Online Self Study


Key Features:
  • 32 hours of instructor-led training/ 24 hours of e-learning content
  • 3 Simulation exams aligned to IIBA and 4 practice exams
  • 11 case studies & 12 end-of-chapter quizzes
  • Aligned to BABOK® Guide Version 3
  • 35 IIBA CDUs offered
  • 25 PMI PDUs offered
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This business analysis course is designed to help professionals gain new skills and expertise in advanced documentation, effective planning and creation of business solutions. This CBAP exam preparation course aligns to the high standards set by IIBA® and will ensure continued success in the field of business analysis. Professionals with CBAP business analyst certification will be able to stay relevant with rapid changes in the IT industry and competencies in all aspects of business analysis.

Exam and Certification

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 MSys Trainig.
    • 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 of 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

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

    MSys Trainig 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 are other resources 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 MSys Trainig’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?

    MSys Trainig 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.
  • How do I find out more about the training program?

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

     MSys Trainig 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. 
  • What are the other related courses I can explore?

  • The other related courses that you can explore are:

    1. PMP® Certification
    2. PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner
    3. CAPM® Certification
    4. Project Management Expert
    5. PMI-PgMP® Certification
    6. CCBA®-Certification of Competency in Business Analysis
    7. PMI-RMP® Certification
    8. PRINCE2® Foundation
    9. Software Estimation


Lesson 1: Introduction to CBAP certification
 What IIBA is
 Benefits of IIBA Professional Certification
 Eligibility for CBAP certification
 The exam application Process
 The exam outline
 CBAP exam blueprint
 Recertification

Lesson 2: Introduction to BABOK V3
 What is business analysis?
 What does a business analyst do?
 Business Analysis Core Concept Model the Knowledge Areas defined in BABOK Version 3
 What are the underlying competencies of a business analyst?
 The techniques and perspectives in the business analysis

Lesson 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
 How to plan Business Analysis Approach
 How to plan Stakeholder Engagement
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 How to plan Business Analysis Information Management and Governance
 How to identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements
 Understand tools and techniques used in Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Lesson 4: Elicitation and Collaboration
 Prepare and conduct an elicitation
 Confirm the results of elicitation
 Communicate the business analysis information
 Manage stakeholder collaboration

Lesson 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management
 Trace requirements
 Maintain requirements
 Prioritize requirements
 Assess changes to the requirements
 Approve the requirements

Lesson 6: Strategy Analysis
 Analyze the Current State
 Define the Future State
 Assess Risks
 Define the Change Strategy
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Lesson 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
 Specify and Model Requirements
 Verify Requirements
 Validate Requirements
 Define Requirements Architecture
 Define Design Options
 Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Lesson 8: Solution Evaluation
 Measure Solution Performance
 Analyze Performance Measures
 Assess the limitations of the solution
 Assess the limitations of an enterprise
 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

Lesson 9: Agile Perspective
 Describe agile business analysis
 Change scope
 Define the business analysis scope
 Approaches and techniques
 The underlying competencies
 The impact on knowledge areas
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Lesson 10: Business Intelligence Perspective
 What is Business Intelligence?
 Change scope
 Define the business analysis scope
 The methodologies and approaches
 The underlying competencies
 The impact on knowledge areas

Lesson 11: Information Technology Perspective
 About Information technology (IT)
 Change scope
 Define the business analysis scope
 The methodologies
 The underlying competencies
 The impact on knowledge areas

Lesson 12: Business Architecture Perspective
 About Business Architecture
 Change Scope
 Define the Business analysis scope
 The Reference models and techniques
 The underlying competencies
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 The impact on knowledge areas

Lesson 13: Business Process Management Perspective
 About Business Process Management
 Change Scope
 Define the Business analysis scope
 The frameworks, methodologies, and techniques
 The underlying competencies
 The impact on knowledge areas