Business Analyst: Land Your First Business Analyst Position
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Find the perfect Business Analyst job, create a compelling resume, ace the interview, and negotiate a competitive salary
4.6 (185 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,008 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify your Business Analysis skills through an included skills assessment
  • Understand the duties of different roles a Business Analyst can play and choose which role is the best fit for your skills and interests
  • Update or create your Business Analysis focused resume in order to utilize keywords and get noticed by the hiring manager
  • Utilize the job hunting process and tips in order to find that perfect job posting
  • Understand how to appropriately prepare for the Business Analyst interview
  • Conclude the interview with confidence and a understand why and how to create and send thank you note
  • Tips to negotiate salary and ensure you are earning top dollar
View Curriculum
  • Business Analysis basics
  • Have the mindset to learn
  • Microsoft Excel (or software to open an Excel file) is recommended.
  • Take your time through this course. Reflect after each step and apply what you have learned.


This course is designed as a practical, step-by-step guide to assist you in landing your first job as a Business Analyst!

Utilizing my vast experience in hiring and managing Business Analysts I provide you with my 5 step process that you can leverage to begin your career as a Business Analyst! 


What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the roles a Business Analyst plays and identify what roles are best suited for you by taking a skills assessment
  • Create a compelling Business Analyst resume after learning what to include and how to get noticed
  • Get insight from a Business Analyst hiring manager on how to appropriately prepare for and ace your Business Analysis interview
  • Learn to craft the perfect Thank You note and stay their number one candidate
  • Understand the tips and tricks to successfully negotiate a competitive Business Analyst salary


Hear What Our Students Are Saying:

"It's very informative and I'll recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a Business Analyst." -Reuben K.

"I like how the instructor has a background in this topic and how he talks to the learner. Great communication skills (doesn't talk down to me nor does he speak over my head) for someone either entering the BA field for the first time or even for those who are in the BA field wanting to freshen up their resume and/or find out if their skills are current for the competitive marketplace. I look forward to the other lectures. Thanks Jeremy!" -DJ L.

"Well explained! I loved it!" -Mohammed I.

"This is an extremely helpful reference. None of the information is rocket science, but it is presented by a professional who as been a job seeking side as well as in the hiring role. I'm making a career change to the world of business analysis, and the guidance is appreciated. Thanks" -Reubin D.

"Inputs, tips, and advice were relevant and very useful." -John L.

"Jeremy is very easy to understand and provides his knowledge in a no-nonsense way. I can't wait to put his advice to work in my Business Analyst profile!" -Sharon D.

"I am 100% happy to leave you wonderful full remarks due to the following. Clear video and understandable, with an interactive question that gives me I understood all contents of the wonderful videos. What I have gained is more than the money paid because of its thousand of pounds here. I have gained a lot of confidence due to learning from mistakes. THANKS AND GOD BLESS" -Adeshola A.


What bonuses are included in this course?

  • This Business Analysis course includes a hands on skills assessment. This assessment allows you to measure your current skills to those beneficial to a Business Analyst. This provides you a road map on any additional skills you may want to pursue to ready yourself for a job in Business Analysis.
  • In addition, you receive the most common Business Analyst interview questions. Many of these questions are pulled directly from my interview documents. I not only give you the questions, I also give you the best way to answer.

Outside of those bonuses, you also gain access to to an industry expert! I am not just the instructor of this course, I am also a resource and a mentor to give you guidance and tips to begin and advance your Business Analyst career.


You have nothing to lose! This course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you'll be given a refund. No questions asked! 

Enroll in the course today and accelerate your ability to land that Business Analyst job!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for those that understand the basics of Business Analysis and are now looking to land their first job as a Business Analyst
  • This course is great for anyone looking to change careers, leverage their learned skills, and land their first job as a Business Analyst.
  • This course is great for college students looking to utilize their educational background to land their first job as a Business Analyst.
  • No technical experience is necessary.
  • A secondary audience for this course is anyone looking for best practices in updating their resume, interviewing tactics, and negotiating their salary.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Course Overview and Introduction
3 Lectures 19:17

This lecture will give you an overview of the course and it will set clear expectations on what you will experience as you go through each of the 5 steps (+1 bonus step).

Preview 12:45

This lecture will help you to understand all about me. I give you insight into my background, how I got into the Business Analysis field, and why I am here teaching online courses.

Preview 06:17

This lecture is solely to house the downloads. I was getting questions on where they could be found, so I decided to make it easy and put them all in this one lecture.

Course Downloads
Step 1 - Identify your transferable Business Analysis skills
4 Lectures 24:23

Welcome to step 1! This will give you an overview of what you will be learning in this step.

Preview 01:25

There are 8 key skills a Business Analysts utilize. This lecture dives into each of those skills and talks about why they are important.

Preview 09:59

Regardless of your background, this lecture will give you insight on what skills you likely already have and can leverage as you move into a Business Analyst role.

Preview 10:23

Download and complete the attached Skills Assessment. The Excel document is recommended, but PDF is also provided.

Exercise: Skills Self-Assessment

This quickly validates you understand the concepts taught in Step 1

Test Your Knowledge - Step 1
2 questions
Step 2 - Choose a Business Analyst Role
3 Lectures 07:03

Welcome to step 2! This lecture will give you an overview of what you can expect in this step.

