CCBA vs CBAP

          CCBA® vs CBAP® Certification

Business analysis professional qualifications help business analysts in many ways. It proves their competence on the subject. It helps organizations to ensure their business analysts are rightly skilled in business analysis process.

 

However, there is quite a lot of confusion in business analyst’s minds as to which business analysis certification they should pursue. Among the organizations offering business analysis certifications, IIBA® is the most prominent one. It now has 30000+ members of which approximately 10000 are now certified.

 

IIBA certifications have been most popular and sought after certification among the business analysts globally.

 

Both CCBA® and CBAP® certifications come from International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®).

 

IIBA® has been doing amazing work on making the business analysis profession more recognized among the professional field and in corporate segment.

 

Last year IIBA® rolled out our new multi-level competency-based Certification program namely

 

ECBATM – Level 1 – Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis. 

 

CCBA® – Level 2 – Recognizes BA professionals who have 2-3 years of business analysis experience.

 

CBAP® – Level 3 – Recognizes BA professionals who manage and lead with over 5 years of business analysis experience.

 

CCBA® – Certification of Competency in Business Analysis – is primarily targeted towards mid-level business analysis professionals who have served at least 3750 hours (roughly about 2.5 years) as business analysts in the industry performing BA approved tasks as per IIBA®.

 

CBAP® – Certified Business Analysis Professional – is primarily targeted towards senior level business analysis professionals who have served at least 7500 hours (roughly about 5 years) as business analysts in the industry performing BA approved tasks as per IIBA®.

Here is a short comparison on both the certification:

High Level Overview of Comparison

 

 

Parameter CCBA® CBAP®
Certification Body IIBA® IIBA®
Targeted at Business analysis professionals Business analysis professionals
Curriculum BABoK 3.0 BABoK 3.0
Eligibility criteria – Work Experience Minimum 3750 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 7 years Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
Eligibility criteria –Knowledge Area expertise 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 Minimum 900 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
Eligibility criteria – Training/PD Hours Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
Eligibility criteria – Reference Requirement Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
Exam mode and pattern Online exam in prometric

Multiple choice questions

Online exam in prometric

Multiple choice questions

Exam Fees Application Fee – $125

Certification Fee –

$325 (for members)

$450 (for Non- members)

Application Fee – $125

Certification Fee –

$325 (for members)

$450 (for Non- members)

Recertification fees $250 for members

$250 for non-members

$250 for members

$250 for non-members

Exam/Question Pattern 3 hours long

130 multiple choice questions.

Questions are scenario-based

3.5 hours long

120 multiple choice questions.

Questions are longer cases (1 to 1.5 Pages of information).

Multiple questions about the case.

Difficulty Level Medium

Questions require candidate to do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer

High

Questions require candidate to do a good amount of analysis to arrive at the answer

  Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 12%

Elicitation and Collaboration – 20%

Requirements Life Cycle Management – 18%

Strategy Analysis – 12%

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition – 32%

Solution Evaluation – 6%

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%

Focuses on Requirements Analysis and Design Definition – 32%

Elicitation and Collaboration – 20%

Requirements Life Cycle Management – 18%

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 12%

Strategy Analysis – 12%

Solution Evaluation – 6%

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition -30%

Strategy Analysis -15%

Requirements Life Cycle Management – 15%

Solution Evaluation -14%

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 14%

Elicitation and Collaboration – 12%

Brand value Medium High

Organizations recognize this certificate in their competency framework

You may find the following pages to be useful in this context-

CBAP details – AdaptiveUS.com/cbap-certification-training

CCBA details – AdaptiveUS.com/ccba

You may find this video to be useful for this comparison.

 

Some of our recent participant’s feedback –

I just wanted to let everyone know I just landed a job at Pfizer as an Enhancements Coordinator! Thank you for your assistance in passing the CCBA. It definitely helped me land this position.

They always respond to my questions in a timely manner, no matter what time of day it is, and they are proactive in sharing resources that help you get prepared for the exams. I recommend this program wholeheartedly to any person looking to achieve certification from the IIBA. Adaptive Rocks!!! #5stars

~ Lawrence Smith, ECBA, CCBA, Pfizer, New Jersey

 

 

 

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