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Business Analysis Certifications

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally-recognised certification that exhibits a wide understanding of business analysis. This intensive training course has a duration of ten-days, covering four detailed modules in total, providing delegates with a rounded knowledge of Business Analysis techniques and how to apply them practically within a business environment. The sole objective of this diploma is to produce valuable and efficacious Business Analysts.

 

In order to achieve this certification it is possible to take the four modules as separate courses, however this inclusive training course allows you to base your learning on the following topics, in only ten days:

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice - Learn to identify issues in systems, develop effective business strategies, and manage stakeholders

  • BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness - Gain an understanding of the critical areas of business finance and organisational behaviour

  • BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes - Learn to analyse and develop business processes for the purpose of progression

  • BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering - Master the ability to discover, analyse, and record business and system requirements

(See specific course section for course content)

 

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 could boost your career prospects. 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.

 

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice focuses on providing individuals with the ability to identify issues in systems, develop effective business strategies, and explore issues within businesses. The content of this course includes information on how to analyse and model business activities, identify potential solutions, and analyse stakeholder perspectives. This three-day course is one of four modules that you are required to take if you wish to obtain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

 

There are no prerequisites for this training course however, many candidates may have previous experience in the field of Business Analysis. This course is useful for individuals who want to develop their skills in Business Analysis strategy and its practical application. This may include professionals with Business Analysis experience, such as Business Managers, Business Change Managers, and Project Managers.

 

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

 

BCS Certification in Requirements Engineering

This Requirements Engineering training course aims to allow candidates to understand the focal framework of Requirements Engineering that is based around discovering, analysing, and recording business and system 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 provides delegates with an interactive experience of using the business techniques in a realistic scenario. Delegates will be taught how to approach defining business requirements and how to establish an array of processes and practices in order to identify 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. 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.

 

The objectives of this Business Analysis course are 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 methods needed for successful Requirements management

 

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness

This two-day BCS Commercial Awareness course 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 consists of 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 is one of four modules that can be taken in order to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. This Commercial Awarenesscourse is designed for Business Analysts, Business Managers (and their team members), Project and Programme Managers, Solution Architects, and Service Managers. There are no entry requirements for this training course.

 

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

 

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

The Practitioner Modelling Business Processes training course concentrates on the delegates’ ability to analyse and improve business processes in order to achieve advancement. Modelling approaches towards change are used to accomplish heightened quality of services and improved efficiency. Delegates will acquire business operations knowledge in order to analyse systems and identify where improvement is needed. They will be fully prepared to assist the progress of change in a practical manner.

 

This three-day course will teach delegates fundamental modelling process skills and a range of frameworks that they can implement in their own department. This Modelling Business Processes training course is suitable for anyone interested in understanding modelling processes, analysis methods, and how to implement such methods.

 

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

 

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

  • Use standard notations to influence business models

 

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

 

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

This globally recognised training course presents candidates to the position and functions of a Business Analyst. Delegates will possess the ability to identify where business improvements can be made, and what changes can be enforced to achieve such developments. They will gain the skills to assist change mechanisms and ensure that transitions are made smoothly. Business Analysts from all sectors and departments will benefit from this three-day training course as the knowledge acquired is broadly applicable.

 

This Foundation Business Analysis training course is suitable for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of Business Analysis principles, business process improvement, and change implementation. There are no formal prerequisites for this training course hence anybody can attend. Regardless of this, the following job roles would benefit from completing this Business Analysis certification: Business Analysts, Business Directors, Project Managers, Change Managers, and any personnel belonging to these departments.

 

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

  • Research methods

  • Modelling business processes

  • Documenting process modelling

  • Stakeholder analysis

  • Change management

  • Strategy examination

  • Business case development

  • Risk assessments

  • Meeting specifications

 

We will send delegates a recommended reading list which would be useful to complete, as it gives a good insight into Business Change principles.

 

BCS Certificate in Business Change

This Foundation Business Change training course teaches delegates how to apply change successfully in their organisation. Delegates will gain essential understanding of change in the context of business mechanisms and procedures. When change is applied to the business itself, the employees, processes, and technology experience its impact, thus on this two-day training course, delegates will discover how to handle all of these components. Ultimately, this Foundation course confronts the effect of change in terms of demands and consultation to ensure that the change is achieving developments.

 

This Business Change training course is appropriate for those who are concerned with understanding the frameworks, processes, and techniques associated with successful business changes. Yet, there are no formal requirements for this training course so anybody can attend. Despite this, Business Change training would benefit Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Managers, Change Managers, and employees belonging to these job areas.

 

By the end of this BCS Certificate in Business Change training course, candidates will be ready to:

  • Effectively implement business changes

  • Compose a business change plan

  • Appreciate business change principles, processes, approaches, and roles

  • Consolidate internal and external forces

  • Adapt IT to business needs and change

 

There is a recommended reading list for this training course. We suggest delegates complete the reading to gain the most from their training experience.

 

BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

The Foundation IS Project Management training course teaches delegates essential project management principles that are applicable to IS systems and computing environments. 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.

 

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.

 

On completion of this IS Project Management training course, delegates will have a detailed knowledge and appreciation of the following methods and principles:

  • Projects

  • Project planning

  • Organising projects

  • Project communication

  • Monitoring

  • Configuration

  • Risks

  • Quality

  • Change control 

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