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BCS Business Analysis Training | Business Analysis Courses

  • Become a certified Business Analyst in Just 3 Days
  • Course & examinations fully accredited by BCS
  • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE IN THE INDUSTRY
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exams, and certificates
  • Delivered by world-class instructors in nationwide venues
  • Earning potential with Business Analysis certification between £40k to £80k*

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Overview

The Knowledge Academy

Introduction

This 3 day Business Analysis course will prepare you to sit the official BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam. The course is fully accredited by the BCS and includes the exam, which is taken on the final day.

The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is a highly sought-after qualification in Business Analysis which focuses on essential techniques for strategic analysis, business system investigation and stakeholder management. It is also one of the four modules which make up the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

 

Prerequisites

This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.

However, it is recommended that delegates purchase Business Analysis - Third Edition with the following ISBN numbers:

  • 178017277X
  • 978-1780172774

 

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anybody interested in learning more about Business Analysis.

 

Course Structure

The course consists of three days of classroom based training, which is a combination of instructor-led teaching, as well as group and individual exercises.

On the afternoon of the final day, you will take the BCS Business Analysis Practice exam.

 

Course Content:

The course covers the following topics:

 

Rationale:

  • A lifecycle for business change
  • The role of the Business Analyst within the business change lifecycle
  • Other roles within the business change lifecycle
  • The framework for business analysis

 

Understanding the strategic context:

  • Internal environment analysis
  • External environment analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Critical Success Factors, KPIs and Performance Targets
  • The Balanced Business Scorecard

 

Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies:

  • Terms of Reference/ Project Initiation
  • Business and project objectives

 

Understanding the Situation and Issues:

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Overview of investigative techniques
  • Representation of the business situation

 

Analysing stakeholder perspectives:

  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Identifying different perspectives
  • Defining perspectives

 

Analysing and modelling business activities:

  • Developing a conceptual business activity model
  • Identifying business events
  • Analysing business rules
  • Building the consensus business activity model

 

Identifying potential solutions:

  • Gap analysis
  • Defining a new business model
  • 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
  • Identifying risks
  • Identifying impacts
  • The lifecycle for the business case

 

Business Analysis Exam:

  • Focuses on applying Business Analysis techniques to a given business scenario
  • Written exam
  • 1 hour
  • Open-book
  • Pass mark is 50%

 

Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide world-class learning materials, including a Knowledge Academy courseware book with presentation slides, practice questions, answer templates and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

 

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.

 

What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis focuses on identifying business needs and objectives, solving business problems and helping businesses achieve their objectives. Business Analysis involves deep investigation of a business in to determine its inner working and processes in order to identify how and where improvements can be made. In today’s environment, a Business Analyst must have a good knowledge of many tools and techniques in order to best service the needs of a business and help them reach their goals.

The Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is provided by the BCS, a global provider of internationally recognised certification.

Case Study

Village Roadshow Theme Parks is the largest theme park operator in Australia. They secured funding to conduct a three-year Business Transformation Programme, with the aim of streamlining and re-engineering their business processes and developing their own internal business analysis capability without the need for external advisors.

Using Business Analysis techniques, Village Roadshow’s business was transformed. Their internal resources became more capable, reducing the need for consultants. Their ability to track projects was improved, meaning they were able to more accurately assess project viability, and whether projects were worth continuing with. Finally, requirement changes late in projects were reduced, saving the business money.

 

BCS Membership

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.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

FAQs
  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.

  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited by the BCS.

  • What experience does the course instructor have?

    Our instructors are all experienced and qualified in Business Analysis.

  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.

  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, the course includes the BCS Business Analysis exam.

  • Are there any prerequisites for the Business Analysis exam?

    There are no prerequisites for the examination.

  • What is the structure of the exam?

    The Business Analysis exam is a written exam based on a given business scenario.

  • Is there any pre-course reading?

    No, there is no pre-course reading.

  • What are the hours of the course?

    9am to 5pm.

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.

  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

What's Included?
  • Exams
  • The Knowledge Academy BCS Business Analysis Practice courseware folder
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Refreshments
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