Last week I passed the BCS Business Analysis Foundation exam. My preparation took around a week, with cramming over a weekend. However, I have previously studied a lot of material covered in this exam during another project management course.
My approach was to
- use the syllabus as a starting point,
- make sure that I understand the topics highlighted in the syllabus,
- take notes using the Business Analysis book, and
- take several mock exams.
The book on its own might be a bit dry to read, but it’s useful to fill in the syllabus and to practice potential questions. If you don’t have much time to prepare, you can download my exam notes that cover the syllabus (38 pages, including links to mock exams).
It still makes sense to read the textbook, so read it if you have time. Here’s the edition I used: