Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep I

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep I

Prepare for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. This course will help you master the content in the first seven chapters of the PMBOK Guide and discover tips and techniques related to questions you with experience on the actual PMP exam.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs
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Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Find out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP® exam. Use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.

Project Management Institute (PMI) recently updated the PMBOK Guide with changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam which took effect March 26, 2018. This course has been recently updated to align with the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition and the current version of the PMP exam.

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In this lesson, you will explore PMI and the PMBOK® Guide. You will also learn about the PMP® Certification and requirements for the exam.

This lesson covers some key concepts: Project Management definitions, project life cycles, and business documentation.

Understand how the environment influences projects.

Learn how the five process groups relate to the project management processes and project management knowledge areas.

Understand the project manager role and its responsibilities.

Discover how interpersonal skills work together with your project management knowledge.

Begin your investigation of the first of the ten project management knowledge areas. Learn about the first two Integration processes and the creation of two essential project management documents: the project charter and the project management plan.

Learn how to develop a scope management plan, collect requirements and define the specific scope of your project.

Discover the importance of creating a WBS, validating a project's scope, and controlling the scope.

Create a schedule management plan and define activities.

See how estimating duration and sequencing activities work together to set the stage for project schedule development.

This lesson will cover the last two sections of the PMBOK® Guide Chapter 6: Develop Schedule and Control Schedule.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are not included in enrollment. Please purchase the following materials prior to the start of your session. Please note, study guide pages referenced in the course lesson may vary by edition.

Project Management Institute (PMI) recently updated the PMBOK Guide with changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, which took effect March 26, 2018. This course has been updated to align with the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition.


Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.


This was my first online course and I am extremely pleased with it. I will be enrolling in other courses.

Tony Swaim has exceptional subject matter expertise and is very supportive. He makes himself readily available for discussion. I would recommend this instructor to others.

Absolutely fabulous course! I recommend this class to anyone who is on the prowl to take their PMP®. Wonderful pre-tests to build up to the final exam! Can't wait until the next one!

Although many would consider I have much PM experience, the PMP® Certification Prep has taught me that I have forgotten a few things... and still have a bit to learn.

Excellent class. The instructor was awesome. I will be sitting for the PMP® this September. I feel this class has prepared me. I feel comfortable and I am ready and confident that I will pass the exam the first time.

I enjoyed PMP® Prep I, and am looking forward to the next course. Tony, keep up the good work, this is good stuff.

This course definitely met my expectations, and I will be signing up for the PMP® Certification Prep 2 class. I've really learned a lot.

This course was very good. It was very informative and educational. It has showed me what I know and what areas I need to study more so I can pass the PMP® test.

Tony, thank you for your assistance in this course. I look forward to continuing my studies in pursuit of the PMP® certification and would like to thank you for getting me started in the right direction.