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Professional Certificate in Agile Business Analysis

  • Understand and apply the philosophy, methods, principles and techniques of Agile within the business analysis approach
  • Develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation
  • Attain one of the four modules you need to gain the [BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis]/certifications/ba/advanced-international-diploma-in-business-analysis

Who is it for?

  • The professional certificate is designed for people who want to understand Agile ways of working and how they support the business analysis role
  • Suitable for business analysts, business architects, business managers, and members of their team and project managers

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification

What will I learn?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of business analysis, including:

  • How to describe a range of agile methods (process, roles, principles)
  • The role of business analysis in an agile team
  • The use of agile analysis, modelling and documentation techniques
  • How to analyse business goals and their decomposition
  • How to evaluate whether an agile method is appropriate for a given situation
  • Understanding how to apply user story techniques
  • How to explain the techniques used to plan and manage an iteration

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list.

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme (recommended)

You can take a bundled programme of courses with one of our approved training providers. You’ll find them across the UK and around the world.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last 3 days.

Where can I study?

  • At an approved provider near you
  • At your computer via e-learning or web conference learning

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

What format is the exam?

  • Pass mark is 65%
  • 90 minute, ‘closed book’ exam with two sections. Section A comprises 20 Multiple Choice Questions worth 2 marks each. Section B uses scenarios and asks candidates to answer Multiple Choice Questions and to construct short answer responses to questions.

    Resources to help you study

    Book cover of Business Analysis 3rd edition

    Business Analysis 3rd edition

    This bestselling textbook explores a range of approaches and techniques for business analysis and covers the syllabus for the Business Analysis Foundation Certificate.

    What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

    Become an Associate Member on gaining the certification and enjoy networking opportunities with over 70,000 professionals, as well as access to resources online.
    Map your skills and identify your goals along your career path by following the SFIAplus industry-standard framework.
    Gain an internationally recognised certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world.

    "Studying the BCS certifications keeps my knowledge fresh and alive, giving an extra boost to the tasks I do during my working day"

    Donna Rozycki, Business Analyst, Zurich

    What's next?

    Demonstrate your skills and expertise by gaining the internationally-recognised BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis, available once you have completed 3 other professional-level modules.

    The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

    • Available once you’ve completed the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, and
    • A BCS professional certification in each of the analytical, business and people skills subjects, and
    • 1 additional BCS professional certification in either an analytical or business skills subject

    Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

    Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

    • Designed for senior business analysts with at least 5 years’ experience
    • Validates your experience and expertise as well as your contribution to the wider business analysis community
    • To attain the Advanced Diploma you must gain 4 professional level certifications and complete a portfolio review

    Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

    This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.