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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Course Overview

This Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice online training course provides you with the knowledge of how a Business Analyst can effectively assist with organisational change through a range of performance management techniques and tools.

Business Analysts not only develop and maintain IT systems, they also need to understand an organisation's business strategy. This is an important part of a Business Analyst role and responsibility, so they can implement the right techniques to analyse the business and identify necessary changes to processes and respond to challenges that may arise.

This online training course will help you develop the essential skills required to support senior employees and your IT department. You will learn how to investigate business issues and identify and recommend the correct solutions to resolve those issues. 

This course makes up part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, alongside the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements EngineeringBCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, or BCS Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness, and BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership  and is available in a Virtual Classroom format.

Business Analyst Salary - Typically, Business Analysts earn over £40k pa.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Join a community of over 595,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Join a community of over 595,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Course Details

Why study the Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice with e-Careers? 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

We have also refined our processes, partner relationships, and course materials to offer you a high-quality training solution.

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*
  •    1-year BCS membership included (worth £92).
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.  
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •    Professional recognition
  •    Career development
  •    Networking
  •    Knowledge and best practice
  •    Exclusive discounts and offer

Read the full membership details.

Is the Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course right for me?

This course would be beneficial to anyone working as a Business Analyst but requires the certification and additional skills and knowledge to improve performance, or for those looking to apply for Business Analyst jobs as part of a career change.

The Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice would also interest Business Managers and their teams, Business Change Managers, and Project Managers, looking to add to their existing skill set.

If you're currently taking or planning on studying the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, this course makes up part of that Diploma. 

Access a free demo of this training course.

What jobs can I apply for after my Practitioner Certificate training?

While individuals who complete this course can move into a range of job roles, such as Consulting, Project Management, or strategy planning, we typically see individuals move into one of the below job sectors:

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

(Source: Glassdoor)

Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Syllabus

Throughout this online training course, you will gain an understanding of the techniques, tools, and role of a Business Analyst. After your training, you will be prepared to take and pass your examination and earn your Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

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

Learning Outcomes

  •    Gain a thorough understanding of the role of a Business Analyst and the value of this job role within an organisation
  •    Understand the skills required of a Business Analyst in successfully supporting business change
  •    Learn the strategy analysis processes and techniques
  •    Develop the skills to investigate an organisation’s business systems, to uncover occurring problems
  •    Understand the importance of techniques used within stakeholder management
  •    Undertake conceptual modelling through business activity models
  •    Confidently provide recommendations for business improvements

Weighting split

  •    Rationale for Business Analysis (5%)
  •    Strategic Context (15%)
  •    Understanding the Current Situation (15%) 
  •    Stakeholder Analysis and Management (20%)
  •    Analysing and Modelling Business Activities (25%)
  •    Identifying Potential Solutions (10%)
  •    Building the Business Case (10%)

Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Exam Details

  •    Exam Format – Multiple-choice.
  •    Duration – 60 minutes.
  •    Supervised – Yes.
  •    Open Book – No.
  •    Pass Mark – 26/40 (65%).

FREE 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 to study towards a career in this industry.

  •   Embark on a career journey that 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.

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 for more information 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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Agenda

  •   Welcome
    •   Introduction with the Trainer and their background.
  •   Introduction to Business Analysis
    •   What is Business Analysis, why is there a growing demand for Business Analysis and what companies use it? 
  •   The Business Analysis Process
    •   What is the Business Analysis process model and what are the 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?
  •   Review of our Business Analysis Job Academy Programme.

Why become a Business Analyst?

  •   In demand role - Right now, many Businesses acknowledge that there is a need to hire and train employees who can function as Business Analysts, making this a secure career with great progression opportunities.
  •   Great earning potential - As a Business Analyst in the UK, you can earn an average salary of £48k per annum, with the scope to work your way up to around £70k towards the upper end.
  •   Every day is different - Schedule your 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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