Boot Camp: Preparing for the IIBA Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) Exam

Course:  BAPBC
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) offers the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) certification to those with at least five years of professional experience in the field of business analysis.

A Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions and is the key facilitator within an organization, acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders, and the solution team.

Responsible for requirements development and requirements management, CBAPs are competent individuals performing a role that is increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project.

This intensive exam preparation course provides an in-depth review of the six knowledge areas included in the exam. Demonstrations and practice quizzes reinforce the concepts and provide the framework for a personalized study plan for exam success.

Gain the essential information you need to prepare for and pass the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) exam. This Boot Camp focuses on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) areas specifically covered in the exam. You'll take practice exercises and quizzes and learn study and test-taking tips using IIBA terminology.

This boot camp provides an in-depth, structured approach to understanding the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge?? (BABOK??). This intense 4-day boot camp concentrates on the key areas of the BABOK, and provides useful memory exercises and discussions to reinforce the concepts detailed in the BABOK. The CBAP exam consists of 150 questions. This boot camp includes practice questions with feedback written by experienced Business Analysts and CBAPs.

If you have fulfilled your experience requirements and have a good understanding of business analysis and requirements management, our CBAP?? prep class is a great next step in your preparation for the exam. We will help you integrate your experiences with the BABOK?? to understand how the tools and methods should be applied. Your retention will be much higher than simply trying to memorize formulas, techniques and multiple choice questions.

Attendees will learn test taking strategies and gain an understanding of the exam format and the types of questions that are asked on the CBAP exam.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction

  • What is the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge?
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Key Concepts
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Tasks
  • Techniques
  • Underlying Competencies
  • Other Sources of Business Analysis Information
  • Test your knowledge ??? Chapter1 Quiz

Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
  • Plan Business Analysis Activities
  • Plan Business Analysis Communication
  • Plan Requirements Management Process
  • Manage Business Analysis Performance
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Elicitation

  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation Activity
  • Document Elicitation Results
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Requirements Management and Communication

  • Manage Solution Scope & Requirements
  • Manage Requirements Traceability
  • Maintain Requirements for Re-use
  • Prepare Requirements Package
  • Communicate Requirements
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Enterprise Analysis

  • Define Business Need
  • Assess Capability Gaps
  • Determine Solution Approach
  • Define Solution Scope
  • Define Business Case
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Requirements Analysis

  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Organize Requirements
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Define Assumptions and Constraints
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Assess Proposed Solution
  • Allocate Requirements
  • Assess Organizational Readiness
  • Define Transition Requirements
  • Validate Solution
  • Evaluate Solution Performance
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Underlying Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Software Applications
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Techniques

  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
  • Benchmarking
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Rules Analysis
  • Data Dictionary and Glossary
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Data Modeling
  • Decision Analysis
  • Document Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Focus Groups
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Interface Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Lessons Learned Process
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Non-functional Requirements Analysis
  • Observation
  • Organization Modeling
  • Problem Tracking
  • Process Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Requirements Workshops
  • Risk Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scenarios and Use Cases
  • Scope Modeling
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • State Diagrams
  • Structured Walkthrough
  • Survey/Questionnaire
  • SWOT Analysis
  • User Stories
  • Vendor Assessment
  • Test Your Knowledge ??? Chapter Quiz

Review Q & A

  • Review the BABOK
  • Q & A
What You Can Expect

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn what the IIBA and CBAP are all about
  • Prepare to pass the Certified Business Analysis Professional??? (CBAP) exam v2.0
  • Identify and absorb key concepts within the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Navigate the complexity of the BABOK knowledge areas
  • Align your business analysis experience with BABOK terminology and definitions
  • Solidify your knowledge through practice questions and drills
  • Develop a test-taking plan that incorporates the CBAP format and question types
  • Understand and influence your organization to recognize the value of the CBAP certification
  • Improve your chances of success with the CBAP certification process
  • Explore the nature and construction of the CBAP application and examination
  • Analyze your unique combination of education, knowledge, and skill to determine the best way to package it for the CBAP application
  • Understand what knowledge from the BABOK and other sources comprises the CBAP certification
  • 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 other CBAPs succeed with the application and exam processes
  • Master the BABOK Knowledge Areas.
  • 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 CBAP 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 certification
Who Should Take This Course

This boot camp is designed for individuals who are seeking the CBAP certification and want a focused, structured session to ensure a thorough understanding of the BABOK and to prepare for the CBAP exam.

Business analysts, project managers, systems analysts and team members and others interested in achieving IIBA CBAP certification.

Recommended Prerequisites

Individuals must meet the IIBA???s application requirements to sit for the CBAP exam including work experience, areas of expertise, education and professional development, and references. See the requirements listed on the IIBA website. Attendees should read the BABOK prior to attending and bring a copy with them to boot camp.

Training Style

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities and practice examinations.

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