CBAP® Exam Preparation Course

CBAP® Exam Prep

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The profession of Business Analysis continues to experience unprecedented growth and recognition in both a predictive and adaptive project environment. A consequence of this growth is increased reliance upon Business Analysts to deliver requirements with a focus on value. As companies increasingly adopt Business Analysis frameworks and practices the demand for knowledgeable practitioners increases.

What you gain from the course

Enrol for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) Exam Preparation course and you will gain:

  • A comprehensive course manual covering A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).
  • Practice Exam questions and answers.
  • A tool to guide participants through the application process
  • A Poster demonstrating the relationships between Knowledge are inputs and outputs.

About this course

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) has launched a certification program to globally recognise professionals in the field of business analysis. The multi-tiered program recognises Business Analyst Professionals who can demonstrate knowledge, skill, ability and their support of the growth of the profession.

Our intention is not to teach participants how to perform Business Analysis tasks or produce Business Analysis deliverables, but to guide you through the certification process, and prepare you for the CBAP® exam.

PM-Partners 5-day certification program provides participants with the required 35 Professional Development Hours for the CBAP® Application process. Our course also provides participants with an approach to studying for the CBAP® exam.

This course has been developed by a team which includes a founding member of the IIBA who now serves as the Chair of the IIBA NSW Chapter.

Course Objective

To prepare experienced Business Analysts for the task of passing the CBAP® certification exam, with minimum disruption to current work duties.

A key benefit of this combined offering includes practical study tips that range from participating in study groups, use of flash cards and undertaking sample exam questions.

The course focuses on creating the appropriate mindset required to understand and deal with the situations presented by exam questions, as well as how to critically analyse the practices, tools and techniques required (and expected) of empowered Business Analysts in the global market place.

Candidates at a CBAP® level are encouraged to approach their exams in a similar fashion and prepare strategies for successful attainment of their desired credential.

How this course is delivered

Workshop Content Summary

Setting the Scene

  • Understand course objectives
  • Understand the alignment of the course with the IIBA and the BABOK®
  • Understand the 4 levels of certification offered by the IIBA
  • About the application process
  • What to expect in the exam
  • How the exam is structured

How to Study with the BABOK®

  • Structure of the BABOK®
  • Chapters and Knowledge Areas
  • Study Tools and Techniques

Knowledge Area: Business Analysis Key Concepts

Knowledge Area: Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

DAY 2/3
Knowledge Area: Elicitation & Collaboration

Knowledge Area: Requirements Lifecycle Management

Knowledge Area: Strategy Analysis

DAY 3/4
Knowledge Area: Requirements Analysis & Design Definition

Knowledge Area: Solution Evaluation

Note: For each Knowledge Area the following will be explored:

  • Overarching Theme
  • Key Terms to focus on
  • Application of Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • Relationship to Other Knowledge Areas – Input / Output Diagram
  • Tasks Overview
  • Techniques
  • Knowledge Area Sample Set of Exam Questions

Exam Simulation

  • 5-hour exam (120 multiple choice questions)
  • 3.5-hour exam review

BACCM™ is a trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. This trademark is used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Professional Certification

IIBA is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to be the leading world-wide professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis, and for the certification of practitioners. PM-Partners group is an Endorsed Education Provider of IIBA.

IIBA offers four formal certifications for professional Business Analysts:

This course is aligned to the BABOK® Guide v3.0 knowledge areas and can assist in preparation for the CBAP® Certification.

Where to go from here:

Once a participant has completed this course and successfully fulfilled the application requirements, you will be notified by the IIBA to schedule your exam.

The CBAP® exam duration is 3.5 hours and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are case study-based (i.e. longer cases (1-1.5 pages) of information) with multiple questions about the case study. It is competency-based and aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3.

Course Prerequisites


  • 7500 hours of business analysis work experience in the last 10 years.
  • Minimum of 35 hours of professional development hours in the last 4 years. This courses counts towards this eligibility requirement.
  • Two references from a career manager, a Certified Business Analyst Professional, or a client.
  • Agreement with the CBAP® Code of Conduct

Course Dates


There are currently no dates scheduled. Please contact us today for future availability.



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