Introducing the PMP Certification Prep: Unleash Your Project Management Potential!
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This course properly reflects the changes made to the PMBOK® 6th edition examination as of January 2, 2021.
What will you learn?
The concepts that are covered in the PMP® examination provide a knowledge base for PMP Certification examination preparation.
Who is this course for?
Experienced Project Managers that meet PMI® hands-on project experience and educational requirements for taking the examination.
The course covers PMP® examination application requirements, application procedures, and the types of questions that are presented in the examination. It also discusses post-exam requirements for maintaining the PMP certification. An overview of how the exam is structured and preparation tips are included.
To comply with the PMP® examination update of January 2, 2021, this PMP Certification prep course is structured to cover the Project Management Domains, People, Processes, and Business Environment, with corresponding Project Management concepts mapped to their domain. As such, the Process Domain is represented by relevant Project Management Framework concepts and Process-related Project Management Knowledge Areas.
The Project Management Domain includes:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Schedule Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management.
The People Domain in this PMP Certification prep course is represented by:
- Project Communications Management
- Project Resource Management
- Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Areas
The Business Environment Domain is represented by the Project Framework concepts relating to Business Environment.
The course also addresses Agile and Agile Hybrid concepts as they correspond to the Project Management Framework and the Project Management Knowledge Areas to ensure relevant topics are covered.
Module 1: Preparing for and Taking the Exam
Preparing to Take the Exam and Instructor Introduction
Getting Certified to take the Examination
Test-Taking Tips and Techniques
Post Certification Requirements
Module 2: Process Domain
Process Domain and Framework defined
Predictive, Iterative, Incremental and Adaptive Project Life Cycles
Project Manager Skills
Framework Key Points to Remember
Framework Example Questions Review
Project Integration Management Knowledge Area Defined
Knowledge Area Process Mapping and Definitions
Develop Project Charter and Develop Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Work, Manage Project Knowledge, and Monitor and Control Project Work
Perform Integrated Change Control
Close Project or Phase
Integration Key Points to Remember
Integration Example Questions Review
Project Scope Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Scope Management and Collect Requirements
Nominal Group Technique (Delphi-Opinion Technique)
Define Scope and Create WBS
Breakdown Structures Used in WBS Dictionary
Validate Scope and Control Scope
Defining Requirements in Agile
Prioritizing requirements in Agile, Definition of Done, and Rolling Wave Planning
Scope Key Points to Remember
Scope Example Questions Review
Project Schedule Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Schedule Management, Define Activities, and Sequence Activities
Dependencies, Predecessors, Leads, and Lags
Estimate Activity Durations
Critical Path Method
Resource Leveling, Schedule Format, and Control Schedule
Agile Schedule Planning and Reporting
Schedule Key Points to Remember and Example Question review
Project Cost Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Cost Management and Estimate Cost
Types of Cost, Expected Present Value, Sunk Costs, and Depreciation
Life Cycle Costing, Status Reporting, and Determine Budget
Control Costs, and Earned Value Management
Earned Schedule, and Agile Cost Control
Cost Key Points to Remember
Cost Example Questions Review
Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Quality Management
Continuous Improvement in Agile-Adaptive Life Cycles – Kaizen and Process Analysis
Continuous Improvement in Agile-Adaptive Life Cycles – Retrospectives
Quality Key Points to Remember
Quality Example Questions Review
Project Risk Management Knowledge Area Defined
Risk Management Plan and Identify Risks
Risk Register and Issues Vs Risk
Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan Risk Responses
Implement Risk Responses and Monitor Risks
Agile Risk Tools and Risk Key Points to Remember
Risk Example Questions Review
Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Procurement Management and Conduct Procurements
Share and Point of Total Assumption
Non-Competitive Awards and Control Procurements
Procurement Key Points to Remember and Example Questions Review
Module 3: People Domain
People Domain and Project Communications Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Communications Management
Manage and Monitor Communications
Communications Key Points to Remember
Communications Example Question Review
Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area Defined
Stakeholder Position Descriptions
Plan Stakeholder Engagement and Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Monitor Stakeholder Engagement and Agile Stakeholder Engagement Techniques
Stakeholder Management Key Points to Remember
Stakeholder Management Example Question Review
Resource Management Knowledge Area Defined
Plan Resource Management and Estimate Activity Resources
Acquire Resources and Develop Team
Control Resources and Agile Teaming Concepts
Other Agile Teaming Concepts
Agile Team Roles and Troubleshooting Agile team issues
Resources Key Points to Remember
Resources Example Question Review
Module 4: Business Environment Domain
Business Environment Domain Defined
Project Selection Tools
PMO, Organizational Structure, and Reports
Agile in the Business Environment
Business Environment Key Points to Remember and Example Question Review
Frequently Asked Questions About Project Management Certification
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a globally recognized professional designation for individuals working in project management. It signifies that a person has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively manage projects.
