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BCS Accredited Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official BCS Business Analysis Practice Exam

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course Outline

The content of this course includes the following:

Strategic Context:

  • Internal and External Environmental Analysis
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Critical Success Factors

Understanding Situations and Issues:

  • Investigative Techniques
  • Holistic View of the Business Situation

Rationale:

  • A Business Change Lifecycle
  • The Business Analysts Role
  • The Business Analysis Framework Activities

Identifying Potential Solution:

  • Defining a New Business Model
  • Gap Analysis
  • Identifying IS/IT Requirements in order to support the New Business Model

Stakeholder Perspectives:

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Analysing and Modelling Business Activities

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Who is this business analysis training course designed for?

This training course is for individuals who are already placed in a Business Analysis role and wish to improve their understanding of Business Analysis techniques and its practical application to business operations. Business Analysts would also benefit from possessing this certification. 

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Prerequisites

There are no previous requirements for this course but it is suggested that delegates have some experience of practically using business analysis techniques within a workplace environment. 

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training Overview

This BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice training course teaches trainees to be able to identify issues in systems, develop effective business strategies, and manage stakeholders. The content of this course includes information on how to analyse and model business activities, identify potential solutions, and analyse stakeholder perspectives. After completing this Business Analysis training course, it is expected that delegates will be able to use strategic analysis techniques, understand the techniques required to investigate the business systems of an organisation and identify recommendations for business improvement.

This three-day course can be taken as a one-off training course, or it could be completed as part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. This is because this course is one of four modules that you are required to take if you wish to obtain the International Diploma. This course is particularly useful for those who want to develop their skills in applying Business Analysis strategy. The primary advantage of obtaining this prestigious qualification is that it allows certification holders to expand their career opportunities.

Business Analysis Practice Learning Outcomes

After completing this training course, it is expected that delegates will be able to:

  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Understand the techniques required to investigate the business systems of an organisation
  • Use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Identify recommendations for business improvement
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts, and risks

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What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course

This training course includes: 

  • The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Business Analysis Practice Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your first BCS E-Professional Exam
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Examination Information

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

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accredited by

BCS Accredited Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Exam

BCS Certification in Requirements Engineering Course Outline

This course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Requirements
  • Stakeholders in the Requirements Gathering Process
  • Eliciting Stakeholder Requirements
  • Analysing the Requirements Gathered
  • Building the Hierarchy - Types of Requirement
  • Applying Filters
  • Documenting the Requirements
  • Use of Models
  • Business Process Model
  • Use Case Model
  • Class Diagram
  • Validating the Requirements
  • Requirement Management
  • Revision

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Who should attend this Business Analysis Training Course?

This intermediate certificate is intended for people who wish to evoke, evaluate, validate, document, and manage requirements. These individuals may already be involved in Business Analysis possessing roles such as:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Members of Business Management Teams
  • Business Change Managers
  • Project Managers

However, people who simply have an interest in system requirements will find that this course is perfect for them.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, and so it is ideal for individuals with little to no experience, who are wanting to learn about establishing systems requirements and gain a valuable understanding of a key feature of Business Analysis. 

BCS Certification in Requirements Engineering Course Overview

By attending this BCS Requirements Engineering training course with The Knowledge Academy, candidates learn how to take a rigorous and disciplined approach to define business requirements. It is important that individuals are aware of how to practically apply what they have learned in the workplace, and so this training course also provides delegates with an interactive experience of using the business techniques in a realistic scenario.

An emphasis is placed upon developing a set of proven practices and processes that are used internally to identify any requirements for developing business and IT solutions.

This three-day training course is one of four modules that you are required to take if you wish to obtain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. It is expected that after attending this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of Requirements Analysis in Systems Development
  • Apply a variety of Requirements Elicitation techniques such as workshops, interviews, observation, scenarios, document analysis, prototyping, and questionnaires
  • Record requirements in a Requirements Catalogue
  • Analyse, prioritise, and validate requirements
  • Understand the principles and business methods needed for successful Requirements Management

This BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering is fully accredited by BCS.

