This comprehensive workshop in partnership with Watermark Learning, will prepare you for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam and help you make the most of the limited study time you have. The course was designed, created, and is taught by practicing Business Analysts to help others focus on the critical areas to study and to provide insights into the exam.

It is current with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0 and includes Watermark Learning ECBA online exam simulator with over 800 sample ECBA exam questions to make you ready and know what to expect come test time. Additionally, you’ll learn test-taking tips and strategies, along with other practice exercises to reinforce the material.

Through this course, you will

  • Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the ECBA® certification exam.
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the test
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by CBAPs with extensive knowledge of the BABOK® Guide, some of whom also contributed to its development.
  • Dedication. We have 7 CBAPs on staff, ready to help you pass the exam.
  • Trusted. Study with a firm that has helped hundreds of people pass the CBAP® exam. We know how to combine learning with test preparation in an engaging way in an eLearning!
  • Complete. Earn 24 CDUs, enough to apply for the ECBA exam.
  • 90-days access to Watermark Learning ECBAP online exam simulator.


Course Advisor

Surendra Saxena


Surendra Saxena is a Member on Board of IREB and Ex-President of IIBA Chennai Chapter

 He has over 30 years of experience in handling variety of assignments from software architecture design to large-scale deployment and support of large telecom systems, setting up delivery excellence centers, developing and running $30 Million software business with global workforce. While working as a COO and C-level executive, and later as a consultant, I've successfully led several large-scale organizational transformation initiatives.

He believes that business analysis and project management are the most under-leveraged capabilities employed by organizations. Done right, done simply, it can focus your team on the essential components, shift from reactive tasks to strategic thinking, drive project and business success, and relieve stress.

He has trained over 10,000 professionals in several Fortune 500 organizations and mentored few thousands of BAs earn their certifications.

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Curriculum


An Introduction to Business Analysis and the BA Profession

Business analysis and the business analyst

Career path of a business analyst

IIBA & BABOK overview

An overview of the BABOK structure

An overview of the BABOK knowledge areas & focus areas

 Key Business Analysis Concepts

A review of key themes in the BABOK

An understanding of the Business Analysis Core Concept ModelTM

A review of key terms in the BABOK

Classification of requirements

A review of key stakeholders found in the BABOK

Underlying Competencies: Business Analysis Competencies for Success

Analytical thinking and problem solving skills

Behavioral characteristics

Business knowledge

Communication skills

Interaction skills

Tools and Technology

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

Strategy analysis overview

Analyze the current state

Define the desired future state

Assess risks to move to desired future state

Define change strategy (A plan to transform the organization from the current state to the future state)

Common techniques used in understanding the business need and creating a change strategy

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

Business analysis planning and monitoring overview

Plan the business analysis approach (predictive vs adaptive)

Plan stakeholder engagement

Plan business analysis governance

Plan business analysis information management

Identify business analysis performance improvements

Common techniques used in planning and monitoring the BA work effort

Elicitation and Stakeholder Collaboration

Elicitation and stakeholder collaboration overview

Prepare for elicitation

Conduct elicitation

Confirm elicitation results

Communicate business analysis information

Manage stakeholder collaboration

Common techniques used in elicitation and stakeholder collaboration

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

Specify (document) and model requirements

Verification of requirements

Validation of requirements

Define requirements architecture

Define design options

Determine potential value of each design option and recommend solution

Common techniques used in analyzing requirements and defining design options

Requirements Life Cycle Management: Managing Requirements and Changes to Them

Trace requirements

Maintain requirements

Prioritize requirements

Assess requirements changes

Approve requirements

Common techniques used to manage requirements throughout the life cycle

Solution Evaluation: Measuring and Maximizing Solution Value

Measure solution performance

Analyze performance measures

Assess solution limitations

Assess enterprise limitations

Recommend actions to increase solution value

Common techniques used to evaluate the solution’s value


Enroll in Gold Pack


$375

ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis)

Gold Pack

Includes:

  1. IIBA Approved 24 PD Hours, enough to apply and sit for ECBA
  2. Unlimited access to self-paced eLearning contents for 180 days
  3. ECBA exam tutorials in each chapter
  4. Practice ECBA exam questions in each chapter
  5. 90-days unlimited access to Watermark Learning ECBA exam simulator

Training Options

Continue with ECBA Gold Pack


$375

ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis)

Gold Pack

Includes:

  1. IIBA Approved 24 PD Hours, enough to apply and sit for ECBA
  2. Unlimited access to self-paced eLearning contents for 180 days
  3. ECBA exam tutorials in each chapter
  4. Practice ECBA exam questions in each chapter
  5. 90-days unlimited access to Watermark Learning ECBA exam simulator