Self study for business analysis qualifications
We build online business analysis training courses with two objectives in mind.
- Explain the techniques and approaches essential to practice business analysis
- Support people who self study for business analysis qualifications
Self study for business analysis qualifications
Self study is a very effective way for many people to learn the skills and techniques required to become effective and sought after business analysts.
We realise that people who self study typically have to fund their own training. Because of this, they can find it difficult to pay corporate level prices for accredited business analysis training.
We also appreciate that many organisations are not in a position to obtain the often generous discounts available to others.
The core techniques
Look at articles or job listings aimed at business analysts and you will see the same business analysis skill sets being asked for.
All business analysts use the same or very similar techniques for,
- Data analysis
- Business process improvement
- Business rules
- Requirements engineering
- Person to person communication
These techniques and approaches existed long before the arrival of business analysis certification schemes.
The people associated with Capiro have often been early adopters of these techniques. In some cases, their experience goes back decades. They have used the techniques themselves and have taught hundreds, probably thousands, of people to also use them. They know what works and what doesn't.
Accreditation schemes and exams
The same core techniques and approaches are generally common among the various societies, guilds and institutes that offer exams.
These organisations earn their money when candidates take their exams. They also get paid when they accredit training providers to run their courses.
Capiro was previously accredited by the BCS to run their business analysis courses and exams. We have also worked closely with other accredited providers, either
- Running their courses, or
- Developing new courses for them
We dropped our own BCS accreditation in order to,
- Operate a more flexible business model
- Be able to cater to the needs of people who want to self study
Qualifications for all
We believe that funding should not be a barrier to those people who want to learn about these well established techniques and approaches.
Members and associates of Capiro have used them extensively in change programmes and projects for many years.
Their experience in training business analysts to use the techniques is similarly extensive.
Our courses are developed by people with more than 15 years experience of training people to pass BCS examinations and gain the BCS international diploma in business analysis. These course developers are approved BCS trainers.
Our training courses
We currently provide training courses that support the BCS syllabi for,
- Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
- Foundation Certificate in Business Change
- Modelling Business Processes
The courses should be of interest to,
- Business analysts
- Business architects
- Project managers
- Product managers
The courses are structured to two meet two different priorities:
- Passing the associated exam
- Passing the associated exam and learning additional things about business analysis
Our online training courses contain a mix of techniques. This caters for different preferred styles of learning. The techniques used include,
- Online workbooks
- Case studies and exercises
- Interactive activities
- Online quizzes
Training plans for 2021
Our plans for 2021 involve developing online training courses for all aspects of business analysis, independent of any particular professional body.
We will continue to ensure that our course content aligns with the thinking of leading authorities. These authorities are internationally recognised for the expertise and thought leadership in specific topics. We also have our own authorities and direct links to others.
We intend to supplement our courses with additional information and free training on our website, social media and publications.
Bespoke business analysis courses
We can develop bespoke courses for clients to run on their own learning management system.
As an alternative, we can offer our e-learning expertise to help clients develop their own e-learning.
What customers get from us
Extensive practical experience in business analysis, including agile business analysis. This experience was gained internationally in demanding programme and project environments.
Despite the low cost of our courses, we pride ourselves on providing a highly personal service. This includes support through telephone calls or Zoom where needed.
We have been using the techniques now associated with agile since before that manifesto. We can be very flexible in our support for clients.
We do not offer direct support for applications to take exams.
However, customers can normally take the exams at any Pearson VUE centre world wide.
Pearson VUE centres are currently closed because of the Coronavirus. However, now would be a great time to take your courses at a bargain price. You can prepare for when the exam centres reopen.