CBAP Certification Exam Preparation Steps and Tips
So finally you have made up your mind and planned to take up the most coveted certification in the Business analysis domain after much procrastination and contemplations. First of all I must congratulate you on your plans of getting certified. That’s the best gift possibly you can give your professional career.
Good news is that more and more professionals are taking it up and making it all the more in demand. The initial apprehension on the new pattern of CBAP certification exam on BABoK v3 seem to be fading with this popularity.
IIBA has also recently announced the dates for the v3 exam results after the benchmarking of the pass score is done.
With the results being announced there would definitely be more inputs on the examination process.
Here we are back with the next post filled with useful information on CBAP question, Preparation tips, and what to expect in the exam.
Thanks to all business analysis professionals and certification seekers for the overwhelming response to our question of the day series.
So here we are back with our CBAP model question again:
As you can see our learning platform has all the features of the real exam like you can mark questions for review, you can leave some questions to answer later and come back to them later.
The report shows you the question and the options as well as the correct option along with the explanation/justification of the correct answer:
Along with the question of the day we also share some tips or information related to the CBAP exam as well.
Todays tips are based on the latest tips on CBAP exam preparation for v3 based exam and this would be beneficial for all those preparing for CBAP exam or planning to sit for the exam soon.
CBAP V3 based examination tips
Out of all the inputs we have in last few months, you can take these summary and prepare accordingly:
- The questions will be a mix of case and scenarios, cases are going to be quite long, be prepared to read long cases
- Scenarios are short but the options are the challenging since there are at least two which are close to each other
- No memorization of inputs , tasks etc needed like V2
- There will be calculation based questions with decimals etc so be prepared to do the calculations
- Need good time management to answer all questions
CBAP Preparation FAQ:
I have around 10 years of experience as a business analyst but my designation is not Business analyst. How do I prove my experience as a business analyst? How is IIBA going to verify my experience, are all my previous job supervisors going to be contacted for this?
You don’t need to be called as business analyst in designation to be eligible for CBAP exam. Your roles and responsibility is what matters for the application filing and the CBAP exam.
Yes your references will be contacted as part of the application filing process.
Yes you have to provide the supervisors names for the previous positions as part of work history details in the application filing process.
And total work hours worked as per knowledge areas of BABoK.
Whats the best way to prepare for CBAP certification examination after the training
- Go through the CBAP study guide at least 4/5 times – Sample Study Guide
- Watch the youtube class videos – Sample Class Video
- Solve the concept questions –
- Solve the warm up questions
- Move on to drill/scenario based questions
- Then to case based questions – Sample Question Bank
- Finally simulation questions.
- Go for the exam when you are good with the concepts since the case based questions test your business analysis concepts.
Take a look at the sample course material over here.
Sample Study Guide and Question Bank
The Adaptive learning platform is loaded with 1000+ questions for taking the participant through a gradual process of learning with Concept questions -> Warm up questions ->Drill questions -> Case-based questions – > Simulation tests.
This process enhances learning and clarity of concepts, which ultimately helps the professional to be a better business analyst end of the day.
See a small video on the learning platform here –
The learning should be based on concepts/skills and should ultimately help anyone in their day to day job rather than only getting a certificate.
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I also coach and mentor business analysts in their pursuit for achieving CBAP, CCBA, ECBA and CPRE certifications.
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