Entry certificate in business analysis

Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) is the 1st level certification provided by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada (www.IIBA.org).

Following are some of the benefits of becoming an ECBA :

  • Be recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Business analysis is fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals.
  • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst.
  • Better job prospects.
  • Better salary.

Target Audience for ECBA®

ECBA examination targets following audience:

  • Individuals entering business analysis profession:
  • Students enrolled in business analysis academic programs
  • New graduates
  • Professionals transitioning careers
  • Functional managers who are not business analysts but manage them.

Eligibility for ECBA®

  • Prior business analysis-related work is not required
  • Professional development: 21 hours of verifiable BABOK® coursework in last 4 years. Adaptive US is an authorized EEP of IIBA®, its training provides desired PDUs for ECBA® certification examination.
  • References: not required.
  • Prior knowledge area expertise is not required.
  • Signed code of conduct is required.

ECBA Question pattern

  • This is a knowledge-based examination.
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 50 questions
  • Testing knowledge
  • 1 hour

Examination weightage – KA wise


Business Analysis Knowledge
Domain % Distribution
Business Analysis & business analysis Professional 2.5%
Underlying Competencies 5%
Business Analysis Key Concepts 5%
Techniques 12.5%
BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
Domain % Distribution
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%

Author Details

I am an entrepreneur, co-founder of Adaptive US, building my brand to be a global name in the Business Analysis domain. My mission is to help business analysts to build a successful professional career. 

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