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What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

The following is included with this training course:

  • The BCS Certification in Requirements Engineering Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Requirements Engineering Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your BCS E-Professional Exam
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Examination Information

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 25/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

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accredited by

BCS Accredited Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness

Please note the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness training course will be retired by BCS on the 4th of January 2021.

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Course Outline

Business and Finance

  • Evaluating a financial case
    • Purpose of Building a Financial Case
    • Techniques used for evaluating a Financial Case
  • Budgeting, costing, and pricing
    • Costing and Pricing
    • Cash Flow and Cash Management
    • Budgets and Departmentalised Businesses
  • Financial reporting and analysis
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Income and Expenditure (Income Statement, Profit and Loss Account)
    • Statement of Cash Flows (Cash Flow Statement)
    • Ratios (formulae and interpretation)

Organisational behaviour

  • Market analysis and competitive advantage
    • Analysing the business domain - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • Analysing the portfolio - Boston Box
    • Delivering value - Porter’s Value Chain
  • Organisational behaviour and culture
    • What is organisational behaviour?
    • Organisational effectiveness and the Balanced Scorecard
    • Understanding and analysing culture
  • Group formation
    • Groups and group dynamics
    • Formal and informal groups
  • Principles of organisation structure
    • Organisation structuring
    • Types of jobs
    • Line, staff and functional relationships
    • Formalisation of rules and procedures
    • Centralisation v decentralisation
  • Operating models
    • Organisation structures and their characteristics
    • Organisational boundaries

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Who is this Business Analysis Training course for?

This Business Analysis training course is suited to beginners, with little to no experience in the field. Although, Business Analysts and others who currently possess a career in a relevant area can also enrol on this training course to improve their understanding of Commercial Awareness.

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this course and so anybody with any level of previous experience or understanding can attend. 

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Course Overview

This is a two-day course that explores the commercial and organisational knowledge required to be a successful Business Analyst. It focuses on the critical areas of business finance and organisational behaviour and considers the structure, operation, and actions of businesses in terms of Business Analysis.

This course involves teaching delegates three innovative techniques for the evaluation of financial cases, the external and internal impacts for achieving effective organisational evaluation, and the methods for interpreting financial accounts. This BCS Commercial Awareness course is one of four modules that can be taken in order to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the techniques used to evaluate a financial case
  • Understand cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Interpret financial accounts
  • Define the elements and usage of Porter’s Five Forces Framework, Value Chain, and the Boston Consulting Group’s Matrix
  • Understand the specified business performance ratios
  • Understand performance measures and the use of the Balanced Business Scorecard
  • Define the different management structures and their characteristics]

Please note the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness training course will be retired by BCS on the 4th of January 2021.

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What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Commercial Awareness Courseware
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your BCS E-Professional Exam
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Examination

The BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness exam is:

  • 1 hour in duration
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • Has a pass mark of 65%
  • Closed book

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accredited by

BCS Accredited Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Course Outline

Module 1: Organisational Principles

  • Explain Delivering Value
    • Competitive Advantage – Porter’s Five Forces
    • Value Proposition
    • Value Stream Analysis (Not LEAN)
  • Explain Organisation Structuring
    • Elements of Organisation Structure
    • The Six Structure Levels
    • The Leavitt Diamond
  • Explain Budgets and Departmentalised Businesses
    • The Purpose of Budgets
    • Reasons for Departmentalisation
    • Cost Centres and Profit Centres
  • Describe Types of Jobs
    • Work Specialisation
    • Flat and Tall Hierarchies
    • Span of Control
  • Describe Line Management, Staff and Functional Relationships
  • Explain Formalisation of Rules and Procedures
  • Explain Centralisation Vs Decentralisation
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages

Module 2. Operating Models

  • Explain Organisation Structures and Their Characteristics
    • Functional
    • Divisional – Product or Service/ Geography/ Customer
    • Matrix
    • Team-Based – Cross Functional/ Project
  • Recognise Organisational Boundaries
    • Boundaryless Organisations
    • Outsourcing
    • Offshoring
    • Hollow Organisation Structures
    • Modular Organisation Structures
    • Virtual Organisations
    • Collaborations and Strategic Alliances
    • Agile Organisations

