ECBA®, CCBA®, CBAP® & CPRE® Foundation Level
Business Analysis Certification is becoming a very important part of any Business Analyst’s career these days. Many Business Analysts around the world are actively pursuing professional certifications in Business Analysis to progress their careers. They are also realising that this is becoming a mandatory qualification level to remain competitive within their roles.
Which Business Analysis Certification should you pursue?
Although there are a few certifications available in different countries around the world the IIBA® ECBA, CCBA®, CBAP® and the IREB CPRE Foundation Level Business Analysis Certifications are the most widely known and is gaining more and more recognition worldwide. Countries where these are already the most popular include: Australia, US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and many others not mentioned here.
- New ECBA Certification – This certification is the brand new entry-level certificate that is now accessible to people with no practical Business Analysis work experience. Formally the ECBA™ is known as the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis. Learn more about the brand new entry level IIBA ® Certificate.
- CCBA ® – The Business Analysis Certification – CCBA® is best suited for Business Analysts with approximately 2.5 years of pure Business Analysis experience.
- CBAP ® – The CBAP® Business Analysis Certification is best suited for more experienced Business Analysts where they have at least 5 years of pure Business Analysis experience.
With all the Business Analysis Certification options you must have at least 21 (ECBA, CCBA ®) and 35 (CBAP ®) Professional Development hours, proof of the experience (CCBA ®& CBAP ®) and some references to support your application before the IIBA ® will accept your application to sit for the exam. Business Analysis Certification Our Online Advanced Training Program is tailored made to support Business Analysts in their preparation for the Business Analysis Certification of their choice – the ECBA, CCBA ® or CBAP ®.
Business Analyst Certification & Accreditation Australia
Business Analysis Excellence is Australia’s best value training provider in the field of business analysis. As an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, we’re already required to uphold the high standards required of this status, and in fact we go far beyond the minimums.
We deliver high quality online training at the most affordable cost of any Australian training provider in this field. Our entire faculty is composed of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing excellence in everything they do.
Our training programs also offer better inclusions compared to typical course offerings. We provide students with a full 12 months of access to our online learning resources, and we also provide access to 1:1 coaching for every student via Skype, telephone, or email. This makes us unique among Business Analysis training providers in Australia.
A Personal Message From Esta Lessing, Company Founder
I established Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd after working as a Business Analyst for 18 years in South Africa, the UK, and Australia. In that time I had the good fortune to apply my business analysis skills across a wide range of industries.
My experience showed me that not everyone working with the title of Business Analyst really understood the primary roles and responsibilities of the profession. I also noticed that many organizations didn’t have a good understanding of the value a professional Business Analyst could provide to a business when applied correctly.
In 2007, I became the first female in the Australia/New Zealand region to achieve the CBAP designation. This was the first major step that empowered me to start making a difference by dedicating my passion for business analysis to help others get the best training opportunities, and to raise the profile of business analysis in Australia.
To achieve these aims, I embarked on a mission to bring online endorsed Business Analysis training solutions to the market based on real-world practical experience. This stands in stark comparison to the overpriced, generic, academically focused training that is rife in the education sector in Australia today.
The big problem with many of the traditional academic centres of learning in Australia that were offering Business Analysis training was that many of the trainers had never been a real world business analyst themselves. That’s actually still an on-going problem, and one of the best reasons why you should upskill with us instead.
My company only employs trainers with a solid background in the field of business analysis, and they also need to have demonstrated competence as trainers. This is how you can be sure you are getting high quality education from us.
Part of my business strategy also involved creating a pricing scheme that put this training within reach of anyone having the desire to achieve certification in Business Analysis. This was a big step away from the typical course providers that had pricing structured to cater exclusively to the corporate market. That pricing put training out of reach of individuals, and even worse, it was actually a barrier to all but the largest corporations bothering to seek the training for their staff.
This is why in addition to very many satisfied individual clients, we also cater to corporate clients who value the savings we offer and the high quality of the training we provide.
Why Obtaining Business Analyst Accreditation Is Good For You
When you obtain a certification from the IIBA it’s much more than just a piece of paper. Incidentally, when you attend our courses you will also receive a certificate of completion for each course you undertake. The IIBA certification is what you’ll receive after you pass your exam.
This certification establishes you as a professional Business Analyst. Even at the entry level, you are standing apart from the crowd because IIBA certifications are still relatively rare. Not many people hold them, and the certification has a high reputation.
To put it in perspective the comparison between an ordinary Business Analyst and a Business Analyst with IIBA business analysis accreditation is like the difference between an ordinary accountant and a CPA. The job function may be very similar, and in many cases identical, but the perception of the quality of the more highly qualified professional is greater.
The IIBA qualification is proof that you’re among the best in your profession, and this creates a perception of added value. Once you’re working in the role as a Business Analyst it’s up to you to actually deliver that added value, but since you’ll have excellent training you’re sure to make a strong impression.
Business Analysis Excellence provides various online training courses for business analysts including Babok Courses, Short BA Courses, Agile BA Courses, CBAP Courses & IT Business Analyst Courses. Also, there are few IIBA ertifications available around the world including CCBA Certification, CBAP Certification, BABOK Certification, ECBA Certification & IIBA Certification to progress their career as a Business Analyst. To find out more, get in touch and ask us anything. We are happy to answer your questions & to provide more information you need about our courses.
- Each student gets a CBAP ® level qualified tutor to support them with their IIBA® application, their online training courses (to earn the required PD hours & more) and any questions they may have about the training or certification itself.
- This program also includes comprehensive exam preparation questions, study guide and so much more. Read more about this Advanced Training Program and join students from around the world who is studying with us to achieve their ECBA, CCBA ® or CBAP ® certifications right now.