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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) covers foundational knowledge on how to approach business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide.



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Who is an ECBA?

Who is an ECBA™?

ECBA Competencies

ECBA covers the foundational knowledge on business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide and showcases that you have the core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Stand out from the crowd - highlight you have the knowledge and be certified by the leading authority in business analysis, IIBA.

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How to Become an ECBA™?

ECBA Eligibility
  1. Ensure you register an account with IIBA (already a member login here)
  2. Agree with the Code of Conduct.
  3. Agree with Terms and Conditions.

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Am I Ready to Become an ECBA™?

Explore the ECBA™ Handbook. This document provides the necessary information for candidates pursuing the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™). 

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ECBA Certification Resources Available in Multiple Languages

Exam candidates can prepare for and take the ECBA exam in English, Chinese, French Standard, Canadian French, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese. Download information such as the ECBA Handbook, IIBA’s Guide to Online Proctored Exams, and more in the language of your choice below. 

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Introduction to Business Analysis: Your Starting Point

Business analysis serves as both a pivotal role and an essential discipline within organizations. Utilized by Business Analysts and professionals across various titles, it facilitates effective organizational change.
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A Business Analysis Foundation for Success

Introduce and manage change successfully for your organization with the globally recognized standards of the business analysis profession.
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Empowering Tools for Business Analysis Success

Explore a Curated Knowledge Hub to Propel Your Business Analysis Career and Enhance Organizational Success.
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To understand performance expectations for the ECBA® designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, Sample Questions and the links for each Knowledge Area:

ECBA Exam Sample Questions

  1. To process feedback accurately
  2. To understand sign-off authority
  3. To identify risk tolerance levels
  4. To gain project support
  1. To manage associated risks
  2. To allocate project resources
  3. To articulate budgetary needs
  4. To reduce time constraints
  1. Conceptual
  2. Logical
  3. Enterprise
  4. Physical
  1. Stability
  2. Urgency
  3. Priority
  4. Complexity
  1. Communication management
  2. Impact analysis
  3. Traceability repository
  4. Reliable assessment
  1. Number of business analysis professionals working on the change
  2. Number of business areas or systems affected
  3. Stakeholder assumptions about the organizational goals
  4. Level of experience stakeholders have in adaptive approaches
  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B

ECBA Exam Blueprint


Business analysis and the BA professional


Business analysis key concepts


Underlying competencies





Business analysis planning and monitoring


Elicitation and collaboration


Requirements life cycle management


Requirements analysis and design definition





Certified Business Analysis Education and Training: Endorsed for Success

IIBA Endorsed Education and Training by EEPs and Academic Members: Supporting the Continuous Growth of Business Analysis Professionals Across All Career Levels.

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