CBAP© : Certified Business Analysis Professional

Certified Business Analysis Professional
ISBN : 978-1-61691-270-3
Gain hands-on expertise in IIBA CBAP certification exam by Certified Business Analyst Professional course. The course covers all the objectives of IIBA CBAP exam which include providing knowledge to business analysis practitioners to analyze, validate, elicit, and document business, organizational and/or operational requirements.


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Exam Information

The CBAP exam is a standalone certification from IIBA with the exam code CBAP. CBAP is a designation awarded to business analyst practitioners. These practitioners want to be recognized for their expertise and skills by earning formal recognition.

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Career Prospects

A CBAP Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Consultant
  • System Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Process Manager
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
  • For members USD 325
  • For non-members USD 450

The application fee of USD 125 (plus GST/HST for Canadian residents) for all applicants (IIBA member and non-member) payable online by credit card with the online application, or by cheque or international money order to IIBA. This fee is not refundable regardless of whether an application is approved or declined.

Where do I take the exam?
The CBAP is administered by Computer Based Testing at testing centers worldwide. Click here to register for the exam.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice with four possible answers Some questions are based on "comprehension" (e.g., definition, recall, etc.) and others are based on "situational analysis" (e.g. given a scenario, which is the best course of action) where the applicant must perform analysis to arrive at the answer. It is neither all of one type or the other but covers a range of Blooms taxonomy.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

IIBA has the following pre-requisites for CBAP:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOKGuide in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAPrecipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 150 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
210 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CBAP exam, IIBA's retake Policy is:

  • If the applicant does not pass the CBAP exam, he or she is allowed to retake the exam once within the one year period from the date of their application approval and exam eligibility email. However, they must wait three months from the date of their last exam before retaking the exam.
  • The fee to retake the exam is $250 USD (for IIBA members) or $375 (for non-members) (plus GST/HST for Canadian residents). Exam registration is not done until IIBA receives the exam fee.
  • If the applicant does not write and pass the exam within the one-year period, they must reapply (and pay full application and exam fees).
What is the validity of the certification?
CBAP certification expires after three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here to get more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CBAP, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Foundation Concepts

  • What Is Business Analysis?
  • Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
  • Exploring Requirements
  • Understanding How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 2: Controlled Start: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 3: Controlled Start: Enterprise Analysis

  • Enterprise Analysis
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 4: Overarching Tasks: Requirements Management and Communication

  • Requirements Management and Communication
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 5: Controlled Middle: Elicitation

  • Requirements Elicitation
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 6: Controlled Middle: Requirements Analysis

  • Requirements Analysis
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 7: Controlled End: Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Solution Assessment and Validation
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Lesson 8: Underlying Competencies

  • Essential Skills of Effective Business Analysts
  • How This Applies to Your Projects
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Key Terms
  • Review Questions

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