FREE CCBA EXAM QUESTIONS FOR 2023
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The CCBA exam is a computer-based test consisting of 130 multiple-choice questions. You have 3 hours to complete the exam. The questions are randomly generated from a pool of questions. The questions are scenario based questions. You need to choose the best possible answer.
The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) is the primary source of information for the CCBA exam. Study the guide thoroughly and understand the key concepts and techniques.
The CCBA exam covers all six knowledge areas of BABOK: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation and Collaboration, Requirements Life Cycle Management, Strategy Analysis, Requirements Analysis and Design Definition, and Solution Evaluation. You should have a solid understanding of the concepts, tools, and techniques in each of these knowledge areas. As per IIBA guidelines, perspectives and underlying competencies are not part of the exam scheme.
Practice with a good number of sample questions. Joining a CCBA training course can be helpful in preparing for the CCBA exam.
Remember, passing the CCBA exam requires a comprehensive understanding of the BABOK Guide and the ability to apply the concepts to real-world scenarios. With consistent effort and dedication, you can achieve your goal of becoming a certified business analyst.
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#Q25. Business Analyst A uses hierarchical decomposition to break down the business analysis deliverables into activities and tasks. A then adds the hours needed and can give an accurate estimate of the time needed to complete the BA work. What type of estimation has A used?
A. Delphi estimation
B. Historic analysis
C. Parametric estimation
D. Bottom-up estimation
#Q24. Requirements management plans contain
A.Process of developing solution
B.Specific tools; activities; and roles and responsibilities that will be used to manage the requirements
C.Selection of solution
D.Selection of application architecture
#Q23. Which type of requirement best describes the conditions under which the system is expected to perform?
D. Non-functional Requirements
#Q22. Which among the following terms represent the circumstances that influence; are influenced by, and provide an understanding of the change?
#Q21. Business analysis can be performed at
A.Only at the project level
B.Only at the organization level
C.Only at the strategy level
D.At any level in the organization
#Q20. Which among the following skills expect BAs to transfer skills to stakeholders?
A. Creative thinking
B. Decision making
D. Problem solving
#Q19. Which among the following techniques can help in improving BA process?
B. Functional decomposition
C. Stakeholder analysis
D. Lessons learned
#Q18. Which among the following techniques can help in judging BA process performance?
A.Metrics and KPIs
D.Root cause analysis
#Q17. Which among the following techniques can help in managing requirements?
#Q16.Which of the following techniques can help in making requirements workshops more engaging?
A. State modeling
#Q15.Tools that facilitate recording; organizing; storing and sharing requirements and designs are _________.
B. Modelling notations/ standards
C. Requirements management tools
#Q14. Which of the following is expressed as conditions that increase the likelihood or severity of a negative impact to value?
#Q13. Stakeholders usually prioritize their requirements into which of the following categories?
D. Very Low
#Q12. Which of the following prioritization factors considers consequences resulting from not implementing a requirement?
#Q11. Business Analyst C wants to prioritize requirements based on the highest value that it can provide. Which of the following factors will help C the most?
#Q10. Which of the following provides a plan to transition from the current state to the future state?
A. Business policies
B. Change strategy
C. Current state description
D. BA performance assessment
#Q9. Business analyst A has decomposed BA information into components to further examine constraints or assumptions that impact the components. What is A doing?
#Q8. Which of the following describes how all of the business analysis information for a change relates including the relationship between various types of information?
A.Business analysis information architecture
B. Architectural framework
#Q7. If there are no relationships between requirements that link elements in two different and conflicting ways; then the relationship satisfies which of the following quality criteria?
#Q6. A set of conventions that define how requirements will be represented; organized and related is known as:
#Q5. Which of the following stakeholders can participate in specify and model requirements tasks?
A. Only Sponsor and PM
B. Only developers and implementation SME
C. Only technical architect and PM
D. Any stakeholders
#Q4. Which of the following can be used for quality control when verifying requirements and designs?
A. Data model
C. Information management approach
#Q3. Which of the following is used to record the meaning of relevant business terms while analyzing requirements?
B. Scope model
C. State model
#Q2.The main reason for implementing appropriate levels of abstraction is because:
A. Not all stakeholders find value in the entire set of requirements
B. Requirements do not have necessary attributes
C. Requirements have missing components
D. Stakeholders don’t have an interest
Q.25 Answer: Bottom-up estimation
Explanation: Functional decomposition and bottom-up estimation are linked.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 10.19.3.1 - Bottom-up: using the lowest-level elements of a hierarchical breakdown to examine the work in detail and estimate the individual cost or effort, and then summing across all elements to provide an overall estimate.
Q.24 Answer: Specific tools; activities; and roles and responsibilities that will be used to manage the requirements
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Glossary - Requirements management plan: A subset of the business analysis plan for a specific change initiative; describing specific tools; activities; and roles and responsibilities that will be used on the initiative to manage the requirements.
Q.23 Answer: Non-functional Requirements
Q.22 Answer: Context
BABoK V3.0 - Section 2.3 - Point 3 - Sub-point #2 - non-functional requirements or quality of service requirements: do not relate directly to the behavior or functionality of the solution; but rather describe conditions under which a solution must remain effective or qualities that a solution must-have.
Q.21 Answer: At any level in the organization
Explanation: Remember. BABoK is quite flexible in most aspects.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 1.2 - Paragraph 2 - Business analysis is performed on a variety of initiatives within an enterprise. Initiatives may be strategic; tactical; or operational. Business analysis may be performed within the boundaries of a project or throughout enterprise evolution and continuous improvement.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 1.2 - Paragraph 3 - Business analysis can be performed from a diverse array of perspectives.
