EXIN BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

EXIN BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis


This certificate covers the range of concepts, approaches and techniques that are applicable to Business Analysis. Candidates are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of these aspects of Business Analysis.


Target group

The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.  



This Foundation in Business Analysis certificate can be studied alongside other BA Foundation certificates, prior to progressing to Practitioner level.


e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

The mapping of this certificate against the e-Competence Framework.


 e-CF Area   e-Competence e-1 e-2 e-3 e-4 e-5
PLAN A.1. IS and Business Strategy Alignment          
A.3. Business Plan Development          

Documentation Production




D.10. Information and Knowledge Management          

Needs Identification

MANAGE E.4. Relationship Management
E.5. Process Improvement          

Legend for coverage:

  General - The competence is covered at the level indicated
  Partial - The competence is covered to some extent
  Superficial - Relevant knowledge is covered to some extent
  The competence level is available in the framework
  The competence level is not available in the framework


SFIA Mapping

The mapping of this certificate against the Skills Framework for the Information Age.


 Level  Levels of Knowledge     Levels of Skill and Responsibility (SFIA)  
7   Set strategy, inspire and mobilize
6 Evaluate Initiate and influence
5 Synthesize Ensure and advice
4 Analyze Enable
3 Apply  Apply
2 Understand  Assist
1 Remember  Follow





Exam content

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


Exam Details

Exam duratation 60 Minutes
Number of questions:
Pass mark: 65%
Open book/notes: no
Electronic equipment permitted: no


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