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New Post 8/25/2010 12:09 PM
User is offline Monali
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Re: Looking to get started 

Hello Supriya,

I read ur replies to the post "Looking to get started". In my case, I have been developer so far, mid level with Masters in CS. However, now I am being offered position of IT BA. With no business background:

1. how would you propose me to start my career as BA?

2. Which certifications would be useful for me?

3. Is it necessary that I pursue parttime MBA?

4. What if I DO NOT wish to pursue MBA?

5. Are there any good online classes that I can attend for better understanding of BA role/ duties? So that I do not pursue MBA.

6. which books should I read?

Please help. I wrote to your [email protected] id but the email id didn't work.


New Post 8/30/2010 1:33 PM
User is offline [email protected]
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Re: Looking to get started 

Hello there,

You are in a really good position as you are thinking. You have an IT background that is a big plus.Atleast you know how the industry works.


To get started:


1. I would recommend to take some really good course.But do not focus on courses that want to train you in a specific area.You want to go for a course that will train you in everything and will also prepare you for interviews and resume . EG the course I offer is called as Business Analysis Boot camp and is espefecially designed for students like you.


You can get an idea of what I'm talking about.


2. Your 2nd question is around certification. As a BA if you want to get certified, get certified from IIBA. But IIBA want some previous experience for you to sit in an exam.I suggest , do not focus so much on certifications at this point. You can put training's in your resume and that to tell the employer that you are serious in what you are doing


3. It is not necessary to have an MBA for Business Analyst. But, or long term as you grow it is definitely a good education for management posiitons later.

4.That is ok... if you do not want MBA , it wnt hurt your resume. And ofcourse it is expensive, so you cannot just takethis big decision withouth looking at a bigger picture

5. I offer classes. Go to

In fact I'm conductin a demo session today at 8.30 p.m CST .Email me if you are interested to attend the free session

[email protected], [email protected]


6. There is no one book that covers all the requirements concepts. I have tons of materials that I have prepared and I teach. I'm in the process of releasing a one show stop for BA's.I will be happy to share it when it is ready....




[email protected]




New Post 11/23/2011 10:23 PM
User is offline garagedoors
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Re: Looking to get started  

for looking to get started 1st of all need to deep knowdge of that matter n as so as hard working.

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