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Core Competencies for the Business Analyst

  •  day(s)Duration
  • 14 CDU/1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • BA111Course Code

While specific functions of business analysts vary depending on the industry and on the size and structure of an organization, there are nonetheless core competencies required of the business analyst (BA) as he or she attempts to understand the business needs of stakeholders and determine solutions to business problems.

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is an international not-for-profit association for BA professionals. Its Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) identifies best practices for the business analyst in six Knowledge Areas.

This course explores the BA role, core BA functions, and the BABOK. Practical tasks and techniques are presented to equip the BA with the skills and knowledge required to practice all the Knowledge Areas of the BABOK, from preparing a business case to validating implemented solutions.

Key characteristics that differentiate this course from others include:

Mapping to the IIBA Body of Knowledge

Corporate Education Group (CEG) is designated by the IIBA as a Charter Endorsed Education Provider. This course supports understanding of the following Knowledge Areas and is 100% compliant with IIBA's current Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK):

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements Management and Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Assessment and Validation
Experiential Training

Two case studies are integrated into the course to allow participants to view demonstrations of work products and techniques and then apply learned skills within a consistent context. Much of the class time is devoted to exercises in which participants can practice the skills being taught.


The course is written and delivered by professionals with extensive experience in business analysis.

Applied Focus

The Participant Guide includes many job aids that are referenced throughout the course and available to the participant after training;these include work product templates and samples, as well as checklists for processes and best practices.

Course Schedule
#Days Fee Date Location
2 $1,595 9.14.16 – 9.15.16 Boston Area


For scheduling information beyond the above dates, call 1.800.288.7246 (US Only) or +1.978.649.8200.

  • This course is also available in a Virtual Instructor-led format. Click here for more information.

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