This course is hosted  by leading US provider Watermark Learning, an IIBA Registered Education Provider. ALC presents IIBA training in Australia in association with Watermark Learning.


Want to make sure that you are ready for the CBAP® exam and increase your odds of passing it on the first try?

This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) exam and help you make the most of the limited study time you have. The course was designed, created, and is taught by CBAP® Recipients to help others focus on the critical areas to study and to 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 1,200 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.

This course conforms to and aligns with the BABOK® Guide version 3.0 of the IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis).

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
  • The 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, some of whom also contributed to its development
  • Complete. Earn 35 CDUs, enough to apply for the CBAP® exam

Format

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 Get

This course is presented in association with Watermark Learning, the #1 US-based provider of IIBA Business Analysis training. All participants will receive:

  • Comprehensive 500+ page CBAP Certification 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
  • 90-day subscription to the exclusive Watermark CBAP® Online Study Exam simulator (with over 1200 randomized questions and detailed answer explanations)
  • 150-question “take home” exam simulation with detailed answer explanations, combined with the online study exam provides a focused continuing learning experience
  • PDF of the IIBA’s BABOK® 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 analyse and answer them.

Learning outcomes

When you attend this course you will learn how to:

  • Identify the critical principles, activities, tasks, techniques, and tips described in the BABOK® Guide ver. 3.0
  • Anticipate the general types of questions that appear on the exam and learn how to answer them
  • Cite the core knowledge areas, their activities, tasks, deliverables, inputs and outputs, and their relationships
  • Measure your ability to successfully complete the exam through sample questions in each knowledge area
  • Dissect and understand tricky sample questions through guided discussion after every practice exam
  • Develop a personal test prep strategy, employing various test-taking tactics.

Who should attend

This course is designed for experienced Business Analysts who wish to sit the CBAP® 3.0 certification exam and become a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). The course provides 35 CDUs, which is enough to apply for the CBAP.

Course contents

1.   CBAP® Exam Information & Tips

  • Overview of the benefits to obtaining a CBAP certification
  • Completing the application
  • Exam information
  • Studying for the exam
  • CBAP prep resources
  • IIBA & BABOK overview
  • BABOK structure

2.   Introduction and Key Concepts

  • Business analysis and the BA
  • BABOK knowledge & focus areas
  • Business Analysis Core Model
  • Key BABOK® Terminology
  • Classification of Requirements
  • Key Stakeholders
  • Common themes
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

3.   Underlying Competencies

  • Overview
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Tools & Technology
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

4.   Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (BAPM)

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

5.   Elicitation & Collaboration

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

6.   Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

7.   Strategy Analysis

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

8.   Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

9.   Solution Evaluation

  • Exam Blueprint
  • Overview
  • Goal and tasks
  • Common Themes
  • Core Concept Model
  • Guidelines and tools
  • Stakeholders
  • Competencies
  • Tasks, elements, & details
  • Review of common techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

10.   Final Review

  • Review of KAs
  • Review of techniques
  • Chalk talk presentations
  • Final Q&A

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

This course is currently available for InHouse presentation only.

To enquire about a presentation on your premises please contact us.

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 35 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