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There is a rise in demand for business analysts as an integral component of project management. If you aspire or already work in this area, taking this BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course will set you on the path to becoming a qualified business analyst.  It is a widely recognised certification that will benefit you as you take on a role in business analysis and gain exciting opportunities to progress in your career.  The Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course will discuss the role and responsibilities of a business analyst and the tasks that accompany such a prolific job role. You will learn how to avoid project failures, define project requirements and achieve a successful business outcome. This BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is perfect for anyone working in project management or business environment. It is highly advantageous to your career goals.

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice will explore key topics such as how to identify business functions and how to improve developments in certain areas. You will learn to recognise potential business objectives, evaluate your options to determine feasible business solutions and improve business efficiency.

This is a professional certification and getting qualified in this course will help develop your skills and knowledge in the field. You will learn to demonstrate your understanding of how to support business change programmes successfully.

1. Rationale for Business Analysis
1.1. Lifecycle for Business Change
1.2. The Role of the Business Analysis within the Lifecycle
1.3. Other Roles within Lifecycle
1.4. The Framework for Business Analysis Activities
1.5. The Framework for Business Analysis Activities
2. Understanding the Strategic Context
2.1. Strategy – Internal Environment Analysis
2.2. MOST – Internal Environment Analysis
2.3. Resource Audit – Internal Environment Analysis
2.4. External Environment Analysis (PESTLE Analysis)
2.5. Porters 5 Forces – External Environment Analysis
2.6. SWOT – Internal and External Environment Analysis
2.7. Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
2.8. Key Performance Indicators(KPI)
2.9. The Balanced Business Scorecard
3. Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies
3.1. Terms of Reference
4. Understanding the Situation/ Issues
4.1. Stakeholder Identification
4.2. Stakeholder Identification
4.3. Overview of Investigative Techniques
4.4. Representing a Holistic View of the Business Situation
4.5. Mind Maps Representing a Holistic View
4.6. Fishbone Diagram – Representing a Holistic View
4.7. Rationale for Taking a Holistic View
5. Analyzing Stakeholder Perspectives
5.1. Stakeholder Analysis and Management
5.2. Stakeholder Management Strategies
5.3. Identifying Different Perspectives
5.4. Defining Perspectives
6. Analyzing and Modeling Business Activities
6.1. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model
6.2. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model
6.3. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model
6.4. Process for Building a Business Activity Model and BAM Examples
6.5. Analysing a BAM
6.6. Building the Consensus Business Activity Model
6.7. Gap Analysis – Comparing the Ideal and Existing Systems
7. Making the Business Case
7.1. Structure of a Business Case
7.2. Identifying and Short Listing Options for Business Change
7.3. Assessing the Feasibility of Each Option
7.4. Tangible and Intangible Costs and Benefits
7.5. Costs
7.6. Benefits
7.7. Investment Appraisal Techniques
7.8. Payback
7.9. Identifying and Categorizing Risks
7.10. Identifying Impacts
7.11. The Business Case in the Project Lifecycle

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers, we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

What will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities related to being a Business Analyst
  • Have a good knowledge of strategy analysis
  • Learn about stakeholder analysis
  • Learn investigation and modelling techniques
  • Understand business case development
  • Learn about requirements engineering

Who is the Course aimed at?

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Consultants
  • Business Change Analysts
  • Financial Consultants

Course Description

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.

Method of Assessment

Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer based examination.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide the official exam with this course, you can purchase the official exam separately from us. Please contact us to order exam vouchers.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Certificate by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

Whether it’s using a computer for the first time or taking the lead in an organisation’s agile transformation. With flexible learning and rigorous assessment, our qualifications show employers and customers that you’ve achieved the globally-recognised benchmark in relevant skills and competence.

College Name Study 365
Course Category Business
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Cavan, Ireland
Course Fee 129
Entry Requirements Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
Career Path Business Analyst - £35,485 per annum Business Consultant - £38,639 per annum Business Change Analyst - £27,939 per annum Financial Consultant - £40,434 per annum
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