Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Ccba presentation j oliver jan 2011 v4

2,133 views

Published on

IIBA Certification CCBA

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Ccba presentation j oliver jan 2011 v4

  1. 1. Certification of Competency in Business Analysis(CCBA)<br />Presented by:<br />Jason A. Oliver<br />
  2. 2. 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 />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. 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 />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. 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 />
  9. 9. Any questions? <br />And that wraps it up…<br />
  10. 10. Part II <br />CBAP Recertification<br />
  11. 11. Recertification Requirements<br /><ul><li>Mandatory every 3 years
  12. 12. Maintain “Active” status <=> 60 CDUs/cycle
  13. 13. Download reporting form & track CDUs
  14. 14. Maximum values apply in any single category; 6 CDU categories in all to choose from
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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 />
  17. 17. 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 />
  18. 18. Question & Answer Period ...<br />Recertification Wrap-Up<br />

×