IIBA AAC Study Guide

IIBA AAC Study Guide – IIBA Agile Analysis Certification Study Guide

IIBA AAC Study Guide is an indispensable product for all aspirants of the IIBA AAC exam

  • Explains IIBA Agile Extension in simple English
  • Information summarized in study tables
  • Useful mnemonics
  • Guidance on examination process and tips for exam
  • All content as per Agile extension of BABoK v2.0
  • Compatible with all devices
  • Contains only IIBA AAC certification essentials
  • Authors part of IIBA exam setting committee
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What and Why of Agile Analysis Certification?

Agile Analysis Certification Study Guide  IIBA Agile Analysis Certification is the first agile analysis certification provided by the International Institute of BA (IIBA®), Canada (www.IIBA.org).

Following are some of the benefits of becoming an IIBA Certified Agile Analyst:

  •   Be recognized for your competency in the agile business analysis.
  •   BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals.
  •   Better job prospects.
  •   Better salary.


Target Audience for Certified Agile Analyst®


Certified Agile Analyst® examination targets the following audience:

Business analysts who are part of agile projects

BA Consultants


About IIBA AAC Certification

IIBA-AAC recognizes one’s ability to effectively execute analysis related work in an agile context. Earning this certification provides potential employers, a clearer indication of the competencies that one has developed. For additional information, watch IIBA’s Competency Model video.

Basic Knowledge Has a fundamental awareness of basic skills and knowledge involved in the analysis work.
Understands Recognizes the key elements of the work and why they are important. However, not expected to have the experience nor skill to execute.
Follow Rules Adheres to prescribed ways to complete the work but needs rules and guidelines to successfully execute.

This certification recognizes the competencies of BA professionals with 2 to 3 years’ experience executing analysis-related work in an agile context. Competencies expected and recognized through this specialization are aligned with Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide, version 2.

IIBA competency-based certification exams recognize one’s development of enhanced capabilities. The IIBA®-AAC exam is closely aligned to the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, version 2 and tests one’s ability to answer questions focused on real-world scenarios. The Agile Extension developed in collaboration with the Agile Alliance, describes good practices, techniques, guidelines, and other key information that drives better business outcomes and adds customer value when work is executed using various agile approaches.

Individuals that will do well on this exam are those that have developed the requisite competencies. A practice analysis study identifying the analysis work agile leaders expect one to perform in an agile context provides the foundation for the IIBA®-AAC. The following descriptions are organized by the 4 Exam Blueprint domains: Agile Mindset, Strategy Horizon, Initiative Horizon and Delivery Horizon.

Domain 1: An Agile Mindset

Agile Analysis Certification Study Guide Agile MindsetDeveloping one’s agile mindset is critical to one’s success when working in an agile context. Without this, the way one creates desired outcomes is much less effective and will not generate the results that are required. However, developing one’s agile mindset is not something one can expect to develop as a result of reading about it. One’s agile mindset is developed over time and through applying the agile principles of business analysis to the outcomes one produce, while leveraging the agile manifesto for this work.

Domain 2: Strategy Horizon

The following describes typical work performed by an agile practitioner at the Strategy Horizon with a foundational level of proficiency. Nevertheless, a comprehensive understanding of an agile mindset can be developed by reading the Agile Extension.

Domain 3: Initiative Horizon

The following describes typical work performed by an agile practitioner at the Initiative Horizon with a foundational level of proficiency 

Domain 4: Delivery Horizon

The following table describes typical work performed by an agile analyst at the Delivery Horizon with a foundational level of proficiency:

IIBA AAC Exam pattern

The IIBA®-AAC exam is weighted across four domains and consists of 85 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions to be completed within 2 hours:

  • Agile Mindset – 30%
  • Strategy Horizon – 10%
  • Initiative Horizon – 25%
  • Delivery Horizon – 35%

One should score 52 points in the test to successfully complete the test.