BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
Powerful strategic analysis training to help you investigate business problems and recommend appropriate creative solutions — all while achieving internationally recognised BCS and IIBA® certification.
Basic, essential and professional options that match your ambition. Flexible options to suit you:
- R5455/exam (Basic)
- R10145/course (Essential)
- R15,600.00 R13260/bundle (Professional)
Includes business environment analysis, business perspectives, business system modelling, gap analysis, business case creation, and much more — giving you everything you need to pass the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam.
Today, your business stakeholders are expecting more from you.
Modern business analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond the traditional role of developing and maintaining information systems.
Meaning today you need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal challenges and external opportunities.
And this Business Analysis Practice course is designed to help you do exactly that.
By developing the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities, you will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend relevant creative solutions.
The Practices You Need to Stand In Your Stakeholders Shoes
Bring stakeholders together by unpacking perspectives into strategies that move the needle.
Understand the framework and guidance for business analysis activities.
Analyse the business context to facilitate business strategy development.
Manage the need for project discipline for business analysis studies.
Use elicitation techniques to investigate an organisation’s business situation.
Leverage stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management.
Leverage stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management.
Conceptualise and analyse the modelling of business systems.
Identify potential solution options for business improvements.
Drive the contents of a rigorous business case for recommendation.
THIS is the BA course that will allow you to differentiate yourself!
Great content. Great training style. Good balance between course theory + practical application + exam preparation. Utterly professional.
This is the business analysis course that will allow you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts!
I'm going to send my entire team on this training—juniors through to seniors.
Moving You Closer to Your Career Goal
Modelling Business Processes works towards all the sought-after professional certifications.
BCA Certificate Programme in Business Analysis
Business Analysis Practice is a qualifying module towards your BCA Certificate Programme in Business Analysis (CPBA), for people needing to formalise their skills.
BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
Business Analysis Practice is a Core module towards your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, for people wanting to tag a higher-level BA qualification.
IIBA Core Business Analysis Certifications
Business Analysis Practice provides you with 21 PD hours/CDUs towards your IIBA® certification and re-certification, for people seeking the ECBA™, CCBA®, or CBAP®.
Everything You'll Learn on Business Analysis Practice
To give you more of an idea of how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the syllabus.
Business analysis rationale
Scope and definition of business analysis, development of the profession, business change life-cycle; roles in business analysis.
Systemic approach to business analysis
Understanding the framework for business analysis; stage objectives, procedures, inputs, deliverables and typical technique.
Business environment 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
Critical success factors and key performance indicators; measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.
Project approach to business analysis studies
Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies.
Investigating the business situation
Review of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagram.
Stakeholder analysis and management
Identifying stakeholders; analysing stakeholders – Power/Interest Grid, RACI; stakeholder management strategies and plan.
Defining business perspectives
Identifying different perspectives; defining perspectives - CATWOE; identify similarities and differences in their world-views.
Modelling business activities
Types of business activity; building a conceptual business activity model; consolidating perspectives and building consensus by resolving conflicts.
Exploring the gap
Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation, identifying areas for change, taking a holistic approach to business improvement.
Making a business case
Analysing feasibility, contents of a business case, options, costs and benefits, impacts and risks, life-cycle for the business case.
How Business Change Academy Professionals Are Breaking Through the Noise
Here’s what some of our learners say about how Business Analysis Practice helps them cut through the clutter and deliver business change in remarkable ways.
This course gave me incredible value
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.
I had lots of AHA! moments... I would say this is the course to be in.
I had lots of AHA! moments... all the techniques and tools I learnt were great and I was able to use them straightaway back at the office. I would say this is the course to be in.
I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools.
Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!
Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars
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Because we are mindful that training isn’t an end, it's just the beginning.
Our series of post-training Key Learning Points emails helps transform your classroom learning into long lasting knowledge and enables better workplace skills.
Complimentary life-time access to our Alumni forums gives you the opportunity to ask any questions about the course content and share your practical experiences.
From articles to templates to podcasts and webinars, Business Change Academy offers no shortage of free content to help you stay ahead of the curve.
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training That Matches Your Ambition
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Who Business Analysis Practice is designed for:
All business professionals seeking to improve their strategic analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.
Including business analysts, process engineers, and systems analysts.
Including subject matter experts, business managers, and product owners.
Including project managers, project stakeholders, and change managers.
Including system architects, software developers, and test analysts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Still have a question? These answers may help.
We actively work at the forefront of the worldwide business analysis evolution, helping to craft modern industry standards and practices.
We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way.
Over 100,000 business analysis professionals worldwide are certified with BCS.
Your business analysis journey is as unique as you are, so rather than choose a 'one-size-fits-all' training programme, you can tailor a path that meets you where your career is at.
All our courses are facilitated by recognised industry experts, each of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis.
Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.
A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business analysis techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.
Yes, this course is accredited by the BCS and IIBA®.
Yes, this course is aligned to Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).
Yes, you can get two.
Once you've attended the course, you'll receive an IIBA® endorsed certificate from the Business Change Academy.
And when you pass the BCS exam you'll receive a certificate for your international qualification.
No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.
We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course.
We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.
This course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Business Analysis Practice examination, which is an optional exam.
You can sit the exam immediately after finishing the course,
One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.
Full payment is required at least 10 working days before the course start date. Please refer to our terms and conditions.
Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.