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Hi,

Below are the roles and responsibilities which i got for my previous company i worked close to4 yrs.Is this roles and responsibilities will relate to ICT BA jobcode ? I have planned to apply under that Job code.

1. Worked as an Analyst in BT 21CN Network Integration Testing Project.
2. Responsibilities include managing and executing many complex projects in the broadband domain for British Telecom (BT). Other than end to end testing, the key activities are SVCT, MVCT, and Regression for new patch and releases of various vendors of BT like Cisco, Redback SE800 BRAS, Fujitsu, Huawei, Alcatel etc.
3. Successfully introduced Agile Methodology Process to the Project for effective Project Management.
4. Responsibilities include creating the Functional Specifications, Low level design and High Level Design document as per the latest design specifications and provide it to the testing team.
5. Played a stellar role in building up new network models for Ipstream, WBC (Wholesale Broadband Connect), WBMC (Wholesale Broadband Managed connect) in the research and development lab of British Telecom (BT). The following activities were part of the model build:
I) Model build as per the latest design scope, testing and troubleshoot to simulate Live ISP network scenarios.
II) End to end services testing for protocols like LAG/LAG RSTP/LACP/dot1q/QinQ/TCP-IP/OSPF/BGP /MPLS/QOS
III) BRAS profiles, services, shaping, EMS and Parameterized Qos and Configure Radius servers for the model.
IV) Extensive use of testers like IXIA- IxNetwork, IxExplorer , Ixaccess, Spirent -Adtech,Maxslam,AX4000.
6. Mentored the team members by creating training plan and providing knowledge transfer to them on new process and technology.
7. Participation in recruitment process and provide training to new members.
8. Following activities were also carried out as part of his role:
I) Test Plan Design and test case document review.
II) Test Plan Execution.
IV) Troubleshooting network issues.
V) Support for OSS/BSS.
VI) Maintaining test case results on HP Quality Center.
VII) Creating Automation Framework to automate the regression test process.
9. Proficient in Cutting edge technology FTTB and FTTC and it is tested over WBC with GPON, GMSAN and FMSAN

Experts please share your views...

Thanks
Rajesh
 

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After looking at the contents of your refference letters, I would suggest that you should get your skills assessed against ANZSCO Code: 313112 i.e. ICT Customer Support Officer.

Ifyou look at the job description on immigration department's website, you will know exactly how much you need to tweek your refference letters. [Ref]http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/occupations/i/ict-customer-support-officer.htm


Another thing that you need to know is the education requirements against each job code. You can find the education related details on assessment criteria document, which can be found on following link:

http://www.acs.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/7319/Skills-Assessment-Guidelines-for-Applicants-1-July-2012-V1.pdf


Dear Minhas,

Did you get your invitation for EOI.
If yes please tell me when.

I am also applied for the same category as yours.
Cheers.

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Does anyone know the difference between ICT Business Analyst and Systems Analyst? We have been denied TWICE by ACS for ICT Business Analyst even though the work references clearly state the tasks listed and the job description.

ACS will not give any clear answer - all they say is "You have to read the guide and look at the description." We did!! Twice!! And nobody will say what exactly needs to be done differently for a positive assessment!

The list of tasks for Business and Systems Analyst are EXACTLY THE SAME. The only difference is the job description:

ICT Business Analyst
Identifies and communicates with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions.

Systems Analyst
Evaluates processes and methods used in existing ICT systems, proposes modifications, additional system components or new systems to meet user needs as expressed in specifications and other documentation.

The only thing I'm thinking we can do differently is apply for Systems Analyst, but we can't keep losing money to the ACS mafia. Does anyone have experience getting a negative assessment and what they did differently to later get a positive one?

Hello

I used Peter Chiam @ptlabs consulting, paid him $400 to get me thru th ACS process. Took 4 weeks back in September. But I think it's taking longer.

It's worth using an agent especially getting thru the ACS process. Plus the ACS know Peter and his work very well.
 

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Hi,

I am also looking to apply for Business Analyst skill Assessment from ACS. Would you help me out with some points i need to focus while applying so do not end up with losing money as other members. But i know at last my luck would play an important role in that.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
 

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Hi Everyone -

Adding to the thread, i have total 6 yrs and 3 months of IT experience. My educational background is B.Tech( ECE) and PGDM( Marketing). My work ex is essentially divided into Business Analyst and SAP Consultant role. First 3.5 yrs , i worked as an Associate BA, then BA, and then got redesignated as consultant when i started working as an SAP Functional Consultant. I understand, that ANZCO descriptions of BA and SA are closely related, but i am in a dilemma as to which one should i choose for ACS assessment. I am keen to pick ICT BA, so should i put only Business Analyst in reference letter or keep it as a mix of BA + SAP Consultant? I am just wary of the fact, that ACS might not consider the "consultant" part as closely related. I might be wrong here though.

Please advise. Your inputs are appreciated. Thanks much.
 

