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Project Management Professional (PMP)

Course number: CGIPMP35

This course provides Project Managers with the knowledge and skills needed to master the PMBOK® Guide and attain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) OR Certified Associate in Project Management  (CAPM®) certification. The PMP® credential is the most widely accepted project certification in the world and the framework on which it is based has set the standard for the project management profession for more than 30 years. This course is intended to enhance a student’s project experience with global terminology and the proven framework for leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources. You will gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP® or CAPM® Exam. Concentrating on exam content from “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition/Current Edition” and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools, practice questions, study aids, and post-learning resources all using the Project Management Institute (PMI) terminology.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply the concepts of the PMBOK Guide, current edition to better manage projects in their work environment.
  • Gain an understanding for the level of competency required for the exam.
  • Reduce study time by focusing on the relevant exam topics.
  • Understand the makeup and format of the current PMP® Exam.
  • Comprehend the professional responsibility domain, process groups and knowledge areas of the PMBOK Guide, Current Edition.

Prerequisites for PMP

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM®  Certification

— OR —

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training from this course or CAPM®  Certification

Prerequisites for CAPM (no experience is needed for this certification exam):

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 23 hours of project management education completed using this course
Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.


Project Management Professional (PMP)


PMP® Current Edition

The current PMP® exam is comprised of 180 questions, which are a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. You will have 230 minutes to complete the exam.

You can download the student handbook for PMP at http://www.pmi.org/-


This course qualifies for 35 PDUs or 35 Contact Hours for candidates pursuing PMP Certification. PMI requires you to have 35 contact hours to apply for the PMP exam.

Course Outline
Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team
  • Topic A: Build a Team
  • Topic B: Define Team Ground Rules
  • Topic C: Negotiate Project Agreements
  • Topic D: Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
  • Topic E: Train Team Members and Stakeholders
  • Topic F: Engage and Support Virtual Teams
  • Topic G: Build Shared Understanding about a Project
Lesson 2: Starting the Project
  • Topic A: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
  • Topic B: Plan and Manage Scope
  • Topic C: Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
  • Topic D: Plan and Manage Schedule
  • Topic E: Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
  • Topic F: Integrate Project Planning Activities
  • Topic G: Plan and Manage Procurement
  • Topic H: Establish Project Governance Structure
  • Topic I: Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure
Lesson 3: Doing the Work
  • Topic A: Assess and Manage Risks
  • Topic B: Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
  • Topic C: Manage Communications
  • Topic D: Engage Stakeholders
  • Topic E: Create Project Artifacts
  • Topic F: Manage Project Changes
  • Topic G: Manage Project Issues
  • Topic H: Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity
Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track
  • Topic A: Lead a Team
  • Topic B: Support Team Performance
  • Topic C: Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles and Blockers
  • Topic D: Manage Conflict
  • Topic E: Collaborate with Stakeholders
  • Topic F: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
  • Topic G: Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance
Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind
  • Topic A: Manage Compliance Requirements
  • Topic B: Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
  • Topic C: Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
  • Topic D: Support Organizational Change
  • Topic E: Employ Continuous Process Improvement
Lesson 6: Preparing for the Exam

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