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Business Analysis

Foundation Certificate

The BA Foundation certificate is for candidates who want to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone who requires an understanding of Business Analysis including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers. 

What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: Online exam (at a test centre: Pearson Vue)

Option 3: At a public sitting (exam only):

Venue: BCS London Office
Price: £145 (ex VAT)
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Business Analysis (Third edition)Where can I read more?

You can read more in the 2016 syllabus which is based on BCS book, Business Analysis (third edition). You may also read about the key changes to this syllabus, or review the specimen paper and answer key.

What can I do next?

You can study other BA Foundation certificates, progressing to Practitioner level. These certificates are ideal for working towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.