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IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Course Outline

The course covers the following topics as featured in the CBAP® exam and aligned to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide: 

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Why is a Plan Needed?
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Input/output
  • Tasks Under Business Analysis, Planning and Monitoring
  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
    • Agile Principles Compared to Waterfall
    • Various Agile Methods for Project Management
      • Scrum 
      • Extreme Programming 
      • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) Framework
      • KANBAN 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
    • RACI Matrix – Stakeholder Analysis
    • Illustration of a Communication Plan
    • Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance
  • Plan Business Analysis of Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Introduction to Elicitation and Collaboration

  • What Does Elicitation Mean?
  • Tasks Under Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Elicitation and Collaboration Input / Output
  • Prepare for Elicitation 
    • Prepare for Elicitation Input / Output 
    • Sometimes, A Conversation Alone Isn’t Enough 
    • Conduct Elicitation Input / Output 
  • Conduct Elicitation 
    • Requirement Elicitation Questioning Techniques
    • Conduct Elicitation
    • Confirm Elicitation Results Input / Output 
  • Confirm Elicitation Results 
    • Communicate Business Analysis Information Input / Output 
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information 
    • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration Input / Output 
    • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration 

Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • What are Requirements?
  • Requirements Life Cycle
  • Requirements Lifecycle Management Input / Output
  • Tasks under Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Trace Requirements Input / Output
  • Gap in Requirements
  • Trace Requirements
    • What All Is Traced? 
    • How to Record Traceability? 
    • Maintain Requirements Input / Output 
  • Maintain Requirements 
    • Reasons for Tracing and Maintaining Requirements 
    • Prioritise Requirements Input / Output 
  • Prioritise Requirements 
    • Why Prioritise Requirements? 
    • How to Prioritise Requirements? 
    • Assess Requirements Input / Output 
  • Assess Requirements 
    • Approve Requirements Input / Output 
  • Approve Requirements 
    • Getting a Sign – Off on Requirements 
    • Tips for Effective Requirements Management

Strategy Analysis 

  • What is Strategy Planning and Analysis? 
  • Strategy Analysis 
  • Strategy Analysis Input / Output 
  • Tasks under Strategy Analysis 
  • Analyse Current State 
    • Tools for Analysing Current State to Make Strategic Decisions 
    • SWOT Analysis 
    • Industry Analysis – Porter’s Five Forces Model 
    • Define Future State Input / Output
  • Assess Risks
    • Assess Risks
    • Define Change Strategy Input / Output
  • Define Change Strategy
  • Tools for Defining Change Strategy
    • BCG Growth/Share Portfolio Matrix
    • GE Business Screen Matrix
  • Expert BA Behaviour that helps in Executing the Task

Requirement Analysis and Design Definition

  • Requirement Analysis and Design Definition Input / Output
  • Tasks Under Requirement Analysis and Design Definition
  • Specify and Model Requirements Input / Output
    • Specify and Model Requirements
    • Verify Requirements
    • Validate Requirements
    • Define Requirements Architecture
    • Define Design Options
    • Analyse Potential Value and Recommend Solution
  • Paralysis of Analysis
  • Useful Techniques to Avoid Paralysis of Analysis
  • Responsibilities of Business Analyst in Requirement Analysis and Design Definition

Solution Evaluation

  • Understand Solution Evaluation
  • Tasks Under Solution Evaluation
    • Measure Solution Performance
    • Analyse Performance Measures
    • Assess Solution Limitations
    • Assess Enterprise Limitations
    • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

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Who should attend this IIBA Training Course?

CBAP® certification is aimed at:

  • Those with CCBA® certification who would like to take the next step on their certification path
  • Business Analysis professionals wishing to receive CBAP® certification
  • Product owners/managers
  • Non-Business Analysis consultants
  • Trainers
  • Professionals with elements of Business Analysis in their roles, including Project Managers, Testers, Quality Assurance personnel, Change Managers and Designers


CBAP® is an experience-based professional certification. It requires the following professional work experience:

  • A minimum of 7500 hours in the last 10 years
  • Within these work experience hours, a minimum of 900 hours must cover 4 of the 6 BABOK® Guide knowledge areas
  • In addition to this, it requires:
  • A minimum of 35 hours of professional development in the last 4 years
  • Two references from either a career manager, client (internal or external) or CBAP® recipient

IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Course Overview

This 2-day course prepares candidates for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ exam to achieve CBAP® certification. Over the 2 days of training, your instructor will walk you through the knowledge areas covered by the exam and ensure you have a full understanding of what each area involves.

CBAP® is the third level of Business Analysis certification offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Designed for Business Analysis professionals to demonstrate their considerable experience, the certification recognises over five years of experience in the field, showing employers your deep commitment to the profession.

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IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Exam

The CBAP® exam lasts 3.5 hours and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. These questions are case study-based and assess the candidate’s practical application of the defined competencies for this level.

What’s Included in this IIBA Training Course?

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Certified Business Analysis Professional Courseware
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Completion Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) FAQs


The course requires no prerequisites. The exam requires a minimum of 7500 hours Business Analysis work experience in the last 10 years.
No, the course does not include the CBAP® exam. This is booked separately through IIBA.
The SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis is a process to solve problems, analyse the internal and external factors, and act in an organisation.
The elements of a strategic plan include: 1) Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. 2) Its objectives, strategies, and operational tactics, Core values. 3) Mission, vision, and aspirations.
There are various Popular agile methodologies, such as: Scrum, Kanban, Lean (LN), Dynamic System Development Model (DSDM), Extreme Programming (XP), Crystal.
The price for IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1485
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

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You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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IIBA® Business Analysis Certification Package

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Included courses:

IIBA® Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™)£1495

IIBA® Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®)£1495

IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)£1485

Total without package:  £4475

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