Business Analyst Bootcamp

Key Features

40 hours of awesome Business Analysis and Project Management and IT fundamentals education

Study material provided

Early Bird Discounted Price

Daily homework and quizzes

Retake classes for free as many times as you want

No contracts to work with us. Learn and take up a job with anyone

Chance of internships with start ups or work with any placement agency

Learn BA by AB (Business Analysis by Alok Bhatia)

A BA is a professional who acts as a liaison between the business group (or end users) of a software application and the technical group that designs, develops and does testing on the application.

Yes, you can be a BA.  You just need to have superior communication skills. Sync IT Learning provides all the technical details that one needs to be a business analyst. A business analyst’s job is to gather requirements of the software product by conducting interviews, conducting user focus groups, writing project charters, process flow diagrams, etc. So, if you are a generally smart person who enjoys communicating with people and are ready to embrace IT as your career, you are the right person for BA skills. Sync IT Learning provides all the technical training that you would need to be a successful Business Analyst. So, if you have leadership skills in you, you will be an excellent BA. You just need a coach who will teach you all the buzz words, educate you on basic BA principles, and you can be a BA.

There is a tremendous demand for BAs. Login to dice, monster, etc. and do a search for Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and you will see lots of open positions.

 

Course Commencement Dates:

Jan 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th &
20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2020 (10 Days)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PSTRegister Now!Instructor : Alok Bhatia
Feb 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th &
Mar 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 2020 (10 Days)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PSTRegister Now!Instructor : Alok Bhatia
Mar 30th, 31st, Apr 1st, 2nd, 3rd, &
Apr 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th 2020 (10 Days)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PSTRegister Now!Instructor : Alok Bhatia
Dec 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th &
16th, 17th, 18th,19th 20th, 2019 (10 Days)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST Sold Out Instructor : Alok Bhatia

 

Fee Structure:

Regular price $750
Early Bird price (sign up 15 days before the start of every batch) – $650.00

Class Timings:  9:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. PST

Address: 4580 Automall Pkway #121, Fremont, CA, 94538

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How long is the training? What are the timings?

Generally, trainings are for 2 weeks.  5 days a week.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 1 pm PST [for 2 weeks]

New batch starts every month.

2. When does the training start?

New training batches start every month.

3. What do you teach in Business Analyst class?


Topics:

  • Basic Business Analyst and Project management principles review
    1. Triple Constraint
    2. PMBOK
    3. Software project Roles and responsibilities
    4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
    1. SDLC Models (Waterfall model, Prototyping model, RUP cycles, Agile)
  • Concept Phase deliverables
    1. Project Charter
  • Requirements Phase deliverables
    1. Gathering Business Requirements – Business group
    2. Gathering Functional Requirements – Business Analyst/Project Manager/Systems Analyst/Implementation Specialist
    3. UML: Unified Modeling Language Diagrams – MS Visio
    4. Requirements Traceability Matrix
    5. Real World examples of Requirements.
  • Design Phase deliverables
    1. Gathering Technical Requirements – Design documents
    2. N-Tier architecture – MS Visio
  • Project Planning (Project Management)
    1. Estimating a software project
    2. WBS (Work Breakdown structure)
    3. Estimating Task Duration
    4. Determining Task Dependencies
    5. Network Diagram
    6. Different type of task dependencies (Start to Start, Finish to Finish, Start to Finish)
    7. Identifying Milestones
    8. Critical Path
    9. Project Schedule
    10. Using Microsoft Project to create a real-life project schedule
  • Business Analysis principles:
    1. Scope change management
  • Development Phase activities
    1. SQL Principles using Oracle
      1. TOAD
    2. Intro to XML, Schemas, DTDs. – Use of XML Spy
  • Other topics:
    1. Build Vs. Buy – Different Contract Types
    2. Software Development Standards – Briefly touch upon ISO, PMI, SEI/CMM
  • Quality Assurance
    1. Types of Software testing
    2. Test plans, test cases, test calendar
    3. Real World Examples of QA documents
    4. Bugzilla (Bug Management Tool)
    5. Peer Reviews
  • Agile – Scrum
  • Real world BAs: What they do.
    1. How to make a conference call
    2. How to set up a meeting using Outlook


4. What is a Business Analyst (BA) anyways?

A BA is a professional who acts as a liaison between the business group (or end users) of a software application and the technical group that designs, develops and does testing on the application.

