Agile Analyst Certification (AAC) Prep

With an increasing number of technology projects, organizations are hiring a larger number of business analysts who are knowledgeable in agile best practices and can deliver better business outcomes with increased value. While there are many agile certifications on the market, the Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC) is the first agile certification offered by IIBA®, focusing on agile methodology from a business analyst's perspective. As per the IIBA® salary survey, 71% of business analyst...

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3 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES2137

What you will learn

  • AAC Exam Preparation Process
  • In-depth understanding of Agile business analysis practices that are outlined in the Agile Extension to BABoK v2.0
  • Gain competence in the Agile mindset, Methodologies, Frameworks, and the three Agile Horizons (Strategy, Initiative, and Delivery Horizons)
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an Agile business analyst practitioner and how to apply 20+ Agile analysis techniques
  • Practice AAC scenario-based questions
  • AAC exam application process
  • Tips to ace the exam on the first attempt

How you will benefit

  • Develop expertise in Agile Analysis concepts
  • Complete AAC in a time-bound manner
  • Become AAC certified, which will enhance one's ability to effectively execute analysis-related work in an agile context and attain better opportunities, faster career growth, enhanced skills, and confidence at work

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. Agile Concepts
  2. Agile Mindset
    1. Agile Business Analysis
  3. Strategy Horizon
    1. Visioning
    2. Product Roadmap
    3. Value Modelling
    4. Impact Mapping
    5. Purpose Alignment Model
    6. Planning Workshops
    7. Minimal Viable Product
    8. Real Options
    9. Portfolio Kanban
    10. Value Stream Mapping
    11. Strategy Horizon
  4. Initiative Horizon
    1. Personas
    2. Job Stories
    3. Kano Analysis
    4. Story Mapping
    5. Backlog Refinement
    6. Storyboarding
    7. Spikes
    8. Retrospectives
    9. Initiative Horizon
  5. Delivery Horizon
    1. User Stories
    2. Relative Estimation
    3. Story Decomposition
    4. Story Elaboration
    5. Reviews
    6. Delivery Horizon

LN Mishra

LN Mishra is the co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) of Adaptive US Inc. and has over 28 years of experience in business analysis, where he has assisted more than 1200 business analysts in becoming IIBA certified. LN is the only trainer who holds all seven certifications from IIBA (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CCA, AAC, CBDA, and CPOA) and CPRE from IREB in Germany. He has held numerous workshops in business analysis and consulted and trained clients in the US, Europe, and India, including Toshiba, Nordstrom, AkzoNobel, AXA, MindTree, iGate, Ness, and more. LN holds a post-graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad and BE (Honors) in Electronics. He has also authored over 20 books on business analysis, including Practical Requirements Engineering, Mastering CBAP, CBAP Question Bank, Mastering CPRE, CPRE Question Bank, and Stories for IT Trainers.

Prerequisites:

  • Agile practitioners with 2 to 5 years' experience
  • Good command over the English language and good knowledge of business and IT

Certification Requirements:

BA Professionals with two to three years' experience executing analysis-related work in an agile context

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Headphones
  • A microphone

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

According to Salary.com, the average Agile business analyst salary is $87,558 as of February 27, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $81,665 and $97,934.

Yes, the Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC).

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