PMP : Preparation Exam

Project Management Professional Preparation Course


Price:                                      1800  AED
Duration:                                 40 Hours
Timings:                                   Flexible

Course Details

PMP Course Details

This course is based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc.,. The objective of the course is to prepare students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification examination.

Students will conduct an in-depth review of the ten knowledge areas and five process groups in the PMBOK®  Guide and practice common project management formulas. The course also reviews test-taking techniques and strategies and covers the exam format and common question types. Students will gain confidence to pass the PMP® certification examination through a thorough review of the content, study aides, and test simulations.

Students who enroll in the course should be familiar with the PMBOK® Guide and have completed the required 35 hours of project management related coursework.

Course Objective

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Understand in depth the ten knowledge areas and five process groups
  • Calculate and apply fundamental project management formulas needed for the exam
  • Understand the test format and question types found on the exam
  • Develop test-taking techniques and strategies applicable to the exam
  • Gain confidence in successfully passing the exam by completing example practice questions.

PMP Requirment

PMP Requirements

To apply for PMP certification, you need to have one of the following:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor's or equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education
  • A secondary-level diploma (high school or equivalent) and at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education

Course Outline

Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition)

  • Key terms and the project life cycle
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) and Organizational Process Assets (OPAs)
  • Organizational structure and influences
  • Mapping the interrelationships of the ten knowledge areas to the five process groups

Project Integration and Scope Management

Identifying and integrating processes and activities

  • Identifying a new project, business case and strategy
  • Defining and coordinating all subsidiary plans
  • Change-control and configuration management

Defining, validating and controlling the scope

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Determining scope through product analysis and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • Creating the WBS through decomposition
  • Setting the scope baseline and analyzing variances

Project Time and Cost Management

Time management

  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating activity resources and durations with analogous, parametric and three-point techniques
  • Developing the schedule with PDM, ADM and CDM diagrams

Determining the cost baseline and applying Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Identifying costs and calculating performance baseline
  • Assessing EVM key dimensions, variances and indices
  • Forecasting with EVM
  • Performance reporting

Project Quality Management

Implementing systems for quality

  • Preventing non conformance through Cost of Quality (CoQ)
  • Performing continuous improvements

Tools and techniques to study

  • Planning for quality using statistical tools
  • Implementing quality metrics and audits

Project Human Resource, Communications and Stakeholder Management

Developing the plan and acquiring the team

  • Creating hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI)
  • Developing the team: team building, Tuckman model, recognition and rewards
  • Motivational theories and conflict resolution techniques

Efficiently communicating with stakeholders

  • Distributing information with communication models
  • Applying communication theory and the levels of power

Managing stakeholder engagements

  • Identifying and analyzing stakeholders and their expectations
  • Increasing support and minimizing resistance

Project Risk and Procurement Management

Assessing project risks

  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Evaluating Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

Exam-relevant tools and techniques

  • Developing threat/opportunity response strategies
  • Reassessing and controlling risks

Procurement management

  • Performing make-or-buy analysis
  • Formally accepting the product and closing the project

Planning for the Exam

Preparing for test day

  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Conquering exam apprehension

Personalizing your study plan

  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Optimizing your study time and focus

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

  • The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Balancing the interest of all stakeholders

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