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This live-instructor led 8 week online course is for people who would like to get prepared for the ECBA exam and gain a foundation level understanding and real-world practical skills of the core Business Analysis concepts, methodologies and techniques. Next start: Enquire



At the end of this Live-Instructor Led 8 Weekends Business Analysis Foundation Course you are proficient in the foundation business analysis skills with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Business Analyst.

You will also be well prepared for the ECBA exam. This is an essential course for any new or junior Business Analyst.


This course consists of 8 weekly live-instructor led 2 hour long lessons with additional practical real world examples, downloadable PDF student notes, ECBA mock exam and online quizzes. 

Next start date: Enquire 

You have full access to an online tutor assigned to you on the course. They will provide you with assistance, answer your questions and provide assignment feedback. 

During the 8 weeks of live-instructor led weekly lessons, you will also be asked to complete practical assignments every week, receive access to course materials, mock tests and example case studies.

This course is a great building block to start your preparation for Professional Certification exam: IIBA® ECBA®.

This course is IIBA® Endorsed and you will earn 21 PD hours / CDUs upon successful completion.

Entry Requirements: None





Introduction to Business Analysis

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Who is the BA?
  • Key Terms
  • Requirements Classifications
  • Stakeholder Types

Techniques overview:

  • Brainstorming 
  • Business Cases  
  • Estimation 
  • Financial Analysis 

Planning Business Analysis

  • Plan Business Analysis Approach
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Plan Business Analysis Governance 
  • Plan Business Analysis Information Management
  • Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

Techniques overview:

  • Benchmarking & Market Analysis 
  • Business Rules Analysis 
  • Collaborative Games 

Requirements Elicitation

  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation

Techniques overview:

  • Interviewing 
  • Workshops 
  • Observation 
  • Reviews 

Confirm and Communicate

  • Confirm Elicitation
  • Communicate Elicitation Results

Techniques overview: 

  • Functional Decomposition 
  • Stakeholder List, Map or Personas 
  • Lessons Learned 

Manage Stakeholders

  • Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Trace Requirements

Techniques overview:

  • Backlog Management 
  • Dataflow Diagrams 
  • Data Modelling

Prioritise Requirements

  • Maintain Requirements
  • Prioritise Requirements

Techniques overview:

  • Decision Analysis
  • Interface Analysis
  • Item Tracking 

Change in Requirements

  • Assess Requirements Change 
  • Approve Requirements

Techniques overview:

  • Balanced Scorecard 
  • Business Capability Analysis 
  • Business Model Canvas 

Strategy Analysis

  • What is Strategy Analysis?

Techniques overview:

  • Data Mining 
  • Focus Groups  
  • Vendor Assessment 

Requirements Analysis & Design Definition

  • Specify & Model Requirements 

Techniques overview:

  • Glossary
  • Non-functional requirements analysis
  • Organizational Modelling 
  • Process Modelling 

Specify and Model Requirements

  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Define Requirements Architecture

Techniques overview:

  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Use Cases & Scenarios
  • User Stories
  • State Modelling 

Define Design Options

  • Define Design Options
  • Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution

Techniques overview:

  • Roles & Permissions Matrix
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Prototyping 
  • Process Analysis
  • Metrics & Key Performance Indicators

Evaluating solutions

  • What is Solution Evaluation?

Mock ECBA Exam - 100+ Multiple Choice Exam Style Questions

    How it works


    Once you enrolled in the Live ECBA Prep Course - Business Analysis Foundation Course you will receive everything you need to start preparing for our live training sessions.

    You will receive the details of your individually assigned certified tutor who will be available to answer any questions during your training. The course works as follows:

    • The weekly course lessons are designed to cover everything you need to know for the ECBA exam.
    • During the course you will have access to your instructor via the live-weekly training and our BAE Portal messaging which allows you to ask questions and receive individualised feedback from your assigned tutor in an ongoing basis.
    • Each live-weekly lesson has one or two multiple choice quizzes for you to complete using the online learning platform. These are designed to enhance your learning and knowledge gained after each live-weekly lesson.
    • Your course also contains a lot of additional videos, student notes and case studies to read and learn from. Student notes and case studies are downloadable as PDF files.
    • This course refers to the BABOK Guide chapters throughout and is a great way to align your skills and experience in a practical way to the international industry standard.

    8 Weekend Live Training Sessions (2 hours per week)

    Our 8-weekend live weekly lessons are designed to maximise your understanding of Business Analysis whilst you prepare for the ECBA exam. You have 12 months from enrolment during which time you can review previous recorded sessions and study for the ECBA using additional included resources as part of your live training.

    Tutor Support & Assignment feedback

    You have full online access to your assigned tutor for questions as you progress through each week's lesson materials.

    Learning Management Portal

    All of your course resources will be available via our BAE Learning Management Portal. It is a user friendly and easy to use online platform that you can access from any where in the world and from any device.




    This course is IIBA® Endorsed and you will earn 21 PD hours / CDUs upon successful completion.


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