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:
Researching the solutions
Understanding Functional and Technical Requirements
Leading a team
Documenting project needs
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.
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.
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.
This is more suitable for senior Business Analysts looking to gain the highest level of certification to demonstrate their higher skill levels and expertise.