This British Computer Society (BCS) Business Analysis Foundation training course offers an excellent introduction to the roles, skills and core competencies of business analysts. An essential role in supporting business change programs by identifying and evaluating opportunities for improvement.
By the end of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the basics of business analysis. This will enable them to actively aid business improvement teams in real-life projects, utilizing valuable skills to make sure that changes can proceed smoothly. Once complete, students can request a FREE exam voucher for the official BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis examination.
Why take this course?
Business analysts fill a crucial role, liaising between different departments, users and stakeholders in order to facilitate valuable change initiatives. This course will provide students with a clear understanding of the principles and practices which drive business analysis, enabling them to gain valuable experience in analytical roles and deliver major benefits to their organizations.
Using case studies and practical examples, students will learn about the various hats that business analysts wear, as well as the tools and techniques which support their work. This includes various methods for research, stakeholder analysis, strategy examination, business case development, risk assessment, documenting process modeling, change management and meeting specifications.
Students will become familiar with a number of tasks relating to business analysis. This includes business process modeling, investigating new opportunities, making business and financial cases for new initiatives, carrying out strategy analysis, categorizing and managing stakeholders, and establishing, documenting and modeling potential requirements. Students will also come to understand how analysts assist and collaborate with business improvement teams in order to effectively enable changes and deliver ideal business solutions.
This BCS Business Analysis Foundation online course is offered by ILX Group, an Accredited Training Provider of the BCS.
This course is ideal for:
Business analysts, business managers and members of their team, business change managers and project managers
Anyone seeking to understand the ins and outs of business analysis and how it can support change
Anyone wishing to learn the skills of a business analyst which are universally relevant and highly transferable
Anyone wanting to pass the official BCS Business Analysis Foundation exam
Adrian Reed - Principal Consultant, Author, International Speaker, Business Analysis & Change Expert, Good e-Learning Ambassador
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The skills of a business analyst are universally relevant and highly transferable, making this course suitable for anyone regardless of their background, industry, department or level of seniority.
Each module is designed to help students prepare for the BCS Business Analysis Foundation examination. They include practice exam questions, as well as engaging online training resources to help them understand the framework in more detail.
Module 1 - Introduction and overview
Module 2 - What is business analysis?
Module 3 - The competencies of a business analyst
Module 4 - Strategy analysis
Module 5 - The business analysis process model
Module 6 - Investigation techniques
Module 7 - Stakeholder analysis and management
Module 8 - Modelling business processes
Module 9 - Defining the solution
Module 10 - Making a business and financial case
Module 11 - Establishing the requirements
Module 12 - Documenting and managing requirements
Module 13 - Modelling requirements
Module 14 - Delivering the requirements
Module 15 - Delivering the business solution
Module 16 - Exam simulator
Exams / Assessments
There are no prerequisites or entry requirements for this BCS Foundation course. Passing the Foundation exam is, however, a prerequisite for moving on to the Practitioner or Intermediate-level Business Analysis certifications.
BCS Business Analysis Foundation is also one of the modules which must be passed in order for students to obtain the International Diploma in Business Analysis.
When you feel ready to sit the exam, just contact support or give us a call. The exam voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and must be claimed within 12 months of first course access.
What you need to know about the exam:
40 multiple-choice questions (worth one mark each)
Students must score at least 65% (26 marks) to pass
The exam is 60 minutes long
The exam is closed-book
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