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Certificate Programme in Business Analysis now endorsed by IIBA®
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Posted by: Robyn on Friday, April 9, 2010

Faculty Training Institute, leading training provider of Business Analysis qualifications in South Africa, is pleased to announce the endorsement by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) of its Certificate Programme in Business Analysis. FTI is the only Endorsed Education Provider (EEP®) with Charter status in South Africa. 

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is a professional body dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of Business Analysis, and for the certification and recognition of practitioners. On a recent visit to South Africa, President and CEO of the IIBA®, Kathleen Barrett, addressed Business Analysts on the importance of an accreditation programme for Business Analysts and stressed the IIBA’s commitment to ensuring effective contributions are made by the profession through the formalisation of standards and implementation of a certification programme for qualified practitioners known as CBAP®.


The Certificate Programme in Business Analysis offered by FTI carries a CDU rating of 99 which may be claimed when applying to write the CBAP® certification.  More that 100 delegates from leading companies have completed the inaugural Certificate programmes hosted last year.


The course comprises the theoretical component of FTI’s landmark Diploma in Business Analysis. The Diploma in Business Analysis carries a CDU rating of 150 towards CBAP®. “The Certificate programme, which follows the same rich, intensive learning methodology as the Diploma, was originally launched to fill the growing needs of entry level business analysts who were not yet eligible for the Diploma, usually because they were not able to gain access to workplace projects that the senior programme requires” says Steve Erlank, MD of FTI.


The endorsement from the IIBA of FTI’s Business Analysis part time programmes and their respective CDU ratings provides delegates with the assurance that the content of the 4-month certificate and the 6-month Diploma programmes covers much of the content of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) and is compliant with version 2.0, released earlier this year.


“Basing the course on this standard ensures that delegates are exposed to the latest certified practices and methodologies in the field. As a training provider, we have a adopted a process for continuous improvement that includes reviewing  and evaluating course content and instructor led delivery mechanisms.” says Erlank


“Furthermore, the ongoing endorsement and EEP® charter status ensures that the  training institution itself is credible with the necessary systems and processes in place to offer learning programmes which are aligned with IIBA® best practice and that meet the highest quality standards” Says Erlank


Faculty Training Institute has a 21 year track record of providing training excellence and skills development to knowledge professionals. This community comprises not only professional individuals within the IT industry but also professional individuals from industries and knowledge domains where high order thinking and the ability to innovate and solve problems is prized.


For information on the Certificate or Diploma programme in Business Analysis please contact Kate on 021 683 4506 or email: [email protected] or visit website: to view a full range of FTI courses.


About Faculty Training Institute


Faculty Training Institute (FTI) is a private training company that specialises in offering world-class career-oriented training courses for professional knowledge workers, mainly in the corporate world.  Focusing on mid-career rather than entry-level training, FTI specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Technical Writing, IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Technical Writing Training.  It offers a variety of training options, including public or in-house, part-time or full-time courses.


FTI was founded in 1989 by five experienced lecturers from the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town, who perceived a gap between the technical or entry level training offered by most private training companies, and the longer degree programmes offered by tertiary institutions. During the past 20 years FTI has expanded its successful product offerings from the initial two Diploma courses into growing range of diplomas and short courses that serve the career needs of corporate South Africa.


In October 2006 FTI was awarded Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) status with the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA®).   It is one of a handful of training organisations worldwide who have achieved this status. FTI has also received full accreditation from ISETT SETA. 




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