Business Analysis Certification
Our business analysis certification was built with the realization that the role of business analysis is changing and becoming more diverse. Just as roles on development teams are becoming less and less defined, a formal, siloed certification program no longer serves the best interest of organizations, students or the constant evolution of skills needed for success. While our program encompasses the breadth of business analysis, the path to certification is now a personalized experience.
Through the incorporation of badges, individuals and organizations can focus their learning experiences on the specializations that directly benefit their unique role/position. In addition to providing flexibility in your achievements, this analysis certification program is supported by Open Badges. Through Open Badges, student accomplishments can be shared through social media and other digital platforms.
Earn Badges and Get Certified
Our program is made up of two certification levels and seven badge specializations. As you progress in your certification journey, you will earn badges towards achieving the higher-level certifications. At the core, we believe all analysts, regardless of their environment, project type, or development approach, should possess the foundational skills covered in our Essential Skills for Business Analysis course. This class has been incorporated into our program at all levels.
BA Associate recognizes an intermediate ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions.
Essential Skills for Business Analysis Exam
Any 2 Badges
BA Certified recognizes an advanced ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions.
BA Associate Certification
Any 2 Additional Badges
Each badge was designed to concentrate on an area of competency or specialization. Badge selection should be driven by an individual or organization to address areas of improvement or career development. Think of these as the minors for a degree majoring in business analysis.
A few things to know about the badges:
- Badges can be received independently. They are not contingent on achievement of the certifications listed above.
- The hours required to receive a badge will vary. The receipt of a badge is based our instructor’s assessment of your knowledge and application of the material during class, not the hours.
- Our Essential Skills of Business Analysis course is made up of four individual courses. These individual courses are elements of some badges and are designated with an asterisk (*).
Analysis Planning Badge
Analysis Planning badge holders have demonstrated their ability to estimate and track the analysis effort on a project as a result of attending 3 of the following 5 courses:
- Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement
- Developing a Business Analysis Work Plan
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Risk Analysis and Planning
- Applying Business Analysis*
Note: due to the overlap in course material, credit will also be given for Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement to any Developing a Business Analysis Work Plan student.
Data Analysis Badge
Data Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their ability to elicit, analyze and model project/enterprise business data, contribute to business intelligence, and assist in data mining efforts as a result of attending the following courses:
Elicitation/Facilitation badge holders have demonstrated their ability to effectively engage stakeholders and manage meetings/workshops using various elicitation techniques as a result of attending the following courses:
Functional Analysis Badge
Functional Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions by defining and modeling functional needs as a result of attending the following courses:
Process Analysis Badge
Process Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions by defining and modeling business capability and process needs as a result of attending the follow courses:
Strategy and Solution Evaluation Badge
Strategy & Solution Evaluation badge holders have demonstrated their ability to align with organizational strategy, validate solutions, and ensure the delivery of business value as a result of attending 3 of 6 the following courses:
Other Industry Business Analysis Certifications
Our curriculum also supports the following industry certifications: