Whether you are starting out or have years of experience working as a Business Analyst (BA), or a significant part of your current role or desired future role requires business analysis, it is highly recommended that you take professional training that leads to certification. Proving to an employer that you have a certified grasp of core business analysis practices like Needs Analysis, Requirements Management, Business Process Modelling and Stakeholder Management (among other BA competencies) will help you stand out from your peers when switching roles, organisations or looking for promotion.

The leading international BA certification bodies recognised globally and by employers in Singapore and South East Asia are:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

The Project Management Institute BA certification (PBA) applies best to those with roles that overlap with project or program management activities. Co-ordinating stakeholders, managing the requirements management tasks as well as pure business analysis activities. Prerequisites include 2,000 BA hours experience.

The IIBA certification (CBAP) suites those looking for a general enterprise or strategic BA certification. The focus is on identifying business value and delivering business outcomes. Prerequisites include 7,500 hours BA experience aligned to the BABOK principles.

The BCS BA Certification (International Diploma in Business Analysis) suits those looking for a comprehensive general foundation to intermediate level grounding in Business Analysis competencies. The syllabus suits both those looking for enterprise business analysis competencies and those BAs working closely supporting IT change.  To gain the diploma you must take 2 of the core BA modules and exams (Requirements Engineering AND Business Analysis Practice) and adjunct specialism and practitioner modules (Modelling Business Process and Business Analysis Foundation). On completion of these courses and exams, you are then eligible to take the Diploma exam. There are no prerequisites to qualifying to take the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis modules.

At R1 Training, we deliver courses for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. We are based in Singapore and specialise in small classes that are focused on giving you the best learning environment to progress your knowledge, competencies and career. Our tutors are industry veterans and we have designed our courses not only to strict demands of the BCS academic syllabi but also to the skillsets required of industry today. We will support and prepare you to pass the BCS exams. Our expert BA tutors have taken many candidates successfully through the certification path.

Contact us for further details on how we can propel your Business Analysis career.

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