Organizations are seeking skilled employees to help embrace, implement, and manage the evolution of changes successfully. There are many business challenges, government regulations, market demands, information technology needs, and strategic opportunities that compel organizations to initiate projects that drive change in organizations. Business analysis is the practice that aims at moving an organization from its current state to a defined future state to achieve its strategic objectives.
The Business Analyst program is based upon the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) standards and best practices. IIBA is the global organization and leader for the voice of the business analysis community with global standards and international certifications for the profession. The Business Analyst program provides the business analysis professional development units for IIBA Business Analysis Certification exams.
In this program, you will learn about the role and required skills of the business analyst as it relates to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), how to develop use cases into detailed business requirements, and how to implement different testing techniques that accompany the SDLC to verify a successful client project installation.
Learn how to participate on any project team and understand the Agile roles and responsibilities. Agile Fundamentals is the most widely used Agile Methodology, Scrum, for managing software development projects. Many organizations are changing the way software development projects are implemented. Completing the Agile Fundamentals course will increase your opportunities for IT careers in the software development and IT arena.
To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.
*Additional Testing required for certifications.
IIBA® Academic Program Member
Midlands Technical College is the first academic institution in South Carolina to have a relationship with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) organization through IIBA’s Academic Program. Because of the partnership, MTC’s Business Analyst Training Certificate program is endorsed and approved for Professional Development Units and preparation for IIBA Business Analysis certification exams.
How to Enroll
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Prerequisites: You should have at the minimum an associate’s degree or two years of experience in a particular field to enter this program.
To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete the courses within a two-year period.
Additional testing required for certifications. You will be eligible to take the IIBA Entry-Level Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam after successful program completion.
Class Delivery Methods
|Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
|100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
|Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
|100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Business Analysis: The Analyst's Role During the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Learn tools and techniques to write non-ambiguous functional requirements and understand the business analyst role in waterfall and agile environments. Understand how to develop the right requirements to build the right product with optimal value for the customer. Learn the right questions to interview end-users, and facilitate requirement workshops using root cause analysis and techniques to discover functional and non-functional requirements. Learn acceptance criteria for requirements based on customer expectations. Develop business analysis documentation (business analysis plan, a business requirement specification document, a requirement traceability matrix, and context diagrams) to demonstrate the wealth of knowledge of the Business Analyst's role in each phase of the SDLC on a project. Course objectives aligned with the IIBA objectives.
Business Analysis: Use Cases to Functional Requirements
Learn tools and techniques to understand the scope of work on a project and determine which parts of business use cases can be automated. Learn to identify business events that take place within an organization to model the business event by writing use cases. Learn to identify detailed process steps and system interactions. Learn the difference between business and product use cases. Learn to write different types of use cases and the required elements for each using business requirements documentation. Facilitate, collaborate, and communicate your understanding of stakeholder requirements for verification and validation. Prerequisites: Business Analysis: The Analysts Role during the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Course objectives aligned with the IIBA objectives.
Business Analysis: In-Depth Software Testing
Learn the different phases of the Software Testing Life Cycle. Learn to write detailed test plans and test cases to test the requirements and use cases. Learn to develop pre and post conditions, enter and exit criteria, and identify testing environments required for each phase of testing. Learn to write test reports for tracking defeats using the IEEE standard for software testing and their associated testing templates. Prerequisites: Business Analysis: The Analyst's Role during the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Business Analysis: Use Cases to Functional Requirements. Course objectives aligned with the IIBA objectives.
This course provides you with the Agile values and principles to incorporate Agile methodologies into your organization. To be successful in delivering software using Agile methods, you must have a strong and stable agile mindset. This course focuses on being Agile before doing Agile and provides a common foundation for making decisions about the best way to develop software using agile values and principles and introduces you to PMI's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. This course prepares you for the Professional Scrum Master 1 (PSM1) certification. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the software development life cycle (SDLC).
Not including fees and equipment
Business analysts are responsible for analyzing a company's computer system, workflow, and finding ways to improve their overall IT systems in a cost-effective way. They also interact regularly with business stakeholders and experts to better understand the needs of the company. Business analysts are employed in public and private organizations, both large and small.
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Where Can I Work?
- Software Companies
- Insurance Companies
What’s next after I complete this program?
Obtain IIBA's Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) and Professional Scrum Master 1 (PSM1) Certification
The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) certification recognizes individuals ready to develop their business analysis skills, knowledge and behaviors as practicing business analysis professionals. People who have passed PSM I, achieving certification, demonstrate a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. PSM I certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams. PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum.
Further Your Education
Advance or specialize in your career to become a process analyst or enterprise analyst.