The BA Guide’s
Recommended Course Order
 
With so many courses to choose from, it is sometimes hard to know what you should take next. And while our courses really can be taken in any order, the order we recommend will help to ensure you have the base concepts understood before moving onto the additional details. Happy learning!
 

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COURSE #1:
Business Analysis Fundamentals
From methodologies, to stakeholders, to requirements, to elicitation techniques, and beyond. This course is your one-stop-shop to learn the core concepts of business analysis.

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COURSE #2:
Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, & Scrumban
Demystify the agile mindset and its most popular frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban) to increase your core knowledge and become a successful Agileist.

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COURSE #3:
Identify and Define the Problem
Course #1 of the Business Analysis Process Series
This is the first course in our Business Analysis Process Series, where we teach you the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst throughout a project. This course will you our 5-step ID process; Identify the Problem, Analyze the Root Cause, Determine the Potential Value, Create a Project Proposal, and Gain Project Approval.

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COURSE #4:
Conduct a Strategy Analysis
Course #2 of the Business Analysis Process Series
Once you understand the problem, it is time explore the value in solving it. Similar to the first course in the series, this course breaks down the concepts in a simple 5-step strategy; Analyze the Current State, Define the Future State, Assess the Risks, Determine a Change Strategy, and finally, Create a Business Case.

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COURSE #5:
Plan the Project
Course #3 of the Business Analysis Process Series
Planning is critical to every project's success. Without a plan, you have no guide for how to execute the project and your chances of failing are high. Come learn our 5-step project planning process; Initiate the Project Plan, Create a Requirements Management Plan, Define the Project Plan Details, Conduct Stakeholder Analysis & Engagement, and Set Performance Measures.

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COURSE #6:
Essential Modeling Skills & Techniques
Prospective employers list modeling techniques as one of the most in-demand skills they look for in Business Analysts . This course will provide you the base understanding of eight different popular modeling techniques so you can take advantage of that demand!

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COURSE #7:
Practical (Beginner's) Guide to Process Flowcharts
Process flowcharts are the most commonly used visual modelling technique in organizations today. Regardless of your role, being able to read and create process flowcharts is extremely valuable. Come learn the base symbols, concepts, and best practices through real-world, step-by-step exercises. You will not be disappointed.

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COURSE #8:
Advanced Guide to Process Flowcharts
Once you've enjoyed our first process flowcharts course, this advanced course is a great next step. Learn additional symbols, short-cuts, and best practices via real-world examples and practice activities.

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COURSE #9:
Land Your First Business Analyst Position
This course is designed as a practical, step-by-step guide, to assist you in landing your first job as a Business Analyst! We utilize our vast experience in hiring and managing Business Analysts to provide you with a process you can leverage to begin your career as a Business Analyst!

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COURSE #10:
Software Testing Processes & Technique
Organizations are expecting more and more from Business Analysts. Gone are the days where the Business Analyst could simply focus on writing requirements. Nowadays organizations also need them to be able to assist, or run on their own, efficient and accurate testing. To help you prepare, this course will teach you the base concepts of software testing.

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COURSE #11:
Project Management for the Business Analyst
The fact is, not every project can have a dedicated Project Manager. Sometimes the project is simply too small, or doesn't provide enough value to warrant the overhead costs of another dedicated team member. As a Business Analyst, having the necessary skills and techniques to successfully manage your own projects dramatically increases your value to the company. This puts you in an incredible position for future promotional opportunities.

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