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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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5 Days


21 Hours

Nearest Session

7 Jul 2024



This course includes:

  • Interactive Training Method
  • 100+ Practice Questions
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts
  • One Year Subscription

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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. 


Classroom Training of ECBA™ Certification:

  • 5 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • The material language will be English

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​


Generally Yes. But you always get confirmation of the session's date one week before the selected date, and based on that, communication is established with the registered participants.

There are no prerequisites for this course but there is the eligibility to take the exam,

  • Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years.

Yes, by International Institute of Business Analysis.




Yes, both online and self-study are available.


Not included


1 hour




You will see your exam results immediately after you submit your exam. Confirmation of your exam result will also be emailed to you by IIBA within 2 business days.


IIBA does not provide scores or scoring percentages for any of their certification exams. Performance indicators are provided to help candidates target either their preparation for an exam retake or, their plans to improve performance on the job. They are intended for the candidates’ support not for comparison with other candidates.


You must wait for IIBA to receive your exam result from the testing provider and upload it to your IIBA profile before you can pay and schedule your rewrite exam. This may take up to 24 hours from your exam day. As soon as your score is uploaded into your IIBA profile account, you will receive an e-mail from IIBA instructing you on your next steps to pay the exam rewrite fee and to schedule your rewrite of the exam. To schedule your rewrite, you are required to pay the rewrite fee to IIBA first.


Refer PSI FAQs in the Official Website for details.


No, you can easily print a high-quality PDF of your certificate from the Digital Certificate Badges.


From your exam date, it can take up to 1 business day for IIBA to process your result from the testing provider. Once this is done, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from IIBA.




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Online classes are delivered using our Learning Management System (LMS). We provide access to pre-course reading, pre-post assessment, chapter exercises, practice test, case studies and to additional references Glossary/Recommended Reading in our LMS.


Yes, there are group activities after each lesson where you can interact with other online students.


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