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:
- Register as an IIBA member and download the BABOK.
- Buy the CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 from Watermark Learning
- Read BABOK, then Watermark Guide
- Subscribe the free Watermark online study exam for 5 days and renew it for one month
- Schedule the exam when my Watermark scores 60%
- 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:
- Software Requirements, 3rd Edition
- The Unified Modeling Language User Guide (2nd Edition)
- Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
- Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UMLTheory and Practice
Today is my day having passed my CBAP as I have cataract surgery on Friday and tight schedule after that.