BA Associate and Certified Certifications

BA Associate and Certified Certifications
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Introduction

In 2019, Netmind acquired their partner company, B2T Training. As a pioneer in the business analysis training industry, B2T established a certification program before the IIBA was even formed. The program recognizes the skill set necessary to enable change in an enterprise by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. With the purchase, Netmind absorbed this certification and is excited to offer it to our customers.

While the program encompasses the breadth of business analysis, the path to certification is a personalized experience. Through the incorporation of badges, individuals and organizations can focus their learning experiences on the specializations that directly benefit their unique role/position. The program is made up of two certification levels and seven badge specializations. As they progress in their certification journeys, students will earn badges towards achieving the higher-level certifications.

Certifications + Courses

BA Certified

BA Certified recognizes an advanced ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions. To achieve the BA Certified certification, students must:

  • Possess the BA Associate certification
  • Acquire 2 additional badges

BA Associate

BA Associate recognizes an intermediate ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions. To achieve the BA Associate certification, students must:

  • Pass our Essential Skills for Business Analysis exam
  • Acquire 2 badges

Business Analysis Badges

Each badge was designed to concentrate on an area of competency or specialization. Badge selection should be driven by an individual or organization to address areas of improvement or career development. Think of these as the minors for a degree majoring in business analysis.

A few things to know about the badges:

  • Badges can be received independently. They are not contingent on achievement of the certifications listed above.
  • The hours required to receive a badge will vary. The receipt of a badge is based our instructor’s assessment of your knowledge and application of the material during class, not the hours.
  • Our Essential Skills of Business Analysis course is made up of four individual courses. These individual courses are elements of some badges and are designated with an asterisk (*)

Agile Analysis Badge

Agile Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to support agile project teams, enable change by defining needs, and ensure valuable solutions as a result of attend these 2 courses.

Analysis Planning Badge

Analysis Planning badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to estimate and track the analysis effort on a project as a result of attend these 3 of 4 of these courses. (Note: due to the overlap in course material, credit will also be given for Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement to any Developing a Business Analysis Work Plan student.)

Business Rules Badge

Business Rules badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to elicit, analyze, and model organizational business rules as a result of attending these 2 courses.

Data Analysis Badge

Data Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to elicit, analyze, and model project/enterprise business data, contribute to business intelligence, and assist in data mining efforts result of attending these 2 courses.

Elicitation/Facilitation Badge

Elicitation/Facilitation badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to effectively engage stakeholders and manage meetings/workshops using various elicitation techniques as a result of attending these 2 courses.

Functional Analysis Badge

Functional Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions by defining and modeling functional needs as a result of attending these 2 courses.

Process Analysis Badge

Process Analysis badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to enable change and ensure valuable solutions by defining and modeling business capability and process needs as a result of attending these 2 courses.

Strategy & Solution Evaluation Badge

Strategy & Solution Evaluation badge holders have demonstrated their comprehension and ability to align with organizational strategy, validate solutions, and ensure the delivery of business value as a result of attending 2 of 6 of these courses.

Questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding our certification and badge program, including answers about accessing your certification record.

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