New Business Analyst Curriculum & Skills Assessment Announced By Advanced Concepts Center

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Advanced Concepts Center (ACC), a learning and knowledge transfer solutions company focused on enabling business, management and information technology professionals announced the rollout of their new Business Analyst (BA) curriculum and BA Skills Assessment.

Advanced Concepts Center (ACC), a learning and knowledge transfer solutions company focused on enabling business, management and information technology professionals announced the rollout of their new Business Analyst (BA) curriculum and BA Skills Assessment.

“ACC has offered a BA curriculum for the past 16 years, but with the emergence of the BA Body of Knowledge (BABOK) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the ACC invested in updating our curriculum to align it with the BABOK”, said Carol Miller, VP Professional Services & Curriculum. “The ACC understands our clients require a “solutions” focus to solve their business challenges, which is why our services include our Requirements Management Framework Processes and Templates, as well as a BA Skills Assessment that includes 250 BA skills that we developed for our client base to utilize.”

The Business Analyst is charged with identifying company needs to determine the solutions for those requirements. Their responsibility lies in validating and analyzing current organizational and operational business processes and requirements. The BA role is taking on greater importance as corporations are pressured to improve processes and deliver projects and services on time and within budget. ACC’s BA curriculum and supplemental services will enable BA’s, as well as their colleagues, to better understand their roles, responsibilities, industry best practices, essential tools, techniques, and templates that are necessary to successfully complete requirements and projects in alignment with corporate strategy.

“It is the Business Analyst position that is bridging the gap between the IT and business sides of the organization. The skills needed for this position are our top priority for investment” states David Bieg, ACC Managing Partner. “The ACC consults with our clients to deliver these types of in-demand learning solutions that directly impact their business performance. We offer learning solutions by collaborating with our clients to include components that are relevant to their enterprise. For example, a Skills Gap Assessment Tool and a strategy for driving change throughout the organization using ACC mentors are common parts of the solution.”

One of ACC’s Fortune 100 customers commented, “I wanted to compliment ACC on the high quality courseware we've seen on the Requirements Gathering Techniques Workshop course that Carol and team had redesigned. The student guide is one of the best I've ever seen! I particularly like the way the content is embedded in the document while not taking it over. The case study is also very focused, a good example, and the right length. I believe our students will be thrilled with the results. I can't wait to deliver this pilot class and look at another one of the refreshed courses on the BA learning path. Thank you for being such a great partner vendor. You are awesome and I am glad our companies found each other!”

A sample of ACC’s core BA training program consists of courses covering essential business analyst skills, requirements planning & management, gathering techniques, a use case workshop, testing, and business modeling and process improvement using BPMN. The complete ACC curriculum includes a foundational course, seven core courses, eleven electives as well as specific tool courses. ACC offers students a certificate of completion and the BA curriculum will also support the IIBA certification requirements upon their availability. ACC’s comprehensive BA curriculum is providing critical skills for Fortune 500 clients including corporations from the Financial Services, Hospitality & Entertainment, Defense, Government and Healthcare verticals. To learn more about the Advanced Concepts Center Business Analyst education offerings, click the link below to the ACC’s Business Analyst Learning Path: http://12.164.75.2/productionACC/courseCatalog/blendedLearningStreams/BA-LP-6.04.pdf

About Advanced Concepts Center, LLC

ACC is a learning solutions & consulting company focused on educating information technology & management professionals via a broad range of powerful knowledge transfer services that rapidly assess and improve employee productivity. The ACC’s products and services provide our clients with cost competitive and cost effective solutions to solve their business problems.

For more information, e-mail david.bieg @ acclearning.com, call, toll free, 1.800.438.7246 or visit our website http://www.acclearning.com.

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