Bruce Passed IIBA-CBAP on March 25, 2019



Today, I luckily passed the IIBA CBAP exam with around 30 study hours and 20+ years of IT experience. It is undoubtedly one of the most challenging exams I have ever had. This exam is based on 50% of a solid understanding of the BABOK and 50% of the field experience from my point of view. I am really impressed by the scenario-based questions and case studies, even though I’ve passed some challenging exams such as PMP, ACP, CISM, and/or CISSP.

Here is my exam strategy:

  1. Register as an IIBA member and download the BABOK.
  2. Buy the CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 from Watermark Learning
  3. Read BABOK, then Watermark Guide
  4. Subscribe the free Watermark online study exam for 5 days and renew it for one month
  5. Schedule the exam when my Watermark scores 60%
  6. Goal! Today!

As I’ve been working in the IT industry for 20+ years, I feel quite comfortable about software development project and requirement engineering. We develop quality software with the domain-driven and agile approach in mind and communicate using UML. The following books I read years ago lay the foundation of our software development approach:

Today is my day having passed my CBAP as I have cataract surgery on Friday and tight schedule after that.

My IT Career Initiative


When I was a high school student, I am fortunate enough to know what my passion is. The passion drives and guides me to be committed to the business of training and education. is my new initiative to learn, share, trigger inspirations, and nurture career expertise with IT people. ~Wentz Wu

當我還是一名高中生時,我很幸運能夠知道自己的熱情是什麼。 熱情驅動並指導我致力於培訓和教育業務。 ITCareer.tw是我的新嚐試,旨在與IT人員一起學習,分享,激發靈感並培養職業知識。 ~吳文智



  • Governance: the way that organizations or countries are managed at the highest level, and the systems for doing this (Cambridge)
  • Reviews: used to evaluate the content of a work product. (IIBA BABOK)
    • Formal
      • Inspection
      • Formal Walkthrough (also known as Team Review)
      • Single Issue Review (also known as Technical Review)
    • Informal
      • Informal Walkthrough
      • Desk Check
      • Pass Around
      • Ad hoc
  • Assessment:
    • the process of considering all the information about a situation or a person and making a judgment (Cambridge)
    • the action or an instance of making a judgment about something (MW)
  • Read through: to read (something) from beginning to end especially to look for mistakes or check details
  • Evaluation: determination of the value, nature, character, or quality of something or someone
  • Examination: the act of looking at or considering something carefully in order to discover something
  • Testing: the process of using or trying something to see if it works, is suitable, obeys the rules, etc.
  • Audit: an official examination of the accounts of a business
  • IS audit is the formal examination, interview and/or testing of information
    systems to determine whether:

    • Information systems are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations,
      contracts and/or industry guidelines
    • IS data and information have appropriate levels of confidentiality, integrity
      and availability
    • IS operations are being accomplished efficiently and effectiveness targets
      are being met