PMI-PBA Online Course

A complete course to make you successful Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA®)

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  • Approved for 35 Contact Hours PDU Certificate
  • 60+ hours of Classroom Style Videos using interactive whiteboard session
  • 90 days e-learning access
  • 900+ Assessment questions
  • Easy returns, 7 days 100% money back guarantee

Overview

Key Feature:

  • Approved for 35 contact hours PDU certificate
  • 60+ hours of classroom style videos using interactive whiteboard session
  • Quizzes after each lesson
  • 900+ Assessment questions includes:
    • 2 Full length simulation exams
    • Practice questions for each business analysis domain
    • Practice questions for business analysis tools & techniques and for knowledge & skills
  • 90 days e-learning access
  • Goal based study approach, check Video
  • Easy returns, 7 days 100% money back guarantee

You will also get support through the journey of training right up to certification using:

  • Our expert trainers stay personally connected with you at every step of your PMI-PBA®
  • Exclusive forum access where participants can share their learned and practical experiences. Forum is ideal to get expert tips for the exam
  • Support in Filling PMI-PBA® Application Form
  • Alternate Saturday real time WeBEx interaction with trainer to clarify doubts related to examination

We do value the PMI-PBA® aspirant’s probes for the examination, and with regular interaction on forum and clarification sessions, we are committed to make you ready for the examination from very beginning.

Content Outline

iZenBridge Professional in Business Analysis is completely based on PMI-PBA® content outline

We chronologically arranged the logical division of the course, PMI-PBA® Course content that makes studying pattern simple.

  • 1. Introduction: It includes the introduction of PMI-PBA® course and how to develop the study plan for the PMI-PBA® exam.
  • 2. Business Analysis Domains: Included a High-Level view of business analysis domains. It will give an overall view of the exam across domains.
  • 3. Need Assessment: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® need assessment domain. It will help you to know the flow of Need Assessment in business analysis.
    • The chapter explores an overview of:
    • Why on-going analysis of external and internal business environment is needed
    • How to investigate the Problem & Opportunity
    • Assess the current state of the organization,
    • Identification of stakeholder’s hopes and fears for the present and conceptual situation and
    • Develop a Business Case that is aligned with MOST (mission, objectives, strategies and tactics) of the organization.
  • 4. Planning: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® planning domain as per the content outline of the exam.
    • The chapter has videos for following:
    • Set the Expectations with Sponsor, Team and Key Stakeholders
    • Work to understand the context and project characteristics enough to ensure planning activities are sufficiently sized for the situation
    • Develop Estimation Context of business analysis activities
    • Gain Buy-In & Support for business analysis process
  • 5. Elicitation and Analysis: This is the chapter has videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® elicitation and analysis domain:
    • Iterative work to plan, prepares, and conduct the elicitation of information from Stakeholders
    • Analyse and document the result of that work
    • Eventually, define a set of requirements in sufficient detail to enable the definition and selection of the preferred solution
    • Use Elicitation Techniques and apply many analysis models to support the elicitation and analysis activities
  • 6. Traceability & Monitoring: Conceptual learnings through videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® traceability and monitoring domain:
    • Identify deliverables that will be traced during project life cycle
    • Collaborate about how the traceability process will be conducted
    • Track requirements to ensure requirements are delivered as stated
    • Update a requirement’s status and record changes to track requirements towards closure
    • Manage changes to requirements
  • 7. Evaluation: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA evaluation domain:
    • Help in identifying metrics to evaluate the solution
    • Facilitate the solution evaluation to produce summary report for the go/no-go business and technical decisions when releasing an entire solution or a segment of it
    • Help in identifying point of diminishing returns
    • Facilitate in identifying new or changed requirements, which may lead to solution refinement or new solutions
  • 8. Need Assessment – Tools & Techniques: It has videos of various tools & techniques which are especially useful in Need Assessment Domain.
  • 9. Business Analysis Tools and Techniques: When coming to the business analysis environment, Business Analyst uses many tools to investigate and analyse situations, PMI-PBA® content outline lists approx. 80 tools which the test taker should be familiar with. This chapter includes rest of the videos not covered in Need Assessment Tools & Techniques.
  • 10. Understanding Business Analysis in Project Environment with PMBOK® GUIDE FIFTH EDITION: The goal of PMI-PBA® is to prepare professionals who can do better business analysis and requirement management in business and project environment. And to ensure the same; PMI-PBA® content also covers many of the project management concepts and knowledge areas. We have carefully selected materials from PMBOK® GUIDE FIFTH EDITION and made a collection of videos which gives a good idea of business analysis in a project environment.
  • 11. Business Analysis in Agile Environment: PMI Research has shown that more and more software projects are using agile, so this set of content introduces agile to business analyst. It also gives them an idea of capturing requirement in agile projects. Topics like User Stories, Product Backlog refinement and prioritization, are elaborated at full length.
  • 12. Extended Learning Materials: Approx. 6 hours of extended video content is added to cover many business analysis topics in detail to help you in clarifying concepts in more detail.
  • 13. Support Videos: This section has PMI-PBA® FAQ videos. It also includes a section to apply your PDU certificate. A particular chapter is added for the assistance in filling PMI-PBA® application.

