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Where to start when selecting Business Analyst Courses?

Lots of people have asked me, which Business Analyst courses are good business analyst courses to get them started with business analysis?

This seems to be a common question among new business analysts or experienced business analysts who haven’t done a lot of formal training before. It is a very good question because it is not obvious. There are many Business Analyst courses out in the market but only few courses covers the overall foundation concepts of business analysis. If you are looking for a good solid foundations course in business analysis, I would suggest you look at the course content before signing up.

Read about the online courses we offer at Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd..

Foundation Business Analyst Courses

The course content of a good Business Analysis foundation course should include the following types of topics:

  • Problem Analysis – the Soft Systems Methodology is a foundation methodology for being able to recognize a business need or problem, it guides you to break it into ‘root cause’ statements and builds a structured problem to take to your next stage of your analysis.
  • Stakeholder Analysis – The course content must also cover stakeholder analysis techniques. Ideally it will cover how to identify and manage your stakeholders.
  • Business essentials such as learning how to formulate a mission statement, goals and key performance indicators. This is key to any business analyst to understand because this sets context for any future analysis work you will do. Other business tools you will learn about includes SWOT Analysis.
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) – This often forms the backbone of a foundation business analysis course and is the framework for explaining not only the SDLC itself but how business analysis fits into this life cycle.

Business Analyst CoursesSo you may notice that a good foundation course in Business Analysis doesn’t necessarily include much about requirements or modeling techniques yet! It may well include some of that (such as data modeling or basic process diagrams) but it should not be the focus of a good foundation Business Analysis course. It is great start to develop your Business Analysis Skills.

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Business Analysis Short Courses

For the modern student already working in a business environment, time is a precious commodity. We designed flexible online courses with this in mind. Plus, because we’re an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, you can be certain our courses have everything you need to gain an internationally recognized qualification and the coveted CBAP status.

Short BA Courses Designed With a Single Objective

Our goal in creating our courses was to give you the best certification preparation in the shortest time at the most affordable cost. As a result of this vision, our courses are the most immersive and in-depth BA training, brilliantly delivered in a compact format by industry leaders in the field of Business Analysis. It also means you’ll get excellent value by choosing us.

Our Courses Are Short But Comprehensive

Training with Business Analysis Excellence means getting the best value on quality training. Part of that value comes from the fact that our unique content delivery method allows us to fit an immense amount of content into a short time, and we’ll use methods that make it easy to learn new things and remember what you learned.

Furthermore, because you’re getting a full 12 months of access to our entire library of learning resources and 1:1 consultations with live tutors via Skype, phone, or email, you have a wealth of information available to you from almost anywhere in the world.

Our students make rapid progress and enjoy the time they spend training with us. Our expert instructors have the experience to give detailed answers to any business analysis related question based on real life business scenario examples.

Studying Business Analysis Online Gives You More Control Over Your Time

You are reading this page because you prefer to study short courses. Most likely that means you live a busy life, and you don’t have the luxury of unlimited time to devote to your education.

Online training is ideal for you because you get to decide when and where the training takes place. You could even complete your study while “wintering over” in Antarctica, provided you could maintain a reliable Internet connection for the duration.

You can also study at any time of the night or day, so whatever your current routine involves, you won’t need to adjust it very much to accommodate your study time.

Speaking of time, our courses can be studied at your own pace, and you take the certification exam when you feel ready to do it.

That means if you’re a quick learner, you can progress through the course rapidly and book your exam as soon as possible. Those who need a bit more time to get through the lessons have that time available for them to do it, and there’s no pressure to take the exam until you really feel ready.

Contact Us To Find Out More About Short BA Courses

Go ahead, you’ve got nothing to lose just by asking. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our courses, and we’ll send you more information upon request. There has never been an easier, more affordable, or more open way to obtain an IIBA certification in Business Analysis.

Business Analysis Excellence provides various online training courses for business analysts including Babok Courses, Agile BA Courses, CBAP Courses & IT Business Analyst Courses. Also, there are few IIBA ertifications available around the world including CCBA Certification, CBAP Certification, BABOK Certification, ECBA Certification, IIBA Certification & Business Analyst Certification to progress their career as a Business Analyst. To find out more, get in touch and ask us anything. We are happy to answer your questions & to provide more information you need about our courses.

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  • Unlimited email support throughout!
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The Requirements Engineering Course

business analyst coursesOther good Business Analyst courses to start with includes Requirements Engineering courses. These courses will teach you about requirements gathering techniques such asworkshop facilitation, requirement interviews and observation. It will teach you about writing good requirements, managing all your requirements, requirements traceability and managing change to requirements. It is a great type of course to attend after you’ve done the foundation business analysis course.

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  • Your own dedicated CBAP ® tutor for support.
  • Earn 16 PD hours.
  • Fully IIBA® Endorsed Training.
  • Unlimited email support throughout!
  • Study when and from where ever you want to in the world.

Modelling Courses – When do they become useful?

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

A good place to start these days for a modelling based Business Analyst courses are at the Unified Modeling Language or more widely known as UML focused courses. It is important that this is not a methodology but a unified language! The great thing about UML is that you can choose what you learn about first. There are some very good business focussed models to start with when you learn UML such as Use Case Diagrams and Activity Diagrams. In all my experience as a Business Analyst those are probably the two most important UML diagrams for a business analysis perspective to learn about when dealing with your non-technical audience. The fantastic thing is that your more technically minded architects and developers all understand UML really well and can translate your diagrams into their technical models seamlessly. Other good UML modeling to understand is the object or Class Model and the Sequence Diagram.

Business Process Modeling Courses

BPMN based Business Analyst courses are good to do if you are planning to work on large business process transformation programs or if you would like to specialize and become a Business Process Analyst. This is the industry standard and an accepted business process methodology to follow. Lots of companies uses this standard and therefore it is great course to put on your resume.

Specialised Courses

Agile Business Analyst Courses, the absolute hot topic!

business analyst coursesYou may be shouting – but what about Agile? Yes, Agile. That is a great specialization to consider when you develop your skills as a Business Analyst. Agile Business Analyst courses are in high demand and lots of people are very interested to develop their skills in this. That is absolutely fantastic and should be pursued. Something to keep in mind though is that at the moment (and this might change in future) there are two camps of projects: Those who are Agile (or aspiring to be) and those who are more traditionally waterfall based. If you like to work at a highly interactive and shorter bursts of activity on a project or program, go with Agile! It essentially uses the SDLC but manages the cycles in a highly controlled but really short and sharply fashion which allows very good response times with business requirement change. People who go onto true Agile projects, will not easily return to other more traditional ones. There are however still a huge market for more traditional project which has lots of other highly rewarding attributes.

ENROL ONLINE IN THE AGILE BA PRACTITIONER COURSE SAVE 20%, NOW ONLY AUD$397.60

  • Your own dedicated CBAP ® tutor for support.
  • Earn 16 PD hours.
  • Fully IIBA® Endorsed Training.
  • Unlimited email support throughout!
  • Study when and from where ever you want to in the world.

Last but by no means least…

Soft skills courses for business analysts

As business analysts we really must remember to include soft skill courses into our development plans. We depend heavily on our relationship building skills to perform our jobs and the better we can get our interpersonal communication skills, the more rewarding our outcome will be. Consider doing a Presentation Skills course, a rapport building course and Conflict Management course as part of your suite of Business Analyst Courses you are planning for your professional development.

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