PMI®-Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) Certification Exam Prep

  •  day(s)Duration
  • 2.1 CEU/21 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDP880Course Code
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Course description

This intensive three-day workshop is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, maintenance, analysis, communication, and reporting of project schedules as well as tips and strategies for passing the Project Management Institute's PMI-SP® Certification Exam. The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that your schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.

This course covers the tasks included in each of the five domains tested on the PMI-SP® Certification Exam.

Who should attend

Project schedulers, project managers and other project team members who need to understand scheduling and the use of schedules in managing projects. Individuals planning to test for their PMI-SP® Certification should also attend.

What you will achieve

  • An orientation to the topics and structure of the PMI-SP® Certification Exam,
  • Knowledge in the five domains covered on the exam:
    • Schedule Mission Management, Schedule Creation,
    • Schedule Maintenance, Schedule Analysis and
    • Schedule Communication/Reporting
  • Understanding of Critical Scope Elements — identify the components of the project scope documentation that drive the structure of your project schedule.
  • Capability in Creating Project Schedules — create effective schedule models that represent your project work and the dependencies between activities.
  • Ability to Update Schedules — learn how to apply status and changes to your schedule to maintain an up to date view of schedule health.
  • Analysis Skills — gain the ability to identify potential schedule issues and learn methods to address them.
  • Experience with Project Communications and
  • Reporting — create and understand various types of communication and reporting formats and the audience for each.
  • An opportunity to take a practice exam modeled after questions encountered on the PMI-SP® Certification Exam

What you will learn

  • Tasks included in the five domains identified in the PMI-SP® Examination
  • Specification: Schedule Mission Management, Schedule Creation,
  • Schedule Maintenance, Schedule Analysis and Schedule Communication/Reporting.
  • How to translate Critical Scope Components — extract key milestones and project constraints and incorporate them into your project schedule.
  • Project Time Management Processes — learn activity definition and sequencing, schedule development, and resource planning and management.
  • Critical Path Methodology — identify the activities that are most likely to cause your project to be late.
  • Methods to Update and Analyze your Schedule — learn the preferred approach to applying status and changes to your project and understand how to analyze resulting impacts.
  • Options for Problem Resolution — create "what-if" scenarios to compare various possible approaches to schedule issues, including fast-tracking and crashing.
  • Types of Project Reports — understand the benefits and applications of various project reports and how to interpret them.
  • How to Convey Schedule Information — create the necessary communication pieces to inform stakeholders.
  • Tips and strategies for studying for the PMI-SP® Certification Exam.

This course is currently not scheduled. To be notified of the next available date, provide us with your information. Or, if you have a group to train, contact us to learn more about bringing this course onsite to your location:

Call: 1.800.288.7246 (US ONLY) or +1.978.649.8200


Form: Corporate Onsite Request Form