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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 Cprime
Program highlights and exam fees
Success Guaranteed Program fee

Weekend: $449 

Weekday: $1195

$925 (Video on demand) $695
Instructor-led live sessions

32 hours with exam prep tutorials

Additional 12 hours of tutorials for Weekday Program (Total 44 hours)

21 hours 7 hours
6 months access (12 live Exam prep tutorials/Q&A classes - 1 hour each) to clarify concepts and discuss questions with faculty


Additional 12 hours of tutorials over 6 months for Weekday Program

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

Exam success guarantee – retake fees and class re-sit

$95 retake fees paid by Adaptive(for two unsuccessful attempts) + 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 and second attempt.

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

6 fortnightly exam prep tutorials free of cost if the student does not clear the exam in the second attempt.

You need to pay $95 separately to IIBA You need to pay $95 separately to IIBA

100% Money Back Guarantee

Refund of the entire training fees (Course fee Paid by Student - Payments made to IIBA for membership and application filing) 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

Adaptive LMS - All in one BA learning platform

(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) + 6 months

Additional 6 months of access for Weekday Program

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

3 months  No info
Compatible on all devices Yes ? No info
Convenient virtual live online classes for professionals Yes, both weekend (Sat and Sun) and weekday options are available ? Only weekday
Can attend from anywhere in the globe?


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.

Not live classes - Video on demand  Restricted to certain geographies (US - Eastern Time Zone)
Live classes and Trainers
Instructor-led live sessions 

32 hours with exam prep tutorials

Additional 12 hours of tutorials for Weekday Program (Total 44 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 duration 720+ mins ? ?
Access to 1 hour live Exam prep tutorials for 6 months (# of Q & A sessions)

12 sessions 

Additional 12 sessions for Weekday Program

? 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


? ?
Application filling and IIBA support Yes ? ?
Success Rate
First Attempt Success Rate  % 97+% ? ?
Published information on ECBA certified professionals 355+ ? ?
Number of independent Google Reviews 255+ ? ?
Attractive Rewards
Trailblazer Award – Cash refund 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
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

Every time your referral signs up for our classes ? ?