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Top 10 Reasons To Get a CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) Certification

Top 10 Reasons to Get CBAP Certified

The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. A CBAP certification on your resume paves the way for professional growth and an increase in your earning potential. According to the 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey by the IIBA, CBAP holders earn 13% more than their non-certified peers.

What are the Top 10 Reasons to get a CBAP® Certification?

1. Get a globally recognized and in-demand Business Analysis (BA) certification. 

2. Improve your employability and earning potential. 

3. Showcase your professional competence and expertise in Business Analysis Planning and Strategy.

4. Demonstrate your knowledge, competency, and experience as a highly effective Business Analysis professional.

5. Expand the scope of your career and stand out to employers, peers, and recruiters. 

6. Explore work opportunities across practice areas like IT, BPM, and Project Management. 

7. Get recognized as a senior Business Analysis (BA) professional with practical BA work experience.

8. Demonstrate your ability to tackle complex Business Analysis projects. 

9. Improve your company's business processes and identify opportunities to achieve better results. 

10. Fast-track your career on the path of success and leadership in the field of Business Analysis. 

So are you ready to embark on a journey of preparing for the CBAP certification?

iCert Global is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

The company conducts 3-day instructor-led classroom and Live Online Training courses to prepare business analysis professionals for IIBA's CBAP certification exam


Let's take a look at the Eligibility requirements for earning a CBAP Certification:

To earn a CBAP designation, potential candidates have to:

- Complete a minimum of 7,500 hours of Business Analysis Work experience in the last 10 years.

- Within this BA experience of 7500 hours, a minimum of 900 hours of work experience should be completed in 4 of the 6 BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) Guide Knowledge Areas,

- Overall a potential candidate must have at least 3,600 hours of the required 7,500 hours of total work experience in 4 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas.

- Complete a minimum of 35 hours of Professional Development in the last 4 years.

- Provide two references; accept the signed code of conduct with IIBA and its terms and conditions.

- Pass the CBAP exam.

What’s the format of the CBAP Exam?

The CBAP exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions and must be completed within three and a half hours. 

CBAP exam questions are formulated from the BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) Guide and are both scenario and case study-based. 


Prospects of CBAP Certification


International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Certification Path: 


IIBA Certifications Path

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to get a CBAP® Certification:


1. Globally recognized business analysis certification
. According to the IIBA, as of September 30, 2019 there were 9727 CBAP certified professionals worldwide. A CBAP® certification recognizes seasoned BA professionals who have over five years of practical business analysis work experience. A CBAP Certification improves your marketability and employability.


2. Improves your earning potential
. CBAP holders earn 13% more than non-certified peers according to the IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey Summary Report.

As per Indeed.com the average salary of a Business Analyst in the United States is $74,757 per year. Data as of 5th November 2019. 


Average Business Analyst Salary in the United States - Annual Compensation




Scope of CBAP Certification


3
. Showcases your professional competence and expertise in

- Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

- Elicitation and Collaboration

- Requirements Life Cycle Management

- Strategy Analysis

- Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

- Solution Evaluation.


4
. Demonstrates your knowledge, professional competency, and experience as a highly effective business analysis professional.

Top 5 industries where BA professionals work are:

- Information Technology

- Finance and Insurance

- Government and Public Sector

- Business Professional Consulting

- Healthcare and Social Services


Top Practice Areas where Business Analysis Professionals Work



5
. Expands the scope of your career and allows you to stand out to employers and peers

Top 3 areas where BA professionals perform their work are

- Information Technology with a median annual compensation of US $76,306

- Business Process Management with a median annual compensation of US $77,492

and

- Project Management with a median annual compensation of US $74,433

Source: IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey Summary Report.


Business Analysis Salary Survey Median Compensation by Area of Work


6. Enables you to explore opportunities across practice areas.
 

Top 5 related practice areas where BA professionals work are

- Information Technology 

- Business Process Management 

- Project Management

- Change Management 

- Data Management

with average salaries of $76,306 in IT; $77,492 in BPM, and $74,433 in Project Management, as per information provided in the IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey Summary Report.


Top 5 Related Practice Areas where Business Analysis Professionals Work


7. Enables you to get recognized as a senior BA professional with practical business analysis work experience.

53% of Business Analysts hold a senior role in their organization, according to the 2018 IIBA Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey.


8. Demonstrates your ability to tackle complex projects.

45% of all respondents of the IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey reported an increased fulfillment at work, an increase in salary, promotion, and greater confidence at work with a CBAP credential.


9. Improves business processes and identifies opportunities to achieve better business results.
 

Nearly 70% of BA professionals practice agile approaches and 77% of BAs report being involved in digital initiatives, according to the IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey.


10. Propels your career on the path of success and leadership in the field of Business Analysis.
 

34% of IIBA certified BA professionals are between 26-35 years of age and 64% have 10 years' experience or less, according to the IIBA - 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey Summary Report.  

A CBAP certification turbo charges your Business Analysis career on the path of success and progress.


So what are you waiting for? Take the first step towards your goal of achieving a CBAP certification by reaching out to our training consultants today.

For more information about our Business Analysis certification training courses worldwide, visit us at www.icertglobal.com, email us at info {at} icertglobal {dot} com or 
Call Now! on +1-713-287-1213/1214.

iCert Global is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider for conducting CBAP certification training courses worldwide.


What’s your preferred mode of training to prepare for the CBAP Exam? Is it Classroom, Live Online, or E-learning? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 


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