PMP® Certification Exam Preparation

Oct. 2-5, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | (3.5 CEUs)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Gain the knowledge, strategies and confidence needed to pass the PMP® Exam.

PMP® - those three letters can set you and your company apart from the competition. More and more, organizations worldwide are turning to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification as evidence of project management excellence. Surveys show PMP certified project managers experience greater than average earning and hiring preferences around the world.

This course is specifically designed to assist project managers and team leaders master the PMBOK® Guide’s content and pass the PMP certification exam.

PREREQUISITES
Candidates for the exam must have at least 35 hours of project management classroom and/or eLearning experience. This four-day program, including the after-class practice tests, will fulfill that requirement. For those with a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 4,500 hours of relevant project leadership experience over at least 36 months in the previous 8 years is required. For those without a Bachelor’s degree 7,500 hours of project leadership experience is required.

Those without the required hours of project leadership experience may consider PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential. This course is effective preparation for that examination as well.

For more information on the PMP and CAPM certifications go to www.pmi.org

COURSE OBJECTIVES

COURSE COST
$2,000

INSTRUCTOR
Mr. Bill Doescher, BSEE, MBA, PMP | Bio
Phone Number: (713) 780-2939
Email: doescher@bmc-global.com

COURSE MATERIALS/GRADING
No textbooks are required. All course materials will be provided by Instructor in class. After the course, it is recommended to acquire a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition published by PMI as a study aid. Methods to obtain a copy are discussed in class.

This course offers a certificate based on attendance and participation. The PMP® Examination is administered separately by PMI.

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1
Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Overview

• Introduction to the PMP Exam
• Definitions and Terminology
• The Project Life Cycle
• PM Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
• Project Business Documents
• Project Organization
• The Role of the Project Manager

Initiating Processes

• Developing the Project Charter
• Identifying Stakeholders

Project Planning Processes

• Developing the Project Management Plan
• Planning Scope Management
• Collecting the Requirements
• Defining Project Scope
• Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Exercise: Daily Practice Test
(after class)

DAY 2
Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Planning Processes

• Planning Schedule Management
• Defining the Activities
• Sequencing the Activities
• Estimating Activity Durations
• Developing the Project Schedule
• Planning Cost Management
• Estimating Costs
• Determining the Project Budget
• Planning Quality Management
• Planning Resource Management
• Estimating Activity Resources
• Planning Communications Management

Exercise: Daily Practice Test
(after class)

DAY 3
Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Planning Processes

• Planning Risk Management
• Identifying Risks
• Performing Qualitative Risk Analysis
• Performing Quantitative Risk Analysis
• Planning Risk Responses
• Planning Procurement Management
• Planning Stakeholder Engagement

Project Executing Processes

• Directing and Managing Project Work
• Managing Project Knowledge
• Managing Quality
• Acquiring Resources
• Developing the Team
• Managing the Team
• Managing Communications
• Implementing Risk Responses
• Conducting Procurements
• Managing Stakeholder Engagement

Exercise: Daily Practice Test
(after class)

DAY 4
Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Monitoring & Controlling Processes

• Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
• Performing Integrated Change Control
• Validating Scope
• Controlling Scope
• Controlling Schedule
• Controlling Costs
• Controlling Quality
• Controlling Resources
• Monitoring Communications
• Monitoring Risks
• Controlling Procurements
• Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement

Project Closing Processes

• Closing the Project or Phase

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

• Key Concepts, Principles, and International Perspective

Preparing for the Exam

• Logistics
• Test Taking Hints

Exercise: Daily Practice Test
(after class)

 


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