Business Analyst Certificate

Why not leverage your college education and step into an exciting career as a Business Analyst? This is one of the “in-demand” fields within the IT sector and it doesn't require a computer science or programming background. Information Technology Business Analyst job openings are expected to grow by 22% over the next 10 years and offer students an excellent career path that can provide excellent pay and benefits.

This comprehensive certification program is designed to provide qualified students with necessary skills and industry certification (IIBA/ECBA Certification) that can lead to a Business Analyst career. Industry experts will teach and expose students to problem analysis, requirement gathering, use cases, meeting organization, Agile system development, data mining, analytic and project management basics. This field may be of strong interest to individuals working in advertising and marketing, business strategy, research, or finance.

Prerequisites for this course include BA, BS, or AS degree (does not need to be in computer science), general computer literacy, MicroSoft Office experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

For more information contact Pam Walsh (203) 285-2142 or pwalsh@gatewayct.edu.


STATISTICAL FOUNDATIONS IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Reviews the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics including mean, median, mode or grouped and non-grouped data, permutations, combinations, applications of distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Uses computing statistical software such as Excel with add-ins and/or technology as needed or appropriate.
DATA ANALYTICS IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS
This course will provide the student the ability to analyze data over industry software platforms to include advanced excel methodology, Tableau, and Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence).
INDUSTRY PATHWAYS IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS
This course is broken up into two parts to provide the student with experiential knowledge. The student will be introduced to industries utilizing analysis as a tool and will complete a capstone project by the end of the course to leverage employment.
BUSINESS ANALYST CORE COMPETENCIES
The curriculum, developed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), is designed to achieve the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA). The course will teach students the basic Business Analyst framework to include Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation and Collaboration, Strategy Analysis, Requirements Life Cycle Management, and Design Definition (RADD) and Solution Evaluation.
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The course will teach entry level concepts to effective project management to include project lifecycle, meeting coordination, timeline management, teamwork/collaboration, prioritization, documentation, and implementation. The student will leave with a solid understanding of the transition steps from analysis to project management facilitation.
IIBA EXAM PREP
Students will prepare for the ECBA exam focusing on documented questions and answers available from multiple sources. Review will focus on items like projects, brainstorming collaboration, requirement gathering, prioritization, requirement architecture and other related subjects.