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Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP® you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP® certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP® signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP® and become a project hero.

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About this Course

Project Management Professional

Students will acquire skills to successfully pass the PMI® Certification exam.  CSI will train students using CertWise prep materials along with additional text sources and tools.

You will learn the terms and concepts of Project Knowledge Areas and PMP/CAPM® professional responsibilities.

Completion Requirements: 60 hours of training (Project Management Professional) and passing all quizzes and the final exam with an 80% or better. Project Management Professional requirements are as follows:

Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education
Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* 35 contact hours of formal education

Course Syllabus


  1. Chapter 1 – Introduction
    1. Issue the PMBOK® and materials
    2. Sign enrollment agreement
    3. Review of training materials
    4. PMP®/CAPM® handbook review
    5. PMI®, PMP®, CAPM® definitions
    6. Structure of the exam
    7. Introduction to PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
    8. Project vs. Program vs. Portfolio
    9. Project Mgt. vs. Operations Mgt.
    10. Business Value
    11. Role of the Project Manager
    12. CertWise® material review
  1. Chapter 2 – Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
    1. Organizational Influences on Project Management
    2. Project Stakeholders and Governance
    3. Project Team
    4. Project Life Cycle
    5. Quiz on Ch. 1 and 2
  1. Chapter 3 – Project Management Processes
    1. Common Project Management Process Interactions
    2. Project Management Process Groups
    3. Initiating processes
    4. Planning processes
    5. Executing processes
    6. Monitoring and Controlling processes
    7. Closing processes
    8. Project Information
    9. Role of the Knowledge Areas
  1. Chapter 4 – Knowledge areas
    1. Develop Project Charter
    2. Develop Project Mgt. Plan
    3. Direct and Manage Project Work
    4. Monitor and Control Project Work
    5. Perform Integrated Change Control
    6. Close Project or Phase
    7. Quiz on Ch. 3 and 4
  1. Chapter 5 – Project Scope Management
    1. Plan Scope Management
    2. Collect Requirements
    3. Define Scope
    4. Create WBS
    5. Validate Scope
    6. Control Scope
  1. Chapter 6 – Project Time Management
    1. Plan Schedule Management
    2. Define Activities
    3. Sequence Activities
    4. Estimate Activity Resources
    5. Estimate Activity Durations
    6. Develop Schedule
      1. Schedule Network Diagram
    7. Control Schedule
    8. Quiz on Ch. 5 and 6
  1. Chapter 7 – Project Cost Management
    1. Plan Cost Management
    2. Estimate Costs
    3. Determine Budget
    4. Control Costs
      1. Earned Value Mgt.
        1. Schedule Variance
        2. Cost Variance
        3. Schedule performance index
        4. Cost performance index
      2. Forecasting
        1. Estimate At Completion (EAC) – 4 kinds
      3. To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI) – 2 kinds
  1. Chapter 8 – Project Quality Management
    1. Plan Quality Management
    2. Perform Quality Assurance
    3. Control Quality
    4. Quiz on Ch. 7 and 8
  1. Chapter 9 – Project Human Resource Management
    1. Plan HR Management
    2. Acquire Project Team
    3. Develop Project Team
    4. Manage Project Team
      1. Motivational Theories
      2. 5 Bases of Power
  1.   Chapter 10 – Project Communications Management
    1. Plan Communications Management
    2. Manage Communications
    3. Control Communications
    4. Quiz on Ch. 9 and 10
  1.   Chapter 11 – Project Risk Management
    1. Plan Risk Mgt.
    2. Identify Risks
    3. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis;
      1. expected Monetary Value (EMV) analysis/Decision tree
    5. Plan Risk Responses
    6. Control Risks
  1.   Chapter 12 – Project Procurement Management
    1. Plan Procurement Management
    2. Conduct Procurements
    3. Control Procurements
    4. Close Procurements
    5. Quiz on Ch. 11 and 12
  1. Chapter 13 – Project Stakeholder Management
    1. Identify Stakeholders
    2. Plan Stakeholder Management
    3. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    4. Control Stakeholder Engagement
  1.   Ethics and Review
    1. PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
    2. Quiz on Chapter 13 and Code of Ethics
    3. Review of all material to prepare for practice exam
  1.   Practice Exam
    1. Full length online practice exam
  1.   Practice Exam review
    1. Review of answers to the practice exam