BCS Business Analysis Foundation

Online Training for Process Analysis related standards

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BCS Business Analysis Foundation

Business Process Analysis / BCS Business Analysis Foundation
  • Globally renowned and highly valued qualification
  • Ideal for aspiring business analysts
  • Accredited by BCS
  • Case studies and revision modules
  • Practice exams
  • Tutor support

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Key Features

Duration of access:
12 months

Training hours:
18+ hours

Accredited by:
The British Computer Society (BCS)

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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The Foundation Certification in Business Analysis, offered by the British Computer Society (BCS), is an ideal stepping stone for professionals who wish to pursue a career in business analysis. The certification is highly valued and respected by organizations across the globe.  

This online training course is designed to help individuals understand what business analysis is, as well as the roles, skills and core competencies required to be an effective business analyst. With the knowledge and skills acquired through the course, individuals can make valuable contributions that support business improvement teams in real-world projects.   

Business analysts fill a crucial role, liaising between users, departments and other key stakeholders in order to successfully drive changes within their businesses. This online training course aims to provide professionals with a deep understanding of the principles and practices that drive business analysis, enabling them to deliver major benefits to their organizations.

Learners are introduced to the multi-faceted functions of the BA role, along with tools and techniques which can support the work. This includes stakeholder analysis, research, strategy, business case development, risk assessment, documenting process modeling, change management and meeting specifications. The course introduces learners to the tasks related to business analysis, which include documenting and modeling requirements, investigating new opportunities, analyzing strategies, managing stakeholders and collaborating with business improvement teams in order to effectively enable changes.

Benefits for Individuals

This course is designed for individuals who want to understand business analysis, improve business processes or support change initiatives. The course is ideal for:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Change Team Members
  • Change Managers
  • Project Managers

There are no entry-level requirements for this course or its examination, and professionals who get certified will have attained one of the four modules required to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Benefits for Organizations

This BCS Business Analysis Foundation online training course helps employees develop the skills and knowledge required to successfully support business change programs within their organizations. It helps them to better understand business objectives, achieve them more reliably and find the right solutions to business problems.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction and Overview
  • Module 2: What Is Business Analysis?
  • Module 3: The Competencies of a Business Analyst
  • Module 4: Strategy Analysis
  • Module 5: The Business Analysis Process Model
  • Module 6: Investigation Techniques
  • Module 7: Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Module 8: Modelling Business Processes
  • Module 9: Defining the Solution
  • Module 10: Making a Business and Financial Case
  • Module 11: Establishing the Requirements
  • Module 12: Documenting and Managing Requirements
  • Module 13: Modelling Requirements
  • Module 14: Delivering the Requirements
  • Module 15: Delivering the Business Solution
  • Module 16: Exam Simulator


There are no prerequisites or entry requirements for this BCS Foundation course. Passing Foundation level is, however, a prerequisite for moving on to the Practitioner or intermediate-level BA certifications. Passing this exam will also leave candidates with one of the four modules required to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis.

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • 26/40 (65%) required to pass
  • 60 minutes
  • Closed book

The exam voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase for the course. When ready, please contact us at training.support@orbussoftware.com to request your exam voucher.

  • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training 
  • 18+ hours of comprehensive online training content 
  • Exam voucher 
  • Interactive and engaging videos 
  • Exam simulator with mock exams to help you prepare 
  • Additional practice assignments 
  • Study schedule  
  • On/off tracker 
  • Searchable microlearning units and modules 
  • Accessible through multiple devices  
  • Offline player for studying on the move 
  • Access to Orbus Learning Ecosystem  
    • Detailed personal performance report 
    • Community for Business and IT professionals 
    • Resource center (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.) 
    • Support suite 
  • Tutor support  

What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis is a research discipline that enables professionals to facilitate change in an organization by assessing business impacts and employing the right solutions to deliver value to stakeholders.

Who owns this certification?

The Business Analysis Foundation certification is a globally-renowned certification owned by the British Computer Society (BCS), a royally chartered charity that supports people who work in IT.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this online training course has been accredited by The British Computer Society (BCS). It is delivered by our learning partner, Good eLearning, an accredited training provider for BCS.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course or its certification exam.

What is the International Diploma in Business Analysis?

It is a qualification program designed for business and IT professionals who wish to demonstrate their understanding of the best practices associated with business analysis. The Diploma requires four modules to be passed and an oral examination to be taken.

Passing the BCS Business Analysis Foundation examination helps candidates gain one of the four modules required for the diploma. Click here to learn more about this diploma program.

What is the duration of this course?

This course provides 18+ hours of training materials, including all the learning modules and quizzes.

What is the duration of access?

Learners get 6 months of access from the date of purchase.

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not require a manual. However, we highly recommend you complement your training with the Business Analysis Third Edition, the official BCS manual.

What is an exam simulator?

The purpose of the exam simulator is to provide learners with a simulated environment to take a mock examination before attempting the final certification exam.

What is a revision module?

The revision module is an additional module designed to provide learners with a summary of the key topics covered within the course that are important from the perspective of the examination. The module also includes tips and guidance that can help learners with their exam preparation.

How does the on/off tracker work?

The online tracker provides an ideal time duration to complete the course and gives users a reminder when they go off-track. Please note that the tracker is purely a ‘nice to have’ feature that works on a recommended timeframe and does not have any impact on the duration of access.

Which Learning Management System (LMS) is used?

Docebo is the LMS that is integrated into the Orbus Learning Ecosystem.

What are the minimum system and browser requirements?

Click here to view the latest system and browser requirements to efficiently run this course.

How can I get help?

Once you purchase a course and start learning, we have a support suite dedicated to assisting you with your training. For tutor, technical and administrative support, please mail us at training.support@orbussoftware.com.

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

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Key Features

Duration of access:
12 months

Training hours:
18+ hours

Accredited by:
The British Computer Society (BCS)

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

Free Exam Voucher

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certification. The registration fee is {{course.Price | currencySymbol:course.Currency}}.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with BCS Business Analysis Foundation. Orbus Software has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this at https://www.orbussoftware.com/online-training/business-process-analysis/bcs-business-analysis-foundation/. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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