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    • Welcome to the IIBA® Webinar
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    • Understanding the CBAP® Designation
      A Panel Discussion
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      Panel Introduction
      Suzanne Bertschi
      Suzanne is the Product Manager of Certification for IIBA®. In this role, Suzanne is accountable for the operational manage-ment of the certification and re-certification programs. Previously, Suzanne was a Sr. Business Systems Consultant at Sun Life Financial, responsible for business analysis and, for business analysis process improvement, training and coaching. Suzanne has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and in IT.
      Suzanne has a BComm degree from Carleton University.
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    • Panel Introduction
      Kevin Brennan
      Kevin Brennan, CBAP, PMP, serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice-President, Body of Knowledge, as well as acting as the IIBA’s Manager of Information Technology. He is responsible for the development of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) and was also one of the authors of the CBAP® exam. He is a frequent speaker on business analysis, project management, and software quality assurance topics at conferences.
      Kevin has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
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      Panel Introduction
      Michael Gladstone
      Michael is Senior Manager, Business Analysis & Quality Assurance at Meridian Credit Union, responsible for developing theBA and QA practices, and overseeing the BA and QA activities across the organization.  As IIBA® VP Certification, Michael oversees the operations of the Certification programs and development and management of the organization’s professional designations. As CIO, Michael's responsibilities include IT Operations and Solutions Development.
      Michael is a graduate of York University with a BSc. in Computer Science and the Schulich School of Business with an MBA.
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      Vision and Mission
      Vision
      The world's leading association for
      Business Analysis professionals
      Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners
      Mission
      IIBA® is an international not-for-profit professional association for business analysis professionals.
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      IIBA® Goals
      Strategic Goals
      Create and develop awareness and recognition of the value and contribution of the role of the Business Analysis Professional
      Define the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®)
      Publicly recognize qualified practitioners through an internationally acknowledged certification program
      Provide a forum for knowledge sharing
      Operational Goals
      Ensure the long term viability of the organization
      Enable sustainable growth to support the establishment of IIBA® as a worldwide organization
      Ensure financial viability to support the implementation and sustainment of IIBA® operational and strategic priorities
      Consistently demonstrate value of the organization to IIBA® constituents
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    • CBAP® Exam and Designation
      Exam migrates to 2.0 August 1, 2009
      Item writing team currently developing 2.0 exam
      Exam blueprint will be published later this year
      If you are certified under 1.6, it remains valid
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    • CBAP® Certification Requirements
      Application Requirements
      Five years (7,500 hours) of business analysis work in the last 10 years experience
      Demonstrated experience and knowledge (i.e. minimum 900 hours) in 4 out of 6 BABOK® Knowledge Areas
      21 hours of BA professional development in the last 4 years
      Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
      Two professional references
      Signed Code of Conduct
      Upon approval, the candidate must pass the CBAP® Exam
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    • The Certification Process
      Candidate submits an application for certification. The application must include:
      Application form and application fee
      Examination fee
      References
      Code of Conduct form
      IIBA® Certification Body reviews these materials to determine if the candidate meets all CBAP® requirements
      If approved, the candidate registers to take the exam
      Candidate takes the exam
      Candidate is notified of the result
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    • Work Experience
      Acceptable activities include:
      Hands-on business analysis activities (as per BABOK®)
      Coaching or mentoring of business analysts with respect to business analysis activities
      Development of business analysis methodology and/or best practices
      Development of business analysis training
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    • Work Experience
      Activities that will not apply include:
      Supervisory management of business analysis activities (e.g. resource management, status reporting, performance management)
      Teaching business analysis training courses
      Selling requirements tools/software
      Project management
      Testing
      Programming
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    • Professional Development
      Must be personal professional development, not time developing others (e.g., taking a course qualifies, teaching a course does not)
      For initial CBAP® certification, Professional Development must be a course or seminar
      Course content must be based on the BABOK® Knowledge Areas or Underlying Fundamentals
      Testing courses, project management courses or programming courses will not qualify
      Leadership, communication do qualify
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    • References
      Must be provided by a:
      Career Manager
      Internal or external Client
      Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)
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    • Exam details
      Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions
      Each multiple choice question has 4 possible answers
      Exam duration is 3.5 hours
      Paper exams or computer-based testing in designated exam centres
      Scoring is immediate for CBT
      May take 30 days for paper-based exams
      Notifications will include information on performance by Knowledge Area for any unsuccessful candidates
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    • Preparing for the exam
      Review the content of the IIBA®Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® version 1.6
      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.
      Join a CBAP® study group or enroll in a CBAP® Prep Course
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    • Certification Fees
      Initial fees
      $125 USD application fee that is non-refundable
      $325 USD exam fee for IIBA® members
      $450 USD exam fee for non-members
      Rewrite fees
      $250 USD for IIBA® members
      $375 USD for non-members
      Candidate must wait 3 months before rewriting the exam
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    • Re-certification
      Re-certification will be required every 3 years
      CBAP® recipients will require Continuing Development Units (CDUs) to re-certify
      Formal Academic Education
      Professional Development
      Professional Activities
      Self Directed Learning
      Volunteer Service
      Professional Experience
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    • Where to find more information
      Available on www.theiiba.org
      CBAP® Handbook
      CBAP® FAQs
      CBAP® Application and Exam processes and forms
      Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®
      Email: certification@theiiba.org
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    • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®
      • Version 2
      • Identifies currently accepted practices
      • Recognizes business analysis is not synonymous with software requirements
      • Defined & enhanced by the professionals who apply it
      • Captures the sum of the knowledge required for the practice of business analysis as a profession
      The set of tasks, knowledge, & techniques required to identify business needs & determine solutions to business problems.
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    • What are the major changes?
      All content is complete
      77 tasks consolidated into 32
      Applies to a wider range of methods including Agile, BPM
      Validated by practitioners and experts
      Surveys of BA community show that content is “generally accepted”
      All tasks performed by most BAs
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    • Techniques
      Techniques consolidated in their own chapter
      34 techniques described in 2.0
      All techniques listed are performed by a majority of BAs today
      Includes all commonly used elicitation and analysis techniques
      Cover most situations a BA is likely to encounter
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    • CBAP® Exam and Designation
      Exam migrates to 2.0 August 1, 2009
      Item writing team currently developing 2.0 exam
      Exam blueprint will be published later this year
      If you are certified under 1.6, it remains valid
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    • Questions?
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    • Now Available! BABOK® Guide v2.0
      All content has been reviewed and validated by practitioners and experts
      Tasks have been condensed from 76 down to 32
      More flexible task structure allows the BABOK® Guide to be mapped to a wide range of methodologies
      New Release!
      BABOK® Guide v2.0Print Publication
      Volume discounts available
    • Next Webinar
      Structuring IIBA® for 2010 and Beyond
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      Who: Kathleen Barret, President, Indy Mitra, Secretary and Head of Operational Compliance, and Alain Arseneault, VP Marketing and Communications
      Discussion points:
      Understanding the reasons the Board has recommended changes to the IIBA® bylaws
      Successes and challenges in governing an international, professional association
      Rights, responsibilities and benefits of IIBA® Membership
      Register now at www.theiiba.org