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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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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

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.

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Earn your ECBA

The ECBA exam has 50 multiple choice knowledge-based questions and must be completed in one hour. Learn more about the exam details including the blueprint and sample questions below.

Prior to taking the Exam

Eligibility Requirements

  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.

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Certify Your Future

There are many benefits to being certified, as recently indicated in the IIBA 2018 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 8% more than their non-certified counterparts?**

**Source: IIBA 2018 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey

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ECBA Exam Sample Questions

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Which attribute describes when a business requirement's relative importance and value to a stakeholder is demonstrated?

A. Stability

B. Urgency

C. Complexity

D. Priority

Answer = D

Which technique elicits information by viewing performance?

A. Brainstorming

B. Interviews

C. Observation

D. Prototyping

Answer = C

It is important for a business analyst to know the role of stakeholders in order to:

A. process the feedback accurately.

B. understand sign-off authority.

C. identify risk tolerance levels.

D. gain project support.

Answer = B

One of the reasons assumptions are identified and defined is to:

A. manage associated risks.

B. allocate project resources.

C. articulate budgetary needs.

D. reduce time constraints.

Answer = A

A data model that is used by implementation subject matter experts to address concerns such as performance, concurrency, and security, is:

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 Knowledge

Business analysis and the BA professional

2.5%

Underlying competencies

5%

Business analysis key concepts

5%

Techniques

12.5%

 

BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

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%