About this Course

MicroTrain’s 3-day Certified Business Analysis - IIBA Exam Prep course instructor-led course is designed to teach the business analysis framework necessary for success on the ECBA exam and on the job. Our certified instructors present the material in an informative, easy-to-digest manner. In addition to hands-on instruction, included in the course fee is a comprehensive course workbook and supplemental training aids.

Microtrain has been helping professionals achieve certifications since 1999. We offer certified instructors, in-classroom instruction, supplemental training materials valued at over $200 and the Microtrain Exam Pass Guarantee. The exam pass guarantee for this course 

To be eligible for taking the ECBA exam, you must first meet specific education requirements and adhere to a professional code of conduct. (See below for details.)

Course Format

A combination of live instructor-led lecture facilitated discussion and exercises, and numerous practice test questions contribute to successful exam readiness. In-class assignments and instructor-led reviews are designed to help you understand, not just memorize key business analysis concepts.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive the following course materials:

Comprehensive Student Workbook

  • Covers all the Knowledge Areas, tasks, guidelines, tools and techniques along with practice questions

BABOK Guide 3.0

  • Paper version for classroom use
  • .pdf version for an additional resource (available with your IIBA membership)

"How to Talk BA" book

  • Handy size summary of over 300 critical business analysis terms
  • Great resource for all levels and anyone associated with business analysis
  • Includes references to the BABOK® Guide v3 - - Includes examples to clarify and make the terms practical
  • Essential for mastering terms when preparing for the ECBA/CCBA/CBAP exams

FREE Mini-Subscription to Exam Simulator

  • Realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual exam, to reduce surprises and increase confidence when you sit for the exam
  • 3 categories of questions: Warm-ups, Drills, and full-length Simulations providing unlimited practice tests
  • Online Assessment System with similar features as Prometric Assessment System
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question with reference numbers to explain both correct and incorrect answers and solidify retention
  • Review the questions and answers of any exam you have taken
  • Stop and start your exams according to your schedule, regardless of which device you use
  • Available 24/7 from the moment you sign up, so you can study anytime, anywhere
  • Practice on the go! The Online Study Exams are cloud-based, so you can access it from any computer or device, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets—anywhere.


ECBA™ Exam Blueprint Outline

The ECBA™ exam is one hour long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. These questions test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding defined by the competencies for this Level 1 certificate in the IIBA Certification Framework. The components tested in the exam are listed in the exam blueprint.

Click here for sample questions.

The ECBA™ exam blueprint, which is aligned with BABOK® Guide v3, is as follows:

 Business Analysis Knowledge

 Business Analysis & the BA Professional


 Underlying Competencies


 Business Analysis Key Concepts




 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

 Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring


 Elicitation & Collaboration


 Requirements Life Cycle Management


 Strategy Analysis


 Requirements Analysis and Design Definition    


 Solution Evaluation


MicroTrain's Course Learning Objectives

  • Understands the Business Analyst role
  • Can list and describe the appropriate Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Techniques
  • Exhibits fundamental understanding of requirements classification schema
  • Displays a minimum proficiency in the Underlying Competencies
  • Able to follow defined processes and techniques to perform tasks

MicroTrain's Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts
  • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
  • Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Underlying Competencies
  • Exam Information



You don't need to have any previous Business Analysis work experience to qualify for taking the ECBA examination, a 50-question, multiple-choice test.

However, you must have the minimum number of hours of professional development in the time frame listed for the certificate level.

  • 21 hours of business analysis classroom education completed in the last 4 years. 
    • The content of these professional development activities must be aligned with the BABOK® Guide v3.
    • This course provides all 21 business analysis education hours PLUS and additional 3 hours of in-class business analysis education and exam preparation.

Application and Exam Fees *


Application Fee (non-refundable)

Exam Fee


IIBA Member

IIBA Non-Member

IIBA Member

IIBA Non-Member






* NOTE - This course is a WIOA Approved Training Program.


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