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Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

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  • 365 Days
  • Awarded by BCS
  • 30Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 14 Number of Modules
  • Official Exam Included

What Will I Learn?

Understand the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Gain an overall understanding of strategy analysis
Understand business systems and business process modelling
Gain a thorough understanding of stakeholder analysis
Learn to employ investigation and modelling techniques
Understand requirements engineering
Understand business case development

Overview:

Gain a clear understanding of the essentials of business analysis and gain practical experience on how to apply core analysis techniques within a working environment. This is a comprehensive course that offers new and experienced business analysts with the right tools and techniques to perform business analysis roles. The course is perfect for individuals working as Business Analysts, Project Managers and Business Managers who want to get certified.

You will become competent at the end of the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis and gain in-depth skills of understanding how to perform the role of a business analyst. Some of the key topics the course will cover include analyse and manage stakeholders, how to model business process, learn investigation techniques which includes interviews, observations and prototyping.

The course will equip learners with in-depth knowledge that will enable them to become successful Business Analysts. You will learn the fundamentals and how to apply them in any industry. The course will help learners maximise their chance of gaining employment in their desired job role.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.

If you want one-on-one sessions in a real classroom, visit our Business Analysis Foundation Classroom Course page.

 

  • Interest-free, flexible payment plans
  • Method of Assessment
  • Exam Details
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Entry Requirements
  • Career Path

We want to make learning affordable and accessible for all, which is why we offer flexible, interest-free payment plans. The process is simple, enroll on your chosen course with a small deposit, and then pay a manageable monthly Direct Debit – which will not cost any extra, and you can get started straight away.

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Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer based examination.
  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Computer based exam
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark: 65%
Note : Official exam Vouchers can be requested/booked when you are ready to take your Exam. (exam vouchers will be given upon full payment)
Successful learners will be awarded a Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

Whether it's using a computer for the first time or taking the lead in an organisation's agile transformation. With flexible learning and rigorous assessment, our qualifications show employers and customers that you’ve achieved the globally-recognised benchmark in relevant skills and competence.

Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

This certificate will improve your candidature for a number of job roles in the corporate world. You can also take this certificate as a foundation to study further in the subject or to demand for a salary increment or job promotion from your employer. Below mentioned are some of the job roles this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com/career-path-planner,

  • Business Analyst – £30,461 per annum
  • Business Insight and Analytics Manager – £43,335 per annum
  • Change Analyst – £27,768 per annum
  • Business Consultant – £38,159 per annum
  • Financial Consultant – £36,313 per annum

