Business Analysis e-Learning Introduction
This Diploma has been developed with the objective of providing learners, a formal method to grow and assess their Business Analysis Skills in a progressive manner. Concepts are taught with quizzes / self-assessments to test understanding and a case study is used for the learner to apply the techniques, where standard solutions / answers are provided. . The learner then returns to the workplace to apply the techniques using their own business environment that they are familiar with. Once the learner has correctly answered the Case Study questions, the assignment will be available, which much be completed at the end of each course, within 2 weeks. Each assignment will be based on the learners working environment, thereby enhancing the skills transfer process. The Diploma in Business Analysis will be presented when a minimum pass mark of 75% is achieved in the final examination and an average pass mark of 60% for assignments. This program can be presented in-house.
The Diploma consists of multiple Courses – listed in this document, you will notice that the assignment is associated with the Course. Each Course consists of multiple topics. A topic may or may not have quizzes / self-assessments (these marks do not impact your assignment and diploma marks). During each Course, there is a case study that MUST be completed to release the assignment at the end of each Course.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does the payment for the Diploma work?
You can choose to “pay as you go” for a fixed price per Course, or you can pay upfront, for a discounted fee. Costs include access to all training material, learner support via e-mail, the marking of the assignments and final exam.
How strict are the time restraints?
With commitment you can realistically complete the Diploma within six (6) months. We promise you that we will complete marking within 2 weeks, we ask that once, you have accessed the assignment, schedule yourself two (2) weeks to complete the assignment. Should you leave the assignment time frame longer, then you will probably forget the theory and it will probably take you longer than 6 months to complete.
What is the average time for student to finish the course?
Most students finish within 6-7 months, so 12 months is more than adequate. We understand that most of our students work and have a social life, therefore the study material per course will take approximately 12 hours to complete, there is a Case Study which follows from one course to the next, which must be completed. There are self-assessments and / or a Case Study for each topic within the Course, for you to test your understanding of the theory. The Case Study will take approximately 4 hours per Course to complete. The assignment will take approximately 3-8 hours to complete per Course.
Are there examinations?
Yes, you must achieve an average of 60% across the assignments (there is one assignment for each Course, therefore 6 assignments), to qualify to write for the final exam. Should you fail an assignment you can resubmit for an additional fee to cover marking costs. In some instances it will be clear that the student will fail the assignment, in those instances, the marker will return the assignment unmarked with suggests for theory revision.
Are there fixed dates for the exams?
The final exam is open book, you can write at your office or at your home. All you need is access to the internet, a printer and scanner. The exam is 3 hours long. The pass mark is 75%, due to the time constraint. The final exam is based on a presented case study for you to analyse, based on the theory you have been presented during training.
How does the Diploma fit in with / compare with the International Institute of Business Analysis (the IIBA) Body of Knowledge (BABOK)?
The material covers the following knowledge areas within the BABOK:
• Enterprise Analysis
• Requirements Planning and Management
• Requirements Elicitation
• Requirements Analysis and Documentation
• Requirements Communication
• Solutions Assessment and Validation