ECBA Certificate Preparation
First, I signed up late for the class and didn’t expect the material to be delivered on time. I was pleasantly surprised when all the required material arrived the very next day and I was able to prep for the course before it began. Second, directions to access the virtual sessions were precise and accurate. Third (and the best part), from the beginning to the very end of the class, the experience was GREAT. The instructor was clear, well-paced and explained complex areas in understandable laymen’s terms. She kept the class engaged and encouraged open discussions through each session. I highly recommend this virtual prep class, great value. submitted by Rob Careaga

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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: 3 days

Do you want to get certified in business analysis but are new to the field? Whether you are fresh out of college and have little to no project experience or are simply looking to understand the business analysis profession better, this course will provide you with not only the preparation you will need to pass IIBA’s ECBA exam, but also a foundation for a career in business analysis. 

Participants will learn invaluable tips and tricks needed to pass the ECBA certification exam. This course follows IIBA's ECBA exam blueprint based on the BABOK® Guide v3.0. It also includes the use of Watermark’s acclaimed online exam simulator, which provides detailed explanations of why incorrect answers are wrong and why the correct answer is right.

This course conforms to and aligns with the BABOK® Guide version 3.0 of the IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis).


  • Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the ECBA certificate exam.
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the test.
  • The small-class environment, group exercises, and sample exam questions keep you engaged and aid in your retention and learning.
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by CBAP® Recipients with extensive knowledge of the BABOK® Guide, some of whom also contributed to its development.
  • Dedication. We have 7 CBAP® Recipients on staff, ready to help you pass the exam.
  • Trusted. Study with a firm that has helped hundreds of people pass the ECBA, CCBA®, CBAP® exam, and thousands pass the PMP® exam. We know how to combine learning with test preparation in an engaging way!
  • Complete.  Earn 21 CDUs, enough to apply for the ECBA exam.

We guarantee that you will pass the ECBA certification exam if you follow our study advice and take the exam within 3 months of the class.

Special offer: We are dedicated to the certification goals of our customers. If you do not pass your exam, you can retake the class at no charge (space permitting and travel not included). You are responsible for all materials for the retake. If you took our class covering the previous exam version, you may take our new class for the cost of the new materials. Please notify us in writing if you would like to schedule a retake.

  1. We recommend students skim the BABOK® Guide prior to class.
  2. Complete the ECBA application during or shortly after the completion of this prep course.
  3. For maximum preparation value, students should be prepared to take the exam within 3 months of taking the course.
Skill Level: Basic

People wanting to move into a BA role who have had little to no training in business analysis.  Anyone who is seeking a career in Business Analysis or desires to have a better understanding of business analysis and the role of a business analyst.

Development Units:
PDUs: 21
CDUs: 21
CEUs: 2.1

To assimilate the vast amount of information needed to pass the ECBA exam, there is a mixture of lecture, discussion, and exercises in the course. You will also learn methods of recall and retention to help retain critical information needed to pass the ECBA exam. 


Both our Traditional and Virtual classes use the same materials.

How to Talk BA ECBA Online Study Exam BABOK 3.0 Study Tables

  • A handy reference book “How to Talk BA” created to help students and practitioners grasp or refresh their understanding of the main terminology in business analysis.
  • PDF (virtual) or hard-copy (in-person) of the BABOK® Study Tables, an overview of the BABOK® Guide in a comprehensive, detailed, and highly visual package.
  • 90-day subscription to our ECBAOnline Study Exam simulator with over 500 questions.
  • A list of Exam Mnemonics to help students remember the vast amount of information.
  • A Concurrent Solutions Modeling Diagram laminate which covers the 4 key modeling areas a business analyst most consider.
  • An Elicitation Techniques Trifold  that lists the most common elicitation techniques, strengths and limitations of each and when to use each technique.
  • A list of common modeling techniques, with a description of each, key elements found in each model, and when to use them.

ECBA Exam Information & Tips

An Introduction to Business Analysis and the BA Profession

Key Business Analysis Concepts

Underlying Competencies: Business Analysis Competencies for Success

Strategy Analysis: Understanding the Business Need to Create a Change Strategy to Move from Current State to the Desired Future State

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring: Planning for the BA Work Effort

Elicitation and Stakeholder Collaboration

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

Requirements Life Cycle Management: Managing Requirements and Changes to Them

Solution Evaluation: Measuring and Maximizing Solution Value

Techniques Review






Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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