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PMP (Project Management Professional) is a generic project management certification from PMI (Project Management Institute). A large part of the exam, but not all of it, is based on the PMBOK® Guide (A guide to the project management body of knowledge).
PMP is probably the best-known project management certification.
The PMBOK Guide is an attempt to cover all types of management activity needed in projects. It goes through those needed for starting up, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. From a different perspective, it covers various domains, such as time management, cost management, and risk management.
Following the path of the PMBOK Guide, the PMP exam covers the whole scope of project management activities as well. You need to have enough understanding of each aspect to succeed in the exam.
We are a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of PMI, and our eLearning course is aligned with the latest version of the PMBOK Guide.
Normal classroom courses for the PMP exam are 5 days, but we had the opportunity to go deeper and make it easier for the learners by building a longer course: Our eLearning course is equivalent to a 7-day classroom course.
The course consists of 95 lessons. In short, the course provides everything you need to learn the topic and prepare for the exam. The first 30% of the course is free, and you can take it and see if it meets your needs before finalising your decision.
Besides the lessons, there are Integrated Flashcards throughout the course, and an exam simulator with more than 1000 questions. In short, the course provides everything you need to learn the topic and prepare for the exam. The first 30% of the course is free, and you can take it and see if it meets your needs before finalising your decision.
The course is divided into the following sections:
- The big picture: In this section, we go through the whole scope of the PMBOK Guide without any details, to build a high-level understanding. You can use this overall understanding as a foundation for the next sections.
- Process groups: In this section, we go through the whole content from a different angle and add more details.
- Knowledge areas: When you reach this section, you already have a good understanding of the PMBOK Guide and you’re ready to go through it one more time, and learn all the details.
- PMBOK Guide in Agile projects: There has been some additional content about Agile projects in the recent two versions of the PMBOK Guide, but they are isolated and sometimes confusing. That’s why we’ve removed them from the rest of the course and added this comprehensive section to tell you what Agile really is, and then to see how the PMBOK Guide can be applicable to Agile projects.
- Closing: this last section is about final preparations for the exam.
Here’s the complete list of lessons:
- The Big Picture
- 01. Let’s start a new project
- 02. Why?
- 03. Who?
- 04. What?
- 05. How and When?
- 06. All the Money in the World
- 07. Let’s Talk!
- 08. Roadmap
- 09. What about Changes?
- 10. The Tenth Domain
- Process Groups
- 11. Introduction to Process Groups
- 12. Initiating Process Group
- 13. Planning Process Group: The Rules of the Game
- 14. Planning Process Group: Other Plans
- 15. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
- 16. Executing Process Group
- 17. Closing Process Group
- Knowledge Areas
- 18. Introduction to Processes
- 19. Scope Management
- 20. Collect Requirements
- 21. Define Scope
- 22. Create WBS
- 23. Control Scope
- 24. Validate Scope
- 25. Plan Scope Management
- 26. Schedule Management
- 27. Define Activities
- 28. Sequence Activities
- 29. Estimate Activity Durations
- 30. Develop Schedule
- 31. Control Schedule
- 32. Plan Schedule Management
- 33. Cost Management
- 34. Estimate Costs
- 35. Determine Budget
- 36. Control Costs
- 37. Plan Cost Management
- 38. Quality Management
- 39. Control Quality
- 40. Manage Quality
- 41. Plan Quality Management
- 42. Resource Management
- 43. Estimate Activity Resources
- 44. Acquire Resources
- 45. Develop Team
- 46. Manage Team
- 47. Control Resources
- 48. Plan Resource Management
- 49. Communications Management
- 50. Plan Communications Management
- 51. Manage Communications
- 52. Monitor Communications
- 53. Risk Management
- 54. Identify Risks
- 55. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
- 56. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
- 57. Plan Risk Responses
- 58. Implement Risk Responses
- 59. Monitor Risks
- 60. Plan Risk Management
- 61. Procurement Management
- 62. Plan Procurement Management
- 63. Conduct Procurements
- 64. Control Procurements
- 65. Stakeholder Management
- 66. Identify Stakeholders
- 67. Plan Stakeholder Engagement
- 68. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
- 69. Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
- 70. Integration Management
- 71. Develop Project Charter
- 72. Develop Project Management Plan
- 73. Direct and Manage Project Work
- 74. Manage Project Knowledge
- 75. Monitor and Control Project Work
- 76. Perform Integrated Change Control
- 77. Close Project or Phase
- 78. Development Approach
- 79. Development Processes
- 80. Adaptive vs. Predictive
- 81. Scrum
- 82. Process Groups in Agile Projects
- Knowledge Areas in Agile Projects
- 83. Scope Management in Agile Projects
- 84. Schedule Management in Agile Projects
- 85. Cost Management in Agile Projects
- 86. Quality Management in Agile Projects
- 87. Resource Management in Agile Projects
- 88. Communication Management in Agile Projects
- 89. Risk Management in Agile Projects
- 90. Procurement Management in Agile Projects
- 91. Stakeholder Management in Agile Projects
- 92. Integration Management in Agile Projects
- 93. Professional and Social Responsibility
- 94. History of PMI and the PMBOK® Guide
- 95. The Exam!
We want to be sure that you're satisfied with the course. If you're not, you can ask for and receive a full refund up to 30 days after your purchase, while you're in the first 30% of the course.
Who is this course for?
If you’re new to structured project management methods, it would be a good idea to start with PRINCE2 Foundation and then proceed with PMP, because PRINCE2 is a step by step guide to running projects and it’s easier to understand and practice. After that, the PMBOK Guide can help you make your activities more effective. Furthermore, preparing for and passing the PRINCE2 exam is easier and less expensive than PMP.
If you’re working in Agile projects and want to widen your knowledge, the AgilePM certification might be more relevant to you.
You need to have 4,500 hours (with a bachelor’s degree) or 7,500 hours (without a bachelor’s degree) of experience in leading and directing projects, plus 35 hours of standard training before taking the exam.
The required experience doesn’t have to be as the project manager role, but has to do with project management and working with teams.
The standard training can be satisfied with suitable eLearning courses or classroom courses. It’s not mandatory, but PMI recommends taking the course with a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of PMI, such as us; that would make the application process easier.
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