BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate  (BAF) – 3 day (including 1 hour exam)

This BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate course provides delegates with an overview of the principles and techniques of business analysis. The course introduces delegates to the contribution that structured business analysis makes to organisational health and change projects.

This syllabus has an accompanying examination.

  • 1 hour multiple choice exam
  • 40 questions
  • 65% to pass
  • closed book

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This course is given by experienced trainers with industry experience. The course is suited to candidates who are starting their business analysis career as well more seasoned professionals looking to brush up on the basics or achieve internationally recognised certification. Delegates are supplied with course notes containing detailed information about business analysis techniques and providing references for further reading.

On completion of the BCS BA Foundation course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the skills and competencies required to perform business analysis
  • Understand the business analysis process model approach to change initiatives
  • Analyse business strategy and how it is developed
  • Identify, analyse and document business issues
  • Consider the perspectives of stakeholders, appreciate their concerns within a change project and document their views
  • Overview of techniques to model business systems
  • Describe the contents of a business case that would be used to justify a project
  • Develop an all round foundation level understanding of the role and importance of business analysis in an organisational setting

This three-day course follows the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Foundation syllabus and covers the following:

Day 1

  • Introduction to business analysis
  • The role, skill set and competencies of the business analyst
  • Introducing the business analysis process model
  • Introducing strategy analysis
  • The problem with requirements
  • Investigation techniques overview
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder management

Day 2

  • Modelling business system
  • Modelling business processes
  • Gathering requirements
  • Documenting and managing requirements
  • Modelling requirements

Day 3

  • Delivering the requirements
  • Making a business and financial case
  • Implementing business change
  • Course review
  • Exam prep
The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis. Business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers and also those hoping to acquire the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis should attend. The BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate is one of the four modules comprising the Diploma Programme.

Prerequisites:There are no course prerequisites but work experience in the field would useful to an overall appreciation of the applicability and relevance of the content.

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistently high pass rates
  • Learn  with trainers who have proven track records

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