PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp

Download PDFIn 2014, PMI® announced their certification to accredit Business Analysis professionals, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®. The creation of this certification confirms the growing importance of the Business Analysis discipline and the professionals who utilize the skill set to achieve success in their change initiatives.

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills that they must possess to successfully pass the exam, while at the same time improving their own skills in business analysis. Throughout the course, students will experience a complete journey through the five knowledge areas of Business Analysis, understand the activities, skills and techniques that an analyst must know, and its relationship with the project management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide. Practical workshops and sample questions will help students assimilate the knowledge areas and gain an understanding of the exam structure.

By attending this course, students will be prepared to take the PMI-PBA® certification exam and receive 28 hours of professional development credit.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Know and understand the functions of business analysis and its relationship with project management
  • Practice and use common techniques in business analysis, in each of the different domains
  • Understand how to conduct business analysis based on the context of the project (agile vs. traditional)
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in the course in their daily work
  • Reduce study time to be certified with resources and study aids
  • Sit successfully for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis® certification exam

Get our instructor, Ali’s, perspective on the exam in her My PMI-PBA Exam Journey and Study Tips blog post.

Course Outline


  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Business analysis and project management
  • PMI®
  • The PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI-PBA certification

Preparation for the Exam

  • Requirements
  • Application and study process
  • Exam
  • Renewal of certification

Domain 1: Needs Assessment

  • Definition of the business need or opportunity
  • Development of the value proposition
  • Identification and analysis of interested parties
  • Techniques and skills
  • Practical exercises and preparation of exam sample questions

Domain 2: Planning

  • Review of business case and project objectives
  • Strategy for traceability of requirements
  • Development of the Requirements Management Plan
  • Change control in requirements and documentation control
  • Business metrics and acceptance criteria
  • Techniques and skills
  • Practical exercises and preparation of exam sample questions

Domain 3: Analysis

  • Eliciting requirements
  • Analysis of requirements
  • Evaluation of options and product capabilities
  • Creation of baseline requirements
  • Write, validate and obtain approval of requirements specifications
  • Techniques and skills
  • Practical exercises and preparation of exam sample questions

Domain 4: Traceability and Monitoring

  • Traceability of requirements
  • Requirements monitoring
  • Update and communication of requirements status
  • Techniques and skills
  • Practical exercises and preparation of exam sample questions

Domain 5: Evaluation

  • Validation of test results of the solution
  • Identification and communication of gaps and deltas
  • Obtain approval of the solution
  • Evaluate the deployed solution
  • Techniques and skills
  • Practical exercises and preparation of exam sample questions
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Length 4 days
Intended Audience

Business Analysts, Project Managers, Systems Analysts, Functional Analysts, Product Owners, business users, team managers, IT managers, team members and, in general, any person who, due to their professional needs, is interested in obtaining the PMI-PBA® certification or wants to improve their skills in Business Analysis.

Prerequisites Attendees should read the PMI Guide to Business Analysis and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide prior to attending and bring copies with them to the boot camp. There are no specific requirements to attend this course; however, we recommend that students have met the experience requirements in order to sit for the exam. For a listing, please visit PMI’s website.

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