Project Management Professional PMP® Prep

This online course helps you learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. You will discover what to expect after completing the exam and learn about the eight project performance domains, agile methodology, and what is new in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 7th edition.

Note: To properly prepare for your PMP® certification exam, in addition to this course, you will need to complete other requirements. Review the PMI® website to ensure you meet the current requirements and overall eligibility.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting  October 18, 2023
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Course code: pmp

Stand out to future employers or acquire a potential promotion with your existing employer with a globally recognized project management certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This comprehensive online course will prepare you for the PMI's® prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and what to expect after you complete it. You will learn about the eight project performance domains and what is new in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 7th edition.

Expand your knowledge of important industry-related methodologies, including predictive and agile project management. Raise your project management IQ by exploring project management tools and techniques. Throughout the course, use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and processes while preparing for your online project management certificate.

What you will learn

  • Identify what's new in the PMBOK® 7th edition and the PMP® exam
  • Recall key terminology, concepts, and processes
  • Describe the eight project performance domains
  • Expand your knowledge of project management methodologies, including agile and predictive
  • Describe the necessary preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam

How you will benefit

  • Prepare yourself to sit for the updated PMP® exam
  • Memorize key terminology referenced in the PMP® exam
  • Gain insight into new concepts introduced in the PMBOK® 7th edition
  • Broaden your understanding of development approaches and the principle of tailoring
  • Be prepared before, during, and following the new PMP® exam

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
  • 24 course hours

This lesson explores the structure of the PMP® exam and the tools and techniques that will help you prepare for the exam. You will examine the value of the PMP® certification and the requirements to apply. You will learn about the PMBOK® 7th edition differences from previous editions and strategies to help prepare you for the exam.

This lesson will acclimate you to the project environment by defining a project and exploring the project manager's roles and responsibilities. You will identify basic project management terminology and learn about the differences in project management concepts.

This lesson covers the stakeholder performance domain, the first of eight performance domains discussed in this course. You will learn about the activities and functions of project stakeholders and identify strategies to engage and analyze stakeholders and sponsors. The leadership structures in waterfall and agile projects are also compared.

This lesson covers the team performance domain and focuses on the activities and functions of those responsible for delivering project deliverables. It identifies ways you can empower stakeholders to work on a project. You will learn about the unique advantages of diverse projects and teams and compare the roles and responsibilities in waterfall vs. agile teams.

This lesson is about the development approach and lifecycle performance domain. It focuses on the activities and functions associated with the development approach, the delivery cadence, and the phases of the life cycle of a project. You'll learn about how to apply this domain to both waterfall and agile projects and how to track your project's progress.

This lesson is about the planning performance domain. During the lesson, you will focus on the work you and the project team do to plan for project coordination. You'll learn about defining the project scope and objectives and the documentation needed for a project. You also identify how to incorporate scope changes into a project. Differences in project planning for predictive and agile methodologies are discussed.

This lesson covers the project work performance domain, which addresses the work effort associated with creating team norms, processes, and managing resources. You will learn about the processes in a project and identify project constraints. You will also examine project deliverables and cadences.

In this lesson, you will review the delivery performance domain, ensuring the project deliverables' quality and scope are achieved. You will learn how the project benefits the stakeholders and receivers and how to communicate when unexpected outcomes need resolution. You will also examine how to measure project progress using various methodologies.

In this lesson, you will review the measurement performance domain, which assesses the project's performance and what actions you can take to ensure that the performance meets stakeholder expectations. You will identify measures for projects and analyze team progress and performance. You will also explore how to present project progress to stakeholders.

In this lesson, you will review the uncertainties performance domain, which is definitely risky business. You will learn about risks and issues and risk mitigation processes. You will identify how uncertainties appear on different project types.

In this lesson, you will review the models, methods, and artifacts. It covers the tools and techniques a project manager would typically have for a project and are used throughout the lifecycle, not limited to one performance domain. You will identify project management models and commonly used methods and artifacts.

In this lesson, you will review common transitions, working with other PMs, and life after the PMP. You will learn to work with a project management office to evolve projects and programs. You will explore how organizational change impacts projects. You will also examine post-exam requirements to maintain your certification and grow your skillset.

Tony Swaim

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)®.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • 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:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th Edition

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.​

Self-Paced: Your course begins immediately after you enroll.​

Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends. You will interact with the instructor through the online discussion area. There are no live sessions or online meetings with the instructor.

Self-Paced: You have 3 months of access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students in the online discussion area.

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release. However, you will have access to all lessons from the time they are released until the course ends.​

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period. Discussion areas for each lesson are open for the entire duration of the course.

Instructor-Led: Students enrolled in a six-week online class benefit from a one-time, 10-day extension for each course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.​

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

According to Labor Insight, powered by Emsi Burning Glass, a leading labor market analytics firm, the median project manager salary in the U.S. is $77,451. Based on nationwide data, those with a PMP® certification can expect their median salary to increase to $94,944.