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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ Training in Hamilton, Canada
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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ Training in Hamilton, Canada

Prove your skills as an accomplished BA with the ECBA™ certification!

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If you are looking at validating your business analysis skills or want to make a career in this field that is an indispensable part of a project development lifecycle, then you have come to the right place. KnowledgeHut brings you a workshop on the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) credential that is your ticket to a great career in business analysis. This credential from the prestigious IIBA® International Institute of Business Analysis™ is a reflection of the holder’s knowledge of BA concepts and techniques that help a project to succeed.

KnowledgeHut’s comprehensive course on ECBA will help you aim for a first time pass of the exam and helps you grab the concepts and techniques to be a success at the workplace. This intensive course is conducted by IIBA® certified coaches who bring in their industry experience and give you invaluable advice on being successful business analysts.

What you will learn:
  • Knowledge and understanding of BA principles and best practices
  • Industry standard business analysis key concepts and techniques
  • Knowledge areas as outlined in the BABOK® v3.0
  • How to successfully take a project to completion
  • How to prepare for the ECBA Exam
You will also get:
  • Comprehensive courseware
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • 21 PDUs and 21 CDUs

Key Features

Intensive training for the globally recognized ECBA
Certification offered by IIBA
21 PDUs & 21 CDUs
Comprehensive courseware in downloadable format
Full exam prep
Experiential learning workshop

Certification

Prerequisites
  • No previous BA work experience required
  • Minimum of 21 hours of professional development training in the last 4 years
  • Sign the ECBA™ Code of Conduct
Certification

The IIBA requires certain eligibility criteria to be fulfilled for giving the exam.
You can find more information, here: http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/certificationlevels/level1-ecba.aspx

The Exam

The ECBA™ exam is a live, web-delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone. The exam is 1 hour long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions, and is aligned to BABOK® Guide Version 3. For more information, please refer the BA Handbook:  https://www.iiba.org/globalassets/documents/certification/core-ba-certification-handbook.pdf?v=1.01

Chapter 1 – Business Analysis and BA Profession

Chapter 2 – Business Analysis Key Concepts

Chapter 3 – Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Chapter 4 – Elicitation and Collaboration

Chapter 5 – Requirements Life Cycle Management

Chapter 6 – Strategy Analysis

Chapter 7 – Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

Chapter 8 – Solution Evaluation

Chapter 9 – Underlying Competencies

Chapter 10 – Techniques

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Overall, it was a fantastic training!

Attended Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ workshop in October 2019

It was a very interactive session. Abhinav, the trainer, was making sure that each and everyone of us participated in class. He was asked questions, explained each and everything in detailed manner and to make it easier, he used day-to-day jobs as examples. Overall, it was a fun-filled learning experience where I got to learn many BA techniques. This will surely help in clearing my certification of ECBA.

Attended Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ workshop in September 2019

The course was great and the instructor was very knowledgeable in many areas. It was a very helpful training.

Attended Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ workshop in August 2019

Mr. Oswin was a pleasure to listen to. He was enthusiastic and his passion showed through his explanation. He was very knowledgable about the subject matter too. All-in-all, he was a great trainer.

Attended Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ workshop in August 2019

The course was easy to follow and gave actual examples which helped me understand the course information.

Attended Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA)™ workshop in May 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Certificate in Business AnalysisTM (ECBATM), as the name suggests, is an entry-level certificate in business analysis provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

This certification from IIBA® includes the fundamental knowledge of business analysis aligned with the BABOK® Guide. It further helps you to master the core knowledge and competencies required for the business analysis field.

Now let’s dive into the core outcomes of ECBATM certification that is specified by the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®(BABOK® Guide)as the Six Knowledge Areas. They are:

  1. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring: Describes the tasks used to organize and coordinate business analysis efforts.
  2. Elicitation and Collaboration: Describes the tasks used to prepare for and conduct elicitation activities and confirm the results.
  3. Requirements Life Cycle Management: Describes the tasks used to manage and maintain requirements and design information from inception to retirement.
  4. Strategy Analysis: Describes the tasks used to identify and address the business need and align the change strategy within the enterprise.
  5. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition: Describes the tasks used to organize, specify and model requirements and designs, validate and verify information, identify solution options, estimate, and realize the potential value.
  6. Solution Evaluation: Describes the tasks used to assess the performance of and value delivered by a solution.

