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Alexander Teleki

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Anna Chatzianastasiou

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Thomas Simonsen

London, United Kingdom

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Larry Staley

San Francisco, USA

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Kingsley Awuku

Geneva, Switzerland

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Dahlia Biazid

Cairo, Egypt



Thanks for all your help in getting me CBAP certified.

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Systems Analyst and Software Engineer Seeking New Opportunity /Washington D.C. Metro Area/United States

Great foundation into business analysis. Knowledgeable and passionate facility breaking down the structuring fundamentals of business analysis.

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ePMO Business Analyst II FieldCore/Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida/United States

With Adaptive I passed my CBAP on the first attempt and in just under 3 months. LN is an amazing tutor with vast amounts of knowledge.

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CBAP Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager. Swissquote /Gland/Switzerland

Having used Adaptive Processes for CBAP training I can only recommend anyone thinking of gaining their professional Business Analysis certification to use Adaptive Processes. Adaptive Processes’ training material and teaching methods are of the highest standard, and they show are real interest in you as a person, even after you have finished your training. To put it simply, LN Mishra and Ananya Pani, are the best teaching professionals that I have had the pleasure to come across., and five stars does not do Adaptive Processes justice.

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In one word fantabulous. Adaptive Processes and its faculty (LN Mishra and Ananya Pani) is truly exceptional and passionate about Business Analysis profession and helping others to master same. The study material provided was in-depth and detailed with tips and key things to watch out for. In the facilitated discussion LN ensured to bring in the real life examples/scenarios into study discussion. Not only they helped with learning but also provided constant support and guidance for developing all the skills needed to be a proficient and skilled BA and kept me moving forward. True to their word, LN and Ananya were with me from start to end and even now they are always happy to receive call from me and answer/provide guidance. I would highly recommend to get in touch with Adaptive for anyone looking to get trained in BA domain.

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Business Data Anlayst Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)/Melbourne, Victoria/Australia

Can’s say enough good, positive things about Adaptive Processes. I took the CBAP prep class this spring and found Arvind to be an outstanding instructor, going deeper into business analysis than other instructors, and genuinely wanting to know the individuals he was instructing understood the BA principles and were ready for the CBAP exam. Others were also extremely supportive, including providing supplementary materials and providing input on questions likely to be asked on the exam. It all came together for me, in mid-September, when I took and passed the CBAP exam, an exam that had previously given me fits. Thanks again to Adaptive Processes for helping me to pass this time. Would recommend you to anyone. Larry Staley

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Database Consultant Edgewood Center for Children and Families/San Francisco/USA

I recently engaged with Adaptive processes for the CBAP certification.
I found them very engaging , motivating, having the right training materials and capabilities required for the Business Analysis certifications that are out there. I have experienced that they go an extra mile to work with aspiring candidates, providing them with extra help, support and positive energies required to prepare and succeed in the certifications. I highly recommend them as IIBA partners for the relevant BA certifications.

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I attended the Adaptive Processes CBAP workshop based on the positive reviews of the past delegates. I can say the reviews are genuine as I have been through the workshop.
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36 Hours of Instructor Led CBAP Training

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Our CBAP Study Guide has only 20% words count compared to BABoK V3.

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CBAP training classes gives you a strong foundation on the concepts and then the CBAP model questions prepare you for the exam.

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Peter Johnson, CBAP
Peter Johnson, CBAP

30+ years as a BA
Part of BABoK V3 author team
Part of CBAP V3 Exam Committee
Founder of IIBA New Jersey Chapter

LN Mishra, CBAP
LN Mishra, CBAP

24+ years as a BA
Part of BABoK V3 Exam Committee
Author of 20+ BA books
200+ CBAP Workshops
Mentored 140+ CBAPs world-wide

Lora McCoy, CBAP
Lora McCoy, CBAP

20+ years as a BA
Regional Director ,  IIBA Central Americas
President, IIBA Oklahoma Chapter
Conference speaker
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What is CBAP ?

  • CBAP stands for The Certified Business Analysis Professional
  • CBAP is the higher level certification for senior BA’s
  • Aimed towards BA professionals having 5 years of exp
  • Seasoned BAs, BA Consultants, Trainers, Business analysis , Systems analysis , Requirements analysis or management, Process management, Consultingetc
  • Work experience – 7500 hours in last 10 years
  • Application Reference – 2

Target Audience for CBAP

  • Seasoned Bas
  • BA Consultants
  • Trainers
  • Business analysis
  • Systems analysis
  • Requirements analysis or management
  • Process management
  • Consulting

How much does the CBAP exam cost ?

Application Fee 125 USD
Certification Exam Fee 325 USD for Members

450 USD for Non Members

Membership Fees Region 1 – 125 USD – USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK

Region 2 – 85 USD – Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East Asian countries..

Region 3 – 55 USD – India, Pakistan, Thailand, Tanzania..

