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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™


IIBA® Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (IIBA®-ECBA™) Certification Prep Workshop
Duration: 3 days
Language: English / Putonghua / Cantonese
Remote live instructor-led interactive certification training

Additional information

Job family



Product Owner, Business Analyst

Competence Level


Workshop Category

Business Analysis

Workshop Description

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA®) is the first level of a 3-level exam-based core professional certification structure in business analysis, offered by IIBA®. 

ECBA™ covers the foundational knowledge on business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide and showcases that you have the core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Stand out from the crowd – highlight you have the knowledge and be certified by the leading authority in business analysis, IIBA®.

The ECBA™ preparation workshop assists the candidates in clearing the exam in their first attempt. The workshop covers concepts of business analysis as per standards, emphasizing on the 6 Knowledge Areas, 50 BA Techniques and 29 Competencies defined in BABOK® Guide Version 3.

The certification is offered for junior business analysts or individuals looking to enter into the profession of business analysis. The credential will,

  • Provide a competitive advantage as a qualified analyst even before starting your career and during the initial stages of your career
  • Help soar ahead in a career as a competent analyst with validation of a solid foundation on knowledge, techniques, and competencies as defined in the BABOK Guide®.


  • Undergraduates following a technology (Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Systems, Business Information Systems, etc.) or Management (Business Management, Marketing, Finance, HR, Supply Chain Management or any other Management subject) related degree program who are interested in a career as an Analyst
  • Fresh graduates from any technical or management background
  • Junior Analysts (IT Business Analysts, Project Managers / Coordinators, Product Managers, Risk Analysts, HR Analysts, Marketers, Process Consultants, etc.) with less than 3 years (or 3750 hours) of experience or individuals with no prior BA experience.

Topic Covered

  • Introduction to ECBA™ Certification Program
  • Introduction to Business Analysis 
  • Key Concepts in Business Analysis
  • Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
    • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 
    • Elicitation and Collaboration
    • Requirements Lifecycle Management
    • Strategy Analysis
    • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    • Solution Evaluation  
    • Tools & Techniques on all Knowledge Areas (50 techniques)
    • 29 Underlying Competencies (Competencies required from a Business Analyst) 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the workshop the participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the scope of the ECBA™ credential
  • Have obtained the 21 PDU hours to be eligible to apply for the ECBA™ exam
  • Obtain the required knowledge, skills and an understanding of the key concepts of Business Analysis
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the 6 knowledge areas, and 50 key techniques  of Business Analysis available to perform day-to-day analysis activities
  • Gain a clear understanding of 29 underlying competencies of a business analyst
  • Be able to pass the exam on the 1st attempt with the right coaching provided by our expert trainer.

Certification Prerequisites

Professionals looking to apply for the ECBA™ certification must satisfy the following criteria.

  • Complete a minimum of 21 contact hours of Professional Development in the last 4 years (You obtain this by attending the training program)
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct and to the Terms & Conditions (when submitting the application)

Exam Blueprint

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA®) consists of 50 multiple choice knowledge-based questions and must be completed in one hour. Certification exam covers the following areas: 

  • Business analysis and the BA professional – 2.5%
  • Business analysis key concepts – 5%
  • Underlying competences – 5%
  • Techniques – 17.5%
  • Business analysis planning and monitoring – 5%
  • Elicitation and collaboration – 20%
  • Requirements life cycle management – 20%
  • Requirements analysis and design definition – 25%.

About IIBA®

Why choose IIBA®?

The International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA® actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.

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