Entry Certificate in Business Analysis - IIBA® ECBA™ Certification Training Course

Unlock your potential as a Business Analyst with the ECBA certification from IIBA. Our comprehensive course prepares you for the ECBA exam, while equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. Covering key concepts, knowledge areas, competencies, and techniques, this course is your gateway to success in business analysis. Enroll now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the dynamic world of business analysis.


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24 September, 2023

Course Essentials

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) is a certification offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, knowledge areas, competencies, and techniques used by business analysts. It is a gateway to the business analysis field, enabling you to prepare for the ECBA exam while maintaining a high level of professional performance as a Business Analyst.

This ECBA™ Training Course is designed for those interested in pursuing a promising career in business analysis, which involves defining needs and recommending solutions for organizations. By the end of the course, you will achieve the following objectives:

  1. Gain a full understanding of what business analysis means and why the role is necessary in organizations.
  2. Understand the scope and how to set boundaries.
  3. Recognize all BABOK techniques and learn how to use them.
  4. Learn all required competencies for a successful workflow.
  5. Be well-acquainted with the six key concepts: change, need, stakeholders, value, contexts, and solutions.
  6. Follow the BABOK Guide provided by the IIBA to qualify for a career in business analysis.
  7. Pay high attention to detail and perform activities of other stakeholder roles.
  8. Utilize available resources to meet organizational needs.
  9. Build rapport with subject matter experts and stakeholders.
  10. Implement potential solutions and seek operational support when needed.

By taking the ECBA course, you can build a high profile and increase your chances of landing better career opportunities.

The ECBA Training Course is intended for those who aspire to work as Business Analysts.

  • Students pursuing academic programs in Business Analysis can also benefit from this certification.
  • Professionals who are transitioning into Business Analysis can take advantage of this course.
  • Even functional managers who manage Business Analysis can find value in this certification.

The ECBA™ Training Course equips you with the following skills

  1. You will develop analytical thinking.
  2. Problem-solving is a skill that you will acquire.
  3. You can develop your creative thinking abilities.
  4. It will enhance your communication skills to a higher level.
  5. It will enable you to develop effective interaction skills.
  6. It will help you to gain a solid foundation of business knowledge.
  7. Conceptual thinking skill will be improved to many folds.
  8. Risk management is a crucial skill you can learn.
  9. It can improve your decision-making skills.
  10. Origination and time management are essential skills you can acquire from the ECBA™ Training Course.

The online ECBA™ Training Course will be delivered through the following methods:

  1. Classroom Training: The course will be conducted over a period of 5 days, during which participants will receive comprehensive training on the principles and techniques of Business Analysis.

  2. Exam Simulation: To help participants prepare for the ECBA™ certification exam, the training course will include a simulated exam that closely mirrors the actual exam format.

  3. Group Activity: To enhance learning and encourage collaboration, the training course will include group activities or break-out sessions after each lesson.

  4. Practice Test: Participants will have access to practice tests to help them gauge their understanding of the course material and identify areas that need further attention.

  5. Additional References: Participants will have access to additional references, including a glossary, recommended reading, and syllabus, to supplement their learning and deepen their knowledge of Business Analysis.

  6. Language: The training course will be delivered in English & Arabic.

To apply for the ECBA exam, you don’t need any prior experience. However, you must complete at least 21 hours of professional training that has been approved or endorsed by the IIBA.

The following are the prerequisites for the ECBA exam:

  • Completion of a minimum of 21 hours of business analysis education within the last four years.
  • Compliance with the ECBA Code of Conduct.

ECBA Exam Details:

Price: Please refer to the IIBA website for current exam fees.

Format: The ECBA™ certification exam is a 1-hour competency-based exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. It is aligned to the BABOK® Guide Version 3.

Delivery Method: The exam is delivered online by PSI and requires a desktop or laptop computer with a working webcam and microphone.

Prerequisites: To take the ECBA exam, candidates must have completed a minimum of 21 hours of professional training endorsed by the IIBA, and must comply with the ECBA Code of Conduct.

Course Overview​

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) is a certification program provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). The course offers a pathway to the Business Analysis field by providing comprehensive training on the main knowledge areas specified in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Guide. The ECBA course focuses on four critical areas of business analysis, including key concepts of BA, the BA knowledge areas, underlying competencies, and techniques used by business analysts. This academic brief highlights the significance of the ECBA certification as a tool for preparing professionals to execute their roles effectively as business analysts.

This course outline is structured to cover all the essential topics needed for the ECBA certification exam and is aligned with BABOK Guide Version 3.

  • Definition of business analysis and business analyst role
  • Overview of BABOK Guide
  • Six key concepts in business analysis: change, need, stakeholders, value, context, and solutions
  • Understanding the key concepts and their relevance to business analysis
  • Overview of the competencies required for effective business analysis
  • Soft skills, analytical skills, and domain knowledge
  • Overview of the planning and monitoring knowledge area
  • Planning the business analysis approach, stakeholder engagement, governance, and information management
  • Identifying business analysis performance improvements
  • Overview of the elicitation and collaboration knowledge area
  • Preparing for elicitation, conducting elicitation, confirming elicitation results, and communicating business analysis information
  • Managing stakeholder collaboration
  • Overview of the requirements life cycle management knowledge area
  • Tracing, maintaining, prioritizing, assessing, and approving requirements
  • Overview of the requirements analysis and design definition knowledge area
  • Specifying and modeling requirements, verifying and validating requirements, defining requirements architecture, defining solution options, analyzing potential value, and recommending solutions
  • Overview of various techniques used in business analysis
  • Acceptance and evaluation criteria, backlog management, balanced scorecard, benchmarking and market analysis, brainstorming, business capability analysis, business cases, business model canvas, business rules analysis, collaborative games, concept modeling, data dictionary, data flow diagrams, data mining, decision analysis, data modeling, decision modeling, document analysis, estimation, and financial analysis.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    No, the course is only available online.

    Yes, the course fees covers the exam.

    The exam will be taken in English language.

    Yes, you will receive a certification package containing a congratulatory letter, information on certification maintenance and renewal, and an accredited certificate.

    Mandil Consulting employs qualified and certified practitioners with several years of teaching experience to conduct their courses.

    The training is delivered in English & Arabic.

    The training material is available in English.

    Yes, there are group activities after each lesson where you can interact with other online students.

    Yes, there will be a digital badge. Refer to the Digital Badges page for details.

    It can take up to 2 business days for IIBA to process your exam result from the testing provider. Once processed, you will receive a confirmation email from IIBA.

    Please check the exam cancellation and rescheduling policy on the Exam Information page on IIBA Website.

    Yes, you can retake the exam, but you must wait for IIBA to upload your exam result to your profile before scheduling and paying for the rewrite exam.

    IIBA does not provide scores or scoring percentages, but performance indicators are given to help candidates improve their preparation for the exam retake or their job performance.


    You will see your exam results immediately after submission. You will receive confirmation of your exam result via email from IIBA within 2 business days.


    The exam is 2 hours long.

    Yes, it is endorsed by IIBA.


    No, there are no prerequisites as such but you have to complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years.