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Business Analyst Certifications

Business Analyst Certifications

Overview: This document will share information about business analyst certifications.

Before we look into the Business analyst certifications, let’s understand business analyst roles. It can be broadly classified into two categories:

Functional Analyst – Focus on any specific technology or business domain

IT Business Analyst – Role that involves interaction between business and technology teams.

Let’s look a bit more in detail about the roles of Business Analyst before moving to the business analysis certifications. The business analyst is a professional who performs multiple jobs such as Data Analyst, Reporting Analyst, Project Lead, Project Manager etc. In other words, business analyst is a multi-tasker.

Some of the roles are:

Requirement analysis

Researching the solutions

Understanding Functional and Technical Requirements

Leading a team

Documenting project needs

Organizing meetings

Communicating and presenting the solutions with the client

Different vendors provide BA certifications.

3 vendors offer professional business analyst qualifications in Australia:

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

British Computer Society (BCS)

Project Management Institute (PMI)


IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)

IIBA Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA)

IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (AAC)

IQBBA Certified Foundation Level Business Analyst (CFLBA)

IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)

PMI-Professional in Business Analysis (PBA) Certification

Project Management institute

PMI Professional in Business Analysis

British computer society (BCS)


It’s the foundation level and people begin their business analysis journey from here.

Business Analysis Foundation

Business Change

Commercial Awareness


Once an individual gained a foundation level certification, they can move to the practitioner level and gain practical skills. By completing modules, it can be used to gain a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis as well.

Business Analysis Practice

Benefits Management and Business Acceptance

Modelling Business Processes

Data Management Essentials

Requirements Engineering


Professional level would assist the individual to become a Chartered IT Professional or Business Analysis Expert. These certifications demonstrate you have developed analytical, business and personal skills at specialist level. By completing modules, individual can work towards a BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis as well.

Advanced Requirements Engineering

Agile Business Analysis

Benefits Planning and Realization

Business Architecture

Business Finance

Data Analysis

Stakeholder Engagement

Team Leadership


This is more suitable for senior Business Analysts looking to gain the highest level of certification to demonstrate their higher skill levels and expertise.

Expert BA Award

Developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and BA Manager Forum (BAMF)

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