Congratulations to Cheri for becoming a CBAP!
Cheri is employed by NewSouth Technologies. She is currently contracted to the NC Dept. of Public Instruction as an Educational Technology Support Analyst. Her current role is to support NC Public School clients in over 2,500 K-12 public schools and up to 10 million users. She has previously worked as a Data Manager, Technical Writer, high school Business Teacher, Microsoft instructor, Linguistics Associate and TV Viewing Data Analyst. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Math Education, with a minor in Computer Science, from East Tennessee State University. She also studied Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Testimony and Advice to aspiring CBAPs:
My advice to aspiring CBAPs is to first of all, take as many exam simulations as you can! And be strict: time yourself and take only short breaks as necessary. It’s not just your BABOK® knowledge, but also good test-taking skills that are needed to pass. Also, use as many resources as you can find online. And, of course, the main IIBA site lists many courses and other resources. Learn all the task outputs for all the knowledge areas. KNOW the BABOK Requirements Lifecycle as described in the BABOK! Also learn as many inputs and techniques for BA tasks as you possibly can. All this knowledge really helps you work through the scenario questions, which comprise a majority of the CBAP test questions. And when you’ve studied all you can, relax a bit the day before the test. Best wishes to all of you who will test soon!!