Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA)

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Overview: 

The Certification of Competency in Business AnalysisTM (CCBA®) designation 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 3750 hours of hands-on BA experience, they have developed essential BA skills.

Course Contents: 

1. Project Management (PM) for BAs
a. The business analyst and the project management lifecycle
b. Project management essentials
c. Project management phases and the BA
2. Why Business Analysis?
a. The IT business analyst
b. Challenges and opportunities of gathering and analyzing requirements
c. Role of the business analyst through the project life cycle
3. Defining the Business Problem
a. Determining the underlying business issues - pain points
b. The business environment and the project
c. Modeling the business issues and processes
d. Facilitation and presentation techniques
4. Requirements Definition and Documentation
a. How to define and document requirements
b. SMART statement and the documentation of business requirements
c. Identifying business requirements
d. Controlled Change Management and the BRD
5. Root Causes of Issues
a. Root cause analysis
b. Determining the AS-IS state
c. Gap and SWOT analysis
d. Workflow modeling
6. Proposed Solutions
a. Key stakeholders and project objectives
b. Benefits of proposed solutions - the business case
c. Visualisation of the proposed solutions
d. Scope of the project's result/product/services
e. Product and process improvement objectives
7. Determining the To-BE state
a. Requirement's documentation and models
b. Data and process modeling of the requirements
c. Workflow and process modeling of the TO-BE solution
8. The BRD and Testing
a. The BA's testing role and responsibilities throughout the project lifecycle
b. Checking and testing techniques
c. Testing strategies for the BA

Objective: 

•Define the role of the business analyst throughout the phases of a project
•Explain the range of tasks that a business analyst might perform
•Explain the importance of requirements definition
•Explain how business process, workflow and modeling techniques, facilitate improved communications and stakeholder management.
•Effectively document a solution and scope
•Structure a Business Requirements Document (BRD) - Solicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements
•Develop a Work Plan - Requirements and Analysis
•Relevant Testing strategies and test plans based on BRD - Techniques for effective and efficient testing
This Course is Structured on BABOK V 2.0

Prerequisites: 

To earn the CCBA® designation, a BA will need to be knowledgeable in all six knowledge areas of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide knowledge areas, with proficiency in at least two. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 3750 hours of BA 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 ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) recipient
Signed Code of Conduct

Benefits: 

CCBA® recipients are recognized for the investment they have already made in their business analysis careers, and include professionals working in the role of:

Business analysis
Systems analysis
Requirements analysis or management
Process improvement
Consulting

Materials Available: 
Yes
Duration: 
35 hours
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