Course Description

This 14-hour course is designed to explain to Business Analysts the need for testing and teach them the concepts required to plan, manage, execute, and evaluate testing outcomes of a business solution.




Students have three months from date of registration to complete this online self-directed course.

Who Should Attend

Testing for the Business Analyst is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Pursuing a career in Business Analysis
  • Business or Information Systems managers or staff who are new to business analysis.
  • Experienced Business Analysts requiring better understanding of the role, or desiring formal recognition through certification.
  • Project staff or managers currently combining the Business Analyst role with other duties.
  • Business staff or managers who are working in Business Analyst environments, needing to interact with project managers and business analysts.

What You Will Learn

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Explain how quality reduces risk and contributes to achieving business objectives.
  • Describe the role of the business analyst in quality and testing.
  • Describe various SDLC models and their influence on testing.
  • Explain the types of testing and their purposes.
  • List the components testing documentation including the Test Strategy, Test Plans, Use Cases and Test Cases
  • Explain defect management and how managing defects increases the likelihood of project success.
  • Describe system environments such as development, testing, and staging.
  • Describe the various roles involved with quality assurance.


Business Requirements: Elicitation, Documentation & Analysis, CBAP, or appropriate training or experience.

Course Outline

You will access an online learning environment that includes video presentations, self-assessment quizzes, case studies, exercises, suggested solutions, and a final exam.


  • Defining Quality
  • Background on Quality
  • Agile and Quality
  • Perspectives on, Challenges of, and Importance of Quality
  • Financial Impact of Quality and Benefits of Testing
  • Elements of Quality
  • What Can Be Tested and How Much is Enough
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Responsibilities of a Tester and a BA in Testing
  • Verification and Validation

Testing Types & Sequence

  • Testing Approach
  • SDLC Model
  • SDLC and STLC
  • SDLC Options and Selecting One
  • Sequence of Testing
  • White and Black Boxes
  • Functional and Non-Functional Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing and the BA Role
  • Usability Testing

Test Planning & Management

  • Testing Documentation
  • The Test Strategy
  • Test Plans
  • Use Cases
  • Test Cases
  • Test Partitions and Boundaries
  • Test Scripts
  • Test Tracking
  • Maintaining Traceability
  • Defect Management
  • Logs
  • Priorities
  • Test Reporting
  • Post Project Reporting
  • Strategy Feedback
  • Lessons Learned

Testing Environments and Roles

  • Environments
  • Development, Testing, Staging, “Production Like”
  • People
  • QA Manager, Test Lead, Test Designer, Tester, Test System Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Solution Designer, Development Lead, Developer
  • Operations Staff
  • Client Representative, End User Testers


For more courses in the Advanced Business Analysis certificate program click here.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Testing for the Business Analyst
Section Schedule
Open Enrollment
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $595.00
Section Notes

Students have three months from date of registration to complete this online self-directed course.

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