Business analysis rationale
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This hands-on, interactive course will develop the practical skills you need to become an effective business analyst and equip you with a BCS (formerly ISEB) accreditation that is highly regarded by prestigious employers.
This course includes the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.
This course can be attended in a classroom or remotely. If you would like to attend in the classroom, these are held at our London training venue near Old Street station. You can also attend remotely from the comfort of your home while saving time and money on travelling. Once you have booked the course, you can choose how you would like to attend.
Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge:
Click here to receive our business analysis qualifications guide and find out which is the right qualification for you.
You can also get in contact to have a chat with a course adviser.
If you attend face-to-face in a classroom or remotely:
You can take the exam at the end of the course or at a convenient time.
If you attend remotely, you can take the exam from your home using an online proctor (invigilator) – we book a day with the exam provider and then you finalise the specific date and time with the remote proctor. The price includes the exam cost.
Exam format: One hour ‘closed book’ multiple-choice exam. The pass mark is 25/40.
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Business analysis rationale
Strategic analysis in context
A project approach to business analysis
Understanding the situation/issues
Analysing and modelling the business activities
Creative problem solving
Identifying potential solutions
Making the business case
There are no formal requirements to attend this course.Download brochure
We are in the process of scheduling more course dates for this course. Please contact us if you want to be notified of future dates.
With Metadata Training you get more than just a certificate
Learn to put the theory into practice from our expert lecturers. They bring theory to life by drawing on their vast experience.
The specific structure of our courses prepares you successfully for the exam while you develop skills that you can apply straightaway in your role.
We keep our classes small to allow time for discussion and one on one interaction, giving you the specific support you need.
During our courses, we do more than just show you information. We have plenty of individual and small group case study exercises with worked solutions.
We supply everything
For classroom attendance, delicious lunches and refreshments are all on us. Share ideas with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.
Our BCS Business Analysis book is all yours when you book your first Metadata course. This is brilliant for pre-reading for your business analysis practice course.
Our course binders contain everything you need. Notes, case studies, and sample BCS exams. If you attend remotely, you will get the digital BCS BA book, our online exam simulations, all digital materials including case studies.
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.
Mike is a seasoned Business Analyst with over 30 years broad based experience across multiple industries. He spent the first part of his career in Retail Banking, specialising in Credit Risk & Product Management, and was heavily involved in numerous change initiatives, before moving into the Information Systems domain in the early 90′s. Since then he has worked predominantly as a Business & Systems Analyst managing change at the interface between the Business & IT domains.
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.
Dr Claudia Michalik has extensive experience in managing complex programs and full life cycle projects across a variety of large and medium-sized organisations worldwide.
Claudia’s extensive industry experience based on her strong academic foundation ensures that her courses are both comprehensive and benchmarked against real-life case studies. Her students appreciate her light-hearted and discursive approach to teaching.
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.
Metadata is specialised in business analysis courses and aims to offer a more personalised and flexible training experience. We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way. As a direct seller, we have the flexibility to tailor our courses to suit the needs of our clients.
Yes, we are accredited by the BCS and IIBA.
Yes, BCS will email you a registration login to download a copy of your e-certificate.
No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.
We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.
When you book onto a course we will send you a copy of our core textbook Business Analysis. One week before the start of the course we will email you the chapters to read and any extra reading material you need. You will receive additional material (including slides and exam preparation) during the course.
Most of our delegates take the exam immediately after finishing the course (on the last day), but if you prefer you can take it at a later date. We run exams every other Wednesday evenings at 18:00 and some weekends (please contact us to check availability).
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Fantastic company with fantastic lecturers ! Honestly one of the best companies I've trained with, lovely approachable people who have a vast array of knowledge and experience. The lecturers are incredibly supportive and provide excellent exam preparation - can't recommend metadata training enough. Facilities are really good, course materials and the course structures are good and they create amazing mind maps which really help show how everything hangs together.
This course is part of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Qualification