Course description

  • What is the primary focus of this course?

    CBAP® is the most popular business analysis course internationally, and It is aligned with the 2016 release of CBAP® by IIBA. It will empower you to develop the skills to be proficient in business analysis, while also enabling you to clear your IIBA–CBAP® exam in the first attempt. With this course, you will build expertise in the six knowledge areas defined in BABOK® Guide Version 3: business analysis planning & monitoring, elicitation, requirements management & communication, enterprise analysis, requirements analysis and solution assessment & validation.

  • Course objectives

    Upon completion, you’ll be able to:

    • Pass the IIBA-CBAP® exam (Most Simplilearn students pass on the first try.)
    • Understand Business Analysis Key Concepts
    • Understand the Business Analysis Core Concept Model
    • Guide practices related to 30 business analysis tasks in six knowledge areas
    • Understand 50 business analysis tools and techniques
    • Understand the five business analysis perspectives: Agile, Business Intelligence, Information Technology, Business Architecture and Business Process Management

  • Who should take this course?

    The IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional Course is best suited for:
    • Aspiring business analysts with over seven to ten years of experience
    • Senior Analysis Professionals
    • Project Managers

Course preview

    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to CBAP® Certification 12:33
      • 1.1 Introduction to CBAP® Certification12:33
    • Lesson 02 - Introduction to BABOK® V3 18:12
      • 2.1 Introduction to BABOK® V302:41
      • 2.2 Business Analysis10:16
      • 2.3 Competencies of a Business Analyst
      • 2.4 Techniques referred to by BABOK® V304:25
      • 2.5 Quiz
      • 2.6 Key Takeaways00:50
    • Lesson 03 - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 32:26
      • 3.1 Introduction to Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring10:55
      • 3.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement10:09
      • 3.3 Plan Business Analysis Governance02:55
      • 3.4 Plan Business Analysis Information Management02:30
      • 3.5 Identify Business Analysis04:35
      • 3.6 Quiz
      • 3.7 Key Takeaways01:22
      • 3.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 04 - Elicitation and Collaboration 33:40
      • 4.1 Introduction to Elicitation and Collaboration03:01
      • 4.2 Prepare For Elicitation03:39
      • 4.3 Conduct Elicitation19:09
      • 4.4 Confirm Elicitation Results01:51
      • 4.5 Communicate Business Analysis Information01:55
      • 4.6 Manage stakeholder collaboration02:59
      • 4.7 Quiz
      • 4.8 Key Takeaways01:06
      • 4.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 05 - Requirements Life Cycle Management 38:55
      • 5.1 Introduction to Requirements Life Cycle Management05:45
      • 5.2 Trace Requirements04:07
      • 5.3 Maintain Requirements03:01
      • 5.4 Prioritize Requirements12:44
      • 5.5 Assess Requirements Changes04:36
      • 5.6 Approve Requirements06:32
      • 5.7 Quiz
      • 5.8 Key Takeaways02:10
      • 5.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 06 - Strategy Analysis 58:24
      • 6.1 Introduction to Strategy Analysis04:32
      • 6.2 Analyze Current State14:19
      • 6.3 Define Future State18:11
      • 6.4 Assess Risks07:21
      • 6.5 Define Change Strategy12:30
      • 6.6 Quiz
      • 6.7 Key Takeaways01:31
      • 6.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 07 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 1:03:35
      • 7.1 Introduction to Requirements Analysis and Design Definition05:33
      • 7.2 Specify and Model Requirements30:43
      • 7.3 Verify Requirements04:58
      • 7.4 Validate Requirements03:12
      • 7.5 Define Requirements Architecture03:54
      • 7.6 Define Design Options05:40
      • 7.7 Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution07:19
      • 7.8 Quiz
      • 7.9 Key Takeaways02:16
      • 7.10 Case Study
    • Lesson 08 - Solution Evaluation 37:55
      • 8.1 Introduction to Solution Evaluation04:23
      • 8.2 Measure Solution Performance05:33
      • 8.3 Analyze Performance Measures07:42
      • 8.4 Assess Solution Limitations04:28
      • 8.5 Assess Enterprise Limitations08:07
      • 8.6 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value06:25
      • 8.7 Quiz
      • 8.8 Key Takeaways01:17
      • 8.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 09 - Agile Perspective 31:53
      • 9.1 Introduction to Agile Perspective01:12
      • 9.2 Change Scope03:55
      • 9.3 Business Analysis Scope01:52
      • 9.4 Approaches and techniques09:09
      • 9.5 Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring03:37
      • 9.6 Elacitation and collboration02:17
      • 9.7 Reqquirements life cycle management01:52
      • 9.8 Strategy Analysis01:10
      • 9.9 Requirement analysis and design definition03:33
      • 9.10 Solution evaluation01:49
      • 9.11 Quiz
      • 9.12 Key Takeaways01:27
      • 9.13 Case Study
    • Lesson 10 - Business Intelligence Perspective 26:14
      • 10.1 Introduction to Business Intelligence Perspective01:21
      • 10.2 Change Scope03:12
      • 10.3 Business Analysis Scope01:58
      • 10.4 Methodologies And Approaches03:34
      • 10.5 Underlying Competencies00:43
      • 10.6 Impact On Knowledge Areas14:05
      • 10.7 Quiz
      • 10.8 Key Takeaways01:21
      • 10.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 11 - Information Technology Perspective 27:56
      • 11.1 Introduction to Information Technology Perspective02:09
      • 11.2 Change Scope04:34
      • 11.3 Business Analysis Scope03:03
      • 11.4 Methodologies01:11
      • 11.5 Underlying Competencies01:14
      • 11.6 Impact on Knowledge Areas14:30
      • 11.7 Quiz
      • 11.8 Key Takeaways01:15
      • 11.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 12 - Business Architecture Perspective 39:40
      • 12.1 Introduction to Business Architecture Perspective02:09
      • 12.2 Change Scope02:53
      • 12.3 Business Analysis Scope01:47
      • 12.4 Business Architecture Reference Models14:12
      • 12.5 Underlying Competencies00:40
      • 12.6 Impact On Knowledge Areas16:23
      • 12.7 Quiz
      • 12.8 key Takeaways01:36
      • 12.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 13 - Business Process Management Perspective 30:36
      • 13.1 Introduction to Business Process Management Perspective01:24
      • 13.2 Change Scope05:00
      • 13.3 Business Analysis Scope02:19
      • 13.4 Frameworks, Methodologies and Techniques06:47
      • 13.5 Underlying Competencies00:42
      • 13.6 Impact on Knowledge Areas12:41
      • 13.7 Quiz
      • 13.8 Key Takeaways01:43
      • 13.9 Case Study
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  • How do you become a CBAP® certified professional?

