EXIN BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

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EXIN BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

EXIN BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis covers a range of fundamental knowledge needed for a business analysis role. This includes the roles and competencies required as well as strategic analysis, business system, process modeling, and business case development.
The EXIN BCS Business Analysis scheme has been developed by the British Computer Society (BCS). BCS is the chartered institute for IT and harnesses expertise from a network of specialists from industry, academia and business.
With this certification, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques. Key areas are: the role and competencies of a business analyst, strategy analysis, business system and business process modelling stakeholder analysis, investigation and modelling techniques, requirements engineering, business case development.
This certification provides a foundation for the range of specialist BCS modular certificates in the areas of Business Analysis, IS Consultancy and Business Change. The certification can also be used as the knowledge-based specialist module for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. In addition, the certification provides foundation-level Business Analysis knowledge for specialists in other disciplines, particularly Business Analysts, Product Managers, Project Managers and System Developers.
This course is covered as a 3 Days Classroom workshop.

Target group

This foundation-level certification is beneficial to IT professionals who require solid background knowledge of business analysis. It is especially relevant to:

  • Business analysts
  • Business Value Optimization Professionals
  • New and aspiring Product Managers and Product Owners
  • Requirements Analysts
  • Project managers
  • Business Managers
  • Business change managers.

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Certifications Details

EXIN was founded in the Netherlands in 1984 as an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. It has over 30 years’ experience in the field of developing exams, accrediting partners and has certified over 2 million professionals worldwide.
Since 1984, EXIN is a leading independent exam and certification institute, having certified millions of professionals in the digital domain. EXIN has over 1000 accredited partners in more than 165 countries worldwide. EXIN enables digital transformation by assessing and validating competences.

  • What is Business Analysis
  • The Competencies of a Business Analyst
  • Strategy Analysis
  • The Business Analysis Process Model
  • Investigation Techniques
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Modelling Business Processes
  • Defining the Solution
  • Making a Business and Financial Case
  • Establishing the Requirements
  • Documenting and Managing the Requirements
  • Modelling Requirements
  • Delivering the Requirements
  • Delivering the Business Solution

Examination type

  • Computer-based or paper-based multiple-choice questions


  • 60 minutes

Number of questions

  • 40 (Multiple Choice)

Pass mark

  • 65%

Open book

  • No

Electronic equipment allowed

  • No


  • Advanced

The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.

Start and End Times

  • The course starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00 on both days.

Format and Class Size

  • The training course is taught as an instructor-led workshop with an appropriate mix of lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises. We aim to limit the class size to 20 attendees.