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.

Learn About CCBA Certification Study CCBA Material Take A CCBA Certification Prep Class Practice Using CCBA Online Study Exam

Then, take and pass the CCBA exam!

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

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Step 2: Get started with your CCBA exam preparation. Purchase a study guide and read the BABOK.

CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0

CCBA Exam Study Guide

This comprehensive study guide highlights all the important points of the CBAP and CCBA 3.0 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

Read A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide), 3rd edition, the IIBA's official guide for the CCBA exam.

Get started on your own plan to pass the CCBA exam with our free articles, including:

Step 3: Take a CCBA certification training course and join a study group.

CCBA Certification Exam Prep Class

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. The course conforms to and aligns with the BABOK Guide v3 and provides everything needed to pass the exam.

The CCBA Class Provides:

  • 35 Professional Development hours, more than enough to apply for the CCBA exam
  • Free comprehensive 520-page CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0
  • Free 90-day subscription to our CCBA Online Study Exam simulator with over 1,100 questions
  • View our course outline to learn more

"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

Become a Watermark Learning member and gain access to:

  • Flashcard Template to make your own flashcards
  • Exam Preparation Tips

Step 4: Finalize your study and preparation. Quiz yourself using flashcards you've made or purchased, and take lots and lots of practice exams.

CCBA Online Study Exam

CCBA Online Practice Exam
  • Take the most realistic exams with the ORIGINAL Online Study Exam, to reduce surprises and increase confidence
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question to explain both correct and incorrect answers and solidify retention
  • 3 categories of questions with unlimited tests that you can stop and start according to your schedule
  • Prices start at $99 for subscriptions.
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BABOK 3.0 Study Tables

BABOK 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 3.0 Flashcards

BABOK 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 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, or ECBA exam and on-the-job!
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Additional CCBA Resources

Step 5: Take the exam and earn your CCBA certification!

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

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

Anupreeta Acharya, CCBA

"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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Jean Getz, CCBA

"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 (United States)

Helena Gabrić, CCBA

"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)

Valerie Nichols, CCBA

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 (United States)


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