Detailed Comparison of ECBA Training Offerings

Adaptive US vs. Well-known ECBA Training Providers

Simplilearn does not offer ECBA program. Hence, it is not included in the comparison.

Prices are in USD

Aspect Adaptive US Watermark Learning ASPE
Program highlights and exam fees
Program fee

ECBA Success Guaranteed

$799 $549 ($250 attractive offer)

ECBA Ultimate

$1419 $1019 ($400 attractive offer)

$925 (Video on demand) (~68% more) $ 695 (~27% more)
Instructor-led live sessions

27 hours with exam prep tutorials

Additional 8 hours of tutorials for Ultimate (Total 35 hours)

21 hours (~22% less) 7 hours (~74% less)
4 months access (8+ live Exam prep tutorials/Q&A classes) to clarify concepts and discuss questions with faculty


Additional 8 hours of tutorials over 4 months for Ultimate

0 0
21 IIBA Professional Development Hours Yes Yes No (Comes with 7 PMI PDUs)
Includes IIBA Fees?

Part of Ultimate Plan

Includes IIBA Membership ($125), ECBA Application Fee ($60) and ECBA Exam Fee ($110) 

No No

Exam success guarantee – retake fees and class re-sit

$85 retake fees paid by Adaptive + re-sit for live classes at no extra cost

Prepare as per our success guarantee norms and rest assured, Adaptive would PAY the exam retake fees in the off chance that the student does not pass in the first attempt.

One full repeat training free of cost if the student does not clear the exam in the first attempt.

You need to pay $85 separately to IIBA You need to pay $85 separately to IIBA

100% Money Back Guarantee

Refund of the entire course fees subject to meeting the terms
Yes  No

Training guaranteed to run

$50 Benefit if we fail to run the session

 Adaptive will refund 100% of the fees plus an additional $50 in the rare event that Adaptive cancels a training ? No such guarantee available

All in one BA learning platform – SuXeed

(Study guide, Question Banks, Mind maps, Audio Books, Application Simulator, Exam Simulations)

Yes No No info
Period of BA Learning Portal Access

Training duration (3 weeks) + 4 months

Additional 4 months of access for Ultimate

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

3 months (~37% less)  No info
Compatible on all devices Yes ? No info
Convenient weekend virtual live online classes for professionals Yes, held on weekends (Sat and Sun) ? Only weekday
Can attend from anywhere in the globe?


Training sessions are available for 2 cohorts:

Cohort 1 - NY Time - EST - Whole of USA, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East, India

Cohort 2 - Sydney Time - USA West Coast, Canada West Coast, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka

Not live classes - Video on demand  Restricted to certain geographies (US - Eastern Time Zone)
Live classes and Trainers
Instructor-led live sessions + Provision to repeat the complete training

27 hours with exam prep tutorials

Additional 8 hours of tutorials for Ultimate (Total 35 hours)

21 hours - Video on demand 7 hours
Assured CBAP qualified trainers Yes Yes 1 CBAP, 2 not CBAP

Trainer profiles disclosed

Industry expert trainers who are part of BABoK v3.0 authoring team and exam setting committee

Yes ? Yes

Class recordings available to watch later

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

Yes No No
Focused exam preparation Help
Dedicated Exam Model Question Discussion sessions Yes ? ?
Access to 1 hour live Exam prep tutorials for 4 months (# of Q & A sessions)

8+ sessions 

Additional 8 sessions for Ultimate

? No
Total number of questions – Concept and Knowledge-based 1000+ (100% more) 500 No info
# of simulations 6 ? No info
Unlimited attempts and analysis reports Yes ? No info
   Comprehensive Study Aids
Printable ECBA V3 Study Guide  Yes No ?
Learning Videos 100+ ? ?
Faculty Presentations – In printable handout format Yes ? ?
Audiobooks 6 No No
Flashcards 250+ Yes No

BABoK and Techniques Mindmaps

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

4 ? ?
BABoK based Workbook 200+ pages No No
BABoK Techniques Summary Yes Yes ?
BABoK V3 Study Tables Yes Yes ?
BABoK V3 Comprehensive Glossary Yes ? ?
ECBA Preparation Tips Yes Yes Yes
ECBA Preparation Plan Yes ? ?
ECBA 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


Priority 1 Business Day Support for Ultimate

? ?
Application filling and IIBA support Yes ? ?
Success Rate
First Attempt Success Rate  % 97+% ? ?
Published information on ECBA certified professionals 250+ ? ?
Number of independent Google Reviews 225+ ? ?
Attractive Rewards
Trailblazer Award – Cash refund $50 Paid by Adaptive upon passing the exam within 6 months of course completion 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

Refer Your Buddy Program - Unlimited Referral Bonus

$50 for products below $1000 and $100 for products above $1000
Every time your referral signs up for our classes ? ?