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?
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.
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.
You want to learn or master all the core business analysis skills, and get a lot of hands-on experience before you start working on your business analyst certification for the following reasons:
Hands-On Experience Is Now Required For Certification: Nowadays, more certification providers are requiring lots of hands on experience (3, 4 or more years). It is now becoming accepted that you there is not much value in pursuing a certification except you’ve actually worked in an industry for a number of years and you have hands-on business analyst experience.