Choosing Online Business Analyst Training Or Software Developer Coaching

I am taking questions from readers like you on business analyst training or software developer coaching, training or mentoring … so go ahead and post your important questions.

I want to answer questions about developing your skills, taking phone or technical interviews, preparing your resume, finding a job, getting training, coaching or mentoring, getting real-world, hands-on experience, getting ahead or getting promotions at work, transitioning to a new career, dealing with difficult relationships at work, beginning your career or advancing your career to a senior or expert level, so read the questions and answers below first and then post your question.

  1. Mansib wrote, Need Help Learning:

    I would like to be a computer programmer, but I just can’t understand anything.

    I’ve read books and searched through websites but only find things such as “Coding tutorial, we assume you know so-so language before starting” or messages telling me to look up google. On many sites i’ve seen you writing that you offer coaching and mentoring services. So can you help me learn programming? I’m dedicated and I actually want to learn not ask you to do projects and the like.

    I only know a little bit of html and I use to know a bit of C++. I hope you won’t ignore this.

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Mansib, one of the biggest myths of learning programming is that of starting with C++. I don’t recommend it … even though C++ is one of the fastest programming languages and it is object oriented and it has been around for a log time, it’s not necessarily the best programming language for a newbie to cut their teeth on. I usually recommend other programming languages in my training programs.

    You can read this post I wrote a while ago, about why training on C++ is not always recommended: why C++ training may not be recommended for you

  2. Srikanth wrote, Business Analyst Career:

    Hi Kingsley,

    I want to become a business analyst. It is all I wanted since I entered IT. But something or the other kept diverting me away from it. I really need your help in reviving my career. I’m willing to put in any number of hours to succeed in this quest. I have 3 years of IT experience, where I have also had client facing roles. Please include me in your internship program. I really really want this badly.

    Thanking You !

    With Best regards,

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Sri, I would be glad to help you get your career started. The first step is to get a copy of the business analyst book . At the time of writing of this post, it contains more than 150 carefully selected business analyst training concepts. These are concepts about business analysis, requirements analysis, etc. that you need to know and master.

    These concepts are presented within the framework of our online training system … so you will be getting enough reading materials and homework to keep you busy for a while. You should build up on that by also registering for the business analyst training.

  3. Joel wrote, Can I Do This:

    I have messed up my job record from past health challenges and decisions I made.

    My question is it possible for a person to learn programming, software development, etc. and get a really good job or better work for themselves/contracting. I am trying to start my life over and this seems like a great path-a person would always be in demand.

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Joel, the demand for Software Development Consultants with the right skill sets is very high. I typically get 5 to 10 phone calls or emails from recruiters daily … and that is without me having to get on the phone and call them for a job like you would in so many other professions.

    The software development career is one of those careers that is constantly in demand. Software developers are in demand-because of the ever increasing need to automate business processes. Business software applications enable a business or firm to do produce more with less resources, thereby increasing the level of productivity of the firm.

    As the firm expands it’s operations and grows, it comes up with more processes that need to be automated. This is fundamental to how businesses operate. The increased growth, expansion and revenue making increases the demand for software developers as well. In addition, in the last ten years across, there has been an explosion in the demand for software development professionals because of the Internet.

    So, if you are thinking of beginning a software development career or improving your existing programming skills … now is the best time. Read more about how to become a programmer or register for a software developer training class. Yes, it is quite possible to get a good job working for yourself as a software developer, if you have marketable, in-demand software development skills.

  4. Jovelyn wrote, Fresh Grad Want To Be A Web Designer:


    I’m a graduate of Computer Engineering just this last April 2008, I am working now in a call center and im really bored. I really want to be a web designer but i am afraid of applying to different company because I dont have any working experience as a web designer. But i know to myself that I am willing to be trained. I know how to use HTML, frontpage, VB 6.0, and but I am only a beginner. I hope you can give me an advise .. Thank you very much…

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Jovelyn, I feel your pain. I graduated as a chemical engineer just like you and at one time, I actually worked in a call center … boy, was I bored!!!

    Anyway, since you already know some ASP.NET and HTML, I would encourage you to go ahead and apply for programming jobs, because the demand for software development skills is quite high. If you don’t, you may find it much harder to get a job if the economy enters a full blown recession because then you have to complete with experienced ASP.NET developers.

    What you need to do, is to sharpen your existing programming skills while you shop your resume around to different employers. Also, work on your job interviewing skills because … here is a secret … hiring managers do not always employ the best programmers, the hire the best presenters or technical job interviewers. So, I have giving you to things to work on …

    1. your ASP.NET programming skills
    2. your ASP.NET technical job interviewing skills
  5. KING wrote, Computer Programming Career:

    I have been very incline to computer programming since high school. I started with Turbo-Pascal (an old language I know). I did one year of college and put school on the side. I want to start my computer career before getting my Computer Science degree. I have taught myself some C++ and Java from books. I am a fast learner. I would also like to read your book.

