Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification: PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition

Course Specifications

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Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management-both on the job and through professional certification-is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. They will:

  • Get started with project management fundamentals.
  • Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
  • Work with project management processes.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan a project.
  • Plan for project time management.
  • Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
  • Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
  • Execute a project.
  • Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
  • Control a project.
  • Close a project.

Target Student:

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.


Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

Topic A: Components of Project Management

Topic B: Project Management and the Business

Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization

Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences

Topic B: Project Stakeholders and Governance

Topic C: The Project Team

Topic D: The Project Life Cycle

Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes

Topic A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas

Topic B: Identify Project Information

Lesson 4: Initiating a Project

Topic A: Develop a Project Charter

Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders

Lesson 5: Planning a Project

Topic A: Develop a Project Management Plan

Topic B: Plan Scope Management

Topic C: Collect Project Requirements

Topic D: Define Project Scope

Topic E: Create a WBS

Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management

Topic A: Plan Schedule Management

Topic B: Define Project Activities

Topic C: Sequence Project Activities

Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources

Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations

Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule

Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications

Topic A: Plan Project Cost Management

Topic B: Estimate Project Costs

Topic C: Determine the Project Budget

Topic D: Plan Quality Management

Topic E: Plan Human Resource Management

Topic F: Plan Communications Management

Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management

Topic A: Plan Risk Management

Topic B: Identify Risks

Topic C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Topic D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Topic E: Plan for Risk Response

Topic F: Plan Project Procurements

Topic G: Plan Stakeholder Management

Lesson 9: Executing a Project

Topic A: Direct and Manage Project Work

Topic B: Perform Quality Assurance

Topic C: Acquire Project Team

Topic D: Develop Project Team

Topic E: Manage a Project Team

Topic F: Manage Communications

Topic G: Conduct Procurements

Topic H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost

Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work

Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control

Topic C: Validate Project Scope

Topic D: Control Project Scope

Topic E: Control the Project Schedule

Topic F: Control Project Costs

Lesson 11: Controlling the Project

Topic A: Control Project Quality

Topic B: Control Communications

Topic C: Control Project Risks

Topic D: Control Project Procurements

Topic E: Control Stakeholder Engagement

Lesson 12: Closing a Project

Topic A: Close Project or Phase

Topic B: Close Procurements

Appendix A: PMP® Certification Mapping

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