Certified Business Analysis Professional - IIBA® CBAP® Certification Training Course

Looking to take your business analysis skills to the next level? Look no further than the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification, offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). With this advanced certification, you can showcase your extensive experience and expertise in the field of business analysis, and take your career to new heights.

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Course Essentials

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification, offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), is the perfect way to showcase your expertise and take your career to new heights. With extensive experience and advanced skills, you’ll be a top candidate for the best business analysis jobs out there.

This CBAP® course aims to equip participants with the essential skills required to critically analyze the practices, tools, and techniques necessary for empowered Business Analysts in the global marketplace.

Upon completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Review and discuss practical business analysis tasks.
  • Understand the relationships between business analysis processes and disciplines.
  • Review key terms, business analysis techniques, and competencies.
  • Discuss the 5-Business Analysis perspective presented in the BABOK® Guide.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the principles and activities described in the six knowledge areas of the BABOK® Guide.
  • Be eligible to take the CBAP® examination, provided the eligibility criteria are fulfilled.

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) course is intended for:

  • Individuals who possess substantial experience in business analysis.
  • Individuals who hold a CCBA™ designation.
  • Product Managers.
  • Non-BA consultants.
  • Change/Transformation Managers and Designers.
  • Trainers.
  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals such as Quality Assurance (QA) professionals, Project Managers, and others.

The CBAP Online Training Course is designed to be an 9-day program delivered completely online, making it accessible to participants from anywhere in the world. The course provides an interactive learning experience, with group activities and breakout sessions after each lesson, allowing participants to apply the newly learned concepts to real-life scenarios. To prepare for the CBAP exam, participants can take advantage of an exam simulation and practice tests included in the course. Additionally, participants have access to additional references, such as a glossary, recommended reading materials, and syllabus, to further enhance their understanding of the subject matter. The course is conducted in English, ensuring that participants can develop their skills in a language that is widely used in the business world.

To be eligible for the CBAP® certification, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 7500 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with BABOK® Guide in the last 10 years, with at least 3600 of these hours devoted to the required total;
  • A minimum of 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas;
  • At least 35 hours of professional development in the past four years; two references from a career manager, client, or CBAP® recipient; and compliance with the CBAP® Code of Conduct.

These prerequisites ensure that applicants have a strong foundation in business analysis and have demonstrated their expertise in the field.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam is available for both members and non-members of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).


  • The exam fees are $325 USD for IIBA members and $450 USD for non-members.
  • The CBAP exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions that are scenario and case-study-based. It is a competency-based exam and is aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3.
  • The exam covers six knowledge areas with varying percentages of the total score. These knowledge areas are Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (14%), Elicitation and Collaboration (12%), Requirements Life Cycle Management (15%), Strategy Analysis (15%), Requirements Analysis and Design Definition (30%), and Solution Evaluation (14%).
  • The exam is 3.5 hours long and is delivered online by PSI. The online remote proctored exams require a desktop or laptop, a reliable internet connection, a working webcam, and a microphone.

Course Overview​

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) credential, offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), is an advanced certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. This certification showcases a high level of expertise in the field and is recognized by employers as a mark of excellence. Candidates for the CBAP® certification must meet strict requirements and pass a rigorous exam to earn the credential, ensuring that only the most qualified individuals are awarded this prestigious certification.

