Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Prep (Voucher Included)

LinkedIn reports that business analysis is one of the fastest-growing professions. With increasing dependence on technology projects, organizations are hiring more business analysts, making business analysis training more important than ever. The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is the most recognized entry-level certificate for business analysts globally.

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Course code: GES2157

What you will learn

  • Complete overview of the knowledge areas of BABOK v3.0
  • The preparation process for the ECBA certification
  • Tasks and techniques for business analysis
  • Prepare for the final exam with chapter-based questions and simulations

How you will benefit

  • Develop expertise on BABOK fundamentals
  • Successfully complete ECBA exam in a timely manner
  • Expand your career opportunities, such as landing a new role or promotion

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Instructions
    1. How to Use Thinkific Learning Portal
  2. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. BA V3 Themes
    3. BA knowledge areas
    4. BA V3 Glossary
    5. Study Guide - Preface and Introduction
    6. Presentation - Introduction to BABOK
  3. BA Key Concepts
    1. Key terms
    2. Requirements classifications
    3. BABOK roles
    4. Study Guide - Business analysis Key Concepts
    5. Concept Questions - BA Concepts
    6. Concept Questions - BABOK Terms
    7. Knowledge Based Questions - Intro to BA
    8. Knowledge Based Questions - BABOK Terms
  4. BA Planning and Monitoring
    1. Intro to BA planning and monitoring
    2. Task 1 - Plan BA approach
    3. Task 2 - Plan stakeholder engagement
    4. Task 3 - Plan BA governance
    5. Task 4 - Plan BA information management
    6. Task 5 - Identify BA performance improvements
    7. Study Guide - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    8. Concept Questions - BA Planning
    9. Knowledge Based Questions - BA Planning
    10. Flashcards - BA Planning
    11. Audiobook - BA Planning
    12. Presentation - BA Planning
  5. Elicitation and Collaboration
    1. Intro to Elicitation and Collaboration
    2. Task 1 - Prepare for elicitation
    3. Task 2 - Conduct elicitation
    4. Task 3 - Confirm elicitation result
    5. Task 4 - Communicate BA information
    6. Task 5 - Manage stakeholder collaboration
    7. Study Guide - Elicitation and Collaboration
    8. Concept Questions - Elicitation - Part 1
    9. Concept Questions - Elicitation - Part 2
    10. Knowledge Based Questions - Elicitation
    11. Flashcards - Elicitation
    12. Audiobook - Elicitation
    13. Presentation - Elicitation and Collaboration
  6. Requirements LCM
    1. Intro to Requirements Lifecycle Management
    2. Task 1 - Trace Requirements
    3. Task 2 - Maintain Requirements
    4. Task 3 - Prioritize Requirements
    5. Task 4 - Assess Requirements Changes
    6. Task 5 - Approve Requirements
    7. Study Guide - Chapter 5 - Requirements Life Cycle Management
    8. Concept Questions - Req. LCM
    9. Knowledge Based Questions - Req. LCM
    10. Flashcards - Req. LCM
    11. Audiobook - Req. LCM
    12. Presentation - Req. LCM
  7. Requirements Analysis and Design Def.
    1. Intro to Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    2. Task 1 - Specify and Model Requirements
    3. Task 2 - Verify Requirements
    4. Task 3 - Validate requirements
    5. Task 4 - Define Requirements architecture
    6. Task 5 - Define Design Options
    7. Task 6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
    8. Study Guide - Chapter 6 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    9. Concept Questions - RADD - Part 1
    10. Concept Questions - RADD - Part 2
    11. Knowledge Based Questions - RADD
    12. Flashcards - RADD
    13. Audiobook - RADD
    14. Presentation - RADD
  8. Underlying Competencies
    1. Intro to Underlying Competencies
    2. 1-Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
    3. 2-Behavioral Characteristics
    4. 3-Business Knowledge
    5. 4-Communication Skills
    6. 5-Interaction Skills
    7. 6-Tools and Technology
    8. Study Guide - Chapter 9 - Underlying Competencies
    9. Concept Questions - Underlying Competencies - Part 1
    10. Concept Questions - Underlying Competencies - Part 2
    11. Knowledge Based Questions - Underlying Competencies
  9. Techniques
    1. Acceptance and evaluation criteria
    2. Backlog Management
    3. Balanced scorecards
    4. Benchmarking and market analysis
    5. Brainstorming
    6. Business Cases
    7. Business capability analysis
    8. Business Model Canvas
    9. Business rules analysis
    10. Collaborative games
    11. Concept modelling
    12. Data dictionary
    13. Data flow diagrams
    14. Data mining
    15. Data modelling
    16. Decision analysis
    17. Decision modelling
    18. Document analysis
    19. Estimation
    20. Financial analysis
    21. Focus groups
    22. Functional decomposition
    23. Glossary
    24. Interface analysis
    25. Interviews
    26. Item tracking
    27. Lessons learned
    28. Metrics and key performance indicators
    29. Mind mapping
    30. Non-functional requirements analysis
    31. Observation
    32. Organizational modelling
    33. Prioritization
    34. Process analysis
    35. Process modelling
    36. Prototyping
    37. Reviews
    38. Risk analysis and management
    39. Roles and permissions matrix
    40. Root cause analysis
    41. Scope models
    42. Sequence diagrams
    43. Stakeholder list map or personas
    44. State modelling
    45. Survey or questionnaire
    46. SWOT analysis
    47. Use cases and scenarios
    48. User stories
    49. Vendor assessment
    50. Workshops
    51. Study Guide - Chapter 10 - Techniques
    52. Concept Questions - Techniques - Part 1
    53. Concept Questions - Techniques - Part 2
    54. Knowledge Based Questions - Techniques
    55. Presentation - BA Techniques
  10. Past Session Recordings
    1. Links for Past Session Recordings - ECBA
  11. Workshop Materials
    1. ECBA Session Plan
    2. Requirements Traceability Relationships
    3. BA Techniques - When to Use Which One
  12. Reference Materials
    1. BABOK V3 KAs and Tasks Overview Mindmap
    2. 6 KAs and 30 Tasks of BABOK V3 Mindmap
    3. BABOK V3 Techniques Mind-map
    4. BABOK Word Cloud Mindmap
    5. Business Analysis Workbook
    6. BABOK V3 Tasks Summary
    7. BABOK V3 Glossary-KA wise
  13. Exam Prep Help
    1. ECBA Exam Preparation Plan with FAQs
    2. ECBA V3 Application Simulator
    3. The Ultimate IIBA Exams Info Guide
    4. The Ultimate IIBA Exam Tips Guide
    5. ECBA v3 Audiobook
    6. BABOK Analysis Document
  14. Simulations
    1. ECBA Simulations 1-3

