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Commercial Awareness

Who is this course for?

Business analysts, project leaders and business change managers who need a greater understanding of business organisation and financial reporting – particularly how it interfaces with business analysis through online learning. Commercial Awareness is also a Specialist Foundation module on the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

About the course

AssistKD's Commercial Awareness online learning course provides business analysts with a broader understanding of their organisation and the business domain within which their work takes place. Users are introduced to the various financial, commercial and organisational issues which impact on their role. Key areas include:

  • Financial reporting
  • Budgeting, costing and pricing
  • Evaluating a financial case
  • Organisational behaviour and culture
  • Organisational structure and operating models
How is the course structured?

The Commercial Awareness online learning course allows users to learn the syllabus content at their own pace, in their own time. Combining interactive course content, tutor audio, numerous multiple choice questions, sample examinations and detailed further reading, the course forms a flexible and comprehensive path to the BCS Commercial Awareness examination.

Is there an exam?

Yes. This online learning course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Commercial Awareness examination. The examination is a one-hour, closed book multiple choice examination that tests the participant's knowledge of the Commercial Awareness syllabus. This certificate contributes to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, as shown below:

Commercial Awareness Diploma Structure

When purchasing the online learning course, there is also the opportunity to buy an examination voucher. At the time of purchase we will provide you with a code that allows you to sit the Commercial Awareness examination at your local Pearson VUE examination venue. Further instructions of how to book the exam will be given by the AssistKD online learning team upon purchase of the voucher. You can also find the booking instructions here.

Anything else?

This course was written by our team of training consultants, who bring their substantial experience of business analysis projects to the programme.

The questions within the course were also written be experienced BCS examiners. This helps users to thoroughly prepare for the examination.

Comprehensive further reading including detailed information about the Commercial Awareness syllabus and printable resources are also provided.

What’s next?

If this course is part of your BCS Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules which include the Core BA Diploma modules, Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. Candidates who have already completed Commercial Awareness you also need to pass one of the Specialist Practitioner modules, from Benefits Management and Business Acceptance, Systems Modelling Techniques, Modelling Business Processes, Systems Development Essentials and Data Management Essentials. The structure of the certification is shown here.

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