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MindsMapped online Business Analyst (BA) Training

  • MindsMapped offers online training that help participants understand the core concepts of Business Analysis and IT that help them excel as Business Analysts.
  • The online Business Analysis (BA) training is in line with the Business Analysis body of knowledge by International Institute of Business Analysis.
  • On completion of the course, candidates are ready to attend and succeed in BA interviews and pass the and PMI PBA certifications.
  • Online Business Analyst (BA) training is conducted by certified professionals who have wide range of experience and/or subject matter experts.
  • Business Analysis training's are conducted with Project Management concepts embedded (as per PMBOK).
  • Business Analyst (BA) course also covers

Key Features:

50 hours of Instructor led training

Industry based Project work

Life time access to Knowledge Base

Hands on Project Execution

Resume Preparation and Mock Interviews

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Name of Course Start Date Timings (Eastern Time) Schedule Enroll
IT Business Analyst Training for Non-IT Candidates 13 Nov 201708:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST Mon-Wed-Fri

Who is the online Business Analyst training designed for?

  • Did you accept a BA position and now you need to know how to perform the job better?
  • Have you been in Business/System Analyst position for a while but feel like you need to be more proficient in some areas?
  • Are you changing direction from a test analyst to a BA or a Programmer to a BA?
  • Are you fresh out of school and need to know how business analysis works in the real world?
  • Are you looking for Business Analyst certification or re-certification through the IIBA or PMI PBA?
  • Do you need to have a clear understanding of the job functions and you need to have?
  • Are you looking for a course that keeps it simple and explains tasks without using technical knowledge/ jargon?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the next step to take?

What would I learn at the end of the Course?

  • Candidates would understand the concepts of various teams in a software project, different stakeholders involved and the dynamics of the team and the role of a Business Analyst (BA) /Systems Analyst (SA) in the software team.
  • Understand the relationship between a Project Manager and a Business Analyst (BA) and responsibilities of a BA/SA in various stages of the SDLC
  • Detailed understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and various software methodologies employed in IT industry like Waterfall, Incremental, Iterative, Spiral, Prototyping,Rational Unified Process and Agile methodologies
  • Enterprise Analysis and the role of a BA/SA in Enterprise Analysis. What is a Business Case, Vision Document, Problem Statement, SWOT Analysis, Project Selection Methods etc.
  • Best Requirements Elicitation Techniques and Practices employed by Business/System Analysts
  • Different types of RequirementsUser Requirements, Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Non-Functional Requirements etc
  • Business Process Modeling /Re-Engineering, Work Flow Modeling and related concepts
  • Requirements Documentation and UML Diagrams like UML Use case Diagrams,Class Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams etc. and how to use Microsoft Visio for those UML Diagrams
  • Requirements Documentation documents like Business Requirements Specification, BRD
  • Requirements Communication and Requirements Management
  • What is Requirements Traceability Matrix and the Change Management Process
  • Basics of Quality Assurance (QA) Software Testing and the role of a Business Analyst in Testing
  • Understanding of CMMi and Six Sigma
  • Basics of Project Management and all the Project Management knowledge areas
  • Hands on Experience on all Business Analysis deliverables through assignments/project work
  • are conducted so candidates understand the questions that can be expected in a Business Analyst interview
  • Power Point presentations by candidates on Business Analysis real world subjects to improve their knowledge, communication skills and enhance confidence
  • Basics of SQL for candidates willing to be prepared for System Analyst, Business System Analyst (BSA), or Technical Business Analyst (Tech BA) roles
  • Preparation notes on various domains such as credit cards, banking, financial services, health care etc for interview prep
  • Candidates would also be able to attend interviews for roles such as Functional Analyst, Requirements Analyst, Business Operations Analyst and other related BA roles.

