CBAP® & CCBA™ Exam Preparation Course (24 Hours)

Duration
  • 3 Days (24 hours)

 

Who Should Attend
  • Intermediate- to Advanced-level Business Analyst

  • Business Systems Analyst

  • Systems Analyst

  • Project Manager or Team Leader

  • Systems Architect or Designer

  • IT Manager/Director

 

Training Overview
 
In this training course you will learn how to:
  • Understand the CBAP and CCBA designations and what they represent

  • Analyze and remember the most important elements of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) version 2.0

  • Record progress and identify gaps in your business analysis qualifications

  • Successfully submit a CBAP or CCBA certification application

  • Identify knowledge from the CBAP certification training course needed to pass the examinations and earn your CBAP certification

  • Package your business analysis experience and education for the application process

  • Comprehend the structure and flow of the BABOK® version 2.0

  • Apply critical business analysis knowledge for the examinations

  • Thoroughly prepare using over 500 review questions provided in the CBAP certification training course

  • Greatly improve your chances of passing the CBAP certification examination on your first try

 

Specifically you will
 
  • Learn the benefits of the CBAP® and CCBA™ designation, what they can do for your organization, and how to demonstrate their value to current and future employers

  • Understand the career impacts of attaining CBAP® / CCBA™ certification and how it can benefit you in both the short term and long term

  • Become familiar with the requirements for both certifications and make progress toward completing them, regardless of your current status

  • Gain useful tools for documenting applicable experience and education

  • Receive numerous insider tips for succeeding in the application process

  • Understand the exams – how they are constructed, what they cover, and important exam practices to keep in mind

  • Learn, review, and master the material covered on the CBAP® and CCBA™ exams

  • Increase your comfort in the exam environment through drills and practice exams

  • Take away representative practice exam questions

  • Build confidence in your ability to complete the application and pass the exams

  • Walk away with a personalized plan for what you need to do to prepare for your CBAP certification exam

  • Prepare to Become a Certified Business Analysis Professional

 

Immediate Benefits of Taking This Class:
  • Learn what the IIBA® and its certifications are all about

  • Understand and influence your organization to recognize the value of CBAP® / CCBA™ certification

  • Improve your chances of success with the CBAP® certification process

  • Explore the nature and construction of the application and examination

  • Analyze your unique combination of education, knowledge, and skills to determine the best way to package it for the CBAP® or CCBA™ application

  • Understand what knowledge from the BABOK® and other sources comprise the CBAP® and CCBA™ certifications

  • Discover the underlying structure of the BABOK® and tips for remembering it

  • Use practical, real–world methods for improving testing success

  • Practice answering representative exam questions in a simulated test environment

  • Discover tips and tricks that have helped others succeed with the application and exam processes

  • Master the BABOK® Knowledge Areas and Underlying Competencies

  • Use effective practices for organizing and structuring information that may be tested

  • Study everything you need to know to pass the exam

  • Examine strategies for evaluating test questions to determine the best answer

  • Understand the importance of documenting your education and experience for continued certification requirements

  • Approach the application and examination with absolute confidence

  • Manage your “test anxiety” by being fully prepared for the exam experience

  • Understand and retain the key information for each exam topic

  • Develop a practical plan for exam preparation that is customized to your needs

  • Increase your professional credibility by demonstrating your business analysis knowledge

  • Explore the complete range of business analysis knowledge and prepare for CBAP® or CCBA™ certification

 

 

 

Course Outline
 
Core concepts of business analysis
  • The role of BA

  • Effective practices

  • Introducing six BABOK® Guide knowledge areas

 

Underlying competencies of BA
  • Analytical thinking

  • Business knowledge

  • Problem solving

  • Interaction

  • Software applications

  • Communication

 

1-Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
Allocating requirements resources and tasks
  • Identifying team roles and responsibilities

  • Assigning work activities to team members

  • Performing stakeholder analysis

 

Determining planning considerations
  • Deciding how to manage requirements risks

  • Selecting and estimating activity duration and effort

 
Agreeing to solution scope and change
  • Reporting and communicating requirements status

  • Quantifying project and product metrics

 

2.  Elicitation
Collecting the stated requirements
  • Preparing for and conducting elicitation activities

  • Documenting and confirming elicitation results

  • Actively engaging key stakeholders

 

Selecting the right elicitation techniques
  • Brainstorming

  • Document analysis

  • Focus groups

  • Interface analysis

  • Interviews

  • Observation

  • Prototyping

  • Requirements workshops

  • Survey

 

3.  Requirements Management and Communication
Communicating solution scope and requirements
  • Addressing requirements traceability and reuse

  • Building appropriate requirements packages

 

Managing conflicts, issues and changes
  • Tracing requirements from origination to implementation

  • Presenting requirements for approval and sign-off

 

4.  Enterprise Analysis
Defining the business problem or opportunity
  • Identifying capability gaps

  • Conducting feasibility studies

  • Approving the business case

 

Charting the project investment path
  • Defining solution scope

  • Participating in project selection

 

5.  Requirements Analysis
Progressively elaborating the real requirements
  • Structuring and specifying requirements

  • Performing gap analysis

  • Verifying and validating

  • Stating solution capabilities, assumptions and constraints

 
Applying the appropriate modeling techniques
  • Data and behavior models

  • Process and flow modelsUsage models

 

6.  Solution Assessment and Validation
Ensuring solutions meet stakeholder objectives
  • Proposing alternate solutions and technology options

  • Reviewing proposed solutions relative to requirements

  • Allocating requirements across solution components

  • Defining transition requirements for the new solution

 

Assessing organizational change readiness
  • Validating that the solution meets the business need

  • Creating training and user documentation