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The BCS Business Analysis Diploma is awarded following the successful completion of 2 core modules, a knowledge-based specialism, a practitioner specialism and an oral exam. Exemptions are available for candidates with the IIBA CBAP but not for academic qualifications.
The oral exam will test the communication abilities of the candidate, their ability to apply knowledge to their own or simulated work environment.
The oral practice day gives candidates the chance to get used to answering questions that are designed to show their practical understanding of the theory that they have learnt during the training courses. Candidates are not expected to show their thorough knowledge of every facet of the courses.
The oral will last for 45 minutes to an hour and will involve two examiners. It is recommended by the BCS that candidates take the oral examination within six months of completing the set of written examinations but we recommend that delegates should apply as soon as they have passed their last exam.
Before taking the test candidates complete a form that shows their history of working in Business Analysis. We will help you complete the form. This form is partially used as a basis for the questions candidates will be asked by the examiners.
We will also go through the mark scheme with you so that you have a clearer idea of what to expect in the BCS oral exam.
These three processes should highlight any weaknesses that candidates have in time to do something about them before the exam.
Professionals who want to take the BCS oral exam and have obtained the 4 modules required by the BCS to qualify for the Business Analysis Diploma
Understand the business context
Business analysis techniques
Business case development
Requirements management and documentation
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
Refreshments and lunches are all on us. Network with similar, like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career and social life.
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Founder and owner of Metadata Training, Mike has been working in IT for more than 30 years. His passion for teaching business analysis has resulted in a high demand for 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.
Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.
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.
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