BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice (BAP) – 3 days (including Exam)


The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice (BAP) course provides delegates with an overview of the principles and techniques of business analysis from a strategic perspective. The course introduces delegates to the contribution that structured business analysis makes to organisational health and change projects. This course covers some of the fundamental aspects of business analysis. The focus is on using a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations with a view to developing effective, feasible business solutions.

This syllabus has an accompanying examination.

  • 1 hour exam
  • case study based questions
  • open book
  • 50% to pass

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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 this BCS  course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the development of a business strategy
  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Describe the need for project discipline
  • Explain techniques to investigate the business systems of an organisation
  • Describe an approach to improving business systems
  • Use a stakeholder analysis technique and explain why stakeholder management and perspective analysis is important
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe how to identify recommendations for business improvement
  • Describe the contents of a rigorous business case to develop and implement business changes
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case

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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