Entry Certificate in Business Analysis is for individuals who are aspiring to start a career in business analysis backed by quality training, knowledge framework and an international business analysis certification from a global organisation known for business analysis. This business analysis certification is suitable for students who are just graduating or pursuing MBA / those who would like to change their career / analysts and managers who would like to get a good insight on business analysis. For advanced certifications in business analysis, please refer to Certificate of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). For details related to our programs please visit the links Classroom Programs and Online Programs. For details related to the list of ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP® examination centres, please visit Exam Centres.

Eligibility: Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™

No previous business analysis work experience required. Hence more suitable for someone who would like to start a career in business analysis. Must have earned 21 hours of professional development in the last 4 years. Fhyzics issues 21 hours of PDU certification on completion of the business analysis training.

Syllabus: Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™

Chapter-1: Introduction
Introduction - Purpose of the BABOK® Guide - What is Business Analysis? - Who is a Business Analyst? - Structure of the BABOK® Guide

Chapter-2: Business Analysis Key Concepts
The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ - Key Terms - Requirements Classification Schema - Stakeholders - Requirements and Designs

Chapter-3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
Plan Business Analysis Approach - Plan Stakeholder Engagement - Plan Business Analysis Governance - Plan Business Analysis Information Management - Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Chapter-4: Elicitation and Collaboration
Prepare for Elicitation - Conduct Elicitation - Confirm Elicitation Results - Communicate Business Analysis Information - Manage Stakeholder Collaboration

Chapter-5: Requirements Life Cycle Management
Trace Requirements - Maintain Requirements - Prioritize Requirements - Assess Requirements Changes - Approve Requirements

Chapter-6: Strategy Analysis
Analyze Current State - Define Future State - Assess Risks - Define Change Strategy

Chapter-7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Specify and Model Requirements - Verify Requirements - Validate Requirements - Define Requirements Architecture  - Define Design Options - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Chapter-8: Solution Evaluation
Measure Solution Performance - Analyze Performance Measures - Assess Solution Limitations - Assess Enterprise Limitations  - Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

Chapter-9: Underlying Competencies
Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving - Behavioural Characteristics - Business Knowledge - Communication Skills - Interaction Skills - Tools and Technology

Chapter-10: Techniques
Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria - Backlog Management - Balanced Scorecard - Benchmarking and Market Analysis - Brainstorming - Business Capability Analysis - Business Cases - Business Model Canvas - Business Rules Analysis - Collaborative Games - Concept Modelling - Data Dictionary - Data Flow Diagrams -  Data Mining - Data Modelling - Decision Analysis - Decision Modelling - Document Analysis - Estimation - Financial Analysis - Focus Groups - Functional Decomposition - Glossary - Interface Analysis - Interviews - Item Tracking - Lessons Learned Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - Mind Mapping - Non-Functional Requirements Analysis - Observation - Organizational Modelling - Prioritization - Process Analysis - Process Modelling - Prototyping Reviews - Risk Analysis and Management - Roles and Permissions Matrix  - Root Cause Analysis - Scope Modelling - Sequence Diagrams - Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas - State Modelling - Survey or Questionnaire - SWOT Analysis - Use Cases and Scenarios - User Stories - Vendor Assessment - Workshops

Chapter-11: Perspectives
The Agile Perspective - The Business Intelligence Perspective - The Information Technology Perspective - The Business Architecture Perspective - The Business Process Management Perspective

Examination: Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis is a one-hour examination with 50 multiple-choice questions. The syllabus is based on Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) v3.0. By completing our training one can confidently face this examination and attain ECBA™ certification credential.