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  • 16.5 hours of high quality e-learning content
  • 6 case studies and 3 simulation tests
  • Courseware aligned to IIBA's 2016 CCBA release

Course description

  • What’s the focus of this course?

    Our CCBA® training program is designed to ensure that you pass the CCBA exam on your first attempt.
    CCBA® is a globally recognized credential offered by IIBA to professionals who pass the CCBA® exam. Based on the BABOK® Guide Version 3 , the certification course is a formal recognition of a business analysis practitioner’s expertise. A certification in CCBA® will attest to your expertise and knowledge in the practices and principles of business analysis.

  • What are the course objectives?

    By the end of this training, you will:
    • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to pass the CCBA® certification exam
    • Understand Business Analysis Key Concept and Business Analysis Core Concept Model
    • Advanced Knowledge of identifying, defining, assessing and completing various elements of business analysis tasks.
    • Be able to perform 30 business analysis tasks in 6 knowledge areas.
    • Understand 50 business analysis tools and techniques.

  • Who should take this course?

    The CCBA® certification training is ideal for business analysts who are keen on taking their skills and expertise to a new level in order to be able to provide optimal solutions for business development. This certification is best suited for:
    • Business Analysts
    • Professionals aspiring to be a Business Analyst

Course preview

    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to IIBA® and CCBA® Certification 12:57
      • 1.1 Introduction to CCBA® Certification12:57
    • Lesson 02 - Introduction to BABOK® V3 18:12
      • 2.1 Introduction to BABOK® V302:41
      • 2.2 Business Analysis10:16
      • 2.3 Competencies of a Business Analyst
      • 2.4 Techniques referred to by BABOK® V304:25
      • 2.5 Quiz
      • 2.6 Key Takeaways00:50
    • Lesson 03 - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 32:29
      • 3.1 Introduction to Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring10:58
      • 3.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement10:09
      • 3.3 Plan Business Analysis Governance02:55
      • 3.4 Plan Business Analysis Information Management02:30
      • 3.5 Identify Business Analysis04:35
      • 3.6 Quiz
      • 3.7 Key Takeaways01:22
      • 3.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 04 - Elicitation and Collaboration 33:40
      • 4.1 Introduction to Elicitation and Collaboration03:01
      • 4.2 Prepare For Elicitation03:39
      • 4.3 Conduct Elicitation19:09
      • 4.4 Confirm Elicitation Results01:51
      • 4.5 Communicate Business Analysis Information01:55
      • 4.6 Manage stakeholder collaboration02:59
      • 4.7 Quiz
      • 4.8 Key Takeaways01:06
      • 4.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 05 - Requirements Life Cycle Management 38:58
      • 5.1 Introduction to Requirements Life Cycle Management05:48
      • 5.2 Trace Requirements04:07
      • 5.3 Maintain Requirements03:01
      • 5.4 Prioritize Requirements12:44
      • 5.5 Assess Requirements Changes04:36
      • 5.6 Approve Requirements06:32
      • 5.7 Quiz
      • 5.8 Key Takeaways02:10
      • 5.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 06 - Strategy Analysis 58:25
      • 6.1 Introduction to Strategy Analysis04:33
      • 6.2 Analyze Current State14:19
      • 6.3 Define Future State18:11
      • 6.4 Assess Risks07:21
      • 6.5 Define Change Strategy12:30
      • 6.6 Quiz
      • 6.7 Key Takeaways01:31
      • 6.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 07 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 1:03:37
      • 7.1 Introduction to Requirements Analysis and Design Definition05:35
      • 7.2 Specify and Model Requirements30:43
      • 7.3 Verify Requirements04:58
      • 7.4 Validate Requirements03:12
      • 7.5 Define Requirements Architecture03:54
      • 7.6 Define Design Options05:40
      • 7.7 Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution07:19
      • 7.8 Quiz
      • 7.9 Key Takeaways02:16
      • 7.10 Case Study
    • Lesson 08 - Solution Evaluation 37:54
      • 8.1 Introduction to Solution Evaluation04:26
      • 8.2 Measure Solution Performance05:33
      • 8.3 Analyze Performance Measures07:42
      • 8.4 Assess Solution Limitations04:28
      • 8.5 Assess Enterprise Limitations08:07
      • 8.6 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value06:25
      • 8.7 Quiz
      • 8.8 Key Takeaways01:13
      • 8.9 Case Study
    • CCBA® : Course Feedback
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  • How do you become CCBA® certified professional?

