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CBAP Certification Training

100% Success or 100% Refund Training Course Overview

Adaptive’s CBAP Certification Preparation Training course provides highly focused exam preparation support for IIBA Level 3 – CBAP exam candidates through sessions fully aligned to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v3.0 along with Exam Preparation Tutorials.

Adaptive US is an endorsed education provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and our CBAP training program is approved for 35 IIBA PD Hours

This is a highly interactive training conducted by expert faculties, who have been part of the BABOK V3 authoring team and IIBA exam committees.

The learning resources, study plan, exam tips, question bank and exam simulators are fully aligned to the CBAP v3 exam pattern and equips CBAP aspirants to prepare effectively, identify areas of weakness and face the CBAP certification examination confidently.

What You Will Learn

  • CBAP Certification Exam Preparation Process
  • In-depth understanding of 6 Knowledge Areas, 30 BABoK tasks and 50 techniques
  • Master how to answer scenario-based questions
  • Practice case-based question
  • Handle challenging and tricky questions
  • Time management during the exam
  • Exam application process – filing work history KA wise
  • Prep tips to ace the exam in the first attempt

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Target Audience

The CBAP certification training is for professionals with 5+ years of Business Analysis experience, current CCBAs, Product Managers, Non-BA consultants, Trainers, Product Implementation Consultants, Very senior professionals such as IT Project Managers, IT QA / Testers, Change / Transformation Managers with significant BA experience. Training Program Eligibility

Training Program Eligibility

  • At least 4.5 years of business analysis experience in the last 10 years
  • 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, Sudan, North Korea, Crimea Region of Ukraine are not eligible to take IIBA exams



CBAP Certification Course Deliverables 

35 IIBA PD Hours

Adaptive US course aligns with the BABoK v3.0 and provides 35 IIBA Professional Development (PD) hours necessary for CBAP

BABoK V3 based  Study Guide

Compact Study Guide with BABoK essentials to ace the exam in the first try - save up to 40% of your preparation time!

Access to faculty presentation

Downloadable instructor presentations in the form of handouts to take notes, revise and reinforce the concepts taught!

File IIBA application confidently

Get access to the CBAP Application simulator fully aligned to IIBA requirements and get your application approved with minimal efforts!

IIBA approved courseware

Downloadable BABoK based study guide, workbook, BABoK Task and Techniques mind maps, glossary, study tables and more

10+ hours of CBAP Video Learning

Adaptive’s Learning Portal has 100+ short e-learning modules covering BABoK tasks and techniques to help you master the concepts.

Make learning fun with  Flashcards

Adaptive Flashcards are structured as per the BABoK knowledge areas and are a fun way to learn and test the BABoK terminologies.

Revisit what you learned

With Adaptive's classes, you get access to recordings which you can watch anytime, anywhere and refresh concepts.

2300+ CBAP Practice Questions

Knowledge Area (KA) wise chapter end practice questions & 6 full-length simulations (120 Q each) with answer explanation.

 Exam Tips and Prep Plan

Get a week wise detailed exam prep plan on achieving the certification in 12 weeks with 100+ exam tips to face the exam confidently.

Learn on the go with  Audiobooks!

Prepared as per the BABoK® Knowledge Areas, Adaptive Audiobooks are a great asset to learn and refresh concepts on the go.

Adaptive LMS offers you more

One stop solution to all your learning needs. This program comes with 180+ days to Adaptive's Comprehensive LMS access

Real Stories

Real Transformations

Jonathan Lee
Program Manager

As a BA who works with Agile dev teams to deliver complex software solutions, I wanted to become better-skilled and efficient at my workplace. In addition, I had seen first-hand how a CBAP certification helps in one’s career. 

I decided to sign up for the CBAP training offered by Adaptive US. The training strengthened my understanding of BA methodologies and helped me efficiently channel and implement all of my technical skills.

I am happy to share that I got an 86% salary hike and thank Adaptive for their training.

