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A list of Free Business Analyst training online

A list of Free Business Analyst training online

This article lists down a list of free business analyst training online. These courses are mostly video based except one of the them, which is text based.

In my research, I could not find a complete business analyst training course anywhere in a structured manner, chapter wise. But some websites did have multiple business analysis related videos and I have tried to put them in a sequence for easy viewing and comprehension.

This list of Free business analyst training online is compiled for professionals, who wish to become business analysts. These courses are no way comprehensive (Freebies can’t be), but they are good resources to get started.

IIBA Business Analyst Training resources

International Institute of business analysis (IIBA) is a leading certifying agency based in Canada. It conducts online webinars on business analysis topics. Some of these webinars are Free for everyone. I have selected a few of them. Go through these  in a sequential manner:

Becoming a Business Analyst

Seven steps to mastering business analysis

Capturing Requirements

Understanding Use cases

Prototyping

Modelling Data

Validating Requirements

LinkedIn Business Analyst Training resources (1-month Free Trial)

I found these videos to be well made with good explanations. There are multiple free videos and you need to scout through them to figure out, which ones are meant for entry level business analysts. So, I have made the list for you, which will get you started.

Start with: What is business Analysis?

Next: Requirements Elicitation & Analysis

Next: Handling Requirements in Agile Projects

There are many more videos available but you can access these videos for Free with 1-month trial only. I feel one month should be good enough to go through these videos.

Smart-BA Business Analysis training resources (PDFs and PPTs only)

Smart-BA has a resource page providing a list of business analyst training materials. These are PDFs or powerpoint presentations. The PDF documents are arranged in 3 chapters and are useful.

Module 1: Objective Analysis

Module 2: Scope and context analysis

Module 3: Functional requirements analysis

There are other resources as well on this page.You can visit other resources here.

Srinivas S’s business analyst training videos

This business analyst training is a 6-part series and is a recording of a classroom session. But recording is good and you can also view the presentation.

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGCzJ5HRqUs

Other videos are linked to this video and you can find links on Youtube page.

BAExeprts Business Analyst Training online

This page has more than 30 videos but again they are not listed in an order. So I have selected a few of the videos. Here is my list of business analyst training videos from this website.

Start with: Overview of Business Analysis for Information Technology

Next: An introduction to business analysis Techniques

Next:Business Analysis and System Development Methodologies (SDM)

Next:Business Analysis and Waterfall Methodologies

Next: Business Analysis and Agile Methodologies

Next: How to Identify stakeholders

Next: Business Process Analysis

Next: Business Data Modelling

Next: How to write data and process specifications

You can go through other videos as well once you have gone through these videos.

Bridging-the-gap Free business analyst training course

Laura Brandenburg, the founder of Bridging-the-gap offers a short course on business analysis providing guidance on business analysis career and some free tips.

This course requires a registration and you will receive the video links in the email.

Bridging the Gap Business analyst training page

TECHCANVASS’s Free Business analysis Fundamentals Course

Techcanvass also offers a free business analyst training online. These videos are recordings from the online training on business analyst certification course. These videos are listed on our Blog page in a particular order for better understanding.

I am reproducing the list here with links:

Module 1: What is business Analysis?

Module 2: Business Analyst role & responsibilities

Module 3: Understanding software development process Part-A

Module 4: Understanding software development process Part-B

Module 5: Software Development Process (SDLC Methodology) basics

Module 6: Understanding requirements, its types and common technoques

Module 7: UML requirements Modelling

Module 8: Verification and validation

This list may not be the most exhaustive list but I have tried to provide you a list of Free business analyst training online, which will help you in kick starting your BA career.

About Techcanvass

Techcanvass offers IT certification courses for professionals. We are an IIBA endorsed education provider (EEP), iSQI ATP (for Certified Agile Business Analyst Training) as well as Agile Testing alliance partner for CP-SAT certification training in Selenium.

We have a Business analyst training course with domain training in-built into it. This training program offers you the opportunity to get certified with ECBA certification as well as have banking domain understanding.

Business Analyst Training - ECBA Certification

Business Analyst Course

Business Analyst Training with Banking

Business Analyst Training with Banking

Agile Business Analyst Training

Agile Business Analyst Training

Business Analyst Training with Trade Finance

Business Analyst Training with Trade Finance

ECBA Exam Simulator

ECBA Exam Simulator

BA Training with Healthcare Domain

BA Training with Healthcare Domain

BA with Investment Banking Domain

BA Training with Investment Banking

Business Analysis Tutorial for beginners

Business Analyst Tutorial for beginners

Business Analyst Tutorial for beginners

In this business analysis tutorial for beginners, you will learn the basics of activities conducted by a business analyst. These tutorials are recorded in simple to understand language so that almost anyone can understand.

These videos are the recordings of our Business Analyst course for ECBA Certification.  This course is designed for IT & Non-IT professionals.  These videos are uploaded on our Youtube channel as well but in this tutorial for beginners, they have been arranged in a sequence.

Business Analyst Tutorial topics

In this business analysis tutorial for beginners, following topics are included:

Tutorial I:  Software development process for beginners (Non-IT professionals)

Tutorial II: Understanding Software development process with a case study

Tutorial III: Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (SDLC) basics

Tutorial IV: Requirements Analysis and Modelling with UML diagrams

Tutorial V: Verification and Validation

 

Software development process for beginners

In this video, we have used construction of a house to explain the software development process. You will find it pretty simple to understand the concepts explained in this video. This class recording is a representative of our approach to teach.

Understanding Software development process with a case study

The second part of business analyst tutorial series discusses the phases of a software development methodology with the help of a simple application. Explained in a simple of understand language, it familiarizes you software development process using industry jargons.

