Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to prepare participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through
discussing the exam requirements and analyzing its questions format. Additionally, participants will get the opportunity to
practice many similar exam questions. The course also aims at assisting participants in employing the project life cycle through
an in-depth description of the five process groups and ten knowledge areas related to project management.

Course Methodology

The course uses a mix of interactive techniques such as group exercises, brief presentations by the consultant and the
participants, practicing exam questions and simulations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the PMP exam requirements and application process
  • Define several key terms and recognize the relationship among portfolio, program and project management
  • Describe how organizational influences affect the methods used for managing projects
  • Identify the integration of various processes and project management activities
  • Breakdown the project scope to include all required project work
  • Compute activities durations required to complete the project
  • Estimate activity costs and project budgets
  • Outline the project quality policies and objectives
  • Assemble the project team and manage its performance
  • Create and properly communicate project information
  • Develop a project risk management plan and examine project risks
  • Plan the procurement steps to acquire products and services needed from outside the project team
  • Analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project

Target Audience

Project managers, members of project offices, project sponsors, functional managers, senior management and individuals
interested in PMP certification. This course is worth 35 PDUs.

Target Competencies

  • Managing projects
  • Initiating projects
  • Planning projects
  • Executing projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Closing projects


4 Days


The following resources will be distributed during the course:
 Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), fifth edition – hard copy
 Project Management Professional (PMP) handbook – soft copy
 Exam Questions Bank- hard copy

Course Outline

o The Project Management Institute (PMI)
o Credential overview
o Exam overview
o Application process
o Questions format
o The PMBOK guide
o Project managers areas of concern
o Portfolios, programs and projects
o Project definition
o Organizational types
o Managing project constraints
o Process groups
o Knowledge areas
o Developing the project charter
o Developing the project management plan
o Directing and managing project work
o Monitoring and controlling project work
o Performing integrated change control
o Closing the project or phase
o Planning scope management
o Collecting requirements
o Defining the scope
o Creating the WBS
o Validating the scope
o Controlling the scope
o Planning schedule management
o Defining activities
o Sequencing activities
o Estimating activity resources
o Estimating activity durations
o Developing the schedule
o Controlling the schedule
o Planning cost management
o Estimating costs
o Determining the budget
o Controlling costs
o Planning quality management
o Performing quality assurance
o Controlling quality
o Planning human resources management
o Acquiring the project team
o Developing the project team
o Managing the project team
o Planning communication management
o Managing communication
o Controlling communication
o Planning risk management
o Identifying risks
o Performing qualitative risk analysis
o Performing quantitative risk analysis
o Planning risk responses
o Controlling risks
o Planning procurement management
o Conducting procurement
o Controlling procurement
o Closing procurement
o Identifying stakeholders
o Planning stakeholder management
o Managing stakeholder engagement
o Controlling stakeholder engagement