PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp
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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: In person classes: 4 days; Anytime Learning: eight 4.5 hour sessions. Prices depend on the mode chosen. Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.
Overview:

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 credentials who have been awarded the PMI-PBA in order to help others focus on the critical areas to study and prepare for 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.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE

  • 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 all 35 Contact Hours needed to apply for certification.

 

We Guarantee Success
We guarantee that you will pass the PMI-PBA exam if you follow our study advice and take the exam within 3 months of the class.

Special offer: We are dedicated to the certification goals of our customers. If you would like a refresher or do not pass your exam, you can retake the class at no charge (space permitting and travel not included). You are responsible for all materials for the retake. If you took our class covering the previous exam version, you may take our new class for the cost of the new materials. Please notify us in writing if you would like to schedule a retake.

Pre-requisites:
  • 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 35 of the required 35 contact hours needed. 
  • A separate application to take the PMI-PBA examination is required.
  • We recommend that participants begin their PMI-PBA application before taking this course, although it is not necessary.
  • We recommend students read the PMI-PBA Handbook and PMI-PBA Examination Content Outline prior to class.
  • For maximum preparation value, students should be prepared to take the exam within 3 months of taking the course.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Audience:

All who wish to pass the PMI-PBA® certification exam and become a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®).  Provides the required 35 contact hours.

 

Development Units:
PDUs: 35
CDUs: 35
CEUs: 3.5
Format:

FORMAT/MATERIALS

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.

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

Our In-Person, Virtual, and Anytime Learning classes all use the same materials:
       

  • Comprehensive 400+ page PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide loaded with key terms, tips, and techniques to help you prepare for the PMI-PBA exam. Rated the #1 PMI-PBA Prep Guide on Amazon.com.
  • 90-day subscription to our PMI-PBA Online Study Exam simulator (with over 800 randomized questions and detailed answer explanations).
  • PDF (virtual) or hard-copy (in-person) of the PMI-PBA Study Tables, an overview of the PMI-PBA domains in a comprehensive and detailed, yet highly visual package.
  • In-class exams with realistic practice questions and answer explanations.
  • Class discussions that dissect practice questions to learn how to analyze and answer them.
Content:

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

Planning

  • 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

Analysis

  • 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

Evaluation

  • 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
Note:

Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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