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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.



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Who is an ECBA?

Who is an ECBA™: Understanding the Role of an ECBA™ Certified Business Analysis Professional

Discover the Power of ECBA Competencies: Mastering Essential Business Analysis Skills According to the BABOK® Guide. Gain the Core Knowledge and Expertise Needed to Excel in the In-Demand Field of Business Analysis. Stand Out from the Crowd by Showcasing Your Certified Proficiency, Recognized by the Leading Authority in Business Analysis, IIBA.

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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Achieve Your ECBA™ Certification

Eligibility Criteria for ECBA Certification
  1. Ensure you register an account with IIBA (already a member login here)
  2. Agree with the Code of Conduct.
  3. Agree with Terms and Conditions.

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Assessing Your Readiness to Achieve ECBA™ Certification

Discover Everything You Need to Know in the ECBA™ Handbook: Your Comprehensive Resource for ECBA™ Certification. This Document Offers Invaluable Insights and Guidance for Candidates Embarking on their Journey Towards the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™), Equipping You with Essential Information to Navigate the Certification Process Confidently.

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ECBA Certification Resources Available in Multiple Languages

Exam candidates can prepare for and take the ECBA exam in English, Chinese, French Standard, Canadian French, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese. Download information such as the ECBA Handbook, IIBA’s Guide to Online Proctored Exams, and more in the language of your choice below. 

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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 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

  1. To process feedback accurately
  2. To understand sign-off authority
  3. To identify risk tolerance levels
  4. To gain project support
  1. To manage associated risks
  2. To allocate project resources
  3. To articulate budgetary needs
  4. To reduce time constraints
  1. Conceptual
  2. Logical
  3. Enterprise
  4. Physical
  1. Stability
  2. Urgency
  3. Priority
  4. Complexity
  1. Communication management
  2. Impact analysis
  3. Traceability repository
  4. Reliable assessment
  1. Number of business analysis professionals working on the change
  2. Number of business areas or systems affected
  3. Stakeholder assumptions about the organizational goals
  4. Level of experience stakeholders have in adaptive approaches
  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B

ECBA Exam Blueprint


Business analysis and the BA professional


Business analysis key concepts


Underlying competencies





Business analysis planning and monitoring


Elicitation and collaboration


Requirements life cycle management


Requirements analysis and design definition





Endorsed Business Analysis Education and Training

IIBA endorses education and training delivered by EEPs and Academic Members to support the ongoing development of business analysis professionals from entry level to seniority.

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