PMP® Prep Fast Track

  • 5 daysDuration
  • MDP169DCourse Code
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Course description

Packed with exercises, practice exams, and study aids, this course is designed specifically to help participants prepare to pass the PMP® Exam. This course is unique in the range of project management resources and study aids that are provided for use in class, in the workplace, and in preparation for the PMP® Exam, including:

  • A comprehensive PMP® Prep Fast Track — Participant Guide
    • Concepts, Standards, and Techniques
    • Exam Taking Tips
    • Case Study Exercises
    • Templates
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (hard copy)
  • PMI® PMP® Handbook (soft copy)
  • PMI® PMP® Examination Content Outline (soft copy)
  • 10 Knowledge Area Memory Maps
  • Quick Reference Card (Formulas, Acronyms)
  • 90-day unlimited online access to PMP® Practice Exams (1300+ questions)

As each of the ten project management Knowledge Areas in the PMBOK® Guide are presented, participants learn professional standards (processes, inputs, tools and techniques, outputs), as well as the practical benefits of using those standards to keep cost, schedule, scope, and other critical project factors under control throughout the project life cycle.

The course is taught by seasoned project management professionals, while providing opportunities for participants to work with their peers in teams to apply project management concepts and techniques to a case study.

Who should attend

Individuals with at least 3 years of project management experience who are planning to take Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam in the immediate future

This course is also for program managers, project managers, and project leaders, with experience managing project teams, who wish to formalize their knowledge in alignment with the professional standards in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Fifth Edition

Prerequisites

For both target audiences, at least two (2) years of experience managing projects, including experience performing ALL the following activities:

  • Defining project scope
  • Analyzing stakeholders
  • Developing a project schedule
  • Coordinating project communications
  • Leading a project team
  • Managing a project budget
  • Monitoring the quality of project deliverables
  • Assessing project risks
  • Reporting on project performance

What you will achieve

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the ten project management Knowledge Areas and the five Process Groups.
  • Describe key project management definitions, concepts, and processes.
  • Use terms from the PMBOK® Guide as part of a common vocabulary for applying project management concepts.
  • Integrate various processes and project management activities within the project management Process Groups.
  • Identify and analyze project stakeholders.
  • Define the scope of a project.
  • Describe how to develop and manage a project schedule.
  • Describe tools and techniques for effective monitoring and control of project costs.
  • Describe the importance of developing and utilizing a quality plan and managing a project for quality.
  • Explain how to manage conflict on a project team and among stakeholders.
  • Identify and resolve common communications issues.
  • Develop and maintain a risk management plan and a risk response plan.
  • Describe common types of contracts and procurement documents.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Day One
Course Introduction
  • PMP® Exam Overview
  • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Preparing for the Practice Exam
  • Practice Exam #1
Module 1: Project Management Concepts
  • Overview of Project Management
  • Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
  • Organizational Influences
  • Framework for Project Management
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Project Management Framework Knowledge Check
Module 2: Project Integration Management
  • Overview of Project Integration Management
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase
  • Project Integration Management Knowledge Check
  • Practice Exam #2
Day Two
Module 3: Project Stakeholder Management
  • Overview of Project Stakeholder Management
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Check
Module 4: Project Scope Management
  • Overview of Project Scope Management
  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope
  • Project Scope Management Knowledge Check
Module 5: Project Schedule Management
  • Overview of Project Schedule Management
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule
  • Practice Exam #3
Day Three
Module 5: Project Schedule Management (cont’d)
  • Develop Schedule (cont’d)
  • Control Schedule
  • Project Time Management Knowledge Check
Module 6: Project Cost Management
  • Overview of Project Cost Management
  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Control Costs
  • Project Cost Management Knowledge Check
Module 7: Project Quality Management
  • Overview of Project Quality Management
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Manage Quality
  • Control Quality
  • Project Quality Management Knowledge Check
Module 8: Project Resource Management
  • Overview of Project Resource Management
  • Plan Resource Management
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Acquire Team
  • Develop Team
  • Manage Team
  • Control Resources
  • Project Resource Management Knowledge Check
  • Practice Exam #4
Day 4
Module 9: Project Communications Management
  • Overview of Project Communications Management
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Manage Communications
  • Monitor Communications
  • Project Communications Management Knowledge Check
Module 10: Project Risk Management
  • Overview of Project Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Implement Risk Responses
  • Monitor Risks
  • Project Risk Management Knowledge Check
Module 11: Project Procurement Management
  • Overview of Project Procurement Management
  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Control Procurements
  • Project Procurement Management Knowledge Check
  • Practice Exam #5
Day 5
Module 12: PMP® Exam Preparation
  • Knowledge Area Review
  • Practice Session — Key Terms, Acronyms, and Formulas
  • Exam Taking Tips
  • Final Practice Exams
  • Practice Exam #6
  • Practice Exam #7
  • Wrap-up

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