Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep II

Continue preparing for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. This course will help you learn more about the PMBOK Guide as you gain insight into PMI's code of professional responsibility and discover powerful techniques that will help you pass.
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Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you will encounter on the PMP® exam. Use proven learning techniques to help you absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.

In this course, the second part of the two-part certification preparation series, you will learn more about the PMBOK® Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. This course will teach you all about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes.

You will also gain a strong understanding of such topics as earned value management, risk management, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and make-or-buy analysis. In addition to learning about the PMBOK®, Guide, you will gain insight into PMI®'s code of professional responsibility and discover powerful techniques you can use to continue preparing for the PMP® exam after this course is over.

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

  • The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, 5 Process Groups, and 47 project management processes.
  • The relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs.
  • Key terminology, concepts, and formulas.
  • How to define and describe earned value management, risk management, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and make-or-buy analysis.
  • All about the code of professional responsibility.
  • Tips and techniques related to the questions on the PMP? exam.

How you will benefit

  • Build on your knowledge gained in our PMP? Certification Prep I online course.
  • Prepare to take and pass the Project Management Institute's PMP? certification exam.
  • Build your resume and stay a step ahead of the competition.

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 get an overview of Project Cost Management, and see how cost estimating helps you define how much money you'll spend for your project.

Discover the essence of cost budgeting and cost control to keep your project moving in the right direction.

Gain insights into the role of quality in your projects by examining benchmarking, flowcharts, design of experiments, and the cost of quality.

Understand how the Manage Quality and Control Quality processes fit into a quality management system and be able to identify the tools and techniques associated with each.

Plan and manage resources for your project effectively.

Learn how to integrate three project communications management processes to achieve effective project communications.

Discover how to manage project risk through planning, identifying, and assessing risk conditions.

Develop and implement risk responses to high priority risks and monitor project in anticipation of new risks.

Learn how to apply key procurement concepts, including make-or-buy analysis, supplier sourcing, and contract administration.

Discover how to plan and implement a stakeholder engagement plan to meet the expectations of your project stakeholders.

Master the integration processes to manage, control, and close project phases and the project.

Gain insights into the elements of professional responsibility, including ethics, politics, and continual personal improvement.

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)®.


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.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


Completion of Tony Swaim's PMP® Certification Prep 1 online course (or equivalent experience).

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. 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 and the current version of the PMP exam.

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:

PMI provides additional resources on their site to help prepare for the new exam. You can access more information by visiting