Business Analysis (FREE Exam Offer)

Business Analysis (FREE Exam Offer)

Overview of this Accredited Business Analysis Foundation Course

What you will learn

This accredited BCS Business Analysis Foundation course introduces students to the techniques, tools and principles used in business analysis. This will allow them to analyse their organisation’s business needs and create solutions that will fulfil those requirements.

How this will benefit the organisation

This benefits the organisation in various ways, including the optimisation of business performance and streamlining of existing business systems which will result in an increase in production and a clearer understanding of how long-term goals can be attained.

A business case for any industry

Whether your organisation’s business needs lie in IT solutions, staffing requirements or even in a better communication strategy, this certification will help you to steer your organisation towards becoming a smoothly and efficiently run competitor in the business world.

Once you have gained your Business Analysis Foundation certification, you will have gained the ability to analyse your organisation’s business model using the appropriate tools and practices whilst maintaining a holistic approach.

Validate your skills

The Business Analysis Foundation course will give you a strong understanding of how to become a business analyst and covers the following:

  • Analysis of Strategy
  • Creating a business case
  • Business system modelling
  • Implementing change
  • Business process modelling
  • A Business Analyst’s role and responsibilities

Course Certification Details

BCS Business Analysis Foundation Course Assessment

To achieve your Business Analysis Foundation certification it is advisable to gain the appropriate training in order to understand the material and prepare for your exam. When you are fully prepared you will take the Business Analysis Foundation exam and once you have passed this you will be awarded the Business Analysis Foundation certification by the British Computer Society (BCS).

BCS Business Analysis Foundation Course Requirements

There are no formal requirements to study the BCS Business Analysis Foundation training course.

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BCS is offering an Associate level membership to those candidates who have passed their examination and would like to make the most of their professional certification. This membership offers career support, networking opportunities, and support from BCS. The membership serves the purpose of enriching your career while at the same time giving back to others.

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Career Path Opportunities

The BCS Business Analysis Foundation course is suited, but not limited to, anyone looking to work in any of the following roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Trainer
  • Business Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Technical Specialist
  • Network and Security Analyst
  • Technical Implementation Consultant

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Course Curriculum

What is Business Analysis?

1.1 The origins of Business Analysis

1.2 Development of Business Analysis

1.3 Scope of Business Analysis work

1.4 Business Analysis

1.5 Taking a holistic approach

1.6 The role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst

The Competencies of a Business Analyst

2.1 Behavioural skills and personal qualities

2.2 Professional techniques

2.3 Business knowledge

2.4 The development of competencies

Strategy Analysis

3.1 The context of stategy

3.2 The definition of Strategy

3.3 Strategy development

3.4 External environment analysis

3.5 Internal environment analysis

3.6 SWOT Analysis

3.7 Implementing strategy

The Business Analysis Process Model

4.1 An approach to problem solving

4.2 Five stages of the Process Model

4.3 Investigate the situation

4.4 Consider the perspectives

4.5 Analyse the needs

4.6 Evaluate the options

4.7 Define the requirements

4.8 Delivering the changes

Investigation Techniques

5.1 Preparation

5.2 Interviews

5.3 Observation

5.4 Workshops

5.5 Scenarios

5.6 Prototyping

5.7 Quantitative approaches

5.8 Documenting the current situation

Stakeholder Analysis and Management

6.1 Categories and identification

6.2 Analysing stakeholders

6.3 Managing stakeholders

6.4 Stakeholder perspectives

6.5 Business Activity Models

Modelling Business Processes

7.1 Organisational context

7.2 An alternative view of an organisation

7.3 The organisational view of Business Processes

7.4 Value Chain and Value Proposistions

7.5 Business Process Models

7.6 Analysing the “As-Is” Business Process Model

7.7 Improving Business Processes

Defining the Solution

8.1 GAP Analysis

8.2 Business architecture

8.3 Business architecture techniques

Making a Business and Financial Case

9.1 Identifying options

9.2 Assessing Project Feasibility

9.3 Structure of a Business Case

9.4 Cost and Benefits

9.5 Investment Appraisal

9.6 Presenting the Business Case

Establishing the Requirements

10.1 Requirements engineering

10.2 Requirements elicitation

10.3 Requirements analysis

10.4 Requirements validation

Documenting and Managing Requirements

11.1 The Requirements catalogue

11.2 Documenting requirements

11.3 Managing requirements

Modelling Requirements

12.1 Use Case Modelling

12.2 Entity Relationship Modelling

12.3 Class Modelling

Delivering the Requirements

13.1 Context

13.2 Lifecycles

Delivering the Business Solution

14.1 Business change lifecycle

14.2 Design stage

14.3 Implementation stage

14.4 Realistation stage

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to prepare?

The multiple choice exam should take a minimum of 27 hours to prepare for.

What is the pass mark for the BCS certificate exam?

The BCS exam requires a score of 65% (26/40) to achieve a passing result.

How many questions are there on this exam?

The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and you will be given 1 hour to complete the exam.

Can I use my study guides during this exam?

No. The BCS Business Analysis Foundation certification exam is closed-book and no reference materials will be permitted in the exam room.

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