Understanding The CBAP® Designation - Panel Discussion

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Understanding the CBAP® Designation
Presented by Michael Gladstone, CBAP, VP Certification,
Kevin Brennan, CBAP, VP Professional Development and
Suzanne Bertschi, Product Manager, Certification

This one hour panel discussion will cover the value and
benefits of the CBAP® designation, as well as changes to
the program and exam due to the release of the Business
Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Version 2.0.
Ask questions and hear perspectives on:
• The CBAP® Program
• The Online CBAP® Application
• The CBAP® designation and the release of BABOK® Guide
Version 2.0

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  • Understanding The CBAP® Designation - Panel Discussion

    1. 1. Understanding the CBAP ® Designation A Panel Discussion
    2. 2. Panel Introduction <ul><li>Suzanne Bertschi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suzanne has a BComm degree from Carleton University. </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    3. 3. Panel Introduction <ul><li>Kevin Brennan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    4. 4. Panel Introduction <ul><li>Michael Gladstone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael is Senior Manager, Business Analysis & Quality Assurance at Meridian Credit Union, responsible for developing the BA 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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael is a graduate of York University with a BSc. in Computer Science and the Schulich School of Business with an MBA. </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    5. 5. Understanding the CBAP ® Designation A Panel Discussion
    6. 6. CBAP ® Exam and Designation <ul><li>Exam migrates to 2.0 August 1, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Item writing team currently developing 2.0 exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam blueprint will be published later this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are certified under 1.6, it remains valid </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    7. 7. CBAP ® Certification Requirements <ul><ul><li>Application Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five years (7,500 hours) of business analysis work in the last 10 years experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrated experience and knowledge (i.e. minimum 900 hours) in 4 out of 6 BABOK ® Knowledge Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 hours of BA professional development in the last 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum high school diploma or equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two professional references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed Code of Conduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upon approval, the candidate must pass the CBAP ® Exam </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    8. 8. The Certification Process <ul><ul><li>Candidate submits an application for certification. The application must include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application form and application fee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examination fee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Code of Conduct form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IIBA ® Certification Body reviews these materials to determine if the candidate meets all CBAP ® requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If approved, the candidate registers to take the exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidate takes the exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidate is notified of the result </li></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    9. 9. Re-certification <ul><ul><li>Re-certification will be required every 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP ® recipients will require Continuing Development Units (CDUs) to re-certify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Academic Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self Directed Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul></ul></ul>© International Institute of Business Analysis
    10. 10. Now Available! BABOK ® Guide v2.0 <ul><li>All content has been reviewed and validated by practitioners and experts </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks have been condensed from 76 down to 32 </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible task structure allows the BABOK ® Guide to be mapped to a wide range of methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>New Release! </li></ul><ul><li>BABOK ® Guide v2.0 Print Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Volume discounts available </li></ul>
    11. 11. Next Webinar <ul><li>Structuring IIBA ® for 2010 and Beyond </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who: Kathleen Barret, President, Indy Mitra, Secretary and Head of Operational Compliance, and Alain Arseneault, VP Marketing and Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion points : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the reasons the Board has recommended changes to the IIBA ® bylaws </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Successes and challenges in governing an international, professional association </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rights, responsibilities and benefits of IIBA ® Membership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Register now at www.theiiba.org </li></ul>

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