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PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training Course

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  • Overview

    The Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the preeminent professional credential for individuals associated with project management. Our PMP training course provides students with the education, the materials and the support necessary to prepare for the challenging PMP® exam. Completion of this course also qualifies as the formal education requirement needed to sit for the PMP® certification exam.

    How Our PMP® Training Course Benefits You:

    1. Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP® instructors.
    2. Prepare for the exam with our interactive study program which includes flashcards, online quizzes, and more.
    3. Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
    4. Stay on track to complete your PMP® studies with our structured learning environment.
    5. Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
    6. Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
    7. Earn up to 35 PDUs.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 35 PDUs by the Project Management Institute.

    Included In UMBC Training Centers’ PMI PMP® Course:

    • Cybervista 180-Day Exam Preparation which provides students with a full bank of questions with custom quiz settings, detailed explanations and references, performance tracker and key concepts flashcards
    • 35 Contacts Hours – Necessary for exam eligibility
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Continuing education units for relevant courses

    PMP® Certification Training Prerequisites

    In order to sit for the PMP® examination, applicants must meet certain experience and education requirements. These include:

    • At least a four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years (or 4,500 hours) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, or;
    • A high school diploma (or global equivalent) with at least five years (or 7,500 hours) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

    Topics Covered In Our PMI Project Management Professional® Training Class

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Initiate a project.
    • Plan project work.
    • Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets.
    • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
    • Analyze project risks.
    • Plan project procurement.
    • Execute project work.
    • Monitor and control project work.
    • Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
    • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and
    • communications.
    • Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
    • Close the project.

    Common PMP Training and Certification Questions:

    Is the PMP® exam difficult?

    It definitely can be! Any certification, especially an advanced certification such as the PMP®, can be difficult if candidates are not properly prepared. Proper preparedness includes understanding and being able to apply the exam material, as well as, being comfortable in a testing environment. We design our classes to address both needs so that students have the best chance possible to pass on their first attempt.

    Is getting a PMP® worth it?

    In most cases, yes! The PMP® certification is often a requirement for many Project Management positions and it is known to help applicants secure a higher salary for these jobs as well, when compared to their non-certified peers. There is also an added respect among colleagues that comes with earning your PMP®. No matter your motivation for earning the PMP® certification, there is a good reason to attain it.

    Can you pass the PMP® without experience?

    You can’t even sit for the PMP® exam without some experience. Depending on your educational background, you will be required to show 4,500-7,500 hours spent managing projects. However, this is not as hard as it may sound. Have you ever planned a wedding or managed a home improvement project such as building a deck or renovating a kitchen? These are all projects and if you actively managed them, they count toward your experience requirements.

    How do you become eligible for the PMP® certification?

    To be eligible for PMP® certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. PMI’s® education requirements will be fulfilled by successfully completing the UMBC PMP training course, but the experience requirements are extensive, and can be referenced more specifically at www.pmi.org. The final step in becoming a PMP® credential holder is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge.

  • Testimonials
    • Both presenters did an amazing job at presenting the information in an entertaining, yet very informative and interactive way. Very happy with the course…Highly recommend to others.

      PMP Student, March 2020
    • Loved covering the questions with people who understood the exam.

      PMP Student, March 2020
    • This was an excellent class with very experienced instructors who provided valuable instruction for my needs. Thank you [to the UMBC team] for getting us 1 step closer to the PMP!!

      PMP Student, March 2020
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    General Items and Best Practices

    • Application Completion Tips
    • Exam Content Outline
    • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    • Ethical Decision-Making Framework

    Domain 1: People

    • Manage conflict
    • Lead a team
    • Support team performance
    • Empower team members and stakeholders
    • Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained
    • Build a team
    • Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
    • Negotiate project agreements
    • Collaborate with stakeholders
    • Build shared understanding
    • Engage and support virtual teams
    • Define team ground rules
    • Mentor relevant stakeholders
    • Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence

    Domain 2: Process

    • Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
    • Manage communications
    • Assess and manage risks
    • Engage stakeholders
    • Plan and manage budget and resources
    • Plan and manage schedule
    • Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
    • Plan and manage scope
    • Integrate project planning activities
    • Manage project changes
    • Plan and manage procurement
    • Manage project artifacts
    • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
    • Establish project governance structure
    • Manage project issues
    • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
    • Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

    Domain 3: Business Environment

    • Plan and manage project compliance
    • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
    • Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on
      scope
    • Support organizational change
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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