How To Become a Business Analyst

There is an increasing demand for professionals who operate at the intersection of business and IT, or in other words, an increasing demand for business analysts.

How To Become a Business Analyst

How to become a Business Analyst

Before we answer the question of how you can become a business analyst, let’s first clarify what we mean by business analysis in general.

How to become a business analyst

What is Business Analyses?

A business analyst is a person who analyzes an organization or business domain and documents its business processes, or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology. Business analysis could thus be summarized as the research discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. Business Analysts are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business. As our society continues to digitize further and faster, especially considering the developments of the 4th industrial revolution, with innovations like IOT, Edge Computing and AI, we see an increasing demand for professionals who operate at the intersection of business and IT: business analysts.

How to become a Business Analyst?

Of course, the most important thing is to gain work experience in this field. But to do your job as a business analyst well, you also need certain skills. You can gain these skills in a training course. Through official certifications, you can eventually prove to potential employers that you qualify for the job. But which training courses and exams should you take?

BPMN Training

A BPMN 2 Training is the first step in your business analysis career path. In a BPMN training, you learn to model complex business processes in the BPMN 2 language, which works well with UML (wikipedia). After you mastered BPMN, it’s time to prove your skills with an official certification. 

BCS Foundation Certificate

The BCS Foundation (link3) Certificate in Business Analysis is the second step in your business analysis career path. The certification is valued by employers around the world. Over 100.000 professionals have a BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, which shows you possess foundational knowledge of all 30+ personal, business and professional skills that are needed for a professional who operates at the interaction of business and IT.

 

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