If you want to become a business analyst, business consultant or financial consultant the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis is the perfect choice of course. The course encompasses a broad range of techniques of the business analysis process model. It provides an excellent overview that focuses on the competencies of a business analyst.
The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will introduce learners to the roles and responsibilities of a business analyst, an overall understanding of strategy analysis, and understanding of business systems, business process modelling and business case development.
A Business Analyst bridges the gap between the business and the customer. The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course explores the tools and techniques to maximise the value delivered to the customer. Acquire the fundamental knowledge of business analysis as the first step to prepare and pass the BCS Foundation Exam.
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What will I learn?
- Have a clear understanding of the role of a business analyst.
- Learn about business systems and business process modelling.
- Have an overall understanding of strategy analysis.
- Learn the approach to improve business systems.
- Understand the importance of stakeholder management and how to use stakeholder analysis technique.
- Learn to make recommendations for business improvements
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Who is this Course aimed at?
- Business Analysts
- Business Consultants
- Business Change Analysts
- Financial Consultants
- Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
Method of Assessment
At the end of the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course you will be evaluated through an online exam. The exam is designed to measure individuals’ knowledge and proficiency in business analysis following their completion of the course.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Computer based exam
- Multiple choice
- Closed book
- Pass mark: 65%
Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.
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.
Progression and Career Path
Once you successfully complete the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to https://www.payscale.com.
- Business Analyst – £36,407 per annum
- Business Manager – £34,285 per annum
- Business Consultant – £38,306 per annum
- Financial Consultant – £36,187 per annum
- Change Analyst – £27,705 per annum
|1: What Is Business Analysis|
|1.1 The origins of business analysis||00:00:00|
|1. 2 The development of business analysis||00:00:00|
|1.3 The scope of business analysis work||00:00:00|
|1.4 Taking a holistic approach||00:00:00|
|1.5 The role and responsibilities of a business analyst||00:00:00|
|2: The Competencies Of A Business Analyst|
|2.1 Personal qualities||00:00:00|
|2.2 Business knowledge||00:00:00|
|2.3 Professional techniques||00:00:00|
|2.4 The development of competencies||00:00:00|
|3: Strategy Analysis|
|3.1 The context for strategy||00:00:00|
|3.2 The definition of strategy (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2008)||00:00:00|
|3.3 Strategy development||00:00:00|
|3.4 External environment analysis||00:00:00|
|3.5 Internal environment analysis||00:00:00|
|3.6 SWOT analysis||00:00:00|
|3.7 Executing strategy||00:00:00|
|4: The Business Analysis Process Model|
|4.1 An approach to problem-solvin||00:00:00|
|4.2 Stages of the business analysis process model||00:00:00|
|4.3 Objectives of the process model stages||00:00:00|
|4.4 Procedure for each process model stage||00:00:00|
|4.5 Techniques used within each process model stage||00:00:00|
|5: Investigation Techniques|
|5.6 Quantitative approaches||00:00:00|
|5.7 Documenting the current situation||00:00:00|
|6: Stakeholder Analysis And Management|
|6.1 Stakeholder categories and identification||00:00:00|
|6.2 Analysing stakeholders||00:00:00|
|6.3 Stakeholder management strategies||00:00:00|
|6.4 Managing stakeholders||00:00:00|
|6.5 Understanding stakeholder perspectives||00:00:00|
|6.6 Business activity models||00:00:00|
|7: Modelling Business Processes|
|7.1 Organisational context||00:00:00|
|7.2 An alternative view of an organisation||00:00:00|
|7.3 The organisational view of business processes||00:00:00|
|7.4 Value propositions||00:00:00|
|7.5 Process models||00:00:00|
|7.6 Analysing the as-is process model||00:00:00|
|7.7 Improving business processes (to-be business process)||00:00:00|
|8: Defining The Solution|
|8.1 Gap analysis||00:00:00|
|8.2 Introduction to Business Architecture||00:00:00|
|8.3 Definition of Business Architecture||00:00:00|
|8.4 Business Architecture techniques||00:00:00|
|9: Making A Business And Financial Case|
|9.1 The business case in the project lifecycle||00:00:00|
|9.2 Identifying options||00:00:00|
|9.3 Assessing project feasibility||00:00:00|
|9.4 Structure of a business case||00:00:00|
|9.5 Investment appraisal||00:00:00|
|10: Establishing The Requirements|
|10.1 A framework for requirements engineering||00:00:00|
|10.2 Actors in requirements engineering||00:00:00|
|10.3 Requirements elicitation||00:00:00|
|10.4 Requirements analysis||00:00:00|
|10.5 Requirements validation||00:00:00|
|11: Documenting And Managing Requirements|
|11.1 The requirements document||00:00:00|
|11.2 The requirements catalogue||00:00:00|
|11.3 Managing requirements||00:00:00|
|12: Modelling Requirements|
|12.1 Modelling system functions||00:00:00|
|12.2 Modelling system data||00:00:00|
|13: Delivering The Requirements|
|13.1 Delivering the solution||00:00:00|
|14: Delivering The Business Solution|
|14.1 BA role in the business change lifecycle||00:00:00|
|14.2 Design stage||00:00:00|
|14.3 Implementation stage||00:00:00|
|14.4 Realisation stage||00:00:00|
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