IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Course

Learn business analysis key concepts, 4 knowledge areas & 21 business analysis tasks as per IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0

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Course includes: 5 hours on-demand video | 43 video lectures | 16 downloadable resources

Want to become an IIBA ECBA Certified Business Analyst?

IIBA ECBA certification is globally recognised and offer a great way to establish credibility as a Business Analyst!

What you'll learn

  • Understand business analysis concepts and 4 knowledge areas with 21 tasks specified in the IIBA BABOK Guide v3.0
  • Align your business analysis knowledge and/or experience with concepts of IIBA BABOK Guide v3.0
  • Prepare for globally recognized IIBA Level 1 - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)


Requirements

  • Beginner level knowledge and/or experience in using Business Analysis.

Who this course is for:

  • Students and new graduates
  • Professionals (with business or domain experience) who are learning and developing business analysis skills and want a career in business analysis
  • Managers who manage Business Analysts
  • Business Analysts with less than 2 years experience

Description

IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) course provides a well structured approach to help you learn concepts of IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0 and appear for IIBA ECBA certificate exam.

Key Benefits

  • Learn from a CBAP (since 2012, certificate# 13430221) with extensive experience
  • Attempt quizzes (after each lecture) and reinforce learning
  • Earn 5 PD hours for ECBA application
  • Remember concepts using downloadable PDFs

Course Outline

  • Recommended approach to prepare for IIBA Certifications
  • Business Analysis and the BA Professional
  • Structure of the IIBA BABOK Guide version 3.0
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts (BACCM, key terms, etc)
  • Underlying Competencies
  • 4 Knowledge Areas (with 21 business analysis tasks)
    1. Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
    2. Elicitation & Collaboration
    3. Requirements Life Cycle Management, and
    4. Requirements Analysis & Design Definition
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This course is for all levels, that is beginner to advanced level and hence suitable for students, new graduates and professionals (with business or domain experience) who are learning and developing business analysis skills and want a career in business analysis. This course is also suitable for fresh (or experienced) business analysts as well as managers who manage business analysts.

This course is ideal for those who want to learn business analysis concepts of IIBA BABOK Guide (version 3.0). With this course, you will be able to learn concepts at your own pace and align your business analysis knowledge and/or experience to IIBA BABOK Guide, and appear for IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam.

The whole course will take about 5 hours to complete (excluding quizzes).

You will be able to attempt quiz at the end of each section (knowledge area) to check your understanding and reinforce learning. You will also be able to download PDF files that will be useful to remember concepts and appear for IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam.

IMPORTANT: Please note that with effect from March 01, 2021, ECBA exam will not have any questions from knowledge areas Strategy Analysis and Solution Evaluation.

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 5 hours of whole course, you will earn 5 PD hours for ECBA application.
  • For rest of PD hours, you can attend other online courses in business analysis (such as Fundamentals of Requirements Elicitation, Use Case Modelling etc) 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).


Featured Success Story

  • Recipient of IIBA Level 1 - ECBA Certificate: Ashly Raphel
Recipient of IIBA Level 1 - ECBA Certificate

Course Curriculum


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Course includes: 5 hours on-demand video | 43 video lectures | 16 downloadable resources

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What are different Business Analysis Certifications offered by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)?
    IIBA offers multiple levels of certifications and has defined competencies and level of proficiencies required for each level in terms of expectation of performance.
    • Level 1 is an entry level certificate and it is named as Entry Certificate in Business Analysis or ECBA. This level recognizes individuals entering or learning the business analysis profession.
    • Level 2 is Certification of Capability in Business Analysis or CCBA. This level recognizes BA practitioner who are result oriented and who actually perform or do the business analysis work.
    • Level 3 is Certified Business Analysis Professional or CBAP, which is a gold standard certification. This level recognizes seasoned senior Business Analysts who lead and guide business analysis work of various sizes and complexities and are responsible for delivering business value.
    • Are you unable to decide which IIBA Business Analysis certification is appropriate for you?

  • How much experience do I need have to apply for different IIBA Business Analysis Certifications?
    • For IIBA level 1 – Entry Certificate in Business Analysis or ECBA, you do not need any experience in business analysis.
    • For IIBA level 2 – Certification of Capability in Business Analysis or CCBA, 3750 hours (roughly 2‐3 years) of experience is required in business analysis.
    • For IIBA level 3 – Certified Business Analysis Professional or CBAP, 7500 hours (roughly 5+ years) of experience is required in business analysis.

  • What are the benefits of doing an IIBA Business Analyst Certification?
    • IIBA CBAP, CCBA, and ECBA Business Analysis Certifications are recognized worldwide.
    • An IIBA Certification will significantly improve your profile, widen your job opportunities, and you will be preferred in better roles while working for international clients.
    • On personal front it will also provide you satisfaction in terms of achieving a career milestone.

  • How much time and effort it would take for me to appear and successfully pass the IIBA Exam after attending the IIBA ECBA Course?
    • IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Course will help you to reduce number of iterations required to study IIBA BABOK Guide and thus shorten time required to appear for the IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam.
    • With this course, you will be able to learn concepts at your own pace and align your business analysis knowledge and/or experience to IIBA BABOK Guide, and appear for IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam.
    • IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam is knowledge based so your ability to understand questions and select answer would matter.
    • Time and effort to appear for and clear exam would depend on your expertise to grasp and apply knowledge.
    • Preparing for an IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) typically takes anywhere between 2 months to 4 months.

  • Will I get Professional Development (PD) hours for an IIBA ECBA application if I attend your course?
    Yes, all online courses in Business Analysis are eligible for IIBA ECBA application.
    • 1 PD hour for 1 hour of course. So, for 5 hours of online IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Course you will get 5 PD hours for an ECBA application.

  • How long do I have access to the course?
    • From the date of approval of your IIBA application you get 1 year to appear for the IIBA exam and preparing for an IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) usually takes anywhere between 2 to 4 months.
    • Depending on your schedule you need to plan for the IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA). If you do not plan with an end date in mind, chances are that you will always be contemplating.
    • So, how does 1 year access sound? It is a completely self-paced online course. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 1 year - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

Your Instructor


Trividh Patel, CBAP
Trividh Patel, CBAP

Trividh Patel has over 19 years of experience in Business Analysis and Consulting.

Prior to founding BA Central in 2011, 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 MBA in Systems and Bachelor of Engineering from University of Mumbai (India) and is Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP, certificate# 13430221) by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada since March 2012. Trividh is also Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) by MSME, Government of India.

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Course includes: 5 hours on-demand video | 43 video lectures | 16 downloadable resources

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