What is CCBA certification?

Certification of Capability in Business Analysis Professional (CCBA) is the mid level business analysis certification provided by IIBA. This is applicable to business analysts who have 2 to 4 years of experience in business analysis.

CCBA Certification is beneficial to:

  • Current ECBAs
  • Mid level BAs
  • Product owners/managers
  • Project Managers (PMs),
  • Testers
  • Quality Assurance (QA) personnel,
  • Change Managers and
  • Designers/Architect/Implementation consultants

 

More info on this – https://adaptiveus.com/CCBA-certification

Benefits of the CCBA certification?

Demand for business analysts is all time high and benefits are worth taking-up business analyst as a career choice. As a Business analyst you will always have a challenging and a new job role or project in hand due to the uniqueness of each problem in varied companies.

  • Certified BAs earn significantly higher, the expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%, as per the salary survey of 2017
  • Established credential and be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis
  • Better career growth and hence better opportunities
  • Better skilled in BA domain and hence higher productivity
  • BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals
  • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst
  • Non-industry specific designation
  • Good opportunity for people in technical field to get into management field.
  • Business Analysts are in great demand by companies in IT, Healthcare like IBM, Unisys, Infosys, Wipro, CTS and others which seek trained personnel who can handle critical business projects.
  • Industry reports predict that business analysis will be among the fastest growing IT occupations and business analysis is among the top desired skills for tech workers.

What is the eligibility criterion for CCBA®?

Eligibility criteria for CCBA (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis):

● Aimed towards BA professionals having more 2 to 4 years of BA experience like Mid-level BAs, Product owners/managers, Project managers (PMs), Testers, Quality Assurance (QA) personnel, Change Managers, and • Designers/Architect/Implementation consultants,tech lead etc.

● 2 references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient- We will guide you on how to put this from your career manager in CCBA Advanced and Ultimate Plan.

● Minimum 3750 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 7 years – We will guide you in this on how to put the exp in the IIBA accepted format in CCBA Advanced and Ultimate Plan.

● Minimum 900 hours in each of two of the six knowledge areas or minimum 500 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas- We will guide you in this on how to put the exp in the IIBA accepted format in CCBA Advanced and Ultimate Plan.

● Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years – The training program gives this.

● PDU (Professional Development Units) – 21 in last 4 years

There is a good chance that you may ignore some part of your work experience not counting them as relevant BA experience. Hence please consider taking up the program where the coach will guide you through the entire process, as an expert.

Please see the eligibility criteria on the given link:

https://adaptiveus.com/ccba-eligibility/

How do I take up CCBA test?

Please see above for the eligibility criteria for CCBA and apply directly with IIBA for the certification. CCBA certification is based on a separate test conducted by IIBA at computer based test centers called prometric centers. The participant needs to fulfill the criteria mentioned by IIBA site to appear for the test. You have to do application filling first, pay exam fees and get eligibility id. Using the eligibility id you have to book the exam at https://www.prometric.com/.

Key details of the examination pattern are mentioned below:

➥ No. of multiple choice questions – 130

➥ Duration of Examination – 3Hours

➥The questions are scenario-based (i.e. candidate must do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer)

What is the CCBA certification Process?

CCBA certification recommended approach would be

1. Check your eligibility with the CCBA requirements

2. Attend our CCBA Master prep class to gain the 21 mandatory PDU

3. Start your preparation with Adaptive study guide and BABoK v3

4. Complete the IIBA application filing with our CCBA application simulator that we provide you as part of the training deliverable

5. Take 1250+ Adaptive CCBA 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

What are the benefits of becoming a member of IIBA?

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

How long is the validity of IIBA membership?

IIBA memberships are valid for 1 year. This can be renewed by paying the next years fees.

When are the courses being conducted and in which location?

Our course is webex based instructor led live online sessions on weekends. You can attend our sessions from any part of the world.

Please refer to the training calendar in the website where the fees, and dates of the training is published https://adaptiveus.com/calendar/

Why should I choose Adaptive?

Please refer to the following link on why should you chose Adaptive

AdaptiveUS.com/why-adaptive

You can refer the following link for a detailed comparison with our nearest competitor.

