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The Most Comprehensive, Job-Focused Beginner-Friendly Program!

(3 Min) What does it take to become a BA?

Instructors' Profiles

Comprehensive, All-inclusive Course

EIGHT Tools! Get Hands-On Practice (1 year access)

Delivered by Practicing BA Mentors

Join In-Class (VA), Live Online, or Video On-Demand (90 days access)

Get Course Fee Back after 1 Year of Working With Us

IIBA Endorsed Program - Earn 40 IIBA PD / CD Certification Credits

Unparalleled Project Support = Peace of Mind

35-40 Hours of Workshop Style Hands-On Class

Course Overview

Key Course Modules

      • IT Basics Understand the Foundations that Make Successful IT projects: IT Projects, Participants, Stakeholders
      • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Essentials Appreciate the key development approaches such as Waterfall, Iterative and Incremental Model and Agile / SCRUM Development.
      • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) Benefits, Examples and Application to Business Modeling;
      • The Unified Modeling Language (UML) Representing Business Problems and Envisioning Feasible Solutions;
      • UML Deep Dive Master the Creation of UML Use Case, Activity and State Diagrams.

      • Requirement Techniques Requirement Fundamentals, Types (Functional and Non-Functional), Elicitation Techniques such as Joint Application Design (JAD)
      • Use Case Writing Articulating Functional Requirements and Scenarios using Main, Alternate and Exception Flows; Integrating Business Rules and Specifications;
      • Structured Query Language (SQL) Database, Table, Fundamental queries for data extraction and manipulation;
      • Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) Deciphering ERDs created by Development Team and verifying Business Rules are implemented accurately;
      • Testing Fundamentals Basic software testing types, approaches and principles of testing; Writing descriptive Test Cases;

We Refund 100% of Your Course Investment after 1 Year of Working with Us!!

Learn Essential Skills Required for a Successful Business Analyst

Tons of Software Tools. Now EIGHT Tools are Included!

Business Analysis Tools

  • Business Modeling Using StarUML (Hands-on) to model use Cases, Activity Flows and State Transitions;
  • Requirement Management Using DOORS to capture, track and trace requirements: Data Accountability, Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM), Versioning, Baselining;
  • Repository Management (Version Control) Using ClearCase, Visual SourceSafe and TortoiseSVN (Hands-on) to manage Requirements and Related Artifacts;
  • Change Management Using ClearQuest and JIRA (Hands-on) to manage Software Change Requests and Bugs, Iteration and Release Planning, Change Control Board (CCB) Process.
  • Database Management Using SQLite (Hands-on) to construct databases, tables and queries.
Who is This Course For?
  • Students / IT Newbies aspiring to become a Business Analyst
  • IT Folks who plan to transition into a Business Analyst
  • Working BAs seeking Formal Training to stand out from their Competition
  • Project Managers Managing a team of Business Analysts
  • NOT REQUIRED: Prior Programming Knowledge or Computer Science Degree
  • HUGE PLUS: Good Communication, Analytical, Documentation, People & Problem Solving Skills

Get One Year Access to Hands-On Tools on our Server and Unlimited Access on Installed Tools

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

[BA FAQ] Do you offer any industry specialization?

Yes we provide domain specialization in Finance and Healthcare.

[BA FAQ] What are the benefits of PDUs offered along with the training?

If the candidates want to take certification later, then they would have already gained the credit for the education component (40 PDs / CDs is what we provide)

PD = Professional development to get newly certified, CD = Continuing development, for renewing certification

[BA FAQ] What if I miss a class?

We will send you the videos of the class that you missed. You can then let your doubts cleared with the concerned trainer.

[BA FAQ] How long is the course?

The workshop happens for a period of 85 Hours , with 2 hours (8pm to 10pm EST) on each day.

[BA FAQ] Who are the instructors?

Our Instructors are Business Analyst professionals having 10-15 years of experience in the industry.

[BA FAQ] Do you have weekday classes?

We have a combination of Weekday and Weekend sessions. The Instructors will keep you informed about the schedule in advance.

[BA FAQ] What is the agenda for the Business Analyst Workshop Free Demo?

BA roles and responsibilities
- Who is a business analyst?
- What does the job entail?
- How is a BA placed in IT projects?
BA job prospects
- Can beginners become a BA?
- What is the earning potential and the job market need like?
How a typical day in the life of a BA goes
- What are the challenges?
- What are the primary tasks?
- Are there a lot of meetings?
Challenges facing new BAs
- How hard it is to get into such an enterprising discipline?
- What are the roadblocks one can expect?
How to overcome those challenges.
- How Requirements Inc. can help remove those obstacles and make you a successful BA?

[BA FAQ] What is the on-demand video recordings format?

On Demand provides the entire program in video form which is useful for people who can't make it on the weekends. Here the videos can be accessed multiple times within a span of 90 days. Tool training is also provided for on-demand candidates. It is also supported by an instructor if you have any questions.

[BA FAQ] Do online participants get the same quality as in class?

