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CBAP®/CCBA™ Certified Business Analysis, Study Guide

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A must-have resource for anyone preparing for the version 2.0 of the CBAP exam

As organizations look to streamline their production models, the need for qualified and certified business analysts is growing. The Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) certification is the only certification for this growing field and this study guide is an essential step towards preparation for the CBAP exam. With this resource, you ll benefit from coverage of both the CBAP as well as the CCBA (Certification in Competency in Business Analysis) exam. Each chapter covers the Business Analysis standards and best practices and includes a list of exam topics covered, followed by in-depth discusses of those objectives. Real-world, hands-on scenarios help take the learning process a step further.

  • Covers Version 2 of the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK)

  • Offers invaluable preparation for both the CBAP and CCBA exams

  • Includes a list of exam topics and presents detailed discussions of each objective

  • Features real-world scenarios, best practices, key terms, and a wide range of helpful topics that will prepare you for taking the exams

  • Shares practice exam questions, topic summaries, and exam tips and tricks, all aimed at providing a solid foundation for achieving exam success

This valuable study guide provides you with the preparation you need to confidently take the CBAP and CCBA exams.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Contents
  9. Introduction
  10. Assessment Test
  11. Chapter 1: Foundation Concepts
    1. What Is Business Analysis?
    2. Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
    3. Exploring Requirements
    4. Understanding How This Applies to Your Projects
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 2: Controlled Start: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    1. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 3: Controlled Start: Enterprise Analysis
    1. Enterprise Analysis
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 4: Overarching Tasks: Requirements Management and Communication
    1. Requirements Management and Communication
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 5: Controlled Middle: Elicitation
    1. Requirements Elicitation
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 6: Controlled Middle: Requirements Analysis
    1. Requirements Analysis
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 7: Controlled End: Solution Assessment and Validation
    1. Solution Assessment and Validation
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 8: Underlying Competencies
    1. Essential Skills of Effective Business Analysts
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Appendix A : Advice on Completing Your Exam Application
    1. CBAP® Experience Requirements
    2. CCBA™ Experience Requirements
    3. Calculate Your Experience Hours
    4. Additional Exam Eligibility Requirements
    5. The Exam Application Process
  20. Appendix B : Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
    1. Review the Six Knowledge Areas
    2. Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
  21. Appendix C : Mapping Techniques, Stakeholders, and Deliverables to Knowledge Areas and Tasks
    1. Techniques
    2. Stakeholders
    3. Deliverables
  22. Appendix D : Quick Summary of Business Analysis Techniques
    1. Business Analysis Techniques
  23. Appendix E : Quick Summary of Business Analysis Deliverables
    1. Business Analysis Deliverables
  24. Appendix F : About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  25. Index
  26. Glossary