Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Prep

Business analysis is one of the fastest-growing professions, with Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) holders earning up to 26% more, according to an IIBA salary survey. Senior business analysts usually earn over $100K per annum. With increasing dependence on technology projects, organizations are hiring a larger number of business analysts. The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)credential from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is the most valued...

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Course code: GES2121

What you will learn

  • Complete overview of the knowledge areas of BABOK v3.0
  • Preparation process for CBAP
  • Tasks and techniques for business analysis
  • Prepare for the final exam with chapter-based questions and simulations

How you will benefit

  • Develop expertise in BABOK standards
  • Successfully complete the CBAP exam in a timely manner
  • Increase your career and promotion opportunities

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. INSTRUCTIONS
    1. How to Use Thinkific Learning Portal
  2. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. BA V3 Themes
    3. BA knowledge area
    4. BA V3 Glossary
    5. Study Guide - Preface and Introduction
    6. Presentation - Introduction to BABOK
  3. BA Key Concepts
    1. Key terms
    2. Requirements classifications
    3. BABOK roles
    4. Study Guide - Business Analysis Key Concepts
    5. Concept Questions - BA Concepts
    6. Concept Questions - BABOK Terms
    7. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Intro to BA
    8. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - BABOK Terms
  4. BA Planning and Monitoring
    1. Intro to BA planning and monitoring
    2. Task 1 - Plan BA approach
    3. Task 2 - Plan stakeholder engagement
    4. Task 3 - Plan BA governance
    5. Task 4 - Plan BA information management
    6. Task 5 - Identify BA performance improvements
    7. Study Guide - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    8. Concept Questions - BA Planning
    9. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - BA Planning & Monitoring
    10. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - BA Planning and Monitoring
    11. CBAP - Scenarios - BA Planning and Monitoring
    12. CBAP Cases - BA Planning
    13. Flashcards - BA Planning
    14. Audiobook - BA Planning
    15. Presentation - BA Planning
  5. Elicitation and Collaboration
    1. Intro to Elicitation and collaboration
    2. Task 1 - Prepare for elicitation
    3. Task 2 - Conduct elicitation
    4. Task 3 - Confirm elicitation result
    5. Task 4 - Communicate BA information
    6. Task 5 - Manage stakeholder collaboration
    7. Study Guide - Elicitation and Collaboration
    8. Concept Questions - Elicitation - Part 1
    9. Concept Questions - Elicitation - Part 2
    10. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Elicitation
    11. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - Elicitation
    12. CBAP - Scenarios - Elicitation
    13. CBAP Cases - Elicitation
    14. Flashcards - Elicitation
    15. Audiobook - Elicitation
    16. Presentation - Elicitation and Collaboration
  6. Requirements LCM
    1. Intro Requirements Life cycle Management
    2. Task 1 - Trace Requirements
    3. Task 2 - Maintain Requirements
    4. Task 3 - Prioritize Requirements
    5. Task 4 - Assess Requirements Changes
    6. Task 5 - Approve Requirements
    7. Study Guide - Chapter 5 - Requirements Life Cycle Management
    8. Concept Questions - Req. LCM
    9. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Req. LCM
    10. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - Req. LCM
    11. CBAP - Scenarios - Req. LCM
    12. CBAP Cases - Req. LCM
    13. Flashcards - Req. LCM
    14. Audiobook - Req. LCM
    15. Presentation - Req. LCM
  7. Strategy Analysis
    1. Intro to Strategy analysis
    2. Task 1 - Analyze current state
    3. Task 2 - Define future state
    4. Task 3 - Assess risks
    5. Task 4 - Define change strategy
    6. Study Guide - Chapter 6 - Strategy Analysis
    7. Concept Questions - Strategy Analysis
    8. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Strategy analysis
    9. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - Strategy analysis
    10. CBAP - Scenarios - Strategy analysis
    11. CBAP Cases - Strategy Analysis
    12. Flashcards - Strategy Analysis
    13. Audiobook - Strategy Analysis
    14. Presentation - Strategy Analysis
  8. Requirements Analysis and Design Def.
    1. Intro to Requirements analysis and design definition
    2. Task 1 - Specify and Model Requirements
    3. Task 2 - Verify Requirements
    4. Task 3 - Validate requirements
    5. Task 4 - Define Requirements architecture
    6. Task 5 - Define Design Options
    7. Task 6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
    8. Study Guide - Chapter 7 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    9. Concept Questions - RADD - Part 1
    10. Concept Questions - RADD - Part 2
    11. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Req. Analysis and Design
    12. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - Req. Analysis and Design
    13. CBAP - Scenario - Req. analysis
    14. CBAP Cases - RADD
    15. Flashcards - RADD
    16. Audiobook - RADD
    17. Presentation - RADD
  9. Solution Evaluation
    1. Intro to Solution Evaluation
    2. Task 1 - Measure solution performance
    3. Task 2 - Analyze performance measures
    4. Task 3 - Assess solution limitations
    5. Task 4 - Assess enterprise limitations
    6. Task 5 - Recommend actions to increase solution value