Q.20 Answer: Teaching
Explanation: Key purpose of the technique
BABoK V3.0 - Section 184.108.40.206 - Teaching skills help business analysts effectively communicate business analysis information; concepts; ideas; and issues. They also help ensure that information is understood and retained by stakeholders.
Q.19 Answer: Lessons learned
Explanation: Purpose of the technique.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 10.27.1 - The purpose of the lessons learned process is to compile and document successes; opportunities for improvement; failures; and recommendations for improving the performance of future projects or project phases.
Q.18 Answer: Metrics and KPIs
Explanation: Metrics and KPIs are helpful in monitoring performance
BABoK V3.0 - Section 3.5.6 - Techniques #5 - Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): used to determine what metrics are appropriate for assessing business analysis performance and how they may be tracked.
Q.17 Answer: Backlog management
Explanation: Purpose of the tool
BABoK V3.0 - Section 10.2.2 - Paragraph 2 - Backlog management refers to the planned approach to determine:
• what work items should be formally included in the backlog;
• how to describe the work items;
• how the work items should be tracked;
• how the work items should be periodically reviewed and prioritized in relation to all other items in the backlog;
• how the work items are eventually selected to be worked on; and
• how the work items are eventually removed from the backlog.
Q.16 Answer: Collaborative games
Explanation: Purpose of the tool
BABoK V3.0 - Section 10.10.1 - Collaborative games encourage participants in an elicitation activity to collaborate in building a joint understanding of a problem or a solution.
Q.15 Answer: Requirements management tools
Explanation: Purpose of the tool
BABoK V3.0 - Section 5.1.5 - Guidelines and Tools #4 - Requirements Management Tools/Repository: used to store and manage business analysis information. The tool may be as simple as a text document or as complex as a dedicated requirements management tool.
Q.14 Answer: Risks
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 220.127.116.11 - Negative Impact to Value - Risks are expressed as conditions that increase the likelihood or severity of a negative impact to value.
Q.13 Answer: Not atomic.
Explanation: This is a common scenario BABoK V3.0 - Section 18.104.22.168 - Stakeholders may also have difficulty characterizing any requirement as a lower priority, and this may impact the ability to make necessary trade-offs. In addition; stakeholders may (intentionally or unintentionally) indicate a priority to influence the result to their desired outcome.
Q.12 Answer: Penalty
BABoK V3.0 - Section 22.214.171.124 - Paragraph 2 - Point #2 -Penalty: the consequences that result from not implementing a given requirement. This includes prioritizing requirements in order to meet regulatory or policy demands imposed on the organization; which may take precedence over other stakeholder interests. Penalty may also refer to the negative consequence of not implementing a requirement that improves the experience of a customer.
Q.11 Answer: Benefit
BABoK V3.0 - Section 126.96.36.199 - Paragraph 2 - Point #1 -Benefit: the advantage that accrues to stakeholders as a result of requirement implementation; as measured against the goals and objectives for the change. The benefit provided can refer to a specific functionality; desired quality; or strategic goal or business objective.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 6.4.6 - Techniques - Process Modelling: used to describe how work would occur in the solution scope or during the change.
Q.10 Answer: Change strategy
BABoK V3.0 - Glossary - Change strategy: A plan to move from the current state to the future state to achieve the desired business objectives.
Q.9 Answer: Analyzing requirements
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 188.8.131.52 - Analyze Requirements - Business analysis information is decomposed into components to further examine for:
• anything that must change to meet the business need;
• anything that should stay the same to meet the business need;
• missing components;
• unnecessary components; and
• any constraints or assumptions that impact the components.
Q.8 Answer: Business analysis information architecture
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 184.108.40.206 - Business Analysis Information Architecture - The structure of the business analysis information is also an information architecture. This type of architecture is defined as part of the task Plan Business Analysis Information Management (p. 42). The information architecture is a component of the requirements architecture because it describes how all of the business analysis information for a change relates. It defines relationships for types of information such as requirements; designs; types of models; and elicitation results.
Q.7 Answer: Unambiguous
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 220.127.116.11 - Relate and Verify Requirements Relationships - Unambiguous: there are no relationships that link elements in two different and conflicting ways.
Q.6 Answer: Viewpoints
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 18.104.22.168 - Requirements Viewpoints and Views A viewpoint is a set of conventions that define how requirements will be represented; how these representations will be organized; and how they will be related. Viewpoints provide templates for addressing the concerns of particular stakeholder groups.
Q.5 Answer: Any stakeholders
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 7.1.7 - Any stakeholder: business analysts may choose to perform this task themselves and then separately package and communicate the requirements to stakeholders for their review and approval, or they might choose to invite some or all stakeholders to participate in this task.
Q.4 Answer: Checklists
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 22.214.171.124 - Checklists - Checklists are used for quality control when verifying requirements and designs.
Q.3 Answer: Glossary
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 7.1.6 - Techniques - Glossary: used to record the meaning of relevant business terms while analyzing requirements.
Q.2 Answer: Not all stakeholders find value in the entire set of requirements
Explanation: BABoK V3.0 - Section 126.96.36.199 - Implement the Appropriate Levels of Abstraction - The level of abstraction of a requirement varies based on the type of requirement and audience for the requirement. Not all stakeholders require or find value in the complete set of requirements and models. It may be appropriate to produce different viewpoints of requirements to represent the same need for different stakeholders. Business analysts take special care to maintain the meaning and intent of the requirements overall representations.
Q.1 Answer: Assess solution limitations
Explanation: Assessing solution limitations identifies the root causes for under-performing and ineffective solutions and solution components.
BABoK V3.0 - Section 8.3.1 - Purpose - The purpose of Assess Solution Limitations is to determine the factors internal to the solution that restrict the full realization of value.