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PMI-PBA Business Analyst Certification

Whether you're a business analyst, product owner, or requirements manager, the PMI® Business Analyst (PMI-PBA®) course equips you to master requirements analysis, understand stakeholder needs, and maximise business value, empowering you to excel in product business analytics.
Learn everything about Business Analysis and earn PMI-PBA® certificaiton.
Certificate of Completion, PMI-PBA® Certification
35 Hours
$ 1,395
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Excel Your Career with PMI-PBA® Certification

  • Gain the essential skills and knowledge to pass the PMI-PBA® certification exam
  • Obtain the skills and gain the clarity needed to perform a business analyst’s role effectively
  • Learn the core terminology, principles, and practices of Business Analysis
  • Understand the integration of business objectives and IT solutions for successful project outcomes
  • Be the BA Analyst your organisation needs
  • Learn the business analysis process and learn to work effectively with analysts

PMI-PBA® expert-led certification program highlights your in-demand business analysis skills and helps you advance your career. The PMI Business Analyst Certification demonstrates your expertise in Analytical Thinking, Communication, Problem-Solving, Data Analysis, Critical Thinking, Process Improvement, Stakeholder Management and Data Diven Decision Making.

What will I learn

This course comprehensively prepares you for the PMI-PBA® exam, the gold standard for business analysts. It demonstrates that you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in this role. Gain an in-depth understanding of business analysis processes, identify issues and assess current business states for effective problem-solving. The course will help you develop a focused study plan to pass the PMI-PBA® exam on your first attempt and provide exam tactics and time management skills. Additionally, the practical exercises will deepen your knowledge of concepts. You can study at your convenience and earn 35 PDUs/Contact Hours required by PMI.

Explore further details about the course modules and learning objectives by downloading the brochure below.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Define key Business Analysis concepts and methodologies.
  • Identify and articulate business problems or opportunities effectively.
  • Develop comprehensive solutions scope statements and business cases.
  • Define value propositions, project goals, and stakeholder values for initiatives.
  • Establish clear Business Analysis activities and strategies.
  • Define business metrics and acceptance criteria for project success.
  • Master techniques for eliciting and identifying requirements accurately.
  • Evaluate options and capabilities using decision-making frameworks.
  • Allocate requirements to create a solid requirements baseline.
  • Validate requirements using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Track requirement status, sources, and relationships effectively.
  • Monitor the lifecycle of requirements and update status accordingly.
  • Communicate important requirements information and changes to stakeholders.
  • Manage changes to requirements by evaluating impacts, dependencies, and risks.
  • Validate solution test results against defined acceptance criteria.
  • Understand the structure and format of the PMI-PBA® exam.
  • Learn practical tips and strategies to answer exam questions successfully.
  • Gain guidance on exam application processes and requirements.

Course Modules

1. Introduction to Business Analysis 

  • Definition and Role of Business Analysis 
  • Understanding the Various Project Methodologies
  • Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Code of Ethics

 

2. Needs Assessment (18% of the Exam) 

  • Identifying Business Problems or Opportunities 
  • Developing Solutions Scope Statement and Business Case
  • Defining Value Proposition and Project Goals 
  • Identifying Stakeholders and Understanding their Values 

 

3. Planning (22% of the Exam) 

  • Establishing Business Analysis Activities 
  • Strategy for Requirements Traceability 
  • Requirements Management Plan Preparation 
  • Requirements Change Control and Communication Processes 
  • Business Metrics and Acceptance Criteria Definition 

 

4. Analysis (35% of the Exam) 

  • Eliciting and Identifying Requirement
  • Analysing, Decomposing, and Elaborating Requirements
  • Evaluating Options and Capabilities for Decision-Making
  • Allocating Requirements and Creating a Baseline
  • Obtaining Stakeholder Consensus and Sign-off
  • Defining Requirements Specifications and Validating using Tools
  • Detailing Business Metrics and Acceptance Criteria

 

5. Traceability and Monitoring (15% of the Exam) 

  • Tracking Requirement Status and Relationships 
  • Monitoring Requirement Lifecycle
  • Updating Requirements Status and Communicating Changes
  • Communicating Requirements Information with Stakeholders
  • Managing Requirement Changes and Evaluating Impacts

 

6. Evaluation (10% of the Exam) 

  • Validating Solutions Test Results against Acceptance Criteria 
  • Analysing and Resolving Solution Gap Analysis 
  • Obtaining Stakeholder Sign-off for Deployment 
  • Using Valuation Techniques to Assess Solution Performance 

 

7. PMI-PBA® Exam Tips and Techniques 

  • Exam Structure and Format Overview 
  • Exam Application Guidance 
  • Practical Tips for Answering Exam Questions Successfully 

Exam Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the PMI-PBA® credential, candidate must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. Depending on your level of education, you must meet the following requirements:

If you have a bachelor’s degree (four-year degree or the global equivalent):

  • 36 months of BA experience earned in the last 8 years
  • 35 contact hours earned in business analysis practices

 

If you have a high school diploma, associate’s degree (or the global equivalent):

  • 60 months of BA experience in the last 8 years
  • 35 contact hours earned in business analysis practices

 

If you have a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree from a GAC accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master’s or global equivalent):

  • 24 months of unique, non-overlapping professional business analysis experience 
  • 35 contact hours of formal education 
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Is the PMI-PBA® Certification worth earning?