5. What qualifications do I need to be a Business Analyst?

You just need to have good communication skills.  Sync IT Learning (SIL) provides all the technical details that one needs to be a business analyst.  A business analyst’s job is to gather requirements of the software product by conducting interviews, conducting user focus groups, writing project charters, process flow diagrams, etc.   So, if you are a generally smart person who enjoys communicating with people and are ready to embrace IT as your career, you are the right person for BA skills.  Sync IT Learning provides all the technical training that you would need to be a successful Business Analyst.   So, if you have leadership skills in you, you will be an excellent BA.  You just need a coach who will teach you all the buzz words and educate you on basic BA principles.

6. Do you need to know programming to be a BA?

No

7. Is there a demand for BAs?

There is a tremendous demand for BAs.  Login to dice, monster, etc. and do a search for Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and you will see lots of open positions.  We get to the tune of 10 BA requirements a day.

8. What career path can I expect once I become a BA?

Generally, Business Analysts become Software Project Managers after a few years on the job.  You could take PMP certification (Project Management Professional) and then become a Program Manager.  It is a fastest way into management and into six figures job within 2-3 years of taking Sync IT Learning training.  A lot of concepts covered in Sync IT Learning’s BA class actually prepare you to be a Project Manager for software development groups where you manage the work of software engineers, Database administrators, Quality Assurance Engineers etc..  Remember, the job of a Project Manager or a Business Analyst is not to do the work but to get the job done.  If you want to move into other fields like management consulting, strategic consulting, Business Process Reengineering, etc. all these are very easy options to move into. After being a PM, you can also become an Account Manager for companies like HCL, Wipro, Infosys.  Titles you can hope to have say in 5 years:

  • Product Manager
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Director of Project Management Office
  • QA Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Sales Account Executive

9. How extensively is UML covered in the BA class?

If you are already familiar with UML (Unified Modeling Language) you will perhaps need a more targeted course to take your knowledge to the next level.  We cannot afford to go too deep into any one topic as we cover a lot in 2 weeks.  You learn enough and then you keep learning and growing from there.  To give you an idea, we cover UML for 2 hours.

10. Is there a fee for the course?

Yes, $750 fee.  You can audit 2 classes but after that, you will have to pay the fees.

11. Who can I contact for more information?

This FAQ should answer most of your questions.  But, if you still have more questions or want to sign up, please contact your salesperson who sent you this FAQ or call the main number 510-799-9040.  You can also email info@syncitlearning.com.

12. Will I get software from you like MS Visio, etc. installed on my own machines so I can practice at home?

No.  You can download trial versions of software on your home machines and play with them for a limited time.

13. Is there a contract?

No, Sync IT Learning is not a staffing agency. It is a IT certifications and education company!  Contracts are typically present with companies who expect you to work with them for a certain period of time.

14. Does Sync IT Learning also process H-1 visas for their candidates?

No

15. Can you give me references of some of your past candidates?

Yes, absolutely.  We can give you references of all kinds of candidates.  For any of the certifications we provide.  Please ask your salesperson for detail.

16. Do you give placement assistance?

No.

17. Do you help us with internships?

Yes, we will try to arrange internships for you with local companies.  Keep in mind these internships are typically pro-bono (that is, they don’t pay you) but you do learn a lot on the job.

18. Do these internships turn into full time job offers?

Yes, sometimes.  But, there is no guarantee. It depends on the client’s situation and how good you worked with them.

19. What happens after training?

We will try to get you an internship with our clients or you can go and work with many placement agencies in the bay area. We can introduce you to them.

20. Do you only offer training in San Francisco Bay Area?

Yes, presently, we only offer training in San Francisco Bay Area, in Fremont, CA at 4580 Auto Mall Pkwy Ste 121, Fremont, CA 94538.  You are also welcome to attend our trainings virtually.  We have a sophisticated Zoom set up where you can hear the instructor, see his desktop.  The only thing you can’t do is see the instructor.  It is as close as you can get to the training without physically being here.

21. How many mock interviews do you conduct?

We don’t conduct mock interviews.  Mock interviews are typically for placement companies.

