5 Simple Tips to Ace your Business Architect CBA Exam

Interested in taking the Business Architect CBA exam but don't know where to start? Here are 5 tips that can help you move forward. The Certified Business Architect (CBA) credential is administered by the Business Architecture Guild. The CBA exam tests an individual's knowledge of business architecture principles and practices. Candidates who pass the exam earn the right to use the CBA designation after their name. 

Why Get Certified? 

There are many reasons why you should consider getting certified as a Business Architect. A few benefits include: 

· Earning the respect of your peers and superiors 

· Enhancing your career prospects 

· Increasing your earnings potential 

· Gaining access to exclusive resources and networking opportunities 

How to Prepare for the Exam 

1. Sign up for the Business Architecture Pathway Programme

The Business Architecture Pathway Programme is an excellent way to prepare for the Certified Business Architect (CBA) exam. It offers a one-stop-shop for all your learning and preparation material. The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own pace. In addition to the video content and downloadable course materials, the programme also includes practice exams. These exams will help you gauge your understanding of the material and identify any areas where you need further study.

2. Commit time each day to studying

We recommend that learners invest approximately 100 hours in preparation. It is important to set aside time each day to study for the CBA exam. Dedicating at least one hour each day to studying will help ensure that you are prepared when exam day arrives. 

3. Take advantage of all resources available to you

There are many supplementary learning resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Business Architect (CBA) exam. In addition to the video content and downloadable course materials included in the Business Architecture Pathway Programme, make sure to take advantage of the practice exams. These exams will help you gauge your understanding of the material and identify any areas where you need further study.

If you are a reader and like to review material, there are also many other resources available. Books such as The Business Architecture Guild's "The Art of Business Architecture" and "Business Architecture: Transforming How Your Organization Works" can provide an overview of the topics. 

4. Practice, practice, practice!

When it comes to the Certified Business Architect (CBA) exam, it is especially important to do practice exams. This exam is based on real world scenarios, so it is important to be familiar with the type of questions that will be asked. The practice exams included in the Business Architecture Pathway Programme will help you become familiar with the types of questions that are likely to be asked on the exam. 

In addition to helping you prepare for the actual exam, doing practice exams can also help boost your confidence. When you know that you have done well on past practice exams, it can give you the boost you need to perform well on the real thing. 

5. Stay positive and confident

We know this sounds obvious but often the obvious things get forgotten. If you are too busy worrying about what you don't know, you are not giving yourself time to focus on what you do know. This mindset will help you focus and stay motivated during the exam. It is also important to remember that everyone makes mistakes, so don't worry if you don't know all the answers rather, work on a check list of ways to improve. 

Staying positive and confident will also help you perform better on exam day. Research has shown that positive emotions lead to better decision making and increased creativity. When you feel positive and confident, you are more likely to understand the problems you are wanting to solve. This can be especially helpful on exams, where there are often multiple choice questions that require you to connect information like the different blueprints to scenarios.

Finally, staying positive and confident can help you relax and perform better under pressure. This is especially important on exams, where stress can cause you to make mistakes. When you are relaxed and confident, you are less likely to feel overwhelmed by the exam and more likely to perform well. We advise all learners to remember that you are learning and regardless of the immediate outcome, you will have learned a lot! Practice exams are a critical part of preparing for any exam. They help you gauge your understanding of the material, identify any areas where you need further study and help you to develop test-taking strategies. 

Where will the exam take place?

The exam is administered through Pearson VUE, offering both online and at global testing venues. Pearson VUE is a global leader in computer-based testing and assessment. They administer millions of exams each year for individuals and businesses in over 175 countries. Pearson VUE offers a convenient online registration process, as well as a variety of exam-related services including scheduling, rescheduling, and cancelling exams. 

An online exam is a type of exam that can be taken from the comfort of your own home. It's a good option if you're unable to travel to a testing center, or if you want to save money on travel fees. The downside is that you may not get the same level of technical support and human feedback as you would from a venue based exam.

What to Expect on Exam Day 

The CBA exam is comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions. The exam is offered in English. You will have 2.5 hours (150 min) to complete the exam, which means you will have 1 minute per question. 

Tip: The time of day you choose to take your exam can affect your ability to perform your best. Some people prefer to take exams in the morning, while others do better in the afternoon or evening. The key is to find the time of day that works best for you and to stick with it.

If you're not sure what time of day is best for you, try taking a practice exam at different times of the day to see which one produces the best results. You may also want to consider your work and personal schedule when deciding on a test time.


Earning your Certified Business Architect credential can open doors to career advancement and increased earnings potential. Agora Insights offers a comprehensive online course that covers all of the topics tested on the CBA exam. The course is self-paced and can be completed in as little as 4 weeks. The course includes  video content, downloadable course materials, and practice exams. The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own pace.  Sign up today and start preparing for your future!

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