Distinguish yourself among Business Analysis practitioners!

The ECBA™+ certification is intended for entry-level Business Analysis professionals. This hands-on interactive course is designed to prepare you for the Level 1 Certificate in the IIBA Core Certification Program - ECBA™ certification exam, which tests the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals needed for entry into the business analysis field.

In addition to the core ECBA™ curriculum, this course covers the practical ECBA™+ component, which will raise your level of proficiency from knowledge to application of essential business analysis skills.


To obtain the ECBA™+ credential, you need to:

  1. Successfully complete this ECBA™+ certification training and acquire 21 PD Hours required by IIBA. Participants who demonstrate satisfactory level of skills will be awarded McGill Attestation of Completion.
  2. Pass the ECBA™ online exam administered by the IIBA.
  3. Upon successfully passing the ECBA™ online certification exam, you will receive both the ECBA™ and ECBA™+ certifications and digital badge from IIBA.

Topics Covered

  • Brainstorming
  • Business Rules Analysis
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Document Analysis
  • Glossary and Data Dictionary
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Process Analysis & Modelling (SIPOC, Activity Diagram)
  • Reviews (Lessons Learned, Requirements Approval)
  • Stakeholder Analysis (Lists, Maps, Personas)
  • Use Cases & Scenarios
  • User Stories

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role of the business analyst
  • Improve business analysis performance through brainstorming
  • Engage stakeholders
  • Confirm stakeholder needs
  • Explore process analysis and modeling
  • Clarify business operations through business rules analysis
  • Manage business terms and data elements
  • Create basic data flow diagrams
  • Conduct interviews to elicit quality requirements
  • Outline user interactions via basic use cases and scenarios
  • Understand solution components
  • Leverage User Stories and other agile techniques with an agile mindset
  • Apply the hints & tips to prepare and successfully pass the ECBA Exam


Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™) Certification Exam Information

We recommend that you plan to take the ECBA certification exam within 2-3 months maximum of taking this course.

Who Should Attend ?

Entry level business analysis professionals, students wishing to enter the business analysis profession.


Section(s) offered

Section Title
ECBA™+ Certification Training
Language of Delivery
In-class Lecture
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 04, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Downtown, Montreal
Delivery Formats
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,495.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 13, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 13, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to pd.conted@mcgill.ca.

  • Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received up to 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • No Refunds are issued if your cancellation request is received within 7 days of the start date of the workshop, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

Please note that if no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

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