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Attending this course will assist the student in developing the ability to discern project management practices which do and do not comply with Project Management Institute (PMI) expectations as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The course also covers strategies, concepts, definitions, and practices whose understanding is required to pass PMI’s Project Management Professionals (PMP), and Certified Associates in Project Management (CAPM) examinations.
This course is designed for experienced project managers who desire to increase their project management skills and apply a standards-based approach to project management. This course will prepare students to sit for the PMI Certified Project Managers exam.
To ensure your success, we recommend you first take Project Management Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Initiate a project.
- Define project scope.
- Develop schedule and cost performance baselines for a project.
- Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
- Analyze project risks.
- Define project procurement requirements.
- Execute the project.
- Control the project.
- Close the project.
Lesson 1: How To Most Efficiently Prepare For PMP/CAPM Certification
Common modes of failure
The role of test battery software & avoiding its traps
Exam provider expectations
Lesson 2: Navigating the Application Process
Categorizing your application
Documenting & Categorizing experience
Application submission guidelines & options
Lesson 3: Understanding the PMP & CAPM Exams
Differences in the PMP and CAPM exam intentions
Understanding the testing environment & mindset
What the exams are like
Knowing when you are ready to test
Lesson 4: PMBOK Study Strategies
How the PMBOK supports the preparation process
How not to use the PMBOK
The PMBOK as a family of related processes
How to most quickly understand and retain PMBOK concepts and processes
Lesson 5: Understanding PMI’s “isms”
Assumptions about project management that frame all exam questions
Assumptions about project manager’s behavior
Assumptions about the project environment
Avoiding getting tangled in the differences between what you do and what PMI requires
Lesson 6: The Process of Project Management
Lesson 7: The Framework of Project Management
Lesson 8: Integration
Lesson 9: Scope
Lesson 10: Quality Management
Lesson 11: Time Management
Lesson 12: Cost Management
Lesson 13: Human Resource
Lesson 14: Communications Management
Lesson 15: Risk Management
Lesson 16: Procurement Management
Lesson 17: Professional Responsibility
Appendix A: Certification Practice Test
Appendix B: PMI Code of Conduct