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MindsMapped Online ECBA Certification Training

  • MindsMapped Consulting offer ECBA certification training that help participants understand the core concepts of Business Analysis and IT that help them excel as Business Analysts.
  • The online ECBA training is in line with the Business Analysis body of knowledge by International Institute of Business Analysis.
  • On completion of the course, candidates are ready to attend and succeed in ECBA certification exam.
  • Online ECBA training is conducted by certified professionals who have wide range of experience and/or subject matter experts.
  • ECBA certification aspirants get 21 PDUs of Professional Development Training certificate

Key Features:

21 PDUs

Industry based Project work

Life time access to Knowledge Base

Hands on Project Execution

Resume Preparation and Mock Interviews

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Who is the online ECBA certification training designed for?

  • Are you preparing for ECBA certification and need assistance for passing it?
  • Did you accept a BA position and now you need to know how to perform the job?
  • Are you fresh out of school and need to know how business analysis works in the real world?
  • Are you changing direction from a test analyst to a BA or a Programmer to a BA?
  • Managers who are not business analyst but manage them
  • Do you need to have a clear understanding of the job functions and skills you need to have?
  • Have you been in Business/System Analyst (BA/SA) position for a while but feel like you need to be more proficient in some areas?
  • Are you looking for ECBA certification course that keeps it simple and explains tasks without using technical knowledge/ jargon?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the next step to take?

What would I learn at the end of the Course?

  • Candidates would understand the concepts of various teams in a software project, different stakeholders involved and the dynamics of the team and the role of a Business Analyst (BA) /Systems Analyst (SA) in the software team.
  • Understand the relationship between a Project Manager and a Business Analyst (BA) and responsibilities of a BA/SA in various stages of the SDLC
  • Detailed understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and various software methodologies employed in IT industry like Waterfall, Incremental, Iterative, Spiral, Prototyping, Rational Unified Process and Agile methodologies
  • Enterprise Analysis and the role of a BA/SA in Enterprise Analysis. What is a Business Case, Vision Document, Problem Statement, SWOT Analysis, Project Selection Methods etc.
  • Best Requirements Elicitation Techniques and Practices employed by Business/System Analysts
  • Different types of Requirements – User Requirements, Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Non-Functional Requirements etc.
  • Business Process Modeling /Re-Engineering, Work Flow Modeling and related concepts
  • Requirements Documentation and UML Diagrams like UML Use case Diagrams, Class Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams etc. and how to use Microsoft Visio for those UML Diagrams
  • Requirements Documentation documents like Business Requirements Specification, BRD
  • Requirements Communication and Requirements Management
  • What is Requirements Traceability Matrix and the Change Management Process
  • Basics of Quality Assurance (QA) Software Testing and the role of a Business Analyst in Testing
  • Understanding of CMMi and Six Sigma
  • Basics of Project Management and all the Project Management knowledge areas
  • Hands on Experience on all BA/SA deliverables through assignments/project work
  • Mock Interviews conducted so candidates understand the questions that can be expected in a Business Analyst/System Analyst interview
  • Power Point presentations by candidates on Business Analysis real world subjects to improve their knowledge, communication skills and enhance confidence
  • Basics of SQL for candidates willing to be prepared for System Analyst, Business System Analyst (BSA), or Technical Business Analyst (Tech BA) roles
  • Preparation notes on various domains such as credit cards, banking, financial services, health care etc. for interview prep
  • Candidates would also be able to attend interviews for roles such as Functional Analyst, Requirements Analyst, Business Operations Analyst and other related BA roles.

MindsMapped Online IT Training Features

  • Training courses are designed to ensure that attendees are knowledgeable on the subject to appear and pass ECBA certification exam.
  • If you want to shift your existing career from Non IT to IT, we can prepare you for that role.
  • Online training courses are based on real time examples and case studies to enhance the learning experience.
  • Instructors ensure that online classes are lively and participative making learning a pleasure; our BA Instructors are experienced IT professional with knowledge of various domains.
  • Participants would be given with high quality assignments to gain hands on Business Analyst experience and prepares them to attend interviews confidently.
  • Candidates would be provided access to high quality study material that would be handy on their jobs as well.
  • Attend 50 hours of interactive online classes. Assistance with resume preparation is included in the course.
  • Weekly mock interviews and brush up sessions would be conducted until the candidates land in a job of their choice.
  • There will be a quiz for each module that will ensure you understand the concepts better.
  • You will have lifetime access to all documentation that comes with the course – study materials, assignments, case studies etc. on the knowledge base section of the website
  • Classes are conducted weekday evenings and weekends for your convenience and you can attend the online training from your location.
  • Attend an absolutely free of cost online demo class before deciding on the course.

Who conducts BA classes at MindsMapped?

  • Our BA Instructors are full time employees working as Business Analysts, System Analysts or Consulting Managers for Fortune 500 companies
  • Our Trainers are passionate about teaching and conduct these sessions for MindsMapped
  • Their experience and knowledge helps them bring real world projects and scenarios to the BA classes
  • Instructors ensure that online classes are lively and participative making learning a pleasure

Business Analysis Course Curriculum

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  • Session 1:

    • 1. Introduction to Projects
    • 2. Operations and Projects
    • 3. Who is a Project Manager?
    • 4. What is BA?
    • 5. Who is a BA?BA Roles and Responsibilities
    • 6. Competencies of a BA
    • 7. Relationship between a BA and PM

    Session 2:

    • 1. BA and other “Analyst” roles
    • 2. Customer Needs & IT Needs
    • 3. The Skill Set Of A BA
    • 4. The BA’s Core Knowledge Set
    • 5. What the BA does not do!
    • 6. The Dark side of BA

    Session 3:

    • 1. SDLC
    • 2. Various stages of SDLC
    • 3. SDLC Methodologies
    • 4. Waterfall Model
    • 5. Iterative and Incremental approach
    • 6. BA Body of Knowledge
    • 7. Career Path for a BA
    • 8. What’s the goal? What is being analyzed?

