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IIBA AAC Certification On-demand Training


IIBA AAC recognizes ones ability to effectively execute analysis related work in agile context. AAC certification strengthens your agile skills & expertise, making you an efficient Agile Analyst. With Adaptive's expert support, you can become a proud AAC in the very first attempt!

Adaptive’s AAC Certification On-demand Training course provides highly focused exam preparation support for IIBA-AAC exam candidates through sessions fully aligned to the IIBA AAC requirements. The learning resources, study plan, exam tips, question bank and exam simulators are fully aligned to the AAC exam pattern and equips AAC aspirants to prepare effectively, identify areas of weakness and face the AAC certification examination confidently.

What You Will Learn

  • AAC Exam Preparation Process
  • In-depth understanding of Agile business analysis practices that are outlined in the Agile Extension to BABoK v2.0
  • Gain competence in the Agile mindset, Methodologies, Frameworks and the three Agile Horizons (Strategy, Initiative, and Delivery Horizons)
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of an Agile BA practitioner and how to apply 20+ Agile analysis techniques 
  • Practice AAC scenario based questions
  • AAC exam application process
  • Tips to ace the exam in the first attempt

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Target Audience

The AAC certification training is suitable for individuals who work as BA professionals in agile environments,  Agile practitioners with 2-5 years of experience and those who are keen to augment their business analysis skill set and expertise and stay up-to-date on best practices and industry trends.

Training Program Eligibility

  • Good command over English language and good knowledge of business and IT
  • Computer with mic and speaker
  • High speed internet (> 2 Mbps) and noise-free stationary environment
  • Residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Crimea Region of Ukraine are not eligible to take IIBA exams

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AAC On-demand Training
  • 15 IIBA PD Hours
  • Downloadable IIBA AAC Study Guide
  • 400+ Model Questions
  • 4 Full-length Simulations
  • 6+ Hours of AAC Videos
  • Flashcards and Audio Books
  • Exam prep plan and tips
  • 180 days resources (LMS) access period
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  • 1 Year IIBA Membership
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Chapter 1 - Introduction Video on Introduction to IIBA AAC Certification
  Video on Agile Concepts

Audiobook - Introduction


Audiobook - Agile Concepts

Chapter 2 - Agile Mindset Video on Agile Business Analysis

Agile Mindset - 1 - Questions


Agile Mindset - 2 - Questions


Flashcards - Agile Concepts


Audiobook - Agile BA


Audiobook - Choosing Agile BA Techniques

Chapter 3 - Strategy Horizon Video on Visioning Technique
  Video on Product Roadmap Technique
  Video on Value Modelling Technique
  Video on Impact Mapping Technique
  Video on Purpose Alignment Model Technique
  Video on Planning Workshops Technique
  Video on Minimal Viable Product Technique
  Video on Real Options Technique
  Video on Portfolio Kanban Technique
  Video on Value Stream Mapping Technique
  Video on Strategy Horizon

Strategy Horizon - 1 - Questions


Flashcards - Strategy Horizon


Audiobook - Visioning


Audiobook - Product Roadmap


Audiobook - Value Modelling


Audiobook - Impact Mapping


Audiobook - Purpose Alignment Model


Audiobook - Planning Workshops


Audiobook - Minimal Viable Product


Audiobook - Real Options


Audiobook - Portfolio Kanban


Audiobook - Value Stream Mapping


Audiobook - Strategy Horizon

Chapter 4 - Initiative Horizon Video on Personas Technique
  Video on Job Stories Technique
  Video on Kano Analysis Technique
  Video on Story Mapping Technique
  Video on Backlog Refinement Technique
  Video on Storyboarding Technique
  Video on Spikes Technique
  Video on Retrospectives Technique
  Video on Initiative Horizon

