Achieve Business Analysis Certification

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A Concise Guide to PMI-PBA®, CBAP® and CPRE Exam Success
By Klaus Nielsen, PMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, CPRE-FL
Softcover, 7.5 x 9.25, 368 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-111-9
February 2016

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This unique and easy–to–use exam study guide is the most comprehensive and cost–effective on the market for business analysis certification. It covers the exam content of the PMI–Professional in Business Analysis (PMI–PBA)®, the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) from the IIBA, and the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) Foundation Level from the IREB. Achieve Business Analysis Certification, used in conjunction with the Body of Knowledge guides published by PMI and the IIBA, provides everything needed to achieve BA certification on the first try and a level of knowledge that will set users of this guide apart from the crowd!

Key Features

  • Provides pre–assessment tests for all three business analysis certifications to help users develop a focused study plan; exercises and end–of–chapter sample exam questions to test your knowledge throughout; and post–assessment practice tests to evaluate readiness for the actual exams
  • Includes free 45–day online access to over 800 practice questions for the PMI–PBA® exam, enabling users to perform practice tests to simulate the actual 175 question exam
  • Presents the domains, cross–cutting knowledge and skills, and everything you need to know about Agile with a special emphasis on Scrum
  • Supplies tricks of the trade and tips from an experienced trainer and exam specialist with more than 12 certifications of his own
  • Incorporates key concepts from the recommended certification reading lists to deliver the most comprehensive time– and cost–saving self–study program on the market, eliminating the need for additional resources
  • WAV™ offers hundreds of downloadable practice questions for the IIBA CBAP® and IREB CPRE certification exams, and PowerPoint slides for trainers and instructors — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Klaus Nielsen, partner at Global Business Development, a PMI Registered Education Provider, has more than 15 years of experience in project/program management and business analysis/requirements management. Klaus is Cambridge educated, has an MBA in both Technology and HRM, and a graduate degree in Chinese. He earned his PMP®, PMI-ACP® and PMI-RMP® credentials from the Project Management Institute, is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ISTQB, Prince2, Managing Successful Programme (MSP), Sig Sigma, and ITIL certified. Mr. Nielsen has written numerous articles for industry publications worldwide, is the author of the book entitled I am Agile, is a frequent speaker at trade events, and is an instructor at the IT University of Copenhagen. At Global Business Development, he trains 200-300 professionals each year, and provides consulting services to businesses ranging from small start-ups to top 500 companies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview, How to Use this Guide, Study Tips, and Pre-Test Knowledge Assessments

Chapter 1: Business Analysis Certification Overview

Chapter 2: Study Tips and How to Pass the PMI-PBA® Exam

Chapter 3: Organizational Need for Business Analysts

Chapter 4: Pretest Knowledge Assessments for Business Analyst Certification Exams

Part 2: The Domains

Chapter 5: Needs Assessment Domain

Chapter 6: Planning Domain

Chapter 7: Analysis Domain

Chapter 8: Traceability and Monitoring Domain

Chapter 9: Evaluation Domain

Part 3: Knowledge, Skills, Methodologies, and Standards

Chapter 10: PMI-PBA® Knowledge, Skills, Tools, and Techniques

Chapter 11: Professional Ethics and Conduct Standards

Chapter 12: The PMI-PBA® and the PMBOK® Guide

Chapter 13: Agile Methodologies and Manifesto

Part 4: IIBA CBAP® and IREB CPRE Knowledge Areas and Alignment

Chapter 14: The IIBA CBAP® and the BABOK® Guide

Chapter 15: The IREB CPRE and Foundation Level Syllabus

Part 5: Practice Exam

Chapter 16: PMI-PBA® Full Practice Exam

Part 6: Appendices


“I bought this book to study for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification. The book is well organized and not only explains the 5 domains in a way that makes them easy to understand, it furthermore provided answers to all of my questions in relation to my preparation for the exam.

The book walks you through the A to Z of what you need to know to pass the PMI-PBA certification, covering both the agile and waterfall approaches. It also covers the IIBA CBAP and IREB CPRE certifications.

Conclusion: A must have. The book is written short and to the point. You don’t get the feeling of reading the same information twice, as you often do with books of this type. This also makes it very suitable as a reference book to keep on my shelf after passing the exam.”
Peter To Frederiksen, PMP, CSPO, PRINCE2

“This study guide maps the IIBA’s BABOK six knowledge areas to the five PMI–PBA domains and the IREB CPRE, enabling you to re–use the knowledge to pass whichever certification you haven’t already earned. The practice questions and answers (with explanations) for all three exams are great!”
Frans van der Werf, IT Program Manager, DSV