This post answers a question submitted by Elena who is “looking for the right study program for becoming a professional business analyst”.
There is an old comedy sketch quoted by many that tells of a young man asking directions in New York City.
He stops a man on the street and asks, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” to which the man replies, “practice, my son practice.“
That is how it is with becoming a professional business analyst. Practice and proven performance are looked upon with more favor than a degree or certification, even the much touted MBA.
While a resume’ filled with degrees looks good, those hiring in the Business Analyst industry are actually more interested in your performance on the job in the face of constant changes in the industry!