ECBA Certification Preparation

How to be an ECBA in 6 Weeks, Guaranteed.


ECBA Certification Preparation – IIBA introduced the much-awaited entry-level certification for business analysts, Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) in October 2016.

In a short time span of just over 2 years, more than 1100 professionals have completed ECBA certification. There are many success stories – Professionals have found BA jobs, many have been able to move to BA role.

ECBA as a Certification comes with many innovative features. Key differentiators for ECBA compared to CCBA / CBAP:

  1. Doesn’t require any BA experience to appear for the exam. So any professional who is keen to learn about business analysis and get certified as a business analyst, ECBA is the perfect certification to look for.
  2. ECBA cost is also much lower in terms of certification a fee which is less than half of CCBA certification and CBAP certification.
  3. One can take the ECBA Certification examination from one’s own home so you don’t have to go to any place to appear for the exam.
  4. ECBA certification does not have any requirements for re-certification unlike CCBA and CBAP
  5. IIBA does not mandate instructor-led training for ECBA.

All this has led to significant interest in ECBA over last few months. Now how does one get ready for ECBA certification?

2 essential components that you must have to master ECBA are:

  1. Clarity on the concepts of BABoK
  2. Attempt sufficient ECBA model questions.

Although IIBA allows one to take the exam without any classroom training, it will be really hard to understand the new BABoK without the help of an expert instructor. BABoK V3 is 500+ pages long and quite complex to follow. Professionals with 10+ years of business analysis experience and seasoned BAs also find it intimidating.

An expert instructor can help you to understand BABoK v3 very quickly. We strongly recommend you to go for an instructor-led ECBA Course.

Week-wise ECBA Examination Preparation Plan

Here is a week by week plan that you can follow to complete your ECBA certification.

Week 1:

  • Self-study of e-learning for BA techniques
  • Self-study of e-learning for KA 1 and 2
  • Attend ECBA Prep workshop
  • Complete concept quizzes and Drill question for KA 1 and 2

Week 2:

  • Complete concept quizzes and Drill question for BA planning
  • Self-study of e-learning for KA 3 to 6
  • Attend ECBA Prep workshop with an endorsed education provider
  • Complete concept quizzes and Drill question for KA 3 to 6

Week 3:

  • Fill-up application and book time with PSI Online
  • Read BABoK

Week 4:

Week 5:

  • Revise handbook and key concepts
  • Take simulations tests again
  • Take chapter wise questions for concepts where you need improvement

Week 6

  • Take ECBA certification exam and Be a proud Certified BA and establish yourself in the field of Business analysis

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How Adaptive can help you in your ECBA journey

Adaptive provides ECBA live online training, question banks, study guides, simulators, flashcards, audiobooks, and digital learning packs. It is the only training organization to offer success guarantee and all-inclusive plans for its workshops.

Adaptive holds 15+% of ECBA certification market share worldwide and undisputed market leader for ECBA for last 2 years. View Adaptive’s ECBA certified professionals here ECBA certified list.

ECBA Program Schedules

ECBA Program Schedules

Workshop Name  Mode of Session Timings Dates
APAC Week end - ( Sat - Sun ) Instructor led - Online 12.00 to 16.00 AET Jul 13 to Aug 4
US PT Week end - ( Fri - Sat ) Instructor led - Online 19.00 to 23.00 PT Jul 12 to Aug 3
US Week end - ( Sat - Sun ) Instructor led - Online 9.00 to 13.00 ET Jul 13 to Aug 4
US Week day - ( Fri - Thu ) Instructor led - Online 9.00 to 13.00 ET Aug 8 to Aug 30
US Week end - ( Sat - Sun ) Instructor led - Online 9.00 to 13.00 ET Aug 10 to Sep 1
US Week end - ( Sat - Sun ) Instructor led - Online 9.00 to 13.00 ET Sep 14 to Oct 6

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Key facts about Adaptive US:

  1. World’s #1 ECBA training organization
  2. World’s largest BA publisher and assessments provider
  3. Premiere Partner to IIBA, Canada and IREB, Germany
  4. 100+ ECBA certified professionals, 375+ IIBA® certified
  5. 300+ BA workshops – 5000+ BAs trained

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About me

I am a practicing business analyst, trainer, author and blogger.

I have helped more than 400 business analysts to achieve their dream careers by getting them certified in international BA certifications.

I have authored 10+ books on business analysis and 200+ blogs.

I am a certified business analyst from IIBA Canada and IREB Germany.

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