The goal of this class is to prepare students to successfully pass the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam. This five-day class is a rapid infusion of information targeted toward increasing their ability and the probability that they will pass the exam. It will also meet the requirements for the 35 hours of contact education required for registering for the PMP® exam. It also meets the definition of PDU.
Some participants may use this class at the beginning of their preparation and may plan to take the examination at some point in the future. Others will use this class as a capstone experience and take the examination soon after the class. This class focuses on the materials included in the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, which is the principal source of questions on the PMP® exam. It also includes materials from “other authoritative sources” of project management literature, which are also tested on the exam.
Because this class is intended to prepare you to successfully take the exam, the flow of the course is directed toward that end. During the class, practice exams will be administered to test your readiness to take the exam. Those questions are similar in difficulty to PMP® exam questions. You are not required to share your results on the sample exam or achieve a particular score in order to get “credit” for this workshop. The test is there to help you learn and assess your progress.
This class is organized around the various types of PMP® exam questions and provides guidance for them. In general, this class positions you to answer what we regard to be the four types of PMP® exam questions:
Application questions, which test your ability to apply a defined set of methods and perform the necessary calculations. Note that not all exams will contain the requirement to apply all methods. A wise student will, however, be prepared to perform any of these calculations. Because these calculations do not require the use of judgment, as do many situational questions, they are regarded by some exam takers as “easier” questions. Don’t miss the opportunity to score well on these questions.
This course is based on the 5th edition of the PMBOK®.
The target audience for this course is a project manager beginning to prepare for the PMP® or CAPM certification exam or one who wants a capstone for preparation. Students should visit the PMI® website and ensure that they meet the stringent experiential requirements necessary to take the exam.
2. What is a Project?
3. Project Charters
4. Project Scope Statement
5. Developing the Project Budget and Communicating the Plan
6. Risk Planning
7. Planning Project Resources
8. Developing the Project Team
9. Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information
Laying out Quality Assurance Procedures
Managing Project Information
Managing Stakeholder Engagement
10. Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
11. Controlling Work Results
12. Closing the Project