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Enrolments: 213,344

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 206,206

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis

8,798 enrolled

The target audiences for this Short Course are those that:

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  • Are interested in pursuing a career as a Business Analyst
  • Want to find out about the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts
  • Want to be able to work more effectively with Business Analysts
  • Are Interested in pursuing the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis from Business Analyst International Qualifications (BAIQ)

This short course ran over 5 weeks in July and August 2016.

This course is free to undertake.

Please note that this short course ran over 5 weeks in June 2016. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

Difficulty
■■■■ Intermediate
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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled8,798 students
CostFree!

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Course Schedule

(Recordings of the Webinars will be available if you are unable to make the live event)

Week 1:

Introduction and Requirements Elicitation

 

  • The role and purpose of business analysis
  • The nature and importance of requirements
  • Defining the nature of the problem or objective
  • The elicitation of requirements

Week 2:

Analysing and Documenting Requirements

 
  • Understanding and categorising requirements
  • Defining and recording requirements to work with
  • The requirements catalogue
  • Use case modelling

Week 3:

Validating and Managing Requirements

 
  • Confirming and sharing requirements
  • Getting stakeholders aligned
  • Requirements traceability
  • Changes to requirements

Week 4:

Tools and Techniques

 
  • Overview of tools for analysis
  • Using tools to get results
  • Business analysis tools for non-analysts
  • Change/project management

Week 5:

Exam Week

 

A free open-book online test:

  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions – Pass Mark 50%
  • Duration: 1 hour

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis (ICBA) course and exam from Business Analysis International Qualifications (BAIQ), as well as what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via Online Education with Charles Sturt University.

Question 2: Who presented the webinars?

The Webinars were presented by Brenton Burchmore. Brenton is our senior industry-based lecturer and course designer for business subjects. With over 20 years of industry experience, Brenton has overhauled and implemented systems, processes, procedures and software using business analysis techniques and methods. He now brings this practical BA experience to our Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis Short Course.

Question 3: Will this short course fully prepare me for the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis (ICBA) from Business Analyst International Qualifications (BAIQ)?

No – it is not possible to cover the full curriculum of the certification during the short course but a discounted package of self study and exam voucher will be available for purchase at the end of the course.   

Question 4: What are the employment prospects for Business Analysts?

The job market for Business Analysis has expanded rapidly since the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) was established in Canada in October 2003 with IIBA membership in 2015 growing to 29,000 members in 115 chapters on 6 continents. The Australian Government Job Outlook website predicts that there will be very strong growth in the number of ICT Business and Systems Analysts in the next 5 years with the total numbers employed in the sector projected to rise from 25,900 in 2014 to 30,900 in 2019. Finally, a search for Business Analyst on the www.seek.com.au website shows that in June 2016, there was 1,472 vacancies for Business Analysts. 

Question 5: Is there a final exam?

Yes – the exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Question 6: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 7: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.

Question 8: Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No – all materials will be supplied to you.

Question 9: Will the sessions be recorded, posted and accessible later if I was unable to attend a lecture?

Yes – the sessions were recorded and you will be able to access them if you miss the live event.