COURSE DESCRIPTION

Business analysis has become a key ingredient in defining whether a business idea or mission would succeed or fail and recent statistics have shown that most businesses fail or record losses due to poor business analysis.

This current trend has further underlined the necessity of being a business analyst for your own business outfit or for another where you desire to work especially in this century of economic fragility.

The business analysis certification course is a flexible program that offers you such value that far exceeds the cost of a losing out in a business or losing the business altogether. The course is designed based on research and history to help you identify the needs and challenges in every business and how best to tackle and address them in record time.

The course is embedded with fundamental lessons that makes you a qualified and certified business analyst that is equipped to solve complex business problems and create solutions and precautionary measures to avoid losses in business or an entire business loss.

Our course makes you a business analyst who has the relevant competencies including communication skills, interactive skills, analytical thinking and problem solving techniques in the 21st century business world.

In addition to all these, the course ends with a certification which proves your knowledge of business analysis and make your job pitch outstanding and competitive.

The main objective of the course is to ensure that her students become expert in business analysis through fundamental education on the history, present and future of business analysis and the procedural framework and applications employed for good business analysis. Other objectives include understanding and attaining the fundamental competencies required for a successful business analysis career.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Analysis

Importance of BA in the industry

Roles and Responsibilities of BA

Skills required for the role

Deliverables of a BA

Lesson 2: SDLC

What is SDLC?

Different phases of SDLC

How as a BA we get involved in different phases of SDLC?

Lesson 3: Requirement Engineering

What is a Requirement Engineering?

Problems with Requirement Practices

Different Requirement Engineering Tasks

Processes to be followed to gather requirements

Typical questions to be asked for the business team while gathering requirements

Lesson 4: Use Cases

What is a Use Case?

Different sections of a use case document

How to prepare a use case document?

Use Case Templates

Real life example of a use case document

Assignment on Use Case document

Lesson 5: Software Development Methodologies

What are the various software development methodologies?

Pros and cons of each of the methodologies

How as a BA we get involved in the different methodologies?

Which are the most popular methodologies?

Detailed discussion of Agile methodology

Scrum

Lesson 6: Exercises/Project Work

6-7 Writing functional requirements, use cases and Agile Stories

Hands-on exercises to prepare you well for a BA job

UC diagrams, Mock-up screen

Lesson 7: Project Management concepts

Roles and responsibilities of a project manager

What can be the involvement of BA in Project Planning?

Lesson 8: Requirement Prioritization

Why to prioritize requirements

Factors to consider while prioritizing requirements

Participants of Requirement Prioritization

Process to follow while prioritizing requirements

Requirement Prioritization Model

Lesson 9: Traceability Matrix

Purpose of Traceability

Significance of Traceability

What is Traceability Matrix?

Why it is used

How traceability matrix is used to do a Gap Analysis

Lesson 10: Flow Chart

What is a flow chart diagram?

Different symbols used in a Flow chart diagram

How flow chart diagram is used in a software project

How flow chart diagrams can be drawn using Microsoft Visio

Real life example of a flow chart diagram

Lesson 11: UML

What is UML?

Why it is used

UML Diagrams (Activity, Use Case)

Lesson 12: Change Management, Defect Management

Lesson 13: System Requirement Specification

What is a SRS document?

What are the various sections of SRS document?

How a SRS document is prepared?

SRS document template

Lesson 14: Wireframes or Mock-ups

What is a wireframe

Why is wireframe used

How a wireframe can be drawn using Microsoft Visio?

An example wireframe

Lesson 15: Testing

Basic concepts of Software testing

Different types of testing

Difference between Manual and automation testing

Various levels of software testing

Testing artifacts

Step by step process of software testing

Test case document

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FAQ

What are the key objectives of the course?

Business analysis is a research discipline that is targeted at identifying business needs and challenges and proffering solutions to them. The key objectives of business analysis certificate course are to equip you with the knowledge, resources and competencies make you a successful business analysis.

Will the sessions be live or pre-recorded?

Each session on the timetable will be live in order to allow you to ask your questions and make contributions where necessary.

What if I miss a class?

