Business Analyst Certification Overview

Business Analyst Certification

Business Analyst

The role of a Business Analyst is to act as the intermediary between stakeholders and project teams, operating within a company’s policies, structure, and operations to propose solutions that facilitate the achievement of the company’s objectives.

Business Analysts collaborate closely with IT to enhance the quality of services and products under development or being delivered.

IIBA®’s Business Analyst Certification Toronto, CBAP certification, as well as, PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) is the most popular and globally recognized designations for Business Analysts. We help professionals develop the skills to be proficient in business analysis, while getting them prepared to pass these exams.

Business Analyst Training

Business Analyst Training focuses on the 6 knowledge areas as defined in The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide Version 3:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements Management & Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Assessment & Validation

In addition, students will gain thorough understanding of the following perspectives of BA through this Business Analyst Course:

  • Agile
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Process Management

The Business Analyst Training helps you gain the practical knowledge and skills required to increase efficiency in everyday BA tasks and process improvement. There is a great demand for the Business Analyst Certification Toronto, as the recent survey showcased that IT project manager, Business Analyst and software engineers are some of the most demanded job prospects in Canada. An extensive Business Analyst Courses Toronto can offer the necessary information required to become a certified Business Analyst.

Top Business Analysis Training Courses offered by Education Edge

• IIBA’s Entry Certificate in Business Analysis:

This certification is designed for entry-level, or business analysis with less experience. 21 hours of professional training credits are required to be eligible for the exam.

• IIBA’s Certification of Competency in Business Analysis:

This is a level-two of IIBA certification that showcases the applicant’s ability to apply concepts learned in the BA courses – to practical scenarios.

• IIBA’s Certified Business Analysis Professional:

This certification shows the authority of business analysis and the ability to lead others. This globally-renowned IIBA credential is designed for individuals with extensive BA experience.

• PMI’s-Professional in Business Analysis:

This certification is for business experts who work with/on programs or projects. This certification significantly validates a business analyst’s skill set and technical expertise in BA concepts.

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Business Analyst Certification Features

  • Education Edge is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider® and PMI-REP®. Our course content and material has been built based on IIBA and PMI’s standards along with input from industry experts in addition to our own experience of helping hundreds of professionals score above proficiency on their first attempt.
  • Tips and guidance for completing IIBA and PMI’s Exam Application Process.
  • All course materials are delivered by CBAP certified, experienced industry professionals, having many years of management and consulting career in Fortune 500 Companies.
  • Weekly exams / quizzes to assess comprehension and absorption of material to identify and address gaps before moving forward.
  • 2 full scale exams during the course and another 4 once the course completes to gauge your readiness to sit for the exam.
  • Access to our student blog to leverage discussions, interactions and advise from past students who have successfully cleared the exam.
  • Experience sharing session from students who have cleared the CBAP & PMI-PBA exams in recent months.
  • 40 PDUs to fulfill the application requirements or to renew your credentials or other existing certificates.

Certification Criteria for CBAP® and PMI-PBA® Designations

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

To earn the CBAP® certification, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with BABOK® Guide in the last 10 years.
  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas.
  • Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development in the past four years.
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient.
  • Signed Code of Conduct

To qualify for the PMI-PBA® credential, candidates must have one of the following sets of education and experience:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or
  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.


Exam details for the IIBA-CBAP designation:

Here is a breakdown of the major knowledge domains covered by the IIBA-CBAP exam, with an approximate percentage of how many questions are dedicated to each domain:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (14%)
  • Elicitation and Collaboration (12%)
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management (15%)
  • Strategy Analysis (15%)
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition (30%)
  • Solution Evaluation (14%)

The CBAP® exam is 3.5 hours long and consists of 120 multiple choice questions.

Exam details for the PMI-PBA designation:

Here is a breakdown of the major knowledge domains covered by the PMI-PBA exam, with an approximate percentage of how many questions are dedicated to each domain:

  • Needs Assessment (18%)
  • Planning (22%)
  • Analysis (35%)
  • Traceability & Monitoring (15%)
  • Evaluation (10%)

The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.


Are there any possible substitutions to the application requirements

No, you must meet all of the requirements as outlined in the CCBA® Handbook (as applicable) to be eligible to write the respective exam.

Will IIBA be very Severe verifying experience
Exam candidates and designation recipients may be audited to verify/validate work experience and other information provided in the application.
What are the criteria used to validate experience?
Work experience must be related to business analysis, performing tasks as per A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). See the CCBA® Handbook for complete guidelines.
My work experience includes tasks other then those meeting the certification requirements. Should i include all my experience from the present back to my first Business Analysis (BA) Experiences within the last 7 (for CCBA)
As per the instructions in the application, only business analysis specific work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide is considered. Documenting more hours than the minimum required is recommended. In addition, gaps in work experience years are not considered as long as the requirement is met. Overlaps in work experience and/or extra hours are reviewed to ensure the number of hours is appropriately documented and feasible.
What qualifies for the 21 hours of required training in the past four years?
All IIBA endorsed courses qualify for the Professional Development requirement. Other courses may qualify as long as they meet the professional development criteria specified in the handbooks.
Am i eligible to appear for CBAP or PMI-PBA exams or weather this is the right certification for me?

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