The PMP certification is beneficial for individuals involved in project management, including project managers, team leaders, and those aspiring to become project managers. It is particularly valuable for professionals looking to advance their careers in project management and increase their credibility in the industry.
The PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide is a comprehensive guidebook published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It serves as a standard reference for project management practices and knowledge areas. The PMP exam is based on the content covered in the PMBOK Guide.
To be eligible for the PMP certification, individuals need to meet certain requirements. They must have a four-year degree (bachelor’s or global equivalent) and at least three years of experience in project management, with a minimum of 4,500 hours leading and directing projects. Alternatively, individuals with a high school diploma or an associate’s degree need to have five years of project management experience, with a minimum of 7,500 hours leading and directing projects.
While PMI does not mandate specific training, it highly recommends taking formal PMP certification preparation courses. These courses provide comprehensive coverage of the PMBOK Guide content and help individuals effectively prepare for the exam, increasing their chances of success.
To prepare for the PMP exam, it is recommended to:
a. Familiarize yourself with the PMBOK Guide and its knowledge areas, understanding the key concepts and processes.
b. Consider enrolling in a PMP certification prep course or using self-study resources to gain a deeper understanding of project management principles.
c. Take practice exams to assess your knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
d. Create a study plan with dedicated time for exam preparation, ensuring coverage of all knowledge areas.
e. Review project management concepts and best practices, reinforcing your understanding through practical examples.
f. Join study groups, forums, or professional networks to engage in discussions and gain additional support from peers.
The PMP exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that need to be completed within a four-hour timeframe. The questions cover various aspects of project management, including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and project closure. The exam evaluates your knowledge, ability to apply project management concepts and analyze project scenarios.
To maintain your PMP certification, you need to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) within a three-year certification cycle. PDUs can be obtained through activities such as attending training programs, conferences, and webinars, and contributing to the profession through volunteering or publishing articles. This ensures that PMP-certified professionals stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in project management.
PMP certification offers several advantages, including:
a. Increased job opportunities and improved career prospects in project management.
b. Recognition of your expertise, skills, and experience in the field.
c. Higher earning potential and enhanced marketability to employers. d. Access to a global network of project management
d. Access to a global network of project management professionals through PMI, facilitating knowledge sharing and professional connections.
e. Improved project management performance and higher success rates in delivering projects.
f. Increased confidence in effectively managing projects and leading project teams.
g. Demonstrated commitment to professional development and continuous learning in project management.
Your Training Instructor
Project Management Consultant and Trainer
Pete is the president of Technology, Inc., a Project Management Training and Consulting company that provides custom Project Management solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in professional/management positions. His professional credentials include an MBA; PMI ® PMP ®; PMI-ACP ®; Agile Hybrid Project Pro Micro-Credential, MCTS – MS Project 2007 & 2010; CompTIA Project+; CompTIA A+; CompTIA Net+; CompTIA i-Net+; CompTIA Server+. In addition to managing projects and IT and Accounting professionals, Pete has over 25 years of experience developing and instructing project management, MS Office, MS Project, and business soft skills courses. Pete’s instruction style emphasizes both learning the required body of knowledge and understanding how to use that knowledge in real-world situations. His style is to integrate his experiences into the training environment to take advantage of people’s natural inclination to learn through stories.