PMP Exam Preparation

PMP Exam Preparation
PMP certification is internationally recognized and respected. The PMP accreditation proves your knowledge and experience to potential clients and employers.
This PMP exam prep course teaches PMI®’s terminology, processes and knowledge areas as outlined in the PMBOK™ V5. It is designed to help you pass the 200-question exam covering the 5 project management processes, (initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close) 9 knowledge areas and professional responsibility. Participants learn valuable strategies for exam taking, and have the opportunity to put them into practice on a one hour practice examination. Being familiar with the format and type of questions is paramount to passing the exam.
Since Mr. Rakos is an experienced Project Manager, this course will also have real-life examples of good project management practices.
Duration: 5 days (length can be customized, e.g., 4 days for experienced PM’s)
Contact Hours: 35 which is required for taking the exam.

• Copy of slide presentation with room for notes
• A book such as RMC’s PMP Exam Prep manual
• In class exercises facilitated by the instructor for each module
• Pass the PMP Exam
• Be able to answer questions on PMBOK content on knowledge areas such as PM Framework, Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Procurement Management., Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Communication Management, Project Integration, Professional Responsibility.
•Be able to answer questions on the PMBOK processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, Monitoring, Closing.
• Develop a personal study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.
• Learn tricks for answering the questions.
• Learn the logistics of applying for and taking the PMP exam
• Know where to access many more resources such as practice questions

Course Outline

• Participants and Instructor
• Course Content and Logistics
• Estimating Exercise

Project Management Concepts & Standards
• The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
• The Project Life Cycle (PLC)
Case Study for Project Planning
• Select Project Teams
• Determine Team Projects
• Review Case Study Requirements
Scope Management
• Project Initiation
• Scope Planning
• Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• Scope Definition
• Project Scope Statement
• Implications of Scope Creep
• Milestones vs. Deliverables
• Project Charter
• Scope Verification
• Scope Change Control
Time Management
• Activity Definition
• Duration vs. Work/Effort
• Time Estimation Techniques
• P.E.R.T. Formula
• Factors in Estimation
• Dependency Theory/Activity Sequencing
• Schedule Development
• Critical Task/Critical Path
• Network Diagram and Gantt Chart
• Calculating Total Duration and Work/Effort
• Schedule Optimization Techniques
Cost Management
• Resource Planning
• Cost Estimating
• Cost Budgeting
• Cost Control
• Earned Value Analysis
• Total Project Costing
Risk Management
• Risk Management Planning
• Risk Identification
• Risk List
• Qualitative Risk Analysis
• Quantitative Risk Analysis
• Risk Matrix
• Risk Response and Contingency Planning
• Risk Monitoring and Control
Human Resources Management
• Organizational Planning
• Phases of Team Dynamics
• Staff Acquisition
• Team Development
• Project Team Management
Communications Management
• Communications Planning
• Listening Skills
• Types of Communications
• Information Distribution
• Performance Reporting
• Stakeholder Management
• Administrative Closure
Professional Ethics and Responsibility
Procurement Management
• Procurement Planning
• Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
• Plan Contracting
• Request Seller Responses
• Select Sellers
• Contract Administration
• Contract Closure
Quality Management
• Quality Planning
• Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
• Quality Assurance (QA)
• Quality Control (QC)
• Cost of Quality
Integration Management
• Project Charter
• Preliminary Project Scope Statement
• Project Management Plan
• Manage Project Execution
• Monitor and Control Project Work
• Integrated Change Control
• Project Closure
Review Practice Exam Questions
• Tips and Techniques
• Integration and Exam strategies
• Exam logistics
• Filling in the education and experience forms
• Applying for the exam
• Practice Test
Workshop Evaluations & Next Steps