Oral Preparation Workshop + Exam

Gear Up With All the Preparation for the Business Analysis Diploma.

  • 1 day expert led classroom training
  • Regular weekday presentations
  • Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Maximum class size of 12 people
  • 8 professional development hours
  • Training options from R7500

Getting You Ready for Your International Diploma Oral Exam

You’ll have the opportunity to review the core and specialist modules you’ve taken and prepare for what the examiners might ask you by practising some sample oral questions.

On completing this course you will have refreshed:

  • Business analysis principles
  • Business analysis techniques
  • Business case development
  • Requirements definition
  • Requirements management and documentation
  • Knowledge-based specialism
  • Practitioner specialism
  • Questions round-robin
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
Registered BCS courses
Partnership with AssistKD
Awarded IIBA endorsement

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

Why This Course?

Passing the BCS Oral Examination is the final step towards gaining your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

 The 50-minute exam will see you being interviewed by two BCS oral examiners as they evaluate whether you can put all of the techniques you’ve learned from your certificate modules into an overall context and prove that you’ve gained the analytical and interpersonal skills needed to be awarded the diploma.

And this course is designed to help you do exactly that.

You’ll have the opportunity to review the core and specialist modules you’ve taken and prepare for what the examiners might ask you by practising some sample oral questions.

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for people who have completed their two core and two specialist modules and want to be fully prepared for their BCS Business Analysis Oral exam.

Business People

  • Domain Experts
  • Business Managers
  • Product Owners

Change People

  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers

 Analysis People

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Systems Analysts

IT People

  • System Architects
  • Developers
  • Test Analysts

What Will I Learn?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the day.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

The 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

Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Business Analysis Techniques

Investigating and documenting business situations, stakeholders and perspectives, business activity modelling, business events and business rules, gap analysis

Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Business Case

Rationale for making a business case, contents of a business case, options, the financial case, investment appraisal techniques, risk / impact analysis, lifecycle for the business case

Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Requirements Definition

Rationale for requirements engineering, elicitation techniques and their relevance, rationale and approach for requirements analysis, rationale and approach for requirements negotiation, rationale and approach for requirements validation

Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Requirements Management

Rationale and approach for requirements management, traceability, change and version control, types of requirements, documenting requirements, rationale for modelling requirements, approach to modelling processing and data

Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Knowledge-Based Specialism

Relevance of specialist module to the business analyst, taking a holistic view, competencies of a business analyst, professionalism and business analysis, lifecycle relevant to the business analyst and the specialism

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

Practitioner Specialism

Relevance to role and responsibilities of the business analyst; description and application of techniques and / or approaches from specialist module

Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Practice questions

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.

Meet your trainer Joe Newbert

Meet your facilitator

Joe Newbert

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.

A seasoned international conference speaker, Joe was instrumental in the development of he IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

What Our Customers Say

Over one hundred 5 star reviews!

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Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting

This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

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Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst

Everything was spot on...

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!

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Abeda Essop Business Analyst

It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

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.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

How Much Is This?

Choose your own path, and save R1000 with the professional bundle!

Basic

R4950

Workshop Only

  • 1 day expert led training
  • 7 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS oral examination

Essentials

R7500

Oral Exam Only

  • BCS oral examination
  • 1 IIBA® PD hour
  • 1 day expert led training

Professional

R12450

R11450

Workshop + Oral Examination

  • 1 day expert led training
  • 8 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS oral examination 

Prices are in ZAR and exclude VAT payable at 15%.

Your Training Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll get everything you need to pass the exam during this training - that should you need another shot, we'll give you the opportunity to attend the training course free when booking a resit.

When Can I Start?

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Here's What Will Make Your Experience Different

You'll get more than just a certificate

The specific structure of this course prepares you successfully for the BCS exam while you develop key skills that you can apply straightaway in your role when you get back to the office.

Learn to put all the theory we teach you into practice with our qualified facilitators, who draw on their vast real-world experience to bring the course modules to life.

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You'll receive personalised guidance

We do more than just show you information. We keep our classes small to allow time for group discussion and one-on-one interaction, giving you all the support you need.

Packed with plenty of of individual exercises and small group case study exercises with worked solutions, each day ensures you put into practice your new knowledge and learnings.

Plus You Can Turn up Empty Handed Because

You'll get everything that you need

Enjoy delicious lunches and refreshments all on us, whilst you share conversations with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

Get your hands on our famous goody bag when you book your first course. Packed with business analysis tools – all tailored to support you during the course and when you get back to the office.

Our sought-after exclusive goody bag full of business analyst tools
Accessing post course support for applying learnings

You'll learn with remarkable materials

Designed for use both during the course and in the workplace, our manuals cover everything you need - including case studies, revision notes, and sample exams.

Following the training you'll receive our ‘Key Learning’ emails and complimentary Alumni forums access to help you retain your learnings and pick-up on things you might have forgotten.

But Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Participants routinely commend the combination of rich content, skilled facilitation and practical insights

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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.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst
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All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

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!

Jeanette Venter Project Manager
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I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst
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I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist
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It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

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.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst
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Everything was spot on...

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!

Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

I'm ready to gear up with all the essential skills of strategic business analysis.

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