Business Analysis Foundation
The internationally-recognised business analyst foundation course to get you up-to-speed on business analysis.
[New 4th Edition Syllabus, April 2021]
Key points to advance your Business Analysis career
Business Analysis skills are increasingly in demand as organisations grapple with the need to ensure better return on project investment. Business Analysts bring a unique blend of technical and soft skills to any project. Key components of a BA role include business case development, analysis of the current state, development of the future states – all whilst keeping the business benefits constantly front of mind.
Business Analysts work as the liaison between the business stakeholders and those charged with implementation of the organisation’s objectives. BA skills are especially critical to IT-enabled business change projects where the mix of business and analysis skills really comes into play.
The Business Analysis Foundation live online course is the cornerstone of the BCS Business Analysis Curriculum. It is an internationally-recognised qualification relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers, project managers, system developers.
This 4-day course comprehensively covers the BCS syllabus and prepares participants for the Business Analysis Foundation Exam, now an online exam which can be sat from any suitable computer or test centre around the world. For more information on Business Analyst Course Certifications please visit the BCS site.
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The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will help participants to:
The Business Analysis Foundation live online course covers the broad range of principles and techniques within the sphere of Business Analysis, including:
The Business Analysis Foundation course is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis including:
The Business Analysis Foundation course is also the starting point for anyone who wants to attain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. This is an internationally recognised qualification designed for business and IT professionals who are serious about business analysis and want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice. To attain the Diploma, it is necessary to complete four modules – Foundation plus 3 Practitioner modules – and to then sit an oral exam. ALC offers the most requested Practitioner modules needed to satisfy the Diploma requirement.
There are two leading bodies in the world of business analysis – IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The two organisations collaborate for the furtherment of the business analysis profession. ALC offers the BCS curriculum on our public schedule and has the IIBA curriculum (CCBA, CBAP) available for in-house presentation. We recommend the BCS Business Analysis Foundation as the more robust starting point for any individual or organisation starting out on business analysis.
1. What is Business Analysis
2. The Competencies of a Business Analyst
3. The Strategic Context for Business Analysis
4. The Business Analysis Service Framework, incorporating the following services:
5. Investigating the Business Situation
6. Analysing and Managing Stakeholders
7. Improving Business Services and Processes
8. Defining the solution
9. Making the Business Case
10. Establishing the Requirements
11. Documenting and Modelling Requirements
12. Validating and Managing Requirements
13. Delivering the Requirements
14. Delivering the Business Solution
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Business Analysis™ Foundation Certificate (4 days)
The fee includes:
There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the course or examination. There is however some pre-reading prior to business analyst course commencement.
Live Virtual Training – At course completion participants of business analyst foundation course will be provided by BCS the examination institute, an access code to the online web-proctored exam hosted by QuestionMark and accessed via a web browser. Access codes are valid for 6 months.
Face-to-Face Training – Participants will be provided with a paper-based exam which is completed whilst at the course in the same venue of the course itself.
The format for the examination is a one hour multiple choice examination. The examination is closed book. Candidates must achieve 26 from 40 questions to pass. Successful candidates are rewarded the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.
The business analysis course for beginners comprises theory, practical assignments and examination practice.
ALC Group is accredited by BCS as an Accredited Training Organisation for Business Analysis™ Foundation