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PMP® Exam Preparation Course


This course supplements distance learning with computer based training to prepare you to pass the PMP® certification exam. The course covers the best project management practices described in the PMBOK® and other reference materials and includes all 9 knowledge areas.

The course is delivered over the internet to enable you to learn the subjects at your own pace, anywhere and anytime. The course includes exercises that allow you to apply the best project management practices outlined in the PMBOK® to real life situations.

The last course segment covers test questions that will gauge your grasp of the course materials and will prepare you to pass the exam. This is a 35 hour course (satisfying the PMI® requirement for 35 hours of project management training.

With this course you get:

  • 35 hours of PMP training
  • Coverage of all 9 knowledge areas, project phases, and process groups
  • Exercises, to be completed on your own, which apply the best practices to a real life project situation
  • Test questions that gauge your grasp of the material covered

Course Outline

The course reviews each of the processes in a knowledge area by identifying the inputs that are associated with that process, the tools and techniques that can be used to modify the inputs, and the outputs.

You'll learn how the PMBOK® is laid out, how the PMBOK® looks at projects, how processes are grouped together, how processes are described in terms of inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. What you learn here puts the rest of the course into context.

  • Project management context including: definitions, project phases, project stakeholders, organizational types and their impact on the project manager, and process groups.
  • Project Integration including: the project charter, the business case, scope statement, the statement of work, the project plan, project plan execution, integrated change control, and closing the project.
  • Process groups, what processes belong to each group and how processes are integrated. Project phases and the relationship between process groups and phases.
  • Scope management including: scope planning, scope definition, creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), scope verification, and scope control.
  • How the WBS is created, work decomposition, and when the iterative breakdown process is complete.
  • Time management including: activity definition, activity sequencing, resource estimation, duration estimation, schedule development, schedule control, critical path identification, and critical path management (CPM).
  • The 2 key techniques for identifying activities: decomposition and rolling wave, how activities relate to work packages and how creating the WBS and activity definition are integrated.
  • The diagramming method, the different types of network diagrams, how activities are sequenced, leads and lags, and precedence relationships.
  • The different types of duration estimation methods and reserve analysis.
  • The Critical Path Method (CPM) and how to identify the critical path in a network diagram.
  • The different methods of shortening the schedule including, "crashing" the schedule, fast tracking, adjusting leads and lags, and analyzing precedence relationships.
  • Cost management including: estimate costs, determine budget, and control costs.
  • Earned Value Management (EVM), project performance indicators, the formulas for calculating the indicators, trend analysis and formulas for forecasting final cost.
  • The different estimating methods such as analogous, parametric, bottom up, and three point.
  • The different types of reserves: management reserve and contingency reserve.
  • Quality management including: quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control
  • Quality, grade and the differences between them. Precision and accuracy and the differences between them.
  • Quality planning concepts such as the Cost of Quality (COQ), and how it affects quality planning and the budget.
  • The different types of charts and diagrams used for Quality Control, 6 sigma quality, standard deviations, how they're calculated and process capability.
  • Human resource management including: human resource planning, project team acquisition, team development, and team management.
  • The various Organizational Process Assets and Enterprise Environmental Factors that will influence HR management and how they affect planning.
  • RAM charts and RACI or RASCI charts.
  • Different approaches to team building such as training, recognition and rewards, and ground rules.
  • We'll touch on Conflict management and its uses in managing the team. We'll also cover using the Issue Registers to manage the team.
  • Communications management including: communications planning, information distribution, managing stakeholders, performance reporting, and conflict resolution.
  • The 3 step Stakeholder Analysis technique.
  • Communications filters, the sources of filters, and how they affect communication.
  • Environment variables that affect communications and how they influence the communications plan.
  • The use of EVM to create performance reports and how performance reports are used to manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Procurement management including: plan purchases and acquisitions, plan contracting, request seller responses, select sellers, contract administration, contract closure, and identification of the various contract types.
  • The different contract types and the project work that each is best suited to.
  • Incentive Fee type contracts, the Point of Total Assumption (PTA) and how to calculate it.
  • The contract change control system and how it relates to the project's integrated change control system.
  • Risk management including: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control.
  • Risks, threats, opportunities, risk events and the relation between them.
  • An in depth review of the various identification techniques: brainstorming, Delphi, interviewing, root cause analysis, and diagramming including Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT).
  • Prioritization of risks using scoring techniques for probability, impact, and proximity.
  • The 4 types of risk responses and the 4 types of opportunity responses.
  • Contingency planning, contingency plan triggers, and workarounds.
  • Test questions to test students absorption of the material presented.
  • Tips and tricks for passing the the PMP® exam.

Price: $349 $695 (CAD) for a limited time offer. 35 PDUs