This one day course will prepare candidates to take the APMG AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner certification exams.
Participants should have completed the prerequisite courses:
Participants will review the content of the Foundation and Practitioner syllabus, practice answering sample questions as a group in-class, and take both a practice Foundation Exam (in class) and Practitioner Exam (after class).
The course will explain the structure of the exams, the syllabus areas covered, the types of questions used in both exams. We will discuss strategies for time management, use of the Handbook (for the open book Practitioner Exam) and tips for answering the different types of questions.
After completing the course and recommended study activities, participant will be ready to sit both exams. Candidates register, pay, and schedule to take the exam online directly with APMG, the testing and accreditation agency. It is strongly recommended that you take the exams within one-two weeks of this class.
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Review of AgileBA Syllabus (1.5 hrs)
- Philosophy, Fundamentals, Principles
- Agile Project Framework Process, Products, and Key Practices
- AgileBA and Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities
- Requirements, User Stories, Workshops and Modeling
- Timeboxing and Iterative Development
- Requirements, Planning and Estimating through the Lifecycle
Foundation Examination Preparation and Practice (1.5 hrs)
- Exam structure and process for taking the Foundation Exam
- Tips and strategies for taking the exam
- Practice Exam – participants will take a sample or actual exam in-class
- Scoring, review and debrief
Practitioner Examination Preparation and Practice (4 hrs)
- Exam structure and process for taking the Practitioner Exam
- Tips and strategies for taking the exam
- Sample Questions – In class group exercises and discussion
Practitioner Practice Exam (2.5 hrs)
- Practice Exam – participants take a sample exam after the class
- Self-scoring, review and debrief (from answer key and rationale)
The purpose of this course is to prepare candidates to take both the AgileBA Foundation and Practitioner Exams. While there is review of key content, participants are expected to have taken the prerequisite training and have studied the syllabus material in the AgileBA® Agile Business Analysis Handbook prior to the class.
About the AgileBA Certification
The Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) is the world’s first independent certification in Agile Business Analysis. While there are many excellent general agile accreditation programs, this is designed specifically for Business Analysts and focuses on Agile Business Analysis methods and principles. This course goes beyond the basic concepts of Agile and SCRUM and provides BAs with skills, techniques and an understanding of the role they can play in an agile environment.
Business Analysts are an absolutely integral park of an Agile project and development team. They play a key role in communication and collaboration throughout the project, program increment, or time-box. In addition to their traditional skills of modelling and specification, the Agile Business Analyst requires new skills in collaboration, teamwork, facilitation, leadership – and must adapt to new ways of eliciting, specifying, and managing requirements.
The Agile Business Consortium together with APMG, the certifying and testing organization, has designed and administers the certification program. The program has two levels: Foundation and Practitioner.
The Foundation Exam may be taken online and is a closed-book, 40-minute, multiple choice with 50 questions and requires a grade of 50% to pass and receive your AgileBA Foundation certificate.
The Practitioner Exam is a 2-1/2 hour, complex, scenario case study based, objectives test in four sections with requiring a grade of 40/80 to pass and receive your AgileBA Practitioner certificate. This exam is open-book (AgileBA Handbook only) and may be taken online through APMG. (Contact IAG for assistance in registering and scheduling)