Module 3: Organisational Motivation, Behaviour and Culture

  • Explain Organisational Motivation (Object Management Group (OMG) Business Motivation Model)
  • Describe The Organisational Behaviour Field Map.
  • Explain Organisational Effectiveness and The Balanced Scorecard.
  • Describe Understanding and Analysing Culture
    • Organisational Cultural Types
      • Deal and Kennedy Model of Corporate Culture
      • Handy’s Model of Organisational Culture
    • Strong, Weak and Appropriate Cultures
      • Groysberg’s Internal and External Company Factors
    • National Cultures
      • Brooks Factors Affecting National Culture
      • Hofstede Five Dimensions of National Culture
    • The Cultural Web

Module 4: Group Formation

  • Explain Groups and Group Dynamics
  • Describe Formal and Informal Groups
    • Groups and Group Tasks
    • Characteristics of Formal Groups
    • Homan’s Theory of Group Formation
    • Tuckman and Jensen’s Theory of Group Development
    • Characteristics of Informal Groups
    • Social Networks of Informal Groups

Module 5. Principles of Financial Reporting

  • Describe Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
    • Purpose and Structure
    • The Nature, Purpose and Types of Capital
    • Current and Non-Current Liabilities
    • Current and Non-Current Assets
  • Explain Income and Expenditure (Income Statement, Profit and Loss Account)
    • The Importance of Operating Profit
    • Revenue (Turnover)
    • Cost of Sales
    • Administrative Expenses
    • Profit After Tax
  • Describe Cash Flow
    • Cash Flow Forecasting
    • Use of Cash Flow in Decision Making
    • Cash Flow and Profit
  • Explain Costing and Pricing
    • Fixed and Variable Costs
    • Direct and Indirect Costs
    • Break Even and Contribution Analysis

Module 6. Project Finance

  • Describe The Rationale for a Payback Calculation and the Techniques Used for Evaluating a Financial Case
  • Costs and Benefits
    • Tangible and Intangible
    • Benefits Classification
      • Financial
      • Quantifiable
      • Measurable
      • Observable
    • Payback
      • Rationale for a Payback Calculation
      • Payback and Risk
      • Limitations of Payback
    • Discounted Cash Flow /Net Present Value
      • Rationale for A Discounted Cash Flow/Net Present Value Calculation
      • The NPV Decision Rule
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
      • Rationale for IRR
      • How IRR Is Used
      • The IRR Decision Rule  

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Prerequisites

In this training, there are no formal prerequisites.

Audience

The Foundation Certificate is for people who wish to gain an understanding of the complex factors which designs the working ways of an organisation. It is ideal for Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts, Project Managers, Business Managers, and Product Owners, and so many more.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour​ Course Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour provides an entry level qualification to the delegates so that they can gain an understanding of the complex factors which designs the way of working of the organisations. It comprises of the organisational design and operating models, group and individual performance, as well as culture and behaviour principles.

This Organisational Behaviour (OB) can be defined as the study of human behaviour in organisational settings, the human behavior and the organisational interface, and the organisation itself. Organisational Behaviour researchers study the individuals’ behaviour mainly in their organisational roles. One of the main objectives of organisational behaviour is to rejuvenate organisational theory and develop a better organisational life concepts.

The certificate will also enable candidates to learn the main principles of finance at business as well as project level. They will also gain an understanding of business finance and organisational behaviour, including:

  • Three techniques to evaluate a financial case
  • An appreciation of costing and pricing, forecasting and budgeting
  • An understanding of organisational models and structures
  • How to interpret financial accounts and explain specific business performance ratios
  • How to analyse the business domain and portfolio value
  • Organisational Principles including delivering value, structure, budgets, jobs, management and rules
  • Organisational motivation, behaviour and culture
  • Group formation, dynamics and networks
  • Project finance including costs and benefits, payback, discounted cash flow and internal rate of return

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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accredited by

BCS Exam Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Exam

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Course Outline

The content of this training course covers a range of subjects to provide delegates with a broad understanding of Modelling Business Processes.

