Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)

This level provides individuals with a certificate that recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis.

The ECBA certificate is targeted at: 

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • No previous BA work experience required
  • 21 hours of professional developmentin the last 4 years


The ECBA exam is a live web delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone.

Course Outline:

Business Analyst Fundamentals along with ECBA Prep.

Focused towards getting ECBA (Entry Level Business Analyst) Certification

Introduction to Business Analysis

  • What is Business Analysis
  • Who is a Business Analyst
  • Career path of a Business Analyst
  • Role of a Business Analyst in Projects
  • Navigating the BABOK contents and structure
  • Overview of BABOK structure, knowledge areas & focus areas
  • A review of key themes in the BABOK
  • MS Office, MS Visio
  • Use Case Writing

Business Analysis Key Concepts

  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Key Terms in BABOK
  • Requirements Classification
  • Key Stakeholders found in BABOK
  • Requirements and Design

Underlying competencies of the BA

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Behavioral Characteristics
  • Business knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Interaction Skills
  • Tools and Technology
  • Practice Questions on Underlying Competencies

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Introduction-Business Analysis planning and monitoring overview
  • Planning Business Analysis Approach
  • Planning Stakeholder Engagement
  • Planning Business Analysis Governance
  • Planning Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements
  • Techniques used in planning and monitoring the BA work

Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Introduction- Elicitation and stakeholder collaboration overview
  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  • Communicate Business Analysis Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Techniques used in elicitation and stakeholder collaboration

Requirements Lifecycle Management

  • Trace Requirements
  • Maintain Requirements  
  • Prioritize Requirements
  • Assess Requirements Changes
  • Approve Requirements
  • Techniques used to manage requirements throughout the life cycle

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Specify and Model Requirements
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture
  • Define Design Options
  • Analyse Potential Value and Recommend Solution
  • Techniques used in analyzing requirements and defining design options

Solution Evaluation

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

Business Analyst Documentation Skills

  • Requirements Management Plan (RMP)
  • Business Requirements Document (BRD)
  • Functional Requirements Document (FRs /SRS)
  • Use Cases
  • User Stories
  • Testing Skills needed by Business Analyst

ECBA Exam Information

  • ECBA course overview & business analysis benefits
  • Completing the application
  • Exam information
  • Studying for the exam
  • Practice test
  • Resume Prep.
  • Tips to Complete IIBA Application


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