PMP® Certification

Course Description

With organizations running multiple complex projects simultaneously, the work of project managers are becoming more challenging. Project managers are often expected to manage cross-disciplined, cross-functional, cross-border projects. The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificate is recognized worldwide as the standard of the profession, attesting to the individual’s core knowledge and understanding of critical project management concepts, principles and techniques.

This course provides a roadmap for how to pass the PMP® examination. It covers in detail the five process groups and ten knowledge areas within Project Management Institute (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). It covers good study tips, practice questions and question tackling techniques.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for:

  • Project managers preparing for the PMP® certification examination conducted by the Project Management Institute

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants would have learnt to:

  • Optimize study time by focussing on salient topics and areas of study.
  • Handle PMP® examination format and questioning style.
  • Master the techniques for answering tough and lengthy situational questions.
  • Develop a personal study plan that is suitable to the individual study style.

Course Outline

1. Project Management Framework

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Project life cycle and organization
  • Project management process groups
  • Project management knowledge areas

2. Project Integration Management

  • Develop project charter
  • Develop project management plan
  • Direct and manage project work
  • Monitor and control project work
  • Perform integrated change control
  • Close project or phase

3. Project Scope Management

  • Plan scope management
  • Collect requirements
  • Define scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate scope
  • Control scope

4. Project Time Management

  • Plan schedule management
  • Define activities
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate activity resources
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Develop schedule
  • Control Schedule

5. Project Cost Management

  • Plan cost management
  • Estimate costs
  • Determine budget
  • Control costs

6. Project Quality Management

  • Plan quality management
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Perform quality control

7. Project Human Resource Management

  • Plan human resources management
  • Acquire project team
  • Develop project team
  • Manage project team

8. Project Communications Management

  • Plan communications management
  • Manage communications
  • Control communications

9. Project Risk Management

  • Plan risk management
  • Identify risk
  • Perform qualitative analysis
  • Perform quantitative analysis
  • Plan risk responses
  • Control risks

10. Project Procurement Management

  • Plan procurement management
  • Conduct procurements
  • Control procurements
  • Close procurements

11. Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify stakeholders
  • Plan stakeholder management
  • Manage stakeholder engagement
  • Control stakeholder engagement

12. PMP® Exam Preparation

  • Develop a personal study plan
  • Formulas for the exam
  • Tips and tricks for exam preparation
  • Putting it all together
Course Duration 5 days
9.00am – 5.30pm daily
Pre-requisites To write the PMP examination, individuals must meet the following requirements:
Have a minimum of 35 contact hours of project management instruction
Possess at least a diploma from a tertiary institution or a university degree.
Possess at least 3 years (for degree holders) or 5 years (for diploma holders) project management experience.
Complete and submit the PMP certification application directly to PMI

Details can be found at the PMI website, www.pmi.org.

Examination Format 4 hours
200 multiple choice questions
Computer-based
Closed book
Certificate Project Management Professional certificate
PMI PDU 35 contact hours for PMP exam eligibility