AssistKD offer a number of courses leading to certifications in business analysis. These are shown below under the appropriate awarding body.
The BCS (formerly ISEB) Foundation level certifications cover a broad range of principles, approaches and techniques within a particular subject area. The examinations leading to the Foundation certifications, test knowledge and comprehension. This assessment approach is at level 2 within Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Domains. Each BCS Foundation certification is obtained by passing a multiple-choice examination consisting of 40 questions and lasting for one hour. Candidates are required to answer 26 or more questions correctly in order to pass the examination.
The BCS Foundation certifications contribute towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and are also recognised certifications in their own right.
Foundation certifications for Business Analysis include: Foundation in Business Analysis and Foundation in Business Change
The BCS (formerly ISEB) Practitioner certifications recognise the ability to apply analysis and modelling techniques within a specific subject area. The assessment approach is at levels 3/4 within Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Domains. The BCS Practitioner certifications contribute towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and are also recognised certifications in their own right.
The BCS Practitioner certifications test application and analysis and are assessed through open-book scenario-based examinations.
Practitioner level certifications include: Business Analysis Practice, Requirements Engineering, Modelling Business Processes, Benefits Management and Business Acceptance, Systems Modelling Techniques and Systems Development Essentials.
The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (formerly ISEB Diploma) is obtained by passing four certification modules (two core practitioner modules + 1 knowledge-based specialism + 1 additional practitioner module) plus an oral examination conducted by two BCS oral examiners. During the oral examination, the examiners assess candidates on their analysis and interpersonal skills. This assessment approach is at levels 4/5 within Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Domains.
BCS does not require any experience prior to taking the oral examination. However, the nature of the oral examination is such that candidates will need to draw on their experience in order to provide acceptable answers to the questions. An oral examination lasts for approximately 50 minutes. Candidate who pass the oral examination are awarded the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.