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  1. 1. <ul><li>Welcome to the IIBA Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>To connect either: </li></ul><ul><li>Use your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended (default), OR </li></ul><ul><li>Select Use Telephone after joining the Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Call the country number closest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the phone number plus the access code then hit pound key (#) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your audio pin, plus the pound key (that will be listed in the audio tool bar after you select the &quot;Use Telephone&quot; option). If you do not see the audio pin, hit the pound key (#) - you will still be able to listen to the webinar. </li></ul><ul><li>Australia: +61290370214 </li></ul><ul><li>Austria: +43720880313 </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium: +3228081214 </li></ul><ul><li>France: +33426460175 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany: 4989549986652 </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland: +35315262941 </li></ul><ul><li>Italy: +390289038656 </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands: +31708912549 </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand: +6499250408 </li></ul><ul><li>Spain: +34911875535 </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland: +41435005946 </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom: +442030514836 </li></ul><ul><li>United States: (702) 824-9512 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Access Code: 628-939-050 (then enter pound key) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio PIN: Shown after joining the Webinar </li></ul>
  2. 2. Our Sponsor – Bay3000 <ul><li>The IIBA ™ would like to thank Bay3000 for sponsoring this webinar </li></ul>Bay3000 is a leading Training firm specializing in Project Management, Business Analysis, Leadership, and Program Management. As EEP with the IIBA and an REP with the Project Management Institute, our programs are of the highest quality and adhere to industry best practices. Highlights of our current schedule are CBAP® Preparation, PMP® Preparation, PM Masters Certificate, and Microsoft Project® Bootcamp.
  3. 3. Understanding the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP ® ) Designation Michael Gladstone, CBAP IIBA Vice President, Certification
  4. 4. International Institute of Business Analysis Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners IIBA TM is an international not-for-profit professional association for business analysis professionals. Vision The world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals Mission
  5. 5. IIBA™ Goals <ul><li>Create and develop awareness and recognition of the value and contribution of the role of the Business Analysis Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Define and maintain the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® (BABOK ® ) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly recognize qualified practitioners through an internationally acknowledged certification program </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  6. 6. The Business Analysis Professional <ul><li>A business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>The business analyst understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  7. 7. The Need for the CBAP ® designation <ul><li>No internationally-recognized certification for Business Analysis Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Education Provider “certificates” are not the same </li></ul><ul><li>GAP: Business Analysis Professionals needed a professional certification program to ensure their skills would be recognized, valued, and understood </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  8. 8. The CBAP ® Certification <ul><li>Qualified practitioners will receive the professional designation Certified Business Analysis Professional ™ (CBAP ® ) </li></ul><ul><li>This certification is designed for individuals with an advanced level of knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>IIBA TM will consider offering additional certification programs in the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For business analysts with less experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For students with education but limited professional experience </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  9. 9. CBAP ® History <ul><li>Early 2006: Creation of CBAP ® Application requirements and process </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2006: Launch of the CBAP ® Program with the first CBAP ® Exam </li></ul><ul><li>December, 2006: First 15 CBAP ® recipients designated </li></ul><ul><li>Year-end 2007: 230 CBAP ® recipients </li></ul><ul><li>August, 2008: 432 CBAP ® recipients from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia, Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States </li></ul></ul><ul><li>September 1, 2008: Launch of Computer-Based Testing worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Late 2008: Launch of On-Line CBAP ® Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Future: ISO 17024 certification </li></ul>
  10. 10. Benefits to the Individual of Certification <ul><li>Demonstrated knowledge of the skills </li></ul><ul><li>A proven level of competence </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in a recognized professional group </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of professional competence </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced career potential </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  11. 11. Benefits to the Organization of Certification <ul><li>Establishment and implementation of Business Analysis generally accepted practices </li></ul><ul><li>More reliable, higher quality results </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of professional Business Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development and recognition for Bas </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated commitment to the field of Business Analysis </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  12. 12. Who is Endorsing the CBAP ® Designation? <ul><li>EDS </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Bank of Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Software Systems, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas County Government’s IT Department </li></ul><ul><li>The Chubb Group of Companies </li></ul><ul><li>The Hartford Financial Service Group </li></ul><ul><li>SunTrust Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Insurity, a ChoicePoint Company </li></ul><ul><li>Workopolis </li></ul>
