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CCBA® Prep Course
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CCBA® Prep Course

Empower yourself with CCBA®. Take control of your projects by showcasing superior Business Analysis skills!

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This course has been designed to provide intense preparation for the CCBA® certification exam. The focus is on understanding the A guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) v3.0, acquiring fluency in the terminology of the BABOK®, and identifying the tools and techniques that are a part of a Business Analyst’s toolkit. The course entails an interactive question and answer review with a IIBA® certified instructor, discussions based on the BABOK® version 3.0 and practice tests to improve the learning process and help you gain the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®).

What you will learn?
  • Apply the techniques and skills needed to become a competent Business Analyst
  • Become part of an elite group of professionals
  • Get recognized for your professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Advance your career and let your resume stand out
  • Earn more than your non-certified counterparts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective member of the business analysis community
  • Implement business analysis practices as outlined in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® ) Guide
  • Deliver more reliable, higher quality results with increased efficiency and consistency
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the field of business analysis
  • Develop the following proficiencies that are the measurement criteria for the competencies required to attain Level 2(CCBA®) certification:
    • Applied Knowledge - Has practiced the competency and skills that have evolved working on small, less complex challenges or with guidance on large, more complex work.
    • Recommends Action - Although generally works independently on small, well scoped challenges, still relies on expert help for more complex work. Skills, knowledge and confidence have developed to the level where appropriate actions are identified.
    • Modifies Rules - Encounters situations where there is confidence to modify the guidelines that have been provided for addressing the challenge.
You will also get:
  • 24 hours intensive coaching by industry experts
  • Downloadable courseware
  • Meet the requirement of 21 Professional Development contact hours needed to appear for the CCBA® exam
  • Gain 21 PDs/CDUs from IIBA® on certification and get 24 PDUs for PMI recertification
  • Courseware approved by IIBA®
  • KnowledgeHut is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™)

Key Features

KnowledgeHut is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™)
Comprehensive coaching by industry experts
IIBA® approved courseware in downloadable format
Get 21 PD Hours, 21 CDUs, 24 PDUs
Intense preparation for the exam
Gain the skills needed to handle everyday business analysis challenges

Certification

Prerequisites:

In order to appear for the CCBA® exam, participants must have:

  • Minimum 3750 (2 to 3 years) hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK®Guide in the last seven years, including:
    • Minimum 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Minimum high school education or equivalent
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

For more information regarding eligibility, please visit:

http://www.iiba.org/certification-handbook/applying-for-certification.htm

Certification:

On meeting the eligibility requirements, participants can appear for the exam after submitting the application. Participants may use the designation of “Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®)” on successfully clearing the exam.

The Exam

The CCBA® exam is of three hours duration and comprised of 130 questions. All the questions are multiple choice and scenario based. For more information visit

http://www.iiba.org/certification-handbook/ccba-blueprint.htm

Examination Fee

The exam fee is $325 for IIBA members and $450 for non-members.

For more information visit:

http://www.iiba.org/certification-handbook/fees-summary.htm

Unit 1:- Introduction to IIBA CCBA® version 3.0 Certification Program:

  • Introduction to IIBA® CCBA Certification Program
  • Purpose of the BABOK® v 3.0 Guide
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Who is a Business Analyst
  • Structure of the BABOK® v 3.0 Guide

Unit 2:- Business Analysis Key Concepts

  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Key Terms
  • Requirements Classification Schema
  • Stakeholders
  • Requirements and Designs

Unit 3:- Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring:

  • Overview of Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Core Concept Model in Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Unit 4:- Elicitation and Collaboration:

  • Overview of Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Core Concept Model in Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Prepare of Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration

Unit 5:- Requirements Lifecycle Management:

  • Overview of Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Core Concept Model in Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Trace Requirements
  • Maintain Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Assess Requirements Changes
  • Approve Requirements

Unit 6:- Strategy Analysis:

  • Overview of Strategy Analysis
  • Core Concept Model in Strategy Analysis
  • Analyze Current State
  • Define Future State
  • Assess Risks
  • Define Change Strategy.

