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The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP™) designation is increasingly recognized as the benchmark for personnel in a business analysis role. If you are preparing for the examination you should attend our intense preparation course.


 
Course Outline
The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP™) designation is increasingly recognized as the benchmark for personnel in a business analysis role. If you are preparing for the examination you should attend our intense preparation course.
This course is an intense, in-depth “crash” review of the Business Analysis Body Of Knowledge (BABOK™) meant to augment your practical knowledge and experience and ready you for the CBAP™ exam. This 4 day course covers the task and techniques from each knowledge area of the BABOK™ but also provides practical experience writing the exam with almost 300 questions completed during the 4 days.
In addition, you will receive Procept’s CBAP™ Preparation Guide with more than 400 exam questions, references to the BABOK™ and comments from Business Analysts with years of experience applying the concepts in a variety of industries and organizations.

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Align your own skills and experience with the CBAP™ application requirements to produce a complete and accurate application package
• Articulate the principles, activities, tasks and techniques described in the six knowledge areas within the BABOK™
• Discuss the structure of the BABOK™
• Apply tasks and techniques from all 6 knowledge areas to business scenarios
• Assess your ability to pass the CBAP™ exam based on completed practice question
• Demonstrate understanding of where you should focus your independent study (by analyzing which knowledge areas the learner was not proficient in when writing the sample tests)

Who Should Attend • Individuals who are preparing to write the CBAP™ examination within the next 6 months
• Individuals looking for intense, indepth “crash” review of the BABOK™ to their practical knowledge and experience
• Individuals must meet the IIBA™’s application requirements to sit for the CBAP™ exam including work experience, areas of expertise, education and professional development, and references

Materials You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions. You will also receive a copy of Procept’s CBAP™ Preparation Guide containing practice questions and a copy of the BABOK™.

What you will Learn     * Introduction
    * Completing an application form
    * Certification process
    * About the BABOK®
    * Structure of information in each Knowledge Area
    * Differences between Business Analysis and Project Management
    * Project and Solution Scope
    * Types of Requirements

Underlying Competencies
    * Definitions and effectiveness measures of each

Techniques
    * Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
    * Benchmarking
    * Business Rules Analysis
    * Data Dictionary and Glossary
    * Data Flow Diagrams
    * Data Modeling
    * Estimation
    * Focus Groups
    * Functional Decomposition
    * Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
    * Non-functional Requirements Analysis
    * Organization Modeling
    * Process Modeling
    * Prototyping
    * Risk Analysis
    * Root Cause Analysis
    * Scenarios and Use Cases
    * Scope Modeling
    * Sequence Diagrams
    * State Diagrams
    * Structured Walkthrough
    * SWOT Analysis
    * User Stories
    * Vendor Assessment

Planning and Monitoring Knowledge
    * Planning the approaching and BA activities
    * Stakeholder analysis and communication
    * Plan management process
    * Manage performance

Management and Communication
    * Managing Solution Scope
    * Traceability
    * Requirements Reuse
    * Requirements Reuse
    * Requirements Packages

Enterprise Analysis Knowledge
    * Defining the business need
    * Capability gaps
    * Solution Approach
    * Business Case

Requirements Elicitation Knowledge
    * Preparing for, conducting and documenting elicitation and elicitation output

Requirements Analysis Knowledge
    * Prioritization
    * Modelling requirements
    * Verifying and validating requirements

Solution Selection and Validation
    * Assessing the solution
    * Determining organizational readiness
    * Documenting transitional requirements
    * Validating and evaluating the solution

Practice Exam and self-evaluation
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

• Individuals who are preparing to write the CBAP™ examination within the next 6 months • Individuals must satisfy all the CBAP™ registration requirements including education, work experience, expertise in the knowledge areas and references • Individuals must review the BABOK™ prior to class starting as some of the exercises assume prior knowledge of the BABOK™

Certificates offered

You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions. You will also receive a copy of Procept’s CBAP® Preparation Guide containing practice questions and a copy of the BABOK®.


Cancellation Policy
A 20% cancellation fee applies for cancellations received up to fourteen (14) business days before the course. Any cancellation up to five (5) business days before the course is subject to the entire course fee, which you may apply toward a future course for a one year period (subject to availability). The course fee is non-transferrable and non refundable five (5) business days prior to the scheduled delivery date.

Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you will still be responsible for payment. Substitutions may be made at any time. If Procept finds it necessary to cancel a course due to low enrolment, a full refund will be made. Procept will not be responsible for participant's expenses.

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