PMI PBA | Analyze business requirements & drive successful business outcomes with PMI Business Analysis Certification

PMI-PBA Course Description

Business analysis is a topic of global importance for projects and programs. The industry demand reflects this importance, with practitioners increasingly embracing business analysis as a technique for uncovering business needs, managing requirements, and creating effective solutions for business problems.

The jobs of business analysts and solution builders are interconnected with project environments and management of projects. Today project management practitioners increasingly turn to business analysis to define their business needs, identify risks and opportunities, and create sustainable solutions for business problems. 

BA tools and techniques teach the discipline of working with stakeholders to define requirements and shaping the output of projects to deliver the expected benefits. With the PMI-PBA℠, a business analysis (BA) certification, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has formalized the importance of BA work in the project management world. They built the PMI-PBA certification around specific areas, skills and published materials that describe the value of BA to projects.

PMI-PBA Course Learning outcome:

  • Identify the content & structure familiarity of PMI Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  • State the importance & differentiate among five business analysis domains covered by the PMI-PBA®
  • Assess readiness for taking the PMI-PBA®
  • Identify knowledge gaps using module practice exams
  • Prepare effectively for the exam
  • Identify other sources to assist in preparing for the PMI-PBA®

PMI-PBA Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 3/4/5 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 4/5 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to

PMI-PBA Certification – Prerequisites 

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or 
  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

Development Units

PDUs - 35

Course Features

  • Lectures 15
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 54 hours
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 30
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Self
PMI-PBA Training course syllabus includes;

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

Module 2: Over-viewing business analysis
  • How organizations implement business analysis
  • Business analysis in projects
  • Business analyst and project manager relationships
  • Requirements definitions and types

Module 3: Domains
Domain 1: Needs Assessment
  • Over-viewing 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

Domain 2: Business Analysis Planning
  • Over-viewing 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

Domain 3: Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Part I: Elicitation)
  • Over-viewing 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

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

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

Domain 5: Solution Evaluation
  • Over-viewing the Solution Evaluation domain
  • Planning for solution evaluation
  • Applying metrics
  • Determining what to evaluate
  • Examining acceptance reviews and criteria
  • Evaluating long-term solution performance

Module 4: Exam Application/Preparation Process
  • The PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®)SM Application Process
  • Exam Requirements
  • Exam Overview
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Understanding the Questions
  • Taking the Exam
Keny White


Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".


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1. What is the value of PMI-PBA certification?
The PMI website has a section devoted to benefits of certification. We would add the following benefits: provides a consistent language, shows an increased knowledge about the profession, and demonstrates a BA's commitment to our profession, which has been reported as an important factor to senior management.

You can visit the PMI website for a Handbook with additional information on PMI-PBA certification.

2. Is PMI PBA Certification focused solely on requirements within the project. Is that true?
The area of business analysis that has been identified beyond the boundary of the project is Needs Assessment, which is pre-project initiation. There is also a portion of evaluation which can happen post-implementation of the end product, where the business analyst helps the organization determine if they are getting the benefits they thought they would get.

3. Are there practice exams or PMI PBA sample questions readily available?  
Our PMI-PBA practice mock exams is a great way to prepare, with realistic exam simulator. We offer over 100 mock questions in our PMI-PBA Study Exam free of cost, please get in touch with Pincorps Support Staff or drop an email to Another plus are the explanations we provide for correct and incorrect answers.

4. What is the difference between PMI's Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide and the BABOK?
As the name implies, the BA Practice Guide is a practical “how to” guide. Its focus is on business analysis, mostly on projects and some coverage of pre-project and post-project work (see answer elsewhere). The BABOK Guide is a comprehensive standard for performing business analysis in and outside of projects. As a standard, it covers the “what” of business analysis. Because of their different purpose, both works complement each other.

5. How many questions are in the PMI-PBA Exam?
The PMI-PBA exam takes approximately 4 hours and contains 200 questions (of which 175 are scored).

6. What percentage is required to pass the PMI-PBA Exam?
PMI does not publish percentages. Assume you will need to score 70% or better to pass. We recommend 80% on all domains on our Online Study Exam.

7. How can these contact hours be obtained?
They can be achieved through completing courses offered from an employer, training company, college or university, PMI Registered Education Provider, or distance learning company, to name a few. You will need to demonstrate an end-of-course assessment or tutorial and/or a certificate of completion from the course provider. Webinars will not count towards the contact hours.

8. Is there a timeframe for these hours?
Applicants can record any education and/or training in business analysis topics, regardless of when it was accrued. However, all contact hours must be completed by the time you submit your application. 

9. Do Pincorps provide PMI PBA study material?
Yes, indeed we provide a detailed study notes or PMI PBA study material for your offline reference.