CBAP Exam Preparation

Understand the required knowledge and competencies of a business analysis practitioner by obtaining your Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA), Level 1 of the IIBA certification framework. There are many benefits to obtaining your ECBA certificate, including professional development, advancement opportunities, and demonstrating to your stakeholders that your business is run effectively.

We currently have or are developing the following materials to help further your BA knowledge and achieve your ECBA. Please contact us if you would like to be put on a mailing list for any of these products.

ECBA Certificate Prep Course


ECBA Certificate Prep Course

This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the ECBA exam and help you make the most of the limited study time you have. This course also includes How to Talk BA and a free subscription to our ECBA Online Study Exam for focused reinforcement and realistic practice after class.

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How to Talk BA

How to Talk BA

This handy-sized resource summarizes over 300 critical BA terms and includes examples to clarify and make the terms practical. References to the BABOK Guide v3, PMI® BA Practice Guide, and other top BA books are also included. It is a great resource for all levels and anyone associated with business analysis. Use it to prepare for your CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, or PMI-PBA exam and on-the-job!

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ECBA Online Study Exam

ECBA Exam Preparation Online Study Exam

These self-paced programs adapt as you progress in your exam preparation. Contains Warm-Up exams to get started, a Drill section to concentrate on one BABOK Knowledge Area at a time, and a full ECBA exam simulator. Detailed feedback and summary results are provided.

Subscriptions will be available for 30, 60, and 90 days.

*Available for purchase starting January 24th.*


BABOK Study Tables v3.0

BABOK Study Tables

Our BABOK Study Tables give you an overview of the BABOK® Guide v3 in a comprehensive and detailed, yet highly visual package. They also are a valuable aid on the job as a quick-reference resource.

  • Drill on and memorize key concepts of the BABOK that will help you prepare for the ECBA, CCBA, or CBAP exam
  • Use as a quick reference when you need to access specific information from the BABOK – before and after your exam
  • Reinforce important material in a visual way from the BABOK and our CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 so you learn and retain the information

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Hear what CBAP students have said...


Barry Christenson, CBAP

"Watermark’s CBAP Certification Preparation class was the key element in earning my CBAP certification. I attended the class as offered in a virtual format and found that to be extremely informative as well as very flexible with my schedule. The instructor was excellent and provided many useful methods to enhance our learning process in addition to keeping the class interesting, and at times, humorous. While the memorization of Knowledge Areas, Tasks and Techniques was helpful, understanding the concepts to apply to scenarios was most useful to me. The practice exams were also very helpful by allowing me to assess how well I was absorbing the information and where I needed to focus my study. I highly recommend Watermark’s class and tools as preparation for this exam.”
—Barry Christenson, CBAP, Community Medical Centers (United States)


Jibs Ajia, CBAP

"I'm delighted that I passed the CBAP exam a few hours ago, on the first attempt! I worked hard to reach the suggested 80% score [in the Online Study Exam], and I only achieved it a few days before the exam. Thirty minutes before I walked into the exam center, I was able to score 100% in a KA. That boosted my confidence level that made me finish the test within 2 hours. This is an excellent tool, and I would seriously recommend anyone preparing for the CBAP exam to make good use of this resource. Its much tougher than the real exam.”
—Jibs Ajia, CBAP (United States)



Joy Beatty, CBAP

"While preparing for my CBAP exam, I needed course credits, so I opted to take the Watermark CBAP prep course. I was worried the exam would be challenging given my lack of test-taking capabilities – but this class and the Watermark prep book were exactly what I needed to feel prepared! And it worked!"
—Joy Beatty, CBAP, Seilevel (United States)