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Course overview

Business Analysis Training:
Solve business problems and provide business value

ALC offers two levels of training for anyone wanting to learn the BABoK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) as defined by IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis).

ECBA® - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™

This course provides a solid introduction for anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the business analyst role; whether that is someone considering a career in business analysis or someone already in the role who wants to develop professionally

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CBAP® - Certified Business Analysis Professional™

IIBA has created the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), a designation awarded to candidates who have successfully demonstrated their expertise in this field. This is done by detailing hands-on work experience in business analysis through the CBAP® application process, and passing the IIBA CBAP® examination. To be eligible to apply for CBAP, you must have at least 7,500 hours of hands-on BA experience. The Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) is aimed at practitioners with at least 3,750 hours of hands on experience. Both certifications are aligned with the knowledge areas defined in the BABOK® Guide.

The CCBA course is designed to make sure that you are ready for the CBAP® exam and to maximise your chance of passing it on the first try. The course will focus on the critical areas to study and will provide insights into the exam.It is current with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0 and includes over 900 sample CBAP® exam questions to make you ready and know what to expect come test time.  Additionally, you’ll learn test-taking tips and strategies, along with other practice exercises to reinforce the material.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE
  • Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the CBAP® certification exam.
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the test.
  • small-class environment, group exercises, and hundreds of sample exam questions keep you engaged and aid in your retention and learning.
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by CBAP® Recipients with extensive knowledge of the BABOK® Guide
  • Complete. Earn 21 CDUs, enough to apply for the CBAP® exam.

Pre-Requisites

  • Before taking this course, students should fulfill the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) requirements of 7500 hours BA experience, plus specific minimum hours per Knowledge Area.
  • This course provides sufficient CDU hours to satisfy the IIBA® requirement of 21 professional development hours. A separate application to take the CBAP® examination is required.
  • We recommend that participants begin their CBAP® application before taking this course, although it is not necessary.
  • We recommend students skim the BABOK® Guide prior to class.
  • For maximum preparation value, students should be prepared to take the exam within 3 months of taking the course.

Learning outcomes

To assimilate the vast amount of information needed to pass the CBAP® exam, there is a mixture of lecture, discussion, exercises, and several practice exams in the course.  Be prepared to answer practice tests to simulate the exam, with discussions about why answers were correct or incorrect.  Many students find this one of the most helpful parts of the class.  You will also learn methods of recall and retention to help retain critical information needed to pass the CBAP® exam.

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
  • Comprehensive 400+ page preparation study guide loaded with key terms, tips, and techniques to help you prepare for the CBAP® exam. Rated the #1 CBAP Prep Guide on Amazon.com.
  • 150-question “take home” exam simulation with detailed answer explanations, combined with the online study exam provides a focused continuing learning experience.
  • Free 90-day subscription to our online CBAP® study exam simulator (with over 900 randomized questions and detailed answer explanations).
  • PDF (Virtual) or hard-copy (in-person) of the IIBA’sBABOK® Guide
  • BABOK®Study Tables, an overview of the BABOK® Guide in a comprehensive, detailed, and highly visual package.
  • In-class exams with realistic practice questions and answer explanations.
  • Class discussions that dissect practice questions to learn how to analyze and answer them.

Who should attend

This course is designed for all who wish to pass the CBAP® 2.0 certification exam and become a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). The course provides 21 CDUs, enough to apply for the CBAP.

Course contents

CBAP Certification Preparation Course - In-person classes – 3 days / Virtual (Live online) – 6 sessions. Anytime Learning - 18 Modules. Provides 21 contact hours, enough to apply for the CBAP. | Business Analysis Training, Project Management Training | Watermark Learning

Introduction to CBAP® Certification

  • Overview of certification process, requirements, and application tips
  • CBAP® Exam overview
  • 21 proven exam-taking tactics and tips to reduce anxiety and increase results

BABOK® Framework

  • 7 Key Knowledge Areas
  • BABOK®  Terminology
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Business Analysis Planning And Monitoring

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Planning the Requirements Approach
  • Identifying and Analyzing Stakeholders
  • Deciding how Requirements will be Managed and Traced
  • Estimating BA Activities
  • Planning of BA Communications
  • Determining Requirements Metrics for Monitoring and Reporting
  • Techniques for Planning
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Requirements Elicitation

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation Activity
  • Document Elicitation Results
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Techniques for Elicitation
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Requirements Management and Communication

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Manage Solution Scope and Requirements
  • Manage Requirements Traceability
  • Maintain Requirements for Re-Use
  • Prepare RequirementsPackage
  • Communicate Requirements
  • Techniques for Requirements Management and Communication
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Enterprise Analysis

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Define Business Need
  • Assess Capability Gaps
  • Determine Solution Approach
  • Define Solution Scope
  • Define Business Case
  • Techniques for Enterprise Analysis
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Requirements Analysis

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Organize Requirements
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Define Assumptions and Constraints
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Techniques for Analysis
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Overview, Inputs and Outputs
  • Assess Proposed Solution
  • Allocate Requirements
  • Assess Organizational Readiness
  • Define Transition Requirements
  • Validate Solution
  • Evaluate Solution Performance
  • Techniques for Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Underlying Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Software Applications
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Test-Taking Strategies

  • The exam process: what to expect
  • Study and test tips
  • Creating your own test prep strategy
  • Discuss simulated “take home” exam and online study exam strategies
  • Re-certification

Course fees

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