Last month, I attended the PMI Global Congress in Phoenix, AZ, and of course one of the hottest topics at the congress was the PMI-PBA credential. With the announcement of the PMI-PBA pilot recipients, there are now 185 PMI-PBAs worldwide and that number is expected to grow quickly!
With so few who’ve passed the exam so far, everyone has a lot of questions on how to best prepare for the exam. Here are some of the questions and answers that came out during the PMI Global Congress.
When is Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (BA Practice Guide) coming out?
According to what we heard from the PMI Global Congress, PMI’s BA Practice Guide will be available starting December 1, 2014. It will be a free download for PMI members for six months and then will be a for purchase publication. See more details.
Will the BA Practice Guide help prepare for the PMI-PBA exam?
Yes. The Business Analysis Practice Guide addresses best practices in business analysis aligning tools and techniques to the domain and tasks of the examination.
Will emphasis on traceability in the PMI-PBA exam continue?
No. PMI has been developing new questions for the exam bank with the goal of developing a broader range of questions. Traceability will still be important to study; however, be sure to study all of the PMI-PBA domains and tasks to ensure you are well-prepared for the breadth of the exam.
Where can I find information on what the examination covers?
PMI has provided an Examination Content Outline that provides details on the domains and tasks with domains along with tools and techniques covered. This is a high-level view of business analysis but does provide insights to knowledge a candidate needs to have for certification success.
Does PMI have any other resources for PMI-PBA preparation?
Yes, PMI has published a Reference List of materials useful in preparing for the PMI-PBA examination.
What resources does Watermark Learning have to help me in preparing for the PMI-PBA examination?
Watermark Learning has been working hard since the PMI-PBA credential was announced to bring you great study materials. See below for resources and availability. Join PMI-PBA list to be the first to get announcements of new resources available.
- PMI-PBA Online Study Exam
- PMI-PBA Application Worksheet
- PMI-PBA Preparation Boot Camp
- PMI-PBA Study Tables
- PMI-PBA Study Guide