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IIBA.org Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™)

Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) covers foundational knowledge on how to approach business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide.

 

 
 

Getting Started With ECBA

ECBA Eligibility

  1. Ensure you register an account with IIBA (already a member login here)

  2. Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years. Your hours can be logged and tracked here.

  3. Agree with the Code of Conduct.

  4. Agree with Terms and Conditions.

 

Start achieving your goals today, apply now.

 

ECBA Competencies

Stand out from the crowd

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. Highlight you have the knowledge and be certified by the leading authority in business analysis, IIBA.

Learn more about ECBA Competencies

 

Coming Soon: Updates to the ECBA Exam

 

Effective March 1, 2021, IIBA will start conducting the ECBA exam based on a slightly updated blueprint.

Learn More Here

Core BA Certification Handbook

The IIBA® guide to pursuing the ECBA™, CCBA® and CBAP® designations. This handbook will describe the process for attaining IIBA certification for our core BA levels.

Download the handbook

 

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Start Developing Your Professional Business Analysis Career

New to Business Analysis?

Business analysis is both a role and a discipline. Business Analysts and professionals of many different titles use business analysis to enable successful change in an organization.
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A Business Analysis Professional's Foundation for Success

Introduce and manage change successfully for your organization with the globally recognized standards of the business analysis profession.
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Business Analysis Resources

A curated body of knowledge dedicated to advancing your career in business analysis to create better business outcomes for your organization.
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To understand performance expectations for the ECBA® designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, Sample Questions and the links for each Knowledge Area:

ECBA Exam Sample Questions

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A. Stability

B. Urgency

C. Complexity

D. Priority

Answer = D

A. Brainstorming

B. Interviews

C. Observation

D. Prototyping

Answer = C

A. process the feedback accurately.

B. understand sign-off authority.

C. identify risk tolerance levels.

D. gain project support.

Answer = B

A. manage associated risks.

B. allocate project resources.

C. articulate budgetary needs.

D. reduce time constraints.

Answer = A

A. a conceptual data model.

B. a logical data model.

C. an enterprise data model.

D. a physical data model.

Answer = D

ECBA Exam Blueprint

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Business analysis and the BA professional

2.5%

Underlying competencies

5%

Business analysis key concepts

5%

Techniques

12.5%

 

Business analysis planning and monitoring

5% 

Elicitation and collaboration

20%

Requirements life cycle management

20%

Strategy analysis

5% 

Requirements analysis and design definition

24%

Solution evaluation

1%

 

 

 

Challenge Your Business Analysis Knowledge

Business analysis demands creativity, rigorous analytical thought, and the ability to work well with people. Use these tools to assess your knowledge, plan your career, and understand the skills needed to perform effectively as a business analysis professional. 

Start Your Business Analysis Journey Here

Whether you are looking for a new career, new job opportunities, are a student, or are an individual who manages business analysis professionals, being ECBA certified will demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of the key fundamentals of business analysis.

The prospects for a career in business analysis are promising and growing. The business analysis profession is one of the highest growing occupations right now with 14% industry growth projected between 2014-2024*.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Certify Your Future

There are many benefits to being certified, as recently indicated in the IIBA 2020 Business Analysis Salary Survey, including increased fulfillment at work, salary increase, promotion, better job opportunities and greater confidence at work.

Did you know that certified BA’s earn 12% more than their non-certified counterparts?**

**Source: IIBA 2020 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey

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How To Ask Your Employer To Invest In Your Professional Development

71% of respondents report their employer pays for training and professional development - 2020 Global Business Analysis Salary Survey

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