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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep

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Course Number

276

Duration

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In this Project Management Professional (PMP)® training course, you gain extensive knowledge to prepare yourself for the PMP certification exam. You will be provided with a deep understanding of essential terminology and knowledge areas that make up the PMBOK® Guide, a copy of the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, as well as 300 practice exam questions and the Learning Tree PMP Exam Prep Guarantee.

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare to pass the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam while completing the required 35 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate process groups and knowledge areas from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Analyze the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • At least three years of experience as a project manager
  • This course provides the 35 required PMI PDUs for candidates to be eligible to take the PMP exam.

PMP eligibility Criteria have two categories:

  • Category 1:
    • Candidate holds a Bachelor's degree
    • Candidate must have at least 4,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)
  • Category 2:
    • Candidate possesses a high school diploma but no other higher-level education degree
    • Candidate must have at least 7,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)

The Learning Tree PMP Exam Prep Guarantee

  • Learning Tree stands behind the quality of its courses. If for any reason you do not pass your PMP exam after completing this course, contact us within 60 days of your original course attendance to schedule a free course retake.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

  • Key terms and the project life cycle
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) and Organizational Process Assets (OPAs)
  • Organizational structure and influences
  • Mapping the interrelationships of the ten knowledge areas to the five process groups
  • Project Integration and Scope Management

Identifying and integrating processes and activities

  • Identifying a new project, business case and strategy
  • Defining and coordinating all subsidiary plans
  • Change-control and configuration management
  • Determining key deliverables and conducting benefit analysis

Defining, validating and controlling the scope

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Creating the WBS and setting the baseline
  • Project Time and Cost Management

Time management

  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating activity resources and durations with analogous, parametric and three-point techniques
  • Developing the schedule with PDM, ADM and CDM diagrams

Determining the cost baseline and applying Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Identifying costs and calculating performance baseline
  • Assessing EVM key dimensions, variances and indices
  • Forecasting with EVM
  • Performance reporting
  • Project Quality Management

Implementing systems for quality

  • Preventing nonconformance through Cost of Quality (CoQ)
  • Performing continuous improvements

Tools and techniques to study

  • Planning for quality using statistical tools
  • Implementing quality metrics and audits
  • Project Human Resource, Communications and Stakeholder Management

Developing the plan and acquiring the team

  • Creating hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI)
  • Developing the team: team building, Tuckman model, recognition and rewards
  • Motivational theories and conflict resolution techniques

Efficiently communicating with stakeholders

  • Distributing information with communication models
  • Applying communication theory and the levels of power

Managing stakeholder engagements

  • Identifying and analyzing stakeholders, and managing their expectations
  • Increasing support and minimizing resistance
  • Project Risk and Procurement Management

Assessing project risks

  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Evaluating Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

Exam-relevant tools and techniques

  • Developing threat/opportunity response strategies
  • Reassessing and controlling risks

Procurement management

  • Performing make-or-buy analysis
  • Formally accepting the product and closing the project
  • Planning for the Exam

Preparing for test day

  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Conquering exam apprehension

Personalizing your study plan

  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Optimizing your study time and focus
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Balancing the interest of all stakeholders
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Training Hours

Day 1 Course Hours:
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
60-minute lunch

Days 2 - 4 Course Hours:
9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
45-minute lunch

Day 5 Course Hours - Last Day:
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
45-minute lunch
Free Course Exam:
4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Extended hours course to warrant 35 PMI PDUs
Overnight reading required

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Earn 35 Credits from NASBA

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Earn 35 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 35 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 25 PDUs
Leadership : 6 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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