PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Course

PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Course

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This intensive PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Preparation course has been designed to help participants pass the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examinations and obtain the designated credential, by providing detailed knowledge and exam techniques needed to fulfil Project Management Institute (PMI®) credential criteria.

The course is based on the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). You are strongly recommended to acquire—and study—the guide.

There are specific pre-requisites necessary in order to be accepted for the examination. These prerequisites are on the PMI® website.

This course is delivered by Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, a Registered Education Provider (#1467) for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Managers Network Pty Ltd are approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course. PMI, the PMI logo, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, PMI Talent Triangle and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the structure, intent and content of the PMBOK® Guide.
  2. Understand how the process groups and knowledge areas interact.
  3. Understand the inputs, tools/techniques and outputs of each project management process.
  4. Understand and be able to apply formulae e.g. Earned Value, 3-Point Estimate, Communication Channels etc.
  5. Assess individual knowledge strengths and weaknesses.
  6. Set a plan of study for the PMP® or CAPM® with confidence.

Course Design

The instructor will use a variety of interactive methods during the course, including:

  • Group brainstorming and discussions.
  • Review questions and answers after each topic.
  • Suggested evening readings.
  • Final practice exam questions and answers.

Course Content

The course is broken into fifteen units that assist the participant by covering the main topics (knowledge areas) within the PMBOK® Guide.

Introduction and Exam structure

  • Introduction and Course Structure.
  • PMI® and the Exams.

Project Management Framework

  • Project Management concepts and terminology.
  • Project Life Cycle and organisational influences.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Processes

  • The PMI® Process Groups and Knowledge Areas.
  • Project Management Process Interactions.
  • Project Management Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Mapping.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Integration

  • Develop Project Charter.
  • Develop Project Management Plan.
  • Direct & Manage Project Execution.
  • Monitor and Control Project Work.
  • Perform Integrated Change Control.
  • Close Project or Phase.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Scope

  • Collect Requirements.
  • Define Scope.
  • Create WBS.
  • Verify Scope.
  • Control Scope.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Time

  • Define Activities.
  • Sequence Activities (network diagrams).
  • Estimate Activity Resources and durations.
  • Contingency and reserve.
  • Develop Schedule and critical path method.
  • Control Schedule.
  • Schedule compression techniques.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Cost

  • Estimate Costs and Determine Budget.
  • Control Costs.
  • Earned value analysis techniques (formulae and S-curves).
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Quality

  • Plan Quality.
  • Pioneers of quality.
  • Project quality objectives and metrics.
  • Perform Quality Assurance.
  • Perform Quality Control.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Human Resources

  • Develop Human Resource Plan.
  • Acquire Project Team.
  • Develop Project Team.
  • Team acquisition and development techniques.
  • Manage Project Team.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Communication

  • Identify Stakeholders.
  • Plan Communications.
  • Distribute Communications.
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations.
  • Report Performance.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Risk

  • Plan Risk Management.
  • Identify Risks (and opportunities).
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis.
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis.
  • Plan Risk Responses.
  • Monitor & Control Risks.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Procurement

  • Plan Procurement.
  • Contract types and source selection.
  • Conduct Procurements.
  • Administer Procurements and manage suppliers.
  • Close Procurements.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders.
  • Plan Stakeholder Management.
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement.

Professional and Social Responsibility – Ethics

  • Introduction to ethical, legal and professional behaviour.
  • Review of Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Session quiz and wrap up.

Project Management Knowledge Areas – Mock Exam and Discussion

  • 2-hour mock exam followed by debriefing session.
  • Review of exam structure and exam tips and course wrap-up.

Intended Audience

PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Preparation is a course designed for project managers and other project management related personnel who wish to pursue a professional project management certification. It should be noted that the purpose of this course is not to teach participants how to be a project manager. For practical skills needed to effectively manage projects in the workplace, see Project Management Course: The Complete Guide and Project Management Course: Essentials.

Professional Development Units

Continuing Professional Development
This project management course offers 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs). In addition to recognition by PMI®, some attendees of this course may be eligible to claim CPD units from the Australian Institute of Project management (AIPM). Please contact AIPM directly for their consideration.

