Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Course Overview

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the IT job market today. Up the ante in competition by taking the PMP course and becoming a certified Project Management Professional. The PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) – USA, boosts your prospects of greater rewards by equipping you with a strong functional knowledge base in Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling and Closing projects successfully. Top rung companies to start-ups, all kinds of organizations are constantly on the look-out for professionals certified from PMI having expertise in the wide ranging processes of Project Management and capable of giving a winning direction to high-endurance projects with adept and goal oriented leadership, execution, scheduling, budgeting, problem solving, and communication skills. This certification will raise the confidence and trust of your organization and employers alike in you.

Course duration

  • 35 hours spread over four days of classroom based lectures.

Who should attend?

This certification is ideal forProject Managers, Team Managers, Senior Executives and Project Team members working in theIT, Automobile, Manufacturing, Health Care and Finance Sectors.

Course path

The course includes an in-depth study of 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups as follows:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • 10 knowledge areas:
    1. Project Integration Management;
    2. Project Scope Management;
    3. Project Schedule Management;
    4. Project Cost Management;
    5. Project Quality Management;
    6. Project Resource Management;
    7. Project Communication Management;
    8. Project Risk Management;
    9. Project Procurement Management;
    10. Project Stakeholder Engagement Management;
  • Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility;
  • 5 Process groups:
    1. Initiating,
    2. Executing,
    3. Monitoring,
    4. Controlling and
    5. Closing Projects.

Pre-requisites for the course and eligibility for exam

  1. A four-years bachelor’s degree or a global equivalent,
  2. Minimum 3 years (36 months, i.e., 4,500 hours) of hands-on experience in all five process groups of project management, directing and leading project tasks, and
  3. 35 hours of mandatory training in project management OR a CAPM Certification.

OR

  1. A secondary degree, i.e., a high school diploma or an associate’s degree or a global equivalent,
  2. Minimum 5 years (60 months, i.e., 7,500 hours) of hands-on experience in all five process groups of project management, directing and leading project tasks, and
  3. 35 hours of mandatory training in project management OR a CAPM Certification.

Certification

The certification exam is conducted by Project Management Institute – USA (PMI). The certifications are also given by the PMI.

Exam format

  • The exam is conducted online at a PMI-approved testing center.
  • The exam duration is 4 hours (240 minutes) with no additional reading time.
  • There shall be 200 multiple choice questions out of which 25 questions are pretest questions.
  • The 25 pretest questions are not used to score you in the exam.
  • The testing is computer-based. Hence, the result is declared immediately after completion of the exam.
  • Certificates are usually received within 4 to 6 weeks after passing the exam. The candidate may download a soft copy of the certificate from the PMI website within 24 hours of passing the exam.

