Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) Exam Prep

Do You Want To Enter the HOT Business Analysis Profession?

American Employers Will Need 876,000 Business Analysis Related Professionals by 2020! *

If you want to enter into the Business Analysis profession but don't know how to get started, this is the course for you! The Certified Business Analysis - IIBA Exam Prep Course will give you all the knowledge you need to understand the global language of business analysis and help you prepare to take the ECBA exam. 

Job titles for business analysis practitioners include not only business analyst, but also business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements engineer, process analyst, product manager, product owner, enterprise analyst, business architect, management consultant, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, and more. Many other jobs, such as management, project management, product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design rely heavily on business analysis skills for success. 

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program

Who Benefits From Getting an ECBA Certificate?

  • Individuals entering the BA profession:

    • Students enrolled in BA academic programs

    • New graduates

  • Anyone in job transition looking to get started in Business Analysis

  • Professionals changing careers

  • Functional managers who are not BAs but manage them

About This Course

MicroTrain’s 3-day Certified Business Analysis - IIBA Exam Prep course instructor-led course is designed to teach the business analysis framework necessary for success on the ECBA exam and on the job. Our certified instructors present the material in an informative, easy-to-digest manner. In addition to hands-on instruction, included in the course fee is a comprehensive course workbook and supplemental training aids.

Microtrain has been helping professionals achieve certifications since 1999. We offer certified instructors, in-classroom instruction, supplemental training materials valued at over $200 and the Microtrain Exam Pass Guarantee. The exam pass guarantee for this course 

To be eligible for taking the ECBA exam, you must first meet specific education requirements and adhere to a professional code of conduct. (See below for details.)

Course Format

A combination of live instructor-led lecture facilitated discussion and exercises, and numerous practice test questions contribute to successful exam readiness. In-class assignments and instructor-led reviews are designed to help you understand, not just memorize key business analysis concepts.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive the following course materials:

Comprehensive Student Workbook

  • Covers all the Knowledge Areas, tasks, guidelines, tools and techniques along with practice questions

BABOK Guide 3.0

  • Paper version for classroom use

  • .pdf version for an additional resource (available with your IIBA membership)

"How to Talk BA" book

  • Handy size summary of over 300 critical business analysis terms

  • Great resource for all levels and anyone associated with business analysis

  • Includes references to the BABOK® Guide v3 - - Includes examples to clarify and make the terms practical

  • Essential for mastering terms when preparing for the ECBA/CCBA/CBAP exams

FREE Mini-Subscription to Exam Simulator

  • Realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual exam, to reduce surprises and increase confidence when you sit for the exam

  • 3 categories of questions: Warm-ups, Drills, and full-length Simulations providing unlimited practice tests

  • Online Assessment System with similar features as Prometric Assessment System

  • Instant detailed feedback on every question with reference numbers to explain both correct and incorrect answers and solidify retention

  • Review the questions and answers of any exam you have taken

  • Stop and start your exams according to your schedule, regardless of which device you use

  • Available 24/7 from the moment you sign up, so you can study anytime, anywhere

  • Practice on the go! The Online Study Exams are cloud-based, so you can access it from any computer or device, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets—anywhere.

ECBA™ Exam Blueprint Outline

The ECBA™ exam is one hour long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. These questions test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding defined by the competencies for this Level 1 certificate in the IIBA Certification Framework. The components tested in the exam are listed in the exam blueprint.

The ECBA™ exam blueprint, which is aligned with BABOK® Guide v3, is as follows:

 Business Analysis Knowledge

 Business Analysis & the BA Professional 2.5%

 Underlying Competencies 5%

 Business Analysis Key Concepts 5%

 Techniques 12.5%

 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

 Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring 5% 

 Elicitation & Collaboration 20%

 Requirements Life Cycle Management 20%

 Strategy Analysis 5% 

 Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 24%

 Solution Evaluation 1%

Course Learning Objectives

  • Understands the Business Analyst role

  • Can list and describe the appropriate Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Techniques

  • Exhibits fundamental understanding of requirements classification schema

  • Displays a minimum proficiency in the Underlying Competencies

  • Able to follow defined processes and techniques to perform tasks

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Business Analysis Key Concepts

  • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

  • Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • Strategy Analysis

  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Underlying Competencies

  • Exam Information


You don't need to have any previous Business Analysis work experience to qualify for taking the ECBA examination, a 50-question, multiple-choice test.

However, you must have the minimum number of hours of professional development in the time frame listed for the certificate level.

  • 21 hours of business analysis classroom education completed in the last 4 years. 

    • The content of these professional development activities must be aligned with the BABOK® Guide v3.

    • This course provides all 21 business analysis education hours PLUS and additional 3 hours of in-class business analysis education and exam preparation.

In preparation for the best success in earning the ECBA certificate, take these steps before the course begins:

Exam Details

The ECBA™ exam is 1 hour long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. It is competency-based aligned to BABOK® Guide Version 3. Visit IIBA's BABOK® Guide webpage to acquire your copy or gain access to a FREE PDF version with an IIBA® membership.

In order to be admitted to the exam, please ensure that your IIBA profile name matches your government identification.

To help you prepare for the exam review the following:

Exam Results



IIBA Membership Fee $125 USD

Application Fee $60 USD

Exam Fee$110 USD

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