BCS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Attain an internationally-recognised certification that truly demonstrates the knowledge, skills and capabilities of an effective business analyst.

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With over 100,000 professionals worldwide certified with BCS, the International Diploma in Business Analysis is popularly regarded as the de facto industry qualification.

These foundation and practitioner qualifications ensure that your knowledge, skills and capabilities are validated and provides a career development path for all business analysts - from Junior level through Intermediate to Senior.

To be achieve the International Diploma, you must fulfil the four requirements detailed below

  • You must hold both of the two core module certificates
  • You must hold one knowledge-based specialist certificate
  • You must hold one practitioner specialist certificate
  • Pass the oral examination to demonstrate your competencies

IS THIS CERTIFICATION FOR ME?

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is designed for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice.

HOW do I GET THE International DIPLOMA?

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

There are no specific requirements for beginning your International Diploma.

What Exemptions are there?

Holders of the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification are exempt from the Requirements Engineering module and the knowledge-based specialist module.

WHICH MODULES DO I NEED?

To gain the Diploma in Business Analysis, you must pass four written examinations on a number of business analysis topics, each of which leads to a certificate which has value in its own right.

Core

Business Analysis Practice Module

Core

Requirements Engineering Module

Knowledge

One course from Knowledge-Based

Practitioner

One course from Practitioner

These certificate modules may be gained in any order and include the required examinations. 

To gain the Diploma in Business Analysis, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business analysis topics, each of which leads to a certificate which has value in its own right.

To convert their set of certificates into the Diploma, candidates then attend an interview with two BCS examiners to confirm their technical, business and interpersonal competencies.

The structure of the diploma is as follows:

There are two core modules in the Diploma, which all candidates must attain. Candidates must choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their set of certificates.

Which they choose will depend on their own background and preferences (business versus technical, for example), what their organisation requires and the nature of their current roles.

These modules may be gained in any order.

Who is it for?

The International Diploma is designed for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice.

How do I get the diploma?

  1. You need to pass 4 modules
  2. Then sit an oral examination

What modules do I need?

Core modules – you must pass both of these:

Knowledge modules – you must pass one of these:

Practitioner modules – you must pass one of these:

What format is the oral exam?

The oral examination lasts for approximately 50 minutes, with two examiners:

Questions will be based on topics defined in the oral examination syllabus and from your chosen specialist modules. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners.

Our preparation workshop prepares you for the oral examination:

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme

You can take individuals courses or a bundled training programme.

  • Each module typically takes 3 days of classroom study followed by an exam
  • You can choose when you take each of the 4 modules

How much does it cost?

Prices for individual courses vary depending on your chosen modules – and gives you the flexibility to select your specialist modules at a later date

Business Change Academy’s Fast-Track scheme allows delegates to purchase a standard set of four qualifying courses and accompanying certificate exams at a substantially discounted price.

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS diploma?

  • Demonstrate your practical experience and show you have the capabilities to be an effective business analyst.
  • Stand out from your peers by proving your dedication to your career and your ongoing professional development.
  • Validate your ability by gaining a qualification overseen by two leading practitioners in the world of business analysis.

What’s next?

Once you have the appropriate certifications, skills and experience, the next step is to work towards the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Designed for senior business analysts with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Validates your experience and expertise as well as your contribution to the wider business analysis community
  • To attain the Advanced Diploma you must gain 4 professional level certifications and complete a portfolio review

Read more about the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

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