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PMP Crash Course

Updated for the new PMBOK 6 exam!

Joseph Phillips

Ready to pass your PMP exam but need a final boost to get you there? This is the course for you.

This short, but accurate, PMP course focuses on the most important processes you must know to pass your PMP exam. Updated for the new PMBOK 6 exam, this training help you focus on core topics to help you earn those three wonderful letters: PMP. This course covers the most essential components of the recently-updated PMI PMP exam. We'll also review all of the project management processes you should know for your PMP exam. We've also included our popular PMP Memory Sheets to help cram more efficiently.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

The PMP Crash Course includes a test-passing strategy that focuses on what you'll be tested on - not just what's in the PMBOK Guide. We've pared down the fluff and drilled down into the exam objectives. If you're serious about passing the PMP exam and need a final push for exam day - this is the seminar for you.

In this PMP Exam Cram session we include:

  • A test-passing strategy for the PMP exam
  • Specific guidelines on what you need to know for PMP exam success
  • In-depth explanations for PMP topics like float, EVM, and charting
  • Every PMP exam topic explained and defined
  • PMP Memory Sheets to print and memorize
  • Complete PDF of the course slides

What You Will Learn:

  • You will get all the resources you need to pass the PMI PMP certification exam
  • You will be able to discuss the PMBOK Guide 5th and 6th edition with confidence
  • Explain the project management processes
  • Discuss the project management knowledge areas
  • Demonstrate the formulas, charts, and theories of project management
  • Calculate float for complex project network diagrams
  • Memorize the formulas for earned value management
  • Compare and contrast processes, knowledge areas, theories, and project management best practices

This training course is for you because...

  • You are a project manager who is preparing to PASS their PMI PMP examination
  • You are a project manager who wants to pass their PMP exam on the first try

Prerequisites

  • Students should already know the fundamentals of project management.

Recommended Preparation:

PMP Exam Prep: Earn Your PMP Certification (video)

Publisher Resources

Supplemental Content:

http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/digital/video/9780134756653/media/activities.zip

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About your instructor

  • Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers. Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam. He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics. Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.

    Certifications:

    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    • CompTIA Project+ Professional
    • CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+
    • Certified ITIL Foundations Professional

    Author of:

    • PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill
    • CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
    • PMP Project Management Lab Book, McGraw-Hill
    • The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
    • IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, McGraw-Hill
    • Project Management for Small Business, American Management Association
    • Software Project Management for Dummies, For Dummies Publisher
    • The Lifelong Project, Amazon CreateSpace
    • Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks, Amazon CreateSpace

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day One: Three hours

PMP Exam Cram Session (15 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss the exam-passing strategy
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • How to Pass the PMP Examination
  • How to study according to the objectives
  • Implement PMP exam-passing strategies

Project Integration Management (25 mins)

  • Instructor will define project integration management.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project Integration Management Section Overview
  • Project selection methods
  • Develop project charter
  • Project management plan details for the PMP
  • Corrective, Preventive, Defect Repair
  • Comparing work data, work information, and work reports
  • Mastering project integrated change control
  • Closing the Project

Project Scope Management (30 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss the most important concepts of project scope management.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Define Project Scope Management
  • Project Scope Management Section Overview
  • Reviewing the scope management plan contents
  • PMP Requirements Management Plan review
  • How to Collect Requirements
  • Creating the project scope statement
  • WBS creation and defining the scope baseline
  • Validating the project scope

Break (10 mins)

Project Time Management (30 mins)

  • Instructor will define project time management processes and how to answer questions of float.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project time management section overview
  • Exploring the schedule management plan
  • Defining the project activities
  • Reviewing the project estimating types
  • PMP Focus: How to Find Float
  • Time Management - leads, lags, crashing, fast tracking

Project Cost Management (30 mins)

  • Instructor will define cost management processes and earned value management.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project cost management section overview
  • Build a cost management plan
  • Estimating costs for the PMP exam
  • PMP Focus: Earned Value Management

Break (10 mins)

Project Quality Management (20 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss three quality management processes for the PMP exam.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Compare and contrast quality assurance and quality control, recognize details of quality inspection, and learn the Seven Tools of Quality.
  • Project quality management section overview
  • PMP Focus: Seven Basic Quality Tools
  • Comparing the quality management plan and the process improvement plan

Day Two: Three Hours

Project HR Management (20 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss the PMBOK Guide human resource process and theories.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project HR management section overview
  • Reviewing the HR management plan
  • Understanding the PMP organizational theories
  • PMP Focus: Develop Project Team
  • Conflict management and the project manager's powers

Project Communications Management (20 mins)

  • Instructor will define project communications management processes.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project communications management section overview
  • Reviewing the communications management plan
  • Controlling communications in a project

Break (10 mins)

Project Risk Management (30 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss risk management and what’s important for the PMP exam.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project risk management section overview
  • Writing a risk management plan
  • Comparing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Memorize the seven risk responses

Project Procurement Management (30 mins)

  • Instructor will define the most important concepts for procurement management.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project procurement management section overview
  • Building the procurement management plan
  • PMP Focus: Make or Buy Analysis
  • Procurement documents - including contracts

Break (10 mins)

Stakeholder Management Process (25 mins)

  • Instructor will discuss the new PMBOK Guide, sixth edition, knowledge area.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • Project stakeholder management section overview
  • Stakeholder identification, analysis grouping, and analytical techniques
  • Planning for stakeholder management

Wrapping up the Course (15 mins)

  • Instructor will wrap up the course and offer some final advice exam day.
  • Participants will learn these exam topics:
  • In this final section in the PMP Exam Cram session you'll complete a PMP practice exam, review the PMP Cheat Sheets, and hear some final advice for PMP exam success.