How to Clear CCBA and PMP



CCBA, which is otherwise known as Certification of Competency in Business Analysis, is a certification of your capability in business analysis. The designation is a professional certification and is from the institute of business analysis for business analysis practitioners. It is for the ones who want to be glorified or recognized for their expertise and skills. It is done by earning formal recognition.


For any information needed, you need to visit a website which would contain all the info you need. The top website recommended is the IIBA website. It is an easy place to start with if you do not have any idea about the subject. This would teach the basic certification process, such as how to apply for the exams and what is the requirement for the exams.

It is better if you follow up with a guide in order to get the certificate. The top guide for this would be BABOK, i.e., business analysis body of knowledge. This is a guide that is accepted widely and is also accepted in the BA profession. The CCBA training examination questions are mostly based on BABOK. So it is always suggested to get through the book completely. The advantage provided, if you are a member of IIBA, you can also download it for free. In case you want to purchase, it is also available at


As mentioned above, the examination is mostly based on BABOK and then divided into several categories, each area having different bearings. The criterion is as followed:

Requirement analysis having 23 questions, 18% KA

Business analysis planning and monitoring having 26 questions, 18% KA

Solution assessment and Validation having 25 questions, 15.33% KA

Requirement management and communication having 24 questions, 15.33% KA

Enterprise analysis having 24 questions, 14% KA

Elicitation having 17 questions, 12% KA

Underlying competencies having 6 questions, 4% KA

After all the preparations, you need to have a practice test, and the practice papers would be e asily available on the mentioned sites.

Then with the final preparation, go for the test.


PMP or Project Management Professional is a designation, which is internationally recognized. It is offered by the Project Management Institute. If taken the count, as per July 2020, there are actively 1036367 certified individuals. Also, there are 314 chartered chapters across 214 countries and territories worldwide.


The best way to clear any exam is the methodical way. The PMP examination is a critical exam, so it needs dedication and determination to get through. You have to absorb a lot of material to pass the test. You need to perform and master the practical applications. It depends on which criteria you belong to. If you are among the ones who are already well established in your career, then it might be difficult as your study skills may have become a little rusty.

There are more than 760000 certificate holders as it is one of the fastest-growing and popular examinations. Make sure you get a guide for any exam you are going to appear. It makes you understand the question pattern easily and prepares you well too. The guide for the PMP examination is the PMBOK guide. So get that and start brushing up your study skills and get through the topics.

Before you appear for the test, you need to research the exam pattern and the different criteria in the paper particularly. Go through different workshops because it is not enough just to memorize everything. You will definitely need practical knowledge. If you research enough, you must have found that most of the questions are based on the situation and their descriptions. So if you gain practical knowledge and expertise in your mind, then you can easily appear the questions.

After you finish the guide, then take your own test by practice papers. You will get to know the amount of effort you made and the practice you need to get the certification.Also, you have to be updated with the current project management concepts. Create your own flashcard, and remembering it during the exam would be extremely useful. Participate in group studies and different exam forums. You need to practice a lot as it contains a set of 200 questions. Keep studying till the last date before the exam, and it will surely give a good result.

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