Preview 00:56

Not all Business Analyst jobs are equal. BAs play a variety of different roles. This lecture dives into the main roles a Business Analyst can play.

Roles of a Business Analyst

This lecture helps tie together the skills lecture and the roles of a Business Analyst lecture. In the end, you will learn about what roles lean more heavily and certain skills. After this lecture you should be able to form a plan as to the Business Analyst role(s) you will be the most successful in.

Skills Needed Per Role

This quick validates you understand the concepts taught in Step 2

Test Your Knowledge - Step 2
2 questions
Step 3 - Create/Update your Resume
5 Lectures 26:35

Welcome to step 3! This lecture will give you an overview on what you will learn in this step.

Preview 01:24

This lecture will explain why resumes are so important and why there is a full step dedicated to them.

Why are Resumes Important?

The most commonly asked question for those applying for jobs...."what format should be resume be in?" After this lecture, you will question no longer!

Resume Format

I have seen candidates make crucial mistakes on their resumes, which alone, caused them not to get pushed through for an interview. In this lecture I will share best practices you can apply right away and help ensure you do not fall into this category.

Resume Dos and Donts

This lecture is dedicated to some best practices to use for your social network profiles.

Social Network Profiles

This quick validates you understand the concepts taught in Step 3

Test Your Knowledge - Step 3
4 questions
Step 4 - Find that Job Posting
5 Lectures 30:54

Welcome to step 4! This lecture will give you an overview on what you will learn in this step.

Preview 01:22

I tell you about my favorite job search website and how to best utilize it.

Job Posting Websites [added Mar 2016]

LinkedIn is an outstanding tool when looking for a job. Let me show you why.

Using LinkedIn to find Jobs [added Mar 2016]

As discussed briefly in the resume section, your resume should be adjusted to highlight the skills and experience you possess that match up with the job posting. This lecture will revisit that topic and tell you my process to do so.

Resume Tweak to Highlight Keys to Job Posting [added Mar 2016]

I often get asked, "Should I post my resume to job posting websites?" I answer that question and give you some tips in this lecture.

Posting a Resume on a Job Search Website [added Mar 2016]

Test Your Knowledge - Step 4
3 questions
Step 5 - Ace the Interview
7 Lectures 01:04:41

Welcome to the 5th and final(ish) step! This lecture will give you an overview of what you can expect in this step.

Preview 01:43

This lecture will cover what the hiring manager is looking for and how you can grab their attention.

Hiring Manager Expectations

This lecture will give you the tools necessary to appropriately prep for your Business Analyst interview. I will tell you where to go and specifically what to look for.

Interview Preparation [updated Feb 2016]

This is where the nerves kick in, right? It is the day of the interview. I will give you all the guidance necessary to help you put your mind at ease. From what to wear, went to arrive, how to greet, etc. This in-depth lecture will be a godsend to ensure you are confident and comfortable in your Business Analyst interview.

Day of the Interview (Part 1) [added Feb 2016]

This lecture continues where the Day of the Interview 1 left off. You will continue to understand how to appropriately conduct yourself in the interview to give you the best chance to land that job.

Day of the Interview (Part 2) [added Feb 2016]

After the interview you are all done, right? WRONG! This lecture will teach you the crucial step with creating and sending out thank you notes or cards.

After the Interview - Thank you Notes/Cards [added Feb 2016]

This lecture will explain why companies do phone interviews and some best practices for both preparing for and executing them.

Phone Interview Best Practices [added Aug 2016]

This quick validates you understand the concepts taught in Step 5

Test Your Knowledge - Step 5
4 questions
BONUS Step - Negotiate a Competitive Salary
2 Lectures 16:25

Welcome to the BONUS step! This lecture will give you an overview of what you can expect in this step.

Preview 00:54

YEAH! You have successfully navigated all of the steps, got your resume noticed, aced the interview, and now you have received an offer. This is an extremely exhilerating time for you! All of your hard work has paid off and you are going to get to do what you always dreamed of.....but wait. Do you just accept what they are offering you?

This course will answer that question and more! I will give you the insider scoop from the perspective of the hiring manager/company. This will not only increase your knowledge, but it will also increase your paycheck!

How to Negotiate your Salary [added Feb 2016]
Bonus Section - Final Wrap Up of the Course
1 Lecture 01:57
Bonus Lecture...What's Next?
About the Instructor
Jeremy Aschenbrenner
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Hi there! My name is Jeremy Aschenbrenner and I am so glad you have found me!

I am a veteran Business Analyst with more than 1000 completed projects. I've done business analysis work for companies in many industries including health care, telecommunications, automotive, agriculture, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, and more.

I created The BA Guide to break down the barriers to becoming a Business Analyst. I teach you the base knowledge of what a Business Analyst does, the techniques they utilize, and how you can start your Business Analyst career.  

But I don't just stop there. Once you have successfully started your Business Analyst career, I ensure you stay at the top of your game by providing training on techniques, tools, and best practices.  

Outside of online teaching, I am a Board Member of the IIBA (International Institute for Business Analysis), where I play the role of VP of Education and Certification.

When I am not behind a computer I love to spend time with family and friends, enjoying some warm weather, and if I'm lucky, with a cold drink in my hand and sand between my toes.  

I am here to serve you so please don't hesitate to message me on Udemy or on social media. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!