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IIBA Certification in Business Data Analytics (CBDA)

  • 23 August 2019
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HI!

Just wondering if there are any people in this community who are interested in or investigating the newest certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the Certification in Business Data Analytics (CBDA). The certification was just announced, and there don’t seem to be any training recources aligned with it.

If anyone is interested, how are you preparing for the exam?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Thanks!

Tom

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I am interested and I am also trying to figure it out
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They have training resources here:

https://www.iiba.org/certification/specialized-business-analysis-certifications/business-data-analytics-certification/

Since the exam is based on their book, and of the 75 questions, about half are related to analytics in some way, the rest are soft skills, so looks like a pretty doable certification.
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JBOWLN,

I have seen those resources, but they don’t look like they will give much help with anything other than very broad, basic analytics questions. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on other materials. They certainly won’t help much for any scenario based questions.

FYI, they are apparently working on something like the “Agile Extension” for Data Analytics and some training guidelines, but that’s probably a ways off.

I’m not sure it’s worth $400 or so to take a flyer at it, so I wanted to see what thoughts others might have.

Thanks!

Tom
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Also, note that, unlike the Agile Extension (and the AAC), I don’t think they say that everything you need to pass the exam will be found in their initial books.

Tom
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But if you look at the test breakdown, much of the material comes from their core curriculum and it all comes from their "five domains". Did you try the practice questions? They don't require any analytics skills, they require knowledge of the IIAB processes and content.
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I did, but I will take a look at them again, having done more than just a cursory glance at the materials.

Thanks!

Tom
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I agree with most of you it is curious situation, I am planing to earn this certificate since i have a good knowledge of data analytics and data science and I am planning to move to business analyst too so this can be good first move from analytics to business.

i searched a lot to find a good preparations but i ended up with this list :

1- the PDF File in their page:
https://go.iiba.org/l/590871/2019-04-23/d8glw?utm_source=website&utm_medium=card&utm_campaign=bda

2- their 1-hour webinar to learn about the 5 Domains of Business Data Analytics:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6849585104491093251

3- https://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba190-business-data-analytics/

The sample questions looks easy so I am not sure weather the real exam can be at the same level but what I am sure about is that this certificate is simple and easy to earn if you have the experience in this field referring to the Articles, White Papers, Publications & Reference Books they mentioned.
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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/prasad-kamath-metamorphosis_interested-in-earning-the-iiba-cbda-certification-activity-6540477840855523328-qrdS

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