Chicago area career training

Certified Business Analysis - IIBA

Summary

Instructor-led
1795
On-site
Call
Duration
24 Hours
* Pricing and Logistics are subject to change without notice.
 

As technology becomes more advanced and more organizations adopt Agile practices, there is a high demand for Business Analysts who are masters of communication, research, strategy, and requirements analysis. Individuals with these skills earn salaries ranging from $60K-$90K. Business Analysis Fundamentals is often taken in conjunction with PMP® certification because many organizations expect individuals to perform both roles. However, the knowledge gained from this workshop can be applied to any discipline or industry.

Who benefits from Business Analysis training?

  • Any Project Managers also looking to perform Business Analysis duties
  • Anyone with a management or leadership position looking to make their projects more effective
  • Anyone looking to get into the project management field or take on a more strategy-driven role
  • Anyone who wishes to improve business strategy and hone consulting and communication skills

About This Course

This dynamic 3-day workshop provides an understanding of Business Analysis best practices, tasks and templates outline in the BABOK® Guide. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on simulation exercises, this course provides students with the tools necessary to improve the overall success of their projects and a foundation for IIBA certifications exams. 

Course Objectives

  • Understands the Business Analysis role
  • Can list and describe the appropriate Tasks and Techniques
  • Demonstrates fundamental knowledge and importance of core concepts and key terms
  • Exhibits fundamental understanding of requirements classification schema
  • Displays a minimum proficiency in the Underlying Competencies
  • Able to follow defined processes and techniques to perform tasks

WIOA Approved Training Course

Outline

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • Introduction                                 
    • IIBA Overview   
    • Purpose of BABOK
    • Overview of BABOK Structure
    • Overview of BABOK Knowledge Areas
    • Business Analysis and Business Analyst
    • Role of the Business Analyst
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts
    • Business Analysis Core Concept Model Defined
    • Key Terms
    • Requirements Classification Schema
    • Review of Key Stakeholders
    • Team Exercise: Core Concept Random Walk
  • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
    • Introduction
    • Plan Business Analysis Approach
    • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
    • Plan Business Analysis Governance
    • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
    • Techniques: Estimation, Communication Plan, RACI Matrix
    • Team Exercises: Stakeholder Analysis, BA Communication Plan
    • Practice Questions on Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
  • Elicitation and Collaboration
    • Introduction
    • Prepare for Elicitation
    • Conduct Elicitation
    • Confirm Elicitation Results
    • Communicate Business Analysis Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Techniques: Brainstorming, Document Analysis, Focus Groups
    • Individual Exercise: Check the Reasons
    • Team Exercise: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Brainstorming
    • Practice Questions on Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
    • Introduction
    • Trace Requirements
    • Maintain Requirements
    • Prioritize Requirements
    • Assess Requirements Changes
    • Approve Requirements
    • Techniques: Grouping, Ranking, Budgeting/Time Boxing, Negotiation, Decision Analysis, Risk Analysis, MoSCoW
    • Practice Questions on Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Strategy Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Analyze Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Assess Risks
    • Define Change Strategy
    • Techniques: Functional Decomposition, Use Case Diagram, Survey/Questionnaire, Risk Register, Risk Impact Scale,                     Root Cause Analysis
    • Team Exercises: Functional Decomposition, Create Use Case Diagram
    • Practice Questions on Strategy Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    • Introduction
    • Specify and Model Requirements
    • Verify Requirements
    • Define Requirements Architecture  
    • Define Design Options
    • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
    • Techniques: Decision Models, Data Modeling, Data Dictionary, Zachman Framework
    • Practice Questions on Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Solution Evaluation
    • Introduction
    • Measure Solution Performance
    • Analyze Performance Measures
    • Assess Solution Limitations
    • Assess Enterprise Limitations
    • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value
    • Techniques: Non-Functional Requirements, Data Mining, Benchmarking
    • Individual Exercise: Gap Analysis
    • Practice Questions on Solution Evaluation
  • Underlying Competencies
    • Introduction
    • Behavioral Characteristics
    • Business Knowledge
    • Communication Skills
    • Interaction Skills
    • Tools and Technology
    • Team Exercises: Saying "No", Underlying Competencies
    • Practice Questions on Underlying Competencies
  • Exam Information                       

Prerequisites

 

 

Exam Details

Exam: ECBA - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™

Membership, application and exam fee.

Exam Information

Exam Code ECBA CCBA
Prerequisites

21 hours of Professional Development in last 4 years
(covered in MicroTrain course)

  • 2 references from a career manager, client, or CBAP® recipient
  • 21 hours of Professional Development in last 4 years (covered in MicroTrain course)
  • 3,750 hours of business analysis work experience within the last 7 years. 
  • 900+ hours in 2 of the 6 knowledge areas 

                                  -OR-

          500+ hours  in 4 of the knowledge areas

Number of Questions 50 130
Passing Score N/A N/A
Types of Questions Multiple choice Multiple choice
Length of Test 1 hour 3 hours
Exam Results Provided via email within 2 weeks from the date of completed exam. Provided via email within 2 weeks from the date of completed exam.

Exam: CCBA - Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™

Membership, application and exam fee.

Course Schedule

Chicago
200 W Adams Suite 410 Chicago, IL 60606
07/19/2017 - 07/21/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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08/12/2017 - 08/26/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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08/23/2017 - 08/25/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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10/04/2017 - 10/06/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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11/08/2017 - 11/10/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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12/02/2017 - 12/16/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Lombard
720 E Butterfield Rd Suite 100 Lombard, IL 60148
07/01/2017 - 07/15/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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07/05/2017 - 07/07/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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08/09/2017 - 08/11/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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09/20/2017 - 09/22/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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10/07/2017 - 10/21/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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10/25/2017 - 10/27/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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12/06/2017 - 12/08/2017 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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