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The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis - ECBA is a certification offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis - IIBA. The ECBA course is your gateway to the Business Analysis field as it enables you to prepare for the ECBA exam while keeping a prominent level of professional execution as a Business Analyst. It encompasses the main knowledge areas listed in the BABOK Guide, tackling how to approach business analysis. This course addresses four main parts which are: key concepts of BA, the BA knowledge areas, underlying competencies, and techniques used by business analysts.

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What to Expect From This Course

Who Needs this Course

Skills & Competencies

Delivery Method

Exam Details


What to Expect From This Course

Business analysis is a promising in-demand career that most professionals pursue. Because it enables change through defining needs and recommending smart solutions within organizations.  

Hence, ECBA is well-designed to introduce essential business analysis principles for those who are interested in the field.  

By the end of this course, you will achieve the objectives below:  

  • Fully understanding what BA means and why the BA role is necessary at each organization
  • Understanding what the scope means and how to stipulate the boundaries
  • Recognizing all the BABOK techniques and how to use each one of them 
  • Learning all the required competencies that will help you to have an easy and successful workflow. 
  • Being well-acquainted with the six key concepts which are change, need, stakeholders, value, contexts, and solutions  
  • Following the BABOK Guide provided by the IIBA to be qualified for the BA in-demand career  
  • Raising high attention to detail and performing the activities which fall under another stakeholder role  
  • Utilizing the available resources to meet the needs of the organization   
  • Building good rapport with subject matter experts and direct contact with stakeholders  
  • Implementing the potential solutions while seeking operational support when needed  
  • Getting on the ECBA course will help you build a high profile and increases your chances of landing better opportunities  

Who Needs this Course

This certification is meant for:  

  • Individuals who want to wish to work as Business Analysts  
  • Students who study Business Analysis academic programs  
  • Professionals transitioning into Business Analysis  
  • Functional managers who manage Business Analysis 

Skills & Competencies

  • Analytical thinking   
  • Problem-solving  
  • Creative thinking  
  • High Communication Skills  
  • Interaction Skills  
  • Business Knowledge   
  • Conceptual Thinking  
  • Risk Management  
  • Decision Making 
  • Origination and time Management. 

Delivery Method

Self-Paced Training 

  • Self-Paced Course    
  • Over 100+ learning modules divided into topics for ease of learning 
  • 60+ micro-learning modules that include videos, audio, graphics, interactivity, and gamification   
  • Pre-reading files and Instructor-led recordings 
  • 7 untimed assessments including pre-tests, check your knowledge   
  • 10 Timed assessments: access to 500+ questions for a hands-on experience of the actual exam 
  • Scenarios and case studies linking content to real-time cases   
  • Additional references, Glossary, Cheat Sheet, etc. 

Exam Details

ECBA Exam Prerequisite  

It does not require any experience to apply for the exam but does require 21 hours of professional training that is approved/endorsed by the IIBA.  

  • Minimum of 21 hours of business analysis education in the last 4 years  
  • Compliance with the ECBA™ Code of Conduct  

Learn more about the ECBA Roadmap to Success.  

ECBA Exam Price   

  • Refer IIBA website for Exam Fees  

Exam Format  

The ECBA™ exam is 1 hour long and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. It is competency-based and aligned to BABOK® Guide Version 3 

Note: The ECBA exam is a live web-delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and a microphone.  

The exam will be online from PSI 



  • Minimum of 21 hours of business analysis education in the last 4 years
  • Compliance with the ECBA™ Code of Conduct

Course Outline

  • What is Business analysis and Business analyst
  • Six Knowledge areas of BABOK ®
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts
  • Underlying Competencies
  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements
  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Trace Requirements
  • Maintain Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Assess Requirements Changes
  • Approve Requirements
  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture
  • Define Solution Options
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria​
  • Backlog Management​
  • Balanced Scorecard​
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis​
  • Brainstorming ​
  • Business Capability Analysis​
  • Business Cases​
  • Business Model Canvas​
  • Business Rules Analysis​
  • Collaborative Games​
  • Concept Modelling​
  • Data Dictionary​
  • Data Flow Diagrams​
  • Data Mining​
  • Decision Analysis​
  • Data Modelling​
  • Decision Modelling​
  • Document Analysis​
  • Estimation​
  • Financial Analysis​
  • Focus Groups​
  • Functional Decomposition​
  • Glossary​
  • Interface Analysis​
  • Interviews​
  • Item Tracking​
  • Lessons Learned​
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)​
  • Mind Mapping​
  • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis​
  • Observation​
  • Organizational Modelling​
  • Prioritization​
  • Process Analysis​
  • Process Modelling​
  • Prototyping​
  • Reviews​
  • Risks Analysis and Management​
  • Roles and Permission Matrix​
  • Root Cause Analysis​
  • Scope Modelling​
  • Sequence Diagrams​
  • Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas​
  • State Modelling​
  • Survey or Questionnaires​
  • SWOT Analysis​
  • Use Cases and Scenarios​
  • User Stories​
  • Vendor Assessment​
  • Workshops​

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