Course Category: Business Analysis
Course Duration: 4 Days
Hours: 28 IIBA PD (Professional Development Hours)

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Understanding Business Data Analytics

In the data-driven economy, providing value means being able to translate data rapidly into value-add information.

Business data analytics is a practice by which a specific set of techniques, competencies and procedures are applied to perform the continuous exploration, iteration, and investigation of past and current business data, for the purposes of obtaining insights about a business that can lead to improved decision-making.

What is the CBDA Certification?

Earning this certification informs employers of your passion for and competencies performing business analysis on analytics initiatives. The certification helps identify skilled business data analytics professionals to organizations seeking these in-demand skills.

Why Should You Become CBDA Certified?

Data-focused organizations perform better and making the most of the data is key in making sound business decisions. Your strong business analysis skills coupled with the knowledge, competencies and experience performing business analytics activities are in high demand.

What is International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)?

IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association for the growing field of business analysis. IIBAs goal is to create greater awareness of the BA profession and recognition of the value of the business analyst role.

Pre-Requisites

There are no prerequisites to attend the training and take the exam.

Benefits to the Employer

Business analysis professionals who have the skills to effectively perform on business data analytics initiatives contribute to their teams in various ways, including providing the ability to:

  • Translate business problems into questions that analytics can answer
  • Use analytics results to identify viable options
  • Explain technical results to non-technical stakeholders
  • Visualize data and translate results via data storytelling
  • Build and demonstrate empathy for the customer

Who should attend?

  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Developers who need to specify requirements
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Software Engineers &
  • Software Managers
  • Anyone interested in the area of Business Analysis

Course Content

Introduction to Business Data Analytics

  • What is Business Data Analytics
    • Business Data Analytics as a Movement
    • Business Data Analytics as a Capability
    • Business Data Analytics as a Data-Centric Activity Set
    • Business Data Analytics as a Decision-Making Paradigm
    • Business Data Analytics as a Set of Practices
  • The Business Data Analytics Cycle
  • Business Data Analytics Objectives
  • Business Analysis and Business Data Analytics

Identify the Research Questions

  • Define Business Problem or Opportunity
    • Identify and Understand the Stakeholders
    • Assess Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Formulate Research Questions
    • Plan Business Data Analytics Approach
    • Select Techniques
  • Source Data
    • Plan Data Collection
    • Determine the Data Sets
    • Collect Data
    • Validate Data
    • Select Techniques
  • Analyze Data
    • Develop Data Analysis Plan
    • Prepare Data
    • Explore Data
    • Perform Data Analysis
    • Assess the Analytics and System Approach Taken
    • Select Techniques
  • Interpret and Report Results
    • Validate Understanding of Stakeholders
    • Plan Stakeholder Communication
    • Determine Communication Needs of Stakeholders
    • Derive Insights from Data
    • Document and Communicate Findings
    • Select Techniques
  • Use Results to Influence Business Decision-Making
    • Recommend Actions
    • Develop Implementation Plan
    • Manage Change
    • Select Techniques
  • Guide Organizational-Level Strategy for BDA
    • Organizational Strategy
    • Talent Strategy
    • Data Strategy
    • Select Techniques
    • Underlying Competencies

Techniques Coverage

  • Business Simulation & Business Visualizations
  • Concept Modelling & Data Dictionary
  • Data Flow Diagrams & Data Mapping
  • Data Storytelling & Decision Modelling and Analysis
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics & ETL
  • EDA & Hypothesis Formulation and Testing
  • Interface Analysis & Optimization
  • Problem Shaping & Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas
  • Survey and Questionnaire & Technical Visualizations
  • The Big Idea & 3-Minute Story

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 4 Days

The course format is a combination of theory, case studies, test practice and situational analysis. The participants would practice sample questions and mock exams extensively during the training.

The course material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: The CBDA Certification exam is for 2 hour duration

The CBDA exam is a live web delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone.

Exam Pattern

The exam is based on multiple choice scenario-based questions. There are 75 multiple choice questions. Passing marks is based on the cut score using a psychometric procedure.

Course Category: Business Analysis
Course Duration: 4 Days
Hours: 28 IIBA PD (Professional Development Hours)