PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation Course

PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation Course

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This intensive PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation course has been designed to help participants pass the prestigious PMP® or 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 the 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the structure, intent and content of the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Understand how the process groups and knowledge areas interact.
  • Understand the inputs, tools/techniques and outputs of each project management process.
  • Understand and be able to apply formulae e.g. Earned Value, 3-Point Estimate, Communication Channels etc.
  • Assess individual knowledge strengths and weaknesses.
  • 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.

Certification

Professional Development Units Available
21PD
Units
This project management course offers 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Recognised by

PDUs
Project Management Institute21
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.

Course Prerequisites

Working knowledge of project management terminology and practices and some familiarity with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Course Materials

Each participant will receive:

  • A complete set of presentation slides.
  • Session questions and answers.
  • Practice exams and solutions.
  • A certificate of attendance confirming PDUs (contact hours) earned.

This PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation course is delivered by Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, a Registered Education Provider (#1467) for the Project Management Institute. 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. AIPM is a trademark of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

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