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    KING, the proof of the pudding is in the eating … so you are doing quote well, because the literal proof of your passion for computer programming is how much programming you have learnt either by teaching yourself or by attending programming courses.

    You may get a copy of the e-book “how to become a computer programmer” or attend a full-blown online software developer training programmer at the SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOT CAMP

  6. Alma wrote, Help:

    I am 24 years old girl. I got my bachelors in Computer Information Systems that includes computer programming like C#, Java, and more but I understand more about it.

    Please help to understand. Most jobs they need a lot of years of experience and I don’t have it. What should I do?

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Alma, This is the classic chicken and egg which came first puzzle. The good news is that it is quite easy to solve with some patience and investment of time on your path. First, pick a few programming languages that are in very high demand and at the same time are easier to learn.

    You need to learn the programming languages that are actually in demand by employers otherwise no-one and I repeat nobody is going to hire you. Next, you then need to get some real world, on the job, practical programming skills because in programming you are not hired for your skills or certification or degrees but for your practical, hands-on computer programming skills. The how to become a programmer ebook goes into this in more detail.

  7. Dan wrote, Getting In This Career Field:

    Hi, I want to get into this job field but Im not sure where to start. Ive never worked in the field before but am pretty computer savy. Im wondering which of your programs would be best for me.?

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Dan, I would advise you to read both and then make up your mind about you want to be. The how to become a business analyst ebookexplains the roles and responsibilities of business analysts, provides you with a carer roadmap and schedules you for a series of practice job interview questions that last about a month.

    The how to become a developer ebook walks you through the myriads of programming languages and software development platforms available to beginning or senior computer programmers as well as provides you with a roadmap for becoming an expert software developer. Both e-books are excellent, easy to understand or implement and are written for working professionals who are crunched on time and only interested in getting practical, proven results.

  8. Dean wrote, Computer Training, Beginner:

    Hi there,ive just been reading your site,which is brilliant,its get me well interested,i wanted to ask you,if i start learning from now to be a computer expert and devote my time into it,how long roughly would it be until im an expert? many thanks,dean

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Dean for an average person (whatever that means) … it will take you about 6 months of steady, consistent study, learning and practice to learn computer programming or business analysis and about 3 years of hard work to become competent or expert. The secret here is consistency. Many years ago, when I decided to push my skills to the highly competent or expert level, I studied, practiced and researched for about 18 months.

    The most important thing is to start now, set a learning goal and to never give up until you achieve your goal!

  9. Shaun wrote, Starting A Programming Career:

    Hi, I graduated high school this summer but I didn’t apply to any colleges because I don’t feel that I can put in another 4 years of school successfully.

    I’m really interested in beginning programming, but I’m skeptical at the same time because I’ve heard that it isn’t stable due to constant changes. I was wondering if you could help me out with I should start with in terms of programming. I also have no previous knowledge or training. I was thinking of buying a bunch of books to start learning various languages, but I don’t want to waste my time learning a language that will quickly become outdated.

    Could you please give me a direction as to what I should start with, while making sure it will be around for awhile at the same time? Thanks in advance.

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Shaun, your programming career is as stable as you want it to be. You have been seriously misinformed by so-called well meaning people. I had the same advise about 15 years ago and I threw all that into a garbage can … which is where it belongs. Listen let me tell you something … there is no career in life that is not subject to change.

    You need to learn why dodos are extinct. Do not begin your life looking for stability … because there is none. Look for what interests you, excites your passion, keeps you awake at night or what you would pay someone money to do.

    The demand for computer programmers is so high because there are not enough skilled people to fill the software development positions available right now. if you had the right skills … I could pick up my phone and make just one call and you would be hired before the week is over. Your starting pay for the right programming skills could be in six figures if you are that good. So, quit analyzing and take massive action towards learning a marketable, in-demand software programming skill.

  10. Priyanshu wrote, Suggest Best Career For Me:

    I am from England. I have done my bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Computer Science with ICT Management. Everywhere, there is a demand of programmers but I do not want to do coding very much because I do not like coding. Also that is the reason that I am not very high skilled in programming too.

    Please Suggest me which field is best for me in IT. Basically I think I would like to go for Business Analyst because of very less coding. But for this position companies want industrial experience that I don’t have. Please tell me what to do.

    IT Career Training Coach reply:

    Priyanshu, you are going in the right direction. Do not learn programming or become a programmer because of the money or because every one else is doing it or become someone else recommended it to you. Make this a rule … do not choose any career because of third-pary recommendations, money or prestige. You need to choose a career you love, period.

