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When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
From 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Virtual
Presenter: Laura Paton

Online registration is available until: 2017-11-10
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Virtual PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) Prep Course


·November 11th, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

· November 18th, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

· December 2nd, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

· December 9th, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Virtual


Before taking this course students may want to review the required business analysis and general project experience requirements listed in the PMI-PBA® Handbook.


· This course provides 35 contact hours needed to fulfill the PMI business analysis training requirements.

· Homework will be assigned and expected to be completed to obtain the full 35 contact hours.

· A separate application to take the PMI-PBA® examination is required.  

· It is recommended that the exam be written within 6 months of completing the course.

·Strong internet connection. A link to test your internet connection will be provided upon registration.

· PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide will be provided. Mailing address is required if you would like a book shipped to you. PMI Members can also download a PDF version at no cost.


Course Level: Intermediate/ Advanced.

About the Course: This course provides an in-depth review of the business analysis knowledge, skills, and tasks as discussed in the PMI business analysis standard Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. The material within this course provides a solid overview of the activities commonly performed by those fulfilling the business analysis role on programs and projects. The content of this course is fully aligned to the definition of the business analysis practice as detailed within the role delineation survey completed for PMI in 2013. The course is intended to prepare students who are interested in taking the PMI-PBA® exam.


Target Audience for this Course:

  •  Practitioners who have been performing business analysis for at least three years
  • Certification prospects who are planning to take the PMI-PBA® exam in the next 3-6 months
  • Students who desire to learn more about the PMI-PBA® certification exam and process
  • Any Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) considering obtaining a BA certification from PMI

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the business analysis tasks discussed in Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  •  State the importance of the five business analysis domains covered by the PMI-PBA®
  • Assess readiness for taking the PMI-PBA®
  • Prepare effectively for the exam
  • Identify other sources to assist in preparing for the PMI-PBA®
  • Complete the application process     


Instructor Profile:

Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CSM
Founder and CEO of BA Academy, Inc.

Over 30 years of in-depth project management and business analysis experience across numerous industries. Passionate about helping organizations and individuals mature and improve their BA skills and practices.

Industry Contributions:

 Chair and author for PMI’s Guide to Business Analysis (Including the Standard for Business Analysis) and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

• Chair and author for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) v3

• Project manager BABOK® Guide v2

• IIBA® Head of New Product Development 2011-2014

 Previous IIBA® RTP Chapter VP of Education and Professional Development


Early Bird Pricing until October 27:
$895 CAD + HST for PMI Toronto members
$1150 CAD + HST for non members

Pricing Starting October 28: 

$995 CAD + HST for PMI Toronto members and $1250 CAD + HST for non members

Please Note: Only PMI Toronto members are eligible for the discounted rate for the course. You can obtain your PMI & Toronto Chapter membership on-line at the PMI website.

After joining as a member of PMI with Toronto Chapter affiliation, please email Payment Confirmation and your PMI Member ID # to so we can set up your membership profile. You will then be emailed a Username and Password to login to the Toronto website and register for the course.

PDUs: 35 (10 Strategic, 15 Technical and 10 Leadership)

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing

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