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How we support you develop business analysis expertise during the pand...

We are aware the pandemic has brought challenges for all professionals including our customers and delegates. We want to support the business analysts community and all professionals looking to develop business analysis skills and expertise to prepare for the future. In order to do this we implemented the following initiatives to make your training experience […]

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Develop Your Business Analysis Skills for Free with our Lunch & L...

Want to develop business analysis skills and continue your personal development? Attend our virtual Lunch and Learn hands-on, practical sessions, and develop business analysis skills for free. Each session focuses on teaching you a specific business analysis technique that we think is essential for BAs. They are delivered by expert trainers. Attend the session virtually […]

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Learn about Business Analyst Certifications – Which one is right...

A professional qualification is a significant investment in your career and it is important to have a clear understanding of what is available so you can make the right decision. We are reviewing in this post all the qualifications available, who are they for, and what you will learn.   BCS Business Analysis Diploma Certification […]

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Learn to create Use Case Diagram – A great Tool for Business Ana...

Benefits of using Use case Diagrams to Business Analysts: Establish and communicate the scope of a system Easily communicate with stakeholders what an IT or business system should do and who are the users who will interact with the system A great tool to aid communication between business users, stakeholders, business analysts, and IT specialists […]

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Why is Requirements Engineering important?

Are you a Business Analyst? Do you work on Business Change Projects? IT is both a driver and an enabler of business change, which means that often as a business analyst, it will be part of your Business Change project. Without the right requirements the project won’t deliver and this is where requirements engineering comes […]

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Considering the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis?

We spoke to Angela, who’s recently completed the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis to hear her thoughts on taking the qualification. It’s always useful to hear from other people’s experiences when considering whether a course is right for you, so we chatted with Angela after she recently completed the course. She shares her experiences, […]

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Watch one of our trainers in action: Rod Simpson explains how everythi...

Considering the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis? New to business analysis or not, a lot of people struggle to piece together the learning from different modules. Rod Simpson, one of our highly-rated trainers has created a diagram to help explain how everything fits together in business analysis, so you can leave each course with confidence. […]

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Meet our Apprenticeship Mentor: Jason Thompson

We know there are often so many questions when it comes to considering an apprenticeship, and so we’re on a mission to help you understand what’s involved, how an apprenticeship is structured, and what your personal journey might look like. Meet our Apprenticeship Mentor, Jason. This week, we’re focusing on our mentors – a team […]

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Now is the time for change managers to develop business analysis exper...

Is now the time to develop business analysis expertise by up-skilling current staff? If your team’s role is to deliver business change for your organisation, the short answer is Yes.  Because of Covid-19 and Brexit, change is happening at a faster rate. And change managers need to deliver that change fast.  Do you have the […]

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Modern Apprenticeships: surprisingly suitable for all ages

The term apprenticeship often conjures up the idea of a 16 school-leaver, fresh out of their education and looking to kick-start their career. In fact, the modern apprenticeship is a completely different way to train. Overhauled in 2017 by the Department for Education, the apprenticeship programme is intended to address two significant problems in the […]

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Business Analysts can change the world!

Business Analysis is about CHANGE ensuring that all stakeholders are involved understanding their needs, wants and issues specifying the agreed changes that bring the most value to all working with IT and other partners to build the processes and systems  that support the change helping embed the changes with all stakeholders and ensuring that value […]

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7 tips for passing the BCS Business Analysis exam

If you’re looking to pass the BCS Business Analysis exam questions,  you’ve come to the right place! With the right preparations, you can easily ace your exams. Rod Simpson, one of our highly-rated trainers has put together these tips to help you approach your BCS Business Analysis Exam questions with confidence. What are multiple-choice exams? […]

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BCS Business Analysis Sample Exam Questions & Tips

  Are you considering taking the BCS Business Analysis exams, but have some concerns? Maybe you’re all ready to book your BCS Business Analysis exam, but worried about what to expect? Maybe you’re just curious about the type of questions you’ll get asked in the exam. Worry over, we’ve put together a handy little sample […]

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ITV

ITV workplace technology approached Metadata because we wanted to train 16 staff in agile approaches using public courses such as Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner. Some of our team were new to agile and others had considerable experience. After Metadata Training consulted with ITV on their training needs, we collaborated to build a bespoke 3-day course that […]

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Business Analysis Qualifications? Why not join our free session on Wed...

Interested in Business Analysis training? We are running a free virtual courses taster session on Wednesday 10th June from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The session is run by one of our trainers and you will get the opportunity to discuss your specific situation and get advice. Make the right choice for your career. Click to […]

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Which course: BCS Foundation in Business Analysis or BCS Business Anal...

  We get asked this question a lot so we decided to give you some advice in an article. To get more tips on which qualifications to choose and where to start make sure you download our business analysis guide – click here to download. BCS Foundation in Business Analysis The course objectives are to […]

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Stories from the workplace – Paul Dillon

Paul Dillon completed his Diploma in Business Analysis with Metadata in 2016. Here we ask him a few questions about why he took the course and his experience. Paul, what made you decide to take the diploma? I was already doing a business analyst type role in my department but I didn’t realise there was […]

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What qualifications do you need to be a business analyst?

Demand for business analysis skills has increased as the pace of change has grown. Often this is driven by technology, the traditional BA role ‘bridges the gap’ between business experts and technical software teams. Apart from business analysts, project managers, business change managers, product owners and software developers benefit from BA training and qualifications. Currently, […]

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Become a Business Analyst

We are often asked the following questions: How do you become a business analyst? Can the business analysis qualifications help me get into business analysis? We would like to share with you our experience and thoughts. Many professionals engage in business analysis work in their current job even though they don’t have a business analyst title.

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Business Analysis Weekend Courses

We run weekend courses to support busy professionals continue their professional development without taking time off. Our weekend courses are very popular and allow our delegates the flexibility they need to achieve their qualifications.

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BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips

BCS business analysis exams tips can prove useful if you want to successfully pass your exams the first time. Exams can be tough especially if you haven’t done one in a very long time. We put together a few exam tips that will help you approach exams with confidence and successfully pass your BCS business […]

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