IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Certification Training

Course 3515

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 17.5 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

Attend this 3-day foundation IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Certification course & start your preparations for the IIBA ECBA, CCBA & CBAP exams with this interactive deep dive into the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v3 Guide. This course is part one of a customizable training program that prepares you for the certification of your choice. This BABOK certification training course is a comprehensive study of the knowledge areas, tasks, and techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3, and draws parallels to your own projects. Attend this course with its practice exam and get prepared to take the IIBA exam and achieve ECBA certification.

IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Certification Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Training Information

In this BABOK course, you will learn how to:

  • Navigate and absorb the BABOK® Guide
  • Apply BABOK® Guide best practices in the context of a project
  • Immerse yourself in the BABOK® Guide knowledge areas
  • Connect the dots between Business Analysis (BA) tasks and techniques

IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Certification Prerequisites

The IIBA® has set the following business analysis work experience criteria for applying to sit their Exams:

  • ECBA™: 0 years
  • CCBA®: 2-3 years
  • CBAP®: 5+ years

Two hours of reading per night will be assigned during class.

IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Certification Information

  • Attendees receive the BABOK® Guide version 3 and a set of study cards used with exercises in the course and later as a study tool.
  • Students receive access to an electronic question bank to continue studying for 90 days.
  • At the end of class, students have the opportunity to take a practice exam designed to match the question breakdown of the ECBA™.
  • 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 for the ECBA exam (course hours satisfy this requirement):

BABOK Certification Course Outline

Distinguishing between typical BA projects

  • Agile
  • Business intelligence
  • Information technology
  • Business architecture
  • Business process
  • Determining the role and focus of BA based on project type

Identifying underlying competencies

  • Recognizing behavioral and thinking paradigms
  • Highlighting communication and interaction skills

Describing key concepts

  • Establishing the vocabulary
  • BACCM
  • Stakeholders
  • Requirements
  • Designs

Researching the business organization in context to new change

  • Performing situational state analysis: current vs. future
  • Listing the business drivers and the problem/opportunity

Understanding analytical methodologies and approaches

  • Defining and analyzing potential adverse events
  • Carrying out an enterprise readiness assessment
  • SWOT
  • KPIs
  • Functional decomposition

Choosing a BA approach and establishing governance

  • Predictive vs. adaptive
  • Level of formality
  • Timing
  • Documenting and communicating requirements changes

Understanding the community of stakeholders

  • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
  • Communicating: details, frequency, modality
  • Personas
  • Rules analysis
  • Organizational modeling

Preparing and conducting elicitation sessions

  • Developing an elicitation activity plan
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Experiments

Capturing accurate and consistent information

  • Comparing elicitation results to sources
  • Ensuring a shared understanding of information
  • Brainstorming
  • Interviews
  • Stakeholder maps

Specifying and modeling requirements and designs

  • Creating matrices and diagrams
  • Collecting and representing attributes
  • Implementing appropriate levels of abstraction
  • Process modeling
  • Sequence diagrams
  • State modeling

Structuring and organizing requirements and designs

  • Illustrating flows of inputs, information, and outputs
  • Checking for correctness and completeness
  • Evaluating against solution scope
  • Verifying and validating specified and modeled requirements
  • Use cases
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Non-functional analysis

Defining types and deriving relationships

  • Finding relationships between requirements
  • Choosing prioritization criteria and requirements states

Approving requirements and designs

  • Managing conflicts and issues
  • Gaining consensus and communicating approval
  • Item tracking
  • Workshops
  • Acceptance and evaluation criteria

Determining if what was specified solves the business problem

  • Recording and applying solution performance measurements
  • Identifying and analyzing limitations in the solution and the enterprise

Recommending alternatives and actions to increase value

  • Listing and understanding external and internal factors
  • Considering solution replacement or retirement
  • Decision analysis
  • Organizational modeling
  • Risk analysis
  • Preparing to take a certification exam
  • Evaluating where you are
  • Considering Courses 3516 and 3517

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Exam preparation through fact-based questions and case-study questions.

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

IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) Comprehensive Study will give you 17 PDUs.

  1. Take Course 3515 and read the BABOK® Guide thoroughly.
  2. Take Course 3516 and study the practice questions.
  3. Take Course 3517 and study the practice questions.
  4. Sit the CBAP®exam.

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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