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Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Content

Lesson 1: How To Most Efficiently Prepare For PMP/CAPM Certification
Improving efficiency
Key Issues
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

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