Learning Schedule

PMI-PBA Learning schedule

FAQs

Q. What is a Business Analysis?
A. Business analysis is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to:
1. Determine problems and identify business needs.
2. Identify and recommend viable solutions for meeting those needs.
3. Elicit, document, and manage stakeholder requirements in order to meet business and project objectives.
4. Facilitate the successful implementation of the product, service, or end result of the program or project.
5. In short, business analysis is the set of activities performed to identify business needs and recommend relevant solutions; and to elicit, document, and manage requirements.Source:Business Analysis for Practitioners, a Practice Guide

Q. What is PMI-PBA?
A: PMI-PBA is an accredited PMI® Professional in Business Analysis Certification and PMI defines business analysis as the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to determine problems and identify business needs; to identify and recommend viable solutions for meeting those needs; to elicit, document, and manage stakeholder requirements in order to meet business and project objectives; and to facilitate the project team with the successful implementation of the product, service or end result of the project or program. While managing requirements is one critical part of the larger business analysis function, the process of business analysis often begins before project initiation, and extends beyond project closure, to ensure that expected benefits are realized. Regardless of whether a project manager or business analyst has responsibility, being good at these related functions is essential to ensure successful delivery of projects and programs.

Source: PMI-Pulse-Requirements-Management-In-Depth-Report

Q. What is iZenBridge PMI-PBA classroom program:
A. iZenBridge classroom program is designed to build an individual expertise in business analysis and that is required both in project management and business analysis to utilize in their projects and programs.iZenBridgeclass room program is developed as per the knowledge and task driven guidelines provided by PMI to perform to the industry wide standard in the role of a business analysis professional.This program will help you to learn essential areas, necessary to pass the globally recognised examination, and in mastering the five domains of business analysis and 28 tasks and in grasping the 40 business knowledge and skills.The examination is ‘experience based’, therefore we do understand that simply memorizing the content is not the best indicator, therefore our program accommodates both the practical and learned experience in the business analysis.

Q. Who should join the program:
A. Any professional who work in projects and program including project and program managers, who perform business analysis in their role:

  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Domain Specialist
  • Systems architects or designers
  • IT managers/directors
  • QA professionals
  • Systems testers
  • Business customers, users, or partners
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skill

Q. Do I need to be a designated business analyst to apply for PMI-PBA certification?
A: No, Business analyst designation is not a mandate for PMI-PBA Certification.

PMI®recognizes if you are a part of a business analysis irrespective of your designation. You may be a system engineer or a project manager but if your work activities are as per the content outline of the PMI-PBA this then makes you eligible for this certificate.

