Spectramind Technologies Presents Training Program for the IIBA™ CBAP™ Certification examination (BABOK®-Ver 1.6)

Spectramind Technologies Presents Training Program for the IIBA™ CBAP™ Certification Examination (BABOK®-Ver 1.6)
Spectramind Solutions is a Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA)

Course Overview & Objective
Spectramind’s IIBA™ CBAP™ Exam Preparation Offerings

Spectramindsolutions a consulting and learning solutions company focused on knowledge transfer education and services for business, management and information technology professionals, today announces its expansive line of IIBA™ CBAP™ exam preparation offerings for Business Analysts.

As an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) for the IIBA™ and in response to their client requirements to have their Business Analysts achieve IIBA™ CBAP™ certification, SPECTRAMIND has supplemented their Business Analysis curriculum and services with products to support Business Analysts in preparing for the IIBA™ CBAP™ certification exam. SPECTRAMIND's suite of products include:

A 2-day "Fast Track to IIBA™ Certification" course
An online "CBAP™ Exam Simulation & Question Bank", and
"CBAP™ Study Aid Flash Cards"

SPECTRAMIND's, "Fast Track to IIBA™ Certification" course was designed by CBAP™'s to prepare participants for the exam by providing tools, exercises and a simulated test bank of questions that will enhance retention and recall of content from the Business Analysis Body Of Knowledge (BABOK™). "SPECTRAMIND's CBAP™ facilitators will guide you through the course with test taking strategies and assistance in comprehension and interpretation of the tasks & techniques of the BABOK™. We guarantee your success!,"

You will also earn CDU and PDU credits for this course and it is available both for public enrollment and privately, at your location. Public enrollment offerings are aligned with the dates and locations of the IIBA™ scheduled CBAP™ exams in 2008-2009.

The SPECTRAMIND "CBAP™ Exam Simulation & Question Bank" is included in the course or may be purchased as a separate product. This online bank of questions and simulated exam provides key practice components to test knowledge and focus limited study time to properly prepare for the exam. "Based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK™), SPECTRAMIND has prepared over 500 sample questions to enhance your preparation for the exam and provide that critical studying step - practice,"

To further enhance your preparation for the exam, SPECTRAMIND provides "CBAP™ Study Aid Flash Cards". This Study Aid consists of 150 Flash Cards that will walk you through the IIBA™ BABOK™ highlighting the most important key concepts. The activity of reading and then writing certain information is a proven memory enhancement technique and once filled in, the flash-fill cards then serve as excellent reference materials.

Business Analysts who have taken advantage of these offerings have complemented SPECTRAMIND (see our website for more details). All Business Analysts who have been Spectramindepted to sit for the IIBA™ CBAP™ exam should consider SPECTRAMIND's preparation offerings. For further detail or to register for any of these offerings, please visit SPECTRAMIND at To view the IIBA™'s CBAP™ exam schedule for 2008-2009 or for FAQ's pertaining to the exam itself, please visit the IIBA™ web site at

Who should attend?
• Entry-level IT Business Analysts
• Self-taught IT Business Analysts wanting to fill in the gaps and put all the pieces together
• Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area
• IT Project Managers with responsibility for business analysis

Topics Covered
1. What is Business Analysis?

What is Business Analysis?
Stages in Business Analysis
Roles and responsibilities of BA
BA Attributes
2. Enterprise Analysis – Defining the problem

The Business Architecture
Zachman framework
Poldat framework
Service Oriented Architecture
Conducting a feasibility Study
Defining the Project scope
Business case Development
Initial Risk Assessment
3. Requirements Planning and Management – Defining the process

4. Requirements Elicitation – Gathering Information

Elicitation Techniques
Focus Groups
Requirements Workshops
Document Analysis
Interface Analysis
Reverse Engineering
5. Requirements Analysis and Documentation – Defining the Solution Model

Requirement Documentation
Activity Diagram
Process Flow Model
Sequence Model
Data & Behaviour Model
Use case diagram
Use case Documentation
6. Requirements Communication – Ensuring Stakeholder involvement

7. Solution Assessment and Validation – Supporting the Balance of the Product Life Cycle

BA role in Software Testing
Testing strategies
Verification & Validation
Test case and Test Plan
Testing types/levels
User Acceptance Testing
8. UML modeling and prototyping (Rational Rose, Visio, Erwin, Visual paradigm, Enterprise Architect) with case studies and templates.
9. Project management (procurement management, Risk management, proposal writing) with case studies and templates.
10. SDLC (Traditional methodologies and Agile methodologies) models, Quality standards (ISO, CMMI) and Testing (Manual and Automation) with case studies and templates.
11. Different domains introductions (Telecom, Banking, E-Gov, Travel and hospitality, Health care, BPO,Engineering services).
12. Requirement gathering tools (Rational Requisitepro, Caliber RM, TopTeam)

Practical Application Sessions

1. Design and facilitate a Requirements-Gathering session

2. Developing Use Cases and a Use Case Diagram

3. Create a Business Process model

4. Creation of Business Requirement Document, UAT Test Plan

5. Overview of Project estimations using FPA

6. Hands on experience in Rational Requisite Pro, MS Visio ,Rational Rose and Visual Paradigm

7. An Model IIBA Exam to evaluate where you stand.

Delivery Method
• Training is designed as Highly Illustrative, interactive and is covered with extensive practical experience.
• More emphasis on discussions and queries.
• Includes useful templates and infrastructures for implementing Project Management.
• Case study material, exercises and appropriate handouts for extra reading/knowledge will be provided.
Our two-day Certified BUSINESS ANALYST training course provides a comprehensive and in-depth training in BUSINESS ANALYSIS theory and practice, taught by a CERTIFIED BUSINESS ANALYST Trainer.
The course format is divided equally between lecture, discussion, and exercises, with frequent opportunities to ask questions.

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