Understand the business context
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.
The BCS Oral exam price is not included in this course price. To book your oral exam, please log in to the BCS website. You need to log in with your e-portal registration details to view next available oral exam dates and to make a booking plus payment (£325+VAT).
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 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
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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.
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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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.
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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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This course is part of the BCS business Analysis Diploma Qualification