The context for Business Process Modelling

  • The Purpose of Business Process Modelling
  • The Process for Business Process Modelling
  • Approaches to Business Process Modelling
  • Hierarchy of Business Processes
  • Differences between the Process and Functional View of a Business
  • Relationships between Processes
  • Developing an Organisational View of Processes

Modelling Business Processes

  • Activity Diagrams
  • Modelling As-Is Business Processes
  • What causes Business Processes
  • Outcomes from Business Processes
  • Timelines for Business Processes
  • Business Process Measures

Documenting Tasks

  • Identifying Tasks
  • Documenting Steps to Complete Tasks
  • Documenting Business Rules
  • Task Performance Measures

Evaluating and Improving Business Processes

  • Identifying Problems with the As-Is Business Processes
  • Analysing the Process Flow
  • Analysing the Handoffs
  • Analysing Tasks
  • Staff Performance Issues
  • Challenging Business Rules
  • Modelling the To-Be Business Processes
  • Approaches to Business Process Improvement

Transition

  • Integration of Business Process Modelling and Requirements Definition
  • Issues with Implementation
  • Organisational Design
  • Role Definition
  • Staff Development
  • Managing Change Implementation

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Who should attend this Business Analysis Training Course? 

This Modelling Business Processes training course is suitable for anyone interested in understanding modelling processes, analysis methods, and how to implement such methods. Professionals who may benefit from this training course include Business Analysts, Business Managers, Project Managers, Change Managers, and individuals who belong to any of the aforementioned teams. 

Prerequisites 

There are no formal requirements for Modelling Business Processes, however, some practical Business Analysis experience would be useful.

 

A reading list for this training course will be provided. We recommend reading some of the material prior to starting the training course in order to get the best from your Modelling Business Processes experience.

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Course Overview 

The Modelling Business Processes training course concentrates on improving the delegates’ ability to analyse and improve business processes through the use of practical business analysis techniques. Furthermore, this course shows delegates how to implement varying process modelling strategies, including the organisational view and more detailed models.

This course covers modelling approaches towards change, which are used to accomplish heightened quality of services and improved efficiency. By attending this course, delegates will acquire business operations knowledge that can be subsequently used to analyse systems and identify where improvement is needed. They will be fully prepared to assist in the progress of change in a practical manner. Fundamental modelling process skills will be developed as well as a range of frameworks that they can implement in their own department.

There are a number of objectives associated with this course. It is expected that by the end of this Modelling Business Processes training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss business process improvement concepts and procedures
  • Analyse business operations and evaluate their objectives and efficiency
  • Investigate processes and how job roles are performed
  • Implement measures to achieve process improvement
  • Interpret structures for remodelling processes

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What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

The following is included with this training course:

  • The BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Modelling Business Processes Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your BCS Professional Exam, where applicable
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Examination

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 25/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

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accredited by

BCS Exam Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (10 days)

Classroom (10 days)

Online Self-paced (80 hours)

Official BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Exams

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Outline

Our BCS Business Analysis Diploma selection lasts 10 days depending on your choice of courses.

Benefits of completing the BCS Business Analysis Diploma:

  • Flexibility - You will be able to complete this BCS Business Analysis Diploma over 12 months.
  • Huge Discount, Save up to 30% - You will be awarded a discount on every course that is included in this BCS Business Analysis Diploma.
  • Career Boost - Become an Expert in your field after choosing and completing the perfect path for you.

How do I complete the diploma?

  • You are required to pass 4 modules - This will be explained below.
  • You will then need to sit and pass an oral examination - The oral exam will have to be booked separately to this Diploma Certification/Course

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis - Modules

BCS Core modules you must pass both of these:

BCS Knowledge based modules, you must pass one of these:

BCS Practitioner Modules, you must pass one of these:

Please note there are 3 other practitioner modules which you can take, however, The Knowledge Academy do not have these courses.

  • BCS System Modelling Techniques
  • BCS System Development Essentials
  • BCS Data Management Essentials

BCS Oral Preparation Workshop - Exam to be booked separately

After you have taken and passed 2 Core modules, 1 Knowledge based module, 1 Practitioner module & BCS Oral Preparation Workshop you are then ready to take the Oral Exam.

After you have taken the Oral Preparation Workshop you're required to book the actual oral exam through the BCS Portal.

 

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Who should attend this BCS Business Analysis Diploma?

