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Today's Business Analyst training has taken a more important role in the advancement of quality software development projects than ever before. More than a requirements documenter, Business Analyst training requires and understanding and competence of in knowledge areas such as:

  • Requirements Engineering, Requirements Management, Requirements Development, Requirements Change Control, Requirements Traceability, Requirements Verification, and Validation
  • Business Processes and Business Process Management, Data Discovery, and Data Modeling
  • Business Process Automation, Process Improvement, and Process Re-Engineering
  • Risk Analysis, Planning and Software Development Methods, Processes and Techniques, Solution Testing Techniques and Methods, and Enterprise Analysis

LearnQuest's online Business Analyst training is founded on a core curriculum of strategically aligned customizable courses designed to cover all of the above necessary skills.

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The business analyst role has evolved from that of a business procedures analyst to that of a business liaison between the non-technical user community and the technical solution providers. This training course provides proactive, introductory coverage of the knowledge and skills essential to business analysts today and the foreseeable future.

28 PDU’s from PMI and 28 CDU’s from the IIBA

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4 days
Classroom, Online
As corporations strive to discover the ways and means to build better products, the role and expectations of the Business Analyst have dramatically increased. At the core of understanding Requirements Engineering, Business Analysts today are also expected to have knowledge and understanding of the following:
• Business Process Management
• Business Process Modeling
• Risk Analysis
• Enterprise Analysis
• Problem Solution
• Communication

Acting as a Customer Liaison, the Business Analyst in today’s market is faced with needing a vast and diverse set of skills, techniques and knowledge.

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1 hour
Webinar
This is an experiential, hands-on course designed to provide key fundamental concepts of Business Process Modeling. This Business Process Modeling course provides an initial foundation of knowledge, which prepares the student for advanced Business Process Modeling topics.

This training course includes discussions on the value of modeling systems, the process of building models, Business Process Modeling Business Process Modeling Notation, Context Diagramming, Functional Decomposition with data flow modeling, and model verification and validation. This training course is a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises.

This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.

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3 days
Classroom, Online
This Business Requirements course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of requirements development concepts. Beginning with an overview of requirement concepts, students gain understanding of requirement levels and types, requirements flow, characteristics of good requirements, writing good requirements and requirements elicitation techniques, including visual modeling.

In a combined lecture and workshop laden format, students will learn about the various concepts and techniques, as well as how and when to apply them to reduce requirement errors during projects.

This training course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 26 CDU credits.

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4 days
Classroom, Online
This Business Requirements course is designed to provide students with an introduction to requirements management and requirements development concepts. Beginning with an overview of project phases and software development lifecycle, the student is taken through the essential process of requirements management such as requirements documentation, change management, requirements traceability and the role of the BA in the process. In the requirements development process, students gain understanding of requirement levels and types, requirements flow, characteristics of good requirements, writing good requirements and requirements elicitation techniques.

In a combined lecture and workshop format, students will learn about the concepts and techniques, and apply them through creating the relevant artifacts, learning how to customize the approach and artifacts to fit their organization’s needs.

This training course is designed to leverage IBM Rational Requirements Composer in the creation of the requirements management artifacts. You will gain experience in utilizing Requirements Composer for creating, validating and collaborating in the creation and management of requirements and associated artifacts.

This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 32.5 CDU credits.

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5 days
Classroom, Online
This Data Modeling course is designed to provide a foundation for the practical application of the basic data modeling techniques commonly utilized by Business Analysts. Utilizing a combination of lecture, examples and lab exercises, the students are guided through the philosophy, use and creation of the Context Diagram, Data Flow Diagram and Entity Relationship Diagram.

This training course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 13 CDU credits.


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2 days
Classroom, Online
Enterprise Analysis is the set of related activities, techniques and skills that allow the Business Analyst to fully identify the business area, the business need, problem or opportunity. Additionally, it provides the basis to develop, define and analyze potential solutions, justify the investment and resources necessary to implement the necessary solution.

This training course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.


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3 days
Classroom, Online
Enterprise Analysis is Business Analysis activities which provide the foundation for the Business Analyst to identify business needs (business architecture), develop solutions to meet those needs (process understanding) and assist in the long term strategies that position the enterprise in accomplishing its goals.

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1 hour
Webinar
This training course introduces the business analysts to the phases of testing and validation in a software development project. Students will learn the role of the business analysts in the testing process, see how business requirements become the foundation for testing cases and test plans, and gain exposure to the various levels and types of testing organizations utilize to test their products. An overview of quality, assurance and quality initiatives is also part of this training course. In a combined lecture and workshop format, students will be able to apply these concepts in a series of related exercises that enable them to create and refine the various artifacts of testing.

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3 days
Classroom, Online
Requirements make up the primary driving force of any project. The quality of the requirements constitutes the quality of the project. Incomplete or vague requirements create serious project risks and raise the probability of project failure. This training course provides thorough coverage and techniques to identify and document quality requirements that produce a quality product.

21 PDU’s from PMI and 21 CDU’s from the IIBA

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3 days
Classroom, Online
This Business Analysis course is designed to provide key fundamental concepts of Business Analysis. The course provides an initial foundation of knowledge which prepares the student for advanced Business Analysis topics. The course includes discussions of the who, what, how and why of the Business Analyst role and includes such critical skills as: effective Business Analyst communication methods, gathering, documenting, managing and transmitting requirements, the unified process, work products, use cases in a nutshell, UML modeling of use cases, activity diagrams and risk mitigation.

