- Manager: Deirdre Kohler
All courses are IIBA endorsed, giving you up to 36 professional development units (PDU's) required when applying for certification.
Being certified can help you get you ahead in your business analyst job hunt.
Take your time and learn when it best suits you, without the pressure of monthly subscriptions.
Let us support your success in 2019! We have a special offer for registered learners of $299. A massive reduction from our normal price of $599. We provide live webinars, mentoring, online tests and support to help you obtain your IIBA certification. The course is suited for ECBA, CCBA and CBAP certification seekers.
Why such a great price? As we have successfully been conducting classroom training, we decided to open online training platform too! You get the best price, for the same quality training, all from the comfort of your home!
"I got certified!"
I took the Business Analysis Pathway course and, using the knowledge I had gained, I applied for my ECBA certification and passed! The course was instrumental in building, not only my understanding of the BABOK guide, but giving me the confidence to lead and influence in my organisation. I now plan to refer back to the course to prepare for my CBAP certification. This learning has really been a career game changer for me. I encourage anyone who wants to advance their business analysis career to start with this.
"I highly recommend this course..."
The Business Analysis Pathway Course provides a clear, easy to follow outline of BABOK best practices and techniques and provides a BA with an excellent theoretical structure against which to measure their organisation’s current BA practice. For me personally it showed where I need more rigour in my approach, and gave me the tools to develop that rigour. Deirdre is an authoritative and interesting presenter, and I enjoyed the variety of material and the case studies she used.
" Exceptional value for money..."
Deirdre took on the challenge of working with a group of BA’s who ranged in experience from brand new to senior. With her thoughtful personal presentations, well developed online course and the opportunity to test and try ideas with the group, she covered all the learning-types and needs. Each lesson provided new ways to approach old problems, and an outstanding grounding in the BABOK. Deirdre was a very thoughtful presenter and worked hard to develop confidence and skills within the learning group. I would recommend Agora’s approach to BABOK learning as transformative, and exceptional value for money for any organisation.
"Immediate applications at work..."
As a veteran IT Analyst, the course was a great opportunity to work with other people with a variety of backgrounds in both IT and business, to understand the Business Analysis as it fits into Business Strategy, Implementation and better Business outcomes. The mixture of in class blended learning with real world examples coupled with online review not only lends itself to preparing for CBAP exams, it immediately had applications at work. I am looking forward to working with others to demonstrate the value various Business Analysis tools and techniques enable the business.
"I recommend this course..."
The Business Analysis Pathway course focuses on giving all participants a good understanding of the content and semantics of the BABOK "toolbox". I feel that through this introduction to this internationally recognised standards, I have accumulated new foundational knowledge and I now feel more confident with my BA skills. The pace of the course was just right for me, allowing for some reflection and discussion time with other participants and for some exercises while learning the BABOK concepts. The online content and online quizzes were also a good way to anchor the new knowledge after attending the course. I recommend this course to all junior BAs.
"More opportunities with this knowledge..."
Deirdre made the course more enjoyable than I expected, the real-life scenarios enabled me to connect the theory to workplace. As Deirdre’s understanding of the training group grew, she introduced more learning methodologies to assist in the learning journey from consciously incompetent to unconsciously competent. I would highly recommend Deirdre and her BABOK course to those new/experienced to Business Analysis. I can see ahead that there are more opportunities with this knowledge than without.
The Business Analysis Pathway
Course is a simple, fast-paced and targeted to help learners understand the BABOK® Guidev3 using a fictional
business scenario. The course is designed to help learners obtain the 36hrs of Professional Development Points (PDUs) needed to apply for for ECBA™ certificate or higher.
This course is conducted online by means of live webinar sessions. The online trainer is a qualified CBAP™. Agora Insights is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider. The Business
Analysis Pathway Course is an IIBA® Endorsed Course.
We have several courses that you could take. These range from purely online material to classroom training. It all depends on what you want to do and how you like to learn.
If you are planning to learn only the BABOK guide in preparation for your CBAP,CCBA and/or ECBA then have a look at the Business Analysis Pathway Course (BAP). This course if primarily online, includes webinars and preparation tests. You will earn 36PDU towards your IIBA certification.
If you are wanting to elevate your skills in developing requirements, while earning 20 PDUs and aligning with the BABOK Guide, then Quality Requirements Programme is you best choice. This course is primarily conducted in the classroom, using business scenarios, with online tests to complete.
To take an online course costs US$599. There are specials from time to time, so please look out for any promo codes. Another way of getting hold of specials is to ask your IIBA chapter if they have any coupons available. For those residing in New Zealand, kindly send us an email to obtain your promo code discount.
Courses are non-refundable. You can only begin the course once you have paid the course fees. Your paid course registration entitles you to a one year subscription. This means you will have access to the training materials for a year from signing up.
Yes, if you are wanting to obtain your certificate, you need to provide a copy of identity as well as a photo. LinkedIn profiles are acceptable, once reviewed by the administrator for authenticity. In some cases we might request a reference check. It is best to verify your identity at the beginning of the course to avoid any disappointment.
You can watch recorded webinars and try online tests as many times as you like, during your paid year subscription. The tests provide you with a score. If you take the test again, it will still retain your original score and add your latest test as a new score. The system will take your highest score to mark you.
Once you have registered then the subscription is for your learning only. Certificates are only available to qualified registered learners.
Learners will receive a certificate of achievement from Agora Insights International on successful completion of the courses which will qualify them for 36hrs towards professional development units with the IIBA™ .
Before you can take ECBA®, CCBA® or CBAP® exams, you need to have completed up to 36hrs professional development units. Agora Insights offers these PDUs through our IIBA™ Endorsed Training Courses. Once you have successfully completed our course(s), you can confidently start your certification process with the IIBA™.
ECBA®, CCBA® or CBAP® exams are conducted via the IIBA™ and you are required to be registered and take the exam directly through them. Agora Insights Ltd is not liable for the application and/or results of any IIBA™ certification applied for. However, because we keep our platform open to you for 1 year, you will be able to study for as long as needed to confidently complete your IIBA™ exam.
Learners should have their own copy of the BABOK® Guide v3. This can be obtained via the IIBA™ website and is a separate cost to the Agora course costs. The learner is expected to read the appropriate chapter prior to the webinar sessions, to better help understand what the trainer is saying during the webinar.
Once you have met all the course criteria, you will be eligible for your certificate. Certificates are sent digitally. Should you wish to have a physical certificate issued, there will be an additional $70 fee. Make sure that you have all the correct details on your registration and user profile to ensure that the correct certificate is issued.
If you miss one or more of the live sessions, you can simply login at a later time to watch the webinar. The time you are online is recorded. Once you have met the required watching time, your hours will be updated accordingly.
After every workshop and/or online session, a mentor will be available for a limited time to help learners
with any additional questions / concerns. This is conducted through online chat at scheduled times. Learners
are encouraged to give feedback online. While in the live webinar, learners can ask questions and make suggestions related to the chapter.
There is also a chat platform where learners can address each other and share questions and answers.
There is a site administrator that can assist with technical challenges with the platform.
The demand for Business Analysts is projected to grow at a very impressive 14% between 2016 - 2026*. The fastest way to differentiate, enjoy the top of the pay-scale and escape dilution is through IIBA certification, and expertise that comes from successful business analysts.
Don't just wait in line, be ready to put yourself ahead of the rest?
*Source: The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics