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Set Your Business Analysis Career Goals: Aim for International Certification

More and more organisations need Business Analysts with a recognised certification. Attending Business Analysis courses and continuously upskilling yourself in Business Analysis methods and techniques is very important, but you should aim at obtaining certification by a recognised business analysis professional body to get to the top of your profession.

The International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), the leading global certification body, has recently launched a new multi-level, competency-based certification programme enabling business analysts to obtain professional recognition at different stages of their career. This programme is a significant change because you can now set your career goals to suit your level of experience. The IIBA® programme has four levels:

Level 1: Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) recognises individuals entering the field of business analysis. The focus is on a thorough knowledge of business analysis techniques and three of the six knowledge areas covered by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Version 3.0.

Level 2: Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) recognises business analysis professionals who have 2-3 years of BA experience. This certification is aimed at the intermediate level and covers all BABOK® knowledge areas and techniques. The examination questions are scenario-based, requiring sound analysis.  

Level 3: Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) recognises business analysis professionals who lead and have over five years of BA experience. CBAP® is the senior business analysts certification. The examination questions are case study-based with multiple questions about the cases.

Level 4: Certified Business Analysis Thought Leader™ (CBATL™) recognises business analysis professionals who have over ten years of experience and are considered industry thought leaders. All the requirements are still being finalised.

The IIBA® certification examinations are aligned with the BABOK® Guide which comprises six business analysis knowledge areas, 50 techniques and sections on underlying competencies and business analysis perspectives.

Our CBAP® Examination Preparation Course will give you an in-depth knowledge of the BABOK® and the necessary Professional Development Hours for the certification that suits your business analysis experience.

As a premier level IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, Viewpoint® can assist and advise you as to the best path to follow to obtain your business analysis professional status.

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