Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Examination Preparation
About course

This two-day course provides an extensive review of the subject matter tested on the PMI® PMP® and CAPM® examinations and is specifically designed to maximize the probability of success in passing the certification examination the first time. The 5 project management process groups and 10 knowledge areas from the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition will be covered comprehensively. In addition, attendees will improve their test-taking skills by completing 200 practice questions and by discussing the rationale behind both correct and incorrect answers in class. Each student will receive a hard copy manual, which includes an additional 200 sample examination questions for use during self-study. 

Who should attend

All individuals who plan to take the PMI® PMP® or CAPM® examination should attend this course.­

Course features

This course emphasizes the five process groups and 10 knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide which serves as the basis for the PMP® and CAPM® examinations.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the project management principles and concepts which form the basis of the project management body of knowledge
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in each knowledge area and process group
  • Explain the correct answers to sample exam questions
  • Develop a personalized strategy for passing the PMP® or CAPM® Exam
Course outline

Introduction and PMP® Program Overview

  • Applying for and Taking the Exam
  • Getting Ready for the Exam
  • Taking the Test
  • Professional Responsibility

Project Management Framework

  • Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide
  • The Project Environment
  • Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas and Processes
  • The Role of the Project Manager

Project Integration Management

  • Project Charter and Project Plan
  • Managing, Monitoring & Controlling Project Work
  • Integrated Change Control

Project Scope Management

  • Developing Project Requirements
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Project Schedule Management

  • Defining & Sequencing Activities
  • Estimating Resources & Duration
  • Developing the Project Schedules
  • Analyzing the Critical Path and Float

Project Cost Management

  • Estimating, Pricing and Budgeting
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Financial Analysis

Project Quality Management

  • Role of Quality on Projects
  • Basic Tools for Managing & Controlling Quality

Project Resource Management

  • Developing the Project Team
  • Motivation Theories
  • Managing Project Conflicts

Project Communication Management

  • Communications Process
  • Reporting Performance and Lessons Learned
  • Effective Communications Techniques

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Identification Techniques
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Planning & Implementing Risk Responses

Project Procurement Management

  • Contract Types
  • Selecting & Managing Contractors

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying & Analyzing Project Stakeholders
  • Managing & Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement

This course is included in the following tracks at a discounted rate if purchased as a part of a track:

Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses all knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.