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Professional Certifications to Boost Your Career in 2023   

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Ready to earn a business analysis certification? Here are some tips for getting certified quickly.

Looking to get into business analysis? Or maybe you are already in the business analysis profession, and you are looking to grow your career. Business analysis is a great career with endless opportunities and getting a professional certification under your belt can help you get ahead. Getting certified in a specific area of business analysis provides you with validation of your enhanced capabilities. Peers, colleagues, and potential employers recognize professional credentials as an indication of your willingness to learn, plus it validates your level of expertise in specialized business areas. 


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The evolution of business analysis professionals expanding into roles depends on a combination of digital skills, business acumen, and targeted knowledge to drive better business outcomes across all industries. Here’s some areas of growth for business analysis professionals, where you can make an impact in 2023.  

Trends in Business Data Analytics 

As more tech companies disrupt the economy, more businesses are looking to compete in the modern economy by making their businesses more efficient by leveraging data. Business analysis professionals with business data analytics skills can help companies navigate and drive these changes in 2023. It’s estimated that  90% of corporate strategies explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency
IIBA’s Achieving More with Data research explains, “There are no exceptions to the rules of digital business – organizations need to be strategic about business data analytics. Three-quarters of executives want their company to become data-driven. Furthermore, 80% believe that data is at the forefront of the transformation, and disruption, of their industries. Yet, it is one thing to have a goal to use data in decisions and another to truly become a data-driven organization.” 

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Expand Your Career Opportunities with Data Analytics  
With 46% of business professionals reporting their organization has increased the focus on analytics during the pandemic, there’s opportunity for professionals to lead in the business data analytics space. IIBA's Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) recognizes your ability to effectively execute analysis related work in support of business analytics initiatives. 

Cybersecurity Analysis Insights 

Google and Microsoft will invest $30 billion in cybersecurity over the next five years and cyber threats have increased 81% since the global pandemic. The need for the Business Analysis community to include security as part of the holistic analysis will only increase as cybercrime threats grow as, only 40% say their organizations are prepared for the next large crisis.  
Business analysis professionals can be key players in mitigating cyber risks, with 20% of business analysis professionals report being involved in cybersecurity. Listen to first-hand experience in Business Analysis Live, as Bindu Channaveerappa, Director, IIBA UK Chapter and shares her experience as a business analyst working in Cybersecurity. 
Podcast: Cybersecurity for Business Analysis Professionals 
Advance Your Career with Cybersecurity  
IIBA and IEEE Computer Society have partnered to offer robust learning and certification program on Cybersecurity Analysis. Learn key cybersecurity concepts, best practices and core competencies used by leading technology experts. Find out more about the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®- CCA). 


Limited Time Offer

For a limited time, members save 20% on IIBA’s full suite of certification exams when they write between November 1 and December 29, 2023. Not an IIBA member? Simply purchase your membership first to take advantage of this exam rebate offer.

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*Terms & Conditions:  The 20% exam rebate offer applies to IIBA® Members in good standing who write including ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP®, IIBA®-AAC, IIBA®-CBDA, IIBA®-CCA, and IIBA®-CPOA exams from November 1 to December 29, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). The rebate applies to exam fees and exam rewrite fees only. The rebate will be applied to the original payment method after the exam is completed in USD and may take up to January 15, 2024, to be processed. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily so the amount refunded may differ from the purchase price. The exam rebate applies to the exam portion of the IIBA®-CCA and IIBA®-CPOA bundled price. The offer does not apply to bulk or volume purchase agreement (VPA) purchases. This offer is subject to change without notice. Note: The exam cannot be taken on the same day as the exam purchase. Exam scheduling availability is determined by the exam fulfillment service. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other IIBA promotional codes, discounts or offers.




About The Author:
Tiffani Iacolino

Tiffani Iacolino is a Product Marketing Manager at IIBA® and has 15+ years of marketing experience across the legal, technology, telecommunications, publishing, media, and professional services industries. She’s passionate about delivering meaningful products and solutions to the business analysis community, including IIBA’s latest offering the Cybersecurity Analysis Learning and Certification Program. Hailing from the Greater Toronto Area, she enjoys an amazing cup of coffee, running, and yoga -- between chasing her two adorable children! 


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