Is CBAP® worth it?

This is a common question we get from Professionals who reach out to The Skilled Business Analyst. The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) qualification recognises Professionals with extensive experience in Business Analysis. Over the past years, this professional designation has gained momentum with many companies now listing this qualification as must have for Senior Business Analysts. In this post we highlight 3 key reasons why it is worth it for Business Analysis professionals to get certified.

1. Increase your earning potential

The 2019 IIBA Global Salary Report found that CBAP® certification holders earn 19% more than average. The same survey conducted in 2020 also revealed that in general Business Analysts who are certified earn 12% more than their peers who are not certified.

2. Become a globally recognised Business Analyst

The CBAP qualification is recognised globally and has been developed by the thought leader of Business Analysis – International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). The CBAP® designation shows employers that you are an experienced professional who aligns with leading BA practices.

3. Enhance your career prospects

The CBAP qualification shows that you are a Senior leader in Business Analysis – not only are you capable of leading projects but you are also capable of leading a team of Business Analysts. CBAP holders hold several titles including but not limited to Senior Business Analyst, Lead Business Analyst, Business Analysis Team Lead etc..

Based on these key reasons, it is definitely worth it to certify!!

At the Skilled Business Analyst we run CBAP® exam preparation courses where we equip our students with the knowledge needed to not only pass the exam, but to also assist them in their BA role.

Contact The Skilled Business Analyst for more information on our upcoming CBAP® preparation courses.

Yours in Analysis


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