PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Course Description

PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Course Description

Course Information

This 4-day PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Boot Camp is an intense, fun, energized, and effective course that provides all of the knowledge you need to pass the 5th Edition PMP® or CAPM® Exam. The information is delivered in such a way as to ensure maximum transfer and retention, while also creating a fun and entertaining environment.

The course is based on and completely covers The PMBOK® Guide, 5th edition by utilizing the complete PPM Exam Prep Bundle.

This PMP course is offered in both Open Enrollment and Private On-Site settings. For more information about a Private On-site class for your company see our PMP On-Site Training page.

Upon completion of the course, you will be prepared to sit for your PMP exam. Your Project Management Institute (PMI®) application must be completed, submitted, and approved in order to schedule the exam. Our staff would be pleased to assist you in getting that scheduled at a location close to the training venue.

Course Preparation

In order to get the most benefit from the PMP/CAPM Prep Camp, PPM recommends the following:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the PMP certification requirements on the PMI website
  2. Based on your experience, determine the most appropriate certification path (PMP or CAPM)
  3. Contact us to discuss your enrollment options. We can help you complete your PMP application and offer suggestions on the best time-line to take your course
  4. If you would like to meet the 35 hour education requirement prior to taking the PMP Prep Camp, PPM can assist you with that as well
  5. It’s that easy! No pre-work is required – you will learn everything in class!

100% Guarantee

Passionate Project Management guarantees our PMP Exam Prep course. If you do not pass the exam, we will pay your re-examination fee up to two times! If you are still unable to pass the exam on your third attempt we will refund your course fees. That's right, we will refund your course fees! For more information see the full details of our PMP Exam Prep Guarantee.

I - Introduction

  • Course Introduction
  • About PMI

1 -Project Management

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Context
  • Practice test and exercises

2 - Framework and Initiating

  • Project Management Framework
  • Initiating Process Group
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Practice test and exercises

3 - Project Planning (Part 1 of 5)

  • Planning Process Group
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Plan Scope, Schedule, and Cost Management
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Practice test and exercises

4 - Project Planning (Part 2 of 5)

  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Practice test and exercises

5 - Project Planning (Part 3 of 5)

  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule
  • Practice test and exercises

6 - Project Planning (Part 4 of 5)

  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Develop Human Resource Plan
  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Practice test and exercises

7 - Planning (Part 5 of 5)

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Practice test and exercises

8 - Project Executing (Part 1 of 2)

  • Executing Process Group
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Practice test and exercises

9 - Project Executing (Part 2 of 2)

  • Manage Communication
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Practice test and exercises

10 - Project Monitoring & Controlling (Part 1 of 3)

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Administer Procurements
  • Practice test and exercises

11- Monitoring & Controlling (Part 2 of 3)

  • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Scope
  • Control Schedule
  • Control Costs
  • Practice test and exercises

12 - Monitoring & Controlling (Part 3 of 3)

  • Control Quality
  • Control Risks
  • Control Communications
  • Validate Scope
  • Practice test and exercises

13 - Closing

  • Closing Process Group
  • Close Procurements
  • Close Project or Phase
  • Professional Responsibility and Code of Ethics
  • Practice test and exercises
  • Exam Preparation

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Description

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential demonstrates that the project manager has the experience, education and competency to lead and direct project teams in achieving project objectives. Introduced in 1984, the PMP is the most globally recognized project management credential.

Audience

Experienced project managers across all industries

Requirements

With a Bachelor’s degree or higher:

> 36 months and 4500 hours of project management experience within the last 8 years

> 35 hours of project management education

With a high school diploma or global equivalent:

> 60 months and 7500 hours of project management experience within the last 8 years

> 35 hours of project management education

Application Process

  1. Verify that you meet the PMI PMP eligibility requirements above
  2. Download and complete PPM'sPMP Application Assistant Spreadsheet v6.2 (v6.2 released 6/15/2012)
  3. Create an account at www.pmi.org
  4. Using PPM's Application Assistant Spreadsheet as a reference, complete the on-line PMP application at pmi.org and submit
  5. In approximately 5 days you will receive an application approval e-mail from PMI; log into www.pmi.org and pay your credential fee ($405 for PMI members and $555 for non-PMI members). Within minutes you will receive a confirmation e-mail stating 1 of 2 things:
    1. Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    2. Thank you...your application has been selected for audit...here is your audit welcome packet
  6. If you are audited (25% of applications are randomly selected for audit upon payment of exam fees), complete all audit forms and mail them to PMI. In approximately 5 days you will receive an e-mail stating 1 of 3 things:
    1. Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    2. Thank you...we require further information...here is what we need
    3. Sorry...you have failed to meet the audit requirements...please refer to the PMP Handbook for our refund policy procedure
  7. When you have your test code, go to www.prometric.com/PMI to schedule your exam

