Some Business Analysis skill development and career FAQs

We at i2c Training, have been delivering Business Analysis training for last couple of years and our students come from varied fields and with varied range of experiences. Some of them are fresh out of college while some others are experienced professionals, who were aspiring to be business analysts. Some even came from completely different back ground who were to transition to a business analyst career.

While interacting with our students, we came across some of the standard questions that would be useful for aspiring business analysts.

Only Business Analysis training is sufficient or certification is needed?

Although the role of a business analyst varies from industry to industry and from company to company, the key roles a business analyst performs remain the same. Their role includes set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions.

While one can learn and develop business analysis skill in many ways, an advantage that a business analyst can give to his/her career is to get certified as it can give a proof of competence and help stand out in the field. Also the certified business analysts earn higher than the no certified ones.

What are the business analysis certifications?

There are a quite a few certifications in the field of business analysis as follows but the most prominent one is CBAP certification which is meant for experienced BA professionals and this certification is awarded by IIBA.

  • Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA), by IIBA
  • Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA), by IIBA
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), by IIBA
  • Certified Foundation Level Business Analyst (CFLBA), by IQBBA
  • Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE), by IREB
  • Professional in Business Analysis (PBA), by PMI

How to learn and develop BA skills?

There are many ways to learn and develop the business analysis skills but one must take a systematic progression approach as follows.

  1. Have some basic understanding of business analysis role from business analysts you know
  2. Learn from some free resources available online
  3. If possible, let your manager know about your aspiration and find if you could work along with an existing BA in your project
  4. Go for formal training with training companies that can deliver the following
    1. Concepts, tools and technologies
    2. Hands on training by experienced trainers
    3. Certification prep. Course

Does business analysis training include coding or require some coding experience?

No. Business Analysts are not required to code. However knowledge or prior experience in programming can always help if you aspire to be a business analyst in any IT company. Otherwise also, it can help you understand and interact with the development teams or technical teams with whom you work.

You may have many other questions. In that case, please contact us for guidance and help.

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