We do not use a whiteboard, so online folks do not miss out on what is being discussed. You will see the instructors desktop via webex, so you can review the same information presented to in-class folks. We use excellent mic and speaker system so that online participants can be heard well and in-class participant interaction is also promoted. You will participate in all group exercises. We ship you a copy of the course book so you can follow with your hard copy (US only).

[BA FAQ] Is it practical for beginners to learn Business Analysis? What is the learning methodology?

Our program is tailored to be very beginner friendly and assume that the trainees come with zero BA/IT background.Our training happens in different mechanisms like In class (in Virginia office), Live Online & On Demand via videos for those who cannot be online at specific times.

[BA FAQ] What are the tools covered? Will I get to practice the tools?

UML Business Modeling

  • StarUML (Hands-on)

Requirement Management

Change Management
  • JIRA (Hands-on)
  • Rational ClearQuest
  • Borland StarTeam
  • SQLite Interpreter (Hands-on)
Change/Version Control
  • TortoiseSVN (Hands-on)
  • Rational ClearCase
  • Microsoft Visual SourseSafe

[BA FAQ] What are the Key Topics covered in the program?

  1. IT Projects and Business Analysis - Introduction
  2. Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD)
  3. UML Use Case Diagrams
    • StarUML (Hands-on)
  4. UML Activity Diagrams
    • StarUML (Hands-on)
  5. UML State Diagrams
    • StarUML (Hands-on)
  6. Requirements
  7. Written Use Cases
  8. Requirement Management
  9. Change Management
    • JIRA (Hands-on)
    • Rational ClearQuest
    • Borland StarTeam
  10. Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs)
  11. SQL Introduction
    • SQLite Interpreter (Hands-on)
  12. Testing
  13. Change/Version Control
    • TortoiseSVN (Hands-on)
    • Rational ClearCase
    • Microsoft Visual SourseSafe

[BA FAQ] I want to know what are the chances of job placement with your company?

There will be a list interview that you will need to clear. We have comprehensive resources and instructors to support you and prepare you in every step of the process from Resume prep ,Interview prep and On the job support. We would stand with you in every step of the process and we have working professionals to mentor.

[BA FAQ] Can someone become a senior Business Analyst by taking your course?

A lot of people become a BA due to their strength in domain / being in the company for a while.This makes it difficult for them to get on a new job since the market has certain requirements. Also they may not be sure if they are having any shortcomings when it comes to complete requirements / deficit in methodical requirements development. Our training will give them a well rounded knowledge to get back on the market/ to get into the next level in their career.

[BA FAQ] What does the IIBA Endorsement / EEP program mean?

IIBA - International Institute of Business Analysis is the only global professional member association supporting the careers of BAs worldwide.

As an early adopter, we were one among the first 300 companies to be endorsed globally as an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP).

Successful completion of the Business Analyst Workshop earns 40 credits.(PDs good towards certification and CDs towards re-certification). You also get a completion certificate with IIBA logo.

The EEP program has two main objectives:

1) Endorse education providers and their learning events (courses, conference dates, webinars, etc.) to enable the BA community to easily identify such providers and learning events that are aligned with the global standard for business analysis - a Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide).

2) Provide a licensing mechanism to such education providers to properly use IIBA intellectual property (IP) including trademarks and BABOK® Guide content.

All learning events endorsed under the EEP program must either be:

• Directly related to business analysis (as described in the BABOK® Guide Knowledge Area sections) and/or the underlying competencies.

• Support other BA related activities and streams such as tools and techniques and the perspectives also described within the BABOK® Guide.

By pursuing a program endorsed by IIBA under the EEP program, business analysis community members are assured that:

• The training provider has been reviewed by IIBA and meets IIBA requirements for participating in the EEP program.

• EEP learning events (i.e. courses, webinars, conferences) are aligned to the globally recognized industry standard for business analysis practices, the BABOK® Guide.

• EEPs are properly licensed to use IIBA intellectual property (IP), and are using up-to-date IP.

• The training aligns to a common set of effective practices and standards for delivery of education programs.

• There is an effective means of communication to provide updates to curriculum delivery, as well as an identified procedure to address student concerns.

• The training provider has the capability to support delivery of the training in terms of organization, physical resources, and administration.

• Presenters are appropriately qualified, are skilled in teaching, are familiar with the curriculum, keep up-to-date with changes to the curriculum, and have knowledge and experience in the subject area.

• There is adequate coverage of the curriculum, with an appropriate mix of lectures, practical work, and revision appropriate to the level of the course.

• Delivery of instruction is relevant and supports the curriculum.

• Materials are kept up-to-date, in line with changes to the curriculum

[BA FAQ] Why should I choose Requirements Inc? What puts you apart from the other providers?

  • Empowering successful Business Analysts, Agile Practitioners and Project Managers since 2008!
  • One of the first organizations to be IIBA endorsed globally
  • Comprehensive, all-inclusive training and placement programs
  • Delivered by practicing professionals

What will I learn in the BA Workshop Demo?

[BA FAQ] How does the On-Demand Training work?

On-Demand Training is facilitated via Video Recordings and is available online. This format also provides you with the IIBA education credits.

