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PMP Exam Prep 10/2, 3, 4, 9,13 – 2023

October 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am 4:30 pm

  • 10/2/2023
  • 10/3/2023
  • 10/4/2023
  • 10/9/2023
  • 10/13/2023
  • 8:00AM – 4:30 PM

The PMP Exam Prep Course: a 5 day course designed to provide students with all the training necessary to pass PMI’s (Project Management Institute) PMP Exam, along with a clear understanding of how those concepts translate to the ‘real world’ of being a project manager.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for professionals who are eligible for the PMP Exam and have the desire to learn the valuable project management tools taught in this course. It is intended for prospective students wanting to translate their experience to the PMI methods and gain critical certifications that provide an advantage in the competitive job market.

Course Outline:

Introduction and PMP Exam Overview
Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the PMI application process
  • Overview of the PMP Exam details
  • Learn exam-taking tools and techniques
  • How to enroll in the PMP Exam
  • Identify exam preparation key methodologies

Understanding your knowledge baseline before you take the course
Take a Baseline Assessment test

The Project Management Framework
Learning objectives:

  • Understand the definition of project and project management
  • Understand the 9 project management knowledge areas
  • Define process and a project life cycle
  • Identify and define project stakeholders
  • Specify influences of organizational structures on project management
  • Highlight the skills required for a project manager
  • Define the Project Manager’s responsibilities
  • Identify social-economic environmental influences to projects
  • Define the 5 process groups of project management
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Integration Management
Learning objectives:

  • Define the project manager’s role as integrator
  • Control “gold plating” through work authorization
  • Understand the value of documenting lessons learned
  • Define the elements and importance of the Project Charter
  • Create a Project Management Plan
  • Define the Execution of the Project Management Plan
  • Know the use of baselines to monitor the progress of the project
  • Define integrated change control
  • Understand project closure
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Scope Management
Learning objectives:

  • Identify project constraints
  • Development of a Scope Management Plan
  • Development of a Project Scope Statement
  • Development of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Implementing scope verification
  • Controlling scope creep
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Time Management
Learning objectives:

  • Methods for developing a schedule
  • Developing network diagrams and understanding dependencies
  • Duration estimation
  • Calculating the critical path(s) for the project
  • Calculating total float and free float of activities
  • Crashing and fast-tracking a project and resource leveling
  • Developing a Schedule Management Plan
  • Controlling a schedule
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Cost Management
Learning objectives:

  • Resource Planning
  • Cost estimating through analogous estimating, bottom-up estimating, parametric estimating and computerized estimating tools
  • Earned value analysis
  • Order of Magnitude, Budget, and Definitive estimates
  • Calculating Present Value, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Payback Period, Benefit Cost Ratio and Opportunity Cost
  • Variable Cost, Fixed Costs, Direct Cost and Indirect Cost
  • Project Life Cycle Costing
  • Value Engineering
  • Controlling cost
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Quality Management
Learning objectives:

  • Responsibility for quality
  • Impacts of poor quality
  • Tools used for Quality Management Planning
  • Developing a Quality Management Plan
  • Implementing Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control through Fishbone Diagram, Pareto Diagram, and Control Chart
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Human Resources Management
Learning objectives:

  • Roles and responsibilities for Project Manager, Team Members, Project Sponsor, and Senior Management
  • Organizational planning
  • Staff acquisition
  • Developing a responsibility chart
  • Team building
  • Leadership skills
  • Human resource constraints
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Communication Management
Learning objectives:

  • Developing a communications plan
  • Communication methods
  • Communication blockers
  • Performance reporting
  • Administrative closure
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Risk Management
Learning objectives:

  • Developing a Risk Management Plan
  • Techniques for identifying and categorizing risks
  • Qualitative and Quantitative risk analysis
  • Using a decision tree
  • Developing risk response strategies and plan
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Procurement Management
Learning objectives:

  • Procurement planning
  • Advantages and disadvantages of contract type selection
  • Solicitation planning and execution
  • Source selection
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Contract change control and close-out
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Project Stakeholder Management
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Project Management Professionals
Learning objectives:

  • Thorough understanding of PMI’s expectations of conduct
  • Summary of concepts and approaches to questions for the PMP Exam

Take the Verification Exam and test your readiness to sit for the PMP Exam

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