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Courses for Business Analysts including exams and CBAP, CSBA Certifications

31 Jan, 2019
Zarantech LLC offers business analyst certification courses in West Des Moines, IA, United States. Learn 40 hours of virtual online BA Training provided by Zarantech LLC. Our BA expert trainers provide highly interactive training session on BA, CBAP, and CSBA Certifications. We also provide resume guidance, interview guidance, and mock interviews for our registered participants.
Business Analysis Professional Role Based Training


Training Details

Course Duration: 40 hours Training + Assignments + Case Studies

Training Materials: All attendees will receive,

Assignment after each module, Video recording of every session
Notes and study material for examples covered.
Access to the Training Blog & Repository of Materials


Should have good communication and documentation skills
Should have the basic knowledge of an IT project life cycle

Who Should Join the Training?:

Entry-level IT Business Analysts
Non IT professionals aspiring to get into Business analysis/analyst.
Self-taught IT Business Analysts wanting to fill in the gaps and put all the pieces together
Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area

Advantages of Business Analyst online:

If you are just starting out on your Business Analyst career, looking for online Business Analysis training materials to improve your BA practice or looking for a career change to Business Analysis, then ZaranTech has the right level of BA online training. By enrolling for Business Analyst courses with us you get the required Business Analyst training material, Business Analyst interview questions, Business Analysis Certification exam practice test, Business Analyst training videos and case studies based on real-time project which helps you in achieving Business Analyst Certification.

Training Format:

This course is delivered as a highly interactive session, with extensive live examples. This course is Live Instructor led Online training delivered using Cisco Webex Meeting center Web and Audio Conferencing tool.

Timing: Weekdays and Weekends after work hours.

Training Highlights

Focus on Hands on training with lot of assignments, practice exercises and quizzes
Assignments, Video recordings after each session posted on Training Blog
Quality Study material
Case Studies based on Real-time project based Scenarios
Certification Guidance
Certificate of Participation at the end.


How are we Different from other Training Institutes?

Role-specific training instead of Product-based training - We are the leaders in providing **Role-Specific training and e-learning solutions for individuals and corporations. Our curriculum are based on real-time job functions as opposed to being product-based. Real-time scenarios and troubleshooting techniques shown in class.

(**Role based training - Here our trainers share their real-time implementation experience in the class. The trainer will work with participant on several Case Studies based on a actual projects. This gives the participant an understanding of how things are accomplished in real-time environment. The idea is to get the participant familiar of the process, real-time.)

Longer Course Durations - We provide students with more detailed training with Assignments based on the real-time scenarios as well as case studies so that the students take away relevant experience in their respective platform.

We offer Training Blogs using Google Site - The Training Blogs are a common platform for both the trainer as well as the trainees to interact with, discuss queries with the trainers, upload assignments and referring assignments. Training Blogs helps the student to attend the sessions anywhere, anytime, using laptop, desktop or tabs/palmtops.

We provide study materials using Google Drive –We provide access to a Repository of materials for training using Google Drive Cloud. The students are given access to their respective modules using Google Drive for which they have access for lifetime and can be accessed anywhere any time.

For our SAP Trainings –We offer the longest duration of Courses in SAP as compared to any other training institute out there. Our SAP training programs are very detailed. Integration with other SAP modules is covered as a part of our training programs.

Never miss a session - We video record every online training sessions and post the Video recording on the training Blog after the session. So if a students misses a Live Online session, the Video is always available on the Blog. Other students can always go back to these video recordings for review purpose or just to go over.

Highly Qualified and Well Experienced Trainers - Our Trainers are highly qualified and are well experienced in their respective domains. We have trainers from USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and many other countries.

Case Studies and Assignments Based on Real Scenarios - The Case Studies and Assignments assigned to the students are based on real-time scenarios out the Trainers Past Projects they were involved in.

Certification Assistance - During and at the end of training, the Sr. trainer will provide Certification questions and answers to help you clear the Certification (if required). They will guide each student the required Certification program as well as they themselves are Certified. Every student also receives a ZaranTech Training Completion Certificate as well.