22. I want training now but Sync IT Learning’s training starts in X weeks. I don’t want to wait until then.  Can you tell me what to do?

We recommend that you start the training in the current batch.  Start attending the current batch even if the current batch started more than X weeks ago.  Why?  Because a lot of topics in QA and BA and PM training are not related to each other.  So, you will gain tremendous knowledge regardless of when you join the batch.  Yes, at times, you will be a bit lost but with the help of class mates, your own self-study with the course material that Sync IT Learning provides, you would be in pretty good shape.  And, the best thing is, you can start the next batch from Day 1 (for no new charge of-course).  So, take the first batch you attended as your bonus training.

The point is, “The more you hear the instructor on any topic and take notes and understand the material, the more knowledgeable you will be.

23. What tools do BA/PMs use on the job?

Most likely tools:

Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rational Rose

Probable tools/technologies:

Perhaps SQL (using SQL Client like TOAD)

Macromedia Dreamweaver

SnagIt

Less likely:

Rational Requisite Pro

Mercury Quality Center

XML Spy

24. What books will I need to purchase (Or what do I need to bring to class)?

You don’t need to purchase any books.  Just bring a notepad and pencil (Pen is not recommended since there would be lots of discussions/changes in notes/diagrams to be drawn).  Both for BA and QA, we offer you all the material you need.

25. Would you recommend taking training online or in person?

We recommend taking training in person.  Unless you are not local.  If you are not local, you can take training online.  It is about 80% as effective as taking classes in person.  Try to be alert.  Ask the instructor questions along the way just as if you were there in person.  If you are local, do make every effort to come in person.

26. If I am attending classes in person and every now and then I need to take a class from home, is it OK?

Yes.  It is OK.  Not recommended but it is OK.  Taking classes from class room is lot more beneficial to you than taking classes over Zoom.  This also means that if you cannot make it to my class in person for the first few days of a new batch beginning, you should try your best to take these classes from home using a phone line and Zoom.

27. But, if I miss a class, can you spend time with me?

No.  But, you will get class recording.  Every class is recorded.

28. Do you provide accommodation?

No

29. What is the background of instructor?

Alok Bhatia came to USA in December 1992 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer (1988-1992) from IIT-BHU (Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi).  In the spring of 1993, Alok joined as a Masters Candidate in the Industrial Engineering program at West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, WV, USA.  Soon after, Alok realized that with a MS in Industrial Engineering, there will be problems in getting H1.  So, in Fall 1993, Alok jumped to the Masters Program in Computer Science in WVU.  He graduated in June 1996 (It took Alok 3 years to finish MS in Computer Science because of 11 pre-requisites that Alok had to do before moving on to Computer Science).  In July 2006, Alok joined Synopsys Inc. in Mountain View, CA as a Programmer Analyst working on Perl/CGI and Javascript packages.  In 1998, Alok joined Ernst and Young (Big 5 consulting firm) as a Management Trainee.  In 2000, Alok joined Excite.com (a one time big portal, just like Yahoo is today) as a Software Engineer.  In 2003, Alok joined Epinions.com, had a brief stint in Inktomi Corporation and Quovadx corporation and then jumped to Wells Fargo Bank as a Software Engineer.  Finally, in 2004, Alok got his break as a Business Analyst and then as a Project Manager in Wells Fargo Bank.  In 2006, Alok started his IT certifications business.

30. What kind of impact does outsourcing have on BA jobs? 4 or 5 years down the line, I will not have much scope left in USA?

Alok does not think that BA is as impacted by outsourcing as say QA and development.  Because BAs need to be local to the end users, to the business team and in fact, BAs will play even a more critical role because of the geographical separation of various technical teams.

31. If I want to take the training again after having taken it once, can I?

Yes, you are very welcome to take the training again at no cost.  In fact, we recommend it for some people who take longer to absorb new topics.

32. I want to know more about the instructor who will be teaching this class and I have more questions that I wish to discuss. When can I speak with him?

You are welcome to speak to our instructor, Alok Bhatia, who will be teaching this class, every Tuesday starting at 6:00 pm PST, during orientations. A link will be sent to you 15 minutes prior to the start of the orientation. Please do let us know if you will be attending the orientation.