As I’m sure many readers will be aware, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) recently launched the IIBA®-AAC. AAC stands for “Agile Analysis Certificate” and as you’d expect this is a certification program aimed at BAs working in an agile environment. I recently sat (and passed!) the exam, and since then a number of people have asked me if I have any tips. With this in mind, I thought I’d put together a blog post whilst the experience of studying was fresh in my mind. I hope that you find this useful.
CBAP / CCBA
It seems that more and more people are becoming interested in IIBA’s CBAP and CCBA certification. Many teams combine formal training with self-study to maximise their chances of passing the exam first time. This is an excellent idea, as forming a CBAP/CCBA Study group can be a great way of getting people together to share knowledge. It will help you keep up the momentum as you head towards the exam, and will also provide you with the forum to discuss any queries that you have. In fact, I was part of a study group and this really helped me feel more confident when sitting my CBAP exam!
The challenge can be knowing how and where to start. If you’re considering forming and running a study group in your organisation or BA community, you might find the following tips helpful:
How to form a study group
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