    Becoming a certified professional can be accomplished in just a few easy steps.
    • Obtain a formal CBAP® training from an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider like Simplilearn.
    • Acquire the IIBA membership and apply for the CBAP® exam online on CBAP’s official website, for a total fee of $450.
    • Upon passing the exam, you will be awarded the CBAP® certification from IIBA

  • What are the prerequisites for the CBAP® Certification?

    The IIBA-CBAP® course requires:

    • Minimum 7500 hours of work experience in the last 10 years, 900 hours of which should be in four out of the six BABOK® Guide Version 3 Knowledge areas
    • A minimum 35 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
    • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional - CBAP®
    • A Signed Code of Conduct
    For more details please visit:

    Course advisor

    Jeff Allen
    Jeff Allen Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

    Jeff Allen is a highly-regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

    Tim Jerome
    Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

    Tim Jerome is an international project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor with over 10 years of experience in addition to his extensive project management consulting experience.


    Olga Barrett
    Olga Barrett Career Advisor @CV Wizard of OZ

    Great class. I really enjoyed the methodology of teaching... the study materials are appropriately designed and easy to follow...

    Amanda Stephens
    Amanda Stephens Senior FLAIR Analyst

    I enjoyed the training and intend to go for the CBAP certification. It would be wonderful to do a small project in the class or more exercises. Loved the star bucks cup project we went through.

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    Koteswara Tumuluru
    Koteswara Tumuluru Senior Manager

    Very useful, informative and well designed. Thank you.

    Hannah Sheklow
    Hannah Sheklow Salesforce Administrator & Business Analyst at Guidance Software

    I have enrolled in CBAP program at Simplilearn. The process was fantastic - from enrollment through to the course itself. I am able to access the course via my phone or computer, download course content, easily navigate through the documentation. The content is on point with what I expected and easy to understand. In addition, the customer service that I have received, both at the time of purchase and via follow-up, has been exceptional. I would highly recommend this site for continuing education.

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    Mayura Satoor
    Mayura Satoor BI consultant at Saama Technologies

    The LMS for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Certification Training is great in content and easy to use. It would help you prepare for the CBAP exam and support the pre-requisite (PDUs) for the exam. Highly recommended.

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    Esther Priyanka P.
    Esther Priyanka P. Senior Business Analyst at Training

    The trainer was great in explaining the application process. He was very articulate and patient. Simplilearn helped me built a lot of confidence while doing this course. Initially, I was worried that the course would be tough, but when the trainer is so confident that his students will clear the exam then that is a whole new level of boosting. Thank you Simplilearn.

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    Caleb Navarro
    Caleb Navarro Business Systems Architect

    The trainer took the time to answer every single question, he is skilled and explained how to think of the BA framework from the right perspective. The sessions were very interactive and focused on content and explained each knowledge area in detail.

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    Kurien Philip
    Kurien Philip

    It is by far the best course I have taken through Simplilearn. Double thumbs up

    Mark-Aston Smith
    Mark-Aston Smith

    The course helps with the business analysis concepts and techniques with good examples that can be readily applied in your day-to-day work and towards your CBAP certification. Highly recommended

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    David Purves
    David Purves

    This course helped me not only to succeed in the CBAP examination but also to excel in my career as a business analyst. Thanks Simplilearn

    Vinoth Kanna
    Vinoth Kanna Senior Business Analyst at SCIO Health Analytics

    I joined Simplilearn for CBAP certification program. The course material is good. The customer support team assists in enrolling for the certification and they also provide CBAP reference for you. They ask for regular feedback throughout the course and do implement them. The course is interactive. Sometimes the participants raise questions during the class and interrupt the flow of the session. My suggestion is it will be better if the trainer can proceed with class and keep the discussion at the end of the session. For any kind of assistance, you can contact the support and they are always happy to help.