Syllabus

Module 01 - Application and the PMP® Exam
  • Application and the PMP Exam
  • Extra Reading
  • The Acme Widget Factory
  • Project Management Professional
  • How Do I Become A PMP?
  • PMP Application
  • PMP Exam
  • PMP Exam – Initiating Part1
  • PMP Exam – Initiating Part2
  • PMP Exam – Planning Part1
  • PMP Exam – Planning Part2
  • PMP Exam – Planning Part3
  • PMP Exam – Executing
  • PMP Exam – Monitoring & Controlling
  • PMP Exam – Closing Part1
  • PMP Exam – Closing Part2
  • PMP Exam
  • PMP Exam (Cont.)
  • PMP Exam (Cont.)
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Chapter 01 Quiz
Module 02 - Types of Exam Questions
  •     Two Right Answers / Made up Terms
  •     Two Right Answers
  •     Situational Questions
  •     Extraneous Information
  •     Understanding vs. Memorization
  •     Questions With Invented Terms
  •     Answers With More than One Component
  •     PMI’isms
  •     PMI’isms (continue)
  •     The Exam – Why People Fail
  •     Chapter 02 Quiz
Module 03a - The Basics of Project Management Part 1
  • Organizations and Project Management
  •     Differentiation vs. Integration
  •     Organic or Simple
  •     A Functional Organization
  •     Potential Advantages of a Functional Organization
  •     Potential Issues with a Functional Organization
  •     A Projectized Organization (PBO)
  •     Potential Advantages of a Projectized Organization
  •     Potential Issues with a Projectized Organization
  •     The Matrix Organization
  •     A Weak Matrix Organization
  •     A Balanced Matrix Organization
  •     A Strong Matrix Organization
  •     Potential Advantages of a Matrix Organization
  •     Potential Issues with a Matrix Organization
  •     Organizations Table
  •     Chapter 03.1 Quiz
Module 03b - The Basics of Project Management Part 2
  • The Basics of Project Management
  •     What is Project Management?
  •     Projects and Operations
  •     Programs and Portfolios
  •     Organizational Project Management
  •     Key Terms Part1
  •     Key Terms Part2
  •     Key Terms Part3
  •     Key Terms Part4 (
  •     Key Terms – Life Cycles
  •     Key Terms (Cont.)
  •     It’s all about managing six (6) things. It’s simple really…
  •     Plan – Do – Check – Act
  •     Project Life Cycle Part1
  •     Project Life Cycle Part2
  •     Project Life Cycle Part3
  •     The Big 3 Life Cycles
  •     Keys to the Predictive Waterfall Model
  •     The Basic Predictive Model
  •     Keys to the Predictive Model
  •     Keys Challenges to the Predictive Model
  •     The Iterative Life Cycles
  •     Advantages of the Iterative Model
  •     Challenges of the Iterative Model
  •     Prototyping
  •     Reasons to Prototype
  •     Dangers of Prototyping
  •     Managing WIP Part1
  •     Managing WIP Part2
  •     Foundation
  •     Scrum
  •     A Project Vision
  •     Product Backlog
  •     The Scrum Roles
  •     Scrum (Cont.)
  •     The Team Board
  •     Burndown Chart
  •     Sprint Planning Meeting
  •     The Daily Scrum
  •     The Daily Scrum
  •     Sprint Retrospective
  •     Scrum Timeline
  •     PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
  •     Ten Knowledge Areas Extended Part1
  •     Ten Knowledge Areas Extended Part2
  •     Ten Knowledge Areas Extended Part3
  •     The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined
  •     Chapter 03.2 Quiz
Module 04 - Project Integration Management
  • Project Integration Management
  •     Integration Management
  •     Develop Project Charter Part1
  •     Develop Project Charter Part2
  •     The Business Case Part1
  •     The Business Case Part2
  •     The Business Case Part3
  •     Develop Project Management Plan Part1
  •     Develop Project Management Plan Part2
  •     Develop Project Management Plan Part3
  •     Baselines, Logs & Registers
  •     Project Management Plan
  •     Direct & Manage Project Work Part1
  •     Direct & Manage Project Work Part2
  •     Manage Project Knowledge Part1
  •     Manage Project Knowledge Part2
  •     Monitor & Control Project Work Part1
  •     Monitor & Control Project Work Part2
  •     Perform Integrated Change Control Part1
  •     Perform Integrated Change Control Part2
  •     Close Project or Phase Part1
  •     Close Project or Phase Part2
  •     Summary
  •     Chapter 04 Quiz
Module 05 - Project Scope Management
  • Project Scope Management
  •     Scope Management
  •     The Product vs. Project Scope:
  •     The Scope Management Plan Answers…
  •     The Steps in Scope Management
  •     How Scope is Measured
  •     Plan Scope Management Part1
  •     Plan Scope Management Part2
  •     Collect Requirements Part1
  •     Collect Requirements Part2
  •     Requirements Data Gatherin
  •     Voting
  •     Idea Mapping Guidelines
  •     Brainstorming Steps
  •     Define Scope Part1
  •     Define Scope Part2
  •     Charter vs. Scope Statement
  •     Create WBS
  •     WBS Terminology
  •     Components of the WBS
  •     Effective WBS’s
  •     Create WBS (Cont.)
  •     Validate Scope Part1
  •     Validate Scope Part2
  •     Control Scope Part1
