Posted by tac_admin, March 25, 2015

IIBA Certification: Why It’s a No-Brainer

trophiesIIBA certification is the queen mother of trophies that any business analyst needs to add to his or her mantle of achievements. When you become a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), you show all your future clients that you know how to navigate the tumultuous roads of business analysis.

What does it mean to be a CBAP in concrete terms?

It means you have 7500 hours of hands-on experience, and that you’re a senior-level business analyst with an ongoing drive and track record of accomplishments in your field.

I’d be thrilled to talk with you about how to become a CBAP, but since you’re reading this blog right now, I’m guessing you want the details.

According to the IIBA, certification means that you have vast knowledge in the following business analysis disciplines:

  • Business analysis: sounds like a no-brainer, because it is. Know the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of being in one of the toughest fields in existence. As you know, I’m here to help.
  • Systems analysis: This day and age, technology is a cornerstone in our lives—in both our personal world and our working engagements. And it’s up to you to analyze technology’s overall effectiveness in a company’s success. 
  • Requirements analysis or management: Eliciting requirements means asking the right questions and formulating the most transformational solutions based on relevant information. Have you mastered this skill? 
  • Process improvement: Problem solving means the eradication of processes that don’t function for greater stakeholder success. Figure out how to spot and remove these little devils, and you’ll be on your way to IIBA certification.
  • Consulting: Communication is paramount, as is guidance and facilitation. When you have these important (and hard to learn) skills, that’s when you have the power to navigate obstacles and provide greater services. 

Ready to Talk IIBA Certification?

I’ll Tell You How to Become a CBAP.


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