Initiative Horizon - Questions


Flashcards - Initiative Horizon


Audiobook - Personas


Audiobook - Job Stories


Audiobook - Kano Analysis


Audiobook - Story Mapping


Audiobook - Backlog Refinement


Audiobook - Storyboarding


Audiobook - Spikes


Audiobook - Retrospectives


Audiobook - Initiative Horizon

Chapter 5 - Delivery Horizon Video on User Stories Technique
  Video on Relative Estimation Technique
  Video on Story Decomposition Technique
  Video on Story Elaboration Technique
  Video on Reviews Technique

Delivery Horizon


Delivery Horizon - Questions


Audiobook - User Stories


Audiobook - Relative Estimation


Audiobook - Story Decomposition


Audiobook - Story Elaboration


Audiobook - Reviews


Flashcards - Delivery Horizon


Audiobook - Delivery Horizon

Chapter 6 - Glossary

Glossary - Part 1


Glossary - Part 2


Glossary - Part 3


Glossary - Part 4


Audiobook - Glossary Part 1


Audiobook - Glossary Part 2


Audiobook - Glossary Part 3


Audiobook - Glossary Part 4

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Adaptive US AAC Training Reviews


I completed the AAC training with Adaptive, which I can only describe as being excellent. This is due to in part to the very supportive and informed Adaptive staff and in due to the excellent course material. The trainer is excellent and very supportive.

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Thomas Simonsen

The Adaptive US team is very helpful and customer oriented. I aimed for the AAC certification, the trainer offered very helpful insights and was very collaborative. I found Flashcards very useful, they helped me remember the terms and the appropriate explanation. Tutorial sessions are extremely helpful, to clarify questions and doubts live with the tutor.

Marija T

Thank you Adaptive US for the AAC training I attended back in March with Tom Tomasovic as instructor. Tom was really knowledgeable and the training was very helpful, giving me a good foundation to prepare for the AAC exam. Great set of resources.

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Tom Tomasovic ECBA, CBDA, AAC, CPOA

Agile BA Practitioner, CPRE Certified. B.S. Chemical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 26+ years of BA experience

Victoria Cupet
Victoria Cupet CBAP

PhD in Education, Board of director of IIBA. 25+ years of experience. Speaker, author & trainer.

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LN Mishra CBAP

Mentor to 1500+ IIBA Certified Business Analysts. 25+ years of BA experience.

Lora McCoy
Lora McCoy CBAP

Former Regional Director, IIBA Central Americas. Former President – IIBA Oklahoma Chapter. 22+ years of BA experience.

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What is AAC certification?

The IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (AAC) validates professionals' proficiency in agile analysis practices, equipping them with skills to navigate complex project environments and enhance product delivery through iterative methodologies.

How do I apply for AAC certification?

Apply online through IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and meet eligibility criteria.

What is the AAC exam format?

It's a 2-hour, 85 multiple-choice question exam. The test is conducted through a remote proctored session.

What is the passing score for AAC?

IIBA doesn't provide any passing score for its tests. However, we expect the passing score to be typically around 75%.

How long is the AAC certification valid?

The AAC certification is valid for 1 year from the certification date. To retain the AAC certification, one must renew it every year.

Can I renew my AAC certification?

Yes, AAC certification can be renewed by earning a minimum of 20 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) every one-year from Date of Certification.

Are there any prerequisites for AAC?

No, there are no specific work experience, PD hours or education prerequisites for AAC. However, IIBA recommends that BA professionals with 2-3 years of Agile-related experience are best suited for the AAC certification.

What is the Agile Extension to the BABOK® guide?

The Agile Analysis certification exam is formulated from the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide.

How can I access the Agile Extension to the BABOK® guide?

You can purchase this guide from the IIBA website. You also get it free when you become a member of IIBA.

How can I join IIBA as a member?

Visit the IIBA website and sign up for membership.

What is the benefit of IIBA membership?

Membership offers access to resources, networking opportunities, and discounts on certification fees.

What is the application process for AAC?

There is no application required for AAC.

What is the fee for AAC application?

There is no application required for AAC.

Can I apply for AAC without experience?

