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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Seeking Business Analysts in Utah

Novell will be hosting a CBAP certification boot camp on Feb 1-4, 2010. Here is information from the company providing the training:

Prepare to Become a Certified Business Analysis

According to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®),
“A Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) is a recognized
expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in
order to determine business solutions. CBAPs® are acknowledged
as competent individuals performing a role [that] is increasingly
recognized as a vital component of any successful project.” The
CBAP® program is intended to comply with the International
Standards Organization (ISO) 17204 standard for certifying the
competence of personnel.

For the first time ever, business analysis is achieving worldwide
recognition as a profession in its own right. The CBAP® designation
is a mark of distinction for intermediate- and advanced-level
practitioners, recognizing their demonstration of the knowledge
and skills necessary for effectiveness and a professional level of
competence in business analysis principles and practices.

Be among the first to qualify for and achieve CBAP® certification.
You can count on a fun, challenging, and ultimately productive
learning environment as our experts download their knowledge
and secrets for CBAP® success and help you upgrade yours. If you
want to learn how to analyze and document your business analysis
credentials and experience, submit a successful application for the
CBAP®, sanely and efficiently prepare for the exam, and pass the
CBAP® exam on your first try, you cannot afford to miss this CBAP®
Certification Prep Boot Camp!

Passing the CBAP Exam - Our Guarantee
ASPE SDLC offers you the best CBAP® Prep Course on the market.
We are backing that claim up by offering you the following
guarantee: If you take the CBAP® exam within four weeks after
your class has completed and do not pass, ASPE will provide you a
second examination voucher at the IIBA member rate free of charge.
If you do not pass on your second try, ASPE will allow you to re-sit
any CBAP® Certification Prep Boot Camp session within one year.

Date: 1-4 February 2010
Place: Novell, 1800 Novell Pl Provo UT
Price: $1695 if you register by Dec 31, 2009; $2195 thereafter
Call Renee DeMichiel at 919-816-1713 to register

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Upcoming performances

Where does time go? It has been forever since I've added to my blog. Sigh. But, canning is mostly done now, so I will try to start posting more regularly.

First on the agenda -- something for YOUR agenda. If you would like to hear some great music, here is the Fall schedule for the two community choirs to which I belong:

Utah Baroque Ensemble

Sunday November 15th Orem East Stake Center - 600 N 800 E Orem, 7:00 PM (Ages 8 and older)

Sunday Nov 22nd Provo Sharon East Stake Center, 2400 N 1060 East, 7:00 PM (Ages 8 and older)

Monday December 8th, Orem Public Library (Holiday concert and sing-along) (This is the one I recommend for kids) Times TBA - There are two concerts that evening because it's been a very well-attended event in years past. I will update this posting when I have the times)

Christmas Chorus
The Christmas Chorus is celebrating it's 30th year!
Saturday December 5th, 1:30 PM (a good time to bring kids)

Sunday December 6th, 7PM (Ages 8 and up)
Both performances are in the chapel at the State Hospital (top of Provo Center Street)

All of these performances are free, though both choirs love donations! There will be someone collecting donations at the Christmas Chorus concerts, but not at the UBE concerts. If you wish to donate, send it to Utah Baroque Ensemble, PO Box 1630, Orem UT 84059