Those individuals who desire to participate in a software development project as a Business Analyst or wish to begin the first steps towards preparation for the Business Analyst certification should take this training course. This training course is designed to be 50% to 75% exercises and discussions depending on the needs and experience of the class participants, and on the number of class days being taught.

This training course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.

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3 days
Classroom, Online
The business analyst has become a pivotal role for information technology projects, responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the key business participants of any project. The business’s needs must be communicated in a way that supports business user validation as well as providing the foundation for the technical staff to design and build a successful solution.

This class focuses on the many types of modeling techniques that are used by the business analyst in system development and provide hands-on experience for attendees to learn how to develop and interpret the models. The techniques taught are compliant with the BABOK® version 2.0 and have been endorsed by the IIBA®.

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4 days
Classroom, Online
Planning, Risk and Estimation for Business Analysts will give the student the step-by-step methodology for successful application of Object Oriented techniques to Business Analysis. By learning and applying these OO techniques, the student will dramatically improve his/her ability to deliver quality Analysis on time and in budget. By appropriately applying the OO process and business re-use techniques, up to 60% of each application developed can be used in future projects, saving even more time and money.

Course Materials Provided:
• Course Manual
• Book – “Now Discover Your Strengths”
• Supplemental materials on CD
o Project Information
o Foundation – a publication on the nature and setup on reuse libraries
o Installable html Unified Process application with examples – this can be used as a template for developing a custom Unified Process
o Unified Process templates
o Estimation application
o Estimation with Use Cases book by Jon Porter
o Exam questions

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3 days
Classroom, Online
This Preparation for the CBAP® Certification Exam course is designed to provide students with preparation for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification. This certification helps Business Analysts get the most out of their experience and demonstrate their expertise within the BA profession. This 3 day course will help you prepare and successfully complete the CBAP® certification.

By the end of this training course, you will have a thorough understanding of The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) Knowledge Areas that defines the responsibilities and skills of a Business Analyst. It explains some of the industry's best practices associated with analysis and provides the knowledge to apply the basic framework for analyzing business problems as outlined by the BABOK® 2.0. Students will be required to complete homework assignments and simulated exams to enable active participation throughout this training course.

This training course is in compliance with BABOK® 2.0 and will help you meet the eligibility criteria of 21 hours of professional development to be eligible for the CBAP® certification.

Students are asked to bring their copy of the BABOK® 2.0 Guide to class. Copies of the BABOK® 2.0 Guide will be available for sale during class.

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3 days
Classroom, Online
This Use Case course is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to building Use Case documents, Use Case models, and Use Case diagrams. The Use Case Workshop training focuses on creating an initial Use Case model that will evolve and adapt as the workshop progresses. Introductory concepts will be discussed, including an introduction to UML and visual modeling, starting a Use Case model, identifying actors, and then adding associations. The workshop will build on the introduction by providing practical techniques to writing essential and subsequent detailed Use Cases.

Students will also be invited to come to class prepared to build Use Cases to manage client specific requirements. This will assure that participants will be able to apply training to everyday projects immediately upon returning to work. This portion of the class can be customized based on client needs.

This training course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This training course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.

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3 days
Classroom, Online
The first step in creating any solution is to review stakeholder needs and analyze what tools are available to address those needs. Without understanding stakeholder requirements, you may find a ...

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2 hours
Self-Paced
Projects rarely go according to plan, and any deviations need to be strictly controlled. Requirements management does this through vigilant tracking techniques, and through consistent and planned communications with stakeholders. ...

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2 hours
Self-Paced
Solutions to business problems are implemented every day, in every size and type of company and industry. But way before solutions are implemented, a business need must be identified, a ...

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2.5 hours
Self-Paced
When you have a set of dependent tasks to complete, it's not feasible to just randomly pick and choose which tasks to perform and in which order. The same is ...

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2.5 hours
Self-Paced
A business analyst doesn't just come up with a viable solution to address a business need. A business analyst is also responsible for studying the viability of the proposed solution ...

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3 hours
Self-Paced
If you want to build a boat, you need to know what is required. You need to check and make sure you have what you require in order to do ...

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2 hours
Self-Paced
Generally taken near the end of a program, Final Exam: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) - BABOK V2.0 aligned enables the learner to test their knowledge in a testing environment.

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4.2 hours
Self-Paced
Often, and usually with the best intentions, organizations hastily overhaul processes or implement new systems in an effort to quickly fix or address a problem, only to discover that it ...

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2 hours
Self-Paced
In business analysis, there is no prescribed route to take. Each project, task, or process initiative is different, and every environment you work in is different. Therefore, it's essential you ...

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2.5 hours
Self-Paced
Most business analyst professionals recognize the importance of identifying and performing business analysis activities in order to successfully deliver requirements and meet project goals. But what about planning and managing ...

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2.5 hours
Self-Paced

International Institute of Business Analysis- Charter Endorsed Education Provider

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the growing field of Business Analysis. Created in 2003, the objectives of the Institute are to develop and maintain professional standards for all aspect of the Business Analyst field. They advocate for certification of Business Analysts and accredit training and professional development providers. The IIBA has become the leading world-wide hub for exchange of information and communication for all people and subject pertaining to the BA field. LearnQuest is a Charter Endorsed Education provider of the IIBA.


Business Analysis Training Courses

These courses help the prospective business analyst develop critical business analysis skills such as the software development lifecycle, effective communication skills, the identification, elicitation, documentation, management and verification of requirements, visual modeling and requirement validation. Those individuals who desire to participate in a software development project as a Business Analyst or wish to begin the first steps towards preparation for the Business Analyst certification should take these courses.

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