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Thinking About Certification? Read These Blogs

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We get it. Business analysis certification is a big step in your career, and you want to ace it. That’s why we’ve written a lot about how to do just that.

When preparing for a certification exam, simply getting started can often feel overwhelming. To help, we’ve curated a list of IIBA’s best blog posts on business analysis certification preparation. They cover a range of relevant information on a variety of certifications to help transform your career and bolster your skill set.

Take a look at these top 10 blogs—you can thank us later!

Getting Started

First up is a blog that provides a very brief, gentle introduction to the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation. It also includes a very helpful Q&A on various aspects of CBAP, including career outlook after certification, how it compares to other certifications, and sample questions from previous CBAP exams.

Here are 5 Things You Need to Know Before Writing the CBAP Certification Exam.

But you may not be ready for the CBAP, and that’s okay! Check out the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)—an important first step for professionals in the early phases of their business analysis career. In Your ECBA Questions, Answered, we answer the most common questions about pursuing the ECBA and starting your business analysis journey.

Why Get Certified?

If you’re still unsure whether certification is right for you, don't worry! Our next blog walks you through the most common questions about certification and whether the investment is right for you. Delve into the details: Why Get Certified? | Answering Your Questions.

Need some more tips? Getting a business analysis certification can help you get started as a business analysis professional or build your existing analysis career. Discover more by reading about the Top 3 Business Analysis Certification Tips.

Exam Preparation

Once you’re comfortable with the basics of the certification you want to achieve, it’s time to move on to the exam itself.

IIBA exams are offered as online, remote proctored exams that require a desktop or laptop, an internet connection, a working webcam, and a microphone. The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Proctoring aims to answer your questions about online proctoring, discussing best practices as well as key exam preparation tips.

Next up, this blog is all about getting you prepared for the big day, specifically the CBAP exam. It provides some very broad advice for those who are curious about the CBAP exam. Continue reading in Preparing for my CBAP Exam.

While getting certified is a rewarding experience, some exam writers fail despite investing time, effort, and commitment to prepare. The article 10 Tips to Improve Your ECBA Exam Score explores the biggest stumbling blocks and recommends strategies to avoid common traps.

Now What?

Now that you’ve done a ton of reading, hopefully you’ve earned that business analysis certification and you’re considering a new job. If so, this next blog is for you.

In 21 Tips for an Effective Job Search, a top business analysis recruiting expert breaks down the best ways to navigate your job search. Finding the right job starts with creating the right resume. If you’re looking for a business analysis job, make it your mission to create a great resume using our Recipe for the Perfect Business Analysis Resume.

IIBA’s Career Center is the most effective way to connect employers to qualified business analysis professionals across all disciplines and career journeys. Did you know that members can post multiple resumes and cover letters or choose a career profile that leads employers directly to them? Plus, industry certifications can be highlighted to boost your appeal to employers. 

Find out more by reading Tools for Finding Your Dream Business Analysis Job in 2023.

IIBA offers a variety of industry-standard business analysis certifications. If you aren’t sure which certification to start with, consider the ECBA or explore the  4 Steps to Business Analysis Certification
We hope this curated list of articles is helpful on your professional certification journey!

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About the Author
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Tiffani Iacolino is a Senior Manager,  Product Marketing 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. 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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