I Got an 86% Salary Hike
Claudine Perumal
Senior Business Application Analyst

Working alongside many reputed BAs as a business application analyst I saw first-hand how a BA certification boosts one’s BA career. I decided to pursue the CBAP certification and get trained by Adaptive US.

Adaptive’s intense training strengthened my grasp of the BA methodologies and practices. I cleared my CBAP certification and got promoted to a senior Business Application Analyst post with a 40% salary hike. I feel more confident and prepared to tackle the current business environment.

I thank Adaptive US for helping me become an accomplished and skilled Business Analysis Professional.

Earned Promotion With 40% Hike
Ahmed A. Amer
Business Analysis Expert

Having worked as a business process analyst and systems analyst and working alongside many reputed BAs I saw firsthand how a BA certification can be a game-changer for one’s career. , I decided to pursue the CBAP certification from IIBA considering my work experience and the fact that it is the most sought after and recognized BA certification worldwide.

After getting certified I have managed to get a 40% salary hike. All this was possible by just mentioning that I am CBAP certified in my interview.

I feel more confident with work and thank Adaptive for giving me the best CBAP training.

Supercharged My BA Career
Gaurav Upmanyu
PLM Analyst

Working as a lead business analyst has given me ample experience and credibility in the BA profession. But I wanted to further solidify my career path with specialized knowledge and opted to pursue CBAP certification.

I want to thank Adaptive US for the mentorship and training they provided. I was able to clear CBAP in one attempt after all the guidance from Adaptive. I also bagged a new job as a PLM Analyst with a good 45% raise in salary.

Bagged new role with 45% hike
Adeshola Ayotunde, AWODELE
Business Analyst

As a business analyst, I decided to pursue CBAP certification to strengthen my profile and gain the knowledge and expertise which the certification provides.

Last year I enrolled with an IIBA EEP for training but failed to clear the CBAP exam. I was very much on the verge of giving up on my desire to become CBAP certified when a friend suggested Adaptive.

After 3 months of dedicated studies and reviews with all the videos and material on Thinkific and Suxeed, I confidently re-wrote the exam and succeeded in becoming certified. In fact, my performance was higher in all six knowledge areas, with an overall score of 87%.

I want to thank Adaptive US for their encouragement, support, and dedication in training professionals to achieve their success.

Outstanding exam performance



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CBAP Certification Training


Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification Training equips senior business analysis professionals to lead challenging assignments and solve complex business problems with confidence. CBAP certification holders earn up to 59% more as per IIBA Salary Survey.

With Adaptive's 100% Success or 100% Refund CBAP Training, we support you till you are a proud CBAP. Be a proud CBAP - Certified Business Analysis Professional with Adaptive's CBAP Course.

CBAP Certification Course Reviews

Adaptive is a one stop solution for CBAP Prep that takes away all the confusion of applying & preparing for CBAP. Their resources are on point with extremely knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Thank you for the stellar experience & exam success

Samantha Carvalho, CBAP

Samantha Carvalho


I passed CBAP on the first attempt :-)Your guarantees are not just words!I want to acknowledge that your training material is very reassuring and prepares one for the exam. It gives the courage to be able to take up a BA role with more confidence.

Ghalib Riaz, CBAP

Ghalib Riaz


Studying at Adaptive US was the BEST choice I made. I passed the CBAP exam in just 1 month. Their customer service is top notch! A huge THANK YOU to the faculty Lora McCoy, LN Mishra, Peter Johnson at Adaptive US that taught and helped me immensely!

Chioma Ogamba CBAP

Chioma Ogamba


Yay I passed CBAP! Woohoo! Thanks to LN Mishra and the team at Adaptive US for their exceptional classes and prep work! The new job that I got after my CBAP doubled my paycheck and my colleagues now acknowledge my skill and potential at my workplace

Mary Person CBAP

Mary Person


The best team to prepare you for your IIBA certification. I took the Adaptive CBAP training, leveraged their resources, took the exam, and passed in my first attempt! The Adpative team was there for me along every step. I highly recommend them for CBAP!

