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PMI-PBA® Certification Study Guide

This comprehensive study guide provides expert tips from PMI-PBA® credential holders! Contains hundreds of tools, practice exam questions, and answer explanations.

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Business Analysis Industry Certification

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Are you ready to stand out in the business analysis and project management industries by becoming a certified Professional in Business Analysis? PMI® recently announced their new PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification. Accelerate your career growth and support your organization with the following resources from Watermark Learning.

Watermark Learning has consistently provided top-quality, results-oriented training in both project management and business analysis for over 20 years—longer than most of our competitors. Watermark Learning principals Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson were volunteers that contributed to both the PMBOK® and the BABOK® Guides. With the advantage of our multidisciplinary expertise and longstanding experience, you can count on Watermark Learning to help you achieve your certification goals.

Elizabeth and Richard Larson were also are part of the select team that contributed as lead authors to PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, one of the references for the PMI-PBA exam. 

Study with the experts!

Step 1: Learn about PMI-PBA Exam and apply.


Requirement Details
BA Experience 4,500 hours over past 8 years (Bachelor's) OR 7,500 hours over past 8 years (High School)
Domain 2,000 hours of BA Experience hours working across BA domains on project teams over past 8 years
Education High School or College Degree
Professional Development 35 hours
References None Required
Additional Signed Code of Conduct
Fees $405 exam fee ($555 for non-members)
Renewal Once every 3 years; need 60 PDUs for renewal

Step 2: Get started with your PMI-PBA certification preparation. Read the PMI-PBA Study Guide, PMBOK Guide, BABOK Guide, and other recommended resources.

Study Guide

Business Knowledge Areas (CBAP/CCBA)

PMI Domains (PMI-PBA)

Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring (19.33%)

Planning (22%)
Elicitation (14%) Analysis (35%)
Requirements Management & Communication (16%)

Traceability (15%)
Enterprise Analysis (15.33%) Needs Assessment (18%)
Requirements Analysis (19.33%) Analysis (35%)
Solution Assessment & Validation (16%) Evaluation (10%)

Step 3: Get your required 35 hours of BA training.

Step 4: Finalize your study and preparation. Quiz yourself using flashcards and study tables, review your notes from class, and take lots and lots of practice exams.

Step 5: Take the exam and earn your PMI-PBA!

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