Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)

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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)

This professional certification is for individuals with extensive business analysis experience.

This business analysis course is designed to help professionals gain new skills and expertise in advanced documentation, effective planning, and creation of business solutions.

This CBAP exam preparation course aligns with the high standards set by IIBA® and will ensure continued success in the field of business analysis. Professionals with CBAP business analyst certification will be able to stay relevant with rapid changes in any industry and competencies in all aspects of business analysis.

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  • COURSE TYPE Advanced
  • DURATION 5 days

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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) and will be provided opportunities to answer simulated questions to gain skill and familiarity with applying personal knowledge to answer sample questions.

Participants will review many 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.

Important Course Information

Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years for the CBAP exam and 3,750 CCBA exam. 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 CBAP recipient.


The CBAP® exam is 3.5 hours long and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are case study-based (i.e. longer cases (1-1.5 pages) of information) with multiple questions about the case.

Exam administrated by Prometric tests center.

Course Outline


Module 1: 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

Module 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts

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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Requirements Life-cycle Management

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

Module 6: Strategy Analysis

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

Module 7: 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

Module 8: 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

Module 9: Underlying Competencies

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

Module 10: 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
• Surveyor Questionnaire
• SWOT Analysis
• Use Cases and Scenarios
• User Stories
• Vendor Assessment
• Workshops

Module 11: Perspectives

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

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  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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