Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (IIBA-ECBA®) Certification Exam Prep


3 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

For professionals new to business analysis roles and responsibilities within their organization, this course will provide you with not only the preparation you will need to pass IIBA’s Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam, but also a foundation for a career in business analysis. Participants will learn invaluable tips and tricks needed to pass the ECBA exam. This course follows IIBAs ECBA exam blueprint based on the BABOK® Guide v.3.0.

This course satisfies the 21 hours of formal education required to sit for the ECBA exam.

Course Objectives

  • Business analysis key concepts including: key terms, the business analysis core concept model (BACCM), and requirements classification schema.
  • Identification of key stakeholders and how to work with them.
  • How to analyze the current state, define the future state, assess risks, and recommend how to get from the current to the future state.
  • How to plan business analysis work, including planning needed for both Agile (Adaptive) and Waterfall (Prescriptive) initiatives.
  • How to prepare for and conduct elicitation activities, as well as confirming and communicating the results of those activities.
  • How to specify and model requirements, how to verify and validate requirements, how to look at different options and recommend a solution.
  • The importance of managing requirements by tracing, prioritizing, and approving them, as well as handling any changes.
  • The importance of measuring the solution to determine its value and recommend ways to increase its value.
  • The various techniques and competencies needed to succeed at business analysis work.
  • All of our IIBA exam prep courses are taught by expert IIBA certification instructors and fulfill the IIBA-required 21 contact hours training to sit for the ECBA exam. In addition to the ECBA training course, you will also receive the following with 6-months of access to an extensive online training portal upon registration:
  • Instructor-led course
  • Satisfied 21 contact hours required by IIBA®
  • ECBA Certification Training Course Binder
  • ECBA Certification Study Guide
  • BABOK® Study Tables
  • ECBA training aids (study sheets and exam tips)
  • ECBA exam prep sample questions via Exam Simulator
  • Who Should Attend?

    People wanting to move into a BA role who have had little to no training in business analysis. Anyone who is seeking a career in Business Analysis or desires to have a better understanding of business analysis and the role of a business analyst.

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    Course Prerequisites

    An ECBA™ (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™) is level one in the business analysis certification framework from the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). The ECBA certification recognizes individuals entering the business analysis profession or those who manage business analysts and want to understand the required knowledge and competencies of a business analysis practitioner. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be admitted to the exam, and upon passing the exam, receive the ECBA certification credential. Eligibility requirements include: Create an account with IIBA 21 hours of Professional Development Training (satisfied by this ECBA certification training course) within the last 4 years For more details, visit the IIBA Website


    1 - ECBA Exam Information & Tips

    • ECBA prep resources
    • Exam information

    2 - An Introduction to Business Analysis and the BA Profession

    • How to read the BABOK® Guide
    • Layout of the BABOK® Guide
    • BABOK® Guide Six Knowledge Areas

    3 - Key Business Analysis Concepts

    • Business Analysis Core Concept Model™
    • BA terms
    • Requirements classifications
    • Key stakeholders
    • Common BABOK® themes

    4 - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    5 - Elicitation and Stakeholder Collaboration

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    6 - Requirements Life Cycle Management

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    7 - Strategy Analysis

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    8 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    9 - Solution Evaluation

    • Goal, key tasks, elements, & details

    10 - Underlying Competencies

    • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Behavioral Characteristics
    • Business Knowledge
    • Communication Skills
    • Interaction Skills
    • Tools and Techniques

    11 - Application Information and Exam Study Tips


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    Jul 31,Aug 1,2
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    Nov 6,7,8
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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