Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Certification

Course Description

Since ‘Business Analysis’ is one of the most sought after profession in information technology field, it’s important to add a differentiating factor that makes you shine out from the rest of the crowd. Earning a professional certification in ‘Business Analysis’ is a step in right direction. IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis) provides CBAP® certification (Certified Business Analysis Professional), which is the most coveted business analysis certification currently recognized across the industry. We provide end-to-end support that includes application preparation, providing reference letters, QA review of the application, and finally boot camps that includes complete review of the BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge), study material, practice tests, flash cards, quizzes and simulation-based tests.

The CBAP® designation is an award from the IIBA® made to business analysts who have significant professional experience and have demonstrated sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge by sitting and passing a three and a half hour exam of 150 questions based on BABOK®. CBAP® is one of the most coveted certifications in the field of business analysis and needs extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the business analysis community.

(Source: As stated on IIBA.org)

What You Will Learn

Upon successfully completing the course, an individual will learn the following:

  • Thorough understanding of the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body Of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide 2.0.
  • Inputs-Tasks-Outputs of each of the following knowledge areas:
    • Business analysis planning and monitoring
    • Elicitation
    • Requirements management and communication
    • Enterprise analysis
    • Requirements analysis
    • Solution assessment and validation
  • Practical application of the elicitation techniques
  • How to create high-quality and valuable requirements artifacts
  • Tips and secrets of passing the CBAP® certification exam in the first attempt

Course Outline

Levels in module descriptions

  • Module 1: Business Analysis Fundamentals

    • What is business analysis and BABOK®?
    • Business analyst roles and responsibilities
    • Key concepts from BABOK®
    • Requirements definition
    • Requirements pyramid
    • Overviewof each Knowledge areas and their relationship and dependencies
    • ITOs (Input-Techniques-Output)
    • Supporting ‘Bodies of Knowledge’ (SDLC, Business Process Management, Lean Six Sigma etc)
  • Module 2: Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

    • Understanding various tasks involved in planning & monitoring knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of six tasks
    • Hands-on exercise on creating decision tree, business process models, creating RACI matrix, root cause analysis etc
    • Role of requirements attributes in requirements management
    • Developing ‘Requirements Management Plan’ using an industry standard template
    • Hands-on: Create and review artifacts from planning and monitoring activities
    • Practice quiz
  • Module 3: Elicitation and Collaboration

    • Understanding various tasks involved in requirements elicitation knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of four tasks
    • Detailed understanding of elicitation tools and techniques such as brainstorming, focus group, joint application development etc
    • Hands-on: Create and review artifacts (outputs from the tasks)
    • Practice quiz
  • Module 4: Requirements Management & Communication

    • Understanding various tasks involved in requirements management & communication knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of five tasks
    • Change management process (check-in, check-out process, role of business analyst in change control board etc)
    • Understanding ‘Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
    • Hands-on: Create requirements traceability matrix, mapping requirements attributes to requirements etc
  • Module 5: Enterprise Analysis

    • Understanding various tasks involved in enterprise analysis knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of five tasks
    • Understanding enterprise architecture vs business architecture (Zachman framework, TOGAF etc)
    • Conducting gap analysis
    • Financial analysis: net present value, pay-back period, discounted cash-flow, break-even analysis, internal rate of return etc
    • Hands on: Create a business case, vision statement, SWOT analysis etc
  • Module 6: Requirements Analysis

    • Understanding various tasks involved in requirements analysis knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of six tasks
    • Understanding business process modeling notations
    • Creating use cases, Unified Modeling Language (like use case diagram, activity diagram, sequence diagram etc), business rules etc
  • Module 7: Solution Assessment & Validation

    • Understanding various tasks involved in solution assessment & validation knowledge area
    • Detailed study of ‘Input-Techniques-Output’ for each of six tasks
    • Requirements verification v/s validation process
  • Module 8: Underlying Competencies

    • Project Management processes overview as per Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Project Management knowledge areas overview as per Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Cost estimation methods (Bottom-Up, rolling wave, three-point estimation etc)
    • Work breakdown structure (Functional Decomposition)
    • PERT-CPM overview
    • Organizational structure (functional, matrix etc)
    • Communication model
    • Motivational theories
Please Note: From the first day of the class, a comprehensive capstone project will be assigned. With each session, trainees will be expected to complete hands-on exercise on a particular part of the project. This will expose an individual to real-world scenarios and give them first-hand experience of authoring key requirements documents using tools.

Who Can Attend

Any individual who meets the basic minimum criteria as established by IIBA® and planning to take his/her career to the next level.

Prerequisites

Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years

Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas

Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years

Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient

Signed Code of Conduct

(Source: As stated on IIBA.org)

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a span of 4 weeks with two sessions conducted on weekdays (evening) and one session conducted on a weekend (Saturday).

While weekday sessions are approximately 2 hours, weekend sessions lasts approximately 4-5 hours. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course content, our instructor will be available to discuss them at the earliest.

Course Delivery Option

  • Live ‘Instructor-Led’ online sessions.
  • In-person from our Mclean, Virginia training center.

Instructor

Certified CBAP®, PMP® and BPM instructor will be leading this course.

Disclaimer

"PMI®", "PMBOK®", "PMP®", "PMI-RMP®", "CAPM®" and "PMI-ACP®" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.CBAP® is a registered certification mark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professionalisa trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.