training and certifications
To become a systems analyst, you will need an undergraduate degree in computer science or another related field with a concentration in programming, like mathematics, commerce or business management. Prior programming experience is also an asset that will make your application for systems analyst jobs stand out. Some employers may hire you with a college diploma in computer science and a significant amount of programming experience.
Experience or training with C, COBOL, software design, software documentation, software testing, software maintenance, software development process, software requirements, and software architecture are all important skills that will increase your earning potential and chance of being hired as a system analyst.
In this field, it’s also incredibly important to continue on-the-job training and stay up to date with industry trends. Additional certifications are always helpful. These can include courses in IT-related subjects, such as programming languages, or in other skills, like project management or people management. The more well-rounded you are, the better your chance for advancement.