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CCBA® and CBAP® Certifications Study Guide

Expert tips and practices in business analysis to pass the certification exams on the first attempt

Author: Esta Lessing, Published on 22-May-2020, Language: English


A handy, on-the-job reference filled with real-life scenarios to help you achieve the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications

Key Features

  • Gain expert guidance from Esta Lessing, a CBAP® trainer with over 18 years of business analysis experience
  • Understand BABOK® knowledge areas and tasks through examples and real-world scenarios
  • Learn business analyst skills such as stakeholder engagement, strategy analysis, and requirement elicitation

Book Description

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) is a certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) for professionals with extensive experience in business analysis. The CCBA® and CBAP® validates your proficiency in various aspects of business analysis and your ability to tackle challenging projects, work effectively with stakeholders, and identify and deliver business value.

You’ll start by learning about the benefits of CCBA® and CBAP® certifications for your career progression before focussing on the six core knowledge areas explained thoroughly in each chapter. These include topics such as business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements life cycle management, strategy analysis, requirements analysis, and design definition as well as solution evaluation. The book includes the essential underlying competencies and techniques to ensure a complete understanding of the BABOK® v3 guide content. Each chapter delves into the essential concepts and business analysis task considerations utilizing practical examples. Finally, you’ll assess your knowledge through mock exam questions based on real-world case studies.

By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the business analysis skills needed to prepare for the certification exams and to advance in your career.

What you will learn

  • Assess the IIBA® requirements for applying for the CCBA® and CBAP® exams
  • Navigate through the sections of the BABOK® v3 Guide
  • Understand business analysis concepts, practices and analysis techniques
  • Be able to relate concepts, tasks, and techniques to real-world practical situations
  • Understand the application of 50 practical techniques concerning the BABOK® v3 Guide knowledge area tasks
  • Identify the challenges that could hinder a business analyst from delivering value and effective business solutions

Who this book is for

This book is for business analysts, business consultants, trainers, project managers, and business professionals who are interested in preparing for the IIBA CBAP or CCBA exams. The book assumes business analysis experience.

Esta Lessing

Esta Lessing is a passionate educator and facilitator, helping business analysts meet the increasing demand for up to date skills and capability. She founded her company, Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd in 2013 and focusses on providing BA education. Esta was one of the first to achieve her CBAP designation in Australia and New Zealand and served as a Certification Role Delineation Committee member for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). She has a B. Com (Hons) Informatics degree at the University of Pretoria and the London School of Economics and has multiple British Computer Society (BCS) certifications to her name. She has worked as a Business Analyst in South Africa, UK and is currently based in Australia. Esta’s most recent achievement is developing an innovative strategic planning and analysis methodology that engages team creativity and deliver strategic roadmaps for achieving a team’s future vision.