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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.

    Adaptive's Ultimate Plan is only for group training of 10+ participants

    Prices are in USD

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

    ECBA Success Guaranteed


    ECBA Ultimate


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

    24 hours with exam prep tutorials

    Additional 8 hours of tutorials for Ultimate (Total 32 hours)

    21 hours 7 hours (~71% 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 ($139), 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(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 $85 separately to IIBA You need to pay $85 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

    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 (2 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 (~33% 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

    24 hours with exam prep tutorials

    Additional 8 hours of tutorials for Ultimate (Total 32 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 320+ ? ?
    Number of independent Google Reviews 235+ ? ?
    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

    $50 cash reward for referrer and $50 off on course fees for referee
    Every time your referral signs up for our classes ? ?