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PMP – Project Management Professional Certification Preparation

Course Objectives

This hands-on PMP Certification program led by the industry’s top PMP instructors, will prepare you to pass the PMP exam, earning one of the most valued credentials around.

Concentrating on PMI’s actual PMP exam content from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Fifth Edition (PMBoK Guide) and other sources, this program features a wide variety of proven learning tools and study aids.

What you’ll get:

  • Expert led lectures
  • Real-life examples
  • Tips and tricks to conquer the exam
  • 36 PMI PDUs
  • Assistance with the PMI application process

To become a certified Project Management Professional, a student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 4,500 hours of Project Management experience, and 35 hours of classroom instruction that relate to project management objectives (ITShare’s PMP training satisfies this requirement) – OR – a High School diploma or equivalent and 7,500 hours of Project Management experience.
  • Supporting Documentation is required for the above qualifications.
  • Pass the PMP exam, which consists of 200 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 4 hours. ITShare’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification course will prepare you for this exam


  • Prepare to take the PMP or CAPM exams
  • Become familiar with PMBoK Guide terms, definitions, and processes
  • Advance soft skills in leadership, negotiation, communication and conflict resolution
  • Master test-taking techniques
  • Learn styles and types of questions found on the PMP or CAPM exams
  • PMBoK Guide’s five process groups, nine knowledge areas, and the area of professional and social responsibility

Course Outline

  1. Introduction and PMP Exam overview
    1. Learn about the PMI application process.
    2. Overview the PMP Exam details.
    3. Learn exam-taking tools and techniques.
    4. How to enroll in the PMP Exam.
    5. Identify exam preparation key methodologies.
    6. Students take Baseline Assessment test
  2. The Project Management Framework
    1. Define what a project is and what project management is.
    2. Understand the 9 project management knowledge areas.
    3. Define a project life cycle.
    4. Identify and define project stakeholders.
    5. Specify influences of organizational structures on project management.
    6. Highlight the skills required for a project manager.
    7. Define the Project Manager’s responsibilities.
    8. Identify social-economic environmental influences to projects.
    9. Define the 5 process groups of project management.
    10. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
  3. Project Integration Management
    1. Highlight methods for project selection.
    2. Define the elements and importance of the project charter.
    3. Understanding the creation and use of preliminary scope statement.
    4. Identify project constraints.
    5. Define the project manager’s role as integrator.
    6. Control “gold plating” through work authorization.
    7. Understand the value of documenting lessons learned for Organizational Process Assets.
    8. Create a project plan.
    9. Define the Execution of the project plan.
    10. Know the use of baselines to monitor the progress of the project.
    11. Define integrated change control.
    12. Administrative closure.
    13. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
  4. Project Scope Management
    1. Development of a scope management plan.
    2. Development of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
    3. Implementing scope verification.
    4. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
    5. Application Exercise: Project Case Study
  5. Project Time Management
    1. Methods for developing a schedule.
    2. Resource Planning.
    3. Activity List creation and estimation.
    4. Developing network diagrams (CPM, PDM and ADM charts).
    5. Using dependencies.
    6. Calculating the critical path(s) for the project.
    7. Calculating slack.
    8. Crashing and fast tracking a project.
    9. Resource leveling.
    10. Developing a schedule management plan.
    11. Use of CPM, and Monte Carlo to estimate the duration of the project.
    12. Schedule Control.
    13. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
    14. Application Exercise: Project Case Study
  6. Project Cost Management
    1. Cost estimating through analogous estimating, bottom up estimating, parametric estimating and computerized estimating tools.
    2. Earned value analysis.
    3. Precision of estimates.
    4. Understanding Present Value, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Payback Period, Benefit Cost Ratio and Opportunity Cost.
    5. Variable Cost, Fixed Costs, Direct Cost and Indirect Cost.
    6. Project Life Cycle Costing.
    7. Cost budgeting.
    8. Value Analysis.
    9. Cost control.
    10. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
    11. Application Exercise: Project Case Study
  7. Project Quality Management
    1. Responsibility for quality.
    2. Impacts of poor quality.
    3. Tools used for Quality Management Planning.
    4. Developing a Quality Management Plan.
    5. Implementing Quality Assurance.
    6. Quality Control through Fishbone Diagram, Pareto Diagram, and Control Charts.
    7. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
  8. Project Human Resources Management
    1. Roles and responsibilities for project manager, team members, project sponsor and management.
    2. Organizational planning.
    3. Staff acquisition.
    4. Developing a responsibility chart.
    5. Team building.
    6. Leadership skills.
    7. Human resource constraints.
    8. Conflict management and resolution.
    9. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
  9. Project Communication Management
    1. Developing a communications plan.
    2. Communication methods.
    3. Communication blockers.
    4. Performance reporting.
    5. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
    6. Application Exercise: Project Case Study
  10. Project Risk Management
    1. Developing a risk management plan.
    2. Techniques for identifying risks.
    3. Risk register.
    4. Categorizing risks.
    5. Qualitative risk analysis.
    6. Quantitative risk analysis.
    7. Using a decision tree.
    8. Understanding what-if analysis.
    9. Developing a risk response plan.
    10. Risk response strategies.
    11. Risk monitoring and control.
    12. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
    13. Application Exercise: Project Case Study
  11. Project Procurement Management
    1. Procurement planning.
    2. Advantages and disadvantages of contract type selection.
    3. Statement of work.
    4. Solicitation planning.
    5. Solicitation.
    6. Source selection.
    7. Negotiation.
    8. Contract administration.
    9. Contract change control.
    10. Contract close-out.
    11. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion
  12. Project Management Ethical Responsibility and Code of Conduct
    1. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion


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