CBAP Certification

Jan 04, 19 CBAP Certification

What is CBAP Certification?

CBAP certification is World’s #1 cherished certification for business analysts. CBAP stands for Certified Business Analysis Professional, the 3rd level certification provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada (www.IIBA .org). Currently, CBAP is the highest level certification available from IIBA. This certification is suitable for senior business analysts having 5+ years of business analysis experience.

Benefits of becoming a CBAP:

  • CBAPs on an average earn 16% more as per the salary survey of 2017
  • The expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%
  • Established credential and be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Better career growth
  • Better skilled in BA domain
  • BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals.
  • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst.

Target Audience for CBAP Certification

CBAP certification examination targets the following audience:

  • Current CCBAs
  • Seasoned BAs
  • BA Consultants
  • Trainers

Eligibility criteria for CBAP certification examination

The IIBA-CBAP certification course requires:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of work experience in the last 10 years, 900 hours of which should be in four out of the six BABOK® Guide Version 3 Knowledge areas
  • A minimum of 35 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional – CBAP®
  • A Signed Code of Conduct

CBAP® Exam Pattern

  • The exam will have a mix of scenario and case study based questions.
  • The cases are going to be long (1-1.5 pages) of information
  • There will be multiple questions about the case
  • Questions are of multiple choice type
  • There will be 120 questions
  • Duration of the exam is 3.5 hours

CBAP Certification process

  • Take an approved training from an endorsed EEP. Adaptive US is a premier education partner to IIBA.
  • Become an IIBA member at IIBA .org.
  • Benefits of IIBA membership includes free, unlimited access to the BABOK and 300+ online books, local, national and international networking opportunities and the ability to influence the growth and direction of the BA profession.
  • Take required training from an IIBA EEP, such as Adaptive US (
  • Go through the Adaptive CBAP study guide and BABOK and start reading.
  • Complete your CBAP application filing
  • Practice CBAP model questions
  • Schedule your CBAP exam
  • Practice CBAP exam simulators
  • Work on the weak areas
  • Take your exam
  • Be a proud CBAP

Additional Information on CBAP Certification

  • The application expires within 1 year from approval
  • 3 exams can be taken within a year without any waiting time in between

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Preparing the CBAP application

  • Begin the application filing at least 2 weeks before you plan to apply.
  • It can take anywhere from 6-10 hours to complete.
  • Using Adaptive CBAP application simulator ensures the application approval
  • Apply within 3 months of when you plan to write.

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