Exam Information

  • You will have up to one year from the date your application is approved to take your exam
  • If you fail your exam, you are allowed to re-test twice within your one year eligibility period
  • Exams are available at multiple Prometric locations around the world
  • You will need to provide 2 forms of identification upon arriving at the test center
  • All of your belongings, including your cell phone, etc., are placed in a locker and are not accessible during the exam
  • You will have 4 hours to complete 200 multiple-choice questions
  • Of the 200 questions, 25 questions are considered pre-test and are not scored
  • The questions will represent each of the project management domains:
    • Initiating - 13% of the exam questions
    • Planning - 24% of the exam questions
    • Executing - 30% of the exam questions
    • Monitoring and controlling - 25% of the exam questions
    • Closing - 8% of the exam questions
  • There are no scheduled breaks during your exam and as such, the clock will continue even if you step away from the exam
  • Questions are provided one at a time and can either be answered, answered and marked, or left blank and marked for review
  • Upon submission of the exam, you will be asked to answer a survey prior to receiving your results
  • Upon completion of the survey, you will be notified as to whether you passed or failed the exam
  • The exam center will provide you with a paper copy of your results, including your proficiency level in each of the domains. Proficiency levels are:
    • Proficient
    • Moderately Proficient
    • Below Proficient

How to Prepare

To prepare for the PMP exam you may choose to self-study or take an exam preparation course.
Because of the difficulty of the PMP exam many candidates choose to attend an exam preparation “boot-camp” style class. Typical boot camps are 3 – 5 days in length. At Passionate Project Management, we believe it takes a minimum of 35 hours of class time to convey all of the information and ensure the candidate will be able to pass on the first attempt.

Another option is to self-study. There are a number of products available on the market, but the ultimate source is The PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition. Most students require supplements to The PMBOK® Guide.

 

Step

Process

Approximate Time

1 Review the certification requirements and verify your eligibility pmi.org - PMP  |  pmi.org - CAPM  
2 Download and complete PPM's PMP Application Assistant Spreadsheet v6.3b 8 hours
3 Create an account at www.pmi.org. Immediate
4 Using PPM's Application Assistant Spreadsheet as a reference, complete the on-line PMP application at pmi.org and submit 5 days
5 Log into www.pmi.org and pay your credential fee. Within minutes you will receive a confirmation e-mail saying 1 of 2 things:
  • Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
  • Thank you...your application has been selected for audit...here is your audit welcome packet
Immediate
6 If you are audited, complete all audit forms and mail them to PMI. In five days you will receive an e-mail saying 1 of 3 things:
  • Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
  • Thank you...we require further information...here is what we need
  • Sorry...you have failed to meet the audit requirements...please refer to the PMP Handbook for our refund policy procedure
5-10 days
7 When you have your test code, go to www.prometric.com/PMI to schedule your exam 1 day - 2 weeks

Other Important Information

  • ALWAYS prepare for audit. Although the audit is randomly generated, one out of four applications is selected. To best prepare, do not add experience or education to your application that cannot be verified with the appropriate documentation.
  • Keep in mind that you will not be notified of audit until after you have paid your credentialing fees.
  • You must have at least some documented experience within each of the project management domains (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing)
  • Although your project management education does not have a date limit, you can only go back eight years for your project management experience.
  • In order to complete your application online, you will be required to create a PMI login. This will save your application information for a period of 30 days in the event you are not able to complete it in one sitting. (Note: there is no save button, just exit your browser)
  • If you are pursuing the PMP® certification, it will save you approximately $30 to purchase a PMI membership before paying your credential fee. Here is more information on the benefits of PMI membership.
  • The Prometric sites tend to fill up quickly for Friday and Saturday appointments. If you would like to test on Friday or Saturday, be prepared to book at least two to three weeks in advance. Many times there are last-minute cancellations and a spot will open up during that week, so continue to check the site availability online.
  • Prior to your test date, confirm the location and directions to the testing site to be sure that they have not relocated.

PMP Exam Prep Training Course Locations and Dates

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Course Type Location Date Price
PMP 4 day Boot Camp Live Online 08/17/2015 - 08/20/2015 $1,495.00 class details
PMP 4 day Boot Camp Phoenix, AZ 09/14/2015 - 09/17/2015 $2,395.00 class details
PMP 4 day Boot Camp Live Online 11/16/2015 - 11/19/2015 $1,495.00 class details
PMP 4 day Boot Camp Phoenix, AZ 12/07/2015 - 12/10/2015 $2,395.00 class details