BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop (Virtual Classroom)

What is the BCS Oral Examination Preparation Workshop

The Oral Examination Preparation Workshop is a 1-day workshop that will help the delegates understand the key areas on which they will be examined, and provide a baseline from which they will be able to fully prepare to take the oral examination for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Join a community of over 555,000 learners
  • Interest Free Payments
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Join a community of over 555,000 learners
  • Interest Free Payments
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
Course Details

Is this training suitable for me?

The oral examination for the BCS International Business Analysis Diploma is taken by candidates on successful completion of a set of written examinations. It focuses on the application of their knowledge and provides an opportunity to assess their interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 

If you are already enrolled onto the International Diploma in Business Analysis, or are planning on taking that qualification, this workshop would be beneficial to help you prepare for and pass your oral exam.

Course Details & Syllabus 

You will immerse yourself over a one-day course and go over what will be examined and how the oral examinations are run.   

  •    The business context (K Level 4/5) 
    • The rationale for business analysis 
    • The holistic view of a business system 
    • Competencies of a business analyst 
    • Professionalism and business analysis 
    • Business environment analysis 
    • SWOT analysis 
    • Business performance measurement 
    • Business analysis within the lifecycle for business change 
  •    Business analysis techniques (K Level 4/5) 
    • Investigating and documenting business situations 
    • Stakeholder analysis 
    • Modelling business activities
    • Business events 
    • Business rules 
    • Gap analysis 
  •    Business case development (K Level 4/5) 
    • Rationale for making a business case 
    • Contents of a business case 
    • Options 
    • The financial case 
    • Investment appraisal techniques 
    • Risk analysis 
    • Impact analysis 
    • Lifecycle for the business case 
    • Terms of reference 
  •    Requirements definition (K Level 4/5) 
    • Requirements engineering 
    • Requirements elicitation 
    • Requirements analysis 
    • Requirements validation 
  •    Requirements management and documentation (K Level 4/5) 
    • Requirements management 
    • Change control 
    • Version control 
    • Tools in requirements management 
    • Types of requirements 
    • Legal issues and business analysis 
    • Documenting requirements
    • Requirements modelling 
  •    Practitioner specialism (K Level 2/3) 
    • For the selected module: 
    • Relevance to the business analyst role 
    • Relevance of the module to an organisation 
    • Description of the module 

Examination Details 

Up to 50 minutes oral examination with two examiners that will provide the delegate with a range of questions.  

Questions will be based on topics defined in the oral examination syllabus and from your chosen specialist modules. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners. 

The oral examination for the International Diploma in Business Analysis is booked by the prospective delegate through BCS directly and fees are paid for the examination directly to the BCS. These fees are not covered by nor included in this workshop.  

The Business Analysis (BA) oral examinations are the final element of the programme leading to the BCS International Diploma Certification.   

The examination may be taken by you when you have passed four written examinations:   

  •    One examination for each of the two core certificate modules;  
  •    One examination for a module selected from the set of knowledge-based specialist certificate modules;  
  •    One examination for a module selected from the set of practitioner specialist certificate modules. Please note you will not be able to book an examination unless you have passed all the required modules. 

It is recommended that you sit the oral examination within twelve months of completing the prerequisite modules. 

BCS Business Analysis Webinar Details

Throughout the year, e-Careers hosts a series of FREE BCS Business Analysis webinars, to help delegates better understand this sector, and discuss ways you can study towards a career in this industry.

  •    Embark on a career journey which has the potential for you to earn between £48k - £70k.
  •    Discover the essential tools, techniques & uses for Business Analysis.
  •    Reserve your virtual seat & be part of our Exclusive Business Analysis Webinar to see if a career in this industry is right for you.

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Who Should Attend

Individuals aspiring to work as a Business Analyst

People who are looking to become a Business Analysis, or work within a Business Analysis role, should attend this seminar.

University Graduates

Graduates who are looking to find out more about the benefits of Business Analysis and how a BCS diploma can help their careers.

Working Professionals

If you’re currently working in an industry where you feel having a better understanding of Business Analysis will benefit you and your organisation, this webinar is for you.

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Our next Webinar Dates

The next date for our BCS Business Analysis Webinar is: 25/07/2020, from 10am - 12pm

The Agenda


Introduction with the Trainer and their background.

Introduction to Business Analysis

What is Business Analysis, why there is a growing demand for Business Analysis and what companies use it.

The Business Analysis Process

What is the Business Analysis process model and the different tools and techniques used in Business Analysis?

The International Diploma in Business Analysis

How do I get the full diploma? The modules, what each module is about and how they fit together.

How Business Analysis Benefits you

How can Business Analysis help my career, the jobs that need Business Analysis and the roles which it supports?

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Why become a Business Analyst?

In demand role

Right now, many Businesses acknowledge that there is a need to hire and retain employees who can function as Business Analysts, making this a secure career with great progression opportunities.

Great earning potential

As a Business Analysts in the UK you will be able to earn an average salary of £48k per annum, with scope to work your way up to around £70k towards the upper end.

Every day is different

Schedule your own tasks each day and decide how you will carry them out. This is your puzzle to put together. Every day and every project are different.

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