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The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Boot Camp - 4 Day


The first part of this PMP and CAPM® training course leads you through the Project Management Life Cycle using the context of the PMI Process Groups. It teaches project management the way it’s practiced, from start to finish. This methodology builds on your existing knowledge base to enable you to adopt the precise language and standardized terminology of PMI, and build real-world project management skills. The second part of the course examines the specific skills of project management through the lens of the Ten Knowledge Areas. Special importance is given to those concepts which historically have been emphasized by PMI, including memorization of guides and diagrams. Intense question review and focused memorization are an integral part of this section.

This PMP/CAPM course also offers in–class practice exams to help you learn not only the project management knowledge, but also the nature of the Project Management Professional exam, the types of questions asked, and the form the questions take. Through practice exercises you will gain valuable information, learn how to rapidly recall important facts, and generally increase your test–taking skills.


  • Understand how to use Earned Value Analysis to keep a project on–budget and on–time

  • Clearly define the scope of a project and effectively manage it throughout the project's life

  • Learn calculation concepts – not just formulas – that allow the answering of computational questions, no matter how they are presented

  • Minimize the risk of a project through proper risk management and response planning

  • Learn the fundamentals of stakeholder analysis and how to manage stakeholder expectation

  • Learn key Procurement terms, concepts, and calculations such as Privity, the Risk profiles of different contracts, and Point of Total Assumption

  • Learn the five process groups that form the basis of the project management life cycle

  • Understand the ten knowledge areas and how they apply to each of the process groups

  • See how to properly fill out the Project Management Professional examination application

  • Satisfy the educational requirement to sit for the PMP examination




1. Introduction

An introduction to the format and scope of this project management training course

  • PMP Certification Boot Camp Process


2. PMP Certification: the Credentials

An overview of the PMI requirements for the PMP certification 

  • The Project Management Institute

  • The PMP Certification

  • Applying for the Examination

  • The PMP Examination

  • The Professional Code of Conduct

  • Test Subject Areas


3. Project Management Overview

An introduction to Project Management, what it is, and what it isn’t

  • What is a "Project"?

  • Project Portfolio Management

  • Programs versus Projects

  • Project Management Office

  • Project Phases

  • Project Life Cycles

  • The Process Groups

  • Knowledge Areas

  • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management

  • Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Definitions


4. The Project Environment

An overview of the various organizational structures in which a project might operate

  • Organizational Types

  • Functional Organizations

  • Matrix Organizations

  • Projectized Organizations


5. The Project Management Life Cycle

The five process groups that make up the Project Management Life Cycle

  • Initiating Process Group

  • Planning Process Group

  • Executing Process Group

  • Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

  • Closing Process Group


1. The Knowledge Areas


The nine knowledge areas that operate within the five process groups

  • Project Integration Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Project Time Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Project Quality Management

  • Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Communications Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Procurement Management


2. The Elements of Project Management


A detailed look at each of the Process groups by means of the Knowledge Areas

  • Initiating Process Group Inputs and Outputs

  • The Project Charter

  • The Preliminary Project Scope Statement

  • Planning Process Group Inputs and Outputs

  • Project Management Plan

  • Executing Process Group

  • Deliverables, Changes, Corrective Actions

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Inputs and Outputs

  • Integration Management

  • Integrated Management

  • Scope Management

  • Earned Value, Planned Value, Actual Value

  • Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index

  • Closing Process Group Inputs and Outputs


3. Exam Memorization Guide

Useful memorization charts to aid in test taking

  • Plan-Do-Check-Act-Cycle

  • The Nine Knowledge Areas

  • Project Integration Management Activities

  • Project Scope Management Activities

  • Triple Constraints Model

  • Time Management Activities

  • Cost Management Activities

  • Earned Value Analysis

  • Quality Management Activities

  • Pareto Diagram

  • Sigma Values

  • The Control Chart

  • Ishikawa Diagram

  • Quality versus Grade

  • Human Resource Management Activities

  • Communications Management Activities

  • Risk Management Activities

  • Risk Responses

  • Procurement Management Activities

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