AdaptiveUS.com/competition

Few more points you should see is as follows:

  • Faculty profiles – Industry expert trainers who are part of the BABoK V3 authoring and question setting team

Adaptiveus.com/our-experts

  •  Amazing past feedback 

CCBA – https://adaptiveus.com/ccba-feedback/

  •  Finally your peace of mind

Our success guaranteed program lets you take risk while we bear the cost of re-take by any vague chance if you don’t succeed on the first attempt.

Session Plan for CCBA?

Please go through the following link to see detailed session plan

https://adaptiveus.com/ccba-session-plans/

Is the program aligned to BABOK V3.0?

Yes. The program is completely aligned to BABOK V3.0; it covers all the following Practice areas as per BABOK V3.0

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Requirements management and Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Underlying Competencies like analytical thinking and problem solving, Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills etc

How is the training delivered?

The classes are virtual instructor led-live sessions through webex with classes being recorded.

The classes are live and interactive, you can ask questions to the coach see what he shares like presentation, templates and articles etc and listen to him.

Number of Classes – 6 sessions of 4.5 hours each

For class dates and timings as per your time zone refer to the calendar – AdaptiveUS.com/calendar/

All classes are recorded and shared with participants for Plan Advanced and Ultimate.

What has been the feedback from previous business analysis sessions?

Please refer to our web-site for our CCBA participant’s feedback.

https://adaptiveus.com/ccba-feedback/

Please provide the instructor profile and details of his experience

We have multiple trainers for the workshops.

https://adaptiveus.com/our-experts/

1) Peter Johnson

Part of BABoK v2 and V3 Author Team

Part of BABoK v2 and V3 Exam Committee

Founder of IIBA New Jersey Chapter

30+ years of working experience as a Business Analyst

2) LN Mishra

Part of BABoK V3 Exam Committee

24+ years of working experience as a Business Analyst

Author of 20+ BA Books

Mentor to 160+ CCBA world wide

3) Lora McCoy

Regional Director, IIBA Central Americas Chapter

President, IIBA Oklahoma Chapter

20+ years of working experience as a Business Analyst

All our trainers are selected through a stringent process as give below:

  1. All the prospective trainers have to be CBAP to qualify for the post of trainer
  2. The person should have minimum 7 years of experience in the domain of business Analysis with good exposure to Business Analysis tasks like but not limited to requirements gathering, requirements documentation/definition, requirements management, modeling techniques etc.
  3. The person is then evaluated on 2 mock and live classes based on successful completion of this the trainer is selected
  4. After selection the trainer is continuously monitored on his performance based on the participant feedback

All the participant feedback is continuously being monitored and analyzed for suitable action.

Will there be assistance in the CCBA Application process?

Yes. Application filing, application review, reference help, and approval are included in our higher plans CCBA Advanced and Ultimate.

Plan 1 includes the CCBA application simulator which exactly captures the IIBA requirements in a step by step process thus enabling you to complete the IIBA application process smoothly. But you will not get any faculty help for review of application.

Will I get a course completion/PD hour Certificate at the end of the program? Will I get PDU certificate even after missing the session also?

Yes. You can download your 21 PDU certificate from Suxeed portal after completion of your classes.

Yes. You will get your PDU certificate if you miss any session also as the requirement from IIBA is that there should be some way of contact between the trainer and candidate.

What benefits do I get by registering early?

We have early bird discount up to $150 for all the plans for enrollments up to 20th of the previous month.

You can see the discounted amount and early bird date in the below given link.

AdaptiveUS.com/calendar/

For all other offers you can refer the following link: –

https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers/

Can I attend a demo live class?

You can attend our free live webinars and ask your queries to our experts. The link to register for the same is given below:-

https://adaptiveus.com/webinar/

You can also sign up free with your LinkedIn id or with your email id in our learning portal and access the free sample content worth $100 including 130 questions on CCBA.

https://www.suxeed.net/

Can I access a recording of the previous classes?

All classes are recorded and shared with participants for CCBA Advanced Plan and CCBA Ultimate plan.

Where can I see the program dates?

You can see the program dates in our calendar page.

AdaptiveUS.com/calendar/

Do you conduct corporate classes for CCBA/CCBA/ECBA?

