PMP® Certification Exam Prep

PMP® Certification Exam Prep

Overview

Global PM’s PMP® Certification exam preparation course is a 5-day / 35-hour “boot camp” that provides the client with all the necessary tools needed to pass the PMP® exam on the first try! This workshop is comprised of a mixture of instructor lecture with PMI® certified materials, online exercises and tests, group exercises/games, and a 200 question online mock exam.

The course is currently based on the 6th edition PMBOK® Guide and focuses on the 5 Project Management Process Groups and their integration with the 10 Knowledge Areas.

Note: The PMP exam will change in Deccember 2019. We highly recommmend taking the exam before the change. To learn more about the new exam, visit this link from PMI.

Course Syllabus
Title
1. Section 1
Lesson 1: Introduction

  • PMP® Exam Overview
  • Instructor/Attendee Introduction
  • About Project Management Institute®
  • About the PMP® Certification
  • Exam Taking Tips & Tricks

Lesson 2: PMBOK® Guide: Framework & Processes

  • Concepts and Techniques
    • PMO
    • Organization Types
    • 5 Process Groups
    • 10 Knowledge Areas
    • 49 Project Management Processes
  • Q&A Session
  • Online Exercise
  • Practice Exam

Lesson 3: Project Integration Management

  • Concepts
    • Develop the Project Charter
    • Develop the Project Management Plan
    • Direct and Manage Project Work
    • Manage Project Knowledge
    • Monitor and Control Project Work
    • Perform Integrated Change Control
    • Close Project or Phase
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor/Review
  • Online Exercises
  • Q&A Session
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

2. Section 2
Lesson 4: Project Scope Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Scope Management
    • Collect Requirements
    • Define Scope
    • Create WBS
    • Validate Scope
    • Control Scope
  • Review
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises & Self Assessment
  • Q&A Session
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 5: Project Schedule Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Schedule Management
    • Define Activities
    • Sequence Activities
    • Estimate Activity Durations
    • Develop Schedule
    • Control Schedule
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

3. Section 3
Lesson 6: Project Cost Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Cost Management
    • Estimate Costs
    • Determine Budget
    • Control Costs
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 7: Project Quality Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Quality Management
    • Manage Quality
    • Control Quality
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 8: Project Resource Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Resource Management
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Acquire Resources
    • Develop Team
    • Manage Team
    • Control Resources
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

4. Section 4
Lesson 9: Project Communication Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Communications Management
    • Manage Communications
    • Monitor Communications
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 10: Project Risk Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Risk Management
    • Identify Risks
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Plan Risk Responses
    • Implement Risk Responses
    • Monitor Risks
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 11: Project Procurement Management

  • Concepts
    • Plan Procurement Management
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Control Procurements
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

5. Section 5
Lesson 12: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Concepts
    • Identify Stakeholders
    • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

Lesson 13: Professionalism and Ethics

  • PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    • Four Core Values
  • Review/Q&A Session
  • Group Quiz with Your Instructor
  • Online Exercises
  • Apply What You Learned: Practice Exam
  • Break

PMP® Exam Preparation Activities

  • Exam Tips and Tricks Review
  • Q&A Session
  • Formula Review
  • 200 Question Mock PMP Exam

About The PMP ® Examination

PMP Certification Criteria

Candidates applying for certification as Project Management Professionals must satisfy the educational and experiential requirements for one of the following categories listed below and agree to abide by the Project Management Professional Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience.
  • 4,500 hours spent leading and directing projects*
  • 35 contact hours of formal project management education (satisfied by our 35-hour, 5-day course)

*It is not a requirement that you held the position "Project Manager" as job titles are dictated by organizations. Example: A "Manager" or "Coordinator" at your company who manages projects is leading and directing projects and therefore doing project management work.

Applying for the Exam

Candidates applying for certification as Project Management Professionals must satisfy the educational and experiential requirements for one of the following categories listed below and agree to abide by the Project Management Professional Code of Professional Conduct.

Here's a quick overview of the steps in applying for the PMP® exam:
  1. Step 1: Register for a Project Management Institute (PMI) membership at pmi.org.
  2. Step 2: Complete the Online Application.
  3. Step 3: Wait for Confirmation of Receipt and Completeness of Application (3-5 business days).
  4. Step 4: Submit Payment. ($405 for PMI members. $555 for non-members. A PMI membership is approximately $130.)
  5. Step 5: Contact Prometric Testing Center (prometric.com) to schedule an exam time.

Ready to start your application? Start your application process by clicking here.

The Examination

The PMP certification exam includes 200 multiple choice questions and takes 4 hours to complete. The questions come from 5 project management domains that include Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing. The following denotes an estimate of the number of questions from each domain:

  • Initiating - 26
  • Planning - 48
  • Executing - 62
  • Monitoring & Controlling - 50
  • Closing - 14

More information regarding applying for the exam online is available at PMI's website. The PMP® Handbook is also available in PDF format on the PMI® website. To access it, click the "Certification" menu link on the PMI® home page, then click "Which Certification is Right for You?", select "Project Management Professional (PMP®)" and finally select the "PMP Handbook" link in the right-side navigation.

How to Prepare

Its pretty simple, you have to study!!! 🙂

During our class, we will help you identify a study plan that is right for you!

December 2019 Exam Change

In December 2019, the exam will be changing significantly. We HIGHLY recommend taking the test BEFORE the change.

For a summary of the changes, please read PMI's 2019 Exam Change release. https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/pmp-examination-content-outline-june-2019.pdf 

Course Instructors
Trey Miller
MBA, PMP, PMI-SP, P6 EPPM
Charlie Durr
PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, CMII, CMIIS