Begin a well-paying career as a project manager by preparing to take—and pass—the PMP® certification exam.
Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition--the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Find out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP® exam. Use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.
Project Management Institute (PMI) recently updated the PMBOK Guide with changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam which took effect March 26, 2018. This course has been recently updated to align with the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition and the current version of the PMP exam.
PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMBOK, PgMP, PMI-RMP, CAPM, PMI-SP, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
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- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are not included in enrollment. Please purchase the latest version of your materials prior to the start of your session.
Prepare for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. This course will help you master the content in the first seven chapters of the PMBOK Guide and discover tips and techniques related to questions you with experience on the actual PMP exam.
- A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®, Guide)
PMI, the PMBOK® Guide, and PMP® Certification
In this lesson, you will explore PMI and the PMBOK® Guide. You will also learn about the PMP® Certification and requirements for the exam.
Definitions, Life Cycles, and Business Documentation
This lesson covers some key concepts: Project Management definitions, project life cycles, and business documentation.
The Project Environment
Understand how the environment influences projects.
Project Management Process Groups
Learn how the five process groups relate to the project management processes and project management knowledge areas.
Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
Understand the project manager role and its responsibilities.
Project Manager Competencies
Discover how interpersonal skills work together with your project management knowledge.
Project Integration Management
Begin your investigation of the first of the ten project management knowledge areas. Learn about the first two Integration processes and the creation of two essential project management documents: the project charter and the project management plan.
Plan Scope Management, Collect Requirements, and Define Scope
Learn how to develop a scope management plan, collect requirements and define the specific scope of your project.
Create WBS, Validate Scope, and Control Scope
Discover the importance of creating a WBS, validating a project's scope, and controlling the scope.
Plan Schedule Management and Define Activities
Create a schedule management plan and define activities.
Sequence Activities and Estimate Activity Durations
See how estimating duration and sequencing activities work together to set the stage for project schedule development.
Develop Schedule and Control Schedule
This lesson will cover the last two sections of the PMBOK® Guide Chapter 6: Develop Schedule and Control Schedule.
Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.