Certified Business Intelligence Specialist

CBIS : Certified Business Intelligence Specialist

CBIS is administered by AIBMC (The American Institute for Business Management and Communication); one of the most renowned institutes for business management and communications in the United States. By earning CBIS candidates demonstrate that they have mastered the retail management body of knowledge, obtained the skills of a professional retail manager, and committed to AIBMC core values and code of ethics.

CBIS Certificate Preparation

If you are studying in order to prepare for the CBIS exam; AIBMC provides candidates with training sessions for many of the exam questions. AIBMC also provide thorough training for the exam modules using its learning system through authorized training providers and prometric centers worldwide.

AIBMC CBIS Recertification

Once you have passed the CBIS exam and received your certificate, you will need to stay up to date on developments in Business Intelligence practices. To prove you have maintained and updated your Business Intelligence knowledge and skills, AIBMC requires that you recertify every 4 years. (please refer to recertification for more info)


  • A passing score on the CBIS Examination.
  • Bachelor Degree in any field or;
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in any related BI duties, models or assignments.
  • A Minimum of 30 hours of related program approved training . (Optional For those with a Degree).

Exam Format:

The CBIS (Certified Business Communication Professional) examination is a 3-hour exam, multiple case studies and essay questions. The exam is given in booklet form.

Exam Outline:

Part I: Introduction and Basics

Chapter 1: Understanding Business Intelligence
Chapter 2: Fitting BI with Other Technology Disciplines.
Chapter 3: Meeting the BI Challenge.

Part II: Business Intelligence User Models

Chapter 4: Basic Reporting and Querying.
Chapter 5: OLAP: Online Analytical Processing .
Chapter 6: Dashboards and Briefing Books
Chapter 7: Advanced/ Emerging BI Technologies.

Part III: The BI Lifecycle

Chapter 8: The BI Big Picture
Chapter 9: Human Factors in BI Implementations
Chapter 10: Taking a Closer Look at BI Strategy
Chapter 11: Building a Solid BI Architecture and Roadmap

Part IV: Implementing BI

Chapter 12: Building the BI Project Plan.
Chapter 13: Collecting User Requirements.
Chapter 14: BI Design and Development
Chapter 15: The Day After: Maintenance and Enhancement

Part V: BI and Technology

Chapter 16: BI Target Databases: Data Warehouses, Marts, and Stores.
Chapter 17: BI Products and Vendors

Part VI: The part of Tens

Chapter 18: Ten Keys to BI Success
Chapter 19: Ten BI Risks (and How to Overcome Them.
Chapter 20: Ten Keys to Gathering Good BI Requirements
Chapter 21: Ten Secrets to a Successful BI Deployment
Chapter 22: Ten Secrets to a Healthy BI Environment.
Chapter 23: Ten Signs That Your BI Environment Is at Risk


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