This certification is suited to business and IT professionals who wish to show their wide-ranging competence in Business Analysis best practice. Earning this certification will display a commitment to Business Analysis and this credential will greatly boost your career prospects.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this training course, however, it is strongly recommended that candidates are committed to enhancing their Business Analysis skills, as this is a highly intensive course.

Pre-course reading will differ for each of the four-course modules. Please see each specific course page to view this information.

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Overview

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is one of the most prestigious and impressive of all BCS Business Analysis certifications. Composed of four modules, each focusing on a different area within business analysis, the Diploma demonstrates the expertise and understanding a business analysis needs to succeed in their role. It demonstrates practical BA experience and will help you stand out among employers and your peers, indicating commitment to personal development and the business analysis discipline.

This certification is internationally recognised and our complete training program includes all exams, allowing you to achieve your diploma in just ten days.

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What's Included in the BCS Business Analysis Diploma?

The examination details differ between each of the four course modules. Please see each specific course page to view this information.

All four training courses include:

  • Official BCS Examinations
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your first BCS Professional Exam, where applicable
  • Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

+ Pre-Course Material is for the Commercial Awareness training course only. 

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BCS International Diploma In Business Analysis Examination Information

Two Core Modules to pass:

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

One Knowledge Based Module:

  • BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

One Practitioner Module:

  • ​BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance

Please note there are 3 other practitioner modules which you can take, however, The Knowledge Academy do not have these courses.

  • BCS System Modelling Techniques
  • BCS System Development Essentials
  • BCS Data Management Essentials

BCS Core Modules:

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Examination Information

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Examination Information

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 25/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Knowledge Based Modules

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Examination

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

Please note the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness training course will be retired by BCS on the 4th of January 2021.

  • All BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness exam and resits must be taken prior to this date.
  • BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness training course will be replaced with BCS Foundation Certificate In Organisational Behaviour​ training course.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Examination Information

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Examination Information

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Examination Information

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Practitioner Modules

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Examination

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 25/40
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Examination Information

  • Type: Scenario Based Written Examination
  • Duration: 60 Minutes + 15 Minutes Reading Time
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Pass Mark: 50%
  • Calculators: Calculators cannot be used during this examination

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accredited by

BCS Exam Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Classroom (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop Outline

The oral exam tests delegates on topics from the four taught modules and the oral examination syllabus. The course revisits the essential content from the core modules and the specialist modules.

Core Module Revision:

  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Requirements Engineering

Specialist Module Revision:

  • Organisational Context
  • Modelling Business Processes
  • Benefits Management and Business Acceptance
  • Systems Development Essentials
  • Systems Modelling Techniques
  • Relating the Specialist Modules to the Core Modules
  • Likely Lines of Questioning

Question Practice:

  • Sample Oral Questions and How to Approach Them

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Who should attend this Business Analysis Training Course?

This course is for any individual who is required to take the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Oral Examination.

Prerequisites

Delegates must have taken and passed their four modules that count towards achieving the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. 

Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop Overview

This Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop has been specifically designed to help delegates who are working towards achieving the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, prepare for the oral examination that forms part of the assessment process. The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is achieved by completing a total of four modules or courses, to demonstrate a broad understanding of Business Analysis techniques.

Alongside completing each of these modules, the oral exam must be passed in order to achieve this impressive qualification. This one-day workshop explains what is involved in the exam, what the examiners will look for, and how to prepare. This short course includes sample oral questions to allow delegates to understand how to correctly approach them and practice for the exam. 

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Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop Examination

This is a workshop designed to specifically prepare delegates for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Oral Examination. The details of this Business Analysis Diploma Oral exam are as follows:

  • 50 minutes long
  • Conducted by two examiners
  • Based on topics in the oral examination syllabus and from the four taught modules
  • Requires candidates to apply what they have learnt to a scenario-based context

What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

The following is included with this training course:

  • The Knowledge Academy's Business Analysis Oral Preparation Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your first BCS Professional Exam, where applicable
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

BCS Exam Provider (BCS), on behalf of BCS

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Exam

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Course Outline

This course covers the following key areas, which on completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate exceptional knowledge and understanding:

  • The Role and Competencies of a Business Analyst
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Business System and Business Process Modelling
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Investigation and Modelling Techniques
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Business Case Development
  • Management of Business Change

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Who should attend this Business Analysis Training Course? 

