PMP Training

PMP Certification Exam Prep Course

Overview

About PMP Certification Training


The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most sought-after industry-recognized certification for project managers. PMP Certification allows project managers to work virtually across various industries, anywhere in the world.

The training course is developed by active practitioners and experts, and then reviewed by the project management community before it is released, to assure it always reflects the current state of the profession. Organizations are now focused on developing leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills alongside traditional IT and technical skills. We provide the latest training catered to the industry requirement of professionals having the right skills, via our globally-recognized certification.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Course Objectives


The objective of the workshop is to enable participants to get a basic understanding of project management methodology and processes. The workshop covers intermediate to advanced concepts of project management with special focus on project-related critical tasks, activities, and challenges faced by a project manager in day-to-day work life. This workshop is aligned with the latest PMBOK Guide (6th Edition) and helps prepare for the latest curriculum of the PMP certification. Besides covering certification content, this program also offers practical insights into real-world project management challenges, industry-best tools and processes, and the best practices followed.

What does PMP Certification Training offer?


Project Management has evolved significantly.

This is an online training program consisting of various project management training modules. The PMP training covers a wide range of topics. The training course takes you through the differences between project management and operations management. The PMP Certification Training has been designed to enable the managers/professionals to manage projects in a more efficient and effective manner with the help of the Project Management Life Cycle.

What skills will you learn from PMP Training?


By the end of the PMP Exam Preparation Training, the trainee will be able to understand the basic characteristics of a project, and also what project management means. The training also enables you to get an idea of Strategic Management in the Project Management office. Understanding the Project Management Life Cycle is also a part of this training program. Influence of multiple factors on a project, and learning various processes and their interactions common to project management are additional topics covered during PMP Training.

Who should take PMP Training and what does it require?


Cognatrix's PMP Certification Training is best suited for professionals employed as Team Leaders or Project Managers. Professionals and students who aspire to make a career as Project Managers can also benefit a great deal from this training.
Graduate
Minimum of 4,500 hours of project management experience, during the last 8 consecutive years, covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a university degree at the time of the application.
Diploma
Minimum of 7,500 hours of project management experience, during the last 8 consecutive years, covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a high school diploma or equivalent secondary school credential at the time of the application.

Curriculum


Introduction

  • What is a Project?
  • Comparison between Project and Operation
  • What is Project Management & Project Environment?
  • Concept of Triple Constraint
  • Triggers/Reasons for Doing a Project
  • Project, Program, & Portfolio Management (Key Differences)

The Environment in which Projects Operate

  • Overview
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors – Internal & External
  • Organization Process Assets
  • Organizational Systems

The Role of a Project Manager

  • Overview
  • Definition of a Project Manager
  • Project Manager's Sphere of Influence
  • Project Manager Competencies
  • Performing Integration
  • Organizational Systems
  • Project Manager Skills
  • Project Management Processes
  • Stakeholders Analysis & Management
  • Project Management Office: Role, Purpose, & Responsibilities
  • Organization Structure- Types of Project Organization Structure (Functional, Matrix, Projectized Structure)
  • Project vs. Product Lifecycle

Project Management Knowledge Areas

Project Integration management

  • Integration Activities
  • Project Charter – Creation, Review
  • Plan the Project, Execute the Plan, Monitor & Control Project, Integrated Change Control & Closure

Project Scope Management

  • Requirement Analysis selection and Control
  • Scope Definition
  • Scope Management
  • How to manage Scope creep
  • Scope Verification

Project Schedule Management

  • Activity Planning, Sequencing & estimation
  • Estimating activity duration
  • Developing Project schedules using techniques like CPM/PERT
  • Schedule Baseline
  • Controlling Schedule

Project Cost Management

  • Cost Planning
  • Cost Estimation
  • Using Earned value concept for cost management
  • Cost Baseline
  • Control Cost

Project Quality Management

  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • Cost of Quality
  • 7 QC Tools – Fish Bone diagram, Pareto charts, Control Charts, Run charts, Check sheet and scatter diagram

Project Resources Management

  • Human & Non-Human Resources Planning
  • Resource Estimation
  • Managing key Resourcing challenges
  • Managing Team
  • Motivating Human Resources

Project Communication Management

  • Planning, Strategy and Networking
  • Communication Protocols & Information Distribution
  • Communication Changes
  • Controlling Communications

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Planning
  • Definition of Risk
  • Risk Analysis (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Risk vs. Opportunity (Concept of Positive Risk)
  • Risk Response & Control Strategies

Project Procurement Management

  • Planning
  • Managing Procurement Contracts
  • Administering Contracts
  • Types of Contracts
  • Contract closure

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Communication with Stakeholders
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

Professional and Social Responsibility

  • PMI Code of Conduct
  • Applicability of Code of Conduct
  • PMI Continuous Certification Requirements (CCR)

Course Features


LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE TRAINING

Live and interactive online sessions with an industry expert instructor.