MindsMapped Online IT Training Features

  • Training courses are designed to ensure that attendees are knowledgeable on the subject to attend  and/or complete Business Analyst certification.
  • If you want to shift your existing career from Non IT to IT, we can prepare you for that role.
  • are based on real time examples and case studies to enhance the learning experience.
  • Instructors ensure that online classes are lively and participative making learning a pleasure; our BA Instructors are experienced IT professional with knowledge of various domains.
  • Participants would be given with high quality assignments to gain hands on Business Analyst experience and prepares them to attend interviews confidently.
  • Candidates would be provided access to high quality study material that would be handy on their jobs as well.
  • Attend 50 hours of interactive online classes. Assistance with is included in the course.
  • Weekly mock interviews and brush up sessions would be conducted until the candidates land in a job of their choice.
  • There will be a quiz for each module that will ensure you understand the concepts better.
  • You will have to all documentation that comes with the course – study materials, assignments, case studies etc. on the knowledge base section of the website
  • Classes are conducted weekday evenings and weekends for your convenience and you can attend the online training from your location.
  • Attend an absolutely free of cost before deciding on the course.

Who conducts BA classes at MindsMapped?

  • Our Business Analyst course Instructors are full time employees at Fortune 100 companies
  • Our Business Analyst training classes are conducted by Instructors who are working full time for various companies as Sr Business Analysts, Project Managers, Senior Consultants, Subject Matter Experts etc.
  • They conduct training for our candidates on a part time basis and bring their real world knowledge to the classroom
  • Our Trainers are passionate about teaching and conduct these sessions for MindsMapped
  • Their experience and knowledge helps them bring real world projects and scenarios to the BA classes
  • Instructors ensure that online classes are lively and participative making learning a pleasure

Business Analysis Course Curriculum

Session 1: Introduction to Business Analysis

  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Importance of Effective Business Analysis
  • Business Composition and Architecture
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst
  • Need for a Business Analyst
  • Standardization and Adaptability
  • Importance of Communication/Collaboration
  • Project Team
  • Importance of Business Analyst in the Project Team
  • Business Analyst Career Path
  • Essential Skills of BA-Underlying Competencies

Session 2: SDLC Methodologies and Models

  • Waterfall Model
  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • RAD Methodology
  • AGILE SCRUM Methodology
  • Prototype Model
  • Comparison between Waterfall and Agile Model
  • Artifacts delivered in each phase
  • Role of BA in Agile Scrum

Session 3: Enterprise Analysis

  • SWOT Analysis
  • GAP Analysis
  • Feasibility Study
  • Root Cause Analysis
    • Technique – 5 Why
    • Tabular Method
    • Fishbone Diagram
  • Strategy Analysis
    • External Environment Analysis
      • PESTLE
      • Porter’s Five force Model
    • Internal Environmental Analysis
      • MOST Analysis Technique
    • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
      • Zachman Framework
      • POLDAT Framework
      • TOGAF
  • Scope
  • Business Case
  • Risk Assessment

Session 4: OOA and Unified Modeling Language(UML)

  • Why Models are created?
  • Objectives of Modeling
  • What is Process Management
  • Understanding Process Modeling
  • AS-IS Vs. TO-BE Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Unified Modeling Language
    • Structure Diagrams
      • Class
      • Component
      • Composite Structure
      • Deployment
      • Object and Package Diagrams
    • Behavior Diagrams
      • Activity
      • State Machine
      • Use Case Diagrams
    • Interaction Overview Diagram
      • Communication
      • Interaction Overview
      • Sequence
      • Timing Diagrams
  Requirements Engineering

Session 5: Analyzing and Managing Your Stakeholders

  • Identifying your stakeholders
    • The stakeholder wheel and identification matrix
    • Creating stakeholder personas
  • Analyzing your stakeholders
    • Examining stakeholder impact for your project
    • Evaluating stakeholder attitude towards your project
    • Placing your stakeholder in the organizational hierarchy using STOP
    • Developing action-oriented businessinitiatives to address business needs and opportunities
  • Managing your stakeholders
    • Interacting with your stakeholders
    • Creating a stakeholder communication plan
  • Assessing your stakeholders

