Business Analysis Training Courses Dublin & Belfast

Business Analysis Course Information

Why choose SureSkills for Business Analysis training

Business Analysis Educational Affiliate

We focus on the Business Analyst’s role as a change facilitator throughout the whole of the project lifecycle – from scoping all the way through to implementation and by applying continuous learning. Our Business Analysis courses reflect the exacting demands of business change aiming to deliver real business benefits through effective analysis.

Key Benefits of Business Analysis

  • Demonstrate industry-standard business analysis practices to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors 
  • Achieve reliable, high quality results with increased efficiency and consistency using industry standard BA techniques 
  • Demonstrate commitment to the field of business analysis, increasingly recognised as a vital component of any successful project 
  • Reach your income potential for being formally recognised as an experienced BA professional 
  • All our courses are delivered by highly experienced and qualified lecturers to help you maximise your time and outcomes

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The real value of business analysis lies in tangible benefits such as cost avoidance, identifying new opportunities, understanding required capabilities and modeling the organisation. See here for our Contact Us page.

Is the Business Analysis Foundation Course a pre-requisite for the BCS Diploma?

No. However it is the best starting point for those with little background in Business Analysis since it provides an overview of all the main topics. 

Is the exam fee included in the price of a course?

Yes. SureSkills prices for the various BCS classroom courses include the exam fee. Take care when looking at non SureSkills options: trainers will sometimes present the exam as an optional extra. If you do not need the exam then let us know.

What other Business Analysis Certifications are worth considering?

Apart from the BCS, consider the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Their courses cover similar content – though perhaps with greater concentration on “Requirements”. Their CBAP certification is not widely recognised in the UK but can be useful for those working for organisations based in North America. We can provide IIBA training but there are few public scheduled courses.

What order should I take the modules for the BCS Diploma?

It is not essential to take the modules in a given order.  Most people prefer to take Business Analysis Practice or Requirements Engineering first since they deliver very practical skills and help provide a framework for broader understanding of Business Analysis.

Why can I not find Business Analysis Essentials?

This has been renamed BCS Business Analysis Practice.  Until recently, many people assumed that the best introductory course was Business Analysis Essentials. It is in fact a practitioner level course which sets Business Analysis in broad strategic context.

What delivery formats are available for Business Analysis training?

Our comprehensive Business Analysis classroom course schedule is supplemented by in house training and distance learning delivery options. In house Business Analysis training is a convenient and cost-effective study method for organisations looking to train a group of delegates. The training can be delivered at our training center or onsite, at your premises which avoids travel and accommodation costs.

Business Analysis Foundation level

The Foundation level certifications helps business analysts gain a broad awareness and understanding of the scope, principles and approaches that underpin effective business analysis:

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Change (previously IT Enabled Business Change)
  • Commercial Awareness
What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider like SureSkills is recommended.

What format is the exam?
  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Business Analysis Practitioner level

The Practitioner level certifications extend and deepen your understanding of the core areas of business analysis and your selected specialist subjects. These modules also form part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis:

  • Benefits Management and Business Acceptance
  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Data Management Essentials
  • Modelling Business Processes
  • Requirements Engineering
What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited examination provider is recommended.

What format is the exam?
  • One hour ‘open book’
  • Written, based on a business scenario
  • Pass mark is 50%

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

This Diploma is an international, industry-recognised certification that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and capabilities to be an effective business analyst.

Who is this aimed at?

Business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice.

What are the entry requirements?
  • To proceed to the Diploma in Business Analysis you will need to have passed four modules:
  • Practitioner Certificates in Business Analysis Practice
  • Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
  • One knowledge-based specialism
  • One practitioner specialism
What format is the exam?
  • Up to 50 minutes oral examination
  • Conducted by two examiners
  • Discussion of experience
  • Questions on topics from the syllabus, including the selected specialist modules

Business Analysis Certification

With a modular approach to certification and skills development, our Business Analysis certification scheme assesses theoretical knowledge and practical application of techniques. The scheme offers certifications across various levels of expertise, providing a career development path for all business analysts ensuring that experience, specialism and expertise is recognised.

Contact us

Are you thinking of doing Business Analysis training?  Why not contact a SureSkills training consultant in our Dublin office? We have lots of experience and are here to help. Contact a SureSkills training consultant.

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