Are you a business analyst who also does testing? Or a tester who also writes or reviews requirements? If so, you will be happy to know that ASTQB offers a Business Analyst Foundation Level Certification to enhance the analysis skills of everyone that writes, reviews or maintains requirements.
Business Analysis: Overview
Business analysis is the set of tasks, knowledge, tools and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems. Business analysis as a discipline has a heavy overlap with requirements engineering, but focuses on identifying the changes to an organization that are required for it to achieve strategic goals. These changes include changes to strategies, structures, policies, processes, and information systems. Effective business analysis combined with innovation allows to achieve completive advantage and distinguishes your company from others.
IQBBA BUSINESS ANALYST CERTIFICATION
Foundation Level: Target Audience
The Foundation level is suitable for business and system analysts, requirements engineers, product owners and product managers. A basic experience in solution concept, design or development is required.
Foundation Level: Learning Objectives
The Foundation level certification forms a base for a today’s key qualification in the business analysis field. The acquired knowledge assures a proficiency in definitions and background about business processes modeling and improving, collecting and analyzing requirements, designing business solutions and working in the area of innovation.
The primary focus of the Foundation level certification is put on common rules and standards used in business analysis. An additionally topic is the innovation and design as one of major means of building competitive advantage
Foundation Level: Content
- Fundamentals of Business Analysis
- Enterprise Analysis
- Business Analysis Process Planning
- Requirements Elicitation
- Requirements Analysis
- Solution Validation
- Tools and Techniques
- Process Improvement
- Innovation, Design and Customer
Syllabus / Body of Knowledge: Certified Business Analyst
Certified Foundation Level Business Analyst (CFLBA) Syllabus
A recommend reading list can be found in the syllabus on pages 96-97. In addition, you should study the Standard Glossary of Terms Used in Software Engineering.
To help you in your preparation, here is a sample exam for the IQBBA Business Analyst Certification.
Current IQBBA Certified Business Analysts
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The IQBBA certification exam is now available via Kryterion exam centers. See the Kryterion registration information. Contact ASTQB Headquarters to learn more taking the Certified Business Analyst Foundation Level exam.