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

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Course Curriculum

Introduction - Free
Introduction FREE 00:00:00
01. What Is Business Analysis? - Free
What is Business Analysis FREE 00:00:00
01.1 Definition of a Business Analyst 00:00:00
01.2 Origins of Business Analysis 00:00:00
01.3 Development of Business Analysis 00:00:00
01.4 The scope of Business Analysis work 00:00:00
01.5 Taking a holistic approach 00:00:00
01.6 Roles and Responsibilities of a BA 00:00:00
02. The Competencies of a Business Analyst - Free
The Competencies of a Business Analyst FREE 00:00:00
02.1 The Competencies of a BA 00:00:00
02.1 The Competencies of a BA 00:00:00
03. Strategy Analysis
03.1 Context of Strategy 00:00:00
03.2 Definition of Strategy 00:00:00
03.3 Levels of Strategy 00:00:00
03.4 Strategy Development 00:00:00
03.5 External Environment Analysis 00:00:00
03.5.1 PESTLE 00:00:00
03.5.2 Porters 5 Forces 00:00:00
03.6 Internal Environment Analysis 00:00:00
03.6.1 MOST 00:00:00
03.6.2 Resource Audit 00:00:00
03.6.3 Boston Box 00:00:00
03.7 SWOT Analysis 00:00:00
03.8 Executing Strategy 00:00:00
03.9 McKinsey’s 7 S Model 00:00:00
03.10 Balanced Business Scorecard 00:00:00
03.11 CSF’s and KPI’s 00:00:00
04. The Business Analysis Process Model
04.1 An Approach to Problem Solving – Isaksen & Treffinger 00:00:00
04.2 Stages of the Business Analysis Process Model 00:00:00
04.2.1 Investigate Situations 00:00:00
04.2.2 Consider Perspectives 00:00:00
04.2.3 Analyse Needs 00:00:00
04.2.4 Evaluate Options 00:00:00
04.2.5 Define Requirements 00:00:00
04.2.6 Deliver Changes 00:00:00
05. Investigation Techniques
05.1 Interviews 00:00:00
05.1.1 Preparing for Interviews 00:00:00
05.1.2 Conducting Interviews 00:00:00
05.1.3 Following up on the Interview 00:00:00
05.2 Observations 00:00:00
05.2.1 Types of Observations 00:00:00
05.3 Workshops 00:00:00
05.3.1 Preparing for the Workshop 00:00:00
05.3.2 Facilitating the Workshop 00:00:00
05.3.3 Workshop techniques 00:00:00
05.3.4 Following up on the Workshop 00:00:00
05.4 Scenarios 00:00:00
05.4.1 Process for Developing Scenarios 00:00:00
05.4.2 Documenting Scenarios 00:00:00
05.5 Prototyping 00:00:00
05.6 Quantitative Approaches 00:00:00
05.6.1 Surveys or Questionnaires 00:00:00
05.6.2 Special Purpose Records 00:00:00
05.6.3 Activity Sampling 00:00:00
05.6.4 Document Analysis 00:00:00
05.7 Documenting the Current Situation 00:00:00
05.7.2 Rich Pictures 00:00:00
05.7.3 Mind Maps 00:00:00
06. Stakeholder Analysis and Management
06.1 Definition of a Stakeholder 00:00:00
06.2 Stakeholder Categories 00:00:00
06.3 Analysing Stakeholders 00:00:00
06.4 Power Interest Grid 00:00:00
06.5 Stakeholder Management Plan and Assessment 00:00:00
06.6 Understanding stakeholder perspectives 00:00:00
06.6.1 Soft Systems Methodology 00:00:00
06.7 Analysing the Perspectives – CATWOE 00:00:00
06.8 CATWOE Examples 00:00:00
06.9 Business Activity Model 00:00:00
06.9.1 Types of Activities 00:00:00
06.9.2 Creating a BAM 00:00:00
06.9.3 BAM example 00:00:00
06.10 Developing a Consensus Model 00:00:00
07. Modelling Business Processes
07.1 Organization Context 00:00:00
07.1.1 Functional View of an Organization 00:00:00
07.1.2 Process View of an Organization 00:00:00
07.2 The organisational view of business processes 00:00:00
07.3 Porter’s Value Chain 00:00:00
07.4 Value Propositions 00:00:00
07.5 Process Models 00:00:00
07.6 Business Events 00:00:00
07.7 Developing Process Models 00:00:00
07.8 Analysing the As – Is Process Model 00:00:00
07.9 Improving Business Processes (to – be processes) 00:00:00
07.10 Business Rules 00:00:00
08. Defining the Solution
08.1 Gap Analysis 00:00:00
08.1.1 Framework for Gap Analysis (POPIT) 00:00:00
08.1.2 Formulating Options 00:00:00
08.2 Business Architecture 00:00:00
08.2.1 Definition of Business Architecture 00:00:00
08.2.2 Business Architecture Techniques 00:00:00
08.2.3 Definition of a Capability Model 00:00:00
08.2.4 Definition of a Value Stream 00:00:00
08.2.5 Example of a Value Stream 00:00:00
09. Making a Business and Financial Case
09.1 Business case in a project lifecycle 00:00:00
09.2 Identifying Options 00:00:00
09.3 Assessing Project feasibility 00:00:00
09.4 Force Field Analysis 00:00:00
09.5 Structure of a Business Case 00:00:00
09.5.1 Categories of costs and benefits 00:00:00
09.6 Impact Assessment 00:00:00
09.7 Risk Assessment 00:00:00
09.8 Investment Appraisal (Payback) 00:00:00
09.8.1 Discounted Cashflow (net Present Value) 00:00:00
09.8.2 Internal Rate of Return 00:00:00
09.9 RAID and CARDI log 00:00:00
10. Establishing the Requirements
10.1 Framework for requirements engineering 00:00:00
10.2 Actors in Requirements Engineering 00:00:00
10.3 Requirements Elicitation 00:00:00
10.3.1 Levels of Tacit and explicit knowledge 00:00:00
10.3.2 Requirements elicitation techniques 00:00:00
10.4 Techniques and knowledge types 00:00:00
10.5 Requirements Analysis 00:00:00
10.5.1 Requirements Filters 00:00:00
10.6 SMART Requirements 00:00:00
10.7 Requirements Validation 00:00:00
11. Documenting and Managing Requirements
11.1 Requirements Document – Structure 00:00:00
11.1.1 Requirements Document – Content 00:00:00
11.2 Requirements Catalogue 00:00:00
11.2.1 Types of Requirements 00:00:00
11.2.2 Hierarchy of requirements 00:00:00
11.2.3 Documenting a requirement 00:00:00
11.3 Managing Requirements 00:00:00
11.4 Requirements Traceability 00:00:00
12. Modeling Requirements
12.1 Modelling System functions – Use Case Diagrams 00:00:00
12.2 Modelling System Data – Entity Relationship Diagrams 00:00:00
12.3 Class Diagram 00:00:00
12.4 Class Diagram Associations 00:00:00
13. Delivering the Requirements
13.1 Delivering the Solution 00:00:00
13.2 Context 00:00:00
13.3 Lifecycles 00:00:00
13.3.1 V-Model 00:00:00
13.3.2 Incremental 00:00:00
13.3.3 Iterative 00:00:00
13.3.4 General Agile Model 00:00:00
14. Delivering the Business Solution
14.1 BA Role in the Business Change Lifecycle 00:00:00
14.1.1 BA Role Business Change Life Cycle – Design Stage 00:00:00
14.1.2 Design Stage – Information Technology 00:00:00
14.2 Implementation Stage 00:00:00
14.2.1 Implementation Stage – SARAH Model 00:00:00
14.3 Realisation Stage – Benefits Plan 00:00:00
14.3.1 Realisation Stage – Benefits Realisation Report 00:00:00
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    Jayden Duncan