This Business Analysis training course is suitable for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of Business Analysis principles, business process improvement, and change implementation.

The following job roles would benefit from completing this Business Analysis certification:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Any personnel belonging to these departments

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this training course and so anybody can attend.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Course Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis is a popular course that can help individuals gain an introductory understanding of what Business Analysis is and how to use it within an organisation. This course is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner (or Intermediate) level Business Analysis certifications.

This globally recognised training course demonstrates to candidates the role of a Business Analyst and how they work with others within a business improvement team. Delegates will gain the ability to identify where amelioration can be made, and what changes can be enforced to achieve such developments. Further skills acquired on this course enable candidates to assist with change mechanisms and ensure that transitions run smoothly.

Business Analysis is used among all sectors and so Analysts from all sectors and departments will benefit from acquiring this knowledge, which is easily transferable and broadly applicable. Thus, there are great career prospects associated with this role.

After completing this BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, candidates will be fully acquainted with the responsibilities of a Business Analyst. They will also possess excellent appreciation of principles such as:

  • Research methods
  • Modelling business processes
  • Documenting process modelling
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Change management
  • Strategy examination
  • Business case development
  • Risk assessments
  • Meeting specifications

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What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 Year upon completion of the first Professional Examination
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Exam Information

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis exam is:

  • 1 hour
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • 65% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Exam

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Course Outline

​This training course will explore the following areas:

IT-Enabled Business Change Overview:

  • The Role of IT
  • Four-View Model of a Business
  • Business Change Life Cycle
  • Business Change Stakeholders
  • Business Change Techniques
  • Business Modelling Techniques

Business/IT Alignment:

  • Understanding the Organisation/Business Environment
  • Strategic Analysis Techniques
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Business/IT Alignment Key Areas
  • Risk and Impact Analysis
  • Business Architecture Frameworks

Business Improvement Definition:

  • Systemic Thinking Principles
  • Gap Analysis
  • Requirements and Feasibility
  • Elicitation and Analysis
  • Business Case Content

Business Change Design:

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Organisational Modelling and Work Practice
  • Business Information Modelling
  • Information Management
  • IT Systems Development Life Cycles

Business Change Implementation:

  • Business Change Implementation
  • Acquiring IT Solutions - Development and Procurement Approaches
  • Business Change Implementation Roles
  • Business Change and Culture
  • Communications Planning
  • Business Acceptance and testing
  • Business Change Practises

Benefits Management and Realisation:

  • Features and Benefits
  • Benefits Realisation and Reviews
  • Benefit Types
  • Balanced Scorecard​

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Who should attend this BCS Training Course?

This training course is designed for anyone who is interested in understanding the Business Analysis structures, techniques, and methods that relate to successful business change. Professions who would benefit from this training course include Business Analysts, Change Managers, Project Managers, Business Managers, and staff members belonging to these teams.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the BCS Certificate in Business Change, hence anyone can attend.

We will provide you with a recommended reading list for this Business Change course. We advise you to complete some of this reading to maximise your chances of success.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Course Overview

The BCS Foundation Business Change certification provides delegates with the appropriate knowledge and skills to successfully apply change within their organisation. Delegates will learn to implement change whilst considering the circumstances of business mechanisms and systems.

Everyone involved in the organisation experiences the impact of a change in one way or another, thus this training course aims to ensure that employees, technology, and processes are considered. Essentially, this Business Change training course teaches delegates to consider changes regarding business requirements to ensure advancement is achieved.

This BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change training course is fully accredited by BCS

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What's Included in this BCS Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Business Change Courseware
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change Examination Information

In order to gain this Business Change certification, delegates must take and pass the Business Analysis examination. The exam is:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 1 hour long
  • Closed book
  • A pass mark of 65% is required to be successful. 

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Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Exam

BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Course Outline

The following outline contains the aims and objectives that shall be covered during the course. 

  • Projects and Project Work
  • Project Planning
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Change Control and Configuration Management
  • Quality
  • Estimating
  • Risk
  • Project Communications and Project Organisation

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Who should attend this BCS Training Course? 

