PMP ® Exam Prep

  • PMP ® Exam Preparation - 4 days

Course Description

PMP ® exam prep classes are not created equal. Versatile's PMP ® instructors help you understand the practical value of project management so you can pass the PMP exam and be a better project leader. 

The Project Management Professional (PMP ®) certification is increasingly recognized and required by employers. Attaining this certification requires applicants to pass an exam and to have relevant experience and education. This 4-day course is designed to provide both the required education (32 hours) and a solid preparation for the exam. The course package includes sample exams and a thorough test-preparation manual. All these exam preparation materials combine to provide applicants confidence they have the knowledge to successfully sit for the exam.

In addition, you will find that Versatile's project management training will equip you with many tools utilizable long after passing the PMP ® Exam.

Tested and Designed for Results

Versatile has selected course materials that have been thoroughly reviewed by recent PMP ®’s to ensure the course content is relevant to the exam. Past students provide feedback on any exam topics that were or were not covered through our preparation process, ensuring these products continue to effectively prepare applicants for the exam. The course materials include over 1,000 sample test questions.

Project management training is vitally important for all team members to promote success on projects. Definition, planning, control, and leadership are all aspects emphasized and promoted through proven techniques in Versatile's courses.  Our classes present opportunities for students to get involved and practice each technique, so they can better apply the learning to their own unique projects.

Principles Based Exam Preparation

This course emphasizes the concepts needed to pass the exam and to successfully manage projects. We don’t use memory games, we help people master the relevant content.

Audience

Experienced project managers or project personnel with previous project management training will benefit most from this course. While it is not a prerequisite to attend this course, participants should be aware that PMI requires 4000 hours project management experience to sit for the exam.

Candidates for the exam who have not attended previous project management training will benefit from attending Principles of Project Management.

At Course Completion

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Know what project management terms and concepts are necessary to pass the PMP ® Exam.
  • Have a study plan to finalize their preparation for the exam.
  • Know what to expect from the exam, including how to apply for the exam, where to take the exam, and rules for sitting for the exam.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have project leadership experience.

Student Materials

All students receive:

1. A comprehensive workbook describing the key terms and concepts that also includes learning exercises to address multiple learning styles

2. A DVD with over 3500 sample exam questions

3. A copy of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Course Outline

1. Introduction to the PMBoK and PMP Exam

2. Framework

3. Integration

4. Scope
 
5. Time

6. Cost
 
7. Quality

8. Human Resources

9. Communication

10. Risk

11. Procurement

12. Professional & Social Responsibility

13. Exit Exam and Study Plan

 

PMP Exam Prep Tips

Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class 

Project management training often includes preparing for the PMP Exam. While most of our course participants are more interested in developing skills than passing the PMP Exam, for those who wish to earn the PMP certification, they need a solid method for preparing for the exam. 

Attending a PMP Exam Prep Class is certainly one of the most popular strategies for passing this exam. Self-study is also a good option. In either approach, an essential element of preparation is to take practice exams. 

Versatile's PMP Exam Prep class prepares you to study for the exam by showing you what to expect and providing enough exam questions to give you a sense of confidence.  

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PMP® Exam will change in December 

Questions on the PMP exam are developed by project practitioners from all around the world who work together to ensure the exam accurately reflects the profession. Right now, they are working to update the PMP exam in December.  

15 December 2019 will be the last day to take the current version of the PMP exam.  

A few things to keep in mind, depending how far you are on your path to the PMP: 

Schedule your exam early, Pay for your exam promptly and Allow yourself enough time. 

Get important PMP Exam updates on PMI.org 

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New PMP Exam Content Outline  

Every 3 - 5 years, the Project Management Institute conduct research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed.  

Download to get details on the new structure of the PMP Exam available AFTER 15 DECEMBER 2019. New PMP® Exam Content Outline provides the framework of what you can expect on the PMP Exam. To find information about the current exam, check out the most up-to-date Exam Content Outline on PMI.org 

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Who Should Apply? 

Remember that PMP Certification is appropriate for people whose job title is project manager or PMO leader. www.PMI.org posted who should apply for the PMP Certification:  an experienced project manager who meets the following requirements: 

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project 

  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources 

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables. 

Check out www.PMI.org for more PMP Exam information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook

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The PMO Needs to Take a Stand On PMP Certification 

PMP Certification is popular and requires 35 hours of project management training before you can sit for the PMP Exam. 

PMP certification doesn't make sense for every person who leads a project. It is best for people who have committed to a career in project management. And even organizations that are strongly project-driven have opted not to value the PMP certification, choosing instead to promote project management training that builds skills and is aligned with their own processes. 

The PMO should be an active participant in this ongoing discussion about the value and proper place the PMP certification holds in an organization. This video from www.pmi.org adds a personal perspective.  

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