PMI-PBA Exam Preparation

Stand out in the business analysis and project management industries by becoming a certified PMI-PBA®. Accelerate your career growth and support your organization with the following resources from Watermark Learning.

Download Free PBA WorksheetWatermark 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 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the BABOK® Guide. 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 are also 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. 

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PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp


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 comes with a free 90-day subscription to our acclaimed PMI-PBA Online Study Exam for focused reinforcement and realistic practice after class.

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PMI-PBA Online Study Exam

PMI-PBA Online Study Exam

These self-paced programs adapt as you progress in your exam preparation. Contains Warm-Up exams to get started, a Drill section, and a full PMI-PBA exam simulator. Detailed feedback and summary results are provided. Plus, it's cloud based, so you can access it from any computer or device—anywhere!

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PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide

PMI-PBA Study Guide

This comprehensive study guide provides expert tips from PMI-PBA® credential holders. There are currently fewer than 200 PMI-PBA certificationss worldwide! This PMI-PBA study guide helps you readily master all of the domain areas and focus your study time. Contains hundreds of tools, practice exam questions, and answer explanations. Comes with a trial subscription to the PMI-PBA Online Study Exam.

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PMI-PBA Study Tables

PMI-PBA Study Tables

Our PMI-PBA Study Tables give you an overview of the PMI-PBA domains in a comprehensive, detailed, and highly visual package.

These colorful, robust tables are designed for independent study or for use with study groups or training classes. They also are a valuable aid on the job as a quick-reference resource.

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How to Talk BA

How to Talk BA

This handy-sized resource summarizes over 300 critical BA terms and includes examples to clarify and make the terms practical. References to the BABOK Guide v3, PMI® BA Practice Guide, and other top BA books are also included. It is a great resource for all levels and anyone associated with business analysis. Use it to prepare for your CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, or PMI-PBA exam and on-the-job!

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Solange Bedran, PMI-PBA, MBA

"I would like to thank the RBN (Rodrigo Neves) — Watermark’s representative in Brazil — for their support with my studies. I have done the on-line remote course and have used the PMI-PBA Certification guide, Study tables and Simulation exams, that I consider to be very helpful Watermark’s resources. I have spent 2 months studying and I successfully passed the PMI-PBA exam on the first attempt!"
—Solange Bedran, PMI-PBA, MBA, Electrical Engineer (Brazil)

Paul N. Scott, PMP, PMI-PBA

"I would like to thank Watermark Learning for their invaluable assistance helping me to pass the PMI-PBA exam on my initial try. Especially helpful was the Watermark PMI PBA Certification book (Study Guide). The material was very representative of what was asked on the exam and prepared me well to answer the questions. Taking the simulated exams in the Study Guide helped me see where I needed to improve and what I was ready for. The most helpful aspect was that I was relaxed going into the exam because I felt like I knew what to expect. Thanks again Watermark!"
—Paul N. Scott, PMP, PMI-PBA (United States)

Jason Greatrex, PMP, PMI-PBA, ITIL

"I found your PMI-PBA study guide and online exam tool invaluable to my success in achieving my PMI-PBA this year. Thank you!"
—Jason Greatrex, PMP, PMI-PBA, ITIL (Canada)

Diane Smith, PMI-PBA

"I found the Watermark PMI-PBA Boot Camp to be instrumental in my success of passing the PMI-PBA exam. The materials are spot-on and to the point! The PMI-PBA Certification manual was my favorite! Thank you Watermark!"
—Diane Smith, PMI-PBA (United States)

Justin Snider, PMI-PBA

"I just received my PMI-PBA! Watermark Learning’s PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp played a large role in my success. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. Combined with the study guide and exam simulator, I was confident and well prepared."
—Justin Snider, PMI-PBA, Modern Woodmen of America (United States)

Barb Allen, PMI-PBA, CSPO

"I passed the PMI-PBA exam today.  I credit my success to the excellent Watermark materials. I purchased the PMI-PBA certification book and the practice exams from Watermark. The on-line exams were great, and it was interesting and helpful to see the domain areas where my weaknesses were.  The book was big and heavy, but oh, so worthwhile; the format was perfect (type size).  I loved the mnemonics, they were easy to remember. Great materials!"
—Barb Allen, PMI-PBA, CSPO (United States)


"I have multiple high level certifications, and I do not impress easily. Having said that, I will tell you that the combination of your training guide by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson, coupled with your online training, was very very valuable in me passing my PMI-PBA test on the first try. I will definitely use your services again."
—Jerry Foley, PMP, PMP-PBI, RTPM, ITIL, CCNA, MCSE (United States)

Flavia Guarnieri, PMP, PMI-PBA

“The PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp provided by Watermark was instrumental in achieving my certification. It gave me a clear idea of how to prioritize the topics for studying; the study tables provided an easy way to memorize all that I needed; the online exam simulations are really close to the real exam; and I gained lots of insights that I have been using in my daily activities. It was great to get accurate information from the knowledgeable instructor and to exchange experiences with my classmates in a virtual environment.”
—Flavia Guarnieri, PMP, PMI-PBA (Canada)

John A. Rush IV, PMP, PMI-PBA

"Without Watermark's PMI-PBA Study Guide, I would not have been successful. It is very evident that the Larsons are much attuned to what is needed to pass the PMI-PBA exam."
—John A. Rush IV, PMP, PMI-PBA (United States)

Abumehjan Mohamed, PMP, PMI-PBA, MBA

"The Online Study Exam tool paved me on the road toward success with the PMI-PBA exam. Without such tool, it would be a total mess on the real exam from my side. It's help me to strengthen the areas that I have weaknesses in in Business Analysis, spotting the areas where I should focus and pay more attention. I salute your efforts in creating such a valuable tool."
—Abumehjan Mohamed, PMP, PMI-PBA, MBA (Sudan)

Enid T. Vargas Maldonado, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA

"Today I passed the PMI-PBA exam. I would like to let you know that the handbook and simulator were very good resources. The instructors did a great job! I strongly recommend Watermark’s materials."
—Enid T. Vargas Maldonado, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA (United States)
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