BIAN Banking Architecture Certification
The Banking Industry Architecture Network is created to establish, promote and provide a common framework for banking interoperability issues. Our aim is to become and to be recognized as a world-class reference point for interoperability issues and reduction of integration cost in the financial services industry.
The BIAN Foundation Exam is the exam for the official BIAN Foundation level certification by the Banking Industry Architecture Network and is carried out by Van Haren Learning Solutions.
By successfully passing the BIAN Foundation Exam delegates will receive the BIAN Foundation level certification. This certification ensures the participant that they have been audited and have successfully mastered the required BIAN Foundation level. By passing this exam, you have the knowledge to: use your expertise with financial services providers, the BIAN design principles and artifacts, the ability to reduce integration cost and to maximize interoperability.
The BIAN certification exam is intended for professionals in the financial services industry such as consultants and enterprise- and solution architects, that all operate in the financial services industry.
BIAN is THE Banking Industry Architecture Certification. Are you working in the banking industry, show your distinction by being a Banking Architect. Guarantee your employer, colleagues and clients that you have what it takes to be working in the Banking Industry.
On receiving the BIAN Foundation level certification you have mastered the BIAN Standard and know that financial institutions can be modeled in a standard way. This enables maximum interoperability and re-use and minimum IT integration cost. A BIAN Foundation certified professional is able to recognize and apply this to financial services providers.
The BIAN certification is intended for enterprise architects, solution architects,
consultants and advisors in the banking- and financial services industry.
Job descriptions such as:
– Enterprise- and Solution Architects who work in the financial services industry.
– Consultants and Senior Consultants that operate in the financial services industry.
– Tooling providers that operate in the financial services industry
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To prepaire for the BIAN Foundation exam you are reqomended to participate in an accredited BIAN Foundation training.
Our Accredted training partners are listed below.
It’s also possible to do the exam by self studying for the exam. After you purchase the exam voucher you will also get access to the exam litrature in ebook format; BIAN Edition 2019 – a framework for the financial services industry (ISBN Hardcopy 9789401803151).
The B.I.A.N. Foundation Certification Syllabus provides you more detailed information about the exam. It containse a Description, Certification Scope, information about BIAN and it’s members. Detailed information about the exam Format & requirements. The required study Effort (ECTS), the overall regulation and policy and learning objectives – Foundation Certification. A list of Key terms and concepts and exam requirements and Specification including the litrature mapping.
It’s recomended before you start to study to read the exam requirements and Specification and the litrature mapping.
This will ensure that you study the wright modules of the exam litrature.
· Attempting the certification exam is a sure way of consolidating the participants’ BIAN knowledge and to make sure the learning gaps are effectively addressed.
· Certification is the only way to ascertain the participants understood the concepts and ready to embark on implementation work. Otherwise, there is no quantifiable way to measure their effectiveness knowledge transfer.
· Certification is an indication that the participants attained proficiency in BIAN and acknowledged by an independent international body
· From an educational piont of view, it is a big morale booster and motivates participants to engage confidently in real-life implementation and collaborative in the project environment.
It’s an online exam, done in certN platform.
After ordering the exam voucher via the webshop you will receive a download link and voucher code in your confirmation email.
By following this download link and voucher code you will gain access to the exam on the certN platform.
You will have to register first and then follow the process, the exam will NOT start directly.
On the certN Platform you can first do the practice exam to prepare yourself for the actual exam.
Reliable internet connection is the main requirement.
You can take the exam on a computer or a mobile device, but we don’t recommend using mobile devices.
You can go back to the platform and continue where you left off, using the same or a different device. Time will be running while you’re disconnected.
Immediately after finishing the exam.
The BIAN model fits perfectly in line with how we view enterprise architecture (EA) at PNC. One of the first steps we took as an organisation was to bring a business perspective to enterprise architecture. To us, technology is not just a collection of servers and software, but rather a set of technical solutions that are aligned to specific business capabilities and functions.
Cognizant Technology Solutions, led by Sanghosh Bhalla, Niloy Sengupta and Akshaya Bhargava from the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Consulting practice, recently helped a top three North American bank, adopt BIAN and optimize their enterprise portfolio of applications that support business functions across all of its business units.
As a vendor that grew through acquisitions, we inherited a rich collection of applications that have their application specific interfaces. Applications that had similar scope ended up having their specific interfaces for essentially the same responsibilities. One of our strategic goals was to cut integration time and cost and over time achieve plug-and-play interoperability between different applications in our portfolio.
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I heard about BIAN when I was doing architecture reference model research for my clients in financial industry. I’m not involved with BIAN in any aspect.
BIAN framework provide a lot of useful models for my financial industry clients and helps our consulting business a lot. Although the models are free for download, it’ll be difficult to use them if you don’t understand the design principles and reasons behind. The BIAN course and certification enable me to make the best use of those BIAN artifacts right away. The latest BIAN APIs designs also aligned very well with our Agile Architecture approach which we are promoting to our clients.
“Currently there is no certification specifically on banking architecture and no common language exists which architects can use to communicate within the bank or externally with IT vendors & the banking architecture community. BIAN helps fill this void. This certification provides a practical guide to banking architects to move away from proprietary architectures to banking industry standards.
The core of this certification lies in understanding the service landscape which helps in developing an enterprise blueprint/capability model which eventually reduces the downstream effort to develop micro services and API’s. Aside of this, EA practice can also leverage on the BIAN metamodel in Archimate notation to further enrich the practice and reduce overheads whilst aligning with industry best practices.
On an end note, understanding this book and passing the BIAN exam will soon become a hygiene factor for architecture professionals within the banking sector similar to the TOGAF exam which is fundamental for EA practitioners across industries.
From an architectural perspective, by Knowing BIAN, banking architecture professionals helps banks and financial institutions for 1) Strategic portfolio planning and value stream analysis and heatmapping (refers to BIAN Business Capability Model) toward creating value in their ecosystem; 2) Information exchange management (refers to BIAN Service
Landscape) toward enabling interoperability and open banking; and 3) Data management and analytics (refers to BIAN Business Object Model) toward getting a grip on business semantics and data landscape.
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