Is the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) a good certification?


Absolutely yes. The CBAP certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is apt for professionals who have worked in the Business Analytics domain for more than 5 years.

Eligible candidates for CBAP :

1. Business Architects,

2. Analysts and Consultants,

3.Product Managers and Owners,

4.Project Managers,

5. Team members or any professional engaged in rendering such business development services.

CBAP is a C-level certification. Therefore, a very useful certification to move up your career ladder quickly. Candidates with this certification are usually more preferred by employers in the whole world for their business building operations over those who don’t have this certification. It goes without saying that CBAPs attract lucrative remunerations and unprecedented growth in their career.

CBAP course curriculum includes an in-depth study of the official 6 BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) Guide knowledge areas which are:

  1. Business Analysis, Planning, and Monitoring,
  2. Elicitation and Collaboration,
  3. Requirements Lifecycle Management,
  4. Strategy Analysis,
  5. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition and
  6. Solution Evaluation.

The work experience of a candidate should also conform to the practices of these 6 knowledge areas, which is one of the mandatory eligibility criteria for the certification. The other criterion is to attend 35 hours of exam training for the CBAP.

CBAP certification exam is a rigorous exam of a good 3 and a half hours with 120 MCQ’s to be solved. The CBAP exam is extremely difficult to pass and hence, taking training from good quality certified trainers is highly recommended. We hope your question is satisfactorily answered. All the best!