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.
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Starting  August 18, 2021
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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.

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMBOK, PgMP, PMI-RMP, CAPM, PMI-SP, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

What you will learn

  • Build skills for the final PMP? exam through a series of helpful pre-tests
  • Learn the secrets to studying the PMBOK? guide
  • Develop an understanding of the phases and structures of any management project
  • Define the sequence of activities and process interactions involved in your project
  • Learn to estimate resources, identify requirements, and predict outcomes and durations

How you will benefit

  • Learn a variety of project management methods that will positively impact your career
  • Gain confidence in your ability to prepare for and pass the PMP? on your first attempt
  • Acquire interpersonal and management skills that will enhance your employment options

How the course is taught

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

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.

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)®.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • 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.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are not included in enrollment. Please purchase the latest version of your materials prior to the start of your session.

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

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.
Self-Paced: You have 3 month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

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.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your 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.

The new PMI PMP exam beginning in January is based on the 6th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide which our course is also based on. The new PMP exam will have a larger focus on agile practices of which, 50% of the exam will be agile based. Our course does cover agile concepts, however, not to the degree covered in the new exam so additional study time on agile may be needed outside this course. In addition to changes in content focus, the new exam question types are also changing. Instead of just multiple-choice questions, there will be additional question types such as matching and fill-in-the-blank.

To learn more about the new PMI PMP exam changes, you can visit PMI's site: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp/earn-the-pmp/pmp-exam-preparation/pmp-exam-updates.

PMI provides additional resources on their site to help prepare for the new exam. You can access more information by visiting https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp