Best way for ECBA

Best way to Prepare for ECBA Certification from IIBA

ECBA® as a Certification comes with many innovative Features!

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) recently introduced the much awaited entry level certification for business analysts, Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA®).


The first one being it doesn’t require any experience to appear for the exam. So any professional who is keen to learn about business analysis and  get certified as a business analyst, ECBA® is the perfect certification to look for.


Secondly ECBA® cost is also much lower in terms of certification a fee which is less than half of CCBA® certification and CBAP® certification.


Thirdly one can take the ECBA® Certification examination from one’s own home so you don’t have to go to any place to appear for the exam.


IIBA® does not mandate in instructor led training. So professionals with some business analysis experience can possibly try to take the exam on their own.


All this has led to significant interest in ECBA® over last few months.


Now how does one get ready for ECBA® certification?


Two essential components that you must master ECBA® are:


1. Clarity on the concepts of BABoK
2. Attempt sufficient preparatory questions.



Although IIBA® allows one to take the exam without any classroom training, it will be really hard to understand the new BABoK without help of an expert instructor. BABoK V3 is 500+ pages long and quiet complex to follow.


An expert instructor can help you to understand BABoK v3 very quickly.


We strongly recommendation you to go for an instructor led ECBA® Course.


Here is a week by week plan that you can follow to complete your ECBA® certification.


Week 1:

Self-study of elearning for KA 1

Attend Prep workshop

Week 2:

Complete concept quizzes and Drill question for BA planning

Self-study of elearning for KA 2 and 3

Attend Prep workshop

Week 3:

Complete concept quizzes and Drill question for BA planning

Self-study of elearning for KA 4 and 5

Attend Prep workshop

Week 4:

Fill-up application and book time with PSI Online

Read Adaptive Handbook once more

Week 5:

Go through BABoK

Week 6:

Go through Simulation test 1 and 2 and review answers

Week 7:

Go through Simulation test 3 and 4 review answers

Week 8:

Revise ECBA® Handbook and notes

Week 9:

Take ECBA® exam and Be a proud Certified BA.

Take a look at the sample course material over here;

Sample Study Guide and Question Bank


The Adaptive learning platform is loaded with 700+ questions with 6 simulations for ECBA  and takes the participant through a gradual process of learning for ECBA certification with Concept questions  ->Drill questions – > Simulation tests.


This process enhances learning and clarity of concepts, which ultimately helps the professional to be a better business analyst end of the day.


See a small video on the learning platform here –

The learning should be based on concepts/skills and should ultimately help anyone in their day to day job rather than only getting a certificate.


Our live online classes come with the following take away:

  • ECBA compact study guide which is a conscise version of BABok V3 with one third volume – will be shipped to you in hard copy also
  • BABoK techniques book – A concise book of all BABoK techniques – available in soft copy in the learning platform
  • 600 terms BABoK glossary book – available in soft copy in the learning platform
  • 100+ learning videos – Sample e-learning
  • 900+ questions question bank – ECBA® Sample Question Bank
  • 6 Simulation tests


Learn with Adaptive Processes to be a better business analyst while getting ECBA Certified.


See the most recent ECBA certified professionals from Adaptive here-

ECBA certified list – we hold the record of 12% of global certified ECBA list at this point of time.

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About my organization; Adaptive US (Think BA. Think Adaptive.)

  • My organisation Adaptive Processes provides support in all steps of going for ECBA® certification.
  • We provide instructor-led online training to clarify your concepts on BABoK and also provide the 21 hours of PDUs needed for ECBA®.
  • We provide 100 + learning videos, which you can you use to hone your concert on BABoK.
  • Also, we provide 900+ questions including and 6 simulation tests for ECBA®. This will make sure that you will confidently appear for the certification examination. To learn more about our ECBA® certification program details, please visit
  • We provide end to end BA services – staffing, skill development, BA process improvement, BA solution.
  • Our  150+ clients include Credit-Suisse, RBS, Vodafone, AkzoNobel, Bank of Tanzania, HP, SAP, Allianz-Cornhill etc.
  • Adaptive is one of World’s leading BA training provider and one-of-the-very first EEP for IIBA and IREB.
  • We have trained 3000+ business analysts and conducted  200+ workshops in India, USA, Thailand & Philippines.
  • We are an existing partner to IREB Germany and IIBA Canada.

About L N;

I am a professional BA trainer, coach and author with Adaptive Processes, a leading business analysis solutions (training, consulting and product) organization.


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24+ years of professional experience inbusiness analysis, software product development, business analysis, ERP implementations, software processes , strategic Change Management Consultancy.

Author of 12 books on Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering
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