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 CCBA 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 CCBA training, you will:
    • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to pass the CCBA certification exam
    • Understand Business Analysis Key Concepts and Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
    • Acquire 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 designed for individuals with some knowledge of business analysis and ideal for business analysts who are keen on taking their skills and expertise to a new level in order to provide optimal solutions for business development. This certification is best suited for:
    • Business Analysts
    • Professionals aspiring to become Business Analysts

Course Preview

    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to IIBA® and CCBA® Certification

      • 1.1 Introduction to CCBA® Certification
    • Lesson 02 - Introduction to BABOK® V3

      • 2.1 Introduction to BABOK® V3
      • 2.2 Business Analysis
      • 2.3 Competencies of a Business Analyst
      • 2.4 Techniques referred to by BABOK® V3
      • 2.5 Quiz
      • 2.6 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 03 - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

      • 3.1 Introduction to Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
      • 3.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement
      • 3.3 Plan Business Analysis Governance
      • 3.4 Plan Business Analysis Information Management
      • 3.5 Identify Business Analysis
      • 3.6 Quiz
      • 3.7 Key Takeaways
      • 3.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 04 - Elicitation and Collaboration

      • 4.1 Introduction to Elicitation and Collaboration
      • 4.2 Prepare For Elicitation
      • 4.3 Conduct Elicitation
      • 4.4 Confirm Elicitation Results
      • 4.5 Communicate Business Analysis Information
      • 4.6 Manage stakeholder collaboration
      • 4.7 Quiz
      • 4.8 Key Takeaways
      • 4.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 05 - Requirements Life Cycle Management

      • 5.1 Introduction to Requirements Life Cycle Management
      • 5.2 Trace Requirements
      • 5.3 Maintain Requirements
      • 5.4 Prioritize Requirements
      • 5.5 Assess Requirements Changes
      • 5.6 Approve Requirements
      • 5.7 Quiz
      • 5.8 Key Takeaways
      • 5.9 Case Study
    • Lesson 06 - Strategy Analysis

      • 6.1 Introduction to Strategy Analysis
      • 6.2 Analyze Current State
      • 6.3 Define Future State
      • 6.4 Assess Risks
      • 6.5 Define Change Strategy
      • 6.6 Quiz
      • 6.7 Key Takeaways
      • 6.8 Case Study
    • Lesson 07 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

      • 7.1 Introduction to Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
      • 7.2 Specify and Model Requirements
      • 7.3 Verify Requirements
      • 7.4 Validate Requirements
      • 7.5 Define Requirements Architecture
      • 7.6 Define Design Options
      • 7.7 Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
      • 7.8 Quiz
      • 7.9 Key Takeaways
      • 7.10 Case Study
    • Lesson 08 - Solution Evaluation

      • 8.1 Introduction to Solution Evaluation
      • 8.2 Measure Solution Performance
      • 8.3 Analyze Performance Measures
      • 8.4 Assess Solution Limitations
      • 8.5 Assess Enterprise Limitations
      • 8.6 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value
      • 8.7 Quiz
      • 8.8 Key Takeaways
      • 8.9 Case Study
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Exam & Certification

  • 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

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of this course?

    Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free CCBA® Exam Questions Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

Course Advisor

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

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.


Betsy Parrott
Betsy Parrott Project Manager at Baxter BioPharma Solutions

I have enrolled in CCBA course certification from Simplilearn. The course curriculum is very specific to certification. The trainers are expert and have sound knowledge on the subject. The customer support is excellent.

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Molly Woodruff
Molly Woodruff Crew212 at Keyot

This course was very detailed, it helps individuals taking the course understand what Business Analyst do, and how they can be the best Business Analyst.

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Kelly Griffith
Kelly Griffith

A very professionally delivered and superbly structured course. The segments were easy to follow and genuinely interesting. I highly recommend this course.

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Arielle Le
Arielle Le

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

Scarlet Bowen
Scarlet Bowen

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


    • What is CCBA®?

      The Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) is the accreditation given by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) to 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 the 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 are 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.
      • You need to submit your application with the application fee (non-refundable). You need to pass the initial screening process for the CCBA exams.
      • 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:
      • The application fee is $125 USD and is not refundable (i.e. regardless of whether your application is approved or declined).
      • 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 questions that 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 2 of the 6 core Knowledge Areas or 500 hours in 4 of the 6 core Knowledge Areas to apply for CCBA certification.

    • How are the questions distributed across the knowledge areas?

      The percentages of questions on different knowledge areas in the CCBA tests are:
      • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring - 12%
      • Elicitation and Collaboration - 20%
      • Requirements Life Cycle Management - 18%
      • Strategy Analysis - 12%
      • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition - 32%
      • Solution Evaluation - 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 retake an exam unless your certification has lapsed.

    • I want to know more about the CCBA 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.

    • What is the 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 will provide all necessary help to clear the project in your next attempt.

    • Who are our instructors 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 has 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 remain on our faculty.

    • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

      Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. 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.

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