Business Analysis Career Path

Business Analysis is one of the most sought-after and rapidly growing areas of expertise in business and government today.


Getting Started

For anyone getting started in Business Analysis, we recommend the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate course (4 days) as the best starting point. This is an internationally-recognised qualification that focusses on the “what” and “when” of business analysis and gives everybody a common frame of reference. It has an organisational orientation and provides great value both to the individual and to the organisation.

We offer Business Analysis Foundation on our public training schedule on a regular basis in several cities.


Next Steps

Once the Foundation Certificate has been attained, the next step in the Business Analysis professional career path is to consider the CCBA (Certification of Competency in Business Analysis) and subsequently the CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) certifications. These certifications are from IIBA (the International Institute of Business Analysis) and are geared to the individual as a practising professional.  They have a prerequisite of 3,750 and 7,500 hours business analysis experience respectively.  Our Business Analysis Lead Trainer is qualified in both BCS and IIBA certifications.  However, we offer CCBA and CBAP only on an in-house basis, not on the public schedule. 



In 2016 the IIBA added ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis) to its portfolio. We however recommend  the BCS Business Analysis Foundation (BAF) as the more robust starting point.  BAF very comprehensively deals with the “what” and “when” of business analysis and has stronger value and relevance from an organisational perspective.  The video below has some useful points.


Getting started in Business Analysis – ECBA or BCS?



Business Analysis Training Program

To book a course and for dates, fees and full course details, just click the image next to the course name.