Session 6: Requirements Elicitation

  • Define the term Requirement
  • Types of Requirements
  • Identifying good questions for elicitation
  • Roles of BA in Requirements Planning
    • Investigative Approach
    • Iterative Approach
  • Techniques
    • Interview
    • Focus groups
    • Requirements Meeting
    • JAD Session
    • Brainstorming
    • Observation
    • Survey
  • Prototype
    • Document Analysis
    • Business Rule Analysis
    • Reverse Engineering

Session 7: Requirements Planning and monitoring

  • Business Analysis Planning Approach
  • Plan Business Analysis
  • Plan BA communication
  • Plan requirement management
  • Identify BA performance Improvement

Session 8: Requirement Management

  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Requirement traceability
  • Creating requirement package
  • Maintain requirement for reuse
  • Role of BA in Change Management

Session 9: Verifying and Validating Requirements

  • Difference between Validation and Verification
  • Characteristics of Good Requirements
  • Risks associated with Requirements
  • Types of Testing Approaches
  • Creating a Test Plan
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Verified and Validated Requirements

Session 10: Resume Preparation

Session 11: Requirement Documentation

  • Formal and Informal Documentation and the, Level of Detail Required
  • Writing for Usability and Comprehension
  • Common Requirements Document Defects
  • Components of a Formal Requirements Document
  • Requirements Verification and Validation
  • Requirements Sign-Off

Session 12: OOA and Unified Modeling Language (UML)

  • Why Models are created?
  • Objectives of Modeling
  • What is Process Management
  • Understanding Process Modeling
  • AS-IS Vs. TO-BE Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Unified Modeling Language
    • Structure Diagrams
      • Class
      • Component
      • Composite Structure
      • Deployment
      • Object and Package Diagrams
    • Behavior Diagrams
      • Activity
      • State Machine
      • Use Case Diagrams
    • Interaction Overview Diagram
      • Communication
      • Interaction Overview
      • Sequence
      • Timing Diagrams

Session 13: Use Cases and its uses in Agile world – Creating user stories our of user scenarios

  • Understanding Use Cases
  • Use Case Relationships
  • Use Case Brainstorming
  • Creating Use cases from Requirements
  • Creating Use Case Narratives
  • Creating user stories from use cases
  • Change Management & Version Control Concept

Session 14: Business Analysis Governance

  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®
  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)®
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)®

Session 15: Getting Ready for the Real

  • BA Resume Preparation
  • Interview Questions & Preparation
  • Domains Discussion
  • Project Work

Session 16: Mockup Interview Session

Hospital Management System

Project Work:

Within this Hospital Management System project you will be performing SWOT, GAP Analysis, Feasibility Matrix to perform Feasibility Analysis, Root cause Analysis, create use case diagram. You will also be creating user stories and acceptance criteria for the system.

Insurance Application

Project Work:

Within this insurance application project you will be creating process model, perform feasibility study, create business case, and create epic stories. You will also learn how to create use case scenarios, Sequence diagram and the activity diagram and Create the ER diagram/ Database.

E-Commerce - Integration

Project Work:

Create an online shopping site which can deliver the goods all across the globe - just like Amazon. This should be integrated with the inventory module and the payment module - for banks.

Tour Management System

Project Work:

Create the Business case and the business scenario for having a CRM product in your organization where currently the client management process is completely manual.

Retail Management System

Project Work:

Our client required a web based solution that they could market to clients within the retail industry. Stores were to be provided the facility to create and manage a customer database including details such as customer information, their order and credit histories etc. Provide stores with the ability to manage their inventories send purchase requests to their distribution centers and manage the stock among their various warehouses. Provisions to generate reports such as sales reports, customers etc were required to be built into the solution. Additionally, the system was to enable stores to create and manage a database of all their employees. The head-office was to be provided with the facility to oversee the functioning of all their retail stores thereby enabling them to obtain a holistic view of their business. A web based solution to streamline the operations of retail stores.