Ephrem Bartolomeos

Ephrem Bartolomeos


I was preparing for the CBAP exam for a year, but it seemed impossible, until I joined Adaptive's Course. Inspiring trainers, live class, tutorials, videos & simulations really helped to structure my knowledge and I passed the CBAP exam within 7 weeks

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  • 35 IIBA PD Hours
  • 44 hours of live virtual training including office hours (Q&A classes) for doubts and questions
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  • 2300+ model questions
  • 6 full length simulations
  • 100+ e-Learning videos
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  • BABoK Mind maps, Audiobooks, Flashcards
  • Exam Prep Plan, Tips
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Session Plan

Session – 1 (4 Hours Live Online Class)
  • Participant and Faculty Introductions
  • Course Intro - Exam Prep Process & Tips
  • Intro to Business Analysis
  • BABoK Key Terminologies
  • BABoK Knowledge Areas and Techniques Overview
Session – 2 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

BA Planning and Monitoring

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for BA Planning
  • BA Planning and Monitoring Tasks
    • Plan BA Approach
    • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
    • Plan BA Governance
    • Plan BA Information Management
    • Identify BA Performance Improvements
  • Knowledge based questions
Elicitation and Collaboration
  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Elicitation and Collaboration
Session – 3 (4 Hours Live Online Class)

Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Elicitation and Collaboration Tasks
    • Prepare for Elicitation
    • Conduct Elicitation
    • Confirm Elicitation Results
    • Communicate BA Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Knowledge based questions

Requirements life cycle management

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Req. LCM
  • Req. LCM Tasks
    • Trace requirements
    • Maintain requirements
    • Prioritize requirements
    • Assess requirements changes
    • Approve requirements
  • Knowledge based questions
  • Techniques overview for Strategy Analysis and Solution Evaluation
Session – 4 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for RADD
  • RADD Tasks
    • Specify and model requirements
    • Verify requirements
    • Validate Requirements
    • Define Requirements architecture
    • Define Design Options
    • Analyze potential value and recommend solution
  • Knowledge based questions
  • Application Filing - PD Hours Discussion
Session – 5 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

Strategy Analysis

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Strategy Analysis
  • Strategy Tasks
    • Analyze Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Assess Risks
    • Define Change Strategy

Solution Evaluation

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Solution Evaluation
  • Solution Evaluation Tasks
    • Measure solution performance
    • Analyze performance measures
    • Assess solution limitations
    • Assess enterprise limitations
    • Recommend actions to increase solution value
Session – 6 (4 Hour Live Online Class)
  • How to handle scenario-based questions
  • Scenario-based questions discussion
  • CBAP Application Filing – Work Experience + References Discussion
Session – 7 (4 Hour Live Online Class)
  • How to Attempt Case Based Questions
  • Numerical in BABOK
  • Case Based Questions Discussion
Session – 8 (4 Hour Live Online Class)
  • UML
  • Case Based Questions Discussion
12 Exam Prep Tutorials (1 Hour Live Online Classes)
  • Concept clarification and questions discussion with faculty


Our Trainers

Laura Paton, CBAP

Laura Paton, CBAP

Chairperson PMI PBA Authoring Team. Former Head - Product Development - IIBA. 32+ Years as BA and PM.


LN Mishra CBAP

Mentor to 1250+ IIBA Certified Business Analysts. 25+ years of BA experience.


Victoria Cupet CBAP

Former Regional Director, IIBA Europe and Africa.  25+ years of BA experience.


Lora McCoy CBAP

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

About Adaptive US CBAP 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee

Adaptive US is the only training organization to offer 100% Success or 100% Refund  Guarantee on your CBAP training. As part of the 100% Success or 100% Refund, Adaptive pays a retake fee of USD 295 for the CBAP retake examination to IIBA, in the off chance that a student fails to clear the exam in the first attempt after following our suggested approach.

