IIBA CBAP CCBA ECBA Business Analysis Certification - Part 1

Learn business analysis key concepts and underlying competencies as per IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0

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What you'll learn in this part 1

  • Understand business analysis key concepts and underlying competencies as per IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0


  • Beginner to expert level knowledge and/or experience in Business Analysis


The whole course provides a well structured approach to help you learn concepts of IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0 and this part 1 is useful to prepare for IIBA CBAP and CCBA certification as well as ECBA certificate exam.

Key Benefits

  • Attempt quizzes (after each lecture) and reinforce learning
  • Earn PD hours for ECBA application
  • Remember concepts using downloadable PDFs
  • Downloadable IIBA Application Worksheet (to check if you fulfil IIBA eligibility criteria and to prepare application for CCBA or CBAP certification)

Content of the Part 1

  • Recommended approach to prepare for IIBA Certifications
  • About IIBA Certifications
  • Business Analysis and the BA Professional
  • Structure of the IIBA BABOK Guide (version 3.0)
  • IIBA Eligibility Requirements
  • IIBA Exam Blueprint
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts (BACCM, key terms, etc)
  • Underlying Competencies
    • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Behavioural Characteristics
    • Business Knowledge
    • Communication Skills
    • Interaction Skills
    • Tools And Technology
  • IIBA Application and Exam process
  • "How did I achieve my CBAP?"

Course Duration

  • Part 1 of the course will take about 2 hours to complete
  • The whole course (all 7 parts) will take about 7 hours to complete
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Earn PD hours for ECBA application *

As per IIBA guidelines,

  • Online courses (without actual instructor) will only qualify for PD hours needed for ECBA application (and not for CCBA or CBAP).
  • You only get 1 PD hour for 1 hour of course content. So, for 7 hours of whole course (all 7 parts), you will earn 7 PD hours for ECBA application.
  • For rest of PD hours, you can attend other online courses in business analysis and also claim hours spent on studying BABOK Guide.

Please note that course does not cover 50 most commonly used business analysis techniques (described in chapter 10 of BABOK guide v3.0), as it is difficult to provide explanation (with examples) for these many techniques in an online course. However, participants would be able to study use of techniques from the provided downloadable PDF file.

Please also note that the course does not cover 5 perspectives (described in chapter 11 of BABOK guide v3.0), as there shall be no questions on them in the exam (as clarified by IIBA in one of their webinars). However, CBAP/ CCBA aspirants are advised to go through them directly from BABOK guide v3.0.

Who this course is for:

  • Students enrolled in business analysis academic programs
  • New graduates who are learning and developing business analysis skills
  • Experienced Business Analyst
  • Professionals with business or domain experience who want to change career into business analysis
  • Managers who manage Business Analysts

Course includes: 1 hour 42 mins on-demand video | 16 video lectures | 2 downloadable resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Instead of enrolling to so many different individual parts, do I have option to enroll to a single/ full course?

Your Instructor

Trividh Patel, CBAP
Trividh Patel, CBAP

Trividh has about 20 years of experience in Business/ Process Analysis, Consulting, Pre-sales, and Project Management in Insurance (Life/ P&C / Healthcare / Social Security), Banking, Lending, Media and Sports domain.

In past, he has worked for leading IT Services companies such as Capgemini Consulting, Wipro Technologies, Syntel Inc. etc as Business Architect, Lead/ Sr. Business Analyst, and as IT Project Manager. He has executed several business analysis projects for reputed organisations from USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Japan and India. He has good track record of leading team of Business Analysts to deliver business analysis projects.

Trividh Patel has done Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Systems from JBIMS and Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from VJTI, University of Mumbai (India). He has also done PG Diploma in Software Technology (PGDST) from CDAC (erstwhile NCST) and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) by MSME, Government of India.

Trividh is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA, certificate# 13430221), Canada since March 2012.

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Timothy Figueroa | Recipient of IIBA Level 3 - CBAP Certification


Very good information, to the point, clear, easy to understand.

Trividh Patel, CBAP

Instructor response

Thank you for attending all 7 parts (Part 1 - Part 7) and congratulations on passing IIBA CBAP exam! Well done.

Kristi Whiteaker


I am getting prepared to take my CBAP v3 certification. I did at one time have my CBAP and I let it expire as at the time there was not much value placed on this certification by employers. I have been self studying and using this course as a reinforcing study guide.

Trividh Patel, CBAP

Instructor response

Thank you for attending all 7 parts (Part 1 - Part 7) of the IIBA Certification Course.

Mrs Robyn Liggins


The basics and needed for higher level understanding.

Trividh Patel, CBAP

Instructor response

Thank you for attending all 7 parts (Part 1 - Part 7) of the IIBA Certification Course.

Ashwin Kishore Shirale


Crystal clear and very aligned with the BABOK 3.0 ...so much so that you can actually flip through the relevant pages while the course in progress, just like you might in an actual classroom.

I was hesitating to book an actual exam date till I felt more confident. Went online and booked my exam after finishing about an hour's worth of the material!.

Namrata Thakre


All the 7 parts are worth giving a shot for.

He has explained all the BABOK concept in much simpler language, which helped me to prepare for my ECBA Exam better.

All his lectures are exact replica of BABOK but in understandable language. and concepts well explained.

Taiwo Oderinde


A well explained interactive module.

Kankana Kulkarni


Concepts are simplified & easy to understand.

Osman Yıldız


All of the BABOK v3 guide has been filtered and put to use via this understandable light course material, easing the overwhelming book material especially for enthusiast beginners.

Wilson Tshepiso Makgalo


The course was productive, and even the lecture was presentable, and professional.

Tracey Thomas


I like that the course will very organized. The instructors tone is professional and the speed of his speaking is just right. I also like that I am quizzed after each section. Finally, I like how each section is broken down into a manageable size and how the speaker encourages you to pause and review certain topics..



Excellent delivery dissecting BABOK 3.0 with precision and relevant emphasis.

Summaries the provisions of BABOK 3.0 in a very user-friendly way.

Provides a clear way towards IIBA certifications and exams.


LaVeeda Monroe


I'm unsure if I've learned all that needs to be known for the exam but I am much more knowledgeable than I was prior to taking this course. What I've read in the BABOK guide makes much more sense now.

Lisa Nanamaker


Course is very thorough and detailed. Instructor does a good job of not only providing excellent overview, but also providing focus on especially important information when necessary. Good introductory course.

Oneill Mclean


So far he is very instructive in introducing the IIBA certifications and clarifying what is needed to take each course. He has also done a very good job at laying out the course road map.

Tammy Courville


I think I will have to watch it again as I prepare for my exam.

Samuel Ajala


The course is really good and simplifies the IIBA Certification course.

Jeffrey Brown


Well presented. Concepts were clearly explained at a reasonable pace. When studying the BABOK guide for the exam, I can easily go back and re-listen on the audio.

Sharon Boyd


Good intro course to the basics of BA.

Jemal Williams


I haven't gotten into the role or core competencies of BA work yet. However, it's been very informative on going about which how to take and which exam to take to get the certificate to do BA work.

Kim Abrahams


Very clear explanation and the content is useful and insightful.

Thomas J Shavor


Great overall of BABOK text! The questions were very helpful in ascertaining my knowledge level.

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