1. Strategic Context for Business Analysis (20%)
This BCS Business Analysis Practice course will teach delegates how to develop a business strategy and how to apply techniques to explore business issues.
This course is suitable for anyone who works or wants to solve business problems and build solutions to enable effective change for their organisations.
Pick the date that works best for you, whether it's next week or in six months
Enrol and study in two or three days either virtually or in person
Take your exam as soon as the week after you study, and receive your certification in two weeks
1. Strategic Context for Business Analysis (20%)
2. Analysing and Managing Stakeholders (20%)
3. Analysing the Current State (15%)
4. Establishing the Target State (15%)
5. Designing and Defining the solution. (15%)
6. Developing a Business Case (15%)
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Align your team members with a common process and upskill your staff with in house training.
Choose from an already existing public course or design your own bespoke course for your specific goals and needs and change the way that your staff work, not only increasing their theoretical knowledge but their practical skill set too.
Using examples from your recent projects, your team members can find out how to make potential improvements within business analysis and agile project management with our blend of training and consultancy from industry experts.
When you nurture your internal talent, you foster an environment of trust and a belief in your team’s abilities.
Dr Mike Goodland has been working in IT for more than 20 years as a business analyst, consultant, trainer, author and university lecturer. He was instrumental in the development of business analysis and systems development methods for the UK government and his books on that method (SSADM) have sold more than 40,000 copies.
Richard has a wealth of experience gained in a variety of roles in blue-chip environments and the public sector, such as American Express and HM Treasury. This includes over 15 years managing programmes and projects across the world including 10 years of systems development. Richard is a very experienced PRINCE2™ Practitioner and an active Gateway™ Reviewer of Government IT projects.
Rod has been working within the IT field for over 30 years. In this time he has had roles from operator to Head of IT for an overseas bank. Since 2001 he has been working as a business analyst within the finance sector both in the UK as well as Europe and brings this wealth of practical experience along with his natural enthusiasm to his courses.
During the course, delegates learn business analysis best practices as used in the industry.
When they go back to their work they see an improvement in their analysis and as a consequence their confidence.
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Yes, we offer corporate discounts. Email as at firstname.lastname@example.org with your training requirements and we can provide a corporate discount for you.
Yes, after passing an exam you will receive an industry-recognised certification issued directly by the British Computer Society, the accreditation body.
Yes, this course is accredited by BCS, The British Computer Society. Metadata Training is an accredited BCS partner and you can trust that the qualification you receive is recognised in the industry by employers.
We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. As soon as you book you will get access to our online learning so you can start preparing for the course. You will also receive the BCS business analysis book for free when you book your first BCS course with us.
As soon as you book and pay for the course we will give you access to our online portal where you can access the pre-reading and training material. If you attend a virtual course we will also provide recordings of the virtual course you attended.
The course is taught face-to-face at our training venue near Old Street station and remotely via Zoom. You can choose to attend remotely or in a classroom when you book the course. For in-house or bespoke courses or for our business analyst apprenticeship we can also run the courses remotely using Microsoft Teams. Our virtual courses are highly interactive and are run by a highly skilled trainer with real-world business analyst experience using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.
Yes if you enrol in our Business Analyst Apprenticeship - a programme who helps you or your team progress in your role and not just get certified.
No, the course assumes you have no experience on the topics of the course. Anyone can attend the course.
No, none of our courses requires you to have IT skills.
The exams are taken online, a member of the Metadata team will invigilate, and we will provide the exam slots (weekdays, during office hours) to choose from on the last day of the course. Candidates have up to 2-months to take their exam after attending the training, and after this period, the exam fee will apply.
If a candidate fails an exam, a resit fee is to be paid, and our trainers will give a free feedback and recap session.
An extra time of 15mins is given if English is not your first language or with reasonable adjustments. Please inform us upon making a booking.
The exam is closed-book with 40 multiple-choice questions, and a duration of 60-mins.
The exam assumes you have no experience, so if you have experience it will be less challenging however we’ve seen high pass rates over the last year. If you don’t pass the exam then you’re able to retake it straight away. You can retake the exam as many times as you need to, and we’re always here to offer extra support to anyone that needs it. We pride ourselves on our high pass rate, and for whatever the reason you didn’t pass, we’ll make sure that you do the second time! The best way to ensure you pass is to follow our trainers advice and ask as many questions in class. Unlike other providers we keep our courses small in size so there is plenty of time for clarifications and to understand the theory.
You can pay via our website with a card or bank transfer by selecting ‘Pay By Bank Transfer’ at the checkout. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro.
You can book this as part of the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
Payment by cheque, credit card, debit card or bank transfer is required no later than 10 Working Days before the course start date. Special arrangements may be separately agreed in the case of late bookings. Please refer to our terms and conditions.
Many delegates report increased confidence in their skills after the training. We believe the importance of confidence is often underrated in organisations. The truth is to progress your career in the right direction you need confidence. It is no surprise many of our learners report an increase in confidence and job satisfaction. Moreover, the certification gives you recognition and if you are already working as a business analyst it will formalise your knowledge. As a result your employers, stakeholders or clients will trust you that you can deliver quality work in an efficient way.
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I trained with Metadata for the full BCS Business Analysis Diploma course and could only attend 1 module at the classroom due to Coronavirus. The rest were completed virtually via Zoom, but this didn't have impact with regards to learning the syllabus. The Metadata office has been very accommodating with scheduling and changing dates of courses, and the tutors were excellent providing great insight. I would highly recommend Metadata.
This course is part of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Qualification