  • CBAP Overview: An overview of the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification.
  • Introduction to BABOK Guide V3: Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Guide Version 3.
  • BABOK Guide Key Concepts: Explanation of the key concepts of BABOK.
  • Plan Business Analysis Approach​: Planning the approach to perform business analysis activities.
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement​: Planning how to engage stakeholders in business analysis activities.
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance: Planning the governance of business analysis activities.
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management​: Planning how to manage business analysis information.
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements: Identifying improvements to business analysis performance.
  • Prepare for Elicitation​: Preparing for eliciting information from stakeholders.
  • Conduct Elicitation​: Eliciting information from stakeholders.
  • Confirm Elicitation Results​: Confirming the elicited information with stakeholders.
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information​: Communicating the business analysis information to stakeholders.
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration: Managing stakeholder collaboration in business analysis activities.
  • Trace Requirements​: Tracing requirements throughout the project life cycle.
  • Maintain Requirements​: Maintaining requirements throughout the project life cycle.
  • Prioritize Requirements​: Prioritizing requirements based on importance and urgency.
  • Assess Requirements Changes​: Assessing the impact of changes to requirements.
  • Approve Requirements​: Approving requirements before implementing them.
  • Analyze Current State​: Analyzing the current state of the organization.
  • Define Future State​: Defining the desired future state of the organization.
  • Assess Risks​: Assessing the risks associated with implementing the change.
  • Define Change Strategy​: Defining the strategy to implement the change.
  • Specify and Model Requirements​: Specifying and modeling requirements.
  • Verify Requirements​: Verifying that the requirements are complete and correct.
  • Validate Requirements​: Validating that the requirements meet stakeholders’ needs.
  • Define Requirements Architecture​: Defining the architecture of the requirements.
  • Define Solution Options​: Defining the solution options.
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution: Analyzing the potential value of the solution and recommending it.
  • Measure Solution Performance​: Measuring the performance of the solution.
  • Analyze Performance Measures​: Analyzing the performance measures of the solution.
  • Assess Solution Limitations​: Assessing the limitations of the solution.
  • Assess Enterprise Limitations​: Assessing the limitations of the enterprise to implement the solution.
  • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value: Recommending actions to increase the value of the solution.
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving​: Developing analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Behavioral Characteristics​: Developing behavioral characteristics required for business analysis.
  • Business Knowledge​: Developing knowledge of business concepts and practices.
  • Communication Skills​: Developing effective communication skills.
  • Interaction Skills​: Developing skills required for effective interaction with stakeholders.
  • Tools & Technology​: Developing proficiency in business analysis tools and technology.
  • Agile: Understanding the agile perspective of business analysis.
  • Business Intelligence: Understanding the business intelligence perspective of business analysis.
  • Information Technology: Understanding the information technology perspective of business analysis.
  • Business Architecture: Understanding the business architecture perspective of business analysis.
  • Business Process Management: Understanding the business process management perspective of business analysis.

This component covers a variety of techniques used in Business Analysis such as:

  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria: Techniques for defining and evaluating the success of a project or product.
  • Backlog Management: Techniques for managing and prioritizing requirements in an Agile environment.
  • Balanced Scorecard: A strategic planning and performance management tool used to align business activities to the vision and strategy of an organization.
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis: Techniques for analyzing market trends and comparing business processes or products to industry standards.
  • Brainstorming: A group creativity technique used to generate a large number of ideas or solutions to a problem.
  • Business Capability Analysis: Techniques for assessing an organization’s capabilities and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Business Cases: Techniques for justifying investments in a project or product.
  • Business Model Canvas: A strategic management tool used to visualize and describe a business model.
  • Business Rules Analysis: Techniques for defining and managing business rules.
  • Collaborative Games: Group activities used to encourage collaboration and problem-solving.
  • Concept Modelling: Techniques for visualizing and organizing complex concepts or ideas.
  • Data Dictionary: A standardized list of terms and definitions used in a project or organization.
  • Data Flow Diagrams: A graphical representation of the flow of data through a system or process.
  • Data Mining: Techniques for discovering patterns or relationships in large datasets.
  • Decision Analysis: Techniques for making decisions based on uncertain or complex information.
  • Data Modelling: Techniques for representing data and relationships between data entities.
  • Decision Modelling: Techniques for modeling decision-making processes.
  • Document Analysis: Techniques for analyzing written documents to extract information or identify requirements.
  • Estimation: Techniques for estimating the time, effort, or cost required for a project or task.
  • Financial Analysis: Techniques for analyzing the financial viability of a project or investment.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    No, the course is only available online.

    Yes, the course fees covers the exam.

    The exam will be taken in English language.

    Yes, you will receive a certification package containing a congratulatory letter, information on certification maintenance and renewal, and an accredited certificate.

    Mandil Consulting employs qualified and certified practitioners with several years of teaching experience to conduct their courses.

    The training is delivered in English & Arabic.

    The training material is available in English.

    Yes, there are group activities after each lesson where you can interact with other online students.

    Yes, there will be a digital badge. Refer to the Digital Badges page for details.

    It can take up to 2 business days for IIBA to process your exam result from the testing provider. Once processed, you will receive a confirmation email from IIBA.

    Please check the exam cancellation and rescheduling policy on the Exam Information page on IIBA Website.

    Yes, you can retake the exam, but you must wait for IIBA to upload your exam result to your profile before scheduling and paying for the rewrite exam.

    IIBA does not provide scores or scoring percentages, but performance indicators are given to help candidates improve their preparation for the exam retake or their job performance.


    You will see your exam results immediately after submission. You will receive confirmation of your exam result via email from IIBA within 2 business days.


    The exam is 2 hours long.

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    • 7500 hrs BA work experience (3600 in req. areas) in the past 10 yrs
    • 900 hrs in 4 of 6 knowledge areas
    • 35 hrs prof. dev. in past 4 yrs
    • 2 references from career manager/client/CBAP®
    • Comply with CBAP® Code of Conduct.