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IIBA Toronto Virtual Study Group - September to November 2014

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • 14 Nov 2014
  • 9:30 PM
  • Online Using GoTo Training


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The IIBA Toronto Chapter will commence it's Virtual BABOK® Study Group in September.  The session will run for 10 weeks from September 25th through to November 27th.  The Virtual study group will occur every Thursday, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. 

Participation is open to members and non-members, though attendance is limited to the first 24 paid participants.



The BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) study group is designed for those wanting to improve their business analysis skills and for those wanting to complete the CBAP® or CCBA® certification process.

The sessions will help you:

  • Prepare for the CBAP® and CCBA® certification exams
  • Recognize the role of a business analyst in each of the BABOK® knowledge areas
  • Share and apply best practices
  • Understand how the knowledge areas relate to your workplace
  • Collaborate and network with fellow participants


Each session will be two and a half (2.5) hours every Thursday  from September 25th to November 27th. The session will be hosted online using Go To Training. 

The ten (10) session dates are as follows:

  • September 25, 2014
  • October 2, 2014
  • October 9, 2014
  • October 16, 2014
  • October 23, 2014
  • October 30, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • November 13, 2014
  • November 20, 2014
  • November 27, 2014


The price of this investment is $90 for members and $120 for non members. The IIBA Toronto chapter uses all revenue to cover the   costs of hosting the study group and invests any surplus in learning, networking and mentoring events and services for the benefit of IIBA Toronto's members, stakeholders and the business analysis community. 


The study groups apply towards IIBA Professional Development (PD) credits that are required when submitting an application for certification. You will receive one credit per one hour of study group participation. The PD credits are valid for four years from date of attendance. You need 21 PD credits to submit when applying to be granted the IIBA CCBA or CBAP certifications.


The study group is sponsored by the IIBA Toronto.  The sessions will have facilitators. The participants will be part of teams, who will each week be assigned material to read, understand and write up in their own words. This information will also be prepared in a PowerPoint document that the team members will present to the study group during the online session. Before the first session you will be told of your team and who are its members and together you will prepare for the first session.


While all participants are preparing for an IIBA certification, the spectrum of the study group participants range

  • from those wanting to learn the full spectrum of what a business analyst is and does,
  • to those who have been successful in the application process and are waiting to write the certification exam,
  • to those still working towards satisfying the requirements so they may submit their CBAP or CCBA application.

Full participation of participants is required, reviewing the material before each session, contributing and leading. You will also need a copy of the BABOK®.


There will also be IIBA certification application workshops periodically as resources permit. As well, several people have offered themselves to be mentors to those wanting to complete their application for submission to the IIBA.

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction BABOK® v2
  • Chapters 2 to 7 - Covers the 6 knowledge areas and 32 tasks in the areas
  • Chapter 8 - Outlines underlying competencies
  • Chapter 9 -  Details the 34 techniques used to execute on the knowledge areas
  • Application workshop


There is a wide range of benefits for participants of study groups, including learning new skills.  Some of the key benefits are:

  • Gain new perspectives through your fellow study group members
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Likelihood that you will learn faster
  • Motivate and encourage one another as you build new skills
  • Fill in learning gaps by comparing knowledge and notes with others.
  • Find study buddies (like minded colleagues) to help you study for the exam
  • A procrastination solution - a study group breaks the monotony that threatens completion.

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