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This article introduces the PMI-PBA exam preparation books that I used to pass the PMI-PBA exam. Highly recommended for PMI-PBA certification aspirants, considering I passed the PMI-PBA exam from my first attempt.

 

Reference one: Must use

THE PMI GUIDE TO BUSINESS ANALYSIS GUIDE. 1ST EDITION BY PMI

The Standard for Business Analysis – First Edition is a new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product. This is a process-based standard, aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and to be used as a standard framework contributing to the business analysis body of knowledge.

My learning experience with this guide

This book definitely helped me to understand the topics in PMI-PBA® as well as form a mental picture of the business analysis processes and knowledge areas. In total, I spent about four weeks reading this study guide and making my notes, about one hour a weekday and four hours on weekend days. Keep in mind that this is the first reference for the PMI-PBA exam preparation as recommended by PMI.

About the author

The PMI provides services including the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and providing accreditation in project management.

Preview the PMI guide to business analysis 1st edition by PMI.

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the PMI guide to business analysis by PMI by clicking the link here. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore. There are a lot of pricing options starting from $45 for the paperback version.

Reference two: Must use!

BUSINESS ANALYSIS FOR PRACTITIONERS: A PRACTICE GUIDE

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.

About the author

The PMI provides services including the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and providing accreditation in project management.

Preview the business analysis for practitioners 1st edition by PMI

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of this practice guide by clicking the link here. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore.

Reference three: Optional!

PMI-PBA EXAM PRACTICE TEST AND STUDY 1ST EDITION BY BRIAN WILIAMSON

The PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide attempts to address all your questions and concerns by providing two of the most sought-after study aids: memory maps and practice questions. The systematic use of memory maps helps aid in the efficient recall of information and can boost confidence during the exam. Well-crafted practice questions are fantastic study aids that can be used to track your progress as you learn new concepts, introduce you to the complex sentence structure that is likely to appear on the exam, and concentrate your studies by domain, essentially preparing you to pass the very challenging PMI-PBA® Exam in the allotted four hours.

In addition to study hints and exam topics, this book provides references to tools and techniques that should be incorporated into your work immediately. For each of the five domains outlined in the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Examination Content Outline 2013 (the ECO), twenty practice questions test your knowledge. Also included is a challenging 200-question practice exam, which is representative of the actual exam.

To enhance your studies, a timed, online simulated exam is also provided. At the end of the simulated exam, you can see your score per the number of questions you answered correctly. These exam questions are crafted to foster learning and reinforce content; they are not obscure or overly complicated, but rather are representative of the actual exam.

Knowing what to do must be translated into doing what you know. This book helps you prepare for the PMI-PBA® exam by instilling knowledge and encouraging critical thinking. As a result, the skills attained can lead to improved project success and outcomes, and you’ll have a much stronger understanding of the material, along with the tools and techniques of business analysis.

 

About the author

Brian Williamson is a Strategic Portfolio, Program and Project Management executive, with over 20 years of experience managing and implementing large scale Enterprise Software Applications. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute in Portfolio Management (PfMP®), Program Management (PgMP®), Project Management (PMP®), Risk Management (PMI-RMP®), Schedule Management (PMI-SP®), Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®), and Agile (PMI-ACP®). Brian is recognized as an Expert in IT Service Management (holding numerous ITIL credentials); is certified in Six Sigma; and holds two Masters Degrees from Polytechnic University: Management of Technology, and Information Systems Engineering. Brian has extensive experience in the microverticals of Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Capital Management, spanning several industries. As a consultant, trainer and coach, Brian has mentored many industry professional, using his own material and methodology aligned to the PMI Standards and Practice Guides. Brian has also coauthored and contributed to a number of books on Portfolio and Project Management. He resides with his family in a small country town in Connecticut.

Preview the PMI-PBA Exam Test and Study Guide 1st Edition by Brian Wiliamson

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the PMI-PBA Exam Test and Study Guide by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE preview. If you don’t prefer a paper book, you can preview the Kindle Edition here.

Reference four: Must use for practicing PMI-PBA exam questions

PMI-PBA® Exam Questions Bank: Provides 400 practice questions covering all exam objectives

This book is based on the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, Business Analysis for Practitioners, and PMI-PBA exam content outline. Practice 400 PMI PBA exam questions with detailed explanations and rationale for correct answers.

The PMI Guide to Business Analysis is the definitive reference text for the PMI PBA® certification exam. Each detailed explanation in this book is linked to a page number in the PMI Guide to Business Analysis or the Business Analysis for Practitioners.

This book is meant for anyone preparing for the PMI PBA® certification exam. Whether you are in the final stages of preparation, interested in familiarizing yourself with the question formats or simply looking for additional practice in answering exam questions, this book has you covered.
This book has been structured to coincide with the exam domains presented in the latest PMI PBA® examination content outline. Each exam domain covers a high-level knowledge area essential to carrying out business analysis responsibilities. The exam domains covered in this book are: Needs assessment, stakeholders’ engagement, elicitation, analysis, traceability and monitoring, and solution evaluation.

This book includes two full length practice exams, each with 200 questions followed with detailed answers. This will partially simulate the experience of the exam day. When you need to answer 200 questions within a 240 minutes time period. Overall, the book presents detailed answers and explanations covering the most up-to-date solutions of critical topics and questions allowing you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day.

What will you benefit from this guide?

This book will definitely help you to practice the PMI-PBA exam questions before you go to the real exam! the major benefit of practicing 400 questions that you will be able to finish the 200 exam questions in 240 minutes, finishing the real exam questions within the four-hours’ time frame is one of the challenges to pass the PMI-PBA exam from the first trial, it’s highly recommended to use this book once you are done with the 35 contact hours and reference books, once you are done with this book, it is recommended as well to test yourself by practicing some timely tested PMI-PBA exam questions here!

Preview the PMI-PBA® Exam Questions Bank: Provides 400 practice questions covering all exam objectives

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the PMI-PBA Exam Questions Bank with detailed solutions by Shadi Ismail by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE preview. 

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