PMI-PBA Certification Course

PMI-PBA certification program is the internationally acclaimed accelerated Business Analysis certification professionally designed for aspirants willing to learn core business analysis skills. It masters an individual in delivering ideal and desired business outcomes by highlighting their business analysis skills to define and interpret the necessary direction for realizing business benefits.

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Course Features
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  • Lifetime Training Access
  • Study Guides
  • Access to I labs
  • Exam Voucher Included
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This certification by Wissenhive gives pupils the in-depth introduction of a business analysis field that is increasingly vital for Business Analysis professionals in today's business environment. It masters learners in identifying opportunities & problems, generating & analyzing data, eliciting information from stakeholders, discovering and recommending solutions, and developing consensus for action.

What you will learn

  • Learn the skills and clarity needed to effectively perform a business analyst’s role
  • Learn the core terminology, principles, and practices of Business analysis
  • Follow established standards that are outlined in the PMI Professional in Business Analysis Handbook
  • Achieve reliable, quality results with enhanced efficiency and consistency


International industry expertise at your disposal as you deep-dive into the research topic and sector of your choice.

Career Options

Business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.

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Course Content

The PMI-PBA Application Process (4 Lectures)

Introduction & Overview

The Process Introduction

The Exam Application Process

PBA Qualifications

The PMI-PBA Exam (5 Lectures)

Introduction to the PMI-PBA Exam

All about the Exam

PMI-PBA Exam Breakdown

Key Reading

PMI-PBA Key Domain Breakdown

PMI-PBA Basics (16 Lectures)

Business Analysis Basics

PMI-PBA Domain Tasks

The PMBOK® Guide vs PMI's Business Analysis for Practitioners Guide

Key Terms and Readings

General Requirements Types

Solution Requirements Types

Layers of Management

PM Concepts vs BA Concepts

Product vs Project Lifecycles

Business Analysis Process Groups

Relationships between BA Knowledge Areas

Tailoring Processes


Differentiation vs. Integration

Organizational Structures

Project Characteristics

PMI-PBA Domain - Needs Assessment (29 Lectures)

Understanding the Needs Assessment PBA Domain

How to Identify a Problem or Opportunity


Assessing Value

Progressive Elaboration


Rolling Wave Planning

Assess Current State

Enterprise & Business Architectures

Situation Statement

Pareto Diagrams

Root Cause Analysis

Cause & Effect Diagram & Interrelationship Diagram

SWOT Analysis, Current State & Kano Analysis

Net Promoter Score

Determine Future State

Affinity Diagrams

Brainstorming Techniques

Feature & Basic Model

Cardinality-Based & Extended Feature Models

Gap Analysis

Purpose Alignment Model


Solution Capability Matrix

Determine Viable Options & Provide Recommendations

The Solution Approach

Real Options

Weighted Ranking

Facilitate Product Roadmap Development

PMI-PBA Domain - Planning (43 Lectures)

The Four Types of Life Cycles & Characteristics

Determine Traceability & Monitoring Approach

Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

Planning Requirements Management

Work Breakdown Structure

Risk Planning

Scales for Impact and Probability

Risks Parameters

Probability & Impact Matrix

Response Strategies

Project Management Plan

Conduct Stakeholder Analysis

Job Analysis

Stakeholder Maps

Stakeholder Matrix

Onion Diagram

Determine Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Approach

Stakeholder Engagement Matrix

Conduct Business Analysis Planning

Burndown Chart

Decomposition Model

Rolling Wave Planning


Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)

Wideband Delphi

Planning Poker


Conditional Diagramming

Determine Elicitation Approach

Determine Analysis Approach

Plan Requirements Change Control

Scope Change Management

Change Request Form

Configuration Management System (CMS)

Plan Document Control

Definition of Done (DoD)

Value Based Analysis

Value Based Decomposition & Prioritization

Customer Valued Prioritization

Prioritization Tools

Agile Games


Determine Solution Evaluation Approach

PMI-PBA Domain - Analysis (29 Lectures)

Prepare for Elicitation

Conduct Elicitation

Confirm Elicitation Results

Create and Analyze Models

Define and Elaborate Requirements

Business Rules Catalog

User Stories, Examples & Strenghts

User Stories – “The 3 Cs”

Story Elaboration and Story Slicing

User Interface Flow

Assess Product Design Options

Affinity Diagrams

Real Options

Establish Relationship and Dependencies

Basis for Prioritization

Requirements Management Tools

Select and Approve Requirements

Definition of Ready

Group Decision Making Techniques

Forced Field Analysis

Validate Requirements

Prioritize Requirements and Other Product Information

Adding Kanban to Scrum


Business Process Models (BPM)