Now you know the hack to become a Business Analyst in the IT industry and make a transition in your career. So, enroll for the ECBATM certification training and become job-ready to enter the field of business analysis. Fast track your career by gaining this world-renowned certification that is accepted by organizations across the globe.

To earn ECBATM certification, you don’t need any prior knowledge of the subject of Business Analysis, but you need to meet some eligibility criteria.

So, before you enroll for the ECBATM certification, let’s check out the essential requirements that you must fulfill to be eligible for the certification.

The four prerequisites for ECBATM certification are:

  • Make sure to register yourself with IIBA®.
  • You should have an overall 21 hours of Professional Development (PD) training in the past four years.
  • Prior BA knowledge/experience is not required, but you must comply with the ECBATM Code of Conduct.
  • You must agree with Terms and Conditions.

The ECBATM certification is the perfect fit for professionals and individuals who are looking for either changing or improving their line of work or preparing to begin their career prospects. 
Let us look at who can benefit from this certification.
The ECBATM certification is suitable only when:

  • You want to enter the field of Business Analysis
  • You are looking for a career switch in Business Analysis
  • You are a functional manager who manages Business Analysts
  • You want to qualify for the CCBA or CBAP certifications but don’t have much experience
  • You are a student pursuing Business Analysis

If your goal is to become a successful Business Analyst, then ECBA certification training helps you achieve it. The ECBATM training is designed to give you hands-on experience that will help you master the skills required to ace the Business Analyst interview and work effectively in the industry.

ECBATM training helps you acquire ECBATM Certification, making you proficient in Business Analysis skills and get recognition in the field of Business Analysis.

Following are the outcomes that you will get from ECBATM training:

  • You will acquire knowledge of all the BA principles and the best practices 
  • You will understand the key concepts and techniques of Business Analysis according to industry standards 
  • You will learn all the knowledge areas given in the BABOK® v3.0 
  • You will get prepared to take a project and complete it on time successfully 
  • You will know how to prepare for and crack the ECBATM Exam in the first attempt 
  • You will also get comprehensive courseware and Certificate of Course Completion

The Business Analyst role has become one of the most rewarding professions in the IT industry in recent times.

As an ECBATM certified professional, you will gain the following benefits:

  • You will stand out from the crowd because ECBATM is a globally recognized certificate.   
  • You will get more lucrative salaries as the average salary of a Business Analyst in the US is $69,163, and in India, it is ₹700,000.
  • You get better career opportunities as IIBA® certifications are reputed and endorsed by major companies around the world.
  • You get better promotions compared to your colleagues.
  • It demonstrates your knowledge and skills on the key concepts and techniques of Business Analysis.
  • Also, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 14% growth for Business Analysis professionals between 2016-2026, which indicates Business Analysis as one of the highest growing jobs in the world.

The cost of ECBA TM certifications is broken down as follows -

  • Membership fee
  • Application fee
  • Exam fee
  • Training Cost

The training costs vary across regions and accredited training organizations, not to forget taxes and other amenities.
 
The training courses on ECBATM start as low as $399 to $849

Course Currency (USD)
ECBATM  399-849

Check the below-mentioned fee details of the ECBA TM certification: 

Membership Fee (in USD):

  Member Annual Fee  One-time Application Fee 
Region I  $110  $15 
Region II  $75  $10 
Region III  $50  $5 

Region I Countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany,& more...

Region II Countries: Brazil, Greece, Singapore, Indonesia, & more…

Region III Countries: India, Argentina, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka & more...

To check your country’s membership fees, please visit the IIBA membership page.