If the student is unsuccessful in the 2nd attempt after following our recommended approach, Adaptive will pay the retake fees once more, and for the 3rd unsuccessful attempt, Adaptive will refund the training fees paid by the student (course fees-Payments made to IIBA for membership and application filing).

We succeed with your success and fail with your failure.


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What is CBAP and Why You Should be a CBAP?

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation is the world's most acknowledged business analysis professional certification from IIBA, Canada. It requires 7500 hours of business analysis experience, 900+ Hours in 4 Knowledge Areas, 35 hours of instructor-led training on Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABoK), 2 references, a signed code of conduct, and an online test spanning 3.5 hours. 

CBAP is ideal for senior business analysis professionals with 5 or more years of experience. It's recipients perform better at work and show more confidence at work. Currently Adaptive has helped close to 675+ BAs to achieve CBAP certification.


How does CBAP credential give business analysts an edge over other business analysts?

Technology today offers tremendous opportunities to improve businesses. Business Analyst is a role where one can contribute to the organization's strategy, its offerings, its revenue, and its margin. It offers a great opportunity to interact with many stakeholders, develop innovative solutions and improve existing solutions. Business Analysts are the bridge between Business stakeholders and Technology Architects. The demand for Business Analysts is at an all-time high and the benefits are worth taking-up business analysis as a career choice. As a Business Analyst, one will always have a challenging and new job role or project in hand due to the uniqueness of each problem in varied companies. This is among the most popular certification courses for Business Analysts and is an infallible way to a successful career. Some of the benefits of getting this certification are:

  • According to the 2020 Business Analysis Salary Survey Report by IIBA, BAs who hold this certification earn 59% more than non-certified individuals.
  • It is an established credential and makes a business analyst's competence known and recognized globally by peers and management.
  • It provides better career growth and job opportunities.
  • The knowledge and skills acquired through this certification enable one to become an effective and efficient BA.
  • It demonstrates continuous dedication to the profession to prospective employers.
  • It helps BAs achieve reliable, quality results with enhanced efficiency and consistency.
  • Industry reports predict that business analysis is one of the fastest-growing IT occupations and one of the top desired skills for tech workers.
  • It also gives a positive feeling and enhanced confidence about achieving a milestone in one's BA career.


What is the CBAP Eligibility Criteria - Requirements - Pre-requisites?

This certification from IIBA is aimed at business analysis professionals having 5 years of experience. It is a competency-based certification based on BABoK v3.

To earn this certification, applicants must meet the following criteria such as:

1. 7500 hours in the last 10 years, 900 hours of which should be in four out of the six Knowledge areas from BABOK® Guide Version 3 
2. 35 hours of Professional Development (PD Hours) in the past four years
3. Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional – CBAP®
4. A Signed Code of Conduct with IIBA

Adaptive US provides application review for this and filing support There is a good chance that you may ignore some part of your work experience and not count them as relevant BA experience. This certification is most suited for senior business analysts having a minimum of 5 years of experience performing the business analysis tasks.

What counts as a business analysis experience

  • Requirements gathering and elicitation
  • Requirements management
  • Requirements analysis
  • Process analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling
  • Process set up/definition
  • Requirements planning
  • Solution evaluation
  • The solution set up/structuring
  • Solution selection
  • ERP implementation-related activities

What does not count as a business analysis experience

  • Managing requirements engineers
  • Design/Development
  • Coding
  • Testing
  • Project Management
  • Status Reporting
  • Operations

As part of the Adaptive US training program, the coach will guide you through the entire application filing process.

Who provides the CBAP certification?

This certification is provided by the IIBA upon passing the CBAP exam of 3.5 hours.

How to file the CBAP Examination Application

The application for this certification exam happens through the IIBA website. The detailed steps on how to fill the IIBA application form can be found in the CBAP Handbook in the IIBA website.

Adaptive US offers an application simulator, which takes care of all the requirements from IIBA for this certification examination.

Individuals who have attained this designation must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the business analysis profession by satisfying the CBAP Recertification criteria. Please check the Recertification Handbook in the IIBA website for details.