  •     Control Scope Part2
  •     Project Scope Management – Summary
  •     Chapter 05 Quiz
Module 06 - Project Schedule Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  •     Schedule Management
  •     Plan Schedule Management Part1
  •     Plan Schedule Management Part2
  •     Define Activities
  •     Rolling Wave Planning
  •     Define Activities (Cont.)
  •     Sequence Activities
  •     PDM
  •     Conditional Diagramming
  •     Dependencies
  •     Leads & Lag
  • Sequence Activities (Cont.)
  •     Dependency Determination
  •     Leads & Lag (Cont.)
  •     Estimate Activity Durations Part1
  •     Estimate Activity Durations Part2
  •     Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT) Part1
  •     Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT) Part2
  •     Reserves
  •     Agile Estimation
  •     Develop Schedule
  •     The Critical Path Method Part1
  •     The Critical Path Method Part2
  •     The Critical Path Method Part3
  •     Resource Optimization Part1
  •     Resource Optimization Part2
  •     A Sample Story Map
  •     Develop Schedule (Cont.)
  •     Leveling vs. Smoothing Part1
  •     Leveling vs. Smoothing Part2
  •     Leveling vs. Smoothing Part3
  •     Other Terms
  •     Crashing vs. Fast Tracking
  •     Gantt Charts
  •     Milestone Chart
  •     Control Schedule Part1
  •     Control Schedule Part2
  •     Project Time Management – Summary
  •     Chapter 06 Quiz
Module 07 - Project Cost Management
  • Project Cost Management
  •     Cost Management Part1
  •     Cost Management Part2
  •     Plan Cost Management Part1
  •     Plan Cost Management Part 2
  •     Estimate Costs Part1
  •     Estimate Costs Part2
  •     Estimate Costs Part3
  •     Determine Budget
  •     Accounting Terms
  •     Determine Budget (Cont.)
  •     Funding Requirements
  •     Depreciation Part1
  •     Depreciation Part2
  •     Depreciation Part3
  •     Control Costs Part1
  •     Control Costs Part2
  •     Cumulative Cost Curve
  •     In Alphabetical Order
  •     Forecasting – ETC
  •     Forecasting – EAC
  •     Forecasting – TCPI
  •     Earned Schedule Theory Part1
  •     Earned Schedule Theory Part2
  •     Earned Schedule Theory Part3
  •     Cost Management – Summary
  •     Chapter 07 Quiz
Module 08 - Project Quality Management
  • Project Quality Management
  •     Quality Management
  • Key Terms Part1
  •     Key Terms Part2
  •     Thought Leaders
  •     Plan Quality
  •     Cost of Quality Part1
  •     Cost of Quality Part2
  •     Flowcharts Part1
  •     Flowcharts Part2
  •     SIPOC
  •     SIPOC Steps
  •     SIPOC (Cont.)
  •     Logical Data Model Part1
  •     Logical Data Model Part2
  •     Logical Data Model Part3
  • Matrix Diagrams
  •     Matrix Diagram Symbols
  •     Sample Matrix Diagrams
  •     Test Driven Development (TDD) Part1
  •     Test Driven Development (TDD) Part2
  •     Test Driven Development (TDD) Part3
  •     Test Driven Development (TDD) Part4
  •     Test Driven Development (TDD) Part5
  •     Refactoring
  •     Types of Refactoring Part1
  •     Types of Refactoring Part2
  •     Types of Refactoring Part3
  •     Manage Quality Part1
  •     Manage Quality Part2
  •     Root Cause Analysis Part1
  •     Root Cause Analysis Part2
  •     Affinity Diagrams
  • Affinity Diagrams Steps
  •     Affinity Diagrams (Cont.)
  •     Cause and Effect Diagram
  •     Histogram Sample
  •     Scatter Diagram
  •     Control and Limits
  •     Pareto Diagrams
  •     Run Chart
  •     Design For X
  •     Problem Solving
  •     Benchmarking
  •     Design of Experiments (DOE)
  •     Control Quality Part1
  •     Control Quality Part2
  •     7 Basic Quality Tools
  •     Check or Tally Sheets
  •     Statistical Sampling Terms
  •     Statistical Terms
  •     Statistical Example
  •     Project Quality Management – Summary Part1
  •     Project Quality Management – Summary Part2
  •     Chapter 08 Quiz
Module 09 - Project Resource Management
  • Project Resource Management
  •     The Processes that Organize All Project Resources
  •     Plan Resources Management Part1
  •     Plan Resources Management Part2
  •     Team Charter
  •     Organization Chart
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  •     Common Theories Part1
  •     Common Theories Part2
  •     McGregor’s Theory of X and Y
  •     Hertzberg’s Theory
  •     Theory Z
  •     Resource Management Plan
  •     Estimate Activity Resources Part1
  •     Estimate Activity Resources Part2
  •     Acquire Resources Part1
  •     Acquire Resources Part2
  •     Develop Team Part1
  •     Develop Team Part2
  •     The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Mode Part1
  •     The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Mode Part2
  •     Speed B. Leas Conflict Model
  •     The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  •     Absence of Trust Part1
  •     Absence of Trust Part2
  •     Absence of Conflict Part1
  • Absence of Conflict Part2
  •     Lack of Commitment Part1
  •     Lack of Commitment Part2
  •     Avoidance of Accountability Part1
