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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Virtual Classroom

Discover what a Business Analyst does and what skills and techniques they use to bridge the link between an organisation's needs and the end-user and the IT departments' needs through change initiatives. Review key tools and techniques used by Business Analysts daily, and prepare to sit a multiple-choice examination, earning you your BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.

The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis covers a range of different techniques, approaches, concepts, and tools used within business analysis. This training will ensure you have gained the knowledge and understanding of business analysis, including the skills and competencies required of a Business Analyst. We will also review a range of techniques and tools for strategic analysis.

Our BCS training course is available over three days.

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis certification training delivered by experienced Business Analysis Trainers.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Exam Voucher: Included
  • Includes Labs
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Exam Voucher: Included
  • Includes Labs
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
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Is the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course suitable for me?

This course is primarily best suited for individuals currently working as Business Analysts, or those looking to change careers to become one. It would also benefit Business Managers and their teams, Business Change Managers, Project Managers, Consultants, Contractors, and individuals looking to understand the role, tools, and techniques used by a Business Analyst.

If you're working towards your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis or are planning on studying it, this course makes up part of the Diploma. 

For individuals looking to move into Business Analysis or to be able to apply for Business Analyst jobs, this training course will provide you with the knowledge required to pass your exam, earn your certificate, and take on a Business Analyst job role.

What jobs can I apply for after my Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis?

Delegates who complete this training can work as Consultants, Project Managers, or Strategy Planners. We find that delegates typically work in the following sectors:

  •  Business Analyst - £40K
  •  Enterprise Architect - £66k
  •  Business Architect - £78k

(Source: Payscale)

Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Syllabus

This training course will teach you the full business analysis process framework, including the role of a Business Analyst, and the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts.

There is a written examination for this course, which can be booked via Pearson VUE directly. 

Learning Outcomes

  •  Understand the role and competencies of a Business Analyst
  •  Learn about strategy analysis
  •  Understand business systems and business process modelling
  •  Learn stakeholder analysis
  •  Discover investigation and modelling techniques
  •  Understand requirements engineering
  •  Learn business case development

Foundation Certificate Syllabus

  • Module 1: The Business Change Life cycle.
    • The role of the Business Analyst in the business change life cycle.
    • The framework for business analysis activities.
  • Module 2: Understanding the Strategic Context.
    • Analysing the business environment.
    • Developing business metrics.
  • Module 3: Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies.
  • Module 4: Understanding the Business Situation.
    • Stakeholder identification.
    • Representing a holistic view of the business situation.
  • Module 5: Analysing Stakeholder Perspectives.
    • Stakeholder analysis and management.
    • Identifying and defining different perspectives.
  • Module 6: Analysing and Modelling Business Activities.
    • Developing a Business Activity Model.
    • Analysing business rules.
    • Building the Consensus Business Activity Model.
  • Module 7: Identifying Potential Solutions.
    • Gap analysis – comparing the ideal and existing systems.
    • Defining a new business model.
    • Identifying requirements using business activity and business process models.
  • Module 8: Making the Business Case.
    • The Business Case lifecycle.
    • Identifying and categorising cost benefits.
    • Risk and impact identification, categorisation, and management.

Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Exam Details

Duration – 60-mins.

Supervised – Yes (via Proctor).

Open book – No.

Pass mark – 26/40 (65%).

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