This IS Project Management training course is intended for anyone who works in/is interested in IT projects. This course may benefit directors, users, and buyers in particular.

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements involved with the course.

BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Course Overview

The Foundation IS Project Management training course provides delegates with an understanding of the essential project management principles that are applicable to IS systems and computing environments. It will aid delegates in being able to understand the need for effective project planning and develop skills to meet project management challenges. The main areas covered are; project preparation, project management, and tracking project progress.

Delegates will also acquire an understanding of change control, risk assessments, quality advancement, and configuration. IS Project Management works well with PRINCE2® certifications as they are both project management based. On completion of this Business Analysis training course, delegates will have detailed knowledge and an appreciation of the following methods and principles:

  • Projects
  • Project planning
  • Organising projects
  • Project communication
  • Monitoring
  • Configuration
  • Risks
  • Quality
  • Change control

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What's included in this BCS Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's IS Project Management Courseware
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Exam

To earn this qualification delegates must pass the associated exam. The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management is:

  • 1 hour long
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • 65% required to pass
  • Closed book

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Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Exam

BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Course Outline

This course will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to BCS Agile
  • Features of Agile
  • Key Concepts
  • The 4 values of Agile Manifesto
  • The 12 principles of Agile Manifesto
  • Rationale of Agile
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Agile Processes
  • Agile Tools
  • Working Systems
  • Comprehensive Documentation
  • Customer Collaboration
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Agile Roles
  • Agile Techniques
  • Agile Practices
  • Agile Teams Methods
  • Agile Teams Approaches
  • Overview

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Who should attend this BCS Training Course? 

  • Those who want to gain an understanding of Agile
  • Organisational Leaders
  • Organisational Managers
  • Those who work within an Agile environment

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites, however, delegates will strive if they have basic Business Analysis knowledge and experience of working within a team. 

BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Course Overview

This 2-day Foundation course will cover the features, outlines, and main components of BCS Agile. This course will provide delegates with a comprehensive knowledge of how to implement Agile practices in businesses as well as within teams and individuals.

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content, and opportunities that will enrich your career.

Upon completion of this course, candidates will:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of BCS Agile
  • Have knowledge of the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Gain the skills to use Agile techniques
  • Gain the skills to identify the differences between Agile processes and empirical processes

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What's included in this BCS Training Course?

The following is included with this training course:

  • The BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Examination 
  • The Knowledge Academy's Courseware
  • A BCS Completion Certificate
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Examination

In order to acquire this certification, delegates are required to sit an exam, which is included with the course fee. The exam is formatted as follows:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Duration of 1 hour
  • 65% pass mark 

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Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Exam

BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Course Outline

The course covers the following modules:

  • Introduction to Supplier Management
  • Supplier Management Related Processes
  • Tools, Methods, and Techniques
  • Supplier Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Control, Measurement, and Reporting Activities
  • Analysis of Supplier Performance, Statistics, and Trends
  • Interfaces and Dependencies
  • Planning, Improvement, and Implementation

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Who should attend this BCS Training Course?

The course is aimed primarily at those working or looking to work in a supplier management role. It is also suitable for:

  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Business Process Owners

Prerequisites

You must hold the ITIL® Foundation certificate to attend. We also recommend having at least one year’s experience in IT service management or a few years’ experience in a specialist service management discipline.

BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Course Overview

This BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management course allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of a number of aspects of supplier management, including identification, selection, contracting, monitoring, reporting, and management of suppliers. 

This 3-day course is designed to prepare candidates fully for the BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management exam. Once passed, the certificate prepares candidates for working in a supplier management role.

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What's included in this BCS Training Course?

The following is included with this training course:

  • The BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Courseware
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management Examination

Please note the exam for this course will retire on the 23rd of December 2020. In order to take this exam, you must book this course before the 14th of December 2020.

The BCS Specialist Certificate in Supplier Management exam follows this format:

  • 90 minute ‘closed book’
  • 25 multiple choice questions
  • The pass mark is 64% (16/25)

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Online Instructor-led (11 days)

Classroom (11 days)

Online Self-paced (88 hours)

BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Outline

The course content for the professional certifications differ. Please visit our individual course pages to acquire this information. 

