P905 Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam Preparation

The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is accepted worldwide as proof of project management experience and competency. Having a (PMP)® certification proves that the candidate has an advanced level of experience and project management knowledge, as well as capability to study for and pass a rigorous examination. This seminar will teach the student the logistics of the examination, how to apply for it, how to prepare for it and how to pass the exam. The seminar will provide the basic knowledge required, and cover all the steps needed to pass the exam and attain the PMP® certification. The course is designed for professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)  before taking the PMP® exam, as well as for those who are interested in understanding the science of Project Management and how it applies to their business.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for Executives and mid career employees with at least 3 years (4,500) hours of project management experience, Project Management Team Members, Project Coordinators, Project Administrators, Project Expediters, Assistant Project Managers and Junior Project Managers. However, Senior Project Managers are often interested in attending the course and applying for the examination to prove being educated and aware of the state-of- the-art Project Management Knowledge and Terminology.

Course Outline

The course follows the framework of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Fifth Edition. Each topic is introduced and discussed, with emphasis on the Inputs-Processes-Tools and Techniques-and Outputs structure outlined in  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)  Fifth Edition.

Introduction, Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle, Project Management Processes Integration Management

  • Get to know classmates (company, industry, background)
  • PMI® and PMP® certification process
  • Project management context, life cycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Balancing the advanced triple constraints of a project; Project Stakeholders, Project Manager skills
  • Project Management in different Types of Organizations
  • Inputs-processes-outputs of Integration Management
  • Develop Project Charter, Develop Project Management Plan, Direct and Manage Project Work, Monitor and Control Project Work, Perform Integrated Change Control, Close Project or Phase
  • Questions & answers

Project Scope Management; Project Time Management

  • Plan Scope Management, Collect Requirements, Define Scope, Create WBS, Validate Scope and Control Scope
  • Plan Schedule Management, Define- and Sequence Activities, Estimate Activity Resources and Duration, Develop and control Schedule.
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) using a hands on Network Diagram Exercise
  • Schedule Compression
  • Questions & answers

Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resource Management

  • Plan Cost management; Estimate Costs, Determine Budget
  • Earned Value Management Case Study and Control Costs
  • Plan Quality, Perform Quality Assurance and Control Quality
  • Plan Human Resource Management, Acquire-, Develop- and Manage Project Team.
  • Management Styles, HR Recognized Theories
  • Questions & answers

Communication Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Stakeholder Management

  • Plan-, Manage- and Control Communications
  • Plan Risk management, Identify Risks, Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk analysis, Plan Risk Responses and Control Risks
  • Plan Procurement Management, Conduct-, Control and Close Procurements.
  • Contract Types
  • Identify Stakeholders, Plan Stakeholder Management, Manage and Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Questions & answers

Professional Responsibility

  • Legal, ethical, and professional behavior
  • Code of conduct, cultural issues of international projects
  • The PMP® Certification process
  • Test-taking techniques
  • Mock Examination

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