Why become a Business Analyst?

If you are thinking of a career pathway that utilizes the following skills: communication, facilitation, consultation, stakeholder analysis, analytical thinking and problem solving then Business Analysis may be the field for you. 

The Business Analyst (BA) plays a vital role in helping companies fix outdated processes and adopt new technologies. 

BAs are in high demand in every area of business whether it's in IT, finance or corporate management. 

To kickstart your pathway to a lucrative and rewarding career move to the field of Business Analysis, sign up to the ECBA Masterclass. This course is globally recognized and endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). 

When you successfully complete the course, you will earn 36 IIBA Professional Development Hours which will then make you eligible to sit the IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) Exam.

Being ECBA certified will demonstrate you have a solid understanding of the key fundamentals of Business Analysis. The ECBA certification will open doors for you across the world, in any industry you want to work in.

Who should take the ECBA™ Masterclass?

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™) recognizes individuals ready to develop their business analysis knowledge, skills and behaviours as practicing business analysis professionals.

  • You want to start or switch to Business Analyst career so you can get an overview of the BA field.

  • You are in a Business Analyst role for 2 years or less

  • You wish to gain 36 IIBA Professional Development Hours

  • You want to gain an internationally recognized Business Analysis Certification

  • You want to be fully prepared before sitting the ECBA™ Exam and increase your chances of passing it

  • You want an online course that is available on-demand and at the same time have access to live support from the trainer and the community of learners

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Course curriculum

The key skills and concepts covered in this Masterclass are aligned to the BABOK version 3

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    Chapter 9: Underlying Competencies

    • Chapter 9: Underlyning Competencies

    • Chapter 9: ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 9 ECBA® Assignment

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    Chapter 1: Introduction to your BABOK® Guide

    • Chapter 1 - PDF

    • Chapter 1 Presentation: Introduction to your BABOK® Guide

    • Chapter 1 ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 1 ECBA™ Assignment

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    Chapter 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts

    • Chapter 2 PDF

    • Chapter 2 Presentation: Business Analysis Key Concepts

    • Chapter 2 ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 2 ECBA™ Assignment

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    Chapter 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    • Chapter 3 PDF

    • Chapter 3 Presentation: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    • Chapter 3: ECBA™ Learning Objective

    • Chapter 3: ECBA™ Scenario

    • Chapter 3: ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 3 ECBA™ Assignment

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    Chapter 4: Elicitation and Collaboration

    • Chapter 4 PDF

    • Chapter 4 Presentation: Elicitation and Collaboration

    • Chapter 4: ECBA™ Learning Objective

    • Chapter 4: ECBA™ Scenario

    • Chapter 4: ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 4 ECBA® Assignment

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    Chapter 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management

    • Chapter 5 pdf

    • Chapter 5 Presentation: Requirements Life Cycle Management

    • Chapter 5: ECBA™ Learning Objective

    • Chapter 5: ECBA™ Scenario

    • Chapter 5: ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 5 ECBA™ Assignment

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    Chapter 6: Strategy Analysis

    • Chapter 6 PDF

    • Chapter 6 Presentation: Strategy Analysis

    • Chapter 6 Quiz

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    Chapter 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

    • Chapter 7 PDF

    • Chapter 7 Presentation: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

    • Chapter 7: ECBA™ Learning Objective

    • Chapter 7: ECBA™ Quiz

    • Chapter 7 ECBA® Assignment

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    Chapter 8: Solution Evaluation

    • Chapter 8 PDF

    • Chapter 8 Presentation: Solution Evaluation

    • Chapter 8 Quiz

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    Chapter 10: Techniques

    • ECBA Techniques Matrix Overview

    • Chapter 10 Quiz

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    Chapter 11: Perspectives

    • Chapter 11.1: Agile Perspective Presentation

    • Chapter 11.2: Business Intelligence Perspective

    • Chapter 11.3 Information Technology Perspective

    • Chapter 11.4: Business Architecture Perspective

    • Chapter 11.5 Business Process Management Perspective

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    Continue your journey

    • Before you go...

    • Congratulations!

    • IIBA Certification FAQs

    • IIBA Certification Fee Guide

Meet our Course Creator and Senior Instructor

Director

Deirdre Caren

Deirdre Caren is passionate about improving business outcomes through better training, mentoring and intentional business design. Over the past 20 years, Deirdre has trained more than 5000 people on various topics, processes and change initiates. Deirdre is the founder and director of Agora Insights Ltd, a training, mentoring and consulting service provider for Business Analysts and Business Architects. Agora Insights is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the IIBA® and a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™). Deirdre is a Certified Business Architect (CBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

ECBA™ Master Class Bundle (On Demand)

Get 6 months access from purchase

What's included in the ECBA™ Masterclass Bundle?

As someone new to the field of Business Analysis, it is really important that you know what you getting into when writing your ECBA™ Exam. In this comprehensive course, we cover all aspects of the BABOK® v3 Guide and include assignments and practice tests per chapter, to help you fully prepare for your ECBA™ exam. This course is available to anyone who is interested in getting into the field of Business Analysis.

