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Certification is launched!

Friday, August 28, 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kathy Ulrich
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Business Architecture Guild

Business Architecture Guild announces the Certified Business Architect (CBA)® program

Soquel, CA – August 28, 2015 The Business Architecture Guild is pleased to announce formal rollout of the Certified Business Architect (CBA)® program. Business architecture certification advances the business architecture discipline by enabling organizations to more effectively assess and improve practitioner performance, allowing individuals to burnish their credentials in the field and helping professional service and education companies mature and streamline their service delivery and training offerings.

The Certified Business Architect (CBA)® program is the result of thousands of hours effort from the Guild’s certification team, Guild member volunteers, industry experts, exam beta takers, psychometric and testing experts, and Guild business partners. The program features:

  • A robust 150-question certification exam resulting from a rigorous development process, beta test cycle and formal psychometric analysis
  • Worldwide exam access through Pearson VUE at one of Pearson’s 5200 locations
  • A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program for maintaining one’s certification statu
  • A self-test quiz to assess certification exam readiness
  • Pointers on how to establish the requisite skills needed to achieve certification
  • An in-progress Guild Accredited Training Partner™ GATP™ program to guide training course selection for those planning to sit for the exam or to build CEU credits (slated for Q4, 2015)

An individual who has passed the certification exam will receive Certified Business Architect (CBA)® designation on their credentials and a formal certificate. These individuals will have the option of being listed on the Guild’s Certified Business Architect (CBA)® Professional Directory page. The inaugural list of certified individuals totals 92 professionals. Certification is granted for a three-year period, with renewals offered for certification holders who earn CEU credits as defined on the Guilds CEU program page.

According to William Ulrich, Guild President and Cofounder, “We feel that this is a significant step in the evolution of the business architecture discipline. Five years ago, the practice was largely undefined, often left to the imagination of a given practitioner or service provider. With the rollout of the Certified Business Architect (CBA)® program, evolution of the BIZBOK® Guide and formalization of the pending GATP™ program, the industry now has a focused discipline that is formally accompanied by a professional certification program.”

Additional information on the Certified Business Architect (CBA)® program, including how to register and sit for the exam, may be found at the Guild’s  Certification Homepage.

About the Business Architecture Guild

The primary purpose of the Business Architecture Guild is “to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the business architecture discipline.” The Guild is an international, not-for-profit, member-based organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture practitioners and others interested in the field. The Business Architecture Guild is the source of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide)”, produced and managed by members of the Business Architecture Guild™.

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About Pearson VUE and the OMG

Pearson VUE is the leading provider of global computer-based testing solutions for information technology, academic, government and professional organizations.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium that was founded in 1989.








Joseph Kannapat Anthony says...
Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is great news! Will attempt the certification exam soon!

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