Although IIBA recommends AAC certification for BA professionals with 2-3 years of Agile-related experience, IIBA has not provided any eligibility criteria for the AAC exam. Anyone can take this certification exam without prior experience – Business analysts, Consultants, Trainers, Project managers, Testers, Developers, Current CBAPs, and CCBAs.

How can I document my professional development for AAC?

There is no need to provide any professional development hours for AAC certification.

What is the role of an AAC certified BA?

An AAC-certified BA is equipped with skills, competencies and expertise to apply an agile perspective within a business analysis framework.

Is there an AAC study guide available?

Yes, there are several AAC study guides and books available to help with exam preparation. Adaptive US provides a condensed AAC study guide for its students.

How long should I study for AAC exam?

Study duration varies, but 1-2 months of dedicated preparation is common.

Can I take the AAC exam online?

AAC exam is available online which can be taken remotely, from home or work place.

What is the AAC application approval time?

There is no application required for AAC.

What is the average pass rate for AAC?

The pass rate varies, but it's industry average is around 70-75%. Adaptive US prides itself with a 97+% success rate.

Are there any discounts available for AAC exam?

IIBA members receive discounts on the AAC exam fee. Adaptive US students can get AAC certification voucher at a special price.

How long is the AAC exam?

The AAC exam is a 2-hour computer-based test.

How can I find a test center for the AAC exam?

AAC can be taken only remotely and no test centers are provided for AAC.

Can I request accommodations for the AAC exam?

Yes, if you have special requirements, you can request accommodations through IIBA.

What is the AAC code of ethics?

AAC certified professionals are expected to adhere to the IIBA Code of Ethics.

How long does it take to receive AAC results?

You'll receive your results immediately after completing the exam.

Can I retake the AAC exam if I fail?

Yes, you can retake the exam, but you need to pay the retake fee which is USD 95. Adaptive US training students are protected from the payment of retake fees as part of its success guarantee for AAC Master Classes and 1-time exam retake policy for Guided Learning.

What is the cost of AAC study materials?

The cost of study materials varies, but it's typically around $150-$500 USD.

How can I find AAC exam dates?

AAC exam can be taken all throughout the year.

What is the pass mark for AAC?

The pass mark is not fixed but typically around 70%.

Can I claim PDUs for AAC certification?

PDUs are not required for AAC, although PDUs obtained from AAC courses can be used for recertification of other higher level certifications

What are some recommended AAC courses?

IIBA-endorsed courses and online training programs are recommended. Adaptive US AAC courses are officially endorsed by IIBA.

What is the purpose of the AAC handbook?

The handbook provides information on the AAC certification process.

How can I study for the AAC exam online?

Many online and live courses and practice exams are available for AAC preparation.

Can I use exam vouchers for the AAC exam?

IIBA occasionally offers exam voucher discounts to members. Adaptive US students can get AAC certification exam voucher at a special price along with Adaptive AAC courses.

How often does the AAC exam change?

The AAC exam may change periodically to align with industry best practices. IIBA makes an announcement when there is a change.

How can I find AAC practice questions?

Many AAC study materials include practice questions for self-assessment. Adaptive US provides 540+ practice questions including 4 full length simulations.

Can I use a calculator during the AAC exam?

Calculator is provided as part of the exam system.

How many questions are there in the AAC exam?

The AAC exam consists of 85 multiple-choice questions.

What are the most challenging topics in AAC?

Challenging topics vary for individuals, however, maximum number of questions for the exam come from Delivery Horizon

Is the AAC certification recognized globally?

While there are many agile certifications on the market, the IIBA-AAC, is one that focuses on agile from a business analyst's perspective. AAC is recognized and respected in the Agile Business Analysis field worldwide.

How long is the AAC application valid?

There is no application required for AAC.

Can I use the AAC designation after my name?

Yes, once you are AAC certified, you can use the designation after your name.

What is the average study time for AAC?

On average, candidates spend 50-100 hours preparing for the AAC exam.

How can I find AAC training providers?

IIBA provides a list of endorsed education providers on their website. Adaptive US is one of the premier IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.

Can I apply for AAC if I'm not a member of IIBA?