If the class timings are not suitable or if you prefer learning at your own time and pace, then this option may be perfect for you.

You get 60 days access to the On-Demand Website. You can sign in to recordings 24×7 and listen to the recordings as many times as you would like.

You get the same assignments and tests available to our In-Class/Live Online Participants.


  • There is no need to be available at a specific time
  • You may listen to the class 24/7 at any time at your own convenience

You can review the recordings as many times as you want.

If your On-Demand Course comes with Instructor Support, you can post a question on the website, email the instructor or set up a time to discuss your questions over a call.

[BA FAQ] What are the technical requirements to take the Live Online training?

A PC/Mac, a high speed internet connection, phone line if you plan to call in, a good mic and speakers if you plan to dial in using the computer. All downloadable tools are available on the Course Website.

[BA FAQ] Is this course available outside the US?

You can take the Live Online class if the timings are suitable. If timings don’t work out you may also attend using the On-Demand option.

[BA FAQ] What are the roles of a Business Analyst?

A Business Analyst (BA) is a professional who acts as a liaison between the business group (or end users) of a software application and the technical group that designs, develops and tests the application. Common alternative titles are business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements analyst and functional analyst.

[BA FAQ] What are the key skills required to become a successful Business Analyst?

You would make a great BA if you:

  • Are organized
  • Have an eye for the details
  • Have good communication and write well
  • Can explain concepts clearly
  • Are a people person
  • Are a problem solver
  • Have a logical/analytical mind
  • Have a good command on Word and Excel
  • Have business/IT/industry education (Computer/Business Degree, IT Training, Telecom/Finance etc.)
  • Have operational experience (any field!)

[BA FAQ] How do I attend the free demo class?

You must register to attend the free demo session.

You can attend the trial class by participating in a live class (Live Online or In-Class) or at your own convenience (On-Demand via Video Recordings).

Pick any available date from for a live session or choose the On-Demand option.

[BA FAQ] What is the course website?

The course website is the central repository for downloading the course book, course materials, reference materials and ebooks, software, assignments, online tests, etc.

You will get your login upon signing up and get access for an entire year!

[BA FAQ] Is there a good demand for Business Analysts?

There is a tremendous demand for BAs. BAs are not technology and domain agnostic – regardless of what technology is used in building the software, BAs are sought for large projects. BA is one of the top ten recession proof jobs (Forbes Magazine) and is the top paid among the 10.

See for yourself: Look up dice, monster or careerbuilder etc. and search for the keywords: Business Analyst or Systems Analyst.

[BA FAQ] Is prior business/work experience in a non-IT field helpful to become a Business Analyst?

Absolutely. If IT skills (analysis skills, concepts and tools) are one key component for a successful Business Analyst, the other key component is business or domain knowledge. Several transferable skills are helpful to build your profile as a Business Analyst, allowing you to get a much deserved head start in your IT career.

  • If you have prior work experience in a specific industry, you can utilize the business knowledge and experience to become a Business Analyst in that field.
  • Any customer-facing role is generally helpful, since the BA responsibility primarily revolves around that.
  • Any operational experience from your prior jobs can contribute towards the BA role.
  • Subject matter expertise in your own industry can be a big advantage when looking for IT positions as a BA within the same familiar industry.
  • Any IT interaction / software exposure from your past jobs can come in handy.

[BA FAQ] What are the future career prospects for a Business Analyst?

Business Analysts can propel themselves into several progressive career options:

  • Senior Business Analyst, leading a team of BAs and contributing to the Requirements Management, Planning and Monitoring in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Business Architect, contributing to the enterprise-wide engineering of software systems with the responsibility of creating the vision for efficient IT systems and planning multi-year road-maps.
  • Release Manager, overseeing the overall communication across cross-functional teams and managing risks of the project and responsible for the success of each software release
  • Project/Product Manager, managing resources, budget and timeline, responsible for the entire project or product
  • SCRUM Master, leading the effort to ensure that an organization embraces the principles of the SCRUM framework in Agile projects
  • Product Owner, devoted to shaping up high quality products for Agile SCRUM projects

Once you have become an accomplished BA, you can also pursue the CCBA and/or the CBAP certifications.

[BA FAQ] I do not have any IT background. Can I become a Business Analyst?

Prior IT experience, technical expertise or a computer science degree is NOT at all a requirement to become a Business Analyst.

In fact, it is one of the very few disciplines where an IT beginner can use as a launchpad to start their IT career. Since the barrier of entry is rather low, we can help you utilize your past experience and help you gain the necessary IT skills to become a successful Business Analyst.

Keep in mind, most of our participants are beginners, so we assume no IT knowledge and start from the very basics. The first topic is about what an IT project is, and who the participants are!

We can help you with the technical skill set, domain/industry knowledge and an understanding of IT concepts and tools. Our BA Workshop course does not assume any technical knowledge and we start from the very basics. The course is aimed at strengthening your analysis skills and application of different tools using examples and assignments from different known domains like flight reservation, credit card, banking, loan processing, etc.

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