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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

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1hr 15min
£250 + VAT
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Examination type

There are two formats of examination in use - paper-based and online.

Paper-based: From 1st January 2020, the Business Analysis Practice exam will be closed book, and will last for 1 hour 15 minutes. The questions are based on a business scenario and require narrative answers.

Online: The online version lasts for one hour and consists of 40 multiple choice questions.

Syllabus Summary

Holders of the BCS BSD Certificate in Business Analysis Practice should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business strategy and strategic analysis techniques
  • Act as effective members of a team investigating an organisation's business systems with a view to recommending business improvements
  • Apply techniques in order to analyse and model business systems
  • Understand how recommendations for business improvement may be identified
  • Assist in the production of a rigorous business case covering the development and implementation of business changes
  • Identify how business requirements may be supported by IT systems

There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination, however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives above.


Our Business Analysis Practice course prepares you for this examination. The examination is taken at the end of the course.

The examination can also be taken directly.

This is a core certificate in the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and a specialist certificate in the BCS International Diploma in Solution Development.  

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