ERP for Academics - Integration

Project Work:

Create an ERP tool to carry out the day to day activity of an academic institute right from filling up the application form till the examination for all the semesters. The ERP should be customizable as per the customer needs and should be integrated with the Finance department.

Taxation - Integration project

Project Work:

Create the Business case and business scenario for having tax prepare facing product - on Mobile with which they can view the tax files of their client - taxpayers. They can also do the esignature after filling their taxes and can securely sent the tax summary reports to their clients. Tax prepares should also be able to modify the 1040 of their clients - and this module is the part of other product.


Project Work:

Create the Business case and the business scenario for having a CRM product in your organization where currently the client management process is completely manual.

Business Analysis Certifications:

IIBA and PMI are the two well recognized business analysis certification provider around the globe. Get IIBA and PMI certificate to showcase your excellence, while targeting for a competitive edge that helps you find new job opportunities.

IIBA Business Analysis Certifications:

ECBA - ECBA® helps a new practitioner of business analysis to demonstrate his knowledge and capabilities according to needs designated by IIBA.
CCBA - The main objective of getting CCBA certified by an individual is to approve the knowledge, experience, skills, and expertise in business analysis.
CBAP - A CBAP® certified professional is an elite member of the business analysis community, and a renowned expert in finding the business requirements of an organization for determining business solutions. This certification helps you to improve your presence in the company as business analyst.
CBATL - This exam is meant for professionals who have been working as a Business Analyst for the past 10 or more years.

PMI Business Analysis Certification:

PBA - The main objective of getting PMI-PBA BA certification is to showcase one's knowledge, experience, skills, and expertise in business analysis.
All the business analysis certifications have different pre- requisites, click here to check pre-requisites of ECBA, CBAP, CCBA, CBATL and PMI-PBA certification.

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  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Business analysis involves in understanding how organizations work to accomplish their purposes and defining the capabilities required for providing products and services to external stakeholders.

  • What is the average salary of a Business Analyst?
  • The average business analyst salary in the US is $91,512. This number rose significantly and is more than double the median household income.

  • What are the best certifications for BA?
  • The most widely accepted and respected certifications are Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

  • Why should I get certified in Business Analyst?
  • There are many good reasons to earn a professional certification like increased income, professional development opportunities, advanced career potential.

  • What problems does business analysis solve?
  • Business Analysis professionals help to make work a lot easier to understand by dividing it down into smaller and more manageable unit. Tasks such as testing and developing of codes are also made easier by business analysis professional as a result. Besides this business analysis professionals convey all the messages between stakeholders, facilitators and partners. These things help in improving productivity of business.

  • I am in the non-IT job; can I become a business analyst?
  • Yes, you can become a business analyst. Spend a good time in knowing and understanding business analyst roles, tasks, responsibilities. With good preparation only you can become a business analyst.

  • What is the future for Business Analyst?
  • In future, the number of Business Analysts is expected to grow much faster than the other average career. Only people with proper training have got good job prospects like Director, Manager in a corporate hierarchy.

  • What are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst?
  • The business analysts main objective is assisting businesses implement technology solutions in a very cost-effective way by finding the requirements of a project, and communicating them to partners, stakeholders, and facilitators.

  • What is the use of use case diagrams?
  • Use case diagram is usually used by a business analyst to understand the project. It offers a pictorial view of the project, so anybody with no or minimal technical knowledge can easily understand the status of the project.

  • What are Business Analysis Training terms and conditions?
  • You can check Business Analysis Training terms and conditions here.

  • How I can make payment for Business Analyst Training program?
  • Get complete understanding of our payment process here.

  • How training classes are conducted?
  • Classes are conducted using state of art conference technology. Click here to find training FAQs.


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