  •     Avoidance of Accountability Part2
  •     Inattention to Results Part1
  •     Inattention to Results Part2
  •     Manage Team Part1
  •     Manage Team Part2
  •     Emotional Intelligence Part1
  •     Emotional Intelligence Part
  •     Ability -Based EI Model
  •     Goleman’s Mixed EI Model
  •     Trait EI Model
  •     Leadership Styles
  •     Theories of Management Style Part1
  •     Theories of Management Style Part2
  •     Sources of Power
  • Servant Leadership
  •     Management vs. Leadership
  •     Adaptive Leadership
  •     Control Resources Part1
  •     Control Resources Part2
  •     Final Terms
  •     Project Resources Management – Summary
  •     Chapter 09 Quiz
Module10 - Project Communications Management
  • Project Communications Management
  •     Communications Management
  •     Communications Dimensions Part1
  •     Communications Dimensions Part2
  •     Communications Terms
  •     The Communication Model
  •     The Formula for One -to -one Communications
  •     Didactic Communication Example
  •     Styles
  •     Plan Communications Management Part1
  •     Plan Communications Management Part2
  •     Stakeholder Engagement Matrix
  •     The Communications Management Plan
  • Manage Communications
  •     Communications Techniques and Considerations
  •     Manage Communications (Cont.)
  •     Monitor Communications
  •     Control Communications
  •     Communications Management – Summary
  •     Chapter 10 Quiz
Module 11 - Project Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management
  •     Risk Management
  •     Risk
  •     Project Risks
  •     Types of Risks
  •     Key Terms Part1
  •     Key Terms Part2
  •     Plan Risk Management Part1
  •     Plan Risk Management Part2
  •     Included in the Risk Management Plan
  •     Sample RBS
  •     Scales for Impact and Probability
  •     Sample Impact Matrix
  •     Identify Risks Part1
  •     Identify Risks Part2
  •     Brainstorming Part1
  •     Brainstorming Part2
  • Delphi Technique
  •     SWOT Analysis
  •     Prompt Lists
  •     The Risk Register
  •     Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Part1
  •     Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Part2
  •     Risk Parameters Part1
  •     Risk Parameters Part2
  •     Probability & Impact Matrix
  •     Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Part1
  •     Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Part2
  •     Influence Diagrams Part1
  •     Influence Diagrams Part2
  •     Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  •     Decision Tree Analysis Part1
  •     Decision Tree Analysis Part2
  •     Data Modeling – Simulation
  •     Plan Risk Responses Part1
  •     Plan Risk Responses Part2
  •     Response Strategies
  •     Risk Register Updates
  •     Implement Risk Responses
  •     Plan Implement Responses
  •     Monitor Risks Part1
  •     Monitor Risks Part2
  •     Project Risk Management – Summary Part1
  •     Project Risk Management – Summary Part2
  •     Chapter 11 Quiz
Module 12 - Project Procurement Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  •     Procurement Management
  •     Procurement PMIisms
  •     Procurement Terms Part 1
  •     Procurement Terms Part2
  • Procurement Terms Part3
  •     Procurement Terms Part4
  •     Plan Procurement Management Part1
  •     Plan Procurement Management Part2
  •     Source Selection Analysis
  •     Procurement Management Plan
  •     Bid Documents
  •     Procurement Statement of Work
  •     3 Types
  •     Procurement Documents
  •     Contract
  •     Conduct Procurements Part1
  •     Conduct Procurements Part2
  •     Negotiating Tactics Part1
  •     Negotiating Tactics Part2
  •     Source Selection Criteria
  •     Control Procurements Part1
  •     Control Procurements Part2
  •     Negotiate Settlements
  • Project Procurement Management – Summary
  • Chapter 12 Quiz
Module 13 - Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  •     Procurement Management
  •     Procurement PMIisms
  •     Procurement Terms Part 1
  •     Procurement Terms Part2
  • Procurement Terms Part3
  •     Procurement Terms Part4
  •     Plan Procurement Management Part1
  •     Plan Procurement Management Part2
  •     Source Selection Analysis
  •     Procurement Management Plan
  •     Bid Documents
  •     Procurement Statement of Work
  •     3 Types
  •     Procurement Documents
  •     Contract
  •     Conduct Procurements Part1
  •     Conduct Procurements Part2
  •     Negotiating Tactics Part1
  •     Negotiating Tactics Part2
  •     Source Selection Criteria
  •     Control Procurements Part1
  •     Control Procurements Part2
  •     Negotiate Settlements
  • Project Procurement Management – Summary
  • Chapter 12 Quiz
Module 14 - Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Responsibility
  •     Duty to the Profession
  •     Scope & Estimates Part1
  •     Scope & Estimates Part2
  •     Authority
  •     Above All Else…Part1
  •     Above All Else…Part2
  •     Chapter 14 Quiz
  •     Course Closure
Sample Exams ( 200 Questions)

