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PMI-PBA® Certification Exam Boot Camp

Course Code: 1621
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$2695

Overview

The world is moving towards project-based work. The job roles of business analysts and solution builders are intermingled with project environments and project management. The PMI Professional in Business Analysis® formalizes the importance of business analysis work as part of project management. The course thoroughly discusses the five domains and the 28 tasks that are covered by the exam, helping participants prepare for the PMI-PBA exam and expand their business analysis skill set.

“PMI-PBA” and “PMI Professional in Business Analysis” are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Prepare for the PMI-PBA certification exam
  • Process groups commonly used in business analysis work
  • Master business analysis power groups and knowledge areas
  • Learn 35 business analysis processes
  • Understand eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating and verifying requirements
  • Learn business analysis terminology
  • Understand your specific business analysis strengths and weaknesses

Outline

  • The value of business analysis
  • Common vocabulary
  • Foundation elements
  • Business analysis processes
  • Business analysis process groups
  • Business analysis knowledge areas
  • Business analysis tailoring
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs)
  • Organizational process assets (OPAs)
  • Definition of a Business Analyst
  • The Business Analyst’s influence
  • Key competencies for Business Analysts
  • Identify problem or opportunity
  • Assess current state
  • Determine future state
  • Determine viable options and provide recommendation
  • Facilitate product roadmap development
  • Assemble business case
  • Support charter development
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis
  • Determine stakeholder engagement and communication approach
  • Conduct business analysis planning
  • Prepare for transition to future state
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Assess business analysis performance
  • Determine elicitation approach
  • Prepare for elicitation
  • Conduct elicitation
  • Confirm elicitation results
  • Determine analysis approach
  • Create and analyze models
  • Define and elaborate requirements
  • Define acceptance criteria
  • Verify requirements
  • Validate requirements
  • Prioritize requirements and other product information
  • Identify and analyze product risks
  • Assess product design options
  • Determine traceability and monitoring approach
  • Establish relationships and dependencies
  • Select and approve requirements
  • Manage changes to requirements and other product information
  • Evaluate solution performance
  • Determine solution evaluation approach
  • Evaluate acceptance results and address defects
  • Obtain solution acceptance for release
  • Analytical skills
  • Expert judgement
  • Communication skills
  • Personal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Tool knowledge
  • The PMI professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) Application
  • Exam requirements
  • Exam overview
  • Preparing for the exam
  • Understanding the questions
  • Taking the exam
  • General tips to help you through the process
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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, there are specific eligibility requirements to appear for the PMI-PBA certification exam.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in business analysis and/or project work will see substantial career enhancement by earning the PMI-PBA®. This course is highly recommended for –

  • Business customers, users and partners
  • Business analysts
  • Business system analysts
  • Project managers or team leaders
  • System architects or designers
  • IT managers/directors
  • System or application developers
  • QA professionals
  • System testers
  • System analysts
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skills

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Certification

The PMI-PBA Certification carries a high level of professional credibility as it recognizes individual expertise in business analysis as well as the tools and techniques used to improve the overall success of projects. The certification shows that the individual can wear both the Business Analyst and Project Manager “hat” within a project.

To appear for the PMI-PBA certification exam, participants need to meet specific eligibility criteria, as below –

With High school diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalent With Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent
Minimum Business Analysis experience 7,500 hours within the past 8 years 4,500 hours within the past 8 years
Project team experience* 2,000 hours within the past 8 years 2,000 hours within the past 8 years
Business Analysis Education 35 hours 35 hours

 

* If you have a PMP® or PgMP® you do not need to show any project team hours, your credential covers the hour requirements. Also, you can overlap your BA experience requirement with your project experience requirement, if applicable.

Once you start the application process you have 90 days to complete it. It takes five business days for an electronic application to be reviewed. Individual paper applications take 10 business days and corporate paper applications take 20 business days. You cannot schedule your exam until your application has been approved and fees have been paid. If you are audited, you must present a higher level of detail related to your business analysis experience and will have 90 days to respond. You will not be eligible for certification until your audit is complete. PMI reviews audit materials in 5-7 days. You have one year to take the exam after you application has been approved and you can retake the exam three times during that year.

The PMI-PBA exam details are as below –

Exam Name Project Management Institute’s Professional in Business Analysts (PMI-PBA) certification exam
Number of scored questions 175
Number of unscored questions 25
Exam duration 4 hours

Exam is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey, both are optional

 

The exam content with its weightages is as below –

Domain Weightage
Domain 1: Needs assessment (5 tasks) 18%
Domain 2: Planning (6 tasks) 22%
Domain 3: Analysis (8 tasks) 35%
Domain 4: Traceability and Monitoring (5 tasks) 15%
Domain 5: Evaluation (4 tasks) 10%
Total 100%

 

“PMP” and “PgMP” are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.