connecting to Microsoft Outlook
Check Out / Check In
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?