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

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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 fee

Weekend: $949 

Weekday: $2395 

$999 $2195  $2395
Published information on CBAP certified professionals 570+ Not disclosed Not disclosed Not disclosed
First time pass %


Not disclosed Not disclosed Not disclosed
Number of independent Google Reviews 255+ ? ? ?
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 20+ 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 exam prep help sessions

Weekend: 44 Hours (32 hours BABoK classes + 12 hours exam prep tutorials)

Weekday: 56 Hours (32 hours BABoK classes + 24 hours exam prep tutorials)

Adaptive CBAP training comes with BABoK classes + 6 months fortnightly tutorial/Q&A classes (1 hr each) to clarify concepts and discuss questions with faculty

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

Weekend: Training duration (4 weeks) + 6 months

Weekday: 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
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 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 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 ? ? ?