Career Counseling - If you are New to IT and want career counseling to help you decide which stream to go into, please click the link, http://www.zarantech.com/free-career-counseling/ and fill out the Career Counseling form and one of our counselors will get in touch.

Placement Assistance - Our “After the training” team can also help you with Resume prep guidance, Interviews questions and Mock interviews after your training is complete.

Topics Covered

Modules Covered in this Training

The Business Analyst Training uses best practices and guidelines from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in their Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® v2.0). The training content is customized to meet the practical needs of a Business Analyst professional.

In this training, attendees learn:

Module 1. Introduction to Business Analysis

Module 2. Understanding and Capturing business needs

Module 3. Requirement Analysis Process

Module 4. Creating Requirement gathering strategy

Module 5. Modeling Data and Processes

Module 6. UML Methodology

Module 7. Creating Effective Use Cases

Module 8. Business Analysis Tools

Module 9. Requirement Gathering, Business Modeling & Analysis Tools - MS Visio & Enterprise Architect

Module 10. Project Documentation and Management

Module 11. Software Testing

Module 12. Overview of International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®, Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK),Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) ®

Module 13. Requirement Gathering, Analysis and BRD creation in Real World domains, such as Financial, Health Care, Technology, Transportation and Automobile domain

Attendees also learn:

Resume Preparation Guidelines and Tips
Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation Tips

Topics Covered

Introduction to Business Analysis

Introduction to Business Analysis
Business Composition and Architecture
Roles and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Need for a Business Analyst
Project Team
Importance of a Business Analyst in the Project Team

Business Analysis Techniques

PESTLE - Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Environmental
MOST - Mission, Objectives, Strategies, Tactics
SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
CATWOE - Customers, Actors, Transformation Process, World View, Owner, Environmental Constraints

System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Understanding Concept of Business Modeling
Requirement Gathering

Understanding and Capturing business needs

Setting up priorities
Feasibility studies
Project scope
Risk assessment
Evaluating and selecting an initiative
Setting up future vision

Software Engineering Methods

Waterfall Method
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
RAD Methodology
AGILE Methodology
Prototype Model
Comparison between Waterfall & RUP
Artifacts delivered in each phase of RUP

Requirement Analysis Process

Creating Requirement gathering strategy
Requirements Activities
Requirement Gathering Techniques
Different Types of Requirements
Creating Business Requirement Document
Creating Software Requirement Specifications
Requirements Risk Management
Manage Requirements Change

UML Methodology

Use Case Diagrams
Activity Diagrams
Sequence Diagrams
State Chart Diagrams

Use Cases

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

Business Requirement Gathering Tools

Rational Requisite Pro
Enterprise Architect
MS Visio

Business Analysis & Modeling Tools

Enterprise Architect
MS Visio
Rational Rose

Business Process Improvement

Selection of process teams and leader
Process analysis training
Process analysis interview
Process documentation
Review cycle
Problem analysis

Modeling Data and Processes

Data models
Conceptual, logical and physical schemes
Data modeling process
Modeling methodologies
Entity relationship diagrams
Generic data modeling
Semantic data modeling

Software Testing

Introduction to QA Methodology
Role of BA in Testing
Creating Test Plans
Creating Test Cases
Different Testing Methods
Functional and Regression testing
White Box and Black Box Testing
Positive and Negative Testing
GUI and Unit Testing
User Acceptance Testing

Business Analysis Governance

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

Resume Preparation

Resume Review
Resume Preparation Tips
Sample Resumes

Interview Preparation:

Mock Interviews
Interview Preparation Tips
Sample Interview Questions
How to clear an Interview

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis

About the Trainer

About Trainer Naveen:

10 Years of IT Business Analysis Experience, including experience consulting for the “Big Four”
Domain expertise across multiple business verticals including Finance, Health Care and E Commerce
Accomplished trainer with experience conducting corporate workshops for audience of 30 people and more
Experience mentoring Junior Business Analysts for large clients. Independent consultant hired by Federal and State Government agencies to improve Business Analysis on highly visible, operation critical and time sensitive projects.
Member of multiple organizations including the IIBA and PMI

