PMP® Exam Preparation (PMP 0401)

E-mail: execinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential has become the most recognized credential for the practice of the rapidly evolving profession of project management. This course prepares you for the PMP® examination offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Only people who successfully demonstrate their mastery of concepts of project management, as documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)‐‐Sixth Edition, and meet PMI's experience requirements are allowed to use the PMP® designation. Increasingly, the federal government and companies all over the world are recognizing the value that project management can provide. The specification of project management personnel qualifications in many federal procurements and the establishment of project management career paths in corporations are recognition of the growing importance of project management in the workplace. Obtaining the PMP® credential is often a requirement for promotion and success in these environments.
This course prepares you to sit for PMI's PMP® examination. Lecture and extensive use of case studies and in‐class exercises provide for active student involvement in practical use of course content. The instructors use advanced learning methods, word‐picture associations, and mind maps to strengthen learning recall. In addition, as the course progresses through each of the PMBOK® Guide's Knowledge Areas, the student is tested using an electronic examination bank that mimics the actual PMP® examination. Using this approach, course participants get immediate feedback on knowledge retention. A one‐ hour, written final exam measures comprehension and preparedness for PMI's PMP® examination. Course attendees are provided with a copy of:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) ‐ Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017. http://www.pmi.org.
  • 120‐day access to the PM FinalTM on‐line examination simulation software
  • Printed lecture slides
  • Project management implementation guides, templates, and tools.
Each of PMBOK® Guide's ten Knowledge Areas is addressed as separate modules. A brief presentation highlights the most significant aspects of each module. Participants then individually answer a series of questions randomly selected from the PM FinalTM automated examination software database. After each of these individual working sessions, the entire class reviews each question under the direction of our instructors, all of whom are PMI certified. In this manner, both the content and format of examination questions become familiar to each student. Using this systematic method of approaching the learning content, participants are able to identify weak areas that require more individual study. The last session is a practice examination that mimics the PMP® Examination format and content. This course covers the ten Knowledge Areas identified in the PMBOK® Guide:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
This course offers a variety of materials that reinforce concepts and help you prepare for the certification exam:

  • Course workbook
  • PMP® study guide– this study guide condenses the 400 page PMBOK Guide to ~80 pages of key concepts, terms, and unique PMBOK properties.
  • PM Final- online based PMP® exam simulator with over 1,000 questions. Attendees receive electronic access to the practice exam to use outside of class in preparing for the PMP exam.
  • A comprehensive set of over 50 electronic tools and techniques (e.g., Project Selection, Charter, Make or Buy Analysis, etc.) are provided in electronic form to PMP Course attendees. These tools and techniques may be modified and used by the attendee's company or organization.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (ISBN: 978-1628251845) is not included in the course fee. Please purchase prior to the first day of class.
100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
George Mason University is a PMI® Global Registered Education Provider.

PDU Credits:
  • Project Management Certification PMP® Exam Preparation is pre-approved for 28 PDUs
PMI- Project Management Institute- Registered Education Provider
Participants in this course should be managers and mid‐career professionals who seek to further develop their project management skills and are eligible to sit for PMI’s PMP® examination. It is assumed that participants have a working knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition’s ten Knowledge Areas or have completed the Essentials of Project Management course.
Courses are taught in an academic setting by PMP® certified instructors. Instructors have over 25+ years of proven experience in the project management field– including energy, environmental, construction, defense, and IT. Instructors have held senior positions as officers of corporations and in the federal sector. In addition, the instructors have extensively developed and implemented training programs using various learning media.

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