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The PMP Certificate is the most recognized and respected credential in the field of project management. The purpose of our courses is to prepare eligible, or nearly eligible, students to obtain this certification by helping them with an organized study approach, by providing explanations and presentations of the most challenging topics, providing many practice questions with explanations of the answers, and access to a knowledgeable instructor.
What is PMP® Certification?
The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is recognized as the universal standard of the profession. PMP® certification is often a criteria that is either required or requested of job candidates for senior project management positions. In this workshop, you become better prepared for the PMP® exam and earn the 35 hours of required education required to be eligible to apply.
Getting PMP® certified helps expand your project management knowledge and skills, it validates your professional work experience (which is also an eligibility requirement) and it increases your marketability and often salary level. According to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition a PMP® increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.
There are currently four other certifications offered by PMI. They are the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), the Program Management Professional (PgMP®), the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®), and the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®). However, the PMP® is by far the most well-known and most requested of job candidates.
Students need to be fully aware that it takes significant individual time to complete the Project Management Institute’s PMP® application and list the eligibility work and education experience. You will be expected to do that outside of this course. It also takes more after-course preparation time to fully study the individual’s blind spots that this course pointed out. In general, students often report between 200 – 300 hours of time investing in studying for and obtaining their PMP® certification. It is recommended that this course be considered as a great launching pad including your first 50 – 80 hours.
The course units do not follow the order of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the primary textbook for the course. The PMBOK is ordered by Knowledge Areas. The course follows the order of project management processes. Here are the reasons why:
- Most student report preferring to study the process groups in the order they perform them in a project.
- It is helpful for the student to become very familiar with moving around within the PMBOK. This helps obtain a feeling of familiarity and integration of processes. It also prevents reading automatically (mindlessly) instead of purposefully.
- It encourages the use of a study/topic checklist that later becomes the student’s punch list of topics remaining for further studies prior to sitting for the exam.
The course units are as follows:
- Topic 1: The PMP Credential Introduction
- Topic 2: Overview of the PMBOK, Framework
- Topic 3: Knowledge Areas Quick Overview
- Topic 4: Project Selection and Initiating Process Group
- Topic 5: The First Planning Processes
- Topic 6: The Time Planning Processes
- Topic 7: Planning Processes (continued A)
- Topic 8: Planning Processes (continued B)
- Topic 9: Executing Processes
- Topic 10: Monitoring & Controlling
- Topic 11: Closing Processes, IITO Reviews
- Topic 12: Professional Ethics & Interpersonal Skills & Review
- Full 4-hour Mock Exam
Popular Course Formats
We offer our PMP Exam Preparation training in several formats. These include an online-only format, a virtual instruction format and a blended format including both online and personal coaching. We can also offer this course onsite at your office or through partnerships with colleges and universities.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who are or are soon to be eligible for the PMP® credential. For more information read the PMP® Credential handbook at PMI.ORG
Some students use this as their introductory course to project management. This course is not ideal for that purpose because it is directed towards experienced project managers and the content may be too challenging to the uninitiated. However, most of the non-project managers who have taken this course have both been successful in learning about the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and in completing the course. The graded quizzes can be retaken as many times as necessary to master the content and the explanations of the answers are provided immediately. So with discipline and dedication, most students can do well through the quizzing and testing.
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For the PMP Exam Preparation Track, you will need the following textbooks:
- PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th Edition (PMBOK)
- Successful Projects PMP Exam Preparation Workbook
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