About Trainer Sai:

14+ years of progressive experience from non-IT to IT BSA - Project Manager - Product Manager - Director of Product Management.
6+ years of experience and passion for teaching best practices in the field of Business Analysis, Product and Project Management.
Veteran trainer with ZaranTech, mentored 250+ students over the course of 3 years.
Active Membership with professional organizations such as the IIBA, PMI and Scrum Alliance.
Agile evangelist and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designee.

About Trainer Veronika:

9+ years experience in Information Technology, with emphasis on Business Analysis, Project Management and Software Development Life Cycle.
Expertise in business writing, Business Processes, Business Process Models, Business Flow Diagrams and Requirement Documents, Project Charters, Scope & Project Plans to deliver quality, customized material, web content, digital applications and BI projects.
Working with various domains like Education & Publishing, Energy, Credit Card Processing, Financial, Insurance and Oil & Gas Industry.

About Trainer Varun:

More than 8 years of Consulting & Teaching experience as a Business Analyst & a Quality Assurance Analyst.
Have successfully completed many batches for business analyst training in US and Canada.
Proficient in preparing Project Charter (PC), Business Requirements Document (BRD), and Functional Specification Document (FSD).
Sound understanding and experience with Use Cases.

About Trainer Akshay:

12 years of experience in business analysis and project management in top investment banking companies.
Passionate about teaching and have taught more than 50 senior individuals various courses on business analysis in the past 7 years.
Experienced in setting up business analysis center of excellence including hiring, training, skill development, innovation programs for large clients.
Very hands on with all aspects of business analysis with practical industry experience in diverse projects.
Member of multiple BA and PM related organizations including IIBA and PMI

About Trainer Nishit:

12 years of experience in business analysis, System Analysis, Program and project management in top investment banking, Insurance & IT companies.
Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), Certified by IIBA.
Passionate about teaching, have taught & mentored 100’s of individuals in various courses on business analysis in the past 7 years.
Experienced in setting up business analysis center of excellence including hiring, training, skill development, innovation programs for large clients.
Very hands on with all aspects of business analysis with practical industry experience in diverse projects.
Active member of IIBA and various other local BA charter’s.

Case Study

CASE STUDY #1 - “Healthcare System”

Healthcare System Application:

As the Product Manager for Inner Expressions you are asked to provide one of your largest clients with additional features in the EMR ( Electronic Medical Records Management) System. The client has requested an integrated Referral Management System that tracks patients from Primary care into the Specialist departments. Appointments are created by either the Primary Care Physicians themselves or other clinical staff like Nurse Practitioners or Clinical Assistants. Each appointment must go through the appropriate checks including checking if the patient has an active insurance with the client, whether the insurance program covers the condition of the patient, patient’s preference for location and timings and availability of the Specialist doctor.

Some appointments may have to be reviewed by the Specialists themselves before they can be approved, the administrator of the facility (hospital) must have the ability to choose by appointment type to either make it directly bookable by the Primary Care Staff or as a type that requires review by the specialist. The system should also allow the Primary Care Staff and specialists departments to exchange notes and comments about a particular appointment. If the specialist department requests tests or reports as mandatory for the appointment, the system must ensure that the patient has these available on the date of the appointment.

The system shall also allow users to track the status of patients’ appts & must store the entire clinical history of each patient. This will be used by the hospital for two main purposes; the specialist and the primary care providers will have access to the patients complete medical history before the patient walks in for the appt and hence allowing for better patient care, the Hospital also stores this data in a general data warehouse ( without Protected Health Information) to do analytics on it and come up with local disease management programs for the area. This is aligned with the Hospitals mission of providing top quality preventive medical care.

The Hospital sets about 300 appointments per day and must support about 50 users at the same time. The existing EMR system is based on Java and an Oracle database system.


