International Institute for Learning, Inc.
Business Analysis
Prep Course for PMI?s Professional in Business Analysis
(PMI-PBA)® Certification Exam

Preparing Candidates for PMI's Professional in Business Analysis Certification
Print Download PDF
Traditional Classroom
Course No.: 8974
Duration: Four 8-hour day sessions plus three hours of Interactive On-Demand learning 
Credits: 35 PDUs  •  3.5 CEUs
35 PD Hours  •  35 CDUs
Virtual Classroom / On-Demand Learning
Course No.:

1092
Eight 4-hour virtual instructor-led sessions plus three hours of Interactive On-Demand learning
Duration:
Credits: 35 PDUs  •  3.5 CEUs
35 PD Hours  •  35 CDUs
Prerequisites:

This course is suitable for people who are experienced in the practice of business analysis and who wish to prepare for the PMI-PBA® Exam sponsored by PMI® as long as the PMI-PBA® application qualifications listed at the end of this document are met.

   
Course Level:

Intermediate /Advanced

 
 

About the Program
The course provides targeted exam preparation support for PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis exam candidates, including a content review of PMI®’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, a review of the PMI-PBA® reference books, and an exam preparation tutorial.  You will be given a Study Guide that you can re-use to assess your knowledge gaps as part of your Personal Action Plan. Your score on this for each Knowledge Area can be compared to your results on the quiz at the end of each course module to guide your study efforts.

Who Should Attend
Individuals who are planning to sit for the Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) exam sponsored by PMI®.

Performance Focus

  • Knowledge Gap Assessment
  • Targeted exam preparation support
  • Content review (Tasks and Techniques)
  • Exam Preparation Tutorial
  • Practice quiz after each Knowledge Area

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate content and structure familiarity of PMI®’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  • Differentiate among the five business analysis domains in the project life cycle
  • Identify knowledge gaps using module practice exams
  • Improve their probability of passing the PMI-PBA® Exam

Course Overview

Module 1: Foundation Concepts for PMI-PBA® Prep

  • PMI-PBA® and the Business Analysis Profession
  • PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis Certification and PMI-PBA® reference books
  • Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  • Five domain areas of business analysis
  • PMI-PBA® Exam – the Challenge

Introduction to Business Analysis in Projects

  • Overviewing business analysis
  • How organizations implement business analysis
  • Business analysis in projects
  • Business analyst and project manager relationships
  • Requirements definitions and types
  • Practice quiz

On-Demand Segment 1: Define the Business Problem (Pre-work for Needs Assessment)

  • What is a business problem?
  • Communicate the business problem
  • Establish the vision of the solution
  • Define the product scope

Domain 1: Needs Assessment

  • Overviewing the Needs Assessment Domain
  • Identifying problem or opportunity
  • Assessing current state, goals, and objectives
  • Recommending action to address business needs
  • Conducting a feasibility study
  • Assembling the business case
  • Practice Quiz

Domain 2: Business Analysis Planning

  • Overviewing the Business Analysis Planning Domain
  • Conducting or refining stakeholders’ analysis
  • Examining the business analysis and project plans
  • Writing the business analysis plan
  • Planning the business analysis work
  • Practice Quiz

On-Demand Segment 2: The Elicitation Plan (Pre-work for Part I: Elicitation)

  • What is Elicitation?
  • Overview of Elicitation
  • The Elicitation Plan
  • Stages of an Elicitation Session

Domain 3: Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Part I: Elicitation)

  • Overviewing the Requirements Elicitation and Analysis Domain – Part I: Elicitation
  • Eliciting information and exploring the Elicitation Plan
  • Preparing for elicitation
  • Conducting elicitation activities
  • Using structured elicitation techniques
  • Practice Quiz

On-Demand Segment 3: Overview of Requirements Analysis (Pre-work for Part II: Analysis)

  • What is analysis?
  • Requirements analysis techniques
  • Modeling approaches
  • Types of analytical modeling

Domain 3: Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Part II: Analysis)

  • Analyzing requirements
  • Modeling requirements
  • Documenting requirements
  • Exploring guidelines for writing requirements
  • Confirming and verifying requirements confirmation
  • Validating and approving requirements
  • Practice Quiz

Domain 4: Traceability and Monitoring

  • Overviewing the Traceability and Monitoring Domain
  • Examining the Traceability Matrix
  • Baselining approved requirements
  • Exploring the requirements life cycle
  • Managing requirements change
  • Practice Quiz

Domain 5: Solution Evaluation

  • Overviewing the Solution Evaluation domain
  • Planning for solution evaluation
  • Applying metrics
  • Determining what to evaluate
  • Examining acceptance reviews and criteria
  • Evaluating long-term solution performance
  • Practice Quiz

Exam Application/Preparation Process Tutorial

  • Applying for the Exam
  • Studying for the Exam
  • Sitting for the Exam
  • Reviewing your Knowledge Gap
  • Practice Exam
  • Study Guide – a reliable learning aid

Course Summary and Next Steps

PMI-PBA® Certification Criteria

With a high school degree, Associate’s degree or global equivalent, you need five years or 7500 hours of experience as a business analyst within the past 8 consecutive years. With a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, you need three years or 4500 hours of experience as a business analyst. You also need 2000 hours of work on project teams within the past eight consecutive years. You need 35 hours of business analysis education.

For more information, go to: www.PMI.org.

 
©2000-2017 International Institute for Learning, Inc.