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The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation is increasingly recognized as the benchmark for personnel in a business analysis role. If you are preparing for the CBAP® examination, you should attend our intense preparation course.

This course is an intense, in-depth “crash” review of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) v3 meant to augment your practical knowledge and experience and prepare you to write CBAP® exam with full confidence. This 5-day CBAP® Prep course not only covers the tasks and techniques from each knowledge area of the BABOK® but also provides practical experience writing the exam with almost 300 questions completed during the 5 days. In addition, you will receive Procept’s CBAP® Preparation Guide with more than 400 exam questions, references to the BABOK®, and comments from Business Analysts with years of experience applying the concepts in a variety of industries and organizations.

PLEASE NOTE: There is homework that participants will be expected to complete on their own time before the end of the course.


Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Align your own skills and experience with the CBAP® application requirements to produce a complete and accurate application package.
  • Articulate the principles, activities, tasks and techniques described in the six knowledge areas within the BABOK®.
  • Discuss the structure of the BABOK®.
  • Apply tasks and techniques from all 6 knowledge areas to business scenarios.
  • Assess your ability to pass the CBAP® exam based on completed practice question.
  • Demonstrate understanding of where you should focus your independent study (by analyzing which knowledge areas the learner was not proficient in when writing the sample tests).



The CBAP® Preparation is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Individuals who are preparing to write the CBAP® examination within the next 6 months.
  • Individuals looking for intense, indepth “crash” review of the BABOK® to augment their practical knowledge and experience to write the CBAP® exam.
  • Individuals must meet the IIBA®’s application requirements to sit for the CBAP® exam including work experience, areas of expertise, education and professional development, and references.



  • Individuals must satisfy all the CBAP® registration requirements including education, work experience, expertise in the knowledge areas and references.
  • Individuals must review the BABOK® prior to class starting as some of the exercises assume prior knowledge of the BABOK®.



You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises, and suggested solutions. You will also receive a copy of Procept’s CBAP® Preparation Guide containing practice questions and a copy of the BABOK®.



  • Completing an application form
  • Certification process
  • About the BABOK®
  • Structure of information in each Knowledge Area
  • Differences between Business Analysis and Project Management
  • Project and Solution Scope
  • Types of Requirements


Underlying Competencies

  • Definitions and effectiveness measures of each



  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
  • Benchmarking
  • Business Rules Analysis
  • Data Dictionary and Glossary
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Data Modeling
  • Estimation
  • Focus Groups
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Non-functional Requirements Analysis
  • Organization Modeling
  • Process Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Risk Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scenarios and Use Cases
  • Scope Modeling
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • State Diagrams
  • Structured Walkthrough
  • SWOT Analysis
  • User Stories
  • Vendor Assessment


Planning and Monitoring Knowledge

  • Planning the approaching and BA activities
  • Stakeholder analysis and communication
  • Plan management process
  • Manage performance


Management and Communication

  • Managing Solution Scope
  • Traceability
  • Requirements Reuse
  • Requirements Reuse
  • Requirements Packages


Enterprise Analysis Knowledge

  • Defining the business need
  • Capability gaps
  • Solution Approach
  • Business Case


Requirements Elicitation Knowledge

  • Preparing for, conducting and documenting elicitation and elicitation output


Requirements Analysis Knowledge

  • Prioritization
  • Modelling requirements
  • Verifying and validating requirements


Solution Selection and Validation

  • Assessing the solution
  • Determining organizational readiness
  • Documenting transitional requirements
  • Validating and evaluating the solution


Practice Exam and self-evaluation

course info

Course ID: 3600
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 5 days

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 28 0 7
PgMP 28 0 7
PfMP 0 0 7
PMI-ACP 7 0 7
PMI-SP 0 0 7
PMI-RMP 0 0 7
PMI-PBA 28 0 7

The three columns in the table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.