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TSE015-5 PMI® PMP® and CAPM® Exam Preparation Workshop

Fifth Edition

Course Description

There is a growing demand for project managers with proven credentials.  Administered by the Project Management Institute, PMI®, the PMP® Certification exam is intended to provide experienced Project Management Professionals with a credential that attests to their familiarity with standardized, formal and successful project management processes. More and more companies are requiring newly hired project managers, and even their existing project management staff to obtain their PMP credential as a way of helping ensure their project management staff possesses the desired capabilities.  The CAPM® Certification is designed for those individuals who have not yet attained the real world experience in project management to the level of a PMP, but do want to demonstrate their familiarity and understanding of standardized, formal and successful project management best practices and processes.

This course prepares participants to take either the PMP or CAPM Certification exam using a highly focused approach - that is, you learn what you need to know and do in order to pass the PMP or CAPM exam, rather than what you need to know and do to be an effective project manager. Here we make the same assumption for the experienced project manager as the PMP exam itself, that participants already have the required project management experience.

Those involved with the PMP/CAPM certification programs are awarded 24 PDUs - "Contact Hours" towards the requirement needed to sit for the exams. Our Global R.E.P. number is 1270.

Upon completion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:
  • Understand the test taking process and manage their test taking experience to maximize their test scores.
  • Answer questions from the ten Knowledge Areas.
  • Answer questions regarding Professional Responsibility.
  • Understand the five Process Groups and how the project management processes fit within them.
  • Identify knowledge shortfalls to facilitate individual course follow-on test preparation efforts.
  • Confidently sit for the PMP/CAPM Certification Exams.

Instructional methods for this three-day module are lecture, discussion, individual and team exercises, sample test questions, simulation and references to the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Fifth Edition. It is recommended that all course participants read the PMBOK and apply for and receive approval from PMI to take the certification exam, prior to attending this course. Further, it is strongly recommended that participants plan to sit for the PMP or CAPM exam within 45 days of attending this workshop.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction and Course Objectives
    1. About PMI
    2. PMP and CAPM Certifications
      1. The Differences
      2. The Value
    3. Application Requirements
    4. About the PMP/CAPM Certification Exams
    5. About the Current PMBoK, 5th Edition
  2. General Project Management Issues
    1. Definitions
    2. Organization Structures
    3. Problem Solving and SWOT Analysis
    4. The Project Management Process Groups
    5. The PMI Knowledge Areas
    6. Project Management Processes
  3. Project Integration Management
    1. Develop Project Charter
    2. Develop Project Management Plan
    3. Direct and Manage Project Work
    4. Monitor and Control Project Work
    5. Perform Integrated Change Control
    6. Close Project or Phase
  4. Project Scope Management
    1. Plan Scope Management
    2. Collect Requirements
    3. Define Scope
    4. Create WBS
    5. Validate Scope
    6. Control Scope
  5. Project Time Management
    1. Plan Schedule Management
    2. Define Activities
    3. Sequence Activities
    4. Estimate Activity Resources
    5. Estimate Activity Durations
    6. Develop Schedule
    7. Control Schedule
  6. Project Cost Management
    1. Plan Cost Management
    2. Estimate Costs
    3. Determine Budget
    4. Control Costs
  7. Project Quality Management
    1. Plan Quality Management
    2. Perform Quality Assurance
    3. Control Quality
  8. Project Human Resource Management
    1. Plan Human Resource Management
    2. Acquire Project Team
    3. Develop Project Team
    4. Manage Project Team
  9. Project Communications Management
    1. Plan Communications Management
    2. Manage Communications
    3. Control Communications
  10. Project Risk Management
    1. Plan Risk Management
    2. Identify Risks
    3. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    5. Plan Risk Response
    6. Control Risks
  11. Project Procurement Management
    1. Plan Procurement Management
    2. Conduct Procurements
    3. Control Procurements
    4. Close Procurements
  12. Project Stakeholder Management
    1. Identify stakeholders
    2. Plan Stakeholder Management
    3. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    4. Control Stakeholder Engagement
  13. Professional Responsibility
    1. PMI’s Code of Professional Responsibility
    2. Advice for Answering Professional Responsibility Questions
    3. Some Ethical Dilemma Scenarios
  14. General Test Taking Tips
    1. Test Taking Rules
    2. Types of Questions
    3. Percentages of Questions per Topic
    4. Recommendations for managing your time
    5. Recommendations for managing your biology/psychology
    6. Pitfalls to avoid
    7. Some Additional Tips
  15. Conclusion
    1. Review Major Topics/Issues
    2. Participants Evaluate Class



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