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CBAP Exam Pattern

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The Certified Business Analysis Professional CBAP certification is the most sought-after certifications for business analysts to excel in the corporate world.

While it remains the most coveted designation globally among the Business analysts its also known to be a tough exam to clear , especially more so in BABoK v3 scheme of competency-based certification.

This post will describe the CBAP exam pattern.

CBAP exam focuses on

  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition -30%
  • Strategy Analysis -15%
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management – 15%
  • Solution Evaluation -14%
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 14%
  • Elicitation and Collaboration – 12%

CBAP Exam Pattern:

  • 3.5 hours long exam
  • 120 multiple choice questions.
  • The questions are longer cases (1 to 1.5 Pages of information)
  • Multiple questions about the case
  • It is competency-based and aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3.

What to expect in CBAP Certification Exam?

  • Questions will be a mix of case and scenario based questions
  • There will be some questions on mathematical calculations like ROI etc
  • There will be 4/5 questions on a single case
  • Scenarios are short cases

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What not to expect in CBAP Certification Exam

  • Do not expect questions straight from BABoK from input, output, techniques etc
  • Do not expect the exam to be easy
  • Do not expect to have the luxury of time
  • Do not expect to pass CBAP certification exam without having adequate experience as a business analyst.

CBAP Exam Passing Score : Please see the post here on CBAP exam pass score.

CBAP Exam Prep Tips : Please see the post here on CBAP exam prep tips.

CBAP Assisted Learning

CBAP Exam location/ Mode: The CBAP exam is conducted in the Prometric test center available in all major global cities.


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