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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Certification Prep

Course Description

According to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions and is the key facilitator within an organization, acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders, and the solution team. Responsible for requirements development and requirements management, CBAPs are competent individuals performing a role that is increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project. The CBAP certification process includes demonstrating the experience, knowledge, and competencies of a qualified practitioner of business analysis according to requirements designated by the IIBA. The CBAP certification program is designed for intermediate and senior business analysts. Candidates are not required to be IIBA members in order to take the exam. This training course prepare you for CBAP certification, delving into the role and responsibilities of the business analyst and providing comprehensive training on building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

Certification Benefits

To the individual:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective business analyst

  • A professional level of competence in the principles and practices of business analysis

  • Participation in a recognized professional group

  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management

  • Advanced career potential by creating a separate and distinct career path within the information technology industry and business community

  • Demonstrated dedication to the business analysis profession

To the organization:

  • CBAPs are acknowledged as competent individuals who perform a role which is increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project

  • CBAPs can be identified as individuals with an advanced level of knowledge and qualifications

  • CBAPs follow established standards as outlined in the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®)

  • CBAPs produce reliable, quality results with increased efficiency and consistency


To take this course there are no requirements. However, to take the exam the requirements are:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years

  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas

  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years

  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient

  • Signed Code of Conduct

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical principles, activities, tasks, techniques, and tips described in the BABOK® Guide ver. 2.0.

  • Anticipate the 4 general types of questions that appear on the exam and learn how to answer them.

  • Cite the core knowledge areas, their activities, tasks, deliverables, and their relationships.

  • Measure your ability to successfully complete the exam through sample questions in each knowledge area.

  • Dissect and understand tricky sample questions through guided discussion after every practice exam.

  • Develop a personal test prep strategy, employing various test-taking tactics.


Please call 216.687.6957 or email prodev@csuohio.edu if you are interested.

CEUs: 2.1

Fee:  $995

Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.