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Prep Course for PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam
Get Ready to Pass the PMP® Exam
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Traditional Classroom
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3 Days
2.1 CEUs / 21 PDUs
Virtual Classroom
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Six 3-hour sessions
1.8 CEUs / 18 PDUs
On-Demand Learning
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Four 3-hour sessions
1.2 CEUs / 12 PDUs

You should have at least 15 hours of dedicated Project Management training before taking this workshop, in addition to the standard PMI® requirements.

Course Level: Intermediate

About the Program
This intensive exam preparation workshop will provide a roadmap for how to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)®’s Project Management Professional examination (PMP)® exam. The workshop is kept up to date with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide. IIL’s instructors (PMP)® certified will share test-taking tips, study strategies, and review of critical materials that will directly assist you in passing the PMP® exam. The course includes a comprehensive workbook and a sample examination. Each module includes Study Tips and Topics to Know for the PMP® exam.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals just starting the process, who need to prepare for the PMP® certification exam as quickly and effectively as possible
  • OR, individuals who have completed their educational requirements and need a “refresher” course before taking the PMP® exam

PMP® Certification Qualifications
Certification requires proving your ability to manage projects. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 35 hours of Project Management classroom and/or eLearning instruction
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4,500 hours of project management experience over 3 years/36 months
  • 7,500 hours of project management experience over 5 years/60 months (if NO degree)
  • Complete and submit the PMP® certification application directly to PMI®
  • Pass the 4-hour “computer-based” 200-question exam

In order to take the exam, you must apply directly to PMI® and pay the exam fees prior to the examination. Go to for detailed information and forms needed for the exam.

Why Become a PMP®?
The PMP® designation is recognized worldwide as the standard of the profession, attesting to one’s core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles, and techniques. Certification sets Project Management Professionals (PMP)®’s apart from the crowd.

Course Overview
Becoming a PMP®

  • Benefits of PMP® certification
  • Review of the certification process
  • Project Management IQ® Software

Project Management Framework

  • Definitions
  • Project management integrated system
  • Project life cycles and progressive elaboration
  • Project stakeholders
  • PMBOK® Guide  process groups
  • PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas
  • PMBOK® Guide process model

Project Integration Management

  • Defining project success
  • Competing demands
  • Project sponsor role
  • Integrated planning
  • Project selection methods
  • Develop project charter
  • Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Develop project management plan
  • Key project planning deliverables
  • Direct and manage project work
  • Monitor and control project work
  • Perform integrated change control
  • Change control system
  • Configuration management
  • Close project or phase

Project Scope Management

  • Plan scope management
  • Collect requirements
  • Define scope
  • Create work breakdown structure
  • Decomposition
  • Hierarchical view – WBS
  • Work package relationship to cost accounts
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Validate scope
  • Control scope
  • Developing a change control process
  • Managing scope creep

Project Time Management

  • Plan time management
  • Define activities
  • Sequence activities
  • Precedence relationships
  • Estimate activity resources
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Estimating approaches
  • Develop schedule
  • Techniques: Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Critical chain technique
  • Critical chain key elements
  • Schedule compression techniques
  • Reserve

Project Cost Management

  • Plan cost management
  • Estimate costs
  • Estimating checklist
  • Standard project estimating
  • Determine budget
  • Cost baseline – defined
  • Control costs
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)

Project Quality Management

  • Definition of quality
  • Quality terms
  • Project quality management
  • Plan quality
  • Seven basic quality management tools
  • Quality assurance
  • Control quality
  • Quality management and control tools

Project Human Resource Management

  • Organizational influences
  • Characteristics of organizational structures
  • Plan human resource management
  • Staffing management plan
  • Acquire project team
  • Develop project team
  • Manage project team
  • Stages of team building
  • Team leadership
  • Principles of leadership

Project Communication Management           

  • Plan communications management
  • Communication requirements analysis
  • Manage communications
  • Typical communication styles
  • Communication dimensions
  • Control communications

Project Risk Management

  • Plan risk management
  • Identify project risks (both positive and negative)
  • Perform qualitative risk analysis
  • Perform quantitative risk analysis
  • Plan risk responses (both positive and negative)
  • Monitor and control risk

Project Procurement Management

  • Plan procurements
  • Types of contracts and risks
  • Calculating contract cost
  • Conduct procurements
  • Types of procurement documents
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Elements of a contract
  • Common forms of contracts
  • Control procurements
  • Close procurements

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify stakeholders
  • Stakeholder register
  • Stakeholder assessment
  • Stakeholder management plan
  • Engage stakeholders
  • Issue logs
  • Manage stakeholder engagement
  • Control stakeholder engagement

PMP® Exam Review

  • The PMP® certification process
  • PMP® eligibility requirements
  • The PMP® credential examination
  • Getting prepared

Summary and Next Steps

PMP® Exam is Changing in 2016
PMI has moved the PMP exam update to January 11, 2016. IIL’s PMP courses have been updated to provide a clear path for learners preparing to take the current version of the exam, as well as those who will take the new version of the exam beginning in 2016. For more information about the exam changes, please visit

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