Business Analysis Practice Course - BCS Practitioner
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Thinking about a career in Business Analysis?
The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice has been designed to provide valuable learning for those in roles such as business analyst, business architect, business systems analyst, data analyst, enterprise analyst, management consultant, process analyst, product manager, product owner, project manager, and systems analyst.
Online, self-study, global access to study in any country
Study time: 40 hours
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12 months course access
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Aligned to SFIAPlus
IT Industry Framework
Globally Recognised BCS Certificate
Free 1 year BCS Membership
0% Interest Free Payments
Includes BCS Book
Exam & Certification Included
Gain the skills you need to become a real professional, boost your confidence, and master the field.
This course includes 'Pass Assist', a unique package of support to equip learners with knowledge and confidence to pass your BCS exam, including:
- Digital access to BCS Business Analysis Book
- Practice exam papers
- A series of exam preparation videos (coming soon)
- Tutor support - discussion forum, email and What’sApp.
Business Analysis Practice Course - BCS Practitioner
Course Subjects You Learn
- Explain the purpose of an organisation’s vision
- Apply a suitable technique to analyse the internal environment of an organisation
- Apply a suitable technique to analyse the external environment of an organisation
- Prepare a SWOT analysis
- Use tools to measure performance
- Explain the activities required to engage stakeholders
- Identify generic stakeholder categories using the stakeholder wheel
- Use the CATWOE technique to analyse stakeholder perspectives and identify similarities and differences
- Categorise stakeholders in terms of their power and influence and level of interest
- Choose an appropriate stakeholder management strategy
- Choose suitable methods to research the business situation
- Identify a suitable quantitative or qualitative investigation technique
- Identify advantages and disadvantages of the different investigation techniques
- Use tools to represent the current business situation
- Use a business activity model
- Identify the 5 activities included in a BAM
- Explain the need for a consensus BAM
- Explain the three types of business events
- Explain the use of a target operating model(TOM)
- Identify the stages of Design Thinking
- Describe the use of divergent and convergent thinking
- Explain the process of gap analysis
- Distinguish between areas of feasibility
- Explain the rationale for the development of a business case
- Identify the contents of a business case
- Identify tangible and intangible costs and benefits
- Identify risks and their potential impact
- Explain the rationale for the financial case and the appraisal techniques
- Relate the business case to the business change lifecycle.
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Who is BCS?
They have over 60,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to their mission of leading the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.
The median salary for a business analyst in the U.S. was $95,520. However, individuals with advanced skills, such as proficiency in business intelligence software or an understanding of data analytics, could earn even more.
EMPLOYERS NEED BUSINESS ANALYSIS SKILLS
Business Analyst Roles
Why should I take this course?
According to the 2023 Salary Guide by Robert Half, the median salary for a business analyst in the U.S. was $95,520.
However, individuals with advanced skills, such as proficiency in business intelligence software or an understanding of data analytics, could earn even more. This demonstrates the potential financial benefits of investing in business analysis training.
Who is this course for?
• Individuals who are focused on improving processes in an organisation to scale business and efficiencies
Specifically, the following roles could benefit from this course (as well as good examples of career opportunities):
- Business Analyst
- Business Architect
- Business Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Enterprise Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Process Analyst
- Product Manager
- Product Owner
- Project Manager
- and Systems Analyst.
- None - no experience or qualifications are needed, although if you have no experience in business analysis that you should purchase the BCS Business Analysis book in the reading list to accompany this course or consider taking the BCS Foundation course in Business Analysis first as that covers essential concepts in detail.
- We recommend beginners to consult the reading list and explore recent news and case studies using AI in the sector they work in.
- An internet connection with a mobile/tablet or laptop is required.
This growth rate is much faster than the average for all occupations and underscores the increasing need for professionals with business analysis skills.
What Happens After I Enrol?
- Click on the enrolment email to gain access
- Access BCS digital book with code on email sent to you in around 5 working days
- Complete your study
- Book your BCS exam using the link in the BCS email sent to you 14 days after enrolment
- Take your exam
- Download your BCS certificate from your BCS exam account when you pass
- Access your free* 1-year BCS Associate membership from the link in your BCS exam account
- Create BCS professional profile, access further learning, build networks and access career tool with BCS membership
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