Recognised by

Project Management Institute (PMI®)21
Please note: For those seeking PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation, reference codes will be provided to participants at the completion of this project management course. PDUs are valid for six (6) years for those seeking accreditation for the first time or three (3) years for those seeking to renew accreditation.

Delivery Style

This is an intensive course that will require full-time attendance for the entire duration.

Whilst the presentation slides provide full details of each topic, you are encouraged to raise any specific questions within each topic for clarification by the presenter and during group discussion. All topics will be covered in depth, but additional readings and practice will be given for overnight review on days 1 and 2.

Course Prerequisites

It is beneficial if you have had previous training in project management principles, equivalent to the more case oriented workshops such as Project Management Course: Essentials or Project Management Course: The Complete Guide.

You should:

  • have sufficient work experience and training to satisfy PMI that they are eligible to sit the exam
  • have a copy of the PMBOK® Guide, have read it prior to attendance and bring a copy of it with you to class
  • be familiar with the theory of project management and PMBOK® Guide
  • have applied or know how to apply for the exam via the PMI website or in hard copy.

For the latest information on prerequisites, please see the Project Management Institute’s certifications page.


Sample quiz questions and a practice exam modelled on the accreditation exams from the Project Management Institute will be provided. No formal assessment feedback will be given, but answers will be provided for each quiz question.

Recommended Reading

Consists of three consecutive days of training totalling 21 contact hours. There is also some overnight reading of approximately 30 minutes on the first 2 evenings.

Course Materials

The material follows A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), published by the Project Management Institute Standards Committee. It presupposes some familiarity with project management practice and terminology from workplace experience or earlier project management training.

You will receive:

  • a copy of Q&A’s for the PMBOK® Guide by Frank T. Anbari Ph.D
  • a hard copy of presentation slides
  • questions booklet by topic
  • mock Exam Questions booklet
  • mock Exam Answers booklet
  • a certificate confirming 21 contact hours.

About your instructor

Terry Quanborough

Terry Quanborough

Terry Quanborough has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years, initially based in England, then New Zealand and Australia.

He has held Senior Executive positions in global Professional and Consulting Services organisations, with primary focus on Systems Integration and Program / Project Management including project governance. His career has included 25 years with major multinational IT corporations such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation, where he held several senior positions within the Asia Pacific Executive Team.

Terry has undertaken business assignments in most countries within Asia plus Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK.

He was Asia Pacific Director, Program Management Office for a multi-national organisation with specific responsibility for the strategy and health of the project portfolio across the region, plus project management competency and the project methods, processes, standards and tools. He was also the custodian/co-developer of the methodology and the project management training and development program. In addition, he drove the PMI® certification program for program and project managers and introduced the concept, then managed and delivered Project Management Universities across Asia Pacific. This model was subsequently rolled out on a worldwide basis.

Prior to that role, Terry was Manager, Australia Professional Services, a Project and Consulting Practice with a large base of client-facing project managers and consultants deployed throughout Australia. He was responsible for revenue, margin and client satisfaction.

Terry is a speaker at international project management conferences and seminars, and has written several Project Management related papers. He is a founder member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Sydney Chapter and served as a Board Director for 5 years and is a recipient of the PMI® Australia Chapters' “Distinguished Contribution Award”.

On a voluntary basis, Terry participates as leader or on-site visit team member for the PMI® Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management (GAC). The GAC supports the accreditation of University project management programs on a world-wide basis.

Terry specialises in Project Management and Consulting Services that include Project Reviews & Governance and also Program / Project Offices set-up and/or review with associated processes, methods and governance structures, sometimes using a build-operate-transfer model. He also conducts both public and in-house project management training programs.

Education and Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) - United Kingdom
  • Graduate of the Melbourne Business School Executive Program, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS), Nottingham Trent University, England
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Diploma in Project Management (BSB51407)
  • Chartered Member of the British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS)
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • IT Professionals New Zealand (MITP)
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