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In this course, you will learn the key concepts you need to start your career as a business analyst. You will be taught how to identify what a business needs and determine solutions to business problems

The business analytics course is designed to help students improve their analytical competencies by analyzing and specifying requirements using industry best practices. It focuses on system development concepts such as:

  • Process improvement 
  • Organizational change
  • Strategic planning 
  • Policy development

Course outcomes

Throughout this course, you will learn how to:

  • Elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems
  • Gather and analyze  business requirements 
  • Identify key problems and potential opportunities in enterprises/businesses. 
  • Communicate and assist in implementing the solution package
  • Create effective development and communication plans 
  • Make better and more effective business decisions
  • Develop analytical skills which are constantly in high demand

Give yourself an employment advantage by developing analytical skills that are consistently in high demand. This course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will permit make better and more effective business decisions. 

So, whether you’re an aspiring business analyst or one that’s new to the role – let this course be the first step of a lucrative and satisfying career!

Module 1

  • BA Introduction
  • IT Projects, Software/Project types
  • Team Structure
  • BA Roles and Responsibilities
  • Typical Workday as a Business Analyst
  • Defect Life Cycle (DLC) Phases Introduction
  • Request for Proposal (RFP), Business Case discussion 

Assignment: Software As a Service (SaaS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Web and Window Based, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Business Case, Request For Proposal (RFP), SWOTS, Political, Economic, Social And Technological (PEST), Class Notes

Module 2

  • Documents Discussion
  • Requirements
  • Requirement Gathering Techniques
  • Requirement Types
  • Business Requirements Document (BRD) Discussion
  • Sample BRD/SRS review
  • Project Assigning

Assignment: Requirements, Techniques, Problems, BRD, Class Notes, BRD (Identify Scope and High level Requirements)

Module 3

  • BA Introduction
  • Joint Application Development (JAD)discussion
  • Project Discussion
  • Requirements Review
  • Process Flows - Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • GAP Analysis
  • International Institute of Business Analysis(IIBA) Skills and Knowledge Areas

Assignment: BRD review, Add process flows, GAP, Process Analysis, Business Analysis Body of Knowledge study(BABOK), Class notes

Module 4

  • UML (Unified Modeling Language) Introduction
  • Visio Guide
  • Use Case diagram with example
  • Use Case Script with example
  • Project Charter
  • Project Plan
  • MS Project introduction
  • MS SharePoint
  • SharePoint project creation

Assignment: Add UML to BRD/SRS, Assignment Business Process Visio, SharePoint Hands on, Class Improvement, UML Comparison,  Scrum notes, Class notes

Module 5

  • Activity with Example
  • Data Flow Diagram with Example
  • Introduction to Waterfall Methodology
  • Introduction to Agile Methodology
  • Introduction to Scrum Framework
  • Adaptive vs. Predicative Approach
  •  BA's Role in different software development models

Assignment: Business Process Improvement, UML Comparison, SCRUM, Class Notes

Module 6

  • Practice Exam Group Discussion

Assignment: BA MCQ Preparation

Module 7

  • Dev. Overview
  • Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java Script (J Script), Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), .NET
  • Databases, Structured Query Language (SQL) practice
  • Balsamic Wireframes
  • Testing
  • Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
  • Defect Life Cycle (DLC)
  • Test Levels
  • Sample Test Cases

Assignment: Practice SQL Queries, Class Notes, Create Test Cases

Module 8

  • BA Handbook Discussion
  • Situation Based Discussion
  • Soft Skills

Assignment: Situation based scenarios, Wireframe creation, Domain study Notes

Module 9

  • SQL Quiz
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Quiz
  • Test Types
  • Test Plan, Test Cases
  • Requirements Traceability Meeting (RTM)
  • Manual And Automation Testing Introduction
  • Test Tools
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Plan, UAT Deliverables

Assignment: Create UAT Plan, RTM, Mock up preparation

Module 10

  • Mock up preparation
  • Interview skills
  • Situation based scenarios
  • Tips and tactics

Assignment: Interview Questions Preparation, Situation based scenarios

Our Main Instructors

Akshay has over a decade of experience in teaching software testing (QA) both Manual & Automation testing. He is the founder & CEO of ITWorks101