Which MBA Specialization Would Enhance My BA / PM Career?

 
 
How Do I Become A Business Analyst?
How Do I Become A Business Analyst?

This question was submitted by Anit Patel, a Business Analyst & Software Tester from Sydney, Australia.

I have completed my B.E in Computer Engineering and my Masters in Information Technology (IT).

Now I am working in Software Testing from more than 4 years at the moment. Now, I am looking towards a career in Business Analysis or Project Mgmt.

I will also be more interested in doing BA in Banking Domain later on….

What would be the best way to proceed in my situation ?

Which Credentials Are Needed for Entry Level Business Analyst Positions?

 
 
How Do I Start A Business Analyst Career?
How Do I Start A Business Analyst Career?

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Question

What credentials are needed to aquire an entry level postion as Business Analyst?

How does one get their foot in the door? Since experience is one of the prequisites to getting your CBAP.

How does a person get a BA position in the first place to gain needed experience?

Answer

Credentials are a set of criteria that will establish you are qualified and will get you in the door. The three best credentials to gain in becoming a business analyst are knowledge, skills and experience.
Knowledge.

How To Get Business Analysis Skills And Experience

 
 
How To Get Hands-on Business Analysis Skills Experience
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Dear,

I am an MCA graduate with 2yrs work Exp as a Software Engineer in India and 8 months of Sales and Marketing experience in UAE.

When I was working as Software Engineer i got a chance to work with client service and Business Analysts.

My skills and interest leads me to become a Business Analyst.

I joined as a Relationship officer (Sales) as a part of plan to change my career line into management side as well as develop my communications and inter personal skills by dealing many people directly and indirectly, which are the key skills for a BA.

Looking To Find Accelerated Training for the Business Analyst Role?

 
 

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I am looking for accelerated training for the Business Analyst role.

Gaining hands on practice with business analyst tasks, and tools, in as short a period of time as possible – mastering the skills that are likely to be used most frequently and/or for the longest duration during a typical day – is the goal.

Is a Banking Job Helpful for Starting A Business Analyst Job?

 
 

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Ask A BA Question
I completed my M.C.A (Master of Computer Applications) in 2009 and I have a B.C.A (Bachelor of Computer Applications) from 2004.

Presently i am working in a Bank as an Assistant Manager since Oct, 2009 but I want to become a Business Analyst.

So kindly confirm if my experience is useful for a Business Analyst job or shall i do any certification courses in addition to the experience.

And suggest to me the best path to becoming a Business Analyst based on my academic information.

Thanks in advance.