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    Neha Verma
    Neha Verma Business Analyst

    Kudos to Simplilearn for imparting an amazing training experience. There can’t be a better mentor. The trainer is very comfortable with analogies he uses to explain the topic and this makes it easy to understand & remember things.

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    Prashant Mascarenhas
    Prashant Mascarenhas Senior Business Analyst (IT Consulting)

    Kudos to the trainer for sharing his personal experience of preparing and taking up the exam. This session was very interesting and helpful as it will guide and encourage us, the CBAP aspirants.

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    Ashish Aggarwal
    Ashish Aggarwal Senior Business Analyst at Trustees Executors Limited

    I had a great experience with Simplilearn. I took the CBAP course and found the videos, case studies, and the sample tests very informative. The training material is of high quality and queries are answered promptly. I would highly recommend Simplilearn to those who are looking forward to furthering their careers.

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    Krishna Priya Sankaralingam
    Krishna Priya Sankaralingam Business Analyst at Emirates

    Simplilearn's CBAP course content is extensive and comprehensive. The LMS is very much easier to read. Sales and support team have been of great help during any issues and are resolved very quickly. I have been recommending Simplilearn to my colleagues and acquaintances. I am very satisfied with Simplilearn.

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    • Where can I take the classes to prepare for the exam? Does IIBA® offer classes?

      Simplilearn offers CBAP® Exam Prep classes throughout the year. We offer online self-learning courses and online classroom training. The IIBA® does not provide any classes or training.

    • How can I get a copy of the BABOK® book to study?

      IIBA® members receive a complimentary copy of the BABOK® Guide Version 3 PDF. If you are an IIBA® member, you can download BABOK® Version 3 for your individual reference from IIBA® website. Non-members can purchase a copy of the BABOK® Guide Version 3 PDF for $29.95.

    • What other resources are available for learning the concepts other than the BABOK® Guide?

      The BABOK® Guide is the ideal resource and provides most of the reference materials. We also recommend using Simplilearn’s CBAP® Certification course materials, which are highly focused on the exam.

    • Where can I access the practice exams? Does the IIBA® provide practice tests?

      Simplilearn is an Endorsed Education Provider and offers CBAP® exam simulations / mock test papers. We provide around 700 questions in our CBAP® Online Study Exam. The IIBA® does not provide sample tests.

    • How do I sign up for the exam? How much does it cost?

      Certification requires a two-step process.

      • First, you must submit your application with the application fee (non-refundable) and pass the initial screening process for the CBAP® exams.
      • Once the IIBA® assesses your qualifications for the exam, you should schedule a date for the exam with the official testing agency. You will receive an email with the instructions once your reservation is approved. You can visit or the complete process.
      Exam fee structure:
      • The application fee is $125  and is non-refundable (i.e. regardless of whether your application is approved or declined).
      • The exam fee is $325 for IIBA® members and $450 for non-members.

    • What is the structure of the CBAP® BABOK® v3 exams?

      The CBAP® exam has a time limit of three and a half hours and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are based on case studies (one to one and a half pages of information) with multiple questions about each case. The exam assesses the candidate’s practical applications of the defined competencies for this Level 3 certification in the IIBA® Certification framework.

    • After completion of the application, how long does it take to get approved?

      The IIBA® will notify you that your application is being processed within two weeks of receiving the application. The IIBA® assesses the application for completeness of the certification requirements and will notify you of the results within 21 days of receiving the application via email.

    • Is it mandatory to have experience in all of the knowledge areas to apply?

      Yes. You are required to have 900 or more hours in at least four of the six core Knowledge Areas to apply for CBAP® certification.

    • Is it necessary to complete the required 25 hours of PD?

      Yes. 25 hours of professional development (PD) training are required before you may submit your application. However, you do not need to submit a course certificate with your application.

    • Do I need to retake the exams to remain certified?

      You do not need to retake an exam unless your certification has lapsed. However, CBAP® professionals are required to complete the IIBA® Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. For this, CBAPs should have a minimum of 60 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) during a three year CCR cycle.

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      Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or request a call back to have your questions answered.

    • Certification Process

      Simplilearn has a well-defined certification process that helps you face the challenges of the ever expanding and quickly changing IT industry.  In order to become certified, you must:

      • Complete at least 85% of the course or attend one complete batch
      • Pass any course simulation exams with a bare minimum score
      • Submit a project and get it approved by our panel of Subject Matter Experts
      • consult with our subject matter experts in the case of initial rejection to receive proper guidance on future project approval attempts.

    • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

      All of our highly-qualified trainers are ITIL-certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the field. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also
      ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

    • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

      Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified. They engage with you proactively to ensure you are following the course path and to enrich your learning experience,
      from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching assistance is available during business hours.

    • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

      We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

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