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Detailed Comparison of CBAP Training Offerings

All prices are in USD

Aspect Adaptive US SimpliLearn Watermark Learning ASPE/Cprime
Program highlights and exam fees
Exam success guarantee

$295 retake fees paid by Adaptive (for two unsuccessful attempts) + re-sit for live classes at no extra cost

Choosing the right learning partner plays a crucial role in acing the exam in the 1st attempt. Read on to learn more...

Impact of Failure   Impact of Provider 

Student needs to pay $295 separately to IIBA Student needs to pay $295 separately to IIBA Student needs to pay $295 separately to IIBA

100% Money Back Guarantee


Yes ? No
Success Guaranteed Program fees

CBAP Master Class: $949

(With Coupon 'SAVE300')

CBAP Master Class + BA Skill Building: $1999

(With Coupon 'SAVE400')

$1099 $1995  $2395
All IIBA Fees Inclusive Plans (IIBA Membership Fees + Application Fees + Exam Fees)

CBAP Master Class (With IIBA Fees): $1599

(With Coupon 'SAVE300')

CBAP Master Class + BA Skill Building (With IIBA Fees): $2649

(With Coupon 'SAVE400')

Published information on CBAP certified professionals 660+ Not disclosed Not disclosed Not disclosed
First time pass %


Not disclosed Not disclosed Not disclosed
Number of independent Google Reviews 290+ ? ? ?
About Live classes and trainers

Training guaranteed to run


 Adaptive will refund 100% of the fees plus an additional $50 in the rare event that Adaptive cancels a training 100% fees will be refunded in the event SimpliLearn cancels a program and the refund request is raised within 10 days.  If Watermark cancels a class, 100% of your tuition will be refunded No such guarantee available
35 IIBA Professional Development Hours Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faculty Profiles

All CBAPs with 25+ Years BA Exp. - Part of BABoK Authoring and Exam Committees

1 CBAP, 2 not CBAP Not disclosed 1 CBAP, 2 not CBAP

Instructor-led live classes with dedicated office hours (Q&A classes)

Adaptive CBAP training comes with BABoK classes + fortnightly office hours/Q&A classes (1 hr each) to clarify concepts and discuss questions with faculty

Master Class: 44 Hours (32 hours BABoK classes + 12 office hours)

Master Class with BA Skill Building: 56+ Hours (32 hours BABoK classes + 24 office hours + BA Skill building & Tools training)

32 hours  35 hours 35 hours

All in one BA learning platform 



(Adaptive's LMS comprises of Study guide, Question Banks, Mind maps, Audiobooks, Flashcards Application Simulator, Exam Simulations, Prep Plan, Tips)

No No No
Period of BA Learning Portal Access

Master Class: Training duration (4 weeks) + 6 months

Master Class with BA Skill Building: Training duration (4 weeks) + 12 months

Enrolling for the training early on will also give the student extra access days to the learning portal and all learning resources at no extra cost.

Lifetime access to elearning content 6 months access to videos and 3 months access to question bank  No
Convenient virtual live online classes for professionals

Yes, both weekend (Sat and Sun) and weekday options are available

Training sessions are available for ET, PT, UKT, AET, SGT, GST time zones

Covers whole of USA, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East, India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka etc.


4 Continuous days

Restricted to certain geographies (US -Central Time Zone)

5 Continuous days

Restricted to certain geographies (US -Eastern Time Zone)

Class recordings available to watch later


(For any missed classes or to re-watch classes to reinforce concepts)

No No No
BA Skill Building (As part of CBAP Ultimate Plan)
Live Career Guidance Sessions

4 sessions (30 mins each)

Ask the expert anything pertaining to their career advancement

? ? ?

Live On the Job Mentoring

12 months access to fortnightly sessions (2 hours each)

Ask the expert any questions pertaining to job/work deliverables
? ? ?
BA Skill Building and Tools Training

12 months access to fortnightly sessions (2 hours each)

Acquire the must-have BA skills and tools knowledge to perform the BA role with confidence
? ? ?
Access to BA Job Aids (BA templates, BA guidelines, and BA checklists)

200+ BA job aids

BAs can use these job aids to carry out their day-to-day tasks efficiently and effectively
? ? ?

Access to BA Tools

Access to in-demand tools like Jira, Balsamiq, MS Visio, Confluence which students can learn and practice ? ? ?

60 Recertification CDUs

Comes with all the support you need to get your CBAP certification renewed within 3 years ? ? ?
Comprehensive CBAP Question Bank
Total number of questions 2300+ (66% More) ? 1200 No info 
# of simulations 6 3 ? No info 
Case-based questions for each KA 50 11 case studies (no info on the number of questions) ? No info 
Scenario-based questions for each KA 100 11 chapter end questions (no info on the number of questions) ? No info 
Total questions for every knowledge area 150 ? ? No info 
Worked out templates for financial analysis Yes ? ? No info 
Assessments with PSI Like features Yes ? ? No info 
Unlimited attempts and analysis reports Yes ? ? No info 
Comprehensive Study Aids
Printable CBAP V3 Study Guide Yes ? Yes Yes
No. of learning Videos (5 to 15 mins) 100+ 24 hours of self paced learning ? No
Faculty Presentations – In printable handout format Yes ? ? ?
Audiobooks 6 No No No
Flashcards 500+ No Yes No

BABoK and Techniques Mind maps



Extremely useful visually organized resources prepared by experts to enhance learning, recall information and answer questions correctly

? ? ?
BABoK based Workbook 200+ Pages No No No
BABoK Techniques Summary Yes ? ? ?
BABoK V3 Study Tables Yes No Yes ?
BABoK V3 Comprehensive Glossary 600+ Terms ? ? ?
CBAP Preparation Tips Yes ? Yes Yes
CBAP Preparation Plan Yes ? ? ?
CBAP Application simulator with 100% Past Success Rate Yes ? ? No
Downloadable learning resources  All learning resources except question bank are downloadable. Question banks are not downloadable so that students practice in an actual exam environment. ? ? ?
Customer Support
Email support throughout your certification journey till you pass the exam


Yes ? ?
Application filling and IIBA support Yes ? ? ?
Attractive Rewards

Trailblazer Award

Applicable on Master Classes

1 month free Inner Circle Premium access worth $99 upon passing the exam within 6 months of course completion No such reward available No such reward available No such reward available

Brand ambassador offer

Applicable on Master Classes

Complimentary access to learning portal upon completion of tasks No such reward available No such reward available No such reward available

Refer Your Buddy Program - Unlimited Referral Bonus 

Every time your referral signs up for our classes ? ? ?