Prep Course for PMI's Professional in Business Analysis

at International Institute for Learning - Midtown East

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Midtown East, Manhattan
110 E 59th St 31st Fl
Btwn Park & Lexington Avenues
New York, New York 10022
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 18

What you'll learn in this business analyst training:

The course provides targeted exam preparation support for PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis exam candidates, including a content review of PMI®’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, a review of the PMI-PBA® reference books, and an exam preparation tutorial.  You will be given a Study Guide that you can re-use to assess your knowledge gaps as part of your Personal Action Plan. Your score on this for each Knowledge Area can be compared to your results on the quiz at the end of each course module to guide your study efforts.


Individuals who are planning to sit for the Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) exam sponsored by PMI®.


• Knowledge Gap Assessment
• Targeted exam preparation support
• Content review (Tasks and Techniques)
• Exam Preparation Tutorial
• Practice quiz after each Knowledge Area


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

• Demonstrate content and structure familiarity of PMI®’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
• Differentiate among the five business analysis domains in the project life cycle
• Identify knowledge gaps using module practice exams
• Improve their probability of passing the PMI-PBA® Exam


Module 1: Foundation Concepts for PMI-PBA® Prep

• PMI-PBA® and the Business Analysis Profession
• PMI®’s Professional in Business Analysis Certification and PMI-PBA® reference books
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
• Five domain areas of business analysis
• PMI-PBA® Exam – the Challenge

Introduction to Business Analysis in Projects

• Overviewing business analysis
• How organizations implement business analysis
• Business analysis in projects
• Business analyst and project manager relationships
• Requirements definitions and types
• Practice quiz

On-Demand Segment 1: Define the Business Problem (Pre-work for Needs Assessment)

• What is a business problem?
• Communicate the business problem
• Establish the vision of the solution
• Define the product scope

Domain 1: Needs Assessment

• Overviewing the Needs Assessment Domain
• Identifying problem or opportunity
• Assessing current state, goals, and objectives
• Recommending action to address business needs
• Conducting a feasibility study
• Assembling the business case
• Practice Quiz

Domain 2: Business Analysis Planning

• Overviewing the Business Analysis Planning Domain
• Conducting or refining stakeholders’ analysis
• Examining the business analysis and project plans
• Writing the business analysis plan
• Planning the business analysis work
• Practice Quiz

On-Demand Segment 2: The Elicitation Plan (Pre-work for Part I: Elicitation)

• What is Elicitation?
• Overview of Elicitation
• The Elicitation Plan
• Stages of an Elicitation Session

Domain 3: Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Part I: Elicitation)

• Overviewing the Requirements Elicitation and Analysis Domain – Part I: Elicitation
• Eliciting information and exploring the Elicitation Plan
• Preparing for elicitation
• Conducting elicitation activities
• Using structured elicitation techniques
• Practice Quiz

On-Demand Segment 3: Overview of Requirements Analysis (Pre-work for Part II: Analysis)

• What is analysis?
• Requirements analysis techniques
• Modeling approaches
• Types of analytical modeling

Domain 3: Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Part II: Analysis)

• Analyzing requirements
• Modeling requirements
• Documenting requirements
• Exploring guidelines for writing requirements
• Confirming and verifying requirements confirmation
• Validating and approving requirements
• Practice Quiz

Domain 4: Traceability and Monitoring

• Overviewing the Traceability and Monitoring Domain
• Examining the Traceability Matrix
• Baselining approved requirements
• Exploring the requirements life cycle
• Managing requirements change
• Practice Quiz

Domain 5: Solution Evaluation

• Overviewing the Solution Evaluation domain
• Planning for solution evaluation
• Applying metrics
• Determining what to evaluate
• Examining acceptance reviews and criteria
• Evaluating long-term solution performance
• Practice Quiz

Exam Application/Preparation Process Tutorial

• Applying for the Exam
• Studying for the Exam
• Sitting for the Exam
• Reviewing your Knowledge Gap
• Practice Exam
• Study Guide – a reliable learning aid

Course Summary and Next Steps


This course is suitable for people who are experienced in the practice of business analysis and who wish to prepare for the PMI-PBA® Exam sponsored by PMI® as long as the PMI-PBA® application qualifications listed at the end of this document are met.
School Notes: Note: International Institute for Learning may reach out to you directly for additional information prior to your class starting date.

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If IIL finds it necessary to cancel a course due to low enrollment, a full refund will be made. IIL will not be responsible for participant’s airfare and/or hotel expenses or cancellation fees. Dates, times and prices of all IIL courses are subject to change.


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