Application and Exam fees (in USD):

  Member    Non-Member  Corporate Member 
Application Fee  $60  $60  $60 
Exam Fee  $110  $235  $97.5 
Exam Re-write Fee   $85  $195  NA 

Did you ever wonder how you would make all these payments?

Well, all you need to do is pay for all the Fees mentioned above using any of the following payment methods:

  • PayPal or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Amex) via the shopping cart on IIBA®’s website.
  • Pay by Cheque or international money order (include a copy of your invoice and mail it with your payment).

After the application gets approved, you require to pay the exam fee. Once IIBA® receives the payment, a confirmation e-mail is sent to you with the instructions to schedule your exam with PSI for ECBATM.

If you are an aspirant having a keen interest in making a career in Business Analysis, then the ECBATM exam is the right choice for you as it gives you the recognition as an entry-level analyst in the Business analysis domain.

The ECBATM exam is an online-live exam that requires you to have a laptop or desktop, a webcam, and a microphone, and you are good to take the exam from anywhere at any time! It is aligned to BABOK® Guide Version 3 carried out by PSI for 1 hour consisting of 50 MCQs, which determines the skills and abilities of the candidates in the field of business analysis.

This certification exam recognizes the competencies of entry-level and less-experienced business analysts. For more detailed information, please refer to the BA Handbook.

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)® guide is the basis of the ECBATM exam. You can take this exam sitting at your home, provided you have a webcam attached to your laptop/desktop with a good internet connection. It is a 1-hour long exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. 

The key takeaways from the format of the ECBATM exam are as follows:

Category Exam Information 
Certification Name  ECBATM 
Accrediting Body  IIBA®  
Level  One 
Exam Conducting Body  Prometric 
Exam duration  1 hour 
No. Of Question  50 
Question Format  MCQs 
Online/Virtual Format  Yes 
Language  English 
Recertification  No 

To know more details about the requirements and exam procedure, you can check the PSI website.

The ECBATM exam is designed to check the candidate’s knowledge and skills in the area of business analysis. After understanding the format of the exam, you should also know the Blueprint of it that will help you to prepare for the exam.

The Blueprint of the ECBATM exam giving all the details of the weightage of each component is as follows:

Business Analysis Knowledge  Weightage (%)
Business analysis and the BA professional   2.5%
Underlying competencies  5% 
Business analysis key concepts  5% 
Techniques  12.5% 
BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas  Weightage (%)
Business analysis planning and monitoring   5% 
Elicitation and collaboration  20% 
Requirements life cycle management  20% 
Strategy analysis  5% 
Requirements analysis and design definition  24% 
Solution evaluation  1% 
Total  100% 

If you are determined to clear the ECBATM certification exam, then you must cover all the knowledge areas mentioned above in the blueprint of the exam.

Preparation of the exam differs on an individual basis, but it may be your first time in giving the ECBATM exam, so worry not you can always do your best by preparing well for the exam.

Even if it’s a first-level exam and you may not have a clear picture of how to start, these tips might help you in clearing the exam in the first attempt itself:

  • Study the BABOK® Guide thoroughly. You must read this book to clear the exam because questions are based on the concepts of this book.
  • Attend ECBATM certification training endorsed by IIBA® and contact the support team to clear any doubts.
  • Study all the sample exam questions and practice online mock tests.
  • Carry out group study as it improves your understanding of the subject.
  • Keep refreshing your knowledge on the subject and make your basics stronger.

If you follow these preparation tips, it will surely help you to pass the ECBATM certification exam in your first take.

PSI conducts the ECBATM exam. This online, one-hour long exam requires a laptop/desktop, with a working webcam and a microphone. 

Here is the process to schedule your exam:  

Step 1: Verify that your computer is compatible with using this tool. 

Step 2: Open your PSI account here (use the same email address as your IIBA® profile). 

Step 3: Go to the “Search Here” field in www.examslocal.com and type ECBATM

Step 4: Select the ECBATM exam and click “next.”  

