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PMI-PBA certification preparation
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I am PMP professional with experience in business analysis and I am interested in following PMI-PBA training with view to a certification:
- Can anyone please recommend a providor in the Luxembour area for contact training?
- Any book you would recommend to prepare the certification?

Thank you for sharing, Maria
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Maria, I do not know any providers in Lux but you can use online providers just as efficiently. There are many, like watermark learning, who provide prep exams etc. which you subscribe to and will help prepare you for what to expect. Based on your results you can focus your efforts on specific knowledge areas.

Besides the PMBOK you must also familiarize yourself with the Professional Business Analysis Handbook. I did not use any other material. But this would obviously depend on you level of experience but if you are an experienced PM you should not have much difficulty.

As with the PMP certification be aware of catch out questions. I found that there are many questions structured in a way to try and catch you out rather than test your knowledge.
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Jun 26, 2017 4:10 PM
Maria Ascorbe
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Thank you Anton, Markus, Seema and Sergio for sharing the personal experience and providing such detailed advice on available resources.

I was initially thinking of taking an on site course but it seems that on-line training could be a better option for me, and I will certainly look into the iZenBridge offering.

Markus, I sent you a request to join the LinkedIn group that you recommended.

Seema, I will watch the sample lesson and contact you if I have questions or need assistance.

Thank you again, it is great to be part of this community and to count on you for professional advice.

Regards, Maria
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Hello Maria,

like Anton i would recommend to look for a (cost) effective online/self study prep.
If you can effort this here is a short guidance for your purposes:

Getting PMI-PBA® Certified in 5 Steps:

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Certification
Are you ready to stand out in the business analysis and project management industries by becoming a certified Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®?
PMI® recently announced, that they will release a new BA standard in 2017 and latest than their PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) certification will become more popular and important in the business world. Accelerate your career growth and support your organization and become a Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®!

Here are the stops how to:

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 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®!

In addition i would like to recommend you joining this LinkedIn group for further guidance and discussion with fellow aspirants and so on:

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

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
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Thanks Markus for referring iZenBridge course!!


Maria , our online course is self-pace program and it has everything needed to crack the exam in the first attempt.

iZenBridge provide a unique way of learning with Best Support System and Follow Up Sessions, worth your investment. iZenBridge online PBA course comes with a 7-days money back guarantee if you don't love it.


As we are serving PMI-PBA at Global level and we have an online course which has all the benefits of training by the way all the flavors of learning, it has:

1. Self-pace videos are designed to learn whenever you need and comfortable. Course videos are not voice over, these are classroom style, engaging, enjoyable, and designed using interactive whiteboard sessions and serves the purpose. It will double the speed of getting dry business analysis concepts, like these: like these http://www.izenbridge.com/pmi-pba/online-c...-sample-lessons
2. Live sessions with me happen every alternate Saturday to discuss the questions in the group. These sessions you can join till you get certified.
3. Your Learning in the community via the forum is one of the media to crack the certificate in the shortest possible time. Our exclusive forum has 500+ threads for your PMI-PBA exam topics. Learning in the community is fast and makes concepts easy.
4. Assessment questions will help you to check the readiness for the exam.
5. Support through Email like for assisting in filling the application form

You can download Business Analysis Practice Guide from the study material. Also, lesson notes are available in of PDF files for all Business Analysis domains.

Maria , I will be in your corner. You can reach me anytime if you need any support for your PMI-PBA exam. This course will be one of the best course you've ever experienced in your certifications journey.



The cost of course is USD 190, you can enroll in the course using http://www.izenbridge.com/pmi-pba/online-course/
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Maria: you do not need a provider. You can prepare yourself for the exam. I can not say much more because I am part of the group which work with the PMI as Quality Assurance of credential examination questions for all credentials. My recommendation is: 1-read an understand the handbook before doing anything else. 2-take a look to the list of recommended readings. 3-take into account that all questions are situational questions based mainly in two books: PMBOK and Practice Guide. 4-make tones of exam questions mock ups and when you get 75%-90% of accuracy then you are ready.
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Thanks to Anton, Markus, Seema and Sergio for sharing those resources and approaches as I am also at the front end of the PMI-PBA journey.

I will put my two cents in towards the end of this path with my experiences and thoughts. (This will hopefully follow successful attainment of the credential!).
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Jun 26, 2017 2:33 AM
Replying to Anton Oosthuizen
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Maria, I do not know any providers in Lux but you can use online providers just as efficiently. There are many, like watermark learning, who provide prep exams etc. which you subscribe to and will help prepare you for what to expect. Based on your results you can focus your efforts on specific knowledge areas.

Besides the PMBOK you must also familiarize yourself with the Professional Business Analysis Handbook. I did not use any other material. But this would obviously depend on you level of experience but if you are an experienced PM you should not have much difficulty.

As with the PMP certification be aware of catch out questions. I found that there are many questions structured in a way to try and catch you out rather than test your knowledge.
Thank you Anton, Markus, Seema and Sergio for sharing the personal experience and providing such detailed advice on available resources.

I was initially thinking of taking an on site course but it seems that on-line training could be a better option for me, and I will certainly look into the iZenBridge offering.

Markus, I sent you a request to join the LinkedIn group that you recommended.

Seema, I will watch the sample lesson and contact you if I have questions or need assistance.

Thank you again, it is great to be part of this community and to count on you for professional advice.

Regards, Maria
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Maria, you can't take too much mock-up exam. You can find many on-line and some for portable (phone) so you can do it while travelling.

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