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Bootcamp FAQ’s

What is “The Business Analyst Bootcamp”?

This is an intensive four-week training series of business analysis courses taught by the Business Change Academy, facilitated by our Chief Training Officer, Joe Newbert.

During the programme a total of six modules are presented. The training is classroom-based with accompanying course handbooks provided. Sessions are threaded with case studies and other materials that will help you refine your knowledge skills and abilities.

Is the training accredited?

Yes. Via our Partnerhip with AssistKD – the UK’s leading provider of business analysis training courses – each course is certified by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and, in various combinations, leads to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Plus Business Change Academy is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider™, meaning each course qualifies for Professional Development hours towards your professional certification or recertification.

What’s the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis?

In 1999, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT launched the Business Analysis Diploma, which is widely accepted as the de facto vocational qualification for members of the BA profession.

Over 100,000 professionals worldwide are certified with BCS.

How do I qualify for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis?

To qualify for the Diploma you 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 your set of certificates into the Diploma, you then attend an interview with two BCS examiners to confirm their technical, business and interpersonal competencies. *

* The BCS Business Analysis Diploma Preparation Workshop and Oral Examination are not included in The Business Analyst Bootcamp™.

Are there any pre-requisites?

No. There are no pre-requirements to start your training, and the course modules can be taken in any order.

Do I need to join for the full Bootcamp programme?

No. To qualify for the Diploma you need to complete two core, one knowledge and one practitioner certificate – that’s four in total – and you can join for any number of those you choose.

Work towards the Diploma module by module, or take all the modules together in this bundled training programme.

Do I have to sit the BCS exams?

No. If you wish to attend the training only you can exclude the exams from your bundle.

Can I just take the BCS exam?

Yes. If you want to self-study and sit the exam only you can select that option.

When will I get my results?

Your exam results, with your mark, will be emailed to you within 14-21 days of sitting the exam. BCS will send an official notice of your result, and a link to download your e-certificate.

How do I book my oral exam?

When you have passed your 4 chosen modules you can (optionally) attend our preparation workshop and book the oral examination with us.

Will I need to renew my certification?

Once you’ve earned your International Diploma in Business Analysis it’s your for life. It’s a qualification, and there’s no need for renewal or to recertify.