    To become a certified CCBA® professional, you will have to undergo formal CCBA® training from an Endorsed Education Provider like Simplilearn and successfully pass the CCBA® Exam.

  • What are the prerequisites for the CCBA® certification?

    Prerequisites for the CCBA® certification:
    A minimum of 3750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last seven years of which a minimum of 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
    A minimum of 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
    Two references from a career manager, client, or CBAP® recipient


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The quality and structure of the content, as well as the e-learning delivery, were excellent!

It is by far the best course I have taken through Simplilearn. Double thumbs up!

Course advisor

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

Tim Jerome is an international project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor with over 10 years of experience in addition to his extensive project management consulting experience.


  • What is CCBA® Certifications?

    International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) provides Certified Business Analysis Professional (CCBA®) to the candidates who have successfully completed the examination based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide Version 3).

  • Where can I get the BABOK® book to study?

    IIBA members receive a complimentary copy of the BABOK® Guide Version 3 PDF. If you are an IIBA member, you can download BABOK Version 3 for your individual reference from IIBA website. Non-members can purchase a copy of the BABOK® Guide Version 3 PDF for 29.95 USD.

  • Can I refer to any other resources or reference documents for the concepts other than BABOK® Guide?

    The BABOK® Guide is the ideal resource and provides most of the reference material. We also recommend Simplilearn’s CCBA® Certification course materials which is highly focused on the exam.

  • Where can I access the practice exams? Does the IIBA® provide practice tests?

    Simplilearn is an Endorsed Education Provider and offers CCBA® exam simulations / mock test papers. We provide over 450 questions in our CCBA® Online Study Exam. The IIBA® does not provide sample tests.

  • What is the procedure for the exam signup and how much does it cost?

    It’s a two-step process.
    1. You need to submit your application with the application fee (non-refundable). You need to pass the initial screening process for the CCBA® exams.
    2. Once the IIBA® assesses your qualifications for the exam, you should schedule a date for the exam with the official testing agency. You will receive an email with the instructions once your reservation is approved. You can visit for the complete process.
    Exam fee structure:
    1. The application fee is $125 USD and is not refundable (i.e. regardless of whether your application is approved or declined).
    2. The exam fee is $325 USD for IIBA members and $450 USD for non-members.

  • What is the structure of the CCBA® BABOK® 3.0 exams?

    The CCBA® exam 3 hours long and consists of 130 multiple choice quotations. The quotations are scenario based. The exam assesses the candidates’ practical applications of the defined competencies for this level 2 certification in the IIBA® Certification framework.

  • Version 3.0 exam consists of how many questions?

    CCBA® exams consist of 130 multiple choice questions.

  • What is the percentage required to pass the CCBA® exam?

    The IIBA® has not published the percentage yet.

  • After you complete the application how long does it take to get approved?

    IIBA® notifies you that your application is being processed within two weeks of receiving the application. The IIBA® then assesses the application for completeness of the certification requirements. The IIBA® will notify you of the results within 21 days of receiving the application via email.

  • Is it mandatory to have experience in all of the knowledge areas to apply?

    You require 900 or more hours in at least 4 of the 6 core Knowledge Areas to apply for CCBA® certification.

  • How the questions are distributed across the knowledge areas?

    Shown here are the percentages of questions on different knowledge areas in the CCBA® tests.
    • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring is 12%
    • Elicitation and Collaboration is 20%
    • Requirements Life Cycle Management is 18%
    • Strategy Analysis is 12%
    • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition is 32%
    • Solution Evaluation is 6%

  • Is it necessary to complete the required 21 hours of PD?

    21 hours of training is required before you submit your application. However, you do not need to upload the course certificate with your application.

  • Do I need to retake the exams to remain certified?

    You do not need to re-take an exam unless your certification has lapsed.

  • I want to know more about the training program. Whom do I contact?

    Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or Request a Call Back to have your query resolved.

  • Certification Process

    Simplilearn has a well-defined certification process that helps you face the challenges of the IT world.  You need to meet following conditions to unlock the certificate –
    • You need to complete at least 85% of the course or attend one complete batch
    • If your course has simulation exams you will need to complete it with the minimum passing score.
    • You need to submit a project and get it approved by our panel of Subject Matter Experts.
    • In case your project is rejected, our subject matter experts would provide all necessary help to clear the project in your next attempt.

  • Who are our Faculties and how are they selected?

    All our trainers are working professionals and industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience.

    Each of them have gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and training demo before they are certified to train for us.  

    We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt.

    They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

    They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed.

    Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls.  

    We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Disclaimer
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