Sample Exams ( 200 Questions)

FAQs

Q. Where is the PMP Certification exam conducted?
A. The exams are conducted at the PMI approved Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide. In India, these testing centers are at Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Q. For how long is the certification valid?
A. The certification is valid for 3 years.

Q. How do I renew / maintain my PMP certification?
A. In order to maintain the PMP Certification, you have to earn 60 PDU’s (Professional Development Units) by the end of the validity period of 3 years.

Q. What is a PDU and how to earn them?
A. A ProfessionalDevelopment Unit (PDU) is a unit of measuring one’s professional development. One hour of ongoing training and development activity undertaken by a candidate earns him/her one PDU. PDU’s can be earned by continuous self-education like attending seminars, webinars, industry relevant events, online courses, or by creating content for use of other students / professionals or by simply undertaking more varied projects to expand your experience. Contact us for more details on PDU’s and renewals.

Q. Can I prepare for and sit the exam by self-study without attending the course hours?
A. No. Although self-study is definitely required in addition to the official training, a candidate shall not be eligible to sit the exam without attending the compulsory 35 hours of training.

Q. What is a CAPM Certification?
A. The Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) course is another project management certification provided by PMI involving a study of basic level Project Management for entry level professionals or beginners.

Q. Is the course fee inclusive of exam fee and cost of study material?
A. No, the course fee is not inclusive of the exam fee. However, the study material and a training kit shall be provided by us.

Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The exam fee charged by PMI is $ 405 for members of PMI and $555 for non-members.

Q. How do I apply for the exam?
A. You may apply for the exam on the website of PMI by filling out and submitting a PMP application form. PMI then reviews your application which takes 4 to 5 working days. You have to keep checking the status of your application on the PMI website. Upon approval, you will have to make payment of the exam fee. You remain eligible to sit the exam for a period of one year from the date of approval of your application. Upon making payment, PMI will send you an email setting out instructions to schedule an appointment to sit the exam.

Q. What documents will I need to submit with my application?
A. You do not need to submit any documentation along with the application. However, it may happen that your application gets picked up for a random audit by PMI. You will receive an email to that effect from PMI giving you further instructions to submit documentation which may include educational certificates, attestations of Experience Verification Forms and certificate from your PMP training institute. It is to be noted that the eligibility period of one year does not begin until your application successfully passes the audit and gets approved.

Q. How many number ofattempts are allowed to pass the certification exam?
A. You have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass the certification exam within the eligibility period of one year.

Q. What will happen if my eligibility period expires?
A. If your eligibility period lapses, you shall have to re-apply to PMI.