Yes. You can send a mail to info@adaptiveus.com for requesting group training. Please go through the details here:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/group-training/

We have conducted in house workshops for many top IT MNC’s like:

  • Cognizant Technology Services
  • Credit Suisse
  • Société Générale
  • Renault Nissan
  • HP
  • Sungard
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • ECC International and many more

What has been Adaptive’s success rate?

We are proud to say that till now 97+% of participants who have appeared in CCBA after going through our CCBA Preparatory workshops have all cleared the certification in the first attempt. We have certified more than 50 CCBA professionals as of now.

CCBA Certified List

What is the infrastructure requirement for attending the live classes?

You need to have a laptop/desktop, Microphone /Speaker & high speed internet connectivity for attending our training. Please see the details here:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/infrastructure-webex-requirements/

Is the certification fee included in the program fee?

The certification fee & IIBA membership fee is included in Plan Ultimate.

https://www.adaptiveus.com/ccba-ultimate/

Do you cover domain related aspects in the program?

Domain knowledge is acquired over long years of practice and experience hence it is impractical to cover domain knowledge within a short term course. We cover only IT BA skills which include all the tools, techniques, skills expected of a BA.

Can I see the list of participants who have completed CCBA from Adaptive?

You can see the list of participants who have completed CCBA from Adaptive in the link below:

CCBA Certified List

What is your class size?

Class size is approximately 15 to 20 persons per batch.

How many PDU’s will I receive for CCBA certification?

You will receive 21 PDUs from our CCBA training for CCBA certification.

Can the PDU’s be claimed for CBAP as well as ECBA?

No. CBAP requires 35 PDUs hence 21 PDUs cannot be used for it. However you can use these 21 PDUs for ECBA Certification

What are the fees to become a member of IIBA?

Fee for the membership varies as per the country of residence and can be found here:

  • Region 1 – 125 USD – USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK etc
  • Region 2 – 85 USD – Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East Asian countries etc
  • Region 3 – 55 USD – India, Pakistan, Thailand, Tanzania etc

Check the region wise membership fees in the link below:

http://www.iiba.org/Membership/global-membership-fees.aspx

Further to this training what is the procedure for getting certified by IIBA?

You can get information on the IIBA certification from the following link:

https://adaptiveus.com/iiba-scheme/

The certification has certain pre requisites, you have to ensure that those are met and then you can apply for the certification based on the same.

What is the cost of attaining an IIBA® certification?

CCBA Certification cost for members and non-members are as follows:

  • Members : Membership Fee 125 USD + Application fee of $125 USD+ examination Fee of $325 = $575 total
  • Non-members: Application fee of $125 USD+ examination Fee of $450 = $575 total

Where will the CCBA certification exams be held?

The certification exams are held in all major cities of the country wherever pro-metric centers are available.

Please check the link below to know your nearest prometric centre:

https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/iiba/Pages/landing.aspx

How long does it take to appear for the certification exam after the program?

We recommend a total of 8 weeks preparation for CCBA including classes and it spans over 100-150 hours of effort. You should go through BABOK good 2/3 no of times and follow the below our CCBA recommended approach.

1.    Just start with making a schedule to prepare

2.    Start your preparation with Adaptive study guide

3.    Take up one chapter at a time from Adaptive Study guide and start testing your preparation with the chapter based questions

4.    Complete the IIBA application filing with our CCBA application simulator that we provide you as part of the training deliverable

5.    Revise your concepts; go through BABoK once and Adaptive Study guide 2/3 times

6.    Take 1250+ Adaptive CCBA model questions to test your preparation

7.    Do 2 more revision of study guide and Adaptive question bank

8.    Once you are scoring about 80- 85% in the model questions you are ready to go for it

9.    Book your exam dates in about 1 or 2 weeks later preferably on a Monday

10.   Take the exam

Is there a discount on exam fees for IIBA members?

There is 125 USD discount for IIBA members on the examination fees.

How many questions are on the exam?

There will be 130 multiple choice questions.

What kind of questions are there for the Certification?

The questions are scenario-based (i.e. candidate must do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer)

What is the exam based on?

The exam is based on the BABOK® Guide; however, it is not the sole source of questions on the exam. In addition to the BABOK® Guide itself, the exam also tests candidates’ knowledge of sources referenced by the BABOK® Guide and candidates’ business analysis experience.

How long will I have to complete the exam?

Candidates will be given three hours to complete the exam for CCBA.

How will I know if I passed the exam?

