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PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Course (Part 2)

This is the second part of an intensive 48-hour exam preparation class. Taking PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation Course (Part 1) prior to this course is integral to the learning process, as it will introduce students to important concepts needed for success. The class is designed to prepare candidates for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam. This is not an introduction to Project Management.

The instructor will provide tips and strategies for studying and test-taking to help students effectively navigate the PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)). Students will have familiarity with all the information required to study for and pass the PMP or CAPM Exam by the end of the course. Furthermore, students will have gained a level of confidence in completing the Application and possible Audit processes.

All students will receive the following:

  • Andy Crowe's Pass the PMP 5th Edition textbook
  • Quick Reference Guide - a convenient, laminated tri-fold document containing the most important exam content
  • Study Flash Cards - designed to help you learn and retain the key exam points, formulas, and definitions
  • Conversations on the PMP Exam - a 5-disc CD set of roundtable discussions about PMP Exam strategies and PM best practices
  • Access to InSite - Practice Test A - 200 question exam simulation; scores are broken down by knowledge area and process group
  • Study and Test-Taking Tips Document

Students will also be offered elective classes in using Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Project software to round out their knowledge of practical tools and applications.

Who Should Attend

This course is geared towards individuals who need to prepare for the PMP or CAPM certification exam. It can also help those who have completed their educational requirements but need a "refresher" course before taking the exam.

Prerequisites:

  • PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation Course - Part 1
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's degree must have the following:
    • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
    • 4,500 hours of project management experience leading or directing project tasks
  • Candidates without a Bachelor's degree must have the following:
    • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
    • 7,500 hours of project management experience leading or directing project tasks
  • 35 contact hours of formal education
  • All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission

Course Overview

Human Resource Management

  • Defining roles and responsibilities for the project
  • Acquiring qualified team members to fill the slots
  • Building a strong team
  • Assessing the performance of the team members
  • Managing the team's work results

Communications Management

  • Analyzing the communications requirements
  • Planning project communications
  • Communicating with the stakeholders about the project's performance
  • 90% of an effective project manager's time

Risk Management

  • Understanding what uncertainties exist related to the project
  • Analyzing and determining which events must have a planned response
  • Planning which approach to apply to each event and defining what triggers a response
  • Monitoring the project for risk occurrence
  • Maintaining risk plans throughout the project

Procurement Management

  • Understanding what materials, labor, or equipment will need to be purchased for the project
  • Applying the best contract strategy for the project situation
  • Preparing purchase documents to obtain proposals from sellers, and planning how to evaluate sellers
  • Monitoring contracted performance with chosen vendors and properly closing the contract upon satisfaction of the terms by buyer and seller

Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying the project's stakeholders
  • Understanding the stakeholders' needs
  • Managing different stakeholders' levels of involvement
  • Involving stakeholders at the proper lever of engagement throughout the life of the project

Preparing to Take the PMP Exam

  • Know the PMP certification process and eligibility requirements
  • Understand the PMP exam, i.e. how long it is, how many questions and what it does and does not test
  • Know how to fill in the application and what to do in the event of an audit
  • Understand what a Prometric testing center is and what to expect at the testing center
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