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New Post 10/22/2013 6:13 PM
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3 Immediate Benefits of Business Analysis Certification 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 10/22/2013 8:18:58 PM)

I got Certified in June this year, and just like everyone else paying for a certification, I wondered how much it would really help me. I wasn't changing jobs and it wasn't a job requirement.  I work on a team of about 8 business analyst of varying degrees of experience, me being a the bottom of the totem, and before me not a single one had an IIBA certification.  So why did I bother? I could have gotten by without it.  Honestly, when I started I wasn't sure, especially since I was only qualified for the CCBA exam and not the senior level CBAP certification, but my company agreed to fund it… so I went for it any way. Here is what I got out of it before I even sat for the exam.

1.  Studying for the exam forced me to not look at 1 or 2 best practice techniques but ALL best practice techniques... in detail. I am by now aware of them, and  know how and when they are used, so when I'm presented with a situation that would benefit from a particular practice over another, I can select a method to approach it that most appropriate. 

2.  It gives you very clear direction on what you need to work on and what you don't do well as a business analyst 

3. Its just easier to communicate when you have a more in-depth knowledge of whats going on. 

Will getting certified help me get a different job or be the difference between a promotion or not? I don't really know, but personally, Going through the process has made me a better business analyst and many ways and that should be what gets me promotions and jobs in the future![Update: One month after certification, I got a promotion]

Angelo @ MetaBusinessAnalyst.com

 
New Post 11/9/2013 7:51 PM
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Re: 3 Immediate Benefits of Business Analysis Certification 

Thanks for sharing.  I think you did an excellent job of pointing out why someone should consider certification. 

Too many people think of it as a way to land a new position.  For the most part, I think that's unreasonable.  Employers look at skills and experience.  Certifications are just another small checkmark in the plus column.

You used the entire process of preparing and getting certified to hone your skills and expand your book knowledge.  And in the end, it seems it made you a better analyst overall because of how you were able to apply that knowledge in your existing role.


Chris Adams
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New Post 11/11/2013 6:04 PM
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Re: 3 Immediate Benefits of Business Analysis Certification 

 Thanks Chris!

 
New Post 11/18/2013 8:23 PM
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Re: 3 Immediate Benefits of Business Analysis Certification 

thanks chris, you have added quality information

 
New Post 12/4/2014 12:38 AM
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Re: 3 Immediate Benefits of Business Analysis Certification 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 12/4/2014 4:51:00 PM)

Hello Meta BA,

This is a really good read for me. Must agree to the 3 immediate benefits of BA Certification. I believe that instead of worrying about the best certificate program, it is important to select a training program that fits your schedule, budget, and interests and will move your career forward. 

Warm Regards

"Disha Desai"

 
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