Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Prep Boot Camp

Course:  MSPMPC
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management both on the job and through professional certification is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace.

In this course, you'll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP exam. Concentrating on exam content from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Fourth Edition (PMBOK Guide) and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using PMI terminology.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction

  • PMP and CAPM Exam Requirements
  • Benefits of PMP certification
  • Review of the certification process
  • Exam Questions
  • Maintaining Certification
  • Exam-Taking Tips
  • Assessment Quiz

PM Foundation

  • PM Definitions
  • Project Life Cycle vs. Project Management Life Cycle
  • Organizational Structure
  • Practice Test

PM Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

  • PM Process Groups
  • PM Knowledge Areas

Examining Professional Project Management

  • Identify Project Management Processes
  • Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities
  • Identify the Interpersonal Skills Required for a Project Manager

Project Integration Management

  • Overview of Project Integration
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase
  • Summary Exercise
  • Practice Exercises
  • Practice Test

Project Scope Management

  • Overview of Project Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Verify Scope
  • Control Scope
  • Summary Exercise
  • Practice Exercises
  • Practice Test

Initiating a Project

  • Examine the Project Management Context
  • Examine Project Selection
  • Prepare a Project Statement of Work
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Identify Project Stakeholders

Planning Project Work

  • Identify the Elements of a Project Management Plan
  • Document Stakeholder Requirements
  • Create a Scope Statement
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure

Developing Project Schedules

  • Create an Activity List
  • Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Duration for Project Activities
  • Develop a Project Schedule
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Establish a Schedule Baseline

Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets

  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Estimate the Cost Baseline
  • Reconcile Funding and Costs

Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

  • Create a Quality Management Plan
  • Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
  • Create a Communications Management Plan

Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses

  • Examine a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan

Planning Project Procurements

  • Plan Project Procurements
  • Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
  • Prepare a Procurement Document

Executing Project Work

  • Identify the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process
  • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
  • Acquire the Project Team
  • Develop the Project Team
  • Manage the Project Team
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

Managing Project Procurement

  • Examine the Conduct Procurements Process
  • Obtain Responses from Sellers
  • Determine Project Sellers

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

  • Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
  • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
  • Utilize the Integrated Change Control System
  • Review Deliverables and Work Results
  • Control the Project Scope

Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs

  • Control the Project Schedule
  • Control Project Costs

Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality

  • Perform Quality Control
  • Report on Project Performance

Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks and Procurements

  • Monitor and Control Project Risks
  • Administer Project Procurements

Closing the Project

  • Close Project Procurements
  • Close the Project or Phase Administratively

Practice Exercises

Practice Test

What You Can Expect

You will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • describe professional project management.
  • initiate a project.
  • plan project work.
  • develop project schedules.
  • develop cost estimates and budgets.
  • plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • analyze risks and plan risk responses.
  • plan project procurements.
  • execute project work.
  • manage project procurement.
  • monitor and control project work.
  • monitor and control project schedule and costs.
  • monitor and control project performance and quality.
  • monitor and control project risks and procurements.
  • close the project.
Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Recommended Prerequisites

Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. 

Training Style

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

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