BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Growing with Business Analysis

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

It was in the year 2004 (barely 13 years ago) that the International Institute of Business Analysis was founded. It is a concept much older than that. The BCS or the British Computer Society which is now responsible for awarding Business Analysis certification to the delegates was established around 60 years ago in 1957 AD. It was only in the last 10 years or so that developments took place in the field of Business Analysis at a very rapid pace. Business Analysis lays emphasis on refining the present business situations and recognizing business solutions for the problems faced by the businesses.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED ?

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Courseware

Courseware will also be provided to the delegates so that they can revise the course after the training.

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Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.

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Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.

PREREQUISITES

The course by BCS carries mandatory perquisites. However the delegates must always be in possession of an identification proof which has to be produced whenever demanded by the BCS invigilator. In case the delegates fail to do so may they may be automatically disqualified from the exam.

Those delegates who have a different language other than English or are differently abled must inform this to BCS at least two weeks in advance. The delegates might not get this special oppurtunity if they are unable to do so.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is a part of the Core Module and every candidate who wishes to obtain the Business Analysis skills needs to go through this exam. Besides, all those professionals who are involved in decision making in an organisation can also opt for the course.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Developing a Business Approach
  • Uses of Strategic Analysis Techniques
  • Requirement of Project Discipline
  • Use various methods to recognize and progress upon an Organization’s Business System
  • Importance of Stakeholder Management
  • Learning to use a Stakeholder Analysis Technique
  • Techniques to Analyse and Model Business Systems
  • How to identify recommendations for business improvement?
  • Describeathe contents of a thorough business case for the upgrading and execution of business changes
  • Using a business case determine costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The course lays the fundamentals of Business Analysis for the delegates which they require to possess while at their organisation. Besides, the delegates get to work on real-life situations using which they are able to familiarize themselves with the following concepts:

  • GAP Analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Identification and evaluation of possible solutions
  • Managing Stakeholder
  • Modeling of Business Activities
  • Business Situation Investigation
  • Analysing Key Issues and their Root Causes

 

The delegates go through this course learning from real-life examples and demos the skills they need to use while at their organisation.

The course provides both theories as well as practical sessions for the delegates using case studies and other resources.

Exam :

The exam is having a 60-minute duration and is Open Book type exam. BCS requires the delegate to score a minimum of 50% marks to be certified.


PROGRAM CONTENT

  • Business analysis rationale
    • The scope of business analysis
    • Definition of business analysis
    • The development of business analysis
    • The business change life-cycle
    • Roles in business analysis
  • Strategic Analysis In Context
    • External review –PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis
    • Internal analysis –Resource Audit, MOST
    • Building a SWOT analysis
    • Critical success factors and key performance indicators
    • Measuring performance –the Balanced Business Scorecard
  • Business Analysis – A Project Approach
    • Starting Up A business analysis study
    • Defining terms of reference
  • Understanding business situations
    • Review of investigation techniques
    • Detailing the market situation using:
      • Prolific pictures
      • Mind maps
      • Fish-bone diagrams
  • Business perspectives
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Analysing stakeholders– Power/Interest Grid, RACI
    • Stakeholder management strategies
    • Defining business aspects – CATWOE
  • Analysing and modeling the business actions
    • Process of joining building harmony and viewpoints
    • Business Action Types
    • Building a conceptual business action model
  • Classifying potential solutions
    • Define Business events and Business rules
    • Describe Business process models
    • What is the gap between the desired and present state?
    • Identifying areas for business improvement – POP-IT
    • Taking a holistic approach to business improvement
  •  Making the business case
    • Analysing feasibility
    • Contents of a business case
    • Options
    • Costs and benefits
    • Impacts and risks
    • Life-cycle for the business case

DATES, PRICES AND EVENTS

Course Name Dates Duration Price
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 20/07/2020 Reading
3 Days
£1644
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 26/10/2020 Reading
3 Days
£1644

ABOUT Reading

Reading is a large town in Berkshire located in the Thames Valley with a population of around 162,700 recorded in 2016. The town is situated on the Thames and Kennet Rivers in southern England, and it is 42 miles west of London, 75 miles east of Bristol and 25 miles south of Oxford. The history of the town traced its roots back to 8th century. In the medieval period, the town was considered as a 10th largest town in England and served as the main trading and ecclesiastical centre.  One of the richest monasteries ‘Reading Abbey’ is also built in the town. The town was severally affected by English Civil war, and the wealth of the town declined with the major siege and loss of trade.

With the establishment of ironworks and Great Western Railway in the 18th and 19th century, the town grew rapidly and became the principal manufacturing centre. During that period, the economy of the town again flourished, and it became famous for its brewing trade. The town is crowned as leading economic area for economic success, and well-being and the factors contributing towards its growth are health, employment, and income. Due to its strategic location and establishment of information technology and insurance sector in the town, it became a major commercial and regional retail centre catering the needs of a large area of the Thames Valley.

History

The first evidence of settlement was found in the 8th century, and it is estimated that the town may date back to the Roman period. It was also referred as Readingum, the name derived from an Anglo-Saxon tribe in Old English. The first battle of the town was held in 871, and an army of Danes set up the camp and remained in the town until the end of 8th century. With the presence of six mills, Reading was explicitly known as a borough in 1086. In the 14th century, the most devastating pandemics Black Death also affected the city and lost 60% of its population.

Reading Abbey founded in 1121 was largely destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. The town was little affected by First and Second World War compared to other towns and cities of the United Kingdom. The town centre was attacked by Luftwaffe plane machine in 1943 resulted in many causalities. The town is ranked among one of the largest urban areas of the England, but it has not granted the city status so far even after bidding for three main occasions celebrated Diamond Jubilee, a new millennium and Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. All three bids remain unsuccessful.  

Economy

Reading is a major retail and commercial centre in the Southern England. The town is home to various UK offices of foreign multinationals and British companies’ headquarters. Due to its proximity to London, it is also known as part of the London commuter belt and inward tourist destination with 30,000 inward arrivals recorded during the morning peak period. The headquarters of the major companies including Microsoft, BG Group, and Oracle Hibu is located in the town. PepsiCo, Ericsson, Commvault, and Wrigley have their offices in the town. The town centre is a major shopping centre; there are three major departmental stores, two shopping malls and three shopping arcades in the town.

Education

In 1892, the University of Reading was established. It was rated as one of the most research-intensive University of England. It is also rated among top 200 universities in the world. A large number of primary, private, independent and state secondary schools in the town provides the best education to the students.

Tourism

The town is famous for Thames Valley countryside, medieval abbey ruins, a major shopping centre and Thames and Kennet rivers. Notable places to visit in the town are Reading Abbey Ruins, Reading Museum, Basildon Park, Wellington Country Park and much more exciting locations.

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