If you're looking for an in-depth understanding of business analysis, then this course is perfect for you.
This course will enable you to:
Understand the important roles within business analysis
Know the requirements of each role including business analysts, managers and subsequent staff
Learn to identify and understand the structure, policies and operations of a business
Know the techniques and tools that a Business Analyst uses
This course will allow you to study everything you need to know about business analysis in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.
You decide when and where you learn. So fitting studying around your other commitments is easy and hassle-free.
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Unit 1: What is Business Analysis?
The origins of business analysis
The development of business analysis
The scope of business analysis work
The role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Unit 2: The Competencies of a Business Analysts
Unit 3: Strategy Analysis
Strategy context and definition
External environment analysis
Internal environment analysis
Unit 4: The Business Analysis Process Model
Approaching problem solving
The Stages of the business analysis process
Objectives of the process model stages
Procedure for each process model stage
Techniques used within each stage of the process model
Unit 5: Investigation Techniques
Protocols for interviewing
Observation and the protocols
Workshops and the appropriate stages
Advantages and disadvantages of prototyping
Documenting the current situation
Unit 6: Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Stakeholder categories and identification
Stakeholder management strategies
Understanding stakeholder perspectives
Business activity models
Unit 7: Modelling Business Systems
The context of an organisation
Alternative view of an organisation
Organisational view of business processes
Evaluating the as-is process model
How to improve business processes
Unit 8: Modelling Business Processes
An introduction to and definition of business architecture
Techniques of business architecture
Unit 9: Gathering the Requirements
The business case in the project lifestyle
Assessing project feasiblity
The structure of a business case
Unit 10: Documenting and Managing Requirements
A framework for requirements engineering
Requirements elicitation and analysis
Unit 11: Modelling Requirements
The requirements documents and catalogue
Unit 12: Delivering the Requirements
Modelling system functions
Modelling system data
Unit 13: Making a Business and Financial Case
Delivering the solution
Unit 14: Implementing Business Change
BA role in the business change lifecycle
This course is assessed through self-study and an online examination. There are no specific pre-requisites for sitting the examination, but candidates should possess the appropriate level of knowledge to fulfil the objectives.
The format of the examination is a one-hour multiple choice paper consisting of 40 questions. The examination is closed book so no learning materials will be permitted.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be emailed to you online and you will receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis from BCS (British Computer Society). This certification provides foundation-level Business Analysis knowledge. The certification may also be used as the knowledge-based specialist module for the Diploma in Business Analysis.
This course has been accredited by BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.
BCS are nationally and internationally recognised as a registered charity and professional body that represents those working in the IT industry. It aims to promote communications technology - both the study and application - and to further knowledge for the benefit of professionals and the public.
course questions & answers
What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?
This course is based on the BCS publication Business Analysis, 3rd edition, so it is recommended that this text be studied in preparation.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?
Yes. Once you have completed the theory components of this course, you will be required to take an examination in order to complete the course. The Business Analysis Foundation exam is available online and can be taken at any point when most convenient for you.
Are there any additional costs?
No, everything you need is included in the price!
How will I get my work assessed?
Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course and online examination, you will be awarded your Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.
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