Project Management Professional (PMP/CAPM) Exam Preparation
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Project Management Professional (PMP/CAPM) Exam Preparation

Project Managers earn six figure salaries and are in hot demand. Join this elite group and elevate your career.
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Last updated 4/2017
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The PMBOK® Guide only summarizes or lists Project Management framework and context topics in Chapters 1 and 2. The entire book is basically a reference book for the PMI project management standard. It is not oriented toward learning the material. For this reason, the class covers each framework, context, standard, and knowledge area topic in detail with information from the source reference materials used to create the exam. General knowledge that the project manager is expected to know through experience and prior training is covered, so that the course is comprehensive in preparing you to take the test.
  • Note: PMI is the owner of the registered trademark for Project Management Professional (PMP/CAPM) (PMP,CAPM)®
  • No prerequisite course. You will need access to a copy of the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition, which is available as a download from the PMI website for PMI members, or may be purchased in hardcopy from the PMI Bookstore on the website, or in most major bookstores, including on-line bookstores.
  • Note: PMI is the owner of the registered trademark for Project Management Professional (PMP/CAPM) (PMP,CAPM)®

Major corporations are adopting A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition, from the Project Management Institute, and the related Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, as the primary sources of competency in the field of Project Management.

Market research indicates that employers want to hire project management practitioners who have real experience leading and directing projects. To better meet this need, PMI is incorporating in the certification application process the requirement to document experience leading and directing the various tasks required in effective project management. In addition, PMI is placing increased emphasis on situational questions in the testing process for the PMP Certification to better evaluate applicant skill in actually using their PMBOK® Guide knowledge. This has made the PMP Certification test harder than it was in the past, and increases the value of preparation course work prior to taking the test. This course, along with the review of materials and repeated practice testing, will more than adequately prepare student to take the PMP Certification Exam. For those individuals who cannot qualify for the PMP Certification Exam, this course will amply prepare them to sit for the CAPM Certification Exam.


***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****


"Great course content and great instructor. Larry answered all my questions and I now feel that studying for the PMP exam will be a lot less of a daunting task than I originally thought." - Mary W.

"I liked the way the course addressed the interaction between the Process Groups and the Knowledge Areas in the PMBOK Guide. I think I understand the big picture a lot better now and I know it will be easier to prepare for the exam." - Chris K.

"I really enjoyed the class and have a new appreciation for project management and for the importance of PMP certification. Rich course content and an excellent instructor were a real plus for me." - Anne S.

"Excellent course. A lot of very useful material that I can review as needed, as I prepare for the PMP exam. Instructor was a big help." - Jean B.

According to Eric Bloom there are 10 reasons you should get the highly prestigious PMP certification:

1. Will expose you to mainstream thinking on project management standards, techniques, best practices, and current trends

2. You will learn great new tricks and techniques to assist you in your project management activities

3. When hiring, many companies are now giving preference to project managers that are PMP certified

4. It's a formalized display of your professional ability

5. If working for a consulting firm, your PMP credential may help your company win business, making you more valuable to your firm

6. Will provide networking opportunities with other PMPs

7. Will impress your friends at cocktail parties

8. Will provide potential teaching opportunities by teaching PMP classes to future PMP candidates

9. Illustrates personal drive to further your credentials, knowledge, and professional abilities

10. Helps to distinguish you from other project management professionals in this tough job market

You'll have lifetime online access to watch the videos whenever you like, and there's a Q&A forum right here on Udemy where you can post questions.

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Who this course is for:
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders who would like to adequately prepare for the PMP certification exam and those Team Members or students who cannot qualify to sit for the PMP Exam and would like to earn a CAPM credential. Participants will review all PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas and will be presented with practice quizzes and a final practice exam in this very thorough and highly successful course.
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 07:13:47
+ Introduction
3 lectures 05:08
How to download Exercise Files and Handouts
+ Framework - Project Management and Context
6 lectures 50:38

What are projects, how and where do they fit in?

Preview 12:31

What knowledge and skills does the project manager need?

Preview 05:23

Understanding the application area of the project and what the product will do

Preview 03:14

Understanding the environment the project operates in

Preview 08:17

How is the project organized and how does it fit into the rest of the organization

Preview 12:50

What are the phases of the project, and what happens in each

Preview 08:23
+ Interpersonal Skills
10 lectures 54:06

What is a leader and what does a leader do?


How do you deal with people? How do you build a successful team?

Team Building and Management Style

How do you get the team to do what needs to be done?


Effective Communication and its role in successful projects

Effective Communication

Influencing your organization to get things done

Organizational Influence

Dealing with and resolving problems. Making decisions

Decision Making and Problem Solving

Understanding the effects of politics and culture on the team and the project. Using power.

Political and Cultural Awareness

Negotiation in project management


Managing conflict in the project context

Conflict Management

Managing change and how it contributes to project success

Change Management
Framework Quiz
14 questions
+ Ethics and Professional Conduct
1 lecture 07:07

Doing what is right!

Ethics and Professional Conduct
Ethics Quiz
8 questions
+ Process Groups and the Standard
1 lecture 06:29

The ANSI standard. PMI process groups.

3 - The Process Groups
Chapter 3 Quiz
10 questions
+ Integration Management
6 lectures 34:07

Starting the project

4.1- Develop Project Charter

Making Plan

4.2 - Develop Project Management Plan

Working a Plan

4.3 - Direct and Manage Project Work

Controlling the plan

4.4 - Monitor and Control Project Work

Controlling change to the plan and project

4.5 -Perform Integrated Change Control

Wrapping up the project

4.6 -Close Project or Phase
Chapter 4 Quiz
13 questions
+ Scope Management
6 lectures 32:10

How we will manage project scope

5.1 Plan Scope Management

Determining requirements

5.2 Collect Requirements

Defining scope using the identified requirements

5.3 Define Scope

The Work Breakdown Structure - laying the project's foundation

5.4 Create WBS

Gaining product acceptance to confirm scope

5.5 Validate Scope

Controlling scope changes

5.6 Control Scope
Chapter 5 Quiz
15 questions
+ Schedule Management
8 lectures 38:59

How will we manage the schedule?

6.1 Plan Schedule Management

Defining the work needed to deliver the components in the work breakdown structure

6.2 Define Activities

Putting the activities in the right order

6.3 Sequence Activities

Figuring out resources required for the activities

6.4 Estimate Activity Resources

Estimate how long activities will take

6.5 Estimate Activity Durations

Create the schedule for the project

6.6 Develop Schedule

Critical Path Methodology

6.6a Critical Path

Track and control schedule

6.7 Control Schedule
Chapter 6 Quiz
12 questions