Identify and Analyze Product Risks

Define Acceptance Criteria

Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

Verify Requirements

PMI-PBA Domain - Traceability and Monitoring (11 Lectures)

Establish Relationships and Dependencies

Life Cycle Diagram

Communication Plan

Power/Influence Grid

The Business Analyst’s Role In Communication

Manage Changes to Requirements and Other Product Information

Scope Change Management

Defining Change Roles

Manage Stakeholder Engagements and Communication

Assess Business Analysis Performance

Requirements Traceability Matrix

PMI-PBA Domain - Evaluation (20 Lectures)

PMI-PBA Domain - Evaluation

Cost of Quality

Network Diagramming

Conditional Diagramming


Leads & Lags

Scatter Diagram

Pareto Diagram

Run Chart

Obtain Solution Acceptance for Release

Evaluate Solution Performance


Focus On Focus Off


Sample Working Agreement

Problem Solving


Retrospective Planning Game

Circle of Questions


Other Critical BA Skills (13 Lectures)

Communication Dimensions

Didactic Communication Example

Communication Styles

Conflict Resolution

Common Theories

Management Vs Leadership

Servant Leadership

Adaptive Leadership

Leadership Styles

Theories of Management Style

Emotional Intelligence

Ability Based El Model

Goleman’s Mixed El Model

Course Details

Wissenhive’s PMI-PBA Certification course will allow individuals to enhance their skills and gain advanced knowledge in determining problems and identifying business needs. Master pupil in eliciting, documenting, and managing stakeholder requirements to meet business and project objectives by identifying and recommending viable solutions. Business Analysts facilitate the entire project team with the successful implementation of the program's services, product, and end result. 

  • Understanding the technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills needed for the business analysts field
  • Identifying opportunities and problems by assessing goals, needs, and objectives
  • Understanding the process to analyze organizational structures and implementation of this information to business analysis
  • Evaluation and facilitate deployment of solutions
  • How to successfully plan as a business analysis expert
  • Compare paths of action effectively using quantitative and qualitative means.
  • Analyzing the stakeholder needs and characteristics 
  • Effective coordinate efforts with project and managing
  • Eliciting needs and all information from stakeholders, using a variety of experiential and direct methods
  • Managing changes and conducting the impact analysis effectively.
  • Reviewing data and utilizing simulation advanced techniques for better understanding business needs
  • Working with harness methods for modeling processes, scope, data, rules, and interfaces effectively.
  • Tracing requirements and managing the scope of the project
  • Establishing measurement and baselines criteria to gauge success

Who should take this course?

The PMI-PBA Certification is ideal for IT professionals who are already working or want to make a career as a senior or professional in 

  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • New Product Development PMs
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Managers
  • Systems Architects
  • Team Leaders
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Software Developers
  • Systems Testers 
  • Systems Analysts
  • QA Professionals


There are prerequisites for the PMI-PBA Certified Professionals, but Wissenhive recommends having 

  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma or associate’s degree)
  • 35 contact hours of business analysis education 


  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 35 contact hours of business analysis education

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Exam & Certification

The PMI-PBA® exam is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions that have to be answered in 4 hours. Of the 200 questions, 25 are considered pre-test questions and do not affect the score. All questions are randomly distributed throughout the exam. A pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance on the examination, and the passing score is determined by subject matter experts from across the globe.

Please note that as part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMI-PBA® credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Business Analysts are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of the project team. From defining business needs to identifying risks and opportunities, and creating sustainable solutions for business problems, a business analyst’s role has come a long way from simple requirements gathering. Helping a BA perform these tasks efficiently and accurately are tools and techniques that have been developed by experts, for project success. Preparing for the PMI-PBA® certification will not only make you proficient in the use of these tools but once you gain the certification, you would become part of an elite group of professionals who strive for continuous excellence.

To apply for the PMI-PBA® Credential, you need to have the following

Educational Experience :

  • A Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate's Degree, or the Global equivalent)
  • A Bachelors degree or higher degree or equivalent global degree

Business Analysis Experience :

  • 7500 hours (5 years) working as a practitioner of business analysis
  • 4500 hours (3 years) working as a practitioner of business analysis

This experience must have been earned in the last 8 consecutive years.
General Project Experience :

  • 2000 hours working on project teams within the past eight consecutive years

Training in Business Analysis :

  • 35 contact hours

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