CBAP Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must meet the requirements specified in this section to be eligible to write the exam. To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
    • Minimum 900 hours in each of two of the six knowledge areas
    • Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
    • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient
    • Signed Code of Conduct

Application and Exam Process for CBAP

Step 1: Applying for and Paying for Certification

Step 2: Paying for the Exam and booking a slot

Step 3: Registering for the Exam

Step 4: Preparing for the Exam

Step 5: Taking the Exam

Exam Pattern of CBAP

The exam blueprint aligned with v3.0 of the BABOK Guide is as follows:


Knowledge Area CBAP
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%

How long is the CBAP exam ?

The CBAP® exam is 3.5 hours long and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are longer cases(1 to 1.5 Pages of information).Multiple questions about the case.

Re-writing the CBAP

If the candidate does not pass the CBAP® exam,

He or she is allowed to retake the exam twice within the one year period from the date of their application approval email. There is no wait time between exam sittings required.

In addition:

  • If paying a member fee, the applicant must be a member at the time of submitting their exam fee; otherwise, they must pay the non-member fee.
  • The exam fees pay for the exam sitting. If the applicant does not pass the exam, they will not be reimbursed the exam fee.
  • If the applicant does not take and pass the exam within the one-year period, they must

reapply (and pay full application and exam fees).

Maintaining CBAP Certification and Recertification

Recipients are required to meet continuing proficiency requirements in order to maintain their designation. Continuing proficiency is one of the important benchmarks of a quality certification program. The IIBA certification needs to be renewed every three years.

The CBAP Recertification Handbook and related forms are posted on the IIBA website.

It is the responsibility of each CBAP applicant, candidate and recipient to advise of changes to their contact information (i.e., email address), by updating their Profile on the IIBA website. Failure to provide updated contact information to the Certification team may result in missed communications.

Benefit of CBAP certification

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is undoubtedly the most coveted designation globally among the Business analysts.

It is the most sought after business analysis certification globally.

We have worked with 200+ CBAP certified professionals and have seen them transforming to better roles, transitioning to global opportunities, better salaries.

As per the latest salary survey of IIBA – http://balens.iiba.org/?q=content/2017-salary-survey-summary

  • CBAP Certified Professionals earn 16% more
  • There is a 11% increment in salary for certification holders than the overall average salary
  • The expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%

There has been a gradual shift towards recruiting certified business analysts globally. More and more organizations rely on this independent assessment of skills while recruiting.

Especially for experienced working professionals looking to switch into BA role, If you were previously working in IT , your technical software knowledge would definitely come in handy.

The median salary of a CBAP’s is in the range of $90–92,000 and IIBA asserts that certified CBAP’s earn around 15% more than non-certified Business Analysts.

Benefits of certification:

  • Be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Better job prospects.
  • Better salary.
  • Better career growth
  • Opens door to global career opportunities and fortune 500 organizations
  • Better skilled in BA domain

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What is the CCBA/CBAP certification Process

CBAP certification recommended approach would be

  1. Check your eligibility with the CBAP requirements
  2. Attend our CBAP Master prep class to gain the 35 mandatory PDU
  3. Start your preparation with Adaptive study guide and BABoK v3
  4. Complete the IIBA application filing with our CBAP application simulator that we provide you as part of the training deliverable
  5. Take 1800+ Adaptive CBAP model questions to test your preparation
  6. Revise your concepts
  7. Book your exam dates
  8. Do 2 more revision of study guide and Adaptive question bank
  9. Once you are scoring about 80- 85% in the model questions you are ready to go for it
  10. Take the exam

Which is the best business analyst certification, PMI-PBA or CBAP?

In terms of popularity and acceptance I would certainly say CBAP is best for a business analyst.

CBAP certification from IIBA has been hugely popular among corporate and individuals across the globe.

Whereas PMI PBA has some following in USA owing to the fact that it comes from PMI and it has the largest no. of certification holders for its most popular certification PMP.

However coming to numbers –

But I would suggest to go for CBAP if you are considering both as alternatives.

Here’s a detailed analysis document on the comparison between PMI PBA and CBAP, which I had written some time back


This article compares both the certification on each parameter and gives a beautiful perspective for you to get a comparison.

CBAP Recommended –

  • Pure play BA/enterprise level BA and planning to stay in the same path
  • Part of BA Center of Excellence/BA Competency team
  • If your organization has IIBA certifications as part of the competency framework

PMI PBA Recommended –

  • BA with a project or program management background/experience
  • BA with PMP certification
  • PMP certified professional /Project manager with BA responsibility
  • If your organization has partnership with PMI
  • If your organization has PMI certifications as part of the competency framework

Is it worth taking an IIBA membership?

If you are a BA and serious about BA career then it is definitely yes.

There are many benefits of becoming a member of IIBA. Some of which are

Become a member of community of thousands of business analysis professionals worldwide

You get the IIBA membership fee paid back with the exam fees discount for members, so in effect you get all the resources free.

The membership comes loaded with whole lot of resources like books, online library, articles, white papers, webinars for members only.

