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What Does a Systems Analyst Really Do?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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I received a job offer from a large petroleum company during my senior year in college. Upon hearing the news of the offer my mother said, “That’s wonderful darling, but what’s a systems analyst?” At the time, I really didn’t know! Three weeks after I graduated in May a big moving van collected all of […]

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A Day in the life of a Systems Analyst

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Someone on your left speaks French and someone on your right speaks English; both individuals need to speak to each other. The systems analyst is the middleman, assessing the needs of the end-user and translating them into programming or turning over the programming responsibility to the development department. What are the business requirements? Who will […]

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Interviewing Tips for the Business Analyst and Systems Analyst

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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The Interview There are two main objectives of any interview. The first is for a company to determine if you, the candidate, are the right fit for the position. The second is for you, the candidate, to determine if the company and position are the right fit for you. The following tips will address how […]

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Systems Analyst: Executive Summary

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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The Ace Widget Co. has an ancient computer system. It’d like to upgrade to an Oracle-based operation with wireless capabilities, so employees can access the system with their BlackBerrys. The systems analyst orchestrates the effort. He starts by interviewing users, teasing out what they need as opposed to what they want—the nice-to-have things usually cost […]

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What does a Systems Analyst do?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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A systems analyst is responsible for researching, planning, coordinating and recommending software and system choices to meet an organization’s business requirements. The systems analyst plays a vital role in the systems development process. A successful systems analyst must acquire four skills: analytical, technical, managerial, and interpersonal. Analytical skills enable systems analysts to understand the organization […]

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A day in the life of a Systems Analyst

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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