Software Development Life cycle Methodologies (SDLC Basics)

In this video, you will learn the basics of software development methodologies including waterfall, Agile and others. These methodologies are used to develop software applications and understanding their pros and cons is an important part of every business analyst skills.

 

Requirements Analysis and Modelling with UML diagrams

In the previous tutorial, we discussed the some of the most used SDLC methodologies. Having understood that, the next step is to discuss, how do business analyst gather, analyse and model the requirements.

A business analyst can make use of multiple diagrams like Use cases, Activity Diagrams and Sequence diagrams. Using these diagrams along with prototypes, a business analyst develops the System Requirements Specifications (SRS) document.

Verification and Validation

Verification and validation are integral part of software development process. Business analysts play an important role in these activities.

In this tutorial, you will learn about the verification and validation activities. You will also learn how are they conducted?

 

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About Techcanvass

Techcanvass offers IT certification courses for professionals. We are an IIBA endorsed education provider (EEP), iSQI ATP (for Certified Agile Business Analyst Training) as well as Agile Testing alliance partner for CP-SAT certification training in Selenium.

We have a Business analyst training course with domain training in-built into it. This training program offers you the opportunity to get certified with ECBA certification as well as have banking domain understanding.

Business Analyst Training - ECBA Certification

Business Analyst Course

Business Analyst Training with Banking

Business Analyst Training with Banking

Agile Business Analyst Training

Agile Business Analyst Training

Business Analyst Training with Trade Finance

Business Analyst Training with Trade Finance

ECBA Exam Simulator

ECBA Exam Simulator

BA Training with Healthcare Domain

BA Training with Healthcare Domain

BA with Investment Banking Domain

BA Training with Investment Banking

 

What is requirements analysis and modelling?

What is requirements analysis and modelling?

Requirements analysis and modelling is probably the most important skill for a business analyst. The success of any software project depends on the this task. Requirements analysis and modelling involves multiple tasks:

  • Understanding business requirements
  • Decomposition and analysis of requirements
  • Categorization of requirements
  • Modelling of requirements

The basic objective is to make sure that you understand the requirements from the customer perspective, translate it into requirements, which software development team can understand. Requirements understanding has been one of the key factors for software projects’ poor record. Read the post below:

Why do we go wrong in Requirements gathering?

Requirements Analysis and Modelling Techniques

Several requirements analysis and modelling (RAM) techniques are practiced to conduct this activity. Some of these techniques are as follows:

  • Structured RAM with DFD and ER diagrams
  • RAM with UML diagrams
  • Using BPMN and other similar techniques
  • Custom Technique

As a business analyst, you should learn at least couple of techniques and when to use them? It will help you in having a better perspective and use of correct technique in a given context.

In this video, I have explained some really basic concepts and a completely custom technique for requirements analysis and modelling. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge to understand it.

What’s in the video

In this video, I have explained the basics of Requirements analysis & modeling. Some of the important topics covered in this webinar are as follows:

a) What are C & D Requirements?

b) What & Why of Modeling

c) What is process modeling?

d) Techniques of Process modeling

What’s next?

If you wish to also learn about requirements analysis and modelling with UML diagrams, you can go through the following article:

Object Oriented Analysis with UML

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Crafting Agile Requirements

In this webinar conducted last Sunday by Techcanvass, the speaker explained the fundamentals of requirements capturing in Agile Projects with the help of an example.

Going through this video, will also help you to understand the basics of Themes, Epic and User stories.

 

Basics of SCRUM and Kanban

In this webinar, the speaker explains the basics of SCRUM and Kanban. It’s a good starting point to learn these AGILE methodologies.

SCRUM and Kanban are two of the most used Agile frameworks in the market today. Organizations are increasingly adopting Agile to develop software projects. In this webinar, the topics covered are as follows:

  • Basics of Scrum
  • Basics of Kanban
  • Sizing for these projects

Here is the recording

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Business Analysis for AGILE Projects

AGILE is the way to GO……………

This statement resonates with most of software professionals. AGILE methodologies like SCRUM, Kanban, XP are getting adopted by more and more projects. Customers prefer this approach as AGILE methodologies de-risks the software automation project.

Techcanvass is a big proponent of giving more important to business analysts in every project as they play an important role in the success of every project. Business Analysis for AGILE Projects is a natural requirement/skill. In this webinar, this little ambiguous topic of Business Analysis for AGILE Projects is discussed at great length. There were some interesting questions and differing opinion from some of the participants.

Watch it and enjoy

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Object Oriented Analysis with UML

Object Oriented Analysis and design is one of the modern approaches for software projects. Object Oriented approach was developed as it is capable of representing real life situations like classes and objects.

Requirements Analysis is an important activity of every bespoke project to be performed by Business Analysts. UML modeling is one of the techniques for requirements analysis. In this webinar, the speaker discussed the requirement analysis approach. With the help of case studies, the steps for Object oriented methodology has been discussed in this webinar.

You can watch the video below:

 

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Understanding Requirements

Understanding requirements is probably one of the most important part of any software project. This is also one of the most important reasons of failure of a project. Business Analysts deal with requirements on a daily basis and having the ability to be able to extract the complete and proper requirements from the customer is the key.

In this class recording on requirements, the trainer deals with basics of requirements and how requirements are developed. This understanding is a pre-requisite to understand process modeling.

If you are looking to make your next career move and if that happens to be a Business Analyst, you might like to grab a copy of the following book.

Business Analyst Career planning and resource guide

My effort has been to provide you as much information as possible, for paving the way for becoming a business analyst. This guide refers to some other guides and posts. In case you wish to get the complete guide in PDF format, write to us at info@techcanvass.com with subject line as “Planning and approach guide to become a business analyst”.

Career planning guide for Business Analyst

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