Certified Professional Business Analyst (CPBA)

Certification Overview

Certified Professional Business Analyst (CPBA)

Exam Code: CPBA-001

The Certification Program is designed to provide you with the core skills, knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed as a Business Analyst in today’s global marketplace.  The Certification addresses real-world problems that business analysts face, demonstrate how to use business analyst techniques and tools, and use exercises to enhance the transfer of knowledge back to the participant’s workplace.

The Certified Professional Business Analyst (CPBA)® is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. The CPBA® Certificate series covers the overall process of business analysis, where and how it fits in the project life cycle, and the business context.

The CPBA® program focuses on analyzing current best practices from some of the most successful companies utilizing Business Analysis today. You will learn to better define and manage requirements, elicit information from stakeholders, analyze business processes and find innovative and efficient solutions to even the most challenging business problems.

E-Course Duration: 20 to 25 Hours

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score a percentage of 70% (70 out of 100 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 Minutes (90 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Professional Business Analyst (CPBA)® Certificate is valid for life.    

CPBA® is a Registered Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Professional Business Analyst (CPBA)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction

  • 1.1 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • 1.2 What is Business Analysis?
  • 1.3 Key concepts
  • 1.4 Knowledge Areas
  • 1.5 Systems/Software Development Life Cycle
  • 1.6 Techniques
  • 1.7 Underlying Competencies
  • 1.8 Business Analysis Information

Module 2 – Business Analysis

  • 2.0 Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
  • 2.1 Plan Business Analysis Approach.
  • 2.2 Conduct Stakeholder Analysis.
  • 2.3 Plan Business Analysis Activities.
  • 2.4 Plan Business Analysis Communication.
  • 2.5 Plan Requirements Management Process.
  • 2.6 Manage Business Analysis Performance.

Module 3 – Elicitation

  • 3.1 Elicitation
  • 3.2 Preparation for Elicitation
  • 3.3 Conduct Elicitation Activity
  • 3.4 Document Elicitation Results
  • 3.5 Confirm Elicitation Results

Module 4 – Requirements Management and Communication

  • 4.1 Manage Solutions Scope and Requirements
  • 4.2 Manage Requirements Traceability
  • 4.3 Maintain Requirements for reuse
  • 4.4 Communicate Requirements

Module 5 – Enterprise Analysis

  • 5.1 Define Business Need.
  • 5.2 Assess Capability Gaps.
  • 5.3 Determine Solution Approach
  • 5.4 Define Solution Scope
  • 5.5 Define Business Case

Module 6 – Requirements Analysis

  • 6.1 Prioritize Requirements.
  • 6.2 Organize Requirements.
  • 6.3 Specify and Model Requirements.
  • 6.4 Define Assumptions and Constraints.
  • 6.5 Verify Requirements.
  • 6.6 Validate Requirements.

Module 7 – Solution Assessment and Validation

  • 7.1 Assess Proposed Solution
  • 7.2 Allocate Requirements
  • 7.3 Define Transition Requirements
  • 7.4 Validating Solutions

Target Audience

Business and systems analysts, internal and external consultants and advisors, managers, team leaders, define and manage requirements through the development cycle, elicit information from stakeholders to define requirements or if your job involves solving, defining or analyzing business problems.

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • Valid for 40 days
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  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 230 USD


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  • Price: 170 USD
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