Identify Actors, Use Cases, Relationships,
Draw Use Case Diagrams
Identify Ideal, Alternate and Exception Flows
Write a Business Requirements Document

CASE STUDY #2 - “Asset Management System”

Asset Management Application:

An e Examination system is also known as (e-Pariksha/ Online Examination Scheduler), an Intelligent Web Application which automates the process of pre examination scheduling of Any Academic Institutions, Universities, Colleges and School. This automations primary scope is to save nature by saving tons of paper involved in conducting the examination. All examination communications are done via email management between student and Academia. Usually any examination would start with Exam Registrations, which is connected to Subject Creation, Exam Room Management , Room Allotment, Examination Hall Dairy, and Absentees Information (Variety of Reports) - Required by UniversityThis WebApp edges two sides of Client side and Server side Application. Client side enables student community to fill up their examination registration form online via internet and also they have privileges to check out their examination details like (Day of Start, Complete Time Table, Day-wise Exam Details and Day seating details of the candidate- like room name, seating number subject, date and time. The Server side involves the processing of each candidate exam registration form into workflow like, Subject Loader, Room Management, Seating Manager, Room Allotment, Room Dairies, Absentee Marking, and Rich Crystal Reports to meet various needs of Data set.The WebApp Admin records new chattel into database, deletes archaic ones, and revises any information related to examination. “User”. All users are known to the system by their USN, ID and their The asset management system keeps track of a number of assets that can be borrowed, their ownership, their availability, their current location, the current borrower and the asset history. Assets include books, software, computers, and peripherals. Assets are entered in the database when acquired, deleted from the database when disposed. The availability is updated whenever it is borrowed or returned. When a borrower fails to return an asset on time, the asset management system sends a reminder to the borrower and informs the asset owner.

The administrator enters new assets in the database, deletes obsolete ones, and updates any information related to assets. The borrower search for assets in the database to determine their availability and borrows and returns assets. The asset owner loans assets to borrowers. Each system has exactly one administrator, one or more asset owners, and one or more borrowers. When referring to any of the above actor, we use the term “user”. All users are known to the system by their name and their email address. The system may keep track of other attributes such as the owner’s telephone number, title, address, and position in the organization.

The system should support at least 200 borrowers and 2000 assets. The system should be extensible to other types of assets. The system should checkpoint the state of the database every day such that it can be recovered in case of data loss. Owners and the administrator are authenticated using a user/password combination. Actors interact with the system via a web browser capable of rendering HTML and HTTP without support for JavaScript and Java.

The persistent storage is realized using an SQL database. The business logic is realized using the WebObjects runtime system. The system includes:


Identify Actors, Use Cases, Relationships,
Draw Use Case Diagrams
Identify Ideal, Alternate and Exception Flows
Write a Business Requirements Document


Social Networking, Cruise Management System, Collegiate Sporting system


How to be a certified Business Analyst?

Certification for Business Analyst can be attained by the aspirant in the following steps:

Step 1: Once training is over,certification for the candidacy application must be done in the customer portal.

Step 2: Registration must be done in customer portal for Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) exam here http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/CBAP-Designation/CBAP-Apply.aspx.

Step 3: Complete the exam and hence you shall be certified.

CCBA certification

Step 1: Once training is over,certification for the candidacy application must be done in the customer portal.

Step 2: Registration must be done in customer portal for Certification of Competency in Business analysis (CCBA) exam here http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/CCBA-Certification/CCBA-Apply.aspx

Step 3: Complete the exam and hence you shall be certified.

What are the requirements for the certification?

To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient
Signed Code of Conduct

To earn the CCBA designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 3750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last seven years
Minimum 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Minimum high school education or equivalent
Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional TM (CBAP®) recipient
Signed Code of Conduct

What is the cost of the examination for Business Analyst certification?

Once the candidate registers on the website, he must pay for the certification exam. The cost for both the exams are $125.

What are the pattern for the exam?

The CCBA and CBAP examination would consist of 150 multiple choice questions.
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