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Hi Everyone -

Adding to the thread, i have total 6 yrs and 3 months of IT experience. My educational background is B.Tech( ECE) and PGDM( Marketing). My work ex is essentially divided into Business Analyst and SAP Consultant role. First 3.5 yrs , i worked as an Associate BA, then BA, and then got redesignated as consultant when i started working as an SAP Functional Consultant. I understand, that ANZCO descriptions of BA and SA are closely related, but i am in a dilemma as to which one should i choose for ACS assessment. I am keen to pick ICT BA, so should i put only Business Analyst in reference letter or keep it as a mix of BA + SAP Consultant? I am just wary of the fact, that ACS might not consider the "consultant" part as closely related. I might be wrong here though.

Please advise. Your inputs are appreciated. Thanks much.
Anyone, please? Appreciate your inputs.
 

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HI Spin123

I am also planning to apply in BA/SA code. Request you to PM me the format too.

Thanks.
That post was posted long ago. could you please PM on the details you need. I'll try to help you out.
 

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Biotechnologist - 234514

That post was posted long ago. could you please PM on the details you need. I'll try to help you out.
Hi Spin123
Thanks for replying.
Let me explain you my case.

I am SAP HCM Consultant with 7 + years of total experience. (SAP HR - 4.5 yrs. HR - 1 year, Marketing - 1.5 yrs.) I am Master in Commerce (Management specialization) and SAP HCM Certified.

I have the following queries:

1. My codes are Business Analyst (261111) over Systems Analyst (261112). I have been trying to find if I can apply for Australian PR immediately Or I need to wait till I complete 6 yrs. relevant SAP experience. If 6 years exp. is required, would my HR exp. of 1 year be considered as relevant (SAP - 4.5 + HR (domain) - 1 = 5.5 yrs.) since I am SAP HCM (Human Resource) Consultant ? The response to this from a member and a consultant is that Master in Commerce is a Non ICT degree and thus requires 6 years of relevant experience compared to my current 4.5 years.
Also, ACS would not consider my HR domain experience even though I am an SAP HR consultant. If this is true, I will have no option but to wait for another year and half to complete 6 years.

2. Alternately and more importantly now, I was looking at my wife's chances. She is Biotechnologist(234514) with 2.9 years of relevant experience. Biotechnologist(234514) falls in Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) and RSMS Occupation List. She has done her Master in Science with Major in Bio Chemistry which had Biotechnology as a subject.
I am trying to find if her Education and Experience matches her code and is sufficient to qualify. Even if it does, a consultant has advised that she should have at least 3 years (current 2.9 yrs. i.e. 3 months short) of experience to qualify.

Request a response.

Thanks and Regards.
 

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Hi Spin123
Thanks for replying.
Let me explain you my case.

I am SAP HCM Consultant with 7 + years of total experience. (SAP HR - 4.5 yrs. HR - 1 year, Marketing - 1.5 yrs.) I am Master in Commerce (Management specialization) and SAP HCM Certified.

I have the following queries:

1. My codes are Business Analyst (261111) over Systems Analyst (261112). I have been trying to find if I can apply for Australian PR immediately Or I need to wait till I complete 6 yrs. relevant SAP experience. If 6 years exp. is required, would my HR exp. of 1 year be considered as relevant (SAP - 4.5 + HR (domain) - 1 = 5.5 yrs.) since I am SAP HCM (Human Resource) Consultant ? The response to this from a member and a consultant is that Master in Commerce is a Non ICT degree and thus requires 6 years of relevant experience compared to my current 4.5 years.
Also, ACS would not consider my HR domain experience even though I am an SAP HR consultant. If this is true, I will have no option but to wait for another year and half to complete 6 years.

2. Alternately and more importantly now, I was looking at my wife's chances. She is Biotechnologist(234514) with 2.9 years of relevant experience. Biotechnologist(234514) falls in Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) and RSMS Occupation List. She has done her Master in Science with Major in Bio Chemistry which had Biotechnology as a subject.
I am trying to find if her Education and Experience matches her code and is sufficient to qualify. Even if it does, a consultant has advised that she should have at least 3 years (current 2.9 yrs. i.e. 3 months short) of experience to qualify.

Request a response.

Thanks and Regards.
1. Since you do not have ICT qualification you will have to take the RPL route for the ACS assessment. Not sure how many years of work experience they require since it's a different criteria. I have seen many posts in the forum regarding RPL. do a search i'm sure many people have been in your situation.

2. No idea how Biotechnologist are assessed buddy. So can't help you on that.

Try to meet a couple of agents and see what your options are. I'm sure they offer free assessment initially.

Good Luck!!!!
 

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1. Since you do not have ICT qualification you will have to take the RPL route for the ACS assessment. Not sure how many years of work experience they require since it's a different criteria. I have seen many posts in the forum regarding RPL. do a search i'm sure many people have been in your situation.

2. No idea how Biotechnologist are assessed buddy. So can't help you on that.

Try to meet a couple of agents and see what your options are. I'm sure they offer free assessment initially.

Good Luck!!!!
Thanks Spin123 for the information. I shall check other posts as advised.
 

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I am thinking of applying for skill assessment under 261111. I have a 3 years polytechnic diploma in Computer Science and Engineering and a 2 years lateral entry BBA (distance learning course) degree. I have one and half years of experience as Network Administrator and 6 & half years in a profile similar to 261111 requirements.

