PMP® Certification Exam Preparation

August 1-4, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Gain the knowledge, strategies and confidence needed to pass the PMP® Exam.

PMP® - those three letters can set you and your company apart from the competition. More and more, organizations worldwide are turning to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification as evidence of project management excellence. Surveys show PMP certified project managers experience greater than average earning and hiring preferences around the world.

This course is specifically designed to assist project managers and team leaders master the PMBOK® Guide’s content and pass the PMP certification exam.

Candidates for the exam must have at least 35 hours of project management classroom and/or eLearning experience. This four-day program will fulfill that requirement. For those with a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 4,500 hours of relevant project leadership experience over at least 36 months in the previous 8 years is required. For those without a Bachelor’s degree 7,500 hours of project leadership experience is required.

Those without the required hours of project leadership experience may consider PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential. This course is effective preparation for that examination as well.

For more information on the PMP and CAPM certifications go to



Mr. Bill Doescher, BSEE, MBA, PMP | Bio
Phone Number: (713) 780-2939

No textbooks are required. All course materials will be provided by Instructor in class. After the course, it is recommended to acquire a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by PMI as a study aid. Methods to obtain a copy are discussed in class.

This course offers a certificate based on attendance and participation. The PMP® Examination is administered separately by PMI.


Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities


• Introduction to the PMP Exam
• Definitions and Terminology
• Project Organization
• The Project Life Cycle
• PM Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

Initiating Processes

• Developing the Project Charter
• Identifying Stakeholders

Project Planning Processes

• Developing the Project Management Plan
• Planning Scope Management
• Collecting the Requirements
• Defining Project Scope
• Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Exercise: Daily Practice Test

Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Planning Processes

• Planning Schedule Management
• Defining the Activities
• Sequencing the Activities
• Estimating Activity Resources
• Estimating Activity Durations
• Developing the Project Schedule
• Planning Cost Management
• Estimating Costs
• Determining the Project Budget
• Planning Quality Management
• Planning Human Resource

Exercise: Daily Practice Test

Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Planning Processes

• Planning Risk Management
• Identifying Risks
• Performing Qualitative Risk Analysis
• Performing Quantitative Risk Analysis
• Planning Risk Responses
• Planning Procurement Management

Project Executing Processes

• Directing and Managing Project Work
• Performing Quality Assurance
• Acquiring the Project Team
• Developing the Project Team
• Managing the Project Team
• Managing Communications
• Conducting Procurements
• Managing Stakeholder Engagement

Exercise: Daily Practice Test

Topic Key Takeaways In-Class Activities

Project Monitoring & Controlling Processes

• Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
• Performing Integrated Change Control
• Validating Scope
• Controlling Scope
• Controlling Schedule
• Controlling Costs
• Controlling Quality
• Controlling Communications
• Controlling Risks
• Controlling Procurements
• Controlling Stakeholder Engagement

Project Closing Processes

• Closing the Project or Phase
• Closing Procurements

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

• Key Concepts, Principles, and International Perspective
• Sample Questions and Focused Discussion

Preparing for the Exam

• Logistics
• Test Taking Hints

Exercise: Daily Practice Test


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