Business Analysis CBAP® & CCBA® - The Benefits For You & Your Organization

Business Analysis CBAP® & CCBA® - The Benefits For You & Your Organization

Insights | 23 January 2014

Business analysis is a competitive environment. To help you stay ahead, our business analysis series explores and demystifies the internationally-recognised certifications from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

Here we understand the benefits to you and your organisation of the business analysis CBAP ® and CCBA® certifications.

What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) as:

“ the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies and operations of an organization, and recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals”.

Why should you become accredited?

The Certification of Competency in Business AnalysisTM (CCBA®) is a professional certification for business analysis practitioners who want to be recognized for their expertise and skills by earning formal recognition. With at least 3,750 hours of hands-on business analysis experience, they have developed essential BA skills.

The IIBA also outlines that in order to earn the CBAP® certification, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3,750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last seven years
  • Minimum 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Minimum high school education or equivalent
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional TM (CBAP®) recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

The Certified Business Analysis Professional TM (CBAP®) is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. Having accrued over 7,500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are considered the elite, senior members of the BA community.

As stipulated by the IIBA, to earn the CBAP® certification, to earn the CBAP® certification, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7,500 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

What are the benefits to the individual?

  • Competence in the principles, theory and application of best practice business analysis
  • Participation in an internationally recognized professional group
  • Recognition of professional business analysis competence by peers and senior management
  • Advanced career potential due to commitment and recognition as a professional Business Analysis practitioner
  • Provides individuals with personal satisfaction of accomplishing a significant milestone in their BA career
  • Certification can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and broaden market opportunities
  • Achieving and maintaining certification helps ensure you are continually improving, refining and remaining up-to-date in the business analysis environment
  • Potentially higher earnings through gaining an industry certification which formally recognizes experienced BA professionals
  • Identifies individuals who have invested in their BA careers and encourages continual learning.

What are the benefits to the organization?

  • Provides advancement, personal growth and recognition opportunities for your BAs
  • Demonstrates to clients, competitors, suppliers, investors and your people that you use industry-standard business analysis practices
  • Demonstrates to your stakeholders that your business is run effectively
  • Regular assessment component of the certifications contributes to improving resource skills, commitment and most importantly motivation
  • Establishment and implementation of business analysis practices as outlined in the BABOK ® Guide by individuals recognized as being knowledgeable and skilled
  • More reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency by BA professionals who use industry standard BA techniques
  • Identifies professional business analysts to clients, business partners and other stakeholders
  • Offers professional development and recognition for business analysts
  • Demonstrates commitment to the field of business analysis, increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project.
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Information supplied in this article has been taken from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) – an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. Visit their website here

CBAP® is a registered trade mark of International Institute of Business Analysis; CCBA® is a registered trade mark of International Institute of Business Analysis
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