Q. Is PMP® a prerequisite for PMI-PBA?
A: No, you don’t need any PMI®Certification as a prerequisite for PMI-PBA Course.

Q. How much does it cost?
A: PMI-PBA costs you same as PMP®. If you are a PMI®member, the examination will cost you 405 USD and to non-members it would be 555 USD. This is just an examination cost. The PMI-PBA Training and examination prep material cost would be an add-on as per your requirement of classroom or online training.

Q. What is the eligibility criterion?
A: The eligibility criterion of PMI-PBA is grouped under two types:
Experience- If you have a bachelor’s degree or a global equivalent, then you need to have an experience of 3 years in business analysis. This means you are required to have 4500 hours of experience in 3 years duration doing activities associated with the business analysis. – If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, then you need to have an experience of 5 years rather than of 3 years. PMI® also requires you to demonstrate you have worked on a project for at least 2000 hours. These 2000 hours implies you need to show you were doing business analysis, which later turned into a project environment. This is because PMI-PBA is launched with the goal that we need to do an effective Business analysis to get project successful. Business Analysis Education You need to acquire 35 hours of Business Analysis Education, which can be achieved by enrolling in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or approved Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s).

Q. What is the course outline?
A. PMI® has grouped business analysis activities under 5 domains:
1. The first set is aNeed Assessment wherein one needs to do enterprise analysis, high level scoping, identifying top level stakeholders, prepares business case
2. Second isPlanningwherein establishing tools, policies and procedures for requirements management plan, requirements traceability, change management, document control, and acceptance criteria are carried out
3. Third isAnalysis, wherein elicitation, analysis, decomposition, acceptance, approval, specification, and validation of the requirements for a product or project are performed. You get into the details of top level requirement, create a system specification document, create business process flow, and show system user interaction. Such kind of elaboration of resulting into communicating the detailed requirements to the development team is considered
4. Fourth, Traceability and Monitoringwherein managing the life cycle of requirements are involved. It involves monitoring requirements throughout their lifecycles using a traceability tools and techniques, updating requirement status as it moves through its life cycle, communicating requirement status to stakeholders and managing changes to requirements
5. And, lastly fifth, Evaluation, whether it’s meeting the requirements and meets the business need

You can check the details in the PMI-PBA Content Outline

Q. I have been working on business analysis for three years and now I am working on Project Management for past two years, can I still opt for PMI-PBA?
A.Yes, if you are currently holding Project Manager Position, still you are eligible for this certification. As a Project Manager, you can show what business analysis activities you did for each domain. PMI-PBA just needs business analysis experience regardless of designation. Anyone, who work on projects and programs, as well as project and program managers who perform business analysis as part of their role can apply for this certification

Q. How many Contact Hours are required?
A.You need to have 35 contact hours of business analysis education. This education you can take from any registered education provider following PMI-PBA Content Outline

Q. Where can I give the exam?
A.The centres authorized to take exams for

PMP®can also take exams for PMI-PBA. Centres which are conducting exam for CAPM® or PMI-ACP® may not be able to conduct this exam

Q. What is the duration of the PMI-PBA Exam?
A.Four hours duration for 200 questions

Q. Do we have a book the way we have PMBOK® for PMP®?
A.As of now PMI®has released Business Analysis for Practitioners, A Practice Guide for the examination and ‘A Practice standard for Requirement Management’ would be coming by mid of 2015. PMI® has also suggested a few reference books which you can go through on the basis of PMI-PBA Content Outline.

PMI-PBA® Free Practice Test 50 Questions

Practice of PMI-PBA® questions can make your exam preparation complete, in our three step study plan we give good importance to practice step

Here are the 50 free sample questions which can strengthen your preparation and can help in identification of weak areas.

  • It’s a free test. No login details required
  • No time constraints for completing the test
  • Check your scores and explanations directly after test

Take the free practice test and find out how ready you are PMI-PBA® Examination with strong understanding of business analysis practices
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