Welcome to The BA Guide's recommended learning tools section.  This page contains a list of learning resources I strongly encourage you to check out.

I have personally created or vetted out every recommendation on this page.  In fact, many of the tools listed here were actually crucial to me becoming a successful Business Analyst. 

Before digging into the outstanding resources I know and trust, an important disclosure.

 

Recommended learning tools you can use to succeed!


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$72.39

The Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v3

BABOK v3 is the guide to Business Analysis standard of practice. Created by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the BABOK provides information on Business Analysis theory, techniques, and best practices.

  • Utilized as the base of knowledge for ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP certification exams
  • Updated and revised in 2016
 
 

$89.95

CBAP & CCBA Certification Study Guide v3

Everything you need to pass the CBAP and CCBA exams the first time!

  • A detailed BABOK summary, focused on aligning your business analysis experience with the BABOK Knowledge Areas, enabling you to pass the CBAP and CCBA exams
  • Tips, hints, and techniques for structuring, mastering, and retaining information to help you streamline your study time and pass the test
  • Over 100 figures, tables, and illustrations summarize key points and focus your study time
 
 

$34.00

BABOK v3 Study Tables

These study tables allow you to learn the BABOK Guide v3 in a comprehensive and detailed, yet highly visual package.

  • Prepare for the ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP by studying and memorizing these key concepts from the BABOK
  • Visual format allows for better learning and retention of the materials
  • Each table is color coded for easy identification of BABOK Knowledge Areas
 
 

$99 - $159

$99 - $159

The CCBA Online Study Exam

Increase your odds of passing, reduce exam anxiety, and save time with this realistic online CCBA certification preparation tool. 

  • Over 1,100 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual CCBA exam, to reduce surprises and increase confidence when you sit for the exam
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question with references to the BABOK® Guide v3
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and a simulation mode to help you take unlimited 130-question practice tests
  • Works great on major mobile devices, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets
  • Flexible subscription pricing includes 30, 60, and 90 day options 
 
 

$99 - $159

$99 - $159

The CBAP Online Study Exam

Increase your odds of passing, reduce exam anxiety, and save time with this realistic online CBAP certification preparation tool. 

  • Over 1,100 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual CBAP exam, to reduce surprises and increase confidence when you sit for the exam
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question with references to the BABOK® Guide v3
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and a simulation mode to help you take unlimited 120-question practice tests
  • Works great on major mobile devices, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets
  • Flexible subscription pricing includes 30, 60, and 90 day options 
 
 

$33.04

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

Provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area.

  • Accurately describes the work of business analysis
  • Identifies tasks that are performed
  • Gives essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects
 
 

$69.95

PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide

The PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide provides a reference to help you pass the PBA exam on your first try. 

  • Covers all five domains of business analysis knowledge in depth
  • Tips, hints, and techniques for structuring, mastering, and retaining information to help you streamline your study time and pass the test
  • Over 75 figures, tables, and illustrations summarize key points and focus your study time
 
 

$99 - $159

$99 - $159

The PMI-PBA Online Study Exam

Increase your odds of passing, reduce exam anxiety, and save time with this realistic online PMI-PBA certification preparation tool. 

  • Over 800 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual PMI-PBA exam
  • Instant detailed feedback with reference numbers to explain both correct and incorrect answers
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and an exam simulation mode
  • Works great on major mobile devices, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets.
  • Flexible subscription pricing includes 30, 60, and 90 day options
 
 

$40.69

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)

This guide reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. 

  • Utilized as the base of knowledge for PMP and CAPM certification exams
  • Updated and revised in 2015
 
 

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PMP Exam Prep Online Course

Pass the PMP® exam with this quality training! Includes exercises, videos, and concise explanations to ensure you both understand and retain the information.

  • Provides 35-contact hours of project management education from a registered PMI instructor
  • Complete coverage of the entrire PMBOK Fifth Edition
 
 

$91.08

PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition - Updated: Rita's Book for Passing the PMP Exam

This book was created with years of PMP exam preparation experience, endless hours of ongoing research, interviews with project managers who failed the exam to identify gaps in their knowledge, and a razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don't waste a single minute of their time studying.

  • Fully updated with the changes to the PMBOK 5th Edition
  • Chalked full of outstanding exercises, sample questions, best practices, and games to help you not only learn the information, but also retain it
 
 

$50 - $99

$50 - $99

The PMP and CAPM Online Study Exam

Increase your odds of passing, reduce exam anxiety, and save time with this realistic online PMP and CAPM certification preparation tool. 

  • 578 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual PMP and CAPM exams
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question with references to PMBOK 5th Edition
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and an exam simulation mode
  • Works great on major mobile devices, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets.
  • Flexible subscription pricing includes 30, 60, and 90 day options
 
 

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