CBAP Exam Pattern Details

This certification is achieved after appearing for the exam that is 3.5 hours long. The exam has 120 multiple choice questions with only one correct option.

    • The  questions are a mix of scenario-based questions  (~65-70%) and case based questions (~30-35%).
    • Case based questions are  usually long cases (1-1.5 pages of information) with multiple questions (3 to 5 questions) about the case
    • The exam assesses the candidates practical application of the defined competencies for this level 3 certification in the IIBA Certification Framework. The current exam pattern is based on v3.0 of the BABOK Guide is as follows:

Explore FREE exam model questions in Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific 

Examination weightage KA wise

Domain %
Business analysis 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%
What is the CBAP certification fee or cost?

The  exam fee/cost is as follows:

The first attempt of the exam is $350.00 USD for IIBA members and $505.00 USD for non-members, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents. The second attempt of the  exam is $295.00 USD for IIBA members and $450.00 USD for non-members, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents. The  application fee to be paid to IIBA is $145 for IIBA members as well as non-members, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents.
View more details on CBAP certification cost.

What is a CBAPs salary?

According to the 2021 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey Summary Report by IIBA, holders of this certification earn 26% more than non-certified respondents. The average earnings for top 1/3 of CBAP holders is $120,395 USD.

How many IIBA PD hours / PDUs / CDUs will this course provide?

You will get 35 IIBA PD hours/35 IIBA PDUs/ 35 CDU credits upon completion of the course. 35 IIBA PD hours/35 IIBA PDUs can be claimed by participants who wish to write the CBAP Certification exam, as this is mandated by IIBA as a pre-requisite to appear for the exam. 35 CDUs can be claimed by participants who are already certified by IIBA® (either CBAP or CCBA) and need to accumulate 60 CDUs every 3 years to renew their certification.

What is the IIBA code of conduct?

All candidates who wish to take IIBA certifications must read and agree to a mandatory Code of Conduct prior to applying in order to be able to proceed with your application. For more information on this, please visit the IIBA website.

What next after the CBAP® course?

This certification opens doors to a rewarding and successful career in business analysis. It gives greater confidence and fulfilment at work. The salary increase that comes with attaining this credential from IIBA is totally worth it in comparison to the investment that has to be made into it. It also gives you an opportunity to become part of an elite group of professionals who are known for their dedication and commitment to the field of business analysis.

How many hours of preparation do I need to appear for the CBAP exam?

We typically recommend 150-200 hours of preparation after attending the training session. Follow the below given process to ace the exam:

  • Prepare a schedule and stick to the schedule (Grab your FREE copy of  the week wise exam preparation plan from Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific > Exam Prep Help section & learn how to pass this certification exam in 12 weeks!)
  • Start your preparation with the Adaptive CBAP study guide
  • Take up one chapter at a time from the Adaptive US Study guide and test your understanding with the chapter based scenario and case study questions
  • Complete the IIBA application filing with Adaptive US' application simulator that we provide as part of the training deliverable
  • Revise the concepts by reading the Adaptive US Study guide 2/3 times and BABoK Study guide 2/3 times
  • Attempt the 6 Adaptive US simulations comprising of 120 questions and review incorrect answers. In total, Adaptive provides 2300+ exam model questions to test your preparation
  • Once you score about 85%+ in the model questions, you are ready to appear for the exam
  • Book your exam dates 4 or 6 weeks later, preferably on a Monday
  • Take the exam and become a proud holder of the CBAP® credential
Is there a discount on exam fees for IIBA members?

There is 155 USD discount for IIBA members on the examination fees.

Can I do self-paced study and pass the CBAP exam?

Self-study is not recommended for this certification exam for the following reasons:

  • You need 35 PDUs for the IIBA application process and PD hours are obtained only from the live training.
  • Clearing this exam is quite hard as there are no direct questions
  • All the questions require deeper understanding of concepts, tasks and techniques, which comes only with the guidance, and mentoring of experienced coaches and study materials.
  • Time management remains a big challenge till date and the exam prep tricks and tips from our coaches helps our participants to sail through this challenge.
How will I know if I passed the CBAP exam?