Step 5: Select “Online Proctored” from the drop-down list.  

Step 6: Pick a Date and Time for the exam according to your availability. 

Step 7: Click on “Agree” to PSI’s terms and conditions.  

Step 8: Ensure you meet the identification requirements. 

Note: The name on your Government ID must be the same as the name on your exam confirmation e-mail from PSI. If it doesn’t match, notify IIBA®. Failure to do so will result in you being barred from taking the exam and paying a fee to IIBA® to reschedule your exam. 

Steps to follow on your Exam day: 

Step 1: Sign in to your PSI account.  

Step 2: Select “My Exams” and then go to the “Launch” button (start 15 mins before your scheduled time but not after that).  

Step 3: Show your Government ID (Driver’s license or passport) and verify your identity. (Note: If the identification proof is not accepted, you will forfeit the exam fee and must repay the exam fee to reschedule the exam). 

Step 4: Agree to the terms and conditions of PSI for the exam. 

Step 5: Then start your exam. 

Note:If you experience any technical issues during your exam, don’t close your session, and please call the PSI technical support immediately at: 

U.S Toll Free:+1-888-504-9178, Direct:+1-312-612-1049

After the acceptance of your application for the ECBATM exam, you will be given one year to pass the exam. In this period, you will get three chances to have a go for the ECBATM exam, out of which you will have to pay for the registration fees for the 2nd and the 3rd attempt.
The registration fee is:

  • $85 for members of IIBA®
  • $195 for the non-members

In case you don't pass the exam in 3 attempts, then you must wait till the expiry date of your application before applying for the exam again.

Unlike many other professional certifications, you don’t need to renew your ECBATM certification.

The ECBATM certification has lifetime validity,and you don't have to renew it, unlike other certifications like CCBA or CBAP.

This one is the trickiest! You should be the one to be in the driving seat to determine which training program would be the best for you. You should consider several factors before choosing the best training institute available out there.

Let us see what those factors are:

  • Always select a training program that interests you.
  • The program should be within your budget and suit your timings.
  • Select a training program that helps you acquire new skills and expertise.
  • The institute you enroll in, for the course, should be an IIBA® endorsed education provider.
  • The course should cover all objectives of the ECBATM exam and thus give you a strong foundation for future exams such as the CBAP.

Those situations are so uncomfortable, aren’t they! Let alone facing the disappointment and multiple issues spring up, however, you should be informed, that if you are late for the exam or miss it due to some reason, your admission will get rejected, and you will forfeit the exam fee then you have to repay the exam fee, to have it rescheduled.  

The only way you get the exam fee refund is when you cancel your exam or reschedule your exam date at least 24 hours before the scheduled exam time. 

Note: You will get the opportunity to take up the exam three times during the application period. 

In cases where you cancel the exam on or before 24 hours from the exam date, you will get the refund within 12 months from the date of payment.

If you want to cancel or reschedule your exam, you may go to the PSI site and click on the ‘Cancel or Reschedule’ button.  

NoteYou must cancel/reschedule your exam at least 24 hours before the scheduled time. 

Please consult IIBA®’s policy for more information.

Yes, you can get Special Accommodations for the ECBATM exam and for that you have to send an email to certification@iiba.org along with a written document (scanned/PDF format) such as a doctor’s note about your condition that might make it difficult for you to sit and take the exam. After that, you will receive an approval mail from IIBA® with all the necessary instructions to be followed to schedule your exam.

Yes, this course is available in the virtual format.

This certificate is issued by IIBA®.

For anyone wanting to make a career in BA, this course and subsequent credential will give them the perfect foundation to apply and practice BA skills and get the validation of being skillful in these practices. IIBA is world renowned for offering credentials that truly test the caliber of the person; and hence their credentials are great at opening doors for you.

Your instructors are IIBA® certified experts who have years of industry experience.

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding) Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:  https://www.knowledgehut.com/refund-policy

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