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Certification of Capability in Business Analysis

If you are a business analysis practitioner with 2 to 3 years’ experience, earning your Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®), recognizes your ability to take on larger and or more complex project responsibility.

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Get 20%* off our full suite of certification exams including ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP®, IIBA®-AAC, IIBA®-CBDA and IIBA®-CCA when you write the exam between November 1 to December 31, 2020. Please note, the ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP® application fee must be purchased prior to the exam fee.


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CCBA Eligibility

To earn the CCBA designation, candidates must:


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CCBA Competencies

Is CCBA for you?

The CCBA certification is for:

  • Individuals with an ECBA™ designation
  • Product Managers
  • Non-BA consultants
  • Trainers
  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals, including: Project Manager, Testers, Quality Assurance (QA) professionals, Change/Transformation Managers, and Designers


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CCBA Exam Sample Questions and Exam Blueprint

The CCBA exam consists of 130 multiple choice scenario-based questions formulated from the BABOK® Guide and must be completed within 3 hours.

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CCBA Exam Information

This is a computer-based exam. The CCBA exam can be taken online via proctor format or at a PSI test center. To be admitted to the exam and more details on preparation for this exam, please review our exam information guidelines.

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Advancing and Recognizing your BA Skills

The CCBA highlights your capability to work effectively with stakeholders, to model business processes, and identify and evaluate opportunities for better business outcomes.

CCBA certification represents your skills and knowledge applied to real-life scenarios and fortifies you for career advancement.

The IIBA® Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey reports that the average salary of top 5 certification holders is 11% more on average in earnings in comparison to non-certification holders.

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Certification Handbooks

The IIBA® guides to pursuing the ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP®,  IIBA®- CCA, designations. These handbooks will describe the process for attaining IIBA certification for our Core and Specialized BA levels.

Specialized Certification BA Handbooks

Introducing Certification Digital Badges

Show the World You Mean Business

IIBA is pleased to announce we have introduced digital badges as a way to share and validate business analysis certification achievements.

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To understand performance expectations for the CCBA® designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, Sample Questions and the links for each Knowledge Area:

CCBA Exam Sample Questions


A company has been using an application for several years but one component still involves manual data entry. A project is started to automate this function that will impact several different business units. What is the business analyst's (BA) first step in the project?

A. Schedule a requirements workshop

B. Model the scope of the requirements

C. Perform stakeholder analysis

D. Prioritize the business requirements

Answer = C

A business analyst (BA) was eliciting requirements for a machine's functionality from a stakeholder. The stakeholder tried to explain the steps in the process and how it is performed. Despite repeated attempts, the BA could not comprehend the process. Which of the following techniques would help the BA understand the requirements?

A. Review a paper prototype

B. Use a graphic user interface
C. Observe the product in use
D. Interview the operator

Answer: C

A company is developing a public web site for hotel reservations and assigns two business analysts (BAs) to the project. The first BA focuses on the requirements for the “Login” feature and the second BA focuses on requirements for “Registration” feature. Which of the following describes the traceability relationship between the requirements owned by the second BA and the requirements owned by the first BA?

A. Derives- Necessity

B. Derives- Effort

C. Depends- Necessity

D. Depends- Effort

Answer = C

A business analyst (BA) defined the future state for a financial organization that aligns with the overarching vision. What is an example of a business objective contained in the organization's future state?

A. Capture customer details for reporting

B. Develop a new portal to sell products and services

C. Increase sales by 30% by the end of next year

D. Create better help text on the existing portal

Answer = C

The first draft of the requirements specification has been completed by the business analyst (BA), and is now ready for review by stakeholders to ensure requirements and designs have been defined correctly. What technique will ensure requirements have been identified correctly?

A. Brainstorm measurable evaluation criteria

B. Apply a checklist to verify quality 

C. Evaluate the alignment with solution scope

D. Create list of assumptions to support requirements

Answer = B

CCBA Exam Blueprint


Knowledge Area

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring


Elicitation and Collaboration


Requirements Life Cycle Management


Strategy Analysis


Requirements Analysis and Design Definition


Solution Evaluation


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