Yes, you must be a Member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) to be a voting member of the Columbus Ohio Chapter. However, you do not need to be a voting member to attend Columbus Ohio Chapter meetings and events.
Go to https://www.iiba.org/SignUp/SignUp.aspx?&WebsiteKey=9684abbe-1ef8-407a-90c2-e90d80b9d053&hkey=cd6622f5-5685-4bf9-85c8-a78f56f71ae0 and follow the instructions on how to join.
The initial IIBA membership fee is $125.00 USD. The renewal fee for existing members is $110.00 USD.
As of January 1, 2015, there is no fee to attend the Columbus Ohio Chapter meetings and functions. To be a voting Chapter member, you must be an IIBA member but there is no additional Chapter fee.
Business analysts identify the business needs of their clients and stakeholders and help to craft solutions to business problems.
Business analysts develop and manage requirements. Specifically, business analysts elicit, analyze, validate, and document business, organizational, and operational requirements. Business analysts approach requirements impartially. They are not driven by predetermined attitudes or solutions. The solutions business analysts help to create often involve systems development, but they may also frequently involve process improvement and organizational change.
Business analysts are important facilitators assembling key data and providing clear communication that bridges the interests of clients, stakeholders, and solution team.
Business analysis is not financial analysis, project management, quality assurance, organizational development, testing, or training and documentation development. The responsibilities of any individual business analyst, however, may entail some or all of these functions.
Yes, you must be a member of the IIBA® to be a voting member of the Columbus Ohio Chapter. However, you do not need to be a voting member to attend a Columbus Ohio Chapter meeting or event.
Look for our next event under our “Events” tab and come to a meeting; or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Membership Team will contact you. As of January 1, 2015, there is no fee to attend a Columbus Ohio Chapter meeting or event. To be voting member of the Columbus Ohio Chapter, you must join the International Association and you then are automatically a voting member of the Chapter.
The CBAP exam has 150 questions.
All the questions are multiple choice with four possible answers to select from. Some questions are based on “comprehension” (e.g. definition, recall, etc.) and others are based on “situational analysis” (e.g. given a scenario, which is the best course of action) where the applicant must do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer. It is neither all of one type or the other but covers a range of Blooms taxonomy.
The exam is based on the tasks identified in the BABOKTM . While some information is contained in the BABOKTM , it is not the sole source of questions on the exam, the BABOK TM references other sources the candidate may find helpful.
To prepare for the exam please refer to the BABOK and the references in the back of the BABOK. The exam is also based on experience. You may also want to look at the EEP listing (http://www.theiiba.org) for any additional training you may require.
Candidates will be given three and a half hours to complete the exam.
The exam is computer-based.
“Cut scores” are developed using psychometric procedures lead by Castle Worldwide. After each examination the “cut score” is calculated based on the cumulative performance of test items and adjusted as needed. The IIBA Certification Body will not publicly reveal the “cut score” or the pass rate for any exam, although these will be monitored to ensure the effectiveness of the exam.
The exam is the final requirement for CBAP certification and anyone desiring to take the exam must first apply for certification and pass the initial screening process. Once determined to be “qualified” to sit for the exam, the individual will have the ability to sign up for the exam date of their choice on the IIBA website.
After you have finished taking the exam, you will be asked to take a survey. Once the survey is completed, you will be given your results.
More detailed procedures are being developed for the certification process. At this time there is no limit on how many times a candidate can take the exam.
Yes, there will be exams offered internationally.