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Veteran IT Program:  How To Become An IT Business Analyst

Veteran IT Program: How to Become an IT Business Analyst

IT Business AnalystAre you a veteran exploring a career in IT as a business analyst and wondering what skills and experience are required? The following is specific to the IT business analyst role, but even as a new person looking to enter the profession, you’ll see it’s possible you may have related transferable experience and skills doing similar work either while serving in the military or in a different title at a company.

Regardless of where you are in your journey, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers offers programs to fit your needs as a veteran. One of the areas our team focuses on is to help you become an IT business analyst. This role serves as a critical liaison between business users and the technical team at a company.

 What does an IT business analyst do exactly?

Essentially, the business analyst helps facilitate communication between stakeholders, users, project teams, and developers to help the overall execution of projects, cutting of costs and improving quality. In many companies, this role gathers requirements, interprets functional design ideas and translates them into technical design specifications for the development work on solutions. This person may also perform certain tasks like software configuration and running SQL queries to get the data needed for analysis.

 What skills do you need to be successful in this role?

The overall skills and characteristics required to conduct this role effectively—coupled with your related-military experience in following procedures, paying attention to detail and asking the right questions to understand the task at hand—translate well for business analyst roles.

These skills are core to be a good IT business analyst:

  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Understanding of industry and business domain
  • Documentation
  • Prioritization
  • Business analysis skills
  • Technical skills
  • Methodology skills
  • Visual modeling

Whether you are just entering the field, want to earn a professional certification or change careers, taking training courses will help you acquire the skills you need to get ahead. Business analysis certifications increase your professional growth opportunities in your current organization and can help boost your salary.

Learn about New Horizons certification courses

Here’s your chance to improve your current situation and make a good salary to support your family. Get the details on our programs and decide if a career in IT is right for you. Whether you are just entering the workforce or want to earn a professional certification to get ahead, we offer comprehensive training courses to help you acquire the skills and experience you need to get into a career as a business analyst.

Learn more here: or call to speak with one of our Veteran Coordinators at 954-572-8600.

GI Bill and tuition financing

Learn how military tuition assistance, GI Bill®, and other finance options can help you pay for the program. Plus, as soon as you graduate from the program, our career services team will help you with job placement assistance.



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