Business analyst certification for beginners

Entry level business analyst certification – ECBA

Entry level business analyst certification – ECBA

IIBA ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis) is for entry level business analysts and does not require any prior experience. This is the level 1 certification by IIBA for business analysts.

Now, IIBA has four levels of certifications. We have discussed these New IIBA Business Analyst Certifications in one of the previous posts.

In this post, I am going to tell you about the Level 1 certificate known as ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis).


Purpose of this certification to standardize the Business Analyst knowledge at the entry level. This was a much needed certification required to help professionals, who wish to enter the Business Analysis role.


There are no pre-requisites for appearing for this certification. You don’t need to have any prior experience as a business analyst. It’s an exam-based certification.


To earn the ECBA® designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years.
  • Signed Code of Conduct.

ECBA Exam details

The ECBA® exam is 1 hour long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The questions are basic multiple choice that test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding defined by the competencies for this level 1 certificate in the IIBA Certification Framework. The guiding book is the BABOK v3.

Certification Knowledge and Skills

The certificate exam will need you to have the requisite knowledge as per BABOK v3 and the distribution is as follows:

  1. Business Analysis Knowledge – 25%
  2. BABOK® Guide Knowledge – 75%

The Level 1 exam will test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the above components within the BABOK® Guide v3, specifically:

Business Analysis Knowledge
Business Analysis & the BA Professional 2.5%
Underlying Competencies 5%
Business Analysis Key Concepts 5%
Techniques 12.5%
BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring 5%
Elicitation & Collaboration 20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management 20%
Strategy Analysis 5%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 24%
Solution Evaluation 1%

For more details on ECBA Certification, visit the following:

Business Analyst Certification for beginners – ECBA Certification

Would like to know about type of questions expected in ECBA Certification exam:

ECBA Sample Questions with Answers and Explanations

About Techcanvass

Techcanvass is an IT certifications training academy for professionals offering courses in Business Analysis, automation testing and analytics. We are an IIBA Endorsed education provider (EEP) and iSQI authorized training partner for conducting business analyst certification courses.

ECBA Training with job readiness package

24 Comments. Leave new

  • Soumya Ranjan Sarangi
    November 23, 2016 12:58 am

    I am interested for the ECBA certification, kindly help.

    • Hi Soumya,
      Can you tell me if you have any specific questions? You can send it to me. Anyways I have asked my colleague Gitesh to send you more details about the ECBA certification course.

  • Manisha Sharma
    November 27, 2016 5:41 pm

    Hello there,
    Thank you for the details. I am planning to move to doing Business Analysis. I have 7.5 years of experience in IT server administration. Thankfully, this certificate is there for the foundation level. I am trying to gather information about it. Does result appear immediately after the exam? I haven’t found any information about this. It will be really great if I can know this.

    • Hi Manisha,
      The result is available to IIBA within 24 hours and that is updated against your profile in IIBA member portal. The moment, it gets updated there, you will get an intimation.
      Hope this answers your question. Do let us know in case you need any other info

  • Satyam Kumar Singh
    December 21, 2016 6:14 am

    Hi Sir,
    I want to take on ECBA program. I want to know few things-
    1) How much is the fee for exam in rupees?
    2) I have read that fee for IIBA member is less, so it’s better to first become IIBA member and then give the exam?
    3) As I am Noida, Delhi NCR, I am only eligible for online training, so how my queries will be resolved?
    4) And is ECBA certification is valid for Canadian government?
    Pl reply soon.
    Best Regards
    Dr Satyam Kumar

  • techcanvass345
    January 31, 2017 10:29 pm

    I have forwarded your request to Gitesh. He will send you more details. His email id is

  • How long is the certification valid? Is it for 2 years or so?

  • Anindita Paul
    June 8, 2017 3:30 pm

    Hi, I would like to know about the examination centers. I am based out of Pune. So where in Pune exactly can I appear for the exam?

  • Hi
    I am from IT background and would like to switch over my career and become a Business Analyst.
    After completing ECBA certification, will I be eligible to apply for jobs??

    • techcanvass345
      August 31, 2017 9:15 pm

      Hi Tanpreet,
      Just now Brijesh has replied to you and he will connect you to the right person, who can provide you proper guidance. Thanks for writing to us

  • Hi,
    1. I would like to know that, Am I eligible for ECBA, I have just 1yr of experience in IT.
    2. As M from Delhi, so how do i manage the classes ?
    3. Fees Structure ?
    4. Will you people provide mock test ?

    • techcanvass345
      September 1, 2017 5:34 pm

      Thanks Sonali for contacting us. You are eligible for ECBA as there is no experience required for ECBA.
      We conduct live online training led by an Instructor. You can interact with the trainer in real-time.
      We do provide ECBA practice tests with 600+ questions for 10 days FREE. You can buy the access for more days, if needed.
      I have sent you an email, in case you have any further questions

  • Hi,
    1. I would like to know that, Am I eligible for ECBA, I have just 1yr of experience in IT.
    2. As M from Delhi, so how do i manage the classes ?
    3. Fees Structure ?
    4. Will you people provide mock test ?
    5. Send me your website link so that i can apply.
    Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!1

  • Hii….I have 6+ years of experience as an SharePoint admin.
    What will the cost of ECBA level 1 certification ?

    • Hi Riaz,
      The cost for the Live online course is INR 13,900 (if you avail of Early bird offer, else it is INR 15,500/-
      Where are you located?

  • After completing ECBA certification, will I be eligible to apply for jobs?

    • Yes, as the course covers both the practical skills as well as certification aspects. You will be in a good position to apply for jobs.

  • Hi I want to know the full details of ECBA what is the fee for exam and where i want to apply and training class details

  • Hi,
    I have 2yrs of working experience in IT background as a Software developer now majoring marketing in B school, aimed to land up in IT for BA roles. Can you please suggest entry level BA program online studies.And exam, fee details

  • Hello there,
    I am join a company as BA ( entry level) I want to get deep knowledge in Business analysis..
    Which certification is good ? ECBA Or CBAP?
    Want to know the full details about ECBA.
    How be the Member of IIBA?

  • Hi,
    I am interested in ECBA course. But i don,t have an IT background. Am I eligible for ECBA?
    Is it going to be difficult for me to clear this certification ?
    And do i have any scope in BA if i am able to clear the certification.


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