Impact of Wrong Training Partner on Your BA Career

Finding training providers could be easy, however, narrowing down on the right training partner could be a tough choice, which often involves assessing multiple factors and finalizing what works best for you.

Now, getting certified involves a lot of commitment, so if your heart’s not in it, chances are that you might end up with an incorrect training partner - fail to complete the course or fail in the certification exam, thus wasting a lot of time, money and effort.

So, how serious are you about getting certified?

Very often, experienced professionals who approach us for the first time after failing the exam share their mental agony of wasting their hard-earned money on the wrong provider, lose their confidence, experience loss of reputation, and express fear of failing again.

Here’s a customer who was totally disappointed and disheartened with his experience with a leading training provider and expressed his angst before approaching us.

All that he was looking for was an assurance that he would pass in the very next attempt, which we confidently guarantee to students who approach us.


Here’s another student of ours, who had an equally bad experience with two training providers, failed in the exam and then approached us and passed in the very next attempt.

His joy knew no bounds when he cleared the exam in the very first attempt with us and here’s what he has to say: 

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Here is the testimony of another of our students who had a bad experience with a training provider, failed in her first attempt, joined us, and is now an IIBA Certified Business Analyst

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Now, it's possible that you may find alternative training providers for $200 - $300 less. However, what you save momentarily may result in huge additional expenses in terms of retraining, exam retakes, etc. when you fail.

This is because IIBA core certifications like CBAP, CCBA are indeed tough to ace and that is why the industry failure rate stands at 30%. These exams call for crystal clarity of concepts followed by adequate practice of questions of varying difficulty levels that are fully aligned to the exam pattern. There are no direct questions and all the questions require a deeper understanding of concepts, tasks, and techniques. Without conceptual clarity and succinct learning resources, no amount of preparation will ever make you ready for the exam.  

Time management and mastering 500+ pages of complex BABoK content have always been concerns reported by students who have failed their exams from other providers and then come to us.

And that’s where our teaching methodology differs from other providers. Undoubtedly, every training provider would tell you the same. However, our value proposition is different. Few, if any, offer a Success Guarantee. That is, in the off-chance that our student fails to clear the exam, we pay the exam retake fees. If the student is unsuccessful in the 2nd attempt after following our recommended approach, Adaptive will pay the retake fees once more, and for the 3rd unsuccessful attempt, Adaptive will refund the training fees paid by the student (course fees-Payments made to IIBA for membership and application filing).

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Our students put it in an amazing manner in these testimonials:  

                       Augustine Paul CBAP Testimonial-1    Mohammed Hussain CCBA Testimonial-1

Our student Kuda puts it across in a very prudent way 

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Now, how do we do this?

This is because we are so confident that if a student follows our recommended study approach, they will be able to ace the exam on the very first attempt.

Our students have hardly ever faced the hassle of waiting for months and years to PASS the exam and have not undergone the expense of retaking the exam multiple times primarily because of the guidance, and mentoring of experienced coaches and study materials.

Therefore, it’s highly important that you base your research on solid facts and results.

Here are some pointers which you must consider while choosing your training partner:

  • 1st-time pass guarantee

Adaptive’s core certification training programs come with a 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee. Details of Success Guarantee.

  • Quality of trainers and whether their profiles are disclosed

Our trainers shape the foundations for global business analysis practices. They come with 20+ years of industry experience in the field of business analysis and are qualified in respective standards that they teach.

  • Focused exam preparation help

We work with you closely till you pass the exam. The classes are supported with fortnightly Q&A classes for clarification of questions, email support for clarifications. This is a unique aspect of our training where our trainers spend a considerable amount of time with students discussing questions, highlighting each word of the question and its importance and the role it plays in arriving at the final answer, which is crucial for exam preparation perspective.

  • Comprehensive Study Aids

Adaptive's LMS comes with the most exhaustive content and learning resources to assist you in passing the exam in the very first attempt - 2300+ Model Questions, 100+ Videos on BABoK, BABoK tasks and techniques mind maps, most compact BABoK Study Guide, Audiobooks, Flashcards, Exam Prep Tips, Personalized Exam Preparation Plan, Progress Alerts. Adaptive's LMS offers mock questions, exam prep plans, and more for free, which you can explore for the course of your choice

  • Mode of class

Our easy online classes can be taken from home with class recordings to re-watch classes later. You also have the provision to repeat the entire training to reinforce your concepts at no extra cost.

  • Customer Support

We support you with application filing – a daunting task for many, email support, and all possible support till you pass.

  • Success Rate

The high success rate of 97+% first-time success rate. With Adaptive your chances of succeeding in the certification exams go up by 1000% (10 times). (Industry success rate is below 70%).

  • No. of certified professionals

With 1250+ IIBA certified professionals, we are the one-stop solution and most preferred partner for BA learning needs. We are the world’s largest producer of IIBA certifications for the last 3 years in a row -

  • Comprehensive Support 

We give Commitment to Students- Get Yourself Certified or Take Your Money Back.

We specialize and offer only Business Analysis related skill development courses.

A detailed comparison of Adaptive vs. a leading training provider can be found here:

With 97+% first-time pass rate, expert faculty assistance, and succinct learning resources, Adaptive has been the preferred choice for BAs who yearn to get IIBA certified in the very first attempt.

Our Google reviews vouch for our quality - and every quality product comes with a price, which you as our student can reap once you start experiencing the benefits in your career.     

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