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The Diploma has been designed to offer candidates real flexibility to develop skills in the areas most relevant to them and their organisation. It provides breadth as well as depth with core and associated modules in disciplines such as project management.
The table below outlines the module certificates that form the Diploma in Business Analysis. Candidates must have passed two Core modules, one Knowledge based specialist module and one Practitioner specialist module to be eligible for the oral examination.
Diploma Module Certificates
|Core modules||Knowledge-based specialism||Practitioner specialism|
|Business Analysis Practice||Commercial Awareness / Organisational Context||Modelling Business Processes|
|Requirements Engineering||Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis||Systems Modelling Techniques|
|Foundation Certificate in Business Change||Benefits Management & Business Acceptance|
|Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management||Systems Development Essentials|
|2 of the above||1 of the above||1 of the above|
Having passed the four modules required, the candidate must then pass an oral examination to be awarded the Diploma. The oral examination is based on the oral syllabus.
This certification is aimed at business and IT professionals who wish to demonstrate that they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice.
The entry criteria for this examination are:
At least one of these examination passes must have been achieved within 12 months of the date of the oral examination unless an exemption has been agreed with the Examinations Officer.
Candidates holding the Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA®) Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) qualification are exempt from the Requirements Engineering module and the Knowledge-based specialist module.
Please note that candidates will not receive the BCS Certificates for the exempt modules; this will apply only as an exemption towards the Diploma.
The BCS certificate in Commercial Awareness has replaced our old module ‘Organisational Context’. Any candidates who hold this module however, can still use it to contribute to the attainment of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (subject to meeting the needs of the current published scheme). You will not be required to pass the Commercial Awareness module in this instance.
Further information about the Diploma in Business Analysis Oral Examination can be obtained from our Accredited Examination Providers.
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