Each session will be recorded and sent to your dashboard. However, when you miss a class, you won’t have the opportunity to ask questions or make contributions during the class, but you could listen to the questions your colleagues asked during the live session.

What are the pre-requisites for this course?

A basic understanding in business related courses such as accounting, business management, commerce, insurance, marketing, etc.

Who are the trainers for this course?

The course trainers are experienced experts in the relevant fields and associate fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence. These experts have been selected from a pool of many based on the criteria of the ability to not only understand the key concepts but also impart it into others and transform them into better experts.

What are the available payment options?

Payments can be made using any of the following options. You will be emailed a receipt after the payment is made.

  • Visa Credit or Debit card
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diner’s Club
  • PayPal

Can I cancel my enrollment and will I get a refund?

Yes you can, and if you do, you’ll get a monetary refund excluding administration charges.

I'm not satisfied with the description here, can I know more?

If the information given out here isn’t sufficient to convince you or educate you about the course you could easily contact our customer service through the different channels that have been listed here or you could just fill out the response form on your dashboard and our representatives will be hands on to give all the information you need.

How long does it take after the exams to be awarded the certification?

Two weeks. Exactly 14 days after.

How long is certificate valid?

The certificate for this course last for a lifetime and remain valid throughout the same period.

Who authorizes the certificate?

Our associate tertiary institutions authorize the certificates directly.

How many times could I repeat the exams?

Each student could only re-sit for an exam once. After this, if you’re not still able to pass, you’ll undertake a four weekend revision program to prepare you for the second re-sit. If after this and you’re still unable to pass, you’ll be enrolled with the next set of students to begin the course all over again.

What is the code of conduct during the course?

During the course, you’re expected conduct yourself according to the code of conduct agreement that is signed during the enrollment process. Failure to do this may attract penalties.

What is covered under the 24/7 Support?

We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls.  

This period gives you support well as expose you to other analysts in our community forum.

What's the next course after this?

There are numerous courses that are useful in supporting your knowledge for this particular course. At the end of this course, you’ll be exposed to them, which will help you make a next step choice.

Trainer

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Dr Sam Swapn

Dr. Sam Swapn has got more than two decades of Project Management Experience from FORTUNE 500 to a Start Up company in the oil sector, banking sector, technology, and software development verticals. He teaches PMP, Agile, & Business Analysis courses. And he also co-teaches Scrum.

He has obtained his Doctorate Degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in Business after his MBA, MA, BSc degrees.

He is a Professor at a local University and teaches Project Management, Strategy, Leadership, Change Management, Green Business, and Outsourcing Management related courses.

He teaches Project Management at many other Universities in the Bay Area and been on Board of Directors for PMI Silicon Valley, GGU Alumni Board, and is the President for FIEG- an entrepreneurs forum.

He has taught Project Management to practicing managers at reputed companies such as Google. He received the prestigious Indira Gandhi Award for his seminal work during his PhD program.

He has published two books, written several articles in journals, and presented his papers in many conferences of international repute.

Dr. Sam has been teaching Project Management for last ten years and taught hundreds of Boot Camps & month long batches.

Exam and certification

Upon completion of all the online classes, practical exhibitions and offline mentorship, you’ll be examined and this examination will cut across everything that you have been thought and exposed to.

The examination will be a multiple choice question exam and it will be carried out online within a stipulated time and your results will be sent to your email within 48 hours of completion.

Once you passed the exams, you’ll be awarded a certificate that will attest to your new skills. The certificate will remain valid for a lifetime and will showcase you as a machine learning engineer or expert and a data analyst.

Training Format

The course will last for a minimum of five weekends. During this period, every session will last for 4 hours between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM and there will be two sessions for each weekend, that is, one on Saturday and another on Sunday. After the classes, there will be in-depth case study sessions that will help understand the theories and retain their application procedures.

In addition, there will also be a 24/7 support and periodic mentorship sessions to enable you work with models and projects off classes.

In addition to this, you’ll be integrated into an unlimited access to resources and courseware and retrospective games that will always improve your theoretical knowledge and practical skills and this will be a lifetime access even after the course.

Take your career next level with Business Analysis Certification Course