Why should I get certified?
Ever since the first group of 15 business analysis professionals sat for
the first offering of the Certified Business Analysis
(CBAP®) exam in 2006,
IIBA® has been continually asked the same
question: Why should I become certified?
There are many good reasons to earn a professional certification.
Personal recognition: Gain acknowledgement for your
skills, knowledge and expertise within the business analysis profession.
Increased income: In these difficult economic times,
organizations are willing to pay to get the right people in the right
positions. A professional certification may help increase your income,
as many CBAP® recipients have experienced.
They are identified as the senior members of the BA profession, and
organizations have begun to compensate them as such—see the salary
survey for more information.
Professional development opportunities: The work
required to seek professional certification such as getting the right
opportunities for work experience, studying for the exam, etc. are
beneficial to BA professionals, and represent a significant opportunity
to recognize senior BAs for what they have accomplished.
Effective business analysis execution: When it comes to
business analysis, organizations face many challenges: finding the right
people, getting them on the right projects/tasks, and ensuring that they
do the work as effectively as possible. Professional certification helps
organizations in identifying, hiring and retaining qualified BAs, and
ensuring their staff is using industry standard business analysis
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