    7. Study Guide - Chapter 8 - Solution Evaluation
    8. Concept Questions - Solution Evaluation
    9. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Solution evaluation
    10. CBAP - Warm-up Level 2 - Solution evaluation
    11. CBAP - Scenarios - Solution evaluation
    12. CBAP Cases - Solu. Eval. - 01
    13. Flashcards - Solution Evaluation
    14. Audiobook - Solution Evaluation
    15. Presentation - Solution Evaluation
  10. Underlying Competencies
    1. Intro to Underlying Competencies
    2. 1-Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
    3. 2-Behavioral Characteristics
    4. 3-Business Knowledge
    5. 4-Communication Skills
    6. 5-Interaction Skills
    7. 6-Tools and Technology
    8. Study Guide - Chapter 9 - Underlying Competencies
    9. Concept Questions - Underlying Competencies - Part 1
    10. Concept Questions - Underlying Competencies - Part 2
    11. CBAP - Warm-up Level 1 - Underlying competencies
  11. Techniques
    1. Acceptance and evaluation criteria
    2. Backlog Management
    3. Balanced scorecards
    4. Benchmarking and market analysis
    5. Brainstorming
    6. Business Cases
    7. Business capability analysis
    8. Business Model Canvas
    9. Business rules analysis
    10. Collaborative games
    11. Concept modelling
    12. Data dictionary
    13. Data flow diagrams
    14. Data mining
    15. Data modelling
    16. Decision analysis
    17. Decision modelling
    18. Document analysis
    19. Estimation
    20. Financial analysis
    21. Focus groups
    22. Functional decomposition
    23. Glossary
    24. Interface analysis
    25. Interviews
    26. Item tracking
    27. Lessons learned
    28. Metrics and key performance indicators
    29. Mind mapping
    30. Non-functional requirements analysis
    31. Observation
    32. Organizational modelling
    33. Prioritization
    34. Process analysis
    35. Process modelling
    36. Prototyping
    37. Reviews
    38. Risk analysis and management
    39. Roles and permissions matrix
    40. Root cause analysis
    41. Scope models
    42. Sequence diagrams
    43. Stakeholder list map or personas
    44. State modelling
    45. Survey or questionnaire
    46. SWOT analysis
    47. Use cases and scenarios
    48. User stories
    49. Vendor assessment
    50. Workshops
    51. Study Guide - Chapter 10 - Techniques
    52. Concept Questions - Techniques - Part 1
    53. Concept Questions - Techniques - Part 2
    54. Knowledge Based Questions - Techniques
    55. Presentation - BA Techniques
  12. Past Session Recordings
    1. Links for Past Session Recordings - CBAP
  13. Modelling
    1. UML Intro
    2. UML Use case modeling
    3. UML Activity Diagram
    4. UML State Diagram
    5. UML using Visio
  14. Workshop Materials
    1. CBAP Session Plan
    2. CBAP Study Guide
    3. CBAP Audiobook
    4. BA Techniques - When to use which one
    5. Requirements Traceability Relationships
    6. Example cases for estimation
    7. CBAP case based question - Financial Analysis (5 Sets)
    8. CBAP - Case Based Question on RADD
    9. CBAP - Case Based Questions on Solution Evaluation
    10. CBAP case based questions - Value Stream Mapping
    11. Example BA Numericals
  15. Reference Materials
    1. 201 - BABOK V3 KAs and Tasks Overview Mindmap
    2. 202 - 6 KAs and 30 Tasks of BABOK V3 Mindmap
    3. 203 - BABOK V3 Techniques Mind-map
    4. 204 - BABOK Word Cloud Mindmap
    5. 205 - Business Analysis Workbook
    6. 206 - BABOK V3 Glossary-KA wise
    7. 207 - BABOK V3 Tasks Summary
    8. 208 - CBAP V3 Advanced Reading Material
  16. Exam Prep Help
    1. CBAP Exam Preparation Plan with FAQs
    2. 304 - CBAP V3 Application Simulator v9.2
    3. Presentation - Scenario Based Questions
    4. Presentation - Case Based Questions - Part 1
    5. Presentation - Case Based Questions - Part 2
    6. Adaptive US Certificate
    7. Study tips you need for IIBA Cert. Exam.pdf
    8. The Ultimate IIBA Exams info Guide
    9. The Ultimate IIBA Exam Tips Guide
    10. BABOK Analysis Document
  17. Simulations
    1. CBAP Simulations 1-3

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:

  • At least 4.5 years of business analysis experience in the last 10 years
  • Good command over the English language and good knowledge of business and IT

Certification Requirements:

To earn the CBAP designation, candidates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 7,500 hours of Business Analysis work experience in the last 10 years.
  • Within this experience, a minimum of 900 hours completed in 4 of the BABOK Guide Knowledge Areas, for a total of at least 3,600 of the required 7,500 total hours.
  • Complete a minimum of 35 hours of Professional Development in the last 4 years.
  • Provide two references.
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct and the Terms and Conditions
  • Pass the exam.

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.

Yes, you will receive the needed Professional Development (PD) hours you need to apply for the Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP®) Certification exam.

To earn the CBAP designation, candidates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 7,500 hours of Business Analysis work experience in the last 10 years.
  • Within this experience, a minimum of 900 hours completed in 4 of the BABOK Guide Knowledge Areas, for a total of at least 3,600 of the required 7,500 total hours.
  • Complete a minimum of 35 hours of Professional Development in the last 4 years.
  • Provide two references.
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct and the Terms and Conditions
  • Pass the exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

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