ECBA Training

  • 21 hrs course led by business analysis expert
  • Study material including the BABOK Visual Study Guide
  • 3 months access to exam questions simulator 800+ questions
  • 3 months support
  • 21 PDUs certificate, IIBA endorsed course

ECBA Course Description

The ECBA training is designed to prepare participants to pass the ECBA® exam – the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis – from the first attempt. It features study material and questions bank to reduce preparation time and increase chance of success. The course is aligned with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0 and includes sample exam questions to make you ready.  Additionally, you’ll learn test-taking tips and strategies, along with other practice exercises to reinforce the material.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to enable you to pass the ECBA exam and spend less time in preparation. By taking this course, you should expect the following:

  • You will construct a good understanding of the BABOK content in a relatively short time and with the least possible stress
  • You will recognize the important areas you need to focus on while preparing for the ECBA exam
  • You will acquire the right tools and material to prepare for the ECBA exam

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Who Should Attend the ECBA Training

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Anyone looking to achieve the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA®)
  • Individuals entering the BA profession: Students enrolled in BA academic programs or New graduates
  • Professionals transitioning careers
  • Functional managers who are not BAs but manage them

ECBA Online Weekend Schedule

Delivered Online in 5 sessions, Saturdays and Sundays
Each session is 4 hours long, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Toronto time)

Start Date Course Price (USD)
24 October
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$599.00  
21 November
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$599.00  
19 December
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$599.00  
16 January
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$599.00  

ECBA Online Weekdays Schedule

Delivered Online for 3 consecutive days
from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Toronto time)

Start Date Course Price (USD)
12 October
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$1,250.00  
09 November
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$1,250.00  
14 December
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$1,250.00  
11 January
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America/Toronto Time
ECBA
Online
$1,250.00  

ECBA Classroom Schedule

Delivered in Class for 3 consecutive days
at city local time

Start Date Course Price
16 November
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECBA
Vancouver
$1,950  
23 November
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECBA
Toronto
$1,950  
30 November
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECBA
Ottawa
$1,950  
07 December
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ECBA
Calgary
$1,950  
14 December
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECBA
Montreal
$1,950  
20 December
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ECBA
Riyadh
$1,950  

ECBA Course Outline

Business Analysis and the BA Professional

  • BABOK Purpose
  • What is Business Analysis
  • Role of the Business Analyst
  • BABOK Structure

Business Analysis Key Concepts

  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Requirements Classifications
  • Stakeholders
  • Requirements and Designs

​Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration

Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • Trace Requirements
  • Maintain Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Assess Requirements Changes
  • Approve Requirements

Strategy Analysis

  • Analyze Current State
  • Define Future State
  • Assess Risks
  • Define Change Strategy

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture
  • Define Design Options
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Solution Evaluation

  • Measure Solution Performance
  • Analyze Performance Measures
  • Assess Solution Limitations
  • Assess Enterprise Limitations
  • Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

Techniques

  • Selected techniques for BA level 1

ECBA Exam Blueprint

Business Analysis Knowledge

  • Business analysis and the BA professional 2.5%
  • Underlying competencies 5%
  • Business analysis key concepts 5%
  • Techniques 12.5%

BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

  • Business analysis planning and monitoring 5%
  • Elicitation and collaboration 20%
  • Requirements life cycle management 20%
  • Strategy analysis 5%
  • Requirements analysis and design definition 24%
  • Solution evaluation 1%

ECBA Requirements

ECBA™ certificate recognizes the foundational knowledge of individuals entering the field of business analysis. The online competency-based exam is aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide). Once you earn your ECBA you are eligible to take the ECBA+ Practicum to develop your skills to be job-ready, day one.

ECBA is targeted at:

  • Individuals entering the BA profession
  • Professionals transitioning careers
  • Functional managers who are not BAs but manage them
  • Students enrolled in BA academic programs
  • New graduates

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the ECBA, you have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Professional Development:
    Minimum of 21 hours in the last 4 years
  2. Agreement with the ECBA™ Code of Conduct

For answers to additional questions on Eligibility Requirements, please visit IIBA FAQ page https://www.iiba.org/certification/certification-faq/

ECBA Exam
The ECBA exam is a live web delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone.
In order to be admitted to the exam, please ensure that your IIBA profile name matches your government identification.

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

Questions? Send us your question through this contact form: https://institutei4.com/home/contact/

For more information about the ECBA certification, visit the ECBA page at the IIBA website https://www.iiba.org/certification/core-business-analysis-certifications/ECBA/