The exam candidates will be notified immediately on screen once they submit their computer-based exam. For those who fail the exam, they will be provided with additional information, specifically the Knowledge Areas that require their attention.

How many times can I attempt the exam?

You may take the exam up to 3 times within the 1-year application expiry period. There is no wait time between exam sittings. If you take the exam all 3 times and do not pass, you must wait until your application expires before you can reapply

What are the types of questions in the CBAP exam?

The exam has 2 types of questions - scenario based and case-based. Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific provides sample questions of both types.

What is the career path of a business analyst?

Read on to move ahead in your BA career.

Yes, you have been a Business Analyst, done and lived the analyst role, been through all this, now it doesn't seem so interesting anymore.

Is this something you have been through as a Senior BA / BA Manager?

So what next?

Here is a very broad guideline for the career progression of a BA.

Four common career paths BAs can pursue are:
1. Business analysis
2. Product management
3. Project management
4. Consulting

However having said that it depends on the persons interest, domain/technical knowledge, interest to learn new concepts and risk-taking ability which determines largely the career progress.

If you are risk-taking and open to learn new concepts/domain, you can change your domain and move to a new field and establish yourself to be a good player in the field. This gives you good exposure and makes your career prospects broader. That makes you a good candidate for a senior executive position.

If you love what you are good at and aim to become an expert in the same without changing gears then you can master your domain including getting into other areas in the same domain. This can include having a good hold on the tools and products prevalent in the domain. This can make you a great specialist and unique in the field, which is invaluable for your career.

You can make yourself a great consultant in a particular field and can think of working with multiple clients to give them a part of your time and expert guidance. In return, this gives you the flexibility and the rich experience of working with multiple clients.

There is no better time than now to start something good.

Go and Kiss the world as per your taste and interest, the world is all yours if you can make it and believe in yourself.

What is the CBAP exam passing score?

There is no official data from IIBA to answer this question as IIBA does not disclose this information. However, from our experience and the experience of our past students, we know that it is safe to assume that the exam's passing score is more than 70%. Hence, we suggest targeting 85%+ in the mock tests in order to be successful in the final exam.

Are there CBAP exam dumps?

All exam dumps pertaining to this certification are essentially fraud. IIBA guards the exam content in an extremely secured manner. Given the complexity level of this exam, there is not even 1% chance of passing this exam with so-called exam dumps. 

However, there are model exam questions prepared by experts which resemble the actual exam questions. Explore Adaptive's FREE CBAP model questions prepared by experts who are part of the IIBA exam setting committee.

Where can I get exam simulators?

Adaptive provides 6 simulators (Highest by any EEP) and these have been validated by hundreds of our past certified students.

Explore model questions in Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific.

How much is CBAP salary?

The average earnings for top 1/3 of CBAP holders is $120,395 USD. Business Analysis Professionals who hold this certification earn 26% more vs non-certified professionals as per the 2021 IIBA Salary Survey.

How much time do I need for CBAP certification preparation?

3 to 4 months is a reasonable duration to complete this certification preparation.

Grab your FREE copy of the week wise exam preparation plan from Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific > Exam Prep Help section and see how you can achieve your certification goal in 12 weeks!

What is the validity period of CBAP?

This certification is valid for 3 years.

Do I have to re-write the exam for CBAP recertification?

Recertification does not require one to rewrite the exam.

How to fill-up CBAP application form?

Adaptive US assists you fully in the application process (as per the product plans)

Where can I get free CBAP questions?

Adaptive's Learning Portal - Thinkific provides sample questions.

Is Adaptive training a CBAP prep boot camp?

Yes - it is.

Does Adaptive fees include CBAP exam fees?

Master Class and Ultimate Plan with IIBA Fees options are available.









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