Business Analyst

2017 Career Insights

Business Analysis continues to be a vital component of organizations implementing an Agile methodology. According to BA Times (, a comprehensive resource for Business Analysts, the top skills for Bas moving forward include data insights, requirements anthropology, effective visualization, forensic thinking, data security, and user experience.



CABA (iSQI Certified Agile Business Analysis)

  • Entry-Level
  • CABA is an introduction to the day-to-day work of a Business Analyst in an Agile environment
  • Two-day course, One-hour exam offered by the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI)


ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis)

  • Entry-Level
  • For individuals entering the BA profession (students or professionals transitioning careers)
  • Offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis


CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional)

  • Mid- to Senior-Level
  • Targeted to individuals looking to demonstrate competence in the field of Business Analysis
  • Offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis


PMI-PBA (Project Management Institute – Professional in Business Analysis)

  • Mid- to Senior-Level
  • Requires 4,500 hours of prior BA experience
  • Hybrid Business Analysis/Project Management certification