  • 36 IIBA Professional Development Hours (upon course completion)

  • NEW!! Closed Captions or Subtitles in English and other languages now supported

  • Guided self-paced BABOK v3 aligned, online (on-demand) masterclass that includes explainer videos, study guide downloads and chapter assignments (main course)

  • Access to Business Analysis Library of resources (separate supplementary course)

  • 1000+ ECBA mock exam questions and drills to get you ready for the ECBA Certification Exam (separate supplementary course)

  • Access to current and past educational webinars (separate supplementary course)

  • 'Test your knowledge of BABOK' (separate supplementary course)

  • Discussion Forum: Community Sharing and Online Instructor Support

  • ECBA readiness assessment at end of the course

  • Agora Insights Ltd Certification of Completion

Recent Reviews

What learners say

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Amazed! Best Online Course HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Naeelah Rajap

I've never come across an online course where the tutor goes to this much detail regardless of the audience, it feels as though she takes audiences of all le...

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I've never come across an online course where the tutor goes to this much detail regardless of the audience, it feels as though she takes audiences of all levels of competence into consideration, as a beginner who knows nothing about Business analysis, I feel this course is so worth it, the way she goes into so much detail, helps me understand, light bulbs just keep switching on when she presents the chapters, and makes me want to continue to the next chapter to learn more. Her tone is so patient, I'd recommend this course to all of you starting out or just wanting to understand better, I hope if and when I do future courses that Deidre will be the tutor for them as well, I love her technique of teaching (one can hear she has the mind of a business analysts through and through). I feel I confident and can take on the role of a business analyst after this course, seriously, highly recommend!

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Ben Parrish

Great online course with very knowledgeable instructor who explains the content and concepts clearly and always with relevance on how this applies in the rea...

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Great online course with very knowledgeable instructor who explains the content and concepts clearly and always with relevance on how this applies in the real world of business analysis plus mindful of what is expected and asked in the IIBA Exams.

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Insightful

Hapiloe Molapo

The facilitator is the best thing about the learning. Deirdre is very knowledgable. Her experience comes through. She is also approachable and accommodating...

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The facilitator is the best thing about the learning. Deirdre is very knowledgable. Her experience comes through. She is also approachable and accommodating. The course content is very relevant and easy to understand, while the business library provides more real life lessons.

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Jasmin Dhillon

The course materials are helpful! I really enjoyed the BABOK guide as well as the masterclass drill questions. They really allow you to assess your knowledge...

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The course materials are helpful! I really enjoyed the BABOK guide as well as the masterclass drill questions. They really allow you to assess your knowledge and are great prep for the exam. I really have to thank the team for their excellent customer service! They immediately followed up on my emails, and are kind and supportive.

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Great course for preparing ECBA exam and become BA

Weihao Li

The course is great, it helps you thoroughly understand the BABOK guide. The instructor is very helpful, she not only gives detail feedback to assessment but...

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The course is great, it helps you thoroughly understand the BABOK guide. The instructor is very helpful, she not only gives detail feedback to assessment but also helps in your career development. If you want to pass ECBA exam and become BA, this is the course you should take.

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ECBA Master Class - Very Helpful

Debra Austin

I had already completed the Business Analysis Pathway Course for my ECBA, really enjoyed it and learned a lot. However, what I liked about the ECBA Master Cl...

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I had already completed the Business Analysis Pathway Course for my ECBA, really enjoyed it and learned a lot. However, what I liked about the ECBA Master Class is that it really focused in on the types of questions that I needed to know for the IIBA exam. One thing to keep in mind is that the Master Class uses the BABOK wording more or less exactly as written; however, for the IIBA exam the concepts are the same, but the questions and answers are written without using the exact BABOK wording; therefore, it is good to really know the concepts.

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Excellent Exam prep resource!

Oghenerukevwe Atebefia

I feel this course and the provided material was more than adequate in prosecuting the desired endeavor of passing the ECBA exam. I think this is a good star...

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I feel this course and the provided material was more than adequate in prosecuting the desired endeavor of passing the ECBA exam. I think this is a good starting point that can only improve with practice and continuous reference. The responsibility of practice unto perfection now lies on my part.

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Great Exam Prep

Melissa Lukas

The class helped me prepare to take my ECBA exam. I really liked having so many sample questions to test my knowledge.

The class helped me prepare to take my ECBA exam. I really liked having so many sample questions to test my knowledge.

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Enlightening

Brenda Jeche

Very good and informative course enjoyed every session and the portal has all required information

Very good and informative course enjoyed every session and the portal has all required information

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BA Pathway course

Iurie Ciornei

Good and comprehensive course, with complex quizzes, which prepare very well for the exam. This is a good overview of the first part of BABOK guide. Thank ...

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Good and comprehensive course, with complex quizzes, which prepare very well for the exam. This is a good overview of the first part of BABOK guide. Thank you for this course!

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Very good and detailed content.

Jeanne-Mari Benn

Enough depth per chapter with regards to content. Easy to follow and understand.

Enough depth per chapter with regards to content. Easy to follow and understand.

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ECBA Master Class Review

Ben Parrish

Great online course with very knowledgeable instructor who explains the content and concepts clearly and always with relevance on how this applies in the rea...

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Great online course with very knowledgeable instructor who explains the content and concepts clearly and always with relevance on how this applies in the real world of business analysis plus mindful of what is expected and asked in the IIBA Exams.

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