Could someone please clarify on the following doubts:
1. Is it advisable to send only the credentials for 3 years diploma or also include the BBA credentials since both of them are two different fields of study?
2. If it's a "Yes" to send only the diploma credentials then what are the chances of ACS accepting the first one & half years experience relevant for the job?

Thank you very much in advance.
 

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sap bo

thank you for sharing this valuble information.and this is very useful for sap bo learners .biginfosys also providessap bo online training
 

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Dear All;

Hope we will be receiving the golden e-mail during this new week.

Cheers

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Need help with the job code - 261111

Hi All

I had posted the below query couple of weeks back and didnt know about this thread then...I did read through all posts here and most of them pertain to a IT / Technology domain, which I am not from. Here is my original post..

Hello All

Festive greetings and an advance Happy New Year to all members on this forum.

I have recently decided on applying for a PR in Oz and thanks to a few references, landed on this forum which is no less than a mine of helpful information. Thanks to all you guys.

I have about 13yrs of experience within the Banking & Financial services domain with a experience in Operations, project management and business process re-engineering. I am certified Six sigma Black belt and am looking to continue in the Quality / process re-engineering domain.

Prior to posting this thread, I did some looking around and one of the job code I found was 139914 - Quality Assurance Manager, which seemed like a close match.

I am not into Technology quality assurance and am a little confused about the job codes that I can research further. Request the experienced members in this forum to help.

I did a search for this topic before starting a new thread and did not find one. If there is already one that you are aware off, please point me in the right direction.

Thanks & Regards

Another job code which seems like a close match I just found....261111 - ICT Business Analysts..
Look forward to your thoughts.

My academics - Bachelor of Science (BSc - Electronics)
Certifications: Six Sigma Black Belt certified

I plan to complete a certification on Agile Project management methodology from PMI.

My current role: I lead the Process re-engineering / OPEX agenda and also manage process migrations from the US into India.

I have been in the Process re-engineering domain for about 6 years, but they do not relate to Technology development.

Would 261111 still be the right code that I pursue? Please advice.

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Hi satish,

I am a ITIL Capacity Manager. Would you advise which skillset to select. Business Analyst or System Analyst.
Advise from other expats is appreciated.

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Yogesh
 

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I have the same doubt about whether to choose 261112-System Analyst or 261111-ICT Business Analyst. On ACS description booklet, job description and degree requirements are exactly the same.

I am wondering why there is two different codes for the same description. I have Bachelor and Master Degree in Computer Science and working as Systems Specialist (job description matches both codes.

Appreciate it if someone could please advise.
 

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Stuck in Reference for Systems Analyst. Need help

Hello,
I am applying for ACS on 24th Feb 2014. I am stuck in one place. My company does not give the complete JD of what i performed while in company. However, i am planning to get it in a bond, signed by a notary. My JD coincides with the code "system's analyst". Could you please give me a sample or template which meets the points under the code , so that i could get an idea of what to put in. Due to this I am stuck for a week....

I started my career as a system engineer and now I am an incident manager. Dont know how my ACS would be taken into consideration. please mail me the details to (moderated)
Regards
harikrishnan



Hi Monima,

When I read through the roles & responsibilities for each company i feel some are not related to Systems/Business Analyst. I maybe wrong and there might be people who have submitted similar letters who have got through. Just keep in mind that for each service letter you provide, you need to satisfy at least 60-70% task mentioned below. that means around 5 points at least.

Anyhow what i mentioned above is my observation. maybe somebody else could chip in here as well. i'll PM you my service letters so that you could get some idea from them. Just to tell you i'm not from a very technical background and my two service letters were quite generic. however i was able to get through.

Good luck & all the best to you. Let us know if you need further help.

• working with users to formulate and document business requirements
• identifying, investigating, and analysing business processes, procedures and work practices
• identifying and evaluating inefficiencies and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
• using project management methodologies, principles and techniques to develop project plans and to cost, resource and manage projects
• taking responsibility for deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting and implementing system test plans, which ensure acceptable quality and integrity of the system
• creating user and training documentation, and conducting formal training classes
• developing functional specifications for use by system developers
• using data and process modelling techniques to create clear system specifications for the design and development of system software
acting as a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the system project decision making process
 

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Hello, I am applying for ACS on 24th Feb 2014. I am stuck in one place. My company does not give the complete JD of what i performed while in company. However, i am planning to get it in a bond, signed by a notary. My JD coincides with the code "system's analyst". Could you please give me a sample or template which meets the points under the code , so that i could get an idea of what to put in. Due to this I am stuck for a week.... I started my career as a system engineer and now I am an incident manager. Dont know how my ACS would be taken into consideration. please mail me the details to (moderated) Regards harikrishnan
The template of the list of roles and responsibilities were already put up by ACS in their website. Just get a statutory declaration from your colleague or manager and model or fit your work responsibilities in the model of the one ACS provided.

The bond you're saying sounds more like a self declaration and ACS will not honor that. Best to get someone you used to work with make that declaration and have it notarized and stamped as certified true copy.

ACS-dec19, pending.
 
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