The learning from all this is immense , if you see yourself in a product owner, Product line head, Business unit head or a domain expert role 10 years down the line.

Is the CBAP certification useful for business analysts working in Agile methodology?

The new curriculum of BABoK V3 includes a major component of agile methodology in the curriculum for CBAP certification.

BABoK is a good framework for all types of Business Analysts, since it covers all the aspects of Business analysis starting from Planning to solution evaluation and strategy analysis.

Hence its always worth taking up certifications like CBAP considering the professional growth and compensation improvement.

How do I know that I am prepared enough for sitting for the exam

When you have gone through BABoK 2/3 times, understand the concepts well, and the relationships between them, which makes the study part mostly through. After this you have to move over to verifying your understanding with questions. Take a good CBAP question bank and start with KA/chapter based questions first. Once you score about 80/85% move over to the exam simulator and aim for 80/85% on that as well.

How do I take up CBAP test?

Please see the eligibility criteria for CBAP and apply directly with IIBA for the certification.

IIBA certifications are based on a separate test conducted at Prometrictest centers. The exam is an online test by prometric. The participant needs to fulfill the criteria mentioned by IIBA site on the below link to appear for the test.

Is there any validity period for CBAP IIBA certification?

Yes CBAP is valid for 3 years before renewal.

You must earn and report a minimum of 60 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) every three years from the receipt of your certification (the day you passed your exam).

More details- http://www.iiba.org/Certification/recertification.aspx

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CBAP Application Filing Form to download.

Ans.You can find a CBAP Application filing form to download in the link below –


Put your Project experience without breaking your head, or getting rejected with our DIY CBAP application form.

CBAP application form takes care of all 3 key aspects of the application:

  1. Project experience calculator
  2. Reference details including how to approach references
  3. PD Hour details
  4. Education experience details

It has built in rules to ensure that you do not enter any wrong data.

Some of the rules built into the CBAP application form are:

  1. Project start and end dates are within last 10 years
  2. Project start dates are less than project end date
  3. You provide details of your project and project manager
  4. All necessary details are provided regarding the references

It also provides a sample letter that you can email to your references.

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How do I prepare and enroll for CBAP certification?

Once you have decided to pursue CBAP certification based on your career goals, the first thing would be to check the eligibility criteria mentioned by IIBA.

Secondly, undergo CBAP Preparation Training from an established BA trainer before registering and selecting a convenient slot to appear the exam.

Without training, clearing the exam in the very first attempt would be a horrendous task, simply because what you get to grasp in 30 hours of BA coaching would otherwise require 150 hours of self-learning to decode the BABoK, the prescribed book for CBAP certification exam.

Moreover, Business analysis training under an EEP (Endorsed Education Provider) gives you PDU (Professional Development Units) necessary to meet the criteria of the various certifications.

Adaptive USis a premier IIBA education partner with 98% success rate in CBAP certification.

How hard will it be to take CBAP certification?

Yes CBAP on BABoK v3 is tough and the current CBAP exam pass rate has been 70%.

CBAP exam is of 3.5 hours consisting of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are case based with longer cases (1 to 1.5 Pages of information) and multiple questions come from the case.

Some of the important aspects to remember to pass CBAP exam

  • Time management – 120 questions in 210 minutes (3.5 hours) sounds long but with the long cases its quite challenging to manage time
  • Understanding of the BABoK, the Knowledge areas, tasks, the correlations between them and applying the knowledge to a case given in the exam
  • Knowing the techniques well , understanding them and applying them to case given in the exam
  • The exam tests the ability of the person to understand, assimilate and apply the knowledge to a case during the exam
  • You need a great coach to teach you concepts in a great and lucid way, he/she should have the ability of explaining one technique over the other, which technique to use when etc.
  • Mostly the answers are close, confusing and expect it to be completely aligned to BABoK.

How many hours of study is required for clearing CBAP?

About 150/200 hours of study is good enough to prepare for CBAP v3 and get certified.

  • But this is mostly true when you take the help of a great coach , with a good understanding of BABoK and with access to a good question bank.

How will IIBA verify if I really worked for 7500 hours for taking the CBAP certification?

IIBA does the checking of work experience through an application filing and approval process. This process is done via the project details provided and references provided.

IIBA reserves the right to audit your application.

Any discrepancies found can result in barring you from appearing for the exam or revocation of the certificate later part as well.

What is the complexity of CBAP certification?

It is reasonably complex and requires very in depth understanding of concepts to clear the exam

Mostly the answers are close, confusing and expect it to be completely aligned to BABoK.

What is the pass percentage of CBAP

The pass percentage for CBAP is not disclosed however if you take a good CBAP simulation set and target for 80/85% then you will be safe and will be likely to clear the test.

Is it mandatory to do ECBA and CCBA to write for CBAP?

No you can go for CBAP certification exam directly if you meet the pre requisites as per IIBA – http://www.iiba.org

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