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IIBA Training | IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional Training in Belfast

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  • 4-day IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Training.
  • Includes all course materials, certificate & experienced instructor.
  • Train to become a Certified Business Analysis Professional.

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

This 4-day course prepares candidates for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ exam to achieve CBAP® certification. Over the 4 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.

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 Behavior 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

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
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 take action 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 Belfast starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

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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