is information technology skills required to be a successful business analyst?

 
 
what tools do business analysts use?
what tools do business analysts use?

Are Information Technology Skills necessarily or required to be a successful business analyst?

Thanks, Hayley

According to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK), a business analyst performs business analysis activities, no matter what their job title or organizational role may be.

However the BABOK does not spell out a long, cumbersome list of programs and software skills or programs as mandatory skills for business analysts.

The business analyst does, however, need to know how to communicate with the Information Technology (IT) team members intelligently, using some degree of technical knowledge.