Certification of Competency in Business Analysis(CCBA)<br />Presented by:<br />Jason A. Oliver<br />
IIBA endorses the CCBA and CBAP as such: <br />CCBA: geared towards business analysis practitioners<br />CBAP: geared towards senior business analysts<br />A bit of history…<br />Approximately 4 years ago, the CBAP designation came into effect, which was modeled off of the PMP concept.<br />It became apparent since, that a more intermediate designation was needed for those in the profession. <br />Introduction to CCBA Designation<br />
Requirements to apply for CCBA<br />The key difference of the CCBA is that only 3750 hours (2.5 years) of experience in the past 7 years, will qualify to write the exam. <br />Breaking it down further:<br />Min. 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas, OR<br />Min. 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas<br />Prof Development: 21 hours in past 4 years<br />References: 2, from either a career manager, client, or CBAP recipient. <br />Signed Code of Conduct. <br />Once the application is accepted, you may write the CCBA exam within 1 year. <br />
Exam costs as follows: <br />$125 U.S. registration fee (+GST), non-refundable<br />$325 U.S. writing fee, once your application is approved. <br />Non-members: the $325 writing fee is $450.<br /> Cancellation fee is $50 U.S.<br />Fee Structure<br />
The testing still covers the same 6 KA’s as the CBAP exam. <br />The percentage distribution of questions by KA also remains the same, notably: <br />Planning & Monitoring, 20%<br />Requirements Analysis, 20%<br />So, you would still refer to the same content in the BABOK (v2) as you would for the CBAP. <br />Knowledge Area (KA) Coverage on Exam<br />
Same as the CBAP:<br />3.5 hours, or 210 minutes<br />150 multiple-choice questions, A-D, single answer<br />That makes an average of 1 minute, 24 seconds per question. <br />You are allowed to go back and forth between questions, but make sure you budget your time accordingly!<br />Exam Structure<br />
Q: Do I get a “break” on the CBAP exam if I pass the CCBA?<br />A: No, unfortunately. You must still go through the application process from A-Z, and pay the full fees. <br />Q: Are the questions on the CCBA easier than the CBAP?<br />A: Don’t know – but the testimonials in the year to come should reveal that! <br />Q: What study sources should I use? <br />A: At this juncture, it’s primarily the BABOK, since the certification is still in its infancy. However, you could try joining a study group or class. <br />Q: How long can I expect to wait to find out my exam application status once I submit it? <br />A: It takes approximately 1 month, give or take a week. <br />A few questions:<br />
The Exam uses psychometric testing, which means that a “dynamic bar” is raised for each time testing is administered. <br />IIBA does not release their formula. <br />In essence, the formula is designed to gradually make the exam more challenging, the more people take it.<br />This has the effect of making the certification more valuable. <br />Psychometric Testing<br />
Any questions? <br />And that wraps it up…<br />
Maximum values apply in any single category; 6 CDU categories in all to choose from
CDUs can be achieved in any combination of 2 or more categories</li></li></ul><li>Recertification Process<br /> <br /><ul><li>CBAP® receives email notification at least 90 days prior to anniversary date
Prior to certification expiry, CBAP® must: </li></ul>Complete recertification application form<br />Complete CDU Reporting Form <br />Sign Code of Ethics<br />Remit payment of recertification fee<br />
Recertification Notes<br />Consult CBAP® Recertification package for details (i.e. including Recertification Handbook)<br />Ability to transfer or carry-forward up to 20 CDUs, in excess of the 60-CDU minimum<br />Carry-forward CDUs must be earned in 3rd year of the current cycle being reported on<br />For auditing purposes, IIBA recommends keeping documentation for all claims, at least 18 months after the end of a 3-year cycle<br />
Question & Answer Period ...<br />Recertification Wrap-Up<br />
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