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.


Course Fee: $1,495
Duration (hours): 21
Discounts: McGill alumni and current students, as well as corporate groups of 3 or more participants, benefit from a 15% discount.

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