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ECBA™ Certification Training Course - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

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 ECBA™ 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 ECBA™ Training 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 ECBA Training 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 

What are the Skills Acquired From this ECBA™ Training Course?

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

Self-Study Training of ECBA™ Certification:

The ECBA course is provided with the most crucial sources and references as follows:

  • Pre-reading files.
  • Pre and post-assessments.
  • Module exercise - 50 questions.
  • Exam simulation - 50 questions.
  • Modules with interactive learning content include microlearning videos.
  • Detailed explanation of all techniques.
  • Cheat Sheet, Glossary, Mind map, Appendix and additional references.


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  

ECBA Exam Price   

  • Refer IIBA website for Exam Fees  

ECBA™ Certification 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 

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​



Self-paced allows you to take the course on your own schedule for a period of up to one year from the date of purchase. You will be provided with structured contact hours and instructor support, if needed.


Yes. Our self-paced programs are designed to include interactive training modules, chapter exercises, practice test, case studies and additional references such as glossary, recommended readings, and more in our LMS.


You will receive an email notification with course access instructions.


Our self-paced courses are built on an intuitive platform that utilizes a menu function (Next and Back)  to allow you to quickly navigate through the course. Courses consist of pre-course reading, training materials, chapter exercises and additional reference materials. The courses conclude with a final examination.


Yes. Each course includes downloadable reference materials such as, Glossary, Appendix, Case Study, recommended readings, etc.


No. Self-paced value lies at conveniently completing the course at your own pace. Meaning that, you can complete a course in one day or take up to one year to complete it. There is no limit as to how many times you can stop and start the course.


To receive credit for a self-paced course, you will need to complete the final examination achieving a score of 70% or higher within one year of purchase.


You can access your certificate in the LMS under My Certification section.


You have access to the course up to one year at no extra cost. You can take the final exam as many times as necessary to successfully complete the course.


You can use the Send Message option in the LMS to send your queries.


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