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Who is this certification for?

The Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is designed for senior Business Analysts who possess a range of skills and lengthy experience.

 

Prerequisites

Delegates must already hold the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, and have five years of experience in the field, with evidence showing their contribution to the Business Analysis community.

Delegates must complete four of the professional certifications in order to acquire this advanced qualification. The professional qualifications are split into three topic sections, Analytical Skills, Business Skills, and People Skills, hence delegates must complete at least one professional certification from each section. For Analytic Skills, delegates can choose from Business Architecture, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Data Analysis, and Agile Business Analysis. Business Skills is comprised of Business Finance and Benefits Planning and Realisation, whilst People Skills covers Stakeholder Engagement and Team Leadership.

BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Overview

The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is a demonstrator of expertise, experience, and extensive contribution to the Business Analysis community. This qualification is one of the highest Business Analysis certifications that can be gained, which displays professional proficiencies. It is key that candidates provide evidence of their personal development and commitment to Business Analysis via their active contribution in order to gain this renowned advanced diploma. 

 

Please note: this is not a one-day training course, as the portfolio review is an ongoing process.

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BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Assessment

To gain the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis, a portfolio review will need to take place (there is no examination). BCS will review the submitted portfolio to determine whether the candidate is eligible for the certification. They will do this by confirming correct the evidence provided by the candidate. The outcome can be decided from the portfolio review individually, however occasionally BCS can contact the applicant to discuss their inquiry in more detail if they feel necessary. 

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Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Exam

BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Outline

The BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation training course looks at the following topics:

  • The Context of Benefits Management

  • The Benefits Management Process

  • Identifying Drivers, Benefits, and Establishing a Benefits Dependency Network

  • Building the Business Case

  • Stakeholders and Change Management

  • Implementing a Benefits Management Approach

  • The Future of Benefits Management

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Who is this course for?

The BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation is designed for those who wish to understand, implement, and realise business benefit mechanisms in change scenarios. This certification is appropriate for Business Analysts, Business Architects, Project Managers, Programme Managers, Business Managers, and members of these teams.

 

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this training course, so anyone can attend. 

BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Overview

This BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation training course enables delegates to practice the techniques and systems used to determine, manage, and recognise business benefits. Benefits Planning and Realisation covers framework needed to manage and realise business benefits successfully. Business benefits are established due to the introduction of process changes, hence delegates will gain an understanding of how to govern benefits.

 

This course will also look at creating financial cases for the purpose of business change. Overall, this training course provides delegates with the relevant knowledge and skill to assist business change projects within their organisations. BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation makes up one module, hence can be used towards achieving the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

 

This Business Analysis course is fully accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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What's included in this BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Training Course?

This training course includes the following:

  • The BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Examination

  • The Knowledge Academy's Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Courseware

  • BCS Membership for 1 Year

  • BCS Completion Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Refreshments

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BCS Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation Exam

All delegates must take an exam in order to acquire the Professional Certificate. The exam details are as follows:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice, scenario-based questions
  • 90 minutes long
  • Closed book

Delegates must achieve 65% to pass.

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We offer Business Analysis training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
If you wish to earn the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, then you have a choice to make. You can either enrol on our BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis training course that teaches a defined series of modules. These are: BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice, BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness, BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes and BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering. The alternative is that you choose your own modules from the selection we have on offer. It is required that you pass the two core modules: Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. The remaining two modules can be chosen by you, however, one of these modules must be at Foundation level and the other must be at Practitioner level.
As part of enrolling on a Business Analysis training course, you will be provided with engaging sessions led by experienced instructors who will support you through training to help you pass the exam. Furthermore, by gaining a Business Analysis certification you will gain one year’s free BCS Associate membership. Refreshments and courseware are provided. BCS accredited exams are also included in the price of the Business Analysis course.
It is recommended that you take a glance at the following two books which come recommended, as they can support your learning of Business Analysis: Business Analysis 3rd Edition - Debra Paul, Donald Yeates & James Cadle, and Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools for Success - James Cadle, Debbie Paul & Paul Turner.
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The price for Business Analysis Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £695.

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