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PMP Exam Preparation Online

Davis&Dean’s pass rate equals 95% if PMI exam is written within six weeks after completing CAPM Exam Preparation.

The Project Management Professional Exam Preparation (PMP ® Exam Prep) is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the Project Management Professional exam issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI ®).

This course is also designed to satisfy the 35 hours of project management education (PDU ®) required by PMI ® in order to qualify to take the exam. The PMP ® is an internationally acclaimed professional credential which will open many doors for those who obtain it.

As a proud custodian of project management the PMI has developed a practice standard for the project management professional, and published as the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, also referred to as the PMBOK guide.

The PMI’s PMBOK guide has matured over the years and is now available in its 6th edition.

On a broad scale, the PMP credential holds commercial value for all companies that embrace it, as it embodies and implies a professional attitude towards managing by project.

 Davis&Dean presents both in-house and public skills training

Course Structure

The Online Davis&Dean PMP ® Exam preparation course is taken in your own time and prepares attendees to pass the exam by helping them learn and understand the following:

PMI ® Specific Terminology

The use of a common language for the science of project management has always been a challenge for organisations practicing project management. PMI has invested a lot of effort in addressing the common language issue. Learn how PMI ® defines and approaches project management.

The Five Project Management Process Groups

Understand initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing processes within project management.

The Ten Project Management Knowledge Areas

Learn about integration, scope, time, cost, resource, procurement, communications, quality, human resources and stakeholder management.

Inputs, tools, techniques and outputs

Understand how PMI ® defines and relates each of the 47 processes from the knowledge areas to each other.

Test preparation skills

Receive tips, tricks and help on how to apply, prepare for and take the PMP® Exam.

Participants learn PMI ® specific project management skills from certified PMP ® instructors and apply them to a simulated project that allows them to experience each process and knowledge area.

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Project Management Professional – Course Outline

Introduction to the Project Management Institute (PMI)

An overview of the PMI  is discussed. For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements, please view the

PMP Handbook for further details. The last revision for this handbook 18 July 2014. The handbook and exam outline will be updated by PMI in time for the change over to the 6th Edition.

Davis&Dean promotes PMI membership to our delegates. PMI members enjoy a discount to take any PMI practice exam and a multitude of downloadable resources are available to members.

 

The PMI requirements/eligibility for sitting the PMP exam

The Project Management Institute (PMI) requires a minimum qualification of a high school diploma (Grade 12 certificate) and 7500 hours experience in leading and directing project activities / a bachelors degree and 4500 hours experience in leading and directing project activities, together with project management training to be eligibile to take the PMP exam.

 

The PMP Exam

The PMP exam examines the project domains   as indicated in the table on the right. There are 49 processes associated to the project domains which enables quality project planning and delivery. During the Davis&Dean PMP Exam Preparation these processes are covered in-depth.

 

Project Management Framework

The project management framework covers the first three chapters of the PMBOK, it also takes a look at how organisations adopt the project management philosophy in striving to achieve maturity. Adoption is value-based driven from the top of the organisation, by its leadership, that must fully support all project management initiatives.

 

Project Lifecycle and Organization

Organisations and industries vary in maturity in the practice of project management. Organisations are structured, systems and processes developed and aligned to support the achievement of strategic goals. Achieving maturity in project management, requires the entire organisation to be fully invested, it takes time, requires patience, and ultimately is a process.

 

The Project Management Standard

The project management standard as published by PMI has matured over many years with contributions from the project management fraternity associated and aligned to PMI. The PMBOK Guide is in its 6th edition and as a science is not expected to deviate radically from the tried and tested. Technology supporting the science of project management however may see some radical change in time to come.

 

Integration Management

The first of the ten knowledge areas within the science of project management. Integration aligns the other knowledge areas to ensure quality planning and delivery take place. Work in the other knowledge areas, at times, is done in isolation, Integration Management ensures total integration of all project plans.

Scope Management

The expectation is the root of all disappointment. Scope Management ensures that realistic expectations are contracted and then ensures that all stakeholder expectations are met at the project and product level.

Schedule Management

Develop complete and accurate schedules, including network diagrams, project calendars, and associated key performance indicators.

Cost Management

Why is it that human nature dictates such that costing is mostly over-inflated? We have a unique method to teach Earned Value Management!

Quality Management

In the eye of the beholder. The customer dictates quality. Organizational or business quality initiatives are driven by upper management, the project manager takes responsibility for project and product quality.

Resource Management

Resource allocation and optimal management, one of Davis&Dean’s many specialties. Time-phased planning and execution of resource plans are achieved through the optimal application of control tools including earned value management.

Communications Management

Communication – not waiting for somebody to finish their sentence so that one can get to speak. Structuring effective communication to stakeholder requirements, ensuring open, honest and transparent communications.

Risk Management

The absence of risk management makes project management the most taught and least learned subject. Learn to integrate proper risk management in day-to-day managing of projects and you will not be running from one crisis to the next.

Management Theories

What really makes projects succeed? People do not abandon poor organisations, they leave poor leaders behind. Learn to build sound relationships before you become task oriented. It is people that make projects succeed.

Procurement Management

Build or buy? Manufacture on-site or transport finished goods?

Project Management Ethics

Project Management – a serious profession! We are value-driven, and also strive to do the right thing, before we focus on doing things right. Our core values: Responsibility, Respect, Fairness and Honesty. We aspire to good conduct and uphold our mandatory obligations.

Course Review

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