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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

So, you want to become a Business Analyst?

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

Launch Your Career In Business Analysis with ECBA

ECBA helps you to:
  • Understand business process management
  • Play a role in designing and delivering solutions
  • Enable change in an enterprise

Eligibility

To earn your ECBA, you must:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years. These can be logged and tracked here.
  • Agree with the Code of Conduct.
  • Agree with Terms and Conditions
  • Pass the ECBA exam

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The ECBA exam, formulated from the BABOK® Guide, consists of 50 multiple choice knowledge-based questions and must be completed in one hour.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to view exam details including the blueprint and sample questions.


Is ECBA right for you?

This Certification is for:

  • Individuals who want to become a BA
  • Students enrolled in BA academic programs
  • Professionals transitioning into business analysis
  • Functional managers who manage BAs

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ECBA EXAM

This online remote proctored exam requires a computer, internet access, a webcam and microphone.  You take it from your own computer with no travel required to a test center.

SEE HERE FOR DETAILS TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR EXAM DAY

 

* It is the responsibility for applicants to take their exam before their application deadline. If your application is approved, you have a maximum of one (1) year from the date of the application approval email to take the exam. It is your responsibility to ensure the application does not lapse.


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To understand performance expectations for the ECBA™ designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, and Sample Questions:

*There are no exam questions that test the Perspectives from A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

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%

 

 

 

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