IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Certification Training

Level: Foundation
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Attend this 3-day foundation course & start your preparations for the IIBA ECBA, CCBA & CBAP exams with this interactive deep dive into the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v3 Guide. This course is part one of a customizable training program that prepares you for the certification of your choice. This BABOK certification training course is a comprehensive study of the knowledge areas, tasks, and techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3, and draws parallels to your own projects. Attend this course with its practice exam and get prepared to take the IIBA exam and achieve ECBA certification.

- Attend the follow-on 1-day IIBA CCBA Exam Preparation course and get prepared to take the IIBA exam and achieve CCBA certification.
- Attend the follow-on 1-day IIBA CCBA Exam Preparation and 1-day CBAP Exam Preparation course and get prepared to take the IIBA exam and achieve CBAP certification.

Key Features of this BABOK Certification Training:

  • Attend online or bring this course to your facility
  • After-course instructor coaching

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate and absorb the BABOK® Guide
  • Apply BABOK® Guide best practices in the context of a project
  • Immerse yourself in the BABOK® Guide knowledge areas
  • Connect the dots between Business Analysis (BA) tasks and techniques



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Important BABOK Certification Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • The IIBA® has set the following business analysis work experience criteria for applying to sit their Exams:
      • ECBA™: 0 years
      • CCBA®: 2-3 years
      • CBAP®: 5+ years
  • Course Preparation

    • Two hours of reading, per night, will be assigned during class.
  • Course Materials

    • Attendees receive the BABOK® Guide version 3 and a set of study cards used with exercises in the course, and later as a study tool.
    • Students receive access to an electronic question bank to continue studying for 90 days.
  • Exam Information

    • At the end of class, students have the opportunity to take a practice exam designed to match the question breakdown of the ECBA™.
    • The IIBA® Exam is not offered with this course, as attendees need to complete an application process to qualify with IIBA® to sit the exam.
    • The IIBA® requires some professional development training before sitting the exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):
      • Level 1 (ECBA™) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21 hour requirement)
      • Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (this course, Course 3516, and Course 3517, together, meet the 35 hour requirement)
  • Recommended CBAP Path

    • Take Course 3515 and read the BABOK® Guide thoroughly.
    • Take Course 3515 and study the practice questions.
    • Take Course 3516 and study the practice questions.
    • Sit the CBAP®exam.

BABOK Certification Course Outline

  • Creating a Solid Base for Business Analysis

    Distinguishing between typical BA projects

    • Agile
    • Business intelligence
    • Information technology
    • Business architecture
    • Business process
    • Determining the role and focus of BA based on project type

    Identifying underlying competencies

    • Recognizing behavioral and thinking paradigms
    • Highlighting communication and interaction skills

    Describing key concepts

    • Establishing the vocabulary
    • BACCM
    • Stakeholders
    • Requirements
    • Designs
  • Strategy Analysis

    Researching the business organization in context to new change

    • Performing situational state analysis: current vs. future
    • Listing the business drivers and the problem/opportunity

    Understanding analytical methodologies and approaches

    • Defining and analyzing potential adverse events
    • Carrying out an enterprise readiness assessment
    • SWOT
    • KPIs
    • Functional decomposition
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    Choosing a BA approach and establishing governance

    • Predictive vs. adaptive
    • Level of formality
    • Timing
    • Documenting and communicating requirements changes

    Understanding the community of stakeholders

    • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
    • Communicating: details, frequency, modality
    • Personas
    • Rules analysis
    • Organizational modeling
  • Elicitation and Collaboration

    Preparing and conducting elicitation sessions

    • Developing an elicitation activity plan
    • Collaboration
    • Research
    • Experiments

    Capturing accurate and consistent information

    • Comparing elicitation results to sources
    • Ensuring a shared understanding of information
    • Brainstorming
    • Interviews
    • Stakeholder maps
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

    Specifying and modeling requirements and designs

    • Creating matrices and diagrams
    • Collecting and representing attributes
    • Implementing appropriate levels of abstraction
    • Process modeling
    • Sequence diagrams
    • State modeling

    Structuring and organizing requirements and designs

    • Illustrating flows of inputs, information, and outputs
    • Checking for correctness and completeness
    • Evaluating against solution scope
    • Verifying and validating specified and modeled requirements
    • Use cases
    • Data flow diagrams
    • Non-functional analysis
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management

    Defining types and deriving relationships

    • Finding relationships between requirements
    • Choosing prioritization criteria and requirements states

    Approving requirements and designs

    • Managing conflicts and issues
    • Gaining consensus and communicating approval
    • Item tracking
    • Workshops
    • Acceptance and evaluation criteria
  • Solution Evaluation

    Determining if what was specified solves the business problem

    • Recording and applying solution performance measurements
    • Identifying and analyzing limitations in the solution and the enterprise

    Recommending alternatives and actions to increase value

    • Listing and understanding external and internal factors
    • Considering solution replacement or retirement
    • Decision analysis
    • Organizational modeling
    • Risk analysis
  • Taking Your Next Step

    • Preparing to take a certification exam
    • Evaluating where you are
    • Considering Courses 3516 and 3517

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BABOK Certification Training FAQs

  • What study aids do I receive from this BABOK Certification course?

    Exam preparation through fact-based questions and case-study questions.

  • What are the requirements to take the ECBA exam? 

    The IIBA® requires some professional development training before sitting the exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):

    • Level 1 (ECBA™) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21-hour requirement)

    • Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (this course, Course 3516, and Course 3517, together, meet the 35-hour requirement)

  • Why are these IIBA certification courses divided into 3 separate sessions?

    3 separate sessions give you the best opportunity to comprehend, analyze and apply the information throughout the course to prepare you for the exam.

  • How many CDUs/PDUs does this BABOK certification course provide?

    IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) Comprehensive Study will give you 17 PDUs.

  • Can I take this IIBA BABOK certification course online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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