Having clear career goals is a significant first step. Acting on them makes life’s journey more exciting and rewarding.
Saurav Goel took a bold leap toward achieving his career ambitions by enrolling in Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Certification online course. While working at Accenture, Goel always wanted a role in analytics, but his hopes were thwarted because he didn’t have the necessary background. So, his company encouraged him to take courses and acquire new marketable skills.
Goel first compared different learning options and found that Simplilearn offers more comprehensive courses, has a great variety of offerings, and is easier to learn. Plus, Simplilearn offered the online flexibility Goel needed for his current work schedule.
“Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Course is very good,” Goel said. “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.”
A Bridge Between IT and Business Operations
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:
- Planning and monitoring – identifying stakeholders, defining roles, developing estimation, planning communication, determining deliverables, and defining metrics.
- Requirements elicitation – defining stakeholder needs and concerns.
- Requirements management and communication – communicating with stakeholders to ensure an understanding and consensus of solutions and requirements.
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.
Simplilearn’s Ease and Flexibility
Goel admitted he was a little hesitant about taking an online course since it was a new experience for him, but he found it easy to manage and even easier to learn. He also particularly enjoyed the flexibility Simplilearn offered when life interjected, and he had to delay his studies.
“Due to some personal reasons, I was not able to continue the course for three months,” he said. “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.”
He added that he particularly enjoyed working on Tableau, an advanced business intelligence and analytical tool used to build visualizations, design dashboards, and organize data to make smarter business decisions.
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Results that Speak for Themselves
After completing the Business Analytics Course, Goel started getting new assignments at his current job and interview inquiries from outside the organization — another goal of his before signing up for the course. Today he is a senior manager at Genpact. He has recommended the course to some of his friends and plans to take up Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Course in the future.
“I am very happy with the quality of the course and material provided,” Goel said. “Overall, it is a great experience.”
“My dream of getting into analytics has finally come true.”