BCS Practitioner Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS International (Practitioner) Diploma in Business Analysis offers Business Analysts continuous development throughout their career. It’s built up from four modules:

  • two of them are mandatory for Business Analysts: Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis Practice.
  • two modules are selective and a candidate can choose from a couple of options.

Diploma in Business Analysis

The table below lists the options for Knowledge specialism and Practitioner specialism, from which a delegate can choose from:

Knowledge Specialism Practitioner Specialism
Foundation in Business Analysis Benefits Management and Business Acceptance
Business Change Modelling Business Processes
Commercial Awareness System Modelling Techniques
Systems Development Essentials

More information about these modules can be found here.

Diploma in Business Analysis

A delegate can exchange his 4 certificates into a Diploma in Business Analysis through an oral exam. It is a 50 minutes interview with 2 BCS examinators based on the oral syllabus. Please find more information here.

Expert BA Certification
It is a very new certification consisting of an application, project assignment, interview assessment and continued professional development. The Expert BA Award is designed to recognise the highest levels of capability. Please find more information here.

Source: www.bcs.org

One thought on “BCS Practitioner Diploma in Business Analysis

  1. Carol Brady says:

    The four modules (2 core + 2 specialisms) are excellent, but the oral exam is a killer. It’s somewhat misnamed as an “exam” because the examiners don’t seem to have a list of specific questions, and don’t use anything resembling a marking key. It’s effectively an unstructured interview rather than an exam. As any HR professional will tell you, unstructured interviews are unreliable, because you can’t quantitatively compare candidates, and they allow the interviewer’s personal opinions and biases to affect the outcome. Two of my colleagues completed all 4 modules with good marks, but were unable to make it through the oral “exam”. I managed to pass the oral, but I thought I the process was unnecessarily brutal and would be loathe to suggest that anyone subject themselves to it. But by all means, do the modules.

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