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New Post 9/11/2014 1:14 PM
User is offline Kayla S
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New to BA Need Some Advice... 

Hello Alll!!

I'm looking for a Caree Change to be a BA-

As of this moment I have Zero experience and need some Guidence as to where I should start for Training Tools, where to obtain a BA Certification and more...

Your thoughts suggestions and Guidence is welcome! 


I look forward to your responses!

New Post 9/14/2014 12:38 PM
User is offline Adrian M.
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Re: New to BA Need Some Advice... 

Hi Kayla,

Since you have zero experience with the profession, I would suggest that you first try to understand what the role is all about before investing too much time or money in tools and training.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask yourself why you want to be a business analyst (besides money)?
  • Find business analysts that may already work for your current employer and find out what they do.
  • Find a local group of business analysts (such as an IIBA chapter) and attend a few meetings.  Ask questions about what it's like to be one - you'll surely get a wide variety of answers but it will give you a good perspective.
  • Take one or two senior analysts out to lunch and user the opportunity to learn as much as you can "about the profession" - this is not the time to learn the trade.


Adrian Marchis
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