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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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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

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What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

Who is the target audience?

  • 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.

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Section 1: Introduction

Introduction to the course

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts
1 page
Section 2: The PMP Certification and Exam

What is the PMP, and how do I get it?

Section 3: Framework - Project Management and Context

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


What knowledge and skills does the project manager need?


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


Understanding the environment the project operates in


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


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

Section 4: Background Knowledge

Basics of probability and statistics


Management skills you should already have

Section 5: Interpersonal Skills

What is a leader and what does a leader do?


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


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


Effective Communication and its role in successful projects


Influencing your organization to get things done


Dealing with and resolving problems. Making decisions


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


Negotiation in project management


Managing conflict in the project context


Managing change and how it contributes to project success

Framework Quiz
14 questions
Section 6: Ethics and Professional Conduct

Doing what is right!

Ethics Quiz
8 questions
Section 7: Process Groups and the Standard

The ANSI standard. PMI process groups.

Chapter 3 Quiz
10 questions
Section 8: Integration Management

Starting the project


Making Plan


Working a Plan


Controlling the plan


Controlling change to the plan and project


Wrapping up the project

Chapter 4 Quiz
13 questions
Section 9: Scope Management

How we will manage project scope


Determining requirements


Defining scope using the identified requirements


The Work Breakdown Structure - laying the project's foundation


Gaining product acceptance to confirm scope


Controlling scope changes

Chapter 5 Quiz
15 questions
Section 10: Schedule Management

How will we manage the schedule?


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


Putting the activities in the right order


Figuring out resources required for the activities


Estimate how long activities will take


Create the schedule for the project


Critical Path Methodology


Track and control schedule

Chapter 6 Quiz
12 questions
Section 11: Cost Management

How we will manage cost.


Estimating how much the activity resources required will cost and how they will be funded


Determining the project budget merging activity costs with the scheduled timeline


Tracking and controlling costs. Earned Value

Chapter 7 Quiz
15 questions
Section 12: Quality Management

Introduction to quality management. Background


How will we manage quality in the project. What is the standard we will shoot for?


Activities done to assure quality will be achieved


Check the product to see if it met standard. Determine what went wrong if not and how to fix it.


Additional background on well-known writers about quality that you should know about

Chapter 8 Quiz
17 questions
Section 13: Human Resource Management

How we'll staff and manage the project team. Determine what roles must be filled.


Obtain resources to assign to all project roles


Develop effective teamwork within the team using team development techniques and leadership skills


Track team performance and provide feedback and correction.

Chapter 9 Quiz
10 questions
Section 14: Communication Management

Plan for the required project communication activities and products


Collect information on project status and progress and issue required reports to stakeholders.


Track and ensure communications are happening as planned and correct any deficits.

Chapter 10 Quiz
10 questions
Section 15: Risk Management

Plan how the project will deal with risks that arise during the project.


Identify risks that might impact the project


Analyze the identified risks qualitatively to determine likelihood and impact.


Analyze the identified risks quantitatively to determine likelihood and impact.


Using the results of analysis, determine potential risk responses and add required actions to the project plan.


Track identified risks and responses and modify as required.

Chapter 11 Quiz
12 questions
Section 16: Procurement Management

How will the project manage procurement of resources over the life of the project. Determine what resources must be procured from outside the organization.


Request vendor responses for needed procurements, and decide how the procurement will be done.


Track procurement progress, expediting deliveries, controlling payments.


Close procurements upon project completion

Chapter 12 Quiz
10 questions
Section 17: Stakeholder Management

Identify project stakeholder and determine what they require of the project.

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