Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) Exam Preparation Course

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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) Exam Preparation Course

The course provides valuable tips and techniques to help students prepare, study, and assess their personal readiness. Participants will work through instructor led discussions on each of the six Knowledge Areas covered by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3 and will be provided opportunities to answer simulated questions to gain skill and familiarity with applying personal knowledge to answer sample questions

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Review the 6 Knowledge Areas of the BABOK® Guide and discuss the business analysis tasks performed in each. Understand the relationships between the business analysis processes and how each defines an important aspect of the business analysis discipline. Review key terms, business analysis techniques, and competencies important to business analysis. Discuss the 5 business analysis Perspectives presented in BABOK® Guide, v3. Complete simulated exam questions to assess personal readiness for taking the exam. Obtain key tips and techniques for effectively preparing for and successfully completing the CBAP® or CCBA® exam.

  • Understanding the business environment
  • Introduce the role of the business analyst within the project life cycle
  • Understand the following key concepts within business analysis:
  • Role of a BA: functions and deliverables
  • Methodologies: RUP and Agile
  • Use case scenarios & test scenarios
  • UML, Visio
  • Requirements Gathering (Business, Functional and System)
  • Best Practices
  • Project Scoping from the Business Analyst’s Perspective
  • Business analysis vs. project management
  • Communication plan between stakeholders: business users and developers (JRP, JAD)
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Business Rules Formulation and Documentation
  • Producing a complete specification document

Important Course Information

This is an intermediate/advanced course designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the concepts covered within the CBAP® and CCBA® exams. Participants will review a number of business analysis techniques and personal skill competencies to understand how best to prepare for questions covering such topics. Each of the five business analysis Perspectives presented in the BABOK® Guide will be reviewed to support students in answering exam questions in these areas.

Modules:

Introduction to IIBA CBAP® version 3.0 Certification Program

  • Introduction to IIBA® CBAP Certification Program
  • Purpose of the BABOK® v 3.0 Guide
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Who is a Business Analyst?
  • Structure of the BABOK® v 3.0 Guide

Business Analysis Key Concepts

  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Key Terms
  • Requirements Classification Schema
  • Stakeholders
  • Requirements and Designs

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Overview of Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Core Concept Model in Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Overview of Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Core Concept Model in Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Prepare of Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration

Requirements Lifecycle Management

  • Overview of Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Core Concept Model in Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Trace Requirements
  • Maintain Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Assess Requirements Changes
  • Approve Requirements

Strategy Analysis

  • Overview of Strategy Analysis
  • Core Concept Model in Strategy Analysis
  • Analyze Current State
  • Define Future State
  • Assess Risks
  • Define Change Strategy.

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Overview of Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Core Concept Model in Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture
  • Define Design Options
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Solution Evaluation

  • Overview of Solution Evaluation
  • Core Concept Model in Solution Evaluation
  • Measure Solution Performance
  • Analyze Performance Measures
  • Assess Solution Limitations
  • Assess Enterprise Limitations
  • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

Underlying Competencies

  • Overview of Underlying Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Tools and Technology

Techniques

  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
  • Backlog Management
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Capability Analysis
  • Business Cases
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Rules Analysis
  • Collaborative Games
  • Concept Modelling
  • Data Dictionary
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modelling
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Modelling
  • Document Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Glossary
  • Interface Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Item Tracking
  • Lessons Learned
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Mind Mapping
  • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis
  • Observation
  • Organizational Modelling
  • Prioritization
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Reviews
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Roles and Permissions Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scope Modelling
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Stakeholder List, Map or Personas
  • State Modelling
  • Survey or Questionnaire
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Use Cases and Scenarios
  • User Stories
  • Vendor Assessment
  • Workshops

Perspectives

  • Overview of Perspectives
  • Agile
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Business Architecture
  • Business Process Management
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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