IIBA® CCBA® Exam Prep and Certification Training — Essential Knowledge

Level: Foundation
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This Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) certification and exam prep training course is the follow on course to our 3-day IIBA BABOK Certification course and is a 1-day exam preparation study of fact-based questions. Practice taking CCBA multiple-choice styled questions and review test-taking tips with the guidance of a subject matter expert and get fully prepared for the IIBA exam and achieve CCBA certification.

- Attend the follow-on 1-day CBAP Exam Preparation course and get prepared to take the IIBA exam and achieve CBAP certification.

Key Features of this CCBA Certification & Exam Prep Training:

  • Attend online or bring this course to your facility
  • After-course instructor coaching

You Will Learn How To:

  • Confidently prepare to pass the ECBA™, CCBA®, and CBAP® certification exams
  • Describe the knowledge areas and tasks outlined in the IIBA® A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)
  • Apply facts and understanding to questions and business analyst situations
  • Answer and review targeted knowledge-area questions with a Subject Matter Expert (SME)



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Important CCBA Certification Course Information

  • Requirements

    • You should already have studied the BABOK® Guide version 3 and be able to:
      • Name the purpose of every knowledge area and task
      • Explain how the knowledge areas interact with one another
      • Identify the output created by each knowledge area and task
      • Demonstrate how the elements within a task contribute to accomplishing that task
      • Explain each technique
    • If you have doubt about your knowledge, take Course 3515 to satisfy the above requirement.
  • Course Materials

    • If you are not attending Course 3515, you are expected to already have your own copy of the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) 3rd Edition. The book is free to IIBA members, and available for purchase from Amazon.
    • For continued practice, attendees are given access to an exam prep tool for 90 days.
  • Course Preparation

    • Whether you intend to apply for the ECBATM, CCBA®, or CBAP®, taking all three portions of training is vital to your success. In Course 3516 attendees review test-taking tips with the guidance of a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and learn why an answer is correct or incorrect. In Course 3517 attendees review real BA case studies and answer 20 questions about each, offering an opportunity to analyze, with a SME, the steps to success in various BA job situations.
  • Exam Information

    • Attendees practice taking ECBATM and CCBA® multiple-choice styled questions and then review test-taking tips with the guidance of a SME.
    • The IIBA® Exam is not offered with this course, as attendees need to complete an application process to qualify with IIBA® to sit the exam.
    • The IIBA® requires some professional development training before sitting the exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):
      • Level 1 (ECBATM) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21 hour requirement)
      • Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (Courses 3515, 3516, and 3517, together, meet the 35 hour requirement)
  • Recommended CBAP Path

    • Take Course 3515 and read the BABOK® Guide thoroughly.
    • Take Course 3516 and study the practice questions.
    • Take Course 3517 and study the practice questions.
    • Sit the CBAP exam.

CCBA Certification Course Outline

  • Preparing for a Fact-Based Knowledge Exam

    • Identifying the goal of the exam and what will be tested
    • Demonstrating command of core Business Analysis (BA) facts and the BA process
    • Recalling technical content and best practice techniques
  • The BA Professional and Key Concepts

    Positioning business analysis and BABOK®v3 knowledge areas

    • Describing the role of the Business Analyst
    • Identifying underlying competencies and knowledge areas

    Describing the core concepts

    • Recognizing a conceptual framework for BA work
    • Defining a BA vocabulary of key terms
    • Comparing the variety of stakeholders and requirements
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    Summarizing the focus of BAPM tasks

    • Planning Business Analysis Approach
    • Planning Stakeholder Engagement
    • Planning Business Analysis Governance
    • Identifying BA Performance Improvements

    Constructing a plan for product specification

    • Choosing a methodology to guide the work
    • Managing the 3Rs
  • Elicitation and Collaboration

    Summarizing the focus of EC tasks

    • Preparing for elicitation
    • Conducting elicitation
    • Confirming results
    • Communicating information
    • Managing collaboration

    Describing elicitation tasks

    • Developing an activity plan
    • Acquiring and confirming stakeholder knowledge
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management

    Summarizing the focus of RLCM tasks

    • Tracing requirements by applying criteria
    • Maintaining requirements for reuse
    • Prioritizing within a project
    • Assessing changes to requirements
    • Approving a set of requirements

    Explaining requirements states

    • Recognizing life cycle attributes
    • Gaining approvals for work completed
  • Strategy Analysis

    Summarizing the focus of SA tasks

    • Analyzing current state
    • Defining future state
    • Assessing risks
    • Defining change strategy

    Identifying the business need

    • Listing the business requirements
    • Defining the solution scope
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

    Summarizing the focus of RADD tasks

    • Specifying and modeling requirements
    • Verifying requirements
    • Validating requirements
    • Defining a requirements architecture
    • Defining design options
    • Analyzing potential value

    Choosing techniques based on the task

    • Describing the modeling and analysis required
    • Identifying a checklist for validating and verifying
  • Solution Evaluation

    Summarizing the focus of SE tasks

    • Measuring solution performance
    • Analyzing performance measures
    • Assessing solution limitations
    • Assessing enterprise limitations
    • Recommending actions to increase value

    Interpreting the implemented value

    • Newly implemented or legacy existing
    • Illustrating the business value

CCBA Certification Training FAQs

  • What study aids do I receive from this CCBA Certification course?

    Exam preparation through fact-based questions and case-study questions along with test-taking tips.

  • What are the requirements to take the CCBA exam? 

    The IIBA® requires some professional development training before sitting the exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):

    • Level 1 (ECBATM) and Level 2 (CCBA®) require 21 hours (this course meets the 21-hour requirement)

    • Level 3 (CBAP®) requires 35 hours (Courses 3515, 3516, and 3517, together, meet the 35-hour requirement)

  • Why are these IIBA certification courses divided into 3 separate sessions?

    3 separate sessions give you the best opportunity to comprehend, analyze and apply the information throughout the course to prepare you for the exam.

  • How many CDUs/PDUs does this CCBA certification course provide?

    IIBA® CCBA® Exam Preparation — Essential Knowledge will give you 6 PDUs.

  • Can I take this CCBA certification course online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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