Business Analysis - CBAP & PMI-PBA Certification

Course Overview

Business Analysts serve as the liaison between stakeholders and project teams. Their role involves working within the policies, structure and operations of a company in order to recommend solutions that help attain the company’s goals.

Business Analysts work closely with IT to improve the quality of the service and product being developed or delivered.

IIBA®’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification, as well as, PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) are the most popular and globally recognized designations for Business Analysts. We help professionals develop the skills to be proficient in business analysis, while getting them prepared to pass these exams.

This course focuses on the 6 knowledge areas as defined in The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide Version 3:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements Management & Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Assessment & Validation

In addition, students will gain thorough understanding of the following perspectives of Business Analysis:

  • Agile
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Process Management
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Course Features

  • Education Edge is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider® and PMI-REP®. Our course content and material has been built based on IIBA and PMI’s standards along with input from industry experts in addition to our own experience of helping hundreds of professionals score above proficiency on their first attempt.
  • Tips and guidance for completing IIBA and PMI’s Exam Application Process.
  • All course materials are delivered by CBAP certified, experienced industry professionals, having many years of management and consulting career in Fortune 500 Companies.
  • Weekly exams / quizzes to assess comprehension and absorption of material to identify and address gaps before moving forward.
  • 2 full scale exams during the course and another 4 once the course completes to gauge your readiness to sit for the exam.
  • Access to our student blog to leverage discussions, interactions and advise from past students who have successfully cleared the exam.
  • Experience sharing session from students who have cleared the CBAP & PMI-PBA exams in recent months.
  • 40 PDUs to fulfill the application requirements or to renew your credentials or other existing certificates.

Certification

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

To earn the CBAP® certification, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with BABOK® Guide in the last 10 years.
  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas.
  • Minimum 35 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

To qualify for the PMI-PBA® credential, candidates must have one of the following sets of education and experience:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or
  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

Exam

Exam details for the IIBA-CBAP designation:

Here is a breakdown of the major knowledge domains covered by the IIBA-CBAP exam, with an approximate percentage of how many questions are dedicated to each domain:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (14%)
  • Elicitation and Collaboration (12%)
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management (15%)
  • Strategy Analysis (15%)
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition (30%)
  • Solution Evaluation (14%)

The CBAP® exam is 3.5 hours long and consists of 120 multiple choice questions.

Exam details for the PMI-PBA designation:

Here is a breakdown of the major knowledge domains covered by the PMI-PBA exam, with an approximate percentage of how many questions are dedicated to each domain:

  • Needs Assessment (18%)
  • Planning (22%)
  • Analysis (35%)
  • Traceability & Monitoring (15%)
  • Evaluation (10%)

The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.

FAQs

Are there any possible substitutions to the application requirements?

No, you must meet all of the requirements as outlined in the CCBA® Handbook (as applicable) to be eligible to write the respective exam.

Will IIBA be very severe verifying experience?

Exam candidates and designation recipients may be audited to verify/validate work experience and other information provided in the application.

What are the criteria used to validate experience?

Work experience must be related to business analysis, performing tasks as per A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). See the CCBA® Handbook for complete guidelines.

My work experience includes tasks other than those meeting the certification requirements. Should I include all my experience from the present back to my first business analysis (BA) experiences within the last 7 (for CCBA®)

As per the instructions in the application, only business analysis specific work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide is considered. Documenting more hours than the minimum required is recommended. In addition, gaps in work experience years are not considered as long as the requirement is met. Overlaps in work experience and/or extra hours are reviewed to ensure the number of hours is appropriately documented and feasible.

What qualifies for the 21 hours of required training in the past four years?

All IIBA endorsed courses qualify for the Professional Development requirement. Other courses may qualify as long as they meet the professional development criteria specified in the handbooks.

Am I eligible to appear for CBAP or PMI-PBA exams or whether this is the right certification for me?

Please send in an email to info@educationedge.ca and we will call you to discuss further.

Have more queries or questions?

Please send in an email to info@educationedge.ca and we will happy to answer you!

Upcoming Sessions

October 2018 Session

Timings:  10 am to 3 pm

Location:  In Class

  • DAY 1 – Sat. Oct. 13, 2018
  • DAY 2 – Sat. Oct. 20, 2018
  • DAY 3 – Sat. Oct. 27, 2018
  • DAY 4 – Sat. Nov. 03, 2018
  • DAY 5 – Sat. Nov. 10, 2018
  • DAY 6 – Sat. Nov. 17, 2018
  • DAY 7 – Sat. Nov. 24, 2018
  • DAY 8 – Sat. Dec. 01, 2018

January 2019 Session

Timings:  10 am to 3 pm

Location:  In Class

  • DAY 1 –  Sat. Jan. 26, 2019
  • DAY 2 – Sat. Feb. 02, 2019
  • DAY 3 – Sat. Feb. 09, 2019
  • DAY 4 – Sat. Feb. 16, 2019
  • DAY 5 – Sat. Feb. 23, 2019
  • DAY 6 – Sat. Mar. 02, 2019
  • DAY 7 – Sat. Mar. 09 , 2019
  • DAY 8 – Sat. Mar. 16, 2019

April 2019 Session

Timings:  10 am to 3 pm

Location:  In Class

  • DAY 1 – Sat. Apr. 20, 2019
  • DAY 2 – Sat. Apr. 27, 2019
  • DAY 3 – Sat. May 04, 2019
  • DAY 4 – Sat. May 11, 2019
  • DAY 5 – Sat. May 18, 2019
  • DAY 6 – Sat. May 25, 2019
  • DAY 7 – Sat. Jun 01, 2019
  • DAY 8 – Sat. Jun 08, 2019

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