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This course is suitable for anyone new to business analysis or anyone wishing to understand the role better, but having already completed courses in the Diploma stream and/or having some experience as a business analyst may be advantageous.
Learners might be in one of the following roles: business analysts, product owners, change managers, business managers or working in an IT delivery project role. Alternatively, learners could be looking to move into a BA role and require the skills covered in this course to progress.
In this Total Learning course, learners will access both digital and live learning to provide the best possible preparation to pass the BCS examination. This includes a Digital stage designed around the Business Analysis Foundation syllabus (July 2021), including sample exam questions, quizzes, and a combination of video and written content.
The 2-day virtual Live event focuses on deepening learners’ understanding of the key topics and involves feedback sessions on exam technique, specifically focused on BCS exam-style questions.
There are no specific prerequisites for this course.
Those delegates taking the BCS certificate will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening whilst on the course doing revision and example examination questions.
You must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license, or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your account manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.
BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs from that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy, which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this, please notify the Exam Administration team using the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.
Following your course, you will be sent an email from BCS asking you to register for your exam. Once you have registered and your exam results become available, you will be able to log back into your account and view your results.
At the end of this course, the learner will be able to
The July 2021 certificate was updated to continuously improve the quality of learning within our professional certifications. In the updated BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering, you’ll learn how to take a systematic approach to eliciting, defining, analysing, validating, documenting, and managing requirements in both Agile and linear project environments.
The certificate includes:
- the Requirements Engineering Framework.
- how to elicit requirements and techniques to use.
- how to collaborate and communicate with stakeholders in the requirements process.
- how to write a user story.
- best practice approaches to document requirements.
- how to manage requirements.
- validating, prioritising, and quality assurance in the requirements process.
- analysing and evaluation of requirements.
This Total Learning course consists of three key stages, all explained during a 1-hour virtual kick off session, which includes a Q&A session:
- Digital stage - up to 15 hours completed over a minimum of three weeks
- Live event – 2 days
- Exam – 1-hour multiple choice BCS exam
The Digital Learning is valid for 3 months from the date of the kick off session
Define Requirements Approach and Project Scope
Learners will examine what a requirement is, the stages of requirements engineering, understand the different factors that can impact the approach taken for requirements engineering, and learn about the contents of a project initiation document.
This module explores different knowledge types, requirements elicitation techniques, and when best to use them. The suitability of these techniques in Agile and linear project environments is also considered.
This module allows learners to explore different categories of requirements, understand the importance of documentation, and different documentation styles, including requirements catalogue entries and user stories.
Build Models and Prototypes to Represent the Requirements
Learners will understand the importance of modelling requirements and will learn how to prepare various UML diagrams, including use case diagrams and class diagrams. Learners will explore how prototyping can be used to elaborate and validate requirements.
Collaborate and Communicate with Stakeholders to Clarify Requirements
This module looks at the responsibilities of different actors in requirements engineering. It explores the purpose and approaches that can be used for requirements validation, and how this may be influenced by Agile methodologies.
Analyse, Prioritise, and Assure the Quality of Requirements
Learners will examine the purpose and techniques that can be used to analyse and prioritise requirements, as well as how to improve the quality of requirements. The purpose of slicing, the application of business rules, and the importance of testability are all considered in this module.
Conduct User analysis and Profiling
This module explores techniques used to analyse roles, the purpose of customer journey maps, and the importance this has on requirements engineering.
Requirements Management and Traceability
This final module examines the rationale and the approach to achieving requirements traceability, the importance and elements of requirements management, and change control.
Complete BCS Diploma in Business Analysis
Book your diploma courses in one simple package with our Complete BCS Diploma in Business Analysis (www.qa.com/BSDCBAD).
- All courses and exams
- Oral exam preparation workshop
- Diploma oral exam
- Exam insurance*
Have you already started your Diploma route and taken some of the required courses? Talk to us about the Complete BCS Business Analysis Diploma upgrade options.
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