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Course overview

The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is recognised as the “gold standard” of the profession. The objective of this course is to provide project managers with the knowledge required to take the PMP exam. It covers:

  • the PMI® requirements to apply to take the exam
  • a proven study strategy in order to best prepare yourself to pass the exam
  • what you can expect in the exam
  • on-going certification requirements
  • the  processes  within each  of the  10 Knowledge  Areas of the PMBoK
  • the Professional and Social Responsibility domain examined in the PMP
  • other required source material of project management practices

Using the official PMBOK® Guide as the core text, all delegates will work through and identify their current strengths  and weaknesses  in  preparation   for  taking  the  PMP®   exam.  The  course includes interactive exercises, practice exams, workshops and overnight study, to help you learn essential PMBOK Guide terminology, tools and techniques.

Learning outcomes

The objective of this course is to provide project managers with the knowledge required to take the PMP exam. It covers:
  • the PMI® requirements  to apply to take the exam
  • a proven study strategy in order to best prepare yourself to pass the exam
  • what you can expect in the exam
  • on-going certification requirements
  • the  processes  within each  of the  10 Knowledge  Areas of the PMBOK
  • the  Professional and  Social Responsibility domain examined in the PMP
  • other required source material of project management practices

Who should attend

This course is designed for experienced project managers who plan to take the PMP® exam. It is absolutely essential that participants fully familiarise themselves with the exam eligibility criteria established by the PMI® (www.pmi.org).

Course contents

1.  The Basic Requirements as Stipulated by PMI®

  • The Project Management Professional Credential Handbook is comprehensively reviewed
  • Eligibility requirements: What experience and education do you require to be eligible to apply to sit the PMP exam
  • How do you apply
  • What costs are involved.

2. Examination Details

This section includes an analysis of the number and type of multiple choice questions you can expect from each of the 10 domains and the topics examined in each of the 5 project management process groups.

3. Preparation Strategies

  • Prepare yourself: Ensure you have the knowledge and skills to sit the PMP exam including terminology, essential formulas and techniques.
  • Plan your exam: Ensure you have sufficient time to study and availability to schedule your PMP exam.
  • Study strategy: This includes various study techniques to optimally prepare you for the exam and techniques to use during the exam.
  • Beyond PMP: Ensures that you fully understand recertification requirements and the resources you have available to further your career.

4.  The Ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK®

  • Integration management: Processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the five process groups.
  • Scope management: Processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.
  • Time management:  Processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project.
  • Cost management:  Processes involved in planning,  estimating, budgeting and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.
  • Quality management:  Processes include all the activities of the performing organisation that determine quality policies, objectives and responsibilities so that the project ill satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
  • Human Resource management:  Processes required to organise and manage the project team.
  • Communications management:  Processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval and ultimate disposition of project information.
  • Risk management:  Processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses and monitoring of the risks throughout the project.
  • Procurement management:  Processes to purchase or acquire the products, services or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.
  • Stakeholder management:  Provides an overview of the Project Stakeholder Management processes that include the following: identify the stakeholders, plan stakeholder management, manage stakeholder engagement and control the stakeholder engagement.

5. The Five Process Groups of the PMBOK®

  • Initiation Process Group: Defines and authorises the project or a project phase.
  • Planning Process Group:  Defines and refines objectives, and plans the course of action required to attain the objectives and scope that the project was undertaken to address.
  • Executing Process Group:  Integrates people and other resources to carry out the project management plan for the project.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:  Regularly measures and monitors progress to identify variances from the project management plan so that corrective action can be taken when necessary to meet project objectives.
  • Closing Process Group:  Formalises acceptance of the product, service or result and brings the project or a project phase to an orderly end.

Course fees

Course

Fees A$ per person

  • PMP® Project Management Professional Course
  • $2450 + gst

The course fee includes:

  • Comprehensive course workbook
  • Comprehensive test workbook featuring chapter tests plus a full sample final test
  • Process charts
  • 60 days access to supplementary online teaching materials, including videos on each chapter plus 4 simulated full-size practice tests (200 questions, 4 hours) plus other support materials
  • Preparatory online course to ensure the necessary 37 PMI Contact Hours
  • Full catering each day including sit-down lunch

It is absolutely essential that participants fully familiarise themselves with the exam eligibility criteria established by the PMI® (www.pmi.org).