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Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)

CBAP® is the business analysis certification provided by IIBA. A CBAP® recipient is an elite member of the business analysis community, and a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions. CBAP® certification is targeted to senior business analysts only. CBAP® recipients are senior BAs who have the skill and expertise to perform business analysis work on projects of various sizes and complexities. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.

Course Type
Course Price


£ 479


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Target Audience

  • Business Analysts
  • Software Analysts
  • Functional Analysts
  • Market Analyst
  • Project Managers
  • Software Architects
  • Senior Programmers
  • Transition Analysts
  • Transition Managers
  • Transition Leads

Course Information

CBAP® is ideal for classroom, virtual and online self - paced learning.


  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in 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 Certified Business Analysis Professional-CBAP® recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Visit IIBA for more details.

Exam Format

  • 150 multiple choice questions
  • 3 hrs 30 minutes exam duration
  • All the questions are multiple choice with four possible answers from which to select. 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.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • The What and Why of CBAP
  • What is IIBA?
  • What is BABOK?
  • Eligibility for CBAP
  • Certification Process
  • Preparing the Application
  • While Answering the Questions
  • Most Likely Activity Flow for Business Analysis
  • Tools to Activity Matrix
  • Useful Notes
  • Requirements States
  • Similar Concepts
  • Underlying Competencies
  • Other Sources of Business Analysis Information
  • Key Concepts
  • Requirements classification scheme
  • Knowledge areas
  • Structure of tasks

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
  • Plan Business Analysis Activities
  • Plan business analysis communication
  • Plan Requirements Management Process
  • Manage Business Analysis Performance


  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation Activity
  • Document Elicitation Result
  • Confirm Elicitation Results

Requirements Management and Communication

  • Manage Solution Scope and Requirements
  • Manage Requirements Traceability
  • Maintain Requirements for Reuse
  • Prepare Requirements Package
  • Communicate Requirements

Enterprise Analysis

  • Define Business Needs
  • Assess Capability Gaps
  • Determine Solution Approach
  • Define Solution Scope
  • Define Business Case

Requirements Analysis

  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Organize Requirements
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Define Assumptions and Constraints
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements

Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Assess Proposed Solution
  • Allocate Requirements
  • Assess Organizational Readiness
  • Define Transition Requirements
  • Validate Solution
  • Evaluate Solution Performance