    May 21, 2019 - 4:56pm
    Perfect Course

    The course covered the techniques, tools and principles of business analysis. Gave me an overall understanding of the subject. I feel like I can apply what I learned on the job.

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    Nevaeh Lowe

    May 15, 2019 - 5:48pm
    Highly Recommended

    An excellent course delivered by an expert tutor on the subject. Highly recommended!

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    Aya Houghton

    May 09, 2019 - 6:15pm
    Satisfying learning experience with Global Edulink

    The course was very specific and the modules covered all aspects of business analysis. As someone who works in this role, I found the course content quite compelling.

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    Chase Stewart

    May 02, 2019 - 3:50pm
    A great platform

    The instructions and material were up to standard. Although I would have preferred if it were more simplified language that was used during the presentations.

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    Shane Fanco

    February 11, 2019 - 12:33pm
    One Great Course

    One great course. It has helped me immensely to develop my knowledge and skills in an immense manner.

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    Travis

    January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
    A Comprehensive Course

    The information taught was very current and up-to-date. A well written course where I was able to learn a lot of important information.

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    Allen Hart

    January 18, 2019 - 2:56pm
    Systematic Course

    A systematic course from start to finish, really enjoyed studying at their service provider.

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    Neil

    January 18, 2019 - 2:52pm
    Recommended!

    I was able to understand the responsibilities of a business analyst and also the systems and processes which are used in businesses.

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    Katrina Wyatt

    January 18, 2019 - 2:47pm
    Great Learning Experience

    The course materials were really helpful and I was able to learn a lot of unknown information about business analysis from this course. It was a great learning experience overall.

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    Alex Waltter

    January 18, 2019 - 2:41pm
    Amazing Course

    Amazing course which was very informative. This helped me to further my career as a business analyst effectively.

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Initial Deposit: £130.00
Exam Fee : £269.00
No of Installments: 2
Total Price: £399.00( Inc. VAT)
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  • 365 Days
  • Awarded by BCS
  • 30Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 14 Number of Modules
  • Official Exam Included
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