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Preparing for the PMP Exam

This highly interactive two-day course provides delegates with a concise overview of the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas that have been defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The primary objective of the course is to prepare delegates for the PMP® exam, helping them to demonstrate that they have the necessary education, experience and competency.

The course has been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to the PMI approach. Our expert trainers explain the framework through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning ‘games’ and practice exam questions.

You will also receive course manuals which include a ‘Question and Answer’ booklet.             

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Learning Objectives

  •   Define the role of the project manager
  •   List the key initiating activities that help determine whether to start and/or continue with a project
  •   Create a detailed plan for the project which will include scope, schedule and cost baselines as well as the management strategies for the project
  •   Describe the purpose of quality planning, assurance and control
  •   Identify, analyse and manage project risks
  •   Explain a number of reporting and control techniques that can be used to help execute the project
  •   Describe the interpersonal skills that will help engage and manage the team and other stakeholders
  •   List the key activities that will bring the project to an orderly close
  •   Explain the trends and emerging practices within project management
  •   Identify the tailoring considerations when applying PMI’s framework, including its application within adaptive and agile environments

Pre-Requisites

Delegates are expected to have a minimum of three years' experience in leading projects. The full list of prerequisites for undertaking the PMP examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org. Delegates who apply after attendance, can use this event to contribute 14 hours towards PMI's requirement for 35 hours’ of formal project management training before being accepted for the exam.

Course Content

Specific course content will include:

Project Management Framework

  •   A generic introduction to project management and the overall structure of the PMBOK® Guide. The benefits of adopting a formal project management approach will also be outlined.

Process Groups

The PMI processes are organised into five Process Groups:

  •   Initiating
  •   Planning
  •   Executing
  •   Monitoring and Controlling
  •   Closing

The iterative implementation of these activities helps ensure that projects are delivered in a structured manner.

Knowledge Areas

PMI processes are further arranged across 10 Knowledge Areas and the course is structured around each of these areas:

  •   Integration Management
  •   Scope Management
  •   Schedule Management
  •   Cost Management
  •   Quality Management
  •   Resource Management
  •   Communications Management
  •   Risk Management
  •   Procurement Management
  •   Stakeholder Management

Throughout the course, delegates will participate in Question & Answer sessions that will help consolidate the learning and ensure adequate preparation for the subsequent examination.

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Exams & Certification

The PMP exam is not part of this course and delegates must arrange the exam directly with PMI. The exam typically takes place at a designated test centre. Full details of the 200-question, four hours, online examination and the application process can be found at http://www.pmi.org/.

PMI®, PMBOK® and PMP® are all marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Pre-Reading

Delegates are expected to have already purchased the core textbook, 'Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition' and be familiar with its content prior to attending the course. This textbook must be brought to the course.

It is also likely that many delegates will be in the process of working through one or more of the PMP® Exam Prep textbooks that are widely available.

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