Important CCBA Certification Course Information
- You should already have studied the BABOK® Guide version 3 and be able to:
- Name the purpose of every knowledge area and task
- Explain how the knowledge areas interact with one another
- Identify the output created by each knowledge area and task
- Demonstrate how the elements within a task contribute to accomplishing that task
- Explain each technique
- If you have doubt about your knowledge, take Course 3515 to satisfy the above requirement.
- If you are not attending Course 3515, you are expected to already have your own copy of the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) 3rd Edition. The book is free to IIBA members, and available for purchase from Amazon.
- For continued practice, attendees are given access to an exam prep tool for 90 days.
- Whether you intend to apply for the ECBATM, CCBA®, or CBAP®, taking all three portions of training is vital to your success. In Course 3516 attendees review test-taking tips with the guidance of a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and learn why an answer is correct or incorrect. In Course 3517 attendees review real BA case studies and answer 20 questions about each, offering an opportunity to analyze, with a SME, the steps to success in various BA job situations.
- Attendees practice taking ECBATM and CCBA® multiple-choice styled questions and then review test-taking tips with the guidance of a SME.
- 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 (ECBATM) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21 hour requirement)
- Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (Courses 3515, 3516, and 3517, together, meet the 35 hour requirement)
Recommended CBAP Path
- Take Course 3515 and read the BABOK® Guide thoroughly.
- Take Course 3516 and study the practice questions.
- Take Course 3517 and study the practice questions.
- Sit the CBAP exam.
CCBA Certification Course Outline
Preparing for a Fact-Based Knowledge Exam
- Identifying the goal of the exam and what will be tested
- Demonstrating command of core Business Analysis (BA) facts and the BA process
- Recalling technical content and best practice techniques
The BA Professional and Key Concepts
Positioning business analysis and BABOK®v3 knowledge areas
- Describing the role of the Business Analyst
- Identifying underlying competencies and knowledge areas
Describing the core concepts
- Recognizing a conceptual framework for BA work
- Defining a BA vocabulary of key terms
- Comparing the variety of stakeholders and requirements
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
Summarizing the focus of BAPM tasks
- Planning Business Analysis Approach
- Planning Stakeholder Engagement
- Planning Business Analysis Governance
- Identifying BA Performance Improvements
Constructing a plan for product specification
- Choosing a methodology to guide the work
- Managing the 3Rs
Elicitation and Collaboration
Summarizing the focus of EC tasks
- Preparing for elicitation
- Conducting elicitation
- Confirming results
- Communicating information
- Managing collaboration
Describing elicitation tasks
- Developing an activity plan
- Acquiring and confirming stakeholder knowledge
Requirements Life Cycle Management
Summarizing the focus of RLCM tasks
- Tracing requirements by applying criteria
- Maintaining requirements for reuse
- Prioritizing within a project
- Assessing changes to requirements
- Approving a set of requirements
Explaining requirements states
- Recognizing life cycle attributes
- Gaining approvals for work completed
Summarizing the focus of SA tasks
- Analyzing current state
- Defining future state
- Assessing risks
- Defining change strategy
Identifying the business need
- Listing the business requirements
- Defining the solution scope
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Summarizing the focus of RADD tasks
- Specifying and modeling requirements
- Verifying requirements
- Validating requirements
- Defining a requirements architecture
- Defining design options
- Analyzing potential value
Choosing techniques based on the task
- Describing the modeling and analysis required
- Identifying a checklist for validating and verifying
Summarizing the focus of SE tasks
- Measuring solution performance
- Analyzing performance measures
- Assessing solution limitations
- Assessing enterprise limitations
- Recommending actions to increase value
Interpreting the implemented value
- Newly implemented or legacy existing
- Illustrating the business value
CCBA Certification Training FAQs
What study aids do I receive from this CCBA Certification course?
Exam preparation through fact-based questions and case-study questions along with test-taking tips.
What are the requirements to take the CCBA exam?
The IIBA® requires some professional development training before sitting the exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):
• Level 1 (ECBATM) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21-hour requirement)
• Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (Courses 3515, 3516, and 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 CCBA certification course provide?
IIBA® CCBA® Exam Preparation — Essential Knowledge will give you 6 PDUs.
Can I take this CCBA 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.