In today's business and project management environments, there are many opportunities for Business Analysts. These opportunities have a wide range of roles and levels of responsibilities within organizations requiring many years of business experience.

Business Analysts work closely with Project Managers and are an integral part of the project planning phase. They are responsible for overseeing projects throughout their lifecycle. They are continually referred to and consulted for quality management and project scope management.

Introduction

With over 1000 individuals in more than 30 countries achieving the CBAP® designation since the first exam held in November 2006, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions.

The Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

Having advanced level of knowledge and experience will give you a competitive edge in any of the following roles:

  • Business analysis
  • Systems analysis
  • Requirements analysis or management
  • Process improvement
  • Consulting
  • Course Objective

    The objective of this course is to prepare our students and graduates to become Certified Business Analysis Professionals. This course will help you:

    • Define the role of the business analyst throughout the phases of a project
    • Explain the range of tasks that a business analyst might perform
    • Explain how business process, workflow and modeling techniques, facilitate improved communications and stakeholder management
    • Effectively document a solution and scope of success
    • Structure a Business Requirements Document (BRD) - Solicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements
    • Develop a Work Plan - Requirements and Analysis
    • Gain knowledge and experience of the most relevant testing strategies and test plans based on BRD - Techniques for effective and efficient testings

    Modules

    • What is Business Analysis and Who is a Business Analyst?
    • Business Analysis Core Concept Model
    • Key Terms
    • Requirements Classification Scheme
    • Stakeholders
    • Requirements and Designs
    • Plan Business Analysis Approach
    • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
    • Plan Business Analysis Governance and Information Management
    • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements
    • Prepare for and Conduct Elicitation
    • Confirm Elicitation Results
    • Communicate Business Analysis Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Trace, Maintain and Prioritize Requirements
    • Assess Requirements Changes
    • Approve Requirements
    • Analyze Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Assess Risks
    • Define Change Strategy
    • Specify and Model Requirements
    • Verify Requirements
    • Validate Requirements
    • Define Requirements Architecture
    • Define Design Options
    • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
    • Measure Solution Performance
    • Analyze Performance Measures
    • Assess Solution and Enterprise Limitations
    • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value
    • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Behavioural Characteristics
    • Business Knowledge
    • Communication Skills
    • Interaction Skills
    • Tools and Technology
    • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
    • Backlog Management
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Benchmarking and Market Analysis
    • Brainstorming
    • Business Capability and Rules Analysis
    • Business Cases and Model Canvas
    • Collaborative Games and Concept Modelling
    • Data Dictionary, Flow Diagrams, Mining and Modelling
    • Decision Analysis and Modelling
    • Document and Financial Analysis, Estimation, Focus Groups
    • Functional Decomposition, Interface Analysis, Interviews, Item Tracking, KPIs
    • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis, Organizational and Process Modelling and Analysis
    • Prototyping, Risk Analysis and Management, Roles and Permissions Matrix
    • Root Cause Analysis, Survey or Questionnaire, SWOT Analysis, Use Cases and Scenarios, Vendor Assessment and Workshops
    • The Agile, Business Intelligence, IT, Business Architecture and Business Project Management Perspectives

    Details

    To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the 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 CBAP® recipient
    • Signed Code of Conduct

    Please review CBAP Handbook for complete information on application criteria, fees, and details on how to apply.

    If you don’t meet the requirements for the CBAP® certification, you may want to consider applying for the CCBA Certification.

    Upcoming Dates

    Start Date End Date Duration Days Campus
    Mar 4 Apr 1 5 days Sat Scarborough
    Mar 11 Apr 8 5 days Sat Mississauga
    March 13 Mar 17 5 days Mon - Fri Mississauga
    Apr 1 Apr 5 5 days Mon - Fri Scarborough
    May 13 Jun 10 5 days Sat Mississauga
    May 15 May 19 5 days Mon - Fri Scarborough
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