Exam candidates will be notified immediately on screen once they have submitted 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. (Please note that with the launch of a new exam, immediate scoring is not available until the Cut Score study is complete, about two months after the launch of the exam.)

How many times can I take the exam?

Upon receiving notice that your application has been approved, you have one (1) year to successfully pass the exam. If you fail the exam on the first attempt, you may retake the exam once, after paying the rewrite fee. If you do not successfully pass the exam within one year of your application approval (either because you did not pass the exam after one or two attempts, or because you did not sit for it), you must reapply and pay the full fee.

What is the fee for the program?

Please refer to the training calendar published in the website where the fees, location and dates of the training is published

https://adaptiveus.com/calendar/

Registration Details

You can register in the training calendar page https://adaptiveus.com/calendar/ by making the payment for the plan and month you want.

What are the fees and discounts?

The fees details and discounts can be found in the online calendar published here https://adaptiveus.com/calendar/

Discounts:

Yes. If you register with payment before 20th of the previous month, you are eligible for the early bird offer.

For all other offers and group discounts please refer the following link:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers/

NOTE: Only one discount option is applicable at any time.

What are the payment options for the course?

The various payment options are

1. PayPal

2. Debit and Credit card

Will there be any refund of fee paid if I fail to attend the program?

No. The cancellations are not allowed in our CCBA training programmes. But you are allowed to attend another month training session if you miss the registered month training session with a small administrative fee.

Will there be any discount for a group of participants referred by me even if they are from different organization?

Please go through the group discount details here:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers/

Will I be permitted to attend a compensatory class if I fail to attend any class?

Yes. Number of compensation classes is provided as per the plans you enroll. CCBA Essential comes with 1 compensation class, CCBA Advanced 4 compensation class and CCBA Ultimate with 8 compensation classes

Is there a discount for IIBA members for the workshop?

No. There is no discount for the workshop for IIBA members, however we have attractive offers for corporates, military personnel and students etc.

We also have attractive offers for enrolling together in a group please see all the details in this link: https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers/

Do I need to go certification in the order of ECBA, CCBA, and then CBAP?

No. You can go to any level directly if you meet IIBA eligibility criteria.

If you are having 2 to 4 years of BA experience, you can directly go for CCBA. Please go through the eligibility criteria here:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/IIBA-Scheme/

How does IIBA do the experience verification?

IIBA does the experience verification through application filling

Whether my application will be taken for audit?

Random audits are performed for all levels of the certification framework.  Audits include validating the work experience, professional development and references submitted in your application.
If your audit is not passed, the reason will be communicated to you via email and your application will not be approved. All fees paid will be forfeited. You may reapply only after you have remedied the reasons for the audit not passing. You may also appeal the Certification Body’s decision to fail the audit of the application by e-mailing certification@iiba.org.

How I will get $300 cash back?

$300 cash back includes Early bird discount/Quick Decision Discount, friend referral and Passing CCBA within 2months after our training.

Please see the offer details here:-

https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers/

Can I do self study and pass?

We would not recommend self study for the following reasons

  1. You need 21 PDUs for the IIBA application process and PD hours are obtained only from the live training.
  2. Clearing CCBA is not an easy job since there are no direct book based questions.
  3. All the questions require deeper understanding of concepts, tasks and techniques which comes only with the guidance and mentoring of a great guide and study materials.
  4. 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.

Can I move my training session to some other month?

Yes. You can move your training to some other month by paying a small administrative charge.

I have a break in my career. Can I take IIBA certifications?

Yes. As long as you meet IIBA work experience criteria is met.

I am unemployed. Can I apply for IIBA certification?

Yes. As long as you meet IIBA work experience criteria is met.

Who is the current contact for application filling?

Current contact is a person with whom you have worked in the last 6 months

What is the difference between each training plan?

CCBA Essential is the basic plan.

CCBA Advanced includes onetime retake fee, session recordings, hard copy study guide, more questions and more simulations.

CCBA Ultimate includes all your expenses such as IIBA membership fee, CBAP Application fee, CBAP Examination fee and one time retake fee.

Please go through the following link for detailed comparison

https://www.adaptiveus.com/CCBA-training-plans/

How can I extend my Suxeed portal access?

Yes, you can extend your access with an additional payment.