Business Analysis Certification

Agile and Analysis Certificates and Badges

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 four certification levels and eight 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.

Certification Levels

  • Agile Analysis Practitioner recognizes an advanced ability to support agile project teams, enable change by defining needs, and ensure valuable solutions.
  • PO Practitioner recognizes the ability to support agile project teams, enable change by defining needs, and ensure valuable solutions as well as effective management of the product backlog.
  • BA Associate recognizes an intermediate ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions.
  • BA Certified recognizes an advanced ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions.

Achievement Requirements:

Agile Analysis Badge
+
Proficiency Exam

Achievement Requirements:

Agile Analysis Badge
+
Business Analysis for Product Owners Course
+
Proficiency Exam

Achievement Requirements:

Essential Skills for Business Analysis Exam
+
Any 2 Badges

Achievement Requirements:

BA Associate Certification
+
Any 2 Additional Badges
+
Comprehensive Final Exam

Badge Specializations

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 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 the badge is based on confirming your knowledge and application of the material, not the hours. Depending on the badge, this may be achieved through a proficiency exam or during class by demonstrating your abilities through intensive workshop activities.
  • Some courses offer a test out option for experienced analysts. Study guides are available for these courses. See our FAQs for more information and a listing of test out eligible courses.
  • 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 (*).

Agile Analysis Badge

Agile Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their ability to support agile project teams, enable change by defining needs, and ensure valuable solutions as a result of achieving the following criteria:

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 achieving the following criteria:

Business Rules Badge

Business Rules badge holders have demonstrated their ability to elicit, analyze and model organizational business rules as a result of achieving the following criteria:

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 achieving the following criteria:

Facilitation/Elicitation Badge

Elicitation/Facilitation badge holders have demonstrated their ability to effectively engage stakeholders and manage meetings/workshops using various elicitation techniques as a result of achieving the following criteria:

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 achieving the following criteria:

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 achieving the following criteria:

Strategy and Solution Evaluation Badge

Strategy & Solution Evaluation Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their ability to align with organizational strategy, validate solutions, and ensure the delivery of business value as a result of achieving the following criteria:

Questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding our certification and badge program, including answers for existing BA Associate and BA Certified certification holders and accessing your certification record.

Other Industry Business Analysis Certifications

Our curriculum also supports the following industry certifications:

Achieve a B2T certification level or badge:

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