Commercial Awareness – Business Analysis

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BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness 27/03/2018 Tonbridge 2 days

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BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness 27/03/2018 Burton Upon Trent 2 days

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  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am

  • What are the prerequisites?

    Have complete and passed the course ‘BCS Foundation in Certificate in Business Analysis’ Have complete and passed the course ‘BCS Foundation in IS Project Management’ Have knowledge of Project Management Have knowledge in Business Analysis Delegates must have completed 10 hours of personal study from the pre-course reading guide before attending this course

  • Who should attend this course?

    Business Analysts Systems Analysts Business Managers System Developers Project Managers Team Leaders Quality Assurance Quality Control Managers Solution Architects Those who want to gain the qualification in Business Analysis

  • What is the duration of this course?

    This course is 2 days

  • Do you offer support for the course?

    We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.

  • What is included in the course?

    Delegate pack consisting of; course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments

  • What should I bring?

    A pen, a pencil, a notepad, a photographic ID, ‘Organizational Behaviour’ by Prof David A Buchanan and Dr Andrzej A Huczynski (ISBN: 0273728598), ‘Finance for IT Decision Makers: A Practical Handbook for Buyers, Sellers and Managers’ by Michael Blackstaff (ISBN: 1902505735), ‘Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools for Success’ by James Cadle, Debbie Paul and Paul Turner, ‘Business Analysis’ (3rd Edition) by Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle (ISBN: 978 1780172774)

  • How long until I receive the course confirmation details?

    Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts

  • What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

    All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness 2 day course covers the following topics:

Introduction

This intensive Commercial Awareness 2 day course is BCS accredited develops materials taught in previous courses on business analysis work more in-depth. This course will cover the essentials for organisational financial management and its internal and external structures.

This programme will cover materials to enable individuals to gain the skills to manage an organisation from a financial perception. This will provide delegates an insight on changing organisational boundaries and operating models.

All of these themes will allow candidates to prepare and pass for the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness exam.

Prerequisites

To attend this course, you must:

  • Have complete and passed the course ‘BCS Foundation in Certificate in Business Analysis’
  • Have complete and passed the course ‘BCS Foundation in IS Project Management’
  • Have knowledge of Project Management
  • Have knowledge in Business Analysis
  • Delegates must have completed 10 hours of personal study from the pre-course reading guide before attending this course

Pre-Course Reading Material

Organizational Behaviour’ by Prof David A Buchanan and Dr Andrzej A Huczynski (ISBN: 0273728598)

  • ‘Finance for IT Decision Makers: A Practical Handbook for Buyers, Sellers and Managers’ by Michael Blackstaff (ISBN: 1902505735)
  • ‘Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools for Success’ by James Cadle, Debbie Paul and Paul Turner
  • ‘Business Analysis’ (3rd Edition) by Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle (ISBN: 978 1780172774)

Who should attend this course?

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • System Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Solution Architects
  • Those who want to gain the qualification in Business Analysis

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge on management characteristics and structures
  • Have knowledge on Porter’s Five Forces Framework elements and usage
  • Gain the skills to perform cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Gain the skills to interpret financial accounts with cultural analysis approaches

Course Structure

This 2 day course will be divided into a two-part structure:

  • In the first day will cover the essential materials needed to understand Business Analysis,
  • The last day will cover the essential materials needed to take the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness exam
  • Delegates will be given a 1 hour home study each evening

Course Outline

This course will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness
  • Features of Commercial Awareness
  • Key Concepts
  • Terminology of Business Analysis
  • Definitions of Business Analysis
  • Evaluating a Financial Case
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Financial Costing
  • Financial Pricing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Culture
  • Market Analysis
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Group Formation
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Budgeting
  • Financial Accounting Documents Contents
  • Business Performance Ratios
  • Elements and Usage
  • Porter’s Five Forces Framework
  • Value Chain
  • Boston Consulting Group’s matrix
  • Performance Measures
  • Performance Usage
  • Balanced Business Scorecard
  • Cultural Analysis Approaches
  • Management Structures
  • Management Characteristics
  • Organisation Architectures
  • Operating Models
  • Overview

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness consists of:

  • Knowledge in Business Analysis
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Business Analysis methodology
  • 40 questions
  • Closed book
  • 1 hour  
  • Pass mark – 65%
  • Business Analysis Course Manual
  • Business Analysis Certificates
  • Experienced Business Analysis instructors
  • Refreshments
  • Pre-course Business Analysis material provided before attendance
  • Business Analysis exam
  • Official BCS certificate

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