An inaugural class of KZN Business Analysts recently completed the Certificate Programme in Business Analysis with spectacular results. All of the delegates who started the 4-month-long course completed it, with the entire class gaining at least an above-average merit pass, and nearly half getting the certificate with distinction.
The Certificate Programme in Business Analysis is offered by Faculty Training Institute. FTI has operated in Gauteng and the Western Cape for nearly 20 years, and launched the qualification in Durban earlier this year because of growing interest from the KZN business community.
“The excellent results achieved by the inaugural group is a tribute to their dedication and work ethic, and fully justifies the investment we have made in establishing the course in KZN”, says Steve Erlank, Managing Director of FTI. “Our courses are carefully designed to develop complex skills for working professionals, and although they are part-time, they require commitment and application, which this group displayed in abundance. KZN can be proud of the calibre of its BA’s!”
The Certificate Programme in Business Analysis comprises the theoretical component of FTI’s signature Diploma in Business Analysis and is the first step in obtaining the Diploma. Delegates who have completed the Certificate Programme in Business Analysis are able to upgrade to the full Diploma by attending a short 3 month part time upgrade programme, submitting their workplace assignments, and sitting for the final qualifying exam for the Diploma.
“The excellent results of this class prompted us to fast track them into the upgrade programme ahead of schedule” says Frank Biesman-Simons, Programme Manager for the KZN course. Almost all of the delegates felt they were ready for the challenge and could well be graduating with the Diploma later this year“
Business Analysis is one of the fastest-growing careers in the world and offers rich reward for multi-skilled individuals who can combine business knowledge, technological literacy, and strong interpersonal communications skills to help organisations draft the requirements for modern business systems. A Business Analysis qualification offers career opportunities in key emerging sectors critical to the Knowledge Economy. In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, professional and senior business analysts are in short supply. The next Certificate Programme will be available in KZN early in 2011
FTI’s Diploma and Certificate programmes are endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Delegates will earn points (CDU’s) towards the prestigious Certified Business Analysis Professional certification offered by the IIBA®. FTI is also fully accredited with the ISETT SETA in South Africa. .
Steve Erlank, who is also President of the South African chapter of the IIBA®, will be presenting a breakfast seminar entitled “The Strategic Value of the Business Analysis Profession in South Africa”. The event will be held at the Durban Country Club on the 24th of November, 2010 from 07:30 until 09:00. Attendees will learn more about the internal consultancy role of the Business Analyst which has the responsibility for investigating business systems, identifying options for improving business systems and bridging the needs of the business with the use of IT.
Contact Robyn Loy on 021 6834506 or [email protected] to RSVP