Why do I need certifications?
Business analysts act as an interface between IT and business by enabling efficient information sharing and guiding transformations of processes, products, services and applications through analytics. They combine macro- and microeconomic environments with the technical expertise of IT. In software implementation projects, business analysts are needed to provide it's technical and technical requirements. For these tasks, modern methodologies and technologies are applied to ensure the preservation of the competitiveness of companies and business units.
The acquisition of certificates has many advantages. Among other things, it shows the stakeholders that professional and goal-oriented communication is guaranteed in all directions, but also that you have a practice-oriented quality standard between the business analysts. For the certified business analysts, this increases their market value and competitiveness. You will acquire best practices and efficient solution strategies as part of the certifications.
Is there a guide for knowledge areas of business analysis?
Yes, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) has defined a guideline, the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge). In it, content such as areas of knowledge, tasks, techniques and essential competencies are enumerated and narrowed down.
What certifications are there and what expertise do they cover?