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For me having clear career goals has always been important. It helps me understand what I need to aim for and how my journey is going to start. I always found Analytics fascinating, things you can do with data is amazing. My journey isn’t a traditional one at all. 

While working at Accenture, I wanted to try for a role in analytics, but I didn’t have the heart to pursue my dreams because I didn’t have the necessary background. My amazing managers at my company encouraged me to take courses and acquire new marketable skills.

After extensive research and comparing different learning options, I found Simplilearn which offered courses that were more comprehensive, had a great variety of offerings and had an easier learning path. Plus, Simplilearn also offered the online flexibility I needed for his current work schedule. 

So, I took the leap towards my new career goals and enrolled in Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Certification online course. While other Simplilearn courses were also enticing, such as data science with R, Python, and SAS, I decided it would be better to get started with the Business Analytics Expert course first.

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The course was truly magnificent. The content, study material, and the videos are outstanding. If someone wants to get into analytics, this is a great course to take and acquire the required skills. I would definitely recommend this course and Simplilearn.

Simplilearn’s Ease and Flexibility

While I was a little hesitant about taking an online course since it was a new experience, I found it easy to manage and even easier to learn. I also enjoyed the flexibility Simplilearn offered when life interjected, and I had to delay my studies for other priorities. 

Due to some personal reasons, I was not able to continue the course for three months. But I was able to talk it over with Simplilearn’s support team and was given the extension. It is the main reason I was able to complete the course.

I loved getting the real-world experience of working on Tableau, an advanced business intelligence and analytical tool used to build visualizations, design dashboards and organize data to make smarter business decisions. 

Results that Speak for Themselves

After completing the Business Analytics Course, I started working on new assignments at Accenture and even got a few interview inquiries from outside the organization — which was another goal for me before signing up for the course. Today,  I am a senior manager at Genpact. 

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I am very happy with the quality of the course and material provided. Overall, it is a great experience and I’ve already shared Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Course with my friends who are looking for a career change.

With Simplilearn, my dream of getting into analytics has finally come true.

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A Word From Simplilearn on Business Analytics

A business analyst helps organizations improve efficiency and profitability by bridging the gap between business and IT. It’s an important strategic role. Business analysts are in demand as consultants, architects, system analysts, and product managers. They recommend ways to reduce costs, streamline inefficiencies and make operations more competitive. Understanding an organization’s business objectives, business analysts help bring aboard the technology needed to achieve these goals. 

Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Certification Course trains professionals on all three aspects of business analysis: 

  1. Planning and monitoring – identifying stakeholders, defining roles, developing estimation, planning communication, determining deliverables, and defining metrics.
  2. Requirements elicitation – defining stakeholder needs and concerns.
  3. Requirements management and communication ­– communicating with stakeholders to ensure an understanding and consensus of solutions and requirements.

Simplilearn’s course gives students experience with a wealth of analytical tools, providing expertise in Excel, CBAP®, Tableau, Agile ScrumMaster, SQL, CCBA™, and Agile Scrum Foundation. 

At the end of the course, students get to put their learning into practice with a capstone project that provides high-touch mentoring sessions with expert industry trainers. Students can choose from the following industry areas:

  • Banking: Students build a plan to introduce e-fixed deposits for a global bank.
  • Hospitality: Students devise and implement a restaurant management system.
  • Retail: Students create an online pantry launch plan for consumers to receive essential products. 

Business analysts need a solid business background or information technology expertise. Most entry-level business analysts have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, or IT.

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