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PMI - PBA Certification Preparation Training

This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA℠) exam and help you make the most of the limited study time you have. 

Duration: Classroom - 3 Days | Virtual - 6 Days
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Why to Take This Course:

Want to make sure that you are ready for the PMI-PBA℠ exam and increase your odds of passing it on the first try?

This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA℠) exam and help you make the most of the limited study time you have.  The course was designed, created, and is taught by recipients of multiple certifications who have been through the PMI-PBA℠  in order to help others focus on the critical areas to study and to provide insights into the exam.

It is current with the framework of knowledge outlined by the PMI-PBA℠  Examination Content Outline and includes over 700 sample PMI-PBA℠  exam questions to make you ready and know what to expect come test time.  Additionally, you’ll learn test-taking tips and strategies, along with other practice exercises to reinforce the material.

Learn How To:

Through this course, you will:

  • Increase your confidenceand improve your chances of passing the PMI-PBA℠  certification exam
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the test
  • The small-class environment, group exercises, and hundreds of sample exam questions keep you engaged and aid in your retention and learning
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by credentialed instructors with extensive knowledge of the business analysis best practices. Our principals are authors of the upcoming PMI-PBA℠  Practice Guide
  • Trusted. Study with a firm that has helped hundreds of people pass the CBAP® exam and thousands pass the PMP® exam. We know how to combine learning with test preparation in an engaging way
  • Earn 35 PDU hours needed to apply and sit in the exam

Introduction to PMI-PBA Certification

  • Overview of certification process, requirements, and application tips
  • PMI-PBA℠ Exam overview
  • 21 proven exam-taking tactics and tips to reduce anxiety and increase results

Exam Content

  • 5 Domains
  • Business analysis terminology
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Needs Assessment

  • Define the business problem or opportunity
  • Determine the value proposition
  • Develop project goals
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Analyze stakeholders
  • Techniques
    • Decision making
    • Communication skills
    • Conflict management
    • Project methodologies
    • Stakeholder analysis
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review


  • Review business case
  • Define strategy for traceability
  • Develop management requirements plan
  • Plan requirements change control
  • Plan for document control
  • Define solution acceptance criteria
  • Techniques
    • Contingency planning
    • Development methodologies
    • Requirement management plan
    • Estimating tools
    • Planning tools and techniques
    • Schedule tools and techniques
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review


  • Elicit requirements
  • Analyze requirements
  • Perform gap analysis
  • Allocate requirements
  • Obtain requirements signoff
  • Write requirements specifications
  • Validate requirements
  • Elaborate and specify detailed requirements acceptance criteria
  • Techniques
    • Analytic Tools
    • Business Rule Analysis
    • Data analysis
    • Decision making
    • Elicitation tools
    • Interface analysis
    • Measurement tools
    • Organization assessment
    • Prioritization tools
    • Problem solving
    • Process analysis
    • Requirements types
    • Root cause analysis
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Traceability and Monitoring

  • Track requirements
  • Monitor requirements
  • Update requirements status
  • Communicate requirements status
  • Manage changes to requirements
  • Techniques
    • Backlog management
    • Change control
    • Reporting
    • Requirements traceability
    • Version controls
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review


  • Validate test results
  • Communicate solution defects
  • Obtain stakeholder signoff of solution
  • Evaluate solution value
  • Techniques
    • Lessons learned
    • Quality management
    • Validation tools and techniques
    • Verification methods
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Soft Skills

  • Techniques
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Conflict management
    • Facilitation tools
    • Leadership principles & skills
    • Negotiation
    • Political and cultural awareness
    • Systems thinking
  • Practice Exam Questions & Review

Test-Taking Strategies

  • The exam process: what to expect
  • Study and test tips
  • Creating your own test prep strategy
  • Discuss simulated “take home” exam and online study exam strategies
  • Re-certification
Format: To assimilate the vast amount of information needed to pass the PMI-PBA℠ exam, there is a mixture of lecture, discussion, exercises, and several practice exams in the course.  Be prepared to answer practice tests to simulate the exam, with discussions about why answers were correct or incorrect.  Many students find this one of the most helpful parts of the class.  You will also learn methods of recall and retention to help retain critical information needed to pass the PMI-PBA℠ exam.
Who Should Attend: All who wish to pass the PMI-PBA℠ certification exam and become a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA℠). Provides 35 PDUs.
  • Before taking this course, students should fulfill the Project Management Institute (PMI®) requirements of 4500 hours BA experience with 2000 hours working on project teams
  • This course provides the required 35 PDU hours needed to apply and sit in the exam
  • For maximum preparation value, students should be prepared to take the exam within 3 months of taking the course
What You Will Receive:

Both our Traditional and Virtual classes use the same materials:

  • Comprehensive study guide with PowerPoint slides and detailed notes to serve as both an in-class guide and on-the-job reference
  • Free 90-day subscription to our online PMI-PBA℠ study exam simulator (with over 700 randomized questions and detailed answer explanations)
  • In-class exams with realistic practice questions and answer explanations
  • Class discussions that dissect practice questions to learn how to analyze and answer them
  • Study table of tools and techniques included in the exam
  • Shipping out of India is payable at actual (for online courses).
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