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PMP Exam Prep Workshop

Course Code

MQ814

Duration

5 Days

This workshop prepares participants to sit for the PMP® Exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The workshop provides the requisite 35 classroom contact hours required for the exam application. In the workshop, a PMP-certified instructor will lead participants through lectures, individual and group activities, and practice exams. The classroom format encourages questions, discussions, and dialogue that will assist each participant in mastering concepts for the exam. Participants are not required to have already applied for the exam through the PMI® website. They will be led through the application process and are expected to complete the application process by the end of class. The class will conclude with participants taking a full exam simulating the test taking experience as closely as possible.

If they do not already own a copy, each participant will receive A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) on which the exam is based, a study guide, and other materials to supplement study methods. Note: Participants create their own flash cards with provided materials since writing definitions is proven to enhance memory. Although not reflected in the time and event outline below, the facilitator will "quiz" the participants on terminology throughout the workshop in a game-like approach.
This course is designed for participants preparing for the PMP Exam.
DAY 1
8:30 Introduction/Ground rules/Icebreaker

9:00 Overview of the PMBOK® Guide

The Logic behind the Structure
Process Groups
Knowledge Areas
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards
Inputs, Outputs, Tools and Techniques
Using Your Study Guide and the PMBOK®

9:45 The PMP® Exam (and the CAPM® Exam)
The Value of Certification
Prerequisites to PMP® and CAPM® Certification
The Application and the Application Process
Exercise: Document your application components
If You are Audited
The Testing Experience
Exercise: Document a Likely Testing Approach
Maintaining Your Credential as a PMP® or CAPM®

10:45 Project Management Framework
PMBOK® Guide Chapters 1 through 3
Why We Do Projects
Project Lifecycles: An End-to-End Look
Large Group Exercise: Begin a Chronological Project Process Map
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Organizational Structures and Project Manager Authority
Terminology Overview
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

1:00 Integration Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 4
Overview of Integration Management Processes
Develop Project Charter
Exercise: Create a project charter for a personal project
Develop Project Management Plan
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards
Direct and Manage Project Work
Monitor and Control Project Work
Perform Integrated Change Control
Exercise: Match Activities to Processes
Close Project or Phase
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

4:15 Day 1 Wrap Up
Capture Golden Nuggets
Preview of Tomorrow's Topics (in case participants want to read ahead)
Formulate Your Study Plan

DAY 2
8:30 Welcome Back

Review Golden Nuggets from Day 1
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

8:45 Scope Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 5
Overview of Scope Management Processes
Plan Scope Management
Collect Requirements
Define Scope
Exercise: Create a scope statement for a personal project
Create WBS
Exercise: Create a WBS for a personal project
Validate Scope
Control Scope
Exercise: Compare and contrast "Control Scope" to "Perform Integrated Change Control"
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

1:00 Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

1:15 Time Management

PMBOK® Guide Chapter 6
Overview of Time Management Processes
Plan Schedule Management
Define Activities
Exercise: Create an activity list for a personal project
Sequence Activities
Exercise: Create a network diagram for a personal project
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Activity Durations
Exercise: Compare and contrast "Estimate Activity Resources" to "Estimate Activity Durations"
Develop Schedule
Control Schedule
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

4:15 Day 2 Wrap Up
Capture Golden Nuggets
Preview of Tomorrow's Topics (in case participants want to read ahead)
Formulate Your Study Plan

DAY 3
8:30 Welcome Back

Review Golden Nuggets from Days 1 and 2
Share Updates on Application Progress
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

8:45 Cost Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 7
Overview of Cost Management Processes
Plan Cost Management
Estimate Costs
Determine Budget
Exercise: Estimate costs and determine a budget for a personal project
Control Costs
Earned Value Management Made Easy
Exercise: Practice using earned value management
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

10:30 Quality Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 8
Overview of Quality Management Processes
Plan Quality Management
Perform Quality Assurance
Exercise: Complete study guide activities
The Concept Quality vs. Grade

1:00 Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

1:15 Quality Management (continued)

Overview of Quality Tools
Control Quality
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

2:15 Human Resource Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 9
Overview of Human Resource Management Processes
Plan Human Resource Management
Acquire Team
Develop Project Team
Management and Motivational Theories
Exercise: Complete study guide activities
Manage Project Team
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

4:15 Day 3 Wrap Up
Capture Golden Nuggets
Preview of Tomorrow's Topics (in case participants want to read ahead)
Formulate Your Study Plan

DAY 4
8:30 Welcome Back

Review Golden Nuggets from Days 1 through 3
Schedule Time with Facilitator for Application Review (optional)
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

8:45 Communications Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 10
Overview of Communications Management Processes
Plan Communications Management
Exercise: Create a communication plan for a personal project
Manage Communications
Control Communications
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

10:30 Risk Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 11
Overview of Risk Management Processes
Plan Risk Management
Identify Risks
Exercise: Identify risk events for a personal project
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Exercise: Perform qualitative risk analysis for risk events identified in previous exercise

1:00 Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

1:15 Risk Management (continued)

Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan Risk Responses
Exercise: Plan risk responses for risk events identified in previous exercise
Control Risks
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

2:30 Procurement Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 12
Overview of Procurement Management Processes
Plan Procurement Management
Conduct Procurements
Exercise: Complete study guide activities
Control Procurements
Close Procurements
Exercise: Create Flash Cards
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

4:15 Day 4 Wrap Up
Capture Golden Nuggets
Preview of Tomorrow's Topics (in case participants want to read ahead)
Formulate Your Study Plan

DAY 5
8:30 Welcome Back

Review Golden Nuggets from Days 1 through 4
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards

8:45 Stakeholder Management
PMBOK® Guide Chapter 13
Overview of Stakeholder Management Processes
Identify Stakeholders
Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
Exercise: Identify and analyze stakeholders for a personal project
Plan Stakeholder Management
Exercise: Create a stakeholder management strategy for a personal project
Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Control Stakeholder Engagement
Exercise: Practice Exam Questions

11:30 Prepare to Meet Your Exam
Questions and Answers
Review Test Taking Approaches
Exercise: Revise and finalize your test taking approach
Relaxation Techniques
Exercise: Process and Knowledge Area Sorting Cards
Capture Golden Nuggets
Complete Evaluation Forms

1-4:30 Exercise: Take a full practice exam
When complete, self-score the exams, update Study Plan, touch base with facilitator, and conclude.

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