Where to start your business analyst training if you have no business analysis experience?

Posted on September 28, 2020

Are you or one of your staff looking to move into a business analyst role and have no or very little experience?

You might be wondering where to start your training and we are providing more information in this article.

If you are looking to train your staff in business analysis and your company is paying the apprenticeship levy, we recommend you have a look at our Business Analyst Apprenticeship Programme.

Where to start your business analysis training if you are new to business analysis?

Step 1 – Understand the basics

If you are new to business analysis a good introduction to the topic is the foundation course BCS Business Analysis. It is a course rich in theory that will give you an overview of the business analyst role, the process, and the techniques you need to perform business analysis activities as part of your role.

At the end of this course, you will take a multiple-choice exam that will test your knowledge of the theory and will provide you with a recognised certification.

This course is also included in the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundle.

Step 2 – Develop Core Knowledge

Now that you understand the basics it is time to develop core business analyst knowledge. You will need to take the 2 core courses that are required to achieve the higher-level certification, the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

The core courses are:

Both of these courses are included in the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundle.

Step 3 – Gain Specialism Experience and Gain Recognition

Next, you need to choose your specialism course. You can choose between:

  • BCS Modelling Business Processes – a popular option, recommended to professionals who need to support organisations to model and improve their business processes and activities.
  • BCS Systems Development Essentials – this course supports you to deliver IT solutions for the business, if you need to work with developers to implement business requirements, this is the course for you.

We had delegates who have taken both courses. One of these courses is included in the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundle.

If you reach this step you are not ready to take the oral exam to achieve your certificate for the  BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundle

The most rewarding experience in the career of all professionals who want to develop business analysis expertise is achieving the high-level qualification the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis. You don’t need any business analyst experience to take this qualification, 40% of our delegates had no experience.

Want to find out what to expect when studying for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis with Metadata Training? Why not read about our delegate Angela who started studying for the diploma as soon as she started a new role as a business analyst – read more

Step 5 – Fast-track your career progression

If you are new to business analysis and your company is paying the levy, we can support to progress in your business analyst career and become a great asset to your organisation by providing our Business Analyst Apprenticeship Programme.

The Business Analyst Apprenticeship Programme is a better alternative to professional training however it will not suit all professionals and all organisations – to find out more click here to download our brochure.

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