Congratulations to our newest CBAP recipient

Friday, December 17, 2021 4:50 PM | Recognition IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)

Congratulations to Svetlana Remnyakova on her CBAP certification!

Svetlana Remnyakova is a Business Process Analyst at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Svetlana started her career and spent a lot of her time working as a technical writer in the IT industry. Gradually, she transitioned into the business analyst role, where she has been happily working for 4 years now.

Svetlana passed the IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Certification exam December 4, 2021.  She started preparing for this exam back in 2012 when she was on her maternity leave and was still officially a technical writer. Initially, she took evening courses with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, read the book and forgot all about it. In 2020 - two employers and two maternity leaves later, motivated by the wealth of free time provided by the COVID-19 pandemic and some internal structural changes in the workplace, she returned back to the idea of getting certified. She looked online and was grateful to find out about the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, which was not her home city chapter, but which offered remote preparatory courses for the CBAP exam. She took the BABOK Study Group twice - once before she applied to take the CBAP exam, and once after. Within 1.5 years from the start of the first course, Svetlana took the exam and passed it.

Svetlana lives in the freezing Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with her two daughters Vlada and Varvara, where she had immigrated to from Ukraine. In her spare time, she likes to travel, hike and take random road trips to places she hasn't visited yet. One day Svetlana aspires to travel down (and east) to Kentucky to shake the hands of the Bluegrass chapter members in person.


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Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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