PMI-PBA® CERTIFICATION

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Business analysts use their problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze and address potential impacts of change. The best way someone with these unique talents can take their career in a new and exciting direction is to obtain their PMI-PBA® certification. RMC offers multiple methods to train for your certification with business analysis based classes, courses, and books written by Barbara Carkenord. The PMI-PBA® certification provides a high level of professional credibility to any project manager, and we have the best products available to help you master this broad and complex discipline and pass the PMI-PBA® exam. If you’re looking to take the next step in your career and earn a business analysis certification, let us help you achieve your goals!

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About the PMI-PBA® Examination

PMI-PBA® Certification and Exam Details

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has answered the growing importance of business analysis in project management with a new credential, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®. This designation recognizes expertise in business analysis, used as a technique for uncovering business needs, managing requirements, and creating effective solutions to business problems in order to improve the overall success of projects.

The PMI-PBA® certification requires a combined understanding of business analysis principles, practices, tools and techniques, as well as experience working on projects. This allows credential holders to exemplify a high level of professional credibility. Ideal candidates include practitioners responsible for stakeholders, are in charge of project and/or organizational requirements (including discovery and analysis), or who apply business analysis tools and techniques to enable project success.

To be eligible for the PMI-PBA® credential, applicants must meet the following qualifications, as designated by The Project Management Institute:

Category One
General Education:
BA Experience:
Project Experience:
BA Training:
Number of Questions:
Exam Length:
Maintenance & Expiration:
Category Two
General Education:
BA Experience:
Project Experience:
BA Training:
Number of Questions:
Exam Length:
Maintenance & Expiration:

*Note: Project managers who currently hold a PMP or PgMP credential may ignore the "General Project Experience" requirements outlined above, as PMI has determined active PMP or PgMP credential holders have already fulfilled them.

More information on applying for the exam is available on the PMI website. Click the "Certification" tab on the main menu of the homepage, then choose "PMI-PBA Designation" in the quick links section. PMI is currently accepting applicants for the program.

The examination is computer-based and is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions, with 175 of those questions scored and 25 considered pre-test questions which do not affect your score. These questions are randomly placed throughout the exam. The allotted time to complete the examination is four (4) hours. The examination is offered around the world at PMI®-approved testing centers. To find a testing center in your area please visit the PMI website. The current fees for the computer-based examination are as follows:

Applicant Status Examination Fees (US Dollars)
PMI® Member $405.00
PMI® Non-Member $555.00

The PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) examination was not written according to any single text or reference. PMI has compiled a "Recommended Reading List" for those participating in this certification program.

To prepare for the PMI-PBA® exam, check out RMC's training options for self-study, instructor-led virtual training and eLearning courses.

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