    If you have decided to become a business analyst and are encountering resistance in the job market, consider getting the basic business analyst training from the business analyst handbook. It has enough preparation and training content to keep you busy for an entire month. Also, consider registering for online business analyst training at the business analyst training.

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My name is Kingsley Tagbo and I’m a technical expert living in Saint Louis, Missouri. I develop training, coaching, mentoring and personal development programs for software development professionals including business analysts, computer programmers, testers, project managers, web designers, data analysts, report writers, software developers and other information technology professionals .

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14 Responses to "Choosing Online Business Analyst Training Or Software Developer Coaching"

  1. Scorpion   May 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

    i am Progarammer (Database debartment) i need to know how i can increse my Soft and TechnicalSkills and

  2. Kingsley Tagbo   March 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm


    I answered your question here:

    Thank you

  3. Vincent   March 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Kingsley,

    I am a network administrator and I am faced with a challenging time.

    Our director of sales decided to implement a CRM solution. The director recently employed a Business Analyst.

    Here is my question. A business analyst, should they have in depth knowledge of SQL, Access, CRM application and Reporting writing software?

    This will be the second person that the director has appointed…

    I hope you can help me out before I pull my hair out!!!

  4. Kingsley Tagbo   January 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm


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    You may use the early bird coupon code: EarlyBirdCoupon to get a substantial discount (up to 50%) now.

    You can read more about it here:

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  5. Tami   January 9, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Hello, Kingsley,

    I’ve been a Sr. Business Analyst for a while and looking for certification. I’ve investigated the IIBAs program. I’d like to learn more about your organization. Also, would you tell me more about your BA boot camp certification? Do you have an example of one? How long does it typically take to complete the courses?

    Thanks kindly,

    • Kingsley Tagbo   January 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns about the “online business analyst training” program.

      The Business Analyst Boot Camp is a live, hands-on, instructor-led, video-based, web-based training program for business analysts. It is a complete end to end training program that covers both beginner and advanced business analyst courses including requirements analysis training, UML training, Use Case training.

      We have an in-built diagnostsic, testing and certification process for business analysts. Our web-based training system has an online reporting tool that features your grades or scores as you work your way through your hands-on activities or watch the various business analyst videos or complete a certification examination.

      I hope I have provided you with some useful information … the cost of business analyst training is easily $5,000 or more for a series of business analysis courses that only cover one core skill or competency (e.g. UML Training). Multiple that cost for across a number of competencies (Requirements Analysis, UML, Use Cases) to get a total bill that easily exceeds ten thousand dollars.

      For a fraction of that cost, you can get the full, end to end, beginner to advanced business analyst training across all the business analyst competences.

      We are also announcing a 3 day special business analyst training discount on our home page at: in a few hours … stay tuned

  6. Joel   December 19, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Kinsley. If I am desiring to go into the IT field, do I need to go back to college and major in CIS or can I just complete your boot camps and training and get a good job.

  7. Kingsley Tagbo   December 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm


    Yes, NET and web development is in high-demand.

    However .NET Framework consists of both Windows Development (WinForms) and Web Development (ASP.NET Development). Also you have to choose a .NET Programming Language like C# (CSharp) or Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET.

    Finally, you must have strong SQL Skills or Database Design & Development Training.

    Yes, you are right on the money about .NET and Web Development being in high-demand

  8. Jamie   December 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Sorry for the mis-spellings, I was typing to fast and cannot go back to edit the entry.

  9. Jamie   December 16, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I was a Systems Analyst and SQL computer programmer for a number of years, but caught up in Y2K. I when to Johns Hopkins University for Oracle DBA technial training. I went back to college and finished my bachelors and now nearly completed my masters program. I am substitute teaching now and I care for it much. I want to go back into the IS/IT industry. But, where to start behoves me. I see taht .NET and web development is marketable. Also, I need to training in networks. How do you suggest I get started?

  10. Meghna   December 10, 2008 at 12:05 am

    HI Kingsley,
    I’ve been hooked to your site ever since I chanced upon it! Its very relevant advice in today’s tough job markets.

    I had a question for you about my career. I have worked for the last 3 years a Java and SQL developer and would now like to change tracks into the IT Auditing field. After having googled extensively I’m still not sure if there;s a well defined path for a software developer to venture into the IT auditing field. Do you think you could help me find an answer?

    Thanks for your inputs,

    • Kingsley Tagbo   December 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm


      I am glad IT Career Coach has been of some value to you … I would look into the requirements for the IT Auditing Field … and give you some feedback.

      Cheers 🙂


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