International business analysis institute launches Malaysian chapter
By Digital News Asia July 19, 2012
- Largest business analysis standards organization in the world, more than 26,000 individual members
- Currently offers two professional certifications, to be included in the MSC Malaysia MyProCert initiative
THE International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), an independent non-profit professional association for the growing field of business analysis, has officially launched its Malaysian Chapter.
The IIBA was established in 2003 by business analysts seeking to benchmark their skills and establish a framework of best practices, global standards and professional knowledge in the business analysis space to further develop their expertise.
It claims to be the largest business analysis standards organization in the world currently with more than 26,000 individual members and 160 corporate members worldwide in 110 chapters in 21 countries.
“MDeC has observed growing demand among MSC Malaysia status companies for professionals with strong analytical training and skills,” said Muhammad Imran Kunalan Abdullah (pic), general manager and head of the Talent Division, Knowledge Workers Development Center at MDeC (Multimedia Development Corporation).
“We welcome the formation of the IIBA Malaysian Chapter as an opportunity to raise standards among our professional business analysts,” he added.
The IIBA currently offers two professional certifications: The Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) for business analysts with 3-5 years professional experience and the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) for business analysts with 5-10 years professional experience.
Both the CCBA and CBAP training and examinations will be available to Malaysian business analysts through IIBA Endorsed Education Provider K-Pintar Sdn Bhd.
“MDeC will include IIBA certification among the approved certification training programs under the MSC Malaysia MyProCert initiative in the very near future,” said Imran.
“We have received favorable industry responses to the formation of the IIBA Malaysian Chapter and there are already companies requesting for their employees to be sent for this certification,” he added.
“The IIBA was created to elevate the skill sets of professional business analysts throughout the world,” said Ashish Metha (pic), member of the IIBA’s Executive Leadership Council and director for Emerging Markets.
“Through the voluntary efforts of our members we offer several resources for the benefit of all business analysts through our website, http://www.iiba.org/,” he added.