If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management-both on the job and through professional certification-is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

Who can do?

To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education
Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education

Course Outline

Domain Knowledge and Skills
Initiating the Project (13%) • Analytical skills
• Benefit analysis techniques
• Elements of a project charter
• Estimation tools and techniques
• Strategic management
Planning the Project (24%) • Change management planning
• Cost management planning, including project budgeting tools and techniques
• Communications planning
• Contract types and selection criteria
• Estimation tools and techniques
• Human resource planning
• Lean and efficiency principles
• Procurement planning
• Quality management planning
• Requirements gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, and focus groups)
• Regulatory and environmental impacts assessment planning
• Risk management planning
• Scope deconstruction (e.g., WBS, Scope backlog) tools and techniques
• Scope management planning
• Stakeholder management planning
• Time management planning, including scheduling tools and techniques
• Workflow diagramming techniques
Executing the Project (31%) • Continuous improvement processes
• Contract management techniques
• Elements of a statement of work
• Interdependencies among project elements
• Project budgeting tools and techniques
• Quality standard tools
• Vendor management techniques
Monitoring and Controlling the Project (25%) • Performance measurement and tracking techniques (e.g., EV, CPM, PERT, Trend Analysis)
• Process analysis techniques (e.g., LEAN, Kanban, Six Sigma)
• Project control limits (e.g., thresholds, tolerance)
• Project finance principles
• Project monitoring tools and techniques
• Project quality best practices and standards (e.g., ISO, BS, CMMI, IEEE)
• Quality measurement tools (e.g., statistical sampling, control charts, flow-charting, inspection, assessment)
• Risk identification and analysis techniques
• Risk response techniques
• Quality validation and verification techniques
Closing the Project (7%) • Archiving practices and statutes
• Compliance (statute/organization)
• Contract closure requirements
• Close-out procedures
• Feedback techniques
• Performance measurement techniques (KPI and key success factors)
• Project review techniques
• Transition planning technique

Exam Format

200 multiple choice questions with 4 answers, out of which applicant have to choose one correct/best answer.

Exam Duration

4 hours

Exam Dates

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Exam Fee

Exam Administration Type PMI Member Status Fee
Center-based testing (CBT) Paper-based testing (PBT) member $405
Center-based testing (CBT) Paper-based testing (PBT) nonmember $555
Reexamination CBT/PBT member $275
Reexamination CBT/PBT nonmember $375
CCR certification renewal member $60
CCR certification renewal nonmember $150

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Exam Location

Exams are administered through the worldwide network of Prometric Testing Centers. To locate a Testing Center and to schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com