Oral Preparation Workshop
Exam preparation advice, guidelines, practice questions and more. Everything you need to pass the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis oral exam.
COURSE + BCS EXAM
Maximise your exam preparation time
Reduce test stress & anxiety
Nail your BCS Diploma exam!
Showcase everything you've learnt - and set your Business Analysis career apart.
You've done all the work. Get the professional certification that you deserve!
Having a great game plan for your exam is the best way to overcome stress and anxiety, and sets you up for success. The BCS Oral Preparation Workshop will get your exam preparation off to a great start. Review everything you've covered in your BCS accredited courses and nail your examination.
Who's this course for?
All business professionals who have completed their two core and two specialist modules and want to be fully prepared for their BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis oral exam.
What you'll learn
Put all of the techniques you’ve learned from your course modules into context and prove that you’ve gained the analytical and interpersonal skills needed to be awarded the diploma. Together, we'll review the core and specialist modules you’ve taken and prepare for what the examiners might ask you by practising some sample oral questions. Includes exam guidelines, mandatory module review, knowledge based specialism review, practitioner specialism review, practice questions, and much more.
The workshop counts 7 PD hours/CDUs towards your IIBA® certification.
Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!
The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.
By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.
What you'll learn
Your exam game plan, sorted!
Process and Content
Main features of the oral examination - process and content
Review of ISEB's guidelines for the oral examination
Business Analysis Context
Review of the business analysis principles
Business Analysis Techniques
Review of syllabus for business analysis techniques
Business Case Development
Review of syllabus for making a business case
Review of syllabus for defining, documenting and managing requirements
Review of the Knowledge based specialism subjects
Review of the Practitioner specialism subjects
Round-robin handling of practice questions
BCA has shaped the careers of 539 delegates from over 134 companies.
See what's covered in the workshop:
Context for business analysis
The rationale for business analysis, sectors of the economy, business environment analysis, legal framework for business analysis, SWOT analysis, business performance measurement, business change lifecycle.
Business analysis techniques
Investigating and documenting business situations, stakeholders and perspectives, business activity modelling, business events and business rules, gap analysis.
External environment analysis – PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis; Internal environment analysis – Resource Audit, MOST; Building a SWOT analysis.
Critical success factors and key performance indicators; measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.
Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies.
Review of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagram.
Relevance to role and responsibilities of the business analyst; description and application of techniques and / or approaches from specialist module.
At the end of the workshop the trainer provides participants with practice in handling the types of questions that they will face in the oral examination and gives feedback on the participants’ answers and presentation.
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