IIBA certification is not required.
Nope, you don’t HAVE TO do it.
So what’s the point?
When you become IIBA-certified, you prove to the top-level execs that you have the most high-quality Business Analyst expertise. No, you won’t get thrown in business analysis jail by not wearing the IIBA certification on your lapel…
But it certainly makes your working life a whole lot easier. I’ve got 5 reasons why IIBA certification is paramount to your success as a business analyst.
IIBA Certification Leads to Your Choice in Assignments.
We’ve all heard the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.” And, especially in the beginning stages of your BA career, you’ll feel a lot like a beggar. With IIBA certification, you get to be more particular with the assignments you’re given.
Imagine if you could pick and choose your projects…
With IIBA Certification, you can do that.
Because you had the gumption to get yourself credentialed, it proves that you can create comprehensive solutions. With that in mind, you’ll be able to get selective with the kind of client you work with.
IIBA Certification Leads to a Senior Position and a Higher Salary.
20 years ago, I craved that senior BA position…and now I have it. (And that comes with quite a nice pay bump as well.)
The truth is, without IIBA certification, I’d still be clawing my way to the top, but with that gold star on my resume, I’m in a much stronger position. In doing something that you don’t have to do, it proves your commitment to professional improvement.
Your employer will look at that favorably, as will your stakeholders. When you receive positive feedback from the clients you’ve helped, it will take your career much further, much faster.
IIBA Certification Leads to Job Security.
Job security is something that’s scarce these days. As a BA, you’re tasked with creating completely transformational solutions on each project. That’s a lot to handle.
With IIBA certification, you’ll be seen as an expert in your industry—and that goes for people back at the office and your clients. This is how you establish job security for the long haul.
IIBA Certification Leads to Better Requirements Elicitation.
People listen to you when you have the credentials to back up your expertise. Think of it this way: a police officer’s badge commands authority. IIBA certification works the same way.
When people see your expertise, it becomes much easier to access the right requirements that constitute a successful project.
IIBA Certification Leads to More Respect.
Plain and simple.
With IIBA certification, you have more authority. And more respect, which sometimes is seriously lacking.
Ready to get certified?