What is ECBA Certification ?

  • ECBA stands for Entry Certificate in Business Analysis
  • This certification recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis.
  • Aimed towards individuals entering the BA profession
  • New graduates
  • Professionals aiming to switch over to a BA career
  • Work experience – N/A
  • Application Reference – N/A

Target Audience for ECBA Certification

  • MBA Graduates
  • Bachelor’s degree graduates
  • Professionals looking at switching over to a BA career
  • Any graduate professional looking to build a career in BA domain

How much does the ECBA Certification exam cost?

Application Fee 60 USD
Certification Exam Fee 110 USD for Members

235 USD for Non Members

Membership Fees Region 1 – 125 USD – USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK

Region 2 – 85 USD – Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East Asian countries..

Region 3 – 55 USD – India, Pakistan, Thailand, Tanzania..

ECBA Certification Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must meet the requirements specified in this section to be eligible to write the exam.

To earn the ECBA designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
  • Signed Code of Conduct Professional Development Training Requirement A minimum of 21 hours of professional development training in the last four years is required.

Application and Exam Process for ECBA Certification

Step 1: Applying for and Paying for Certification

Step 2: Paying for the Exam and booking a slot

Step 3: Registering for the Exam

Step 4: Preparing for the Exam

Step 5: Taking the Exam

Benefits of ECBA Certification Individual/Organization

Benefits to the individual may include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles and industry best practices of business analysis as defined in the IIBA ECBA Competencies (details coming soon).
  • Personal satisfaction of accomplishing the first step in their BA careers.
  • Recognition can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.

 

Benefits of ECBA /Organization

 

Benefits to the organization may include:

  • Provides advancement and recognition opportunities for staff.
  • Demonstrates to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-standard business analysis practices.
  • Demonstrates to your stakeholders that your business is run effectively.
  • Establishment and implementation of business analysis practices as outlined in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK ) Guide by individuals recognized as being knowledgeable.
  • Offers professional development and recognition for business analysts.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the field of business analysis, increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project

 

The exam fees pay for the exam sitting. If the applicant does not pass the exam, they will not be reimbursed the exam fee.  If the applicant does not take and pass the exam within the one-year period, they must reapply (and pay full application and exam fees).

Exam Pattern of ECBA Certification

Business Analysis Knowledge
Business Analysis & the BA Professional 2.5%
Underlying Competencies 5%
Business Analysis Key Concepts 5%
Techniques 12.5%

 

Knowledge Area ECBA
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 5%
Elicitation and Collaboration 20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management 20%
Strategy Analysis 5%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 24%
Solution Evaluation 1%

 

How long is the ECBA Certification exam?

The ECBA exam is 1.5 hours long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The questions are basic multiple choice that test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding defined by the competencies for this level 1 certificate in the IIBA Certification Framework.

 

If the candidate does not pass the ECBA exam, he or she is allowed to retake the exam twice within the one year period from the date of their application approval email.

Re-writing the ECBA Certification Exam

If the candidate does not pass the ECBA exam, he or she is allowed to retake the exam twice within the one year period from the date of their application approval email.

There is no wait time between exam sittings required.

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IIBA Webinar on How best to prepare for ​ E​CBA – with LN Mishra

 

ECBA is the right product for anyone who would like to initiate a career in business analysis. It not only gives a good foundation for getting into the BA profession also helps with a global certification with the backing of market recognition. ECBA also helps professionals unlock their potential to a host of job opportunities in corporate segment.

This webinar tries to achieve the following objectives/outcomes:

  • Explain how ECBA is better suited to budding / aspiring BAs
  • Detailed preparation process for ECBA examination
  • Aspects to focus when one prepares for ECBA
  • Tips and tricks for handling proctored exam

If you have missed the ECBA certification Exam preparation Tips webinar then watch it here

http://www.iiba.org/Learning-Development/Webinars/Videos/2017/how-to-prepare-for-ecba.aspx

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http://www.iiba.org/Learning-Development/Webinars/archives/2017/how-to-best-prepare-ecba.aspx

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