LN Mishra

LN Mishra is the co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) of Adaptive US Inc. and has over 28 years of experience in business analysis, where he has assisted more than 1200 business analysts in becoming IIBA certified. LN is the only trainer who holds all seven certifications from IIBA (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CCA, AAC, CBDA, and CPOA) and CPRE from IREB in Germany. He has held numerous workshops in business analysis and consulted and trained clients in the US, Europe, and India, including Toshiba, Nordstrom, AkzoNobel, AXA, MindTree, iGate, Ness, and more. LN holds a post-graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad and BE (Honors) in Electronics. He has also authored over 20 books on business analysis, including Practical Requirements Engineering, Mastering CBAP, CBAP Question Bank, Mastering CPRE, CPRE Question Bank, and Stories for IT Trainers.


Good command over English language and good knowledge of business and IT

Certification Requirements:

To earn the ECBA designation, candidates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years.
  • Agree with the Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.
  • Pass the exam


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Headset and microphone.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

There is a reason why business analysts, sometimes referred to as BAs, are in demand and continue to be a part of employers' future hiring needs and plans. As a business analyst, you can expect to evaluate past and current data while identifying areas within the business that need to be improved. This role aligns with someone who wants to be in a collaborative position where you communicate and work with key stakeholders and decision-makers.

As a business analyst professional, you will leverage your knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between IT and the business by assessing the process, delivering data-driven recommendations, and determining requirements within a company to executives and stakeholders.

To be successful, you must analyze and work with others, both internally and externally, to understand how to use data to change a product, service, process, hardware, or software to improve and add value to your company.

According to Indeed.com, the average salary of a business analyst is $84,137

Yes, you will receive the needed Professional Development (PD) hours you need to apply for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBATM) exam.

To earn the ECBA designation, candidates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years.
  • Agree with the Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.
  • Pass the exam

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

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