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CBAP / CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The bestselling CBAP/CCBA study guide, updated for exam v3.0

The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition offers 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) exams offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Detailed coverage encompasses all six knowledge areas defined by the Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK): Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication, Enterprise Analysis, Requirements Analysis, and Solution Assessment and Validation, including expert guidance toward all underlying competencies. Real-world scenarios help you align your existing experience with the BABOK, and topic summaries, tips and tricks, practice questions, and objective-mapping give you a solid framework for success on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex interactive learning environment, featuring review questions, electronic flashcards, and four practice exams to help you gauge your understanding and be fully prepared exam day.

As more and more organizations seek to streamline production models, the demand for qualified Business Analysts is growing. This guide provides a personalized study program to help you take your place among those certified in essential business analysis skills.

  • Review the BABOK standards and best practices
  • Master the core Business Analysis competencies
  • Test your preparedness with focused review questions
  • Access CBAP and CCBA practice exams, study tools, and more

As the liaison between the customer and the technical team, the Business Analyst is integral to ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's needs. The BABOK standards codify best practices for this essential role, and the CBAP and CCBA certifications prove your ability to perform them effectively. The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition provides thorough preparation customizable to your needs, to help you maximize your study time and ensure your success.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Assessment Test
  3. Chapter 1 Foundation Concepts
    1. What Is Business Analysis?
    2. Reviewing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™)
    3. Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
    4. Exploring Requirements
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Projects
    6. Perspectives on Business Analysis
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  4. 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
  5. Chapter 3 Controlled Start: Strategy Analysis
    1. Strategy Analysis
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 4 Overarching Tasks: Requirements Life Cycle Management
    1. Requirements Life Cycle Management
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 5 Controlled Middle: Elicitation and Collaboration
    1. Requirements Elicitation
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 6 Controlled Middle: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    1. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 7 Controlled End: Solution Evaluation
    1. Solution Evaluation
    2. How This Applies to Your Projects
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  10. 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
  11. Chapter 9 Five Perspectives on Business Analysis
    1. The Agile Perspective
    2. The Business Intelligence Perspective
    3. The Information Technology Perspective
    4. The Business Architecture Perspective
    5. The Business Process Management Perspective
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Projects
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  12. Appendix A Advice on Completing Your Exam Application
    1. The Competency-Based Certification Model
    2. CBAP® Experience Requirements
    3. CCBA™ Experience Requirements
    4. Calculate Your Experience Hours
    5. Additional Exam Eligibility Requirements
    6. The Exam Application Process
  13. Appendix B Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
    1. Review the Six Knowledge Areas
    2. Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
  14. Appendix C Mapping Techniques, Stakeholders, and Deliverables to Knowledge Areas and Tasks
    1. Techniques
    2. Stakeholders
    3. Deliverables
  15. Appendix D Summary of Business Analysis Techniques
    1. Business Analysis Techniques
  16. Appendix E Summary of Business Analysis Outputs
    1. Business Analysis Outputs
  17. Appendix F Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Foundation Concepts
    2. Chapter 2: Controlled Start: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    3. Chapter 3: Controlled Start: Strategy Analysis
    4. Chapter 4: Overarching Tasks: Requirements Life Cycle Management
    5. Chapter 5: Controlled Middle: Elicitation and Collaboration
    6. Chapter 6: Controlled Middle: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    7. Chapter 7: Controlled End: Solution Evaluation
    8. Chapter 8: Underlying Competencies
    9. Chapter 9: Five Perspectives on Business Analysis
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