Yes, you can apply for AAC as a non-member, but member discounts will not apply.

What is the AAC certification fee?

The total cost includes IIBA membership and exam fees, totaling around $305-$389 USD based on your country and local taxes.

Are there any prerequisites for the AAC exam?

No, there are no specific prerequisites for taking the AAC exam.

How can I maintain my AAC certification?

AAC certification requires renewal every year.

What is the role of a business analyst?

A business analyst analyzes business needs, identifies opportunities, and helps in solution implementation.

What are the benefits of AAC certification?

The IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (AAC) demonstrates proficiency in agile analysis methodologies, tasks and techniques, thereby enhancing career prospects and credibility in the field of business analysis.

Can I take the AAC exam without training?

Training is not mandatory but is highly recommended for exam success.

How can I earn CDUs for AAC renewal?

AAC requires a minimum of 20 CDUs for renewal with a minimum of 10 CDUs in the Learning stream and 10 CDUs from the Applying Stream. Please refer to AAC recertification handbook for details.

What is the pass/fail rate for AAC?

The pass/fail rate varies by year and location but is generally around 70%.

How can I verify someone's AAC certification?

You can verify AAC certification holders names on the IIBA directory.

What is the role of the IIBA in AAC certification?

IIBA is the certifying body that oversees the AAC certification process and exam.

Can I reschedule my AAC exam date?

Yes, you can reschedule, but there may be a fee associated with it. PSI requires 48 hours to schedule, reschedule or cancel.

How can I find AAC study groups?

You can join online forums or local Agile Analysis groups for study support.

Can I use study materials from previous AAC editions?

It's recommended to use the latest edition of study materials for AAC preparation.

How can I find AAC exam sample questions?

You can find sample questions in the IIBA website, study guides, and online resources for AAC preparation.

Can I submit my AAC application by mail?

AAC certification does not require application filing

What are the benefits of IIBA membership?

Membership offers access to resources, networking, and discounts on certification fees.

How can I calculate my AAC professional development hours?

There is no need to provide any professional development hours for AAC certification.

Can I apply for AAC if I'm self-employed?

Yes, self-employed individuals can apply for AAC.

Can I apply for AAC if I'm not working?

Yes, un-employed individuals can apply for AAC.

Can I apply for AAC if I'm a student?

Yes, students can apply for AAC.

What is the value of CDUs for AAC renewal?

AAC requires a minimum of 20 CDUs every year for renewal.

How long does the AAC certification process take?

The exam preparation process typically takes a few weeks, typically 8 to 12 weeks.

Can I claim professional development hours from internships towards AAC?

There is no need to provide any professional development hours for AAC certification.

What is the role of an AAC Certified BA in project management?

An IIBA AAC certified Business Analyst (BA) plays a crucial role in project management by facilitating effective communication between stakeholders, ensuring alignment with project objectives, and employing agile analysis techniques to adapt to changing requirements and deliver value-driven outcomes.

Can I retake the AAC exam immediately?

You can as long as exam retake fees are paid and exam slots are available.

What is the format of the AAC exam questions?

AAC exam questions are competency-based multiple-choice questions with four options and one correct answer.

How can I find AAC study materials?

Look for recommended study guides, books, and online courses from reputable sources.

Can I use AAC CDUs for other certifications?

AAC CDUs are specific to IIBA and can be used for other IIBA certifications.

How can I find AAC study groups for free?

Look for online forums and social media groups that offer free study support.

What is the average salary increase with AAC?

Salary increases with AAC vary, but it can enhance your earning potential as a business analyst. Business analysis professionals who hold an AAC earn 28% more vs non-certified professionals

Can I apply for AAC if I have a non-technical background?

Yes, AAC is applicable to various backgrounds, not just technical ones.

How can I verify someone's AAC professional development hours?

You can request documentation from the individual or verify their AAC certification through IIBA directory.

Where can I buy AAC exam voucher?

You can buy exam voucher from the IIBA website or from select EEPs, such as Adaptive US.

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