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PMP Preparation Course

About the Course

This course includes individual and group exercises in which students apply some of the more critical concepts to work in project management. The approach is to facilitate knowledge transfer in an engaging manner to ensure that students will recognize the critical study areas so they are ready to take the exam. This course helps prepare for test day by answering sample exam questions during class.

Course length: 5 days / 35 contact hours of education

Level: Intermediate

Audience

This course is intended for project professionals who are qualified to sit for and seek to pass the PMP® exam. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, team leaders, team members who want to hone their study skills to pass the PMP® exam so that they can stand out to employers and maximize their earning potential.

Prerequisites

  • Courses aligned with the standards set forth by Project Management Institute (PMI®).
  • Strong knowledge of project management fundamentals.
  • Four-year degree.
  • 3 years (4,500 hours) leading and directing projects.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine your approach to learning, studying, and test-taking.
  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Recognize the critical terms and concepts within the project management framework.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key elements of each of the project management processes.
  • Describe the interactions among the processes.
  • Determine those areas that are important to study versus others that are “nice to know”.
  • Explain the key points in terms of professional responsibility in project management.
  • Avoid common pitfalls associated with taking the exam.

Benefits to You

This accelerated course helps experienced candidates prepare for the PMP® Exam by putting ownership of the material in the candidate’s hands.

It focuses on the PMBOK® Guide Process Groups and Knowledge Areas, as well as the critical topic of Professional Responsibility, and will ensure candidates obtain all the PM education hours needed to apply for the exam.

The Knowledge Map

The KnowledgeMap will be used to test and improve the knowledge of students in the field of project management.

The Project Manager’s Knowledge Map is a unique tool developed by Expedition Project Management, which allows you to identify gaps in your project management knowledge. In strict accordance with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition) the project manager’s knowledge decomposed into 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas. An example of the Knowledge Map scorecard is given in the picture:

Passing Knowledge Map exams, you answer questions correctly or incorrectly. All responses are stored in the system database. As each question is linked to one or more PMBOK processes and/or knowledge areas, the overall picture shows which topics should be improved become clear.

In the picture above it is clear that the Monitoring & Control Process Group and the Scope Management Knowledge Area should be improved. The Knowledge Map scorecard will change after reading the relevant literature, training, and re-passing the exams for the studied topics.

Preparing for the PMP exam can last long enough until all the bars will be green. Ideally, each section should contain at least 80% of correct answers.

Go to the site KnowledgeMap.pm to access your Knowledge Map.

Detailed Course Outline

  1. Learning, Studying, and Test Taking
    • Test and performance anxiety
    • What kind of learner are you?
    • Studying best practices
  2. Project Management Framework
    • Purpose of the PMBOK® Guide
    • Key Project Management Terminology
    • Organizational Influences on Project Management
    • Scalability of Project Management
    • What is a Process?
    • Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  3. Initiating Process Group
    • What’s Important
    • Initiating Processes
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
    • Prepare Your Study Plan
  4. Planning Process Group
    • What’s Important
    • Planning Process Group
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
  5. Executing Process Group
    • What’s Important
    • Executing Process Group
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
    • Prepare Your Study Plan
  6. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
    • What’s Important
    • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
    • Prepare Your Study Plan
  7. Closing Process Group
    • What’s Important
    • Closing Process Group
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Prepare Your Study Plan
  8. Study Tips
    • Reference Materials
    • Study Tips
    • Test Tips
    • Test Strategy

Contacts

Anatolii Savin, PMP, PfMP, M.S.P.M., MCP

LinkedIn.com/in/AnatolySawin

Phone/Messangers: +380 (67) 744-4615

Skype: anatolysavin

E-mail: anatoly@savin.pm