CCBA Certification Exam Preparation

What is CCBA Certification?

A CCBA® (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis) is the level two professional certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) for business analysis practitioners who want to be recognized for their expertise and skills by earning formal recognition. The CCBA certification acknowledges business analysts with roughly 2-3 years of experience who demonstrate the ability to take on greater responsibility. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be admitted to the exam, and upon passing the exam, receive the CCBA certification credential.

Watermark Learning offers the most comprehensive program in the industry to help you prepare for the CCBA certification exam. Accelerate your career path and support your organization by following the steps below and with resources and products from Watermark Learning.

Looking for CBAP® or ECBA Resources?
 Visit our CBAP Resources and ECBA Resources pages.

Why get your CCBA certification?

Step 1: Learn about CCBA certification and apply for the exam.

Step 2: Get started with your CCBA certification preparation. Attend a study group, take a prep course, purchase a study guide, and read the BABOK.

Certification Prep Class

"The instructor was a great facilitator. The exercises were great, and I enjoyed them and the practice exam that we did during class."
Diana Minlschmidt, CCBA

CCBA Certification Prep Class
This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the
CCBA exam and help you make the most of the limited
study time you have. This course also includes the
CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 and a free 90-day
subscription to our CCBA Online Study Exam.

The CCBA Class Provides:

  • 35 Professional Development hours, more than enough to apply for the CCBA exam
  • Comprehensive 520-page CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0, loaded with key terms, tips, and techniques to help you prepare for the CCBA exam
  • Dozens of practice exam questions with detailed answer explanations, combined with the online study exam provides a focused continuing learning experience
  • Free 90-day subscription to our CCBA Online Study Exam simulator
  • PDF of the IIBA’s BABOK Guide
  • PDF (virtual or Anytime Learning) or hard-copy (in person) of the BABOK Study Tables, an overview of the BABOK in a comprehensive, detailed, and highly visual package
  • BABOK Flashcards (in-person only), over 300 colorful, sturdy flashcards that cover the most important BABOK terms and techniques.
  • In-class exams with realistic practice questions and answer explanations
  • Class discussions that dissect practice questions to learn how to analyze and answer them

CBAP Study Guide
CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0
This comprehensive study guide highlights all the important points of the CBAP and CCBA 3.0 certification exam. It helps you readily master all knowledge areas of the BABOK Guide and helps you focus your study time. Contains hundreds of practice exam questions and answer explanations. Also includes a trial subscription to our CBAP or CCBA Online Study Exam.
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"This guide is very well laid-out; includes useful tips, mnemonics, and scenarios to help the user grasp the content & relate it to his or her own experiences. I highly recommend it for anyone planning on writing their CCBA or CBAP exam!"
Mary Hand, CBAP, ITIL

Foolproof Plan for Passing the CBAP or CCBA Certification Exam
Check out our free foolproof plan article! Get started on your own plan to pass the CBAP or CCBA exam.

*International Institute of Business Analysis (2015). A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide), 3rd edition. ISBN 1927584027.


Step 3: Finalize your study and preparation. Quiz yourself using flashcards you've made or purchased, listen to them on CD, and take lots and lots of practice exams.

CCBA Online Study Exam
  • Over 1,100 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual CCBA exam
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question
  • Review the questions and answers of any exam you have taken
  • Stop and start your exams according to your schedule
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and a simulation mode to help you take unlimited 130-question practice tests
  • Available 24/7 from the moment you sign up, so you can study anytime, anywhere
  • Practice on the go! The CCBA Online Study Exam is cloud based, so you can access it from any computer or device, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets—anywhere.
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"I cleared the CBAP exam! The Watermark BABOK Study Tables was a great support to review & recollect the Tasks, Inputs, Elements, Techniques, Stakeholders, Outputs in a structured manner. Thanks a lot for making it happen!"
Preetha Ramakumar, CBAP

BABOK Study Tables
BABOK 3.0 Study Tables
Our BABOK Study Tables give you an overview of the BABOK in a comprehensive and detailed, yet highly visual package. These colorful robust tables are designed for independent study or for use with study groups or training classes. They also are a valuable aid on the job as a quick-reference resource.
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BABOK Flashcards
BABOK 3.0 Flashcards

Colorful, sturdy flashcards that cover the most important BABOK Guide terms and techniques. 336 color-coded cards to help you drill and learn the central concepts for the CBAP or CCBA exam, and help you finalize your exam preparation.
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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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Additional CCBA Resources

Become a Watermark Learning member and gain access to:

  • Foolproof Plan Article
  • Flashcard Template to make your own flashcards
  • Exam Preparation Tips
  • Exam Answer Sheets


Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Earning Your CBAP or CCBA
Check out our 10 mistakes to avoid article! Get started on your own plan to pass the CBAP or CCBA exam.

Step 4: Take the exam and earn your CCBA Credential!

Let us know when you've passed! We'd love to hear from you.

So far, we've helped hundreds of business analysts earn their CCBA credentials. We'd love to help you, too!

CBAP recipient

"I initiated my journey of CCBA preparation with Watermark Learning. Our instructor made the learning sessions very engaging and interesting.The staff have been overwhelmingly helpful with their prompt response to all my queries. Overall, the online course, training materials, study guide and online practice questions have immensely contributed to my CCBA success."
Anupreeta Acharya, CCBA (Singapore)
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"I took Watermark’s CCBA Exam Prep class with you last Fall. I believe Watermark's resources helped me pass the exam the first time. The study guide and the online practice exams helped me understand the relationships between all those tasks, techniques, and elements. The brain dump before starting the exam was an excellent idea. I referred to it numerous times to reason out the best answer. And the mnemonics were the best."
Jean Getz, CCBA (USA)

Martin Russell

"I passed my CCBA exam!! I attended the CCBA Certification Prep training, which was extremely helpful to outline the full scope of the BABOK and to give very helpful guidelines on key items that need to be understood. I read the BABOK twice. The Study Guide is a must have! It helped to define the level of concept details to study and had very useful quick tests and tasks to help remember details. The online drills and exams brought everything together and gave a good baseline to test my knowledge and restudy areas that were lacking. Also, the suggestions given to get through the exam on the day were invaluable. I plan to take the CBAP next year!"
Helena Gabrić, CCBA (Croatia)

I really appreciated the many study aids, study prep approaches and test-day tips the instructor provided, as well as the exam simulations, which went a long way to helping me feel extremely well-prepared on test day. Thank you!
Valerie Nichols, CCBA (USA)

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