  13. 13. CBAP ® Certification Requirements <ul><li>Application Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Five years (7,500 hours) of business analysis work in the last 10 years experience </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated experience and knowledge in 4 out of 6 BABOK ® Knowledge Areas </li></ul><ul><li>21 hours of BA professional development in the last 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum high school diploma or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Two professional references </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Code of Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Upon approval, the candidate must pass the CBAP ® Exam </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  14. 14. Work Experience <ul><li>Acceptable activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on business analysis activities (as per BABOK ® ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching or mentoring of business analysts with respect to business analysis activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of business analysis methodology and/or best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of business analysis training </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  15. 15. Work Experience <ul><li>Activities that will not apply include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory management of business analysis activities (e.g. resource management, status reporting, performance management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching business analysis training courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling requirements tools/software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  16. 16. Experience and Knowledge of the BABOK ® Knowledge Areas Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ The set of tasks, knowledge and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change. BABOK ® version 2.0 Knowledge Areas Enterprise Analysis Requirements Planning & Management Requirements Elicitation Requirements Analysis Requirements Communication Solution Assessment & Validation Fundamentals (e.g. Communications, Leadership, Problem Solving, Business Knowledge, IT Knowledge)
  17. 17. Professional Development <ul><li>Must be personal professional development, not time developing others (e.g., taking a course qualifies, teaching a course does not) </li></ul><ul><li>For initial CBAP ® certification, Professional Development must be a course or seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Course content must be based on the BABOK ® Knowledge Areas or Underlying Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing courses, project management courses or programming courses will not qualify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership, communication do qualify </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  18. 18. References <ul><li>Must be provided by a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal or external Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP ® ) </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  19. 19. The Certification Process <ul><li>Candidate submits an application for certification. The application must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application form and application fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code of Conduct form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examination fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IIBA TM Certification Body reviews these materials to determine if the candidate meets all CBAP ® requirements </li></ul><ul><li>If approved, the candidate registers to take the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate takes the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate is notified of the result </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  20. 20. Exam details <ul><li>Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Each multiple choice question has 4 possible answers </li></ul><ul><li>Exam duration is 3.5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Paper exams or computer-based testing in designated exam centres </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring is immediate for CBT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May take 30 days for paper-based exams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notifications will include information on performance by Knowledge Area for any unsuccessful candidates </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  21. 21. Current CBAP ® Exam Blueprint Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Knowledge Area Percent of Questions Enterprise Analysis 22.0% Requirements Planning and Management 22.7% Requirement Elicitation 18.7% Requirements Analysis and Documentation 20.7% Requirements Communication 10.7% Solution Assessment and Validation 5.2%
  22. 22. Preparing for the exam <ul><li>Review the content of the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® version 1.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your gaps in knowledge or areas of weakness and then reference publications listed in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® version 1.6 for those areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Join a CBAP ® study group or enroll in a CBAP ® Prep Course </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  23. 23. Certification Fees <ul><li>Initial fees </li></ul><ul><li>$125 USD application fee that is non-refundable </li></ul><ul><li>$325 USD exam fee for IIBA members </li></ul><ul><li>$450 USD exam fee for non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite fees </li></ul><ul><li>$250 USD for IIBA members </li></ul><ul><li>$375 USD for non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate must wait 3 months before rewriting the exam </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  24. 24. Re-certification <ul><li>Re-certification will be required every 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>CBAP ® recipients will require Continuing Development Units (CDUs) to re-certify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Academic Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Directed Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  25. 25. Where to find more information <ul><li>Available on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP ® Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP ® FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP ® Application process and forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  26. 26. <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
  27. 27. Next Webinar: October 21, 2008 <ul><li>An Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge TM </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. E.D.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by Kevin Brennan CBAP ® , IIBA Vice President, Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion points : </li></ul><ul><li>What is business analysis and what do business analysts do?  </li></ul><ul><li>How does the BABOK® fit together and how does it apply to reality?  </li></ul><ul><li>What changes are coming in version 2 of the BABOK®? </li></ul><ul><li>To register, go to the IIBA ™ Website at </li></ul>