Unit 7:- Requirements Analysis and Design Definition:

  • Overview of Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Core Concept Model in Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture
  • Define Design Options
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Unit 8:- Solution Evaluation:

  • Overview of Solution Evaluation
  • Core Concept Model in Solution Evaluation
  • Measure Solution Performance
  • Analyze Performance Measures
  • Assess Solution Limitations
  • Assess Enterprise Limitations

Unit 9:- Underlying Competencies:

  • Overview of Underlying Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Tools and Technology

Unit 10:- Techniques:

  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
  • Backlog Management
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Capability Analysis
  • Business Cases
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Rules Analysis
  • Collaborative Games
  • Concept Modelling
  • Data Dictionary
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modelling
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Modelling
  • Document Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Glossary
  • Interface Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Item Tracking
  • Lessons Learned
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Mind Mapping
  • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis
  • Observation
  • Organizational Modelling
  • Prioritization
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Reviews
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Roles and Permissions Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scope Modelling
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Stakeholder List, Map or Personas
  • State Modelling
  • Survey or Questionnaire
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Use Cases and Scenarios
  • User Stories
  • Vendor Assessment
  • Workshops

Unit 11:- Perspectives:

  • Overview of Perspectives
  • Agile
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Business Architecture
  • Business Process Management

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Frequently Asked Questions

Business analysts, project managers, systems analysts, team members and others interested in achieving International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) CCBA® certification.

Want to be Business Analysis certified but don't have the experience to become a CBAP®? Have you thought about the CCBA®? This is a great way to show your competency while you gain experience. If a CBAP® certification is your eventual goal, you can use your CCBA® certification as a stepping-stone to move farther in your career. The CCBA® is a stringent credential that is a reflection of your ability to bring about positive business outcomes by applying business analysis skills and techniques. Apart from helping you achieve organizational goals, this credential will also make you stand out among your peers and management indicating your passion for business analysis self-improvement and continuous learning.

This is a 3 hour, 130 question exam.

You may take the exam up to 3 times within the 1 year application expiry period. There is no wait time between exam sittings. If you take the exam all 3 times and do not pass, you must wait until after your application expiry date before you can reapply.

All candidates who wish to take IIBA certifications must sign a mandatory Code of Conduct prior to applying in order to be able to proceed with your application.

For more information on this please visit: http://www.iiba.org/certification-handbook/cbap-code-of-conduct.htm

You will get 21 PD hours, 21 CDU credits and 24 PDU credits on completion of the course.

21 PD hours will be claimed by participants who wish to write the CBAP or CCBA Certification exam, as this is mandated by IIBA as a pre-requisite to sit the exam.

21 CDUs will be claimed by participants who are already certified by IIBA (either CBAP or CCBA) and need to accumulate 60 CDUs every 3 years to renew their certification.

24 PDUs will be claimed by participants who are already certified by PMI (with credentials like PMP, PMI-ACP, and so on) and need to accumulate 30/60 PDUs every 3 years to renew their certification.

Yes, you have to pay a separate certification fee.

If you satisfy all the eligibility requirements and have gained the 21 PDs by attending KnowledgeHut’s workshop then you must: Submit application for CCBA® exam. Application fee is $125, which is non-refundable. Applications are then screened by IIBA® to check if all the requirements are fulfilled. If your application is accepted, register for CCBA® exam with the official testing agency. Exam fee is $325 for IIBA members and $450 for non-members. Take the exam as per your schedule. On successfully clearing the exam, you will be granted the Certification and may use the designation of “Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™” (CCBA®).

Exam re-take fee for CCBA® is $250 USD for IIBA members and $375 USD for non-members.

The re-certification fee is $85USD for IIBA members and $120 USD for non-members.

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