    Session 4:

    • 1. Agile Model
    • 2. Rational Unified Approach
    • 3. Prototyping
    • 4. V-Model
    • 5. Organization Structure and Reporting Relationships
    • 6. Tailoring the BA role for different projects
    • 7. Current Trends in BA
  • Session 5:

    • 1. SWOT Analysis
    • 2. Feasibility Study & Analysis
    • 3. Problem Statement & Goal Statement
    • 4. Project Scope Statement & Vision Document
    • 5. AS IS (current state) and TO BE (future state) Modeling
    • 6. Root Cause Analysis – Fish Bone Diagram

    Session 6:

    • 1. Requirements - Features And Constraints
    • 2. Types Of Requirements
    • 3. Business, User and System Requirements
    • 4. Functional & Non-functional Requirements
    • 5. Requirements Source, Audience And Approval
    • 6. Business Case
    • 7. Questionnaires & Surveys

    Session 7:

    • 1. Who are Stakeholders?
    • 2. Stakeholder categories and Profiles
    • 3. Internal & External Stakeholders
    • 4. Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities
    • 5. Conducting Stakeholder Analysis & Elicitation Plan
    • 6. Observations
    • 7. Prototypes
    • 8. Selecting the appropriate technique

    Session 8:

    • 1. Requirements Elicitation
    • 2. Challenges with Elicitation
    • 3. Requirements Elicitation Techniques
    • 4. Interviews
    • 5. Focus Groups
    • 6. Facilitated Work Shops
    • 7. Group Creativity Techniques
    • 8. Group Decision Making Techniques
  • Session 9:

    • 1. Evaluating, Selecting and Prioritizing Requirements
    • 2. Assess alternatives
    • 3. Building a Model of the Solution – Business Process & Data Process Flow
    • 4. Understanding & Developing Story Boards
    • 5. Developing output mockups or prototypes
    • 6. Obtaining Stakeholder confirmation
    • 7. Identifying appropriate detail level

    Session 10:

    • 1. Requirements Development Plan
    • 2. Selecting Requirements Development templates
    • 3. Organizing the Facts
    • 4. Business Rules
    • 5. User Attributes
    • 6. Flowcharts
    • 7. Data Requirements
    • 8. Decision Trees and Decision Tables
    • 9. How much time should be spent on Requirements

    Session 11:

    • 1. Use Case Diagrams
    • 2. Basic Flow, Alternate Flows & Exception Flows
    • 3. How Use Case Diagrams Show Relationships
    • 4. Paths and Scenarios
    • 5. Class Diagrams
    • 6. Sequence Diagrams
    • 7. Activity Diagrams
    • 8. Wireframes
    • 9. Implementing Just enough Requirements
    • 10. Basics of SQL

    Session 12:

    • 1. An examination of why people resist change
    • 2. Change Management
    • 3. BA’s role in managing change
    • 4. How Requirements become Un-Managed
    • 5. Requirements Traceability & Change Control
    • 6. When Requirements Collide: Alternative DecisionMaking Approaches
  • Session 13:

    • 1. Preparing and making the presentation
    • 2. Description of solution
    • 3. Establishing your objective
    • 4. Doing audience analysis
    • 5. Organizing your ideas
    • 6. Using visuals

    Session 14:

    • 1. QA and QC
    • 2. BA’s Role in Testing
    • 3. Use Case vs Test Case
    • 4. Requirements Validation Techniques
    • 5. Unit Testing
    • 6. System Testing
    • 7. Integration Testing

    Session 15:

    • 1. Rehearsing
    • 2. Regression Testing
    • 3. BA Resume Preparation
    • 4. Interview Qs & Preparation
    • 5. Domains Discussion
    • 6. Project Work

Frequently Asked Business Analyst Questions

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Business analysis involves in understanding how organizations work to accomplish their purposes and defining the capabilities required for providing products and services to external stakeholders.

  • What is the average salary of a Business Analyst?
  • The average business analyst salary in the US is $91,512. This number rose significantly and is more than double the median household income.

  • What are the best certifications for BA?
  • The most widely accepted and respected certifications are Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

  • Why should I get certified in Business Analyst?
  • There are many good reasons to earn a professional certification like increased income, professional development opportunities, advanced career potential.

  • What problems does business analysis solve?
  • Business Analysis professionals help to make work a lot easier to understand by dividing it down into smaller and more manageable unit. Tasks such as testing and developing of codes are also made easier by business analysis professional as a result. Besides this business analysis professionals convey all the messages between stakeholders, facilitators and partners. These things help in improving productivity of business.

  • I am in the non-IT job; can I become a business analyst?
  • Yes, you can become a business analyst. Spend a good time in knowing and understanding business analyst roles, tasks, responsibilities. With good preparation only you can become a business analyst.

  • What is the future for Business Analyst?
  • In future, the number of Business Analysts is expected to grow much faster than the other average career. Only people with proper training have got good job prospects like Director, Manager in a corporate hierarchy.

  • What are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst?
  • The business analysts main objective is assisting businesses implement technology solutions in a very cost-effective way by finding the requirements of a project, and communicating them to partners, stakeholders, and facilitators.

  • What is the use of case study diagrams?
  • Use case diagram is usually used by a business analyst to understand the project. It offers a pictorial view of the project, so anybody with no or minimal technical knowledge can easily understand the status of the project.

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