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Perhaps you want to become a professional business analyst or even pursue the Certified Professional Business Analyst (CBAP) designation. In any case, you may wish to seek training from providers affiliated with the International Institute of Business Analysis ( IIBA).
Global Information Technology is certified “IIBA Endorsed Education Provider” The IIBA EEP program’s goal is to help IIBA members identify education providers that offer courses on business analysis that are aligned with the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®).
At a course level, Global Information Technology’s learning solutions have been evaluated by the IIBA and earned the IIBA course endorsement.
This course is aimed to take one to become an intermediate to advanced business analyst. The course is tailored for new business analyst and experienced professionals alike. Most participants are experienced IT personnel seeking a career change and college graduates exploring the career of business analysis. The domain and technology independent discipline of Business Analysis is tutored with the unified methods practiced in the industry. The analysis and documenting of business process using the principles of the UML are taught with relevant practical examples. Students are given individual assignments and group projects to enable them to face the real world with the skills required to perform analysis in the respective domain. Apart from building a strong conceptual knowledge, the course also provides hands-on tools training.
The prerequisites for being a BA are having intermediate communication skills and intermediate knowledge of MS-Office. As a new business analyst you will be interacting with a number of people in a company, so clearly able to express yourself is key. Also you will be involved with documentation of the requirements so having some knowledge of MS-Word is necessary. Good writing skills are a must. Our recommendation of pre-requisites or background: Its good to have some work experience ( in any capacity ) in a professional company in the last 5 years or a degree in Business, MIS, Engineering or Computers or any IT training such as Java, Oracle or etc. completed in the last 5 years.
Business Analyst jobs are always in demand, we have seen a lot of placements in Detroit. Due to the unique nature of the Business Analyst job, there are exceptional opportunities anywhere in the US, all one needs to do is search for the term “business analyst” in dice.com, monster.com or indeed.com to check the market needs for a business analyst. Every day we see about 3 to 5 BA opportunities that come across our way ( these are not positions in Dice or any other Job Sites, they are internal requests, from partners, existing consultants and our industry contacts).
Business analysts are responsible for improving a company’s competitiveness and performance across a broad spectrum of criteria. They often specialize in a particular area, such as inventory management, technology or corporate structure – or in an industry like healthcare or information technology, among others. Business analysts may oversee teams or work independently to solve problems and address challenges. In today’s complex, global business environment, firms continually require the skills of these experts to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage.
BLS reports showed that the median annual income for all management analysts, including business analysts, was $75,250. The middle 50% earned between $55,820 and $101,410. Salaries for the lowest 10% were around $42,550, while the highest 10% brought in upwards of $134,820. Recent bachelor’s graduates will usually start out toward the lower end of the range. The top salaries generally go to business analysts with extensive experience and advanced education.
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, employment of management analysts – including business analysts – is expected to soar in coming years. Job growth will occur as industry and government continue to demand the expertise of these professionals to improve performance. With this profession’s high earnings potential, competition for jobs should be strong. Business analysts with specialized experience or an advanced degree are likely to enjoy the best career prospects.
The course introduces students to Healthcare, Insurance, B2B/ B2C, Retail & Web 2.0 domains. Students will gain a good understanding of major areas in these domains, some domain specific knowledge is incorporated in the sessions.
The course typically lasts 6 weeks; it’s very comprehensive and very hands-on. Also the gap during the week allows the students to fully study and gain a strong understanding and practice what is being taught in the class.
Programming knowledge is not a requirement at all. UML, is a short for Unified Modeling Language, is not a programming language but simply an modeling tool that helps you draw models/diagrams that represent a business process.
It’s helpful for analyst to have a knowledge of the capabilities of SQL. Hence, Structure Query Language ( SQL) is included in our BA course.
Working as independent consultants or employed by large organizations, business analysts bring highly sought-after expertise to companies of all types and sizes. Evaluating and solving business challenges is the strong suit of these professionals; to accomplish this, they collect, review and analyze information that enables them to make sound recommendations.
In their efforts to find new ways to control costs, increase efficiency or improve sales, business analysts may research other companies and industries to compare and measure performance guidelines. They typically prepare reports that summarize their findings and recommendations, and may also present their analysis to executive management in high-level meetings.
Business analysts often specialize in a particular industry, such as telecommunications or energy. Or, they may work in a specific area of business, like marketing, human resources or supply chain management or Finance. Others – especially those working for smaller firms – may serve as general practitioners. In all settings, the job of these professionals is to define a problem, collect and analyze data pertaining to it, evaluate company processes and procedures, and ultimately recommend and deploy strategies designed to solve the issue.
Most business analysts work in corporate offices. They may be required to travel to other local, regional or international facilities, and attend off-site conferences and meetings. Business analysts typically work a standard a 40-hour week, but flexible hours and overtime may be sometimes be required.
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