The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) is a credential for business analysts offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). IIBA is a nonprofit professional association founded in 2003 to promote the field of business analysis. According to the organization, the ECBA “covers the foundational knowledge on business analysis … and showcases that you have the core knowledge and competencies for the in-demand field of business analysis.”
ECBA is, as its name implies, an entry-level certification, but that doesn’t mean you can just jump into it cold. You’ll need to complete a certain number of approved training hours before you can apply to take the exam. You’ll probably also want to supplement your training with additional resources in preparing for the exam. Here, we dive into the details of the ECBA, and discuss whether an ECBA certification is worthwhile for your career; but first, let’s look at where ECBA fits into the landscape of IIBA’s credentials, and learn about the body of knowledge ECBA-certified business analysts are expected to master.
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