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I was thinking about obtaining my PMI-PBA certification. Suggestions? Helpful thoughts?
I have a CAPM certification and I am wanting to further my career. After working on several projects I have noticed I enjoy working with numbers and was thinking about obtaining my PMI-PBA. Is this a route anyone would suggest? I was also thinking about SCRUM.

Anything helpful I appreciate.
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Hello Dustin,

i would say it depends on your actual role and where you wanna to develop. If business analysis, requirement analysis and engineering and all this things are yours, well than go for it.
If this tasks are more fitting your skills and preferences than project management work (for instance), well than go for it.

My recommendation would be to conduct a career plan.
Analyze your actual situation and what you want to do in future and than just make a valid planning.

If youre decision directs you to PMI-PBA than here is a five step process how you may gain this credential:

Getting PMI- PMI-PBA® Certified in 5 Steps:

Step 1: Learn about PMI-PBA Exam and apply.
• PMI-PBA Overview
? https://www.pmi.org/certification/business-analysis-pba.aspx
• PMI-PBA FAQ
? http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certificati...BA_FAQs_v2.ashx
• PMI-PBA Certification: What It Is and Why We Need It
? http://www.watermarklearning.com/resources...rtification.pdf
• PMI-PBA vs. CBAP – Which is Right for You?
? http://businessanalystlearnings.com/blog/2...s-right-for-you
• PMI-PBA Credential Handbook
? http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certificati...A-Handbook.ashx
• PMI-PBA Application Worksheet
? https://watermarklearning.leadpages.net/pb...tion-worksheet/
• PMI-PBA Requirements
? https://goo.gl/MwlIha


Step 2: Get started with your PMI-PBA certification preparation. Read the PMI-PBA Study Guide, PMBOK Guide and other recommended resources:
• PMI-PBA Study Guide
? http://amzn.to/1W3ddpX
The PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide provides one reference to help you pass the PBA exam on your first try. Covering all five domains of business analysis knowledge in depth, this guide provides the structure and explanation you need to comprehend and absorb that knowledge.
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
? http://www.pmi.org/learning/business-analy...management.aspx
• Practitioner's Guide to Requirements Management
? http://amzn.to/1UfTrIx
• additional Sources:
PMI-PBA Reference List
? http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certificati...ce_list_v1.ashx


Step 3: Took a PBA preparation course and get your required 35 contact hours of BA training.
This course by iZenbridge covers all 35 required contact hours.
? http://goo.gl/wMWBOf
• 90 days e-learning access
• 35 contact hours PDU certificate
• 40+ hours of core video content as per PMI-PBA® content outline
• 10+ hours of extended video content to clarify concepts in more detail
• Lesson End Quizzes


Step 4: Finalize your study and preparation. Quiz yourself using flashcards and study tables, review your notes from class, and take lots and lots of practice exams.
• 900+ practice questions which includes 2 full length tests, Practice Questions for each Business Analysis Domain and for Business Analysis tools & techniques
? http://goo.gl/wMWBOf

Step 5: Take the exam and earn your PMI-PBA®!

And to stay tuned for actual PBA informations, sample questions and expert discussions you may also consider to join our PBA related LinkedIn group:

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7057889

Hope to see you there soon,

regards,

Markus
Thanks so much for the advice!!!
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Jun 24, 2016 2:11 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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HI Dustin,

you are welcome! Glad if i could help.

Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions.

Regards,

Markus
Jun 23, 2016 11:06 AM
Replying to Dustin Hudson
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Thanks so much for the advice!!!
HI Dustin,

you are welcome! Glad if i could help.

Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions.

Regards,

Markus
Hi, Markus;

Thanks for you information. It is very useful to me.

Apart from above resources, I use following two as well:

1. Online PBA Exam testing by https://watermarkexams.com
2. BABOK 2.0 by www.theiiba.org

I am preparing for Dec PBA certification exam now.
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Nov 24, 2016 5:07 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hello Yong,

you are welcome.
All the best for the exam. Please let us know how it went.

Regards,

Markus
Network:4606
Hi Yong,

You can check these as well -

• PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• PMI-PBA Study Tables by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• PMI-PBA® 200-Question Sample Exam by John Tracy
• Pmi-pba Exam Prep: Premier Edition by Barbara A. Carkenord and Mary Jeffery
• BA FASTrack™ for the PMI-PBA® Exam by RMC Publications, Inc.
• Hot Topics PMI-PBA® Exam Flashcards by Barbara A. Carkenord
• Achieve Business Analysis Certification: The Complete Guide to PMI-PBA, CBAP and CPRE by Klaus Nielsen
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide by Project Management Institute
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute
• PMI-PBA Exam Success Series: Flashcards by Tony Johnson
• PMI-PBA certification and business analysis (Chinese Edition) by YU ZHAO PENG, KE JIAN JIE ZHU


Let us know once you pass.

Good Luck!!
Hi, Anupam;

Thanks so much!

There is only 2 weeks left. So I will focus on on-hand resources.

The book you mentioned, the Chinese version PMI-PBA certification & BA by YuZhaoPeng is second book I read from begin to end. Of course, the first one is Practice guide by PMI.
Besides, my friends, Yu Zhao Peng, do help me a lot in PMI-PBA preparing individually.
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1 reply by Anupam
Nov 24, 2016 4:44 AM
Anupam
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You're welcome Yong.

I will be writing sometime in next year. Currently referring to -

• PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• PMI-PBA Study Tables by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide by Project Management Institute
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute

Please share your lessons, and tips once you pass the exam.

Best
Network:4606
Nov 24, 2016 12:47 AM
Replying to Yong Wang
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Hi, Anupam;

Thanks so much!

There is only 2 weeks left. So I will focus on on-hand resources.

The book you mentioned, the Chinese version PMI-PBA certification & BA by YuZhaoPeng is second book I read from begin to end. Of course, the first one is Practice guide by PMI.
Besides, my friends, Yu Zhao Peng, do help me a lot in PMI-PBA preparing individually.
You're welcome Yong.

I will be writing sometime in next year. Currently referring to -

• PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• PMI-PBA Study Tables by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide by Project Management Institute
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute

Please share your lessons, and tips once you pass the exam.

Best
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1 reply by Yong Wang
Nov 24, 2016 9:34 PM
Yong Wang
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Hi, Markus, Anupam

Thanks for all.

I hope pass the PBA exam in first time. After that, I will share my experience for community.
Nov 23, 2016 9:32 PM
Replying to Yong Wang
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Hi, Markus;

Thanks for you information. It is very useful to me.

Apart from above resources, I use following two as well:

1. Online PBA Exam testing by https://watermarkexams.com
2. BABOK 2.0 by www.theiiba.org

I am preparing for Dec PBA certification exam now.
Hello Yong,

you are welcome.
All the best for the exam. Please let us know how it went.

Regards,

Markus
Nov 24, 2016 4:44 AM
Replying to Anupam
...
You're welcome Yong.

I will be writing sometime in next year. Currently referring to -

• PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• PMI-PBA Study Tables by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson
• Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide by Project Management Institute
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute

Please share your lessons, and tips once you pass the exam.

Best
Hi, Markus, Anupam

Thanks for all.

I hope pass the PBA exam in first time. After that, I will share my experience for community.
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