According to the PMI, research indicates that 25 million new project management-oriented employees are needed to meet global talent demands by 2030. This is the best time to accelerate your career in the project management field. 

  • Gain a globally recognised certification in Business Analysis from PMI® to get new opportunities.  
  • Enhance your skills in analysing and managing requirements and become an invaluable asset to project and product teams. 
  • Elevate your decision-making abilities with advanced techniques in evaluating options and communicating effectively with stakeholders. 
  • Stand out in the competitive job market with a certification that showcases your expertise in driving business and product success through strategic analysis. 
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This programme is ideal for...

  • Professionals in Business Analysis and Project Management can boost their career prospects by completing this training course.
  • Business analysts, managers, and leaders aiming to improve strategic decision-making processes.
  • Project managers looking to deepen their understanding of business requirements and project alignment.


Would you like to learn more about PMI-PBA®?

Click here to request more information and take the first step towards advancing your career in business analysis.

Why IPM?
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Reputation & History

  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Course?

  • PMI-PBA® certification equips professionals with the expertise to excel in their roles, ensuring alignment between business objectives and project outcomes.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation). We are the national body for IPMA in Ireland.

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner

  • Join Ireland’s largest project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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Am I eligible to sit for the PMI-PBA® Exam?

To be eligible for the PMI-PBA® credential, you must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. Depending on your level of education, you must meet the following requirements: 

If you have a bachelor’s degree (four-year degree or the global equivalent): 

  • 36 months of BA experience earned in the last 8 years 
  • 35 contact hours earned in business analysis practices 

If you have a high school diploma, associate’s degree (or the global equivalent): 

  • 60 months of BA experience in the last 8 years 
  • 35 contact hours earned in business analysis practices 

If you have a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree from a GAC accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master’s or global equivalent): 

  • 24 months of unique, non-overlapping professional business analysis experience 
  • 35 contact hours of formal education 

Ensure you have the required work experience before you apply.

How do I get PMI-PBA® certified?

To pursue certification successfully, first, complete the required course modules to build foundational knowledge. Next, ensure you have relevant work experience, as this is often a prerequisite for certification eligibility. Then, apply to take the certification exam, following the specified procedures.  
 
Prepare diligently for the exam by studying the exam content and practising exam-style questions. After passing the exam, maintain your certification by fulfilling any continuing education or renewal requirements to stay current in your field. 

 

What is the PMI-PBA® Certification cost?

Our preparation course costs €1395 and gives you the learning hours required to be allowed to apply for the PMI-PBA® exam.

The PMI-PBA® exam and certification are administered by the US-based certification body, which is the PMI. The examination fee is currently $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members. This fee is paid directly to PMI.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fee includes access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings for a limited period of time, and unlimited follow-up support from our Student Support team. 

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

Online. Classes typically run over three consecutive days online from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Your instructor is a certified PMP practitioner with real-industry experience. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time. 
 
Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of in-person classes is subject to demand. 

Is the course suitable to people without former project management knowledge/experience?

To be eligible for the PMI-PBA® credential, you must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. You must carefully review the qualification requirements.  

Is the course applicable to any industry?

A PMI-PBA certification benefits business analysts who work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, as well as project and programme managers who undertake business analysis as part of their jobs. 
 
This certification is especially valuable if you work with stakeholders to define project requirements and shape project outcomes to achieve desired business results. 

How will this course help with my career?

If you are looking to advance your career as a business analyst, earning your PMI-PBA certification can demonstrate your expertise in business analysis and can help you take your career to the next level 

How long does it take to get PMI-PBA certified?

You should make your application at www.PMl.org and schedule your exam as soon as you finish our preparatory course. Please read the instructions carefully to avoid delays in processing your application. However, plan to spend some time studying the core material while preparing for the exam. As you can appreciate, this is very dependent on each individual’s capability. After the application is approved, PMI will e-mail your instructions for scheduling your exam using your eligibility code. 

Will class recordings be made available?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub, so you do not need to worry about missing a class. 

 

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