24/7 SUPPORT

Expert technical team available for query resolution.

LIFETIME LMS ACCESS

We provide lifetime Learning Management System (LMS) access, which you can access from across the globe.

PRICE MUCH GUARANTEE

We strive to offer the best price to our customers with the guarantee of quality service levels.

CERTIFICATE

Post completion of the course, you will get 35 contact hours certificate which is mandatory to apply for the PMP assessment from PMI.

FAQs


WHAT IS THE PMP EXAM?

PMP stands for Project Management Professional. To get certified, an exam is offered by PMI (Project Management Institute) USA, for individuals in the project management domain. There are over 325,000 certified PMPs in 200 countries.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GET PMP CERTIFIED?

Educational requirements. Experiential requirements. Agree to and adhere to the PMI Code of Professional Conduct. Pass the PMP Certification Examination.

WHAT IS THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PMP EXAM?

The candidate should have attended at least 35 hours of classroom/online training in Project Management.

WHAT ARE THE EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PMP EXAM?

  1. Minimum of 4,500 hours of project management experience, during the last 8 Consecutive years, covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a university degree at the time of the application.
  2. Minimum of 7,500 hours of project management experience, during the last 8 consecutive years, covering the 5 process groups, if the candidate holds a high school diploma or equivalent secondary school credential at the time of the application.

WHAT SCORE IS REQUIRED TO PASS THE PMP EXAM?

PMI made a decision in 2006 to no longer publish passing scores for its exams. In 2007, PMI also removed all quantitative elements from the post-exam review for test candidates. The passing score is estimated inside a range between 61% and 75%.

HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE THERE IN THE EXAM? HOW MUCH TIME DO I GET?

The exam has 200 multiple choice questions. Each question has exactly one correct answer. You will get 4 hours to answer these questions. 25 pre-test questions will be randomly placed throughout the new examination to gather statistical information on the performance of these questions, in order to determine whether they may be used on future examinations. These 25 pre-test items are included in the 200-question examination, but will not be included in the pass/fail determination. Candidates will be scored on 175 questions.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE THE EXAM?

It is highly recommended that you become PMI member prior to signing up for the test. The membership fee is $129 and an application can be submitted online at www.pmi.org. If you are a PMI member, the exam fee is $405. For non-members, the exam fee is $555.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE PMP EXAM?

PMI has an online application for certification. More information regarding applying for the exam online is available at PMI's website at www.pmi.org. The PMP Credential Handbook is also available in PDF format on the PMI website.

WHAT IS AN APPLICATION AUDIT?

PMI states that all eligible applications are subject to an audit. Upon successful completion of the audit, candidates will be able to sit for the PMP examination. Submission of an application indicates agreement to comply with audit terms. Please be advised, that while the selection process for the audit is primarily random, PMI does reserve the right to manually select any candidate to be audited at any time, including after the credential has been bestowed. Candidates who are selected for audit will receive an e-mail notification from PMI with detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR THE EXAM?

Within the first 15 minutes, you will be asked to go over a tutorial. 15 minutes to review tutorial is not included 4 hours exam duration. Reviewing tutorial approximately takes 5 minutes. You can use 10 minutes of this time to jot down formulas, all processes, and knowledge areas on your scratch paper. Don't skip this step. During the exam, you need to focus on the question instead of trying to remember formulas. You can just refer to the written formulas when those questions arise rather than having to reach into your memory during the stress of a timed exam.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO PREPARE FOR THE PMP CERTIFICATION EXAM?

It depends on how much experience you have as a project manager and how familiar you are with PMI's terminology. However, you should expect to spend at least two months, spending two to three hours per day, before you take the exam.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING PMP-CERTIFIED?

Becoming PMP-certified increases your value to your organization, increases your marketability, professional/personal recognition, provides advancement in your field, demonstrates an ability to meet the standardized and recognized project management body of knowledge, and raises customer confidence in you and your company's services.

WHAT IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE EXAM?

You are not allowed to take anything except your ID into the exam. Inside the examination center, you will be provided with scratch papers, pencils, a calculator, and ear plugs.

AM I ALLOWED TO TAKE BREAKS DURING THE EXAM?

Yes, you are allowed to take breaks. You can drink or eat during your breaks. However, don't forget that whatever time you take, the clock still ticks on your exam.