Course Code: ppa
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)®.
Completion of Tony Swaim's PMP® Certification Prep 1 online course (or equivalent experience).
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.
Course Code: PPF
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.
In order to become a PMI certified project manager, there are also work experience requirements. If you have an associate's degree, 7,500 hours of experience leading and directing projects is required. If you have a bachelor's degree, this is reduced to 4,500 hours. All candidates must have 35 hours of project management training. Our online class for PMP prep provides 24 course hours towards this total.
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 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 three-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 2 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 before your three-month access expires.
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 2 weeks plus 10 days 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
Excellent course! The online delivery was well suited to my busy schedule as a consultant. Tony's patience and support made the experience one I would recommend unconditionally."
The suggested learning techniques: cards, printed lessons, quizzes, and text were varied enough to keep my interest and also supported my travel schedule. It was good not to have to rely solely on online access. A colleague told me that the PMP® prep would be like learning another language and then describing what you already know in a new vocabulary. True, but it also clarified concepts and structured the project process in a very reasonable way. I give a big A+ for the flashcard projects. At first I thought they were busy work, but I found the focus they provided plus the ability to review essential information that perhaps would grow stale in just a few weeks was an incredible value."
Great course! I liked being able to study at my own pace vs. being in a classroom. The instructor was great about answering questions and providing feedback."
Yes, I passed the exams. The PMP® prep courses are very helpful in preparation for the PMP exam. Thanks, Tony."
Great program. I have recommended this to several people. The on-line aspect makes it flexible. The cost is very reasonable. The deadlines keep me engaged."
I completed the PMP® Certification Exam today with a passing grade. It was a long, difficult test and the material in the two preparation courses definitely helped me achieve this goal! Thank you for providing these helpful classes!"
I greatly enjoyed taking this course….I passed the PMP® test one week after the end of the course. I credit the course for a good share of that success."
Thank you Mr. Swaim! I enjoyed learning in your class and you have been very helpful and patient throughout the course."
Tony, Thank you once again. Now I can talk about project management intelligently."