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    Certified Business Analysis - Why and How - Adaptive US

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    Certified business analysis Professional (CBAP®) is the 3rd level certification provided by International Institute of business analysis (IIBA®), Canada (

    It is the world's most recognized certification for business analysts.

    Following are some of the benefits of becoming a CBAP® :

    • Be recognized for your competency in business analysis.
    • BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals.
    • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst.
    • Better job prospects.
    • Better salary - Certified business analysts earn 15% higher than those who are not certified.

     Target Audience for CBAP®

    • CBAP® examination targets following audience:
    • Seasoned BAs
    • BA Consultants
    • Trainers

     Eligibility for CBAP®

    • Minimum 7500 hours of Business analysis-related work in the last 10 years
    • Professional development: 35 hours of verifiable BABOK® coursework in the last 4 years. Adaptive US is an authorized EEP of IIBA®, its training provides desired PDUs for CBAP® certification examination.
    • References: 2 references from a career manager, client (internal or external) or CBAP®, 1 must be current.
    • Minimum 900 hours in each of 4 knowledge areas.
    • Signed code of conduct.


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    CBAP® Question pattern

    • Case and scenario based examination.
    • Longer cases (1.5 - 2 pages) of information
    • Multiple questions about the case
    • Single choice answers
    • 120 questions
    • 3.5 hours

                                Examination weightage – KA wise

    Domain % Distribution
    BA planning and monitoring 14%
    Elicitation and collaboration 12%
    Requirements life cycle management 15%
    Strategy analysis 15%
    Requirements analysis and design definition 30%
    Solution evaluation 14%

     Additional Information

    • The application expires within 1 year from approval
    • 3 exams can be taken within a year without any waiting time in between

     Certification process

    • Take training from an established CBAP Certification training institute. Adaptive US ( is an endorsed education provider of IIBA certification training.
    • Become an IIBA® member at
    • Benefits include free, unlimited access to BABOK® and 500+ online books, local, national and international networking opportunities and the ability to influence the growth and direction of the business analysis profession.
    • Revise class recordings and study Adaptive Study Guide.
    • Practice all model questions provided by your training partner.
    • Download BABOK® and start reading.
    • Join a study group, or start one.
    • Begin preparing for the application.

     Preparing application

    • Begin application at least 2 weeks before you plan to apply.
    • It can take anywhere from 6-10 hours to complete.
    • Download and use Adaptive business analysis experience calculator.
    • Apply within 6 months of when you plan to write.



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