Course 179:
Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp

(5 days)


Course Description

Professional certification is quickly becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical project management world. This course prepares you to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam on your first and only attempt. You will use flashcards, mind maps, flow charts, ITTO diagrams, and 1,000 practice exam questions to learn essential process groups, knowledge areas, processes, and inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

This course is fully aligned with the new PMBOK® GuideSixth Edition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Project Management Life Cycle using the context of the five PMBOK® Guide Process Groups
  • Utilize and build upon your existing knowledge base and experience to more efficiently pass your PMP® certification exam through skills development and focused memorization exercises
  • Gain 35 PMP PDUs upon successful course completion—the amount you need to meet the PDU criteria for sitting the PMP Exam—with extended days to cover all the materials
  • Review the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition in class
  • Learn the specific skills of project management through the lens of the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Master test-taking techniques
  • Acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pass the PMP Exam

Who Should Attend

Project managers, team leaders, and team members preparing to take the PMP Exam. Participants should be aware of exam eligibility criteria established by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Suggested Prerequisite

Course 150: Project Management Essentials.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Special Note

To be eligible for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or PMP certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements. Visit the PMI website ( for details.

Preparing for the Exam

This course examines the specific skills of passing the PMP Exam through the lens of the 10 Knowledge Areas. Special importance is given to those concepts that historically have been emphasized by PMI, including memorization of guides and diagrams. Intense question review and focused memorization are an integral part of this course.

Putting It All Together

The PMP® Boot Camp is an intensive five-day course. You need to come prepared to put in a full day, with study assignments in the evenings. Frequent practice exams, reviews, and written exercises will enable you to master the test-taking skills needed for the PMP Exam.

In-Class Practice Exams and Exercises

In-class practice exams help you learn the nature of the PMP Exam, the types of questions asked, and the form the questions take. Through practice exercises, you will gain valuable information, learn how to rapidly recall important facts, and generally increase your test-taking skills. Specifically, you will:

  • Learn the subject matter of the PMP Exam
  • Memorize the important test information that has a high probability of being on your examination
  • Develop time management skills necessary to complete the PMP Exam within the allotted time
  • Leverage exam preparation tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Extrapolate from your real-world experiences to the PMP Exam subject matter
  • Learn to identify pertinent question information to quickly answer examination problems

Course Outline

Part I—Project Management Professional Exam

1. Introduction

An introduction to the format and scope of the course

  • PMP Certification Boot Camp Process

2. PMP Certification: The Credentials

An overview of the PMI requirements for the PMP certification

  • The Project Management Institute
  • The PMP Certification
  • Applying for the Examination
  • The PMP Examination
  • The Professional Code of Conduct
  • Test Subject Areas and Test Questions

3. Project Management Overview

  • What Is a “Project”?
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Programs vs. Projects
  • Project Management Office
  • Project Phases
  • Project Life Cycles
  • The Process Groups
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
  • Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Definitions

4. The Project Environment

An overview of the various organizational structures in which a project might operate

  • Organizational Types
  • Functional Organizations
  • Matrix Organizations
  • Projectized Organizations

5. The Project Management Life Cycle

The five process groups that make up the Project Management Life Cycle

  • Initiating Process Group
  • Planning Process Group
  • Executing Process Group
  • Monitoring & Controlling Process Group
  • Closing Process Group

Part II—PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

1. The Knowledge Areas

The 10 knowledge areas that operate within the five process groups

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Engagement

2. The Elements of Project Management

A detailed look at each of the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

  • Inputs, Outputs, and Tools and Techniques
  • The Project Charter and Identify stakeholders
  • Planning Process Group Inputs and Outputs
  • Executing Process Group
  • Deliverables, Changes, Corrective Actions
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Inputs and Outputs
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Earned Value exercises
  • Closing Process Group Inputs and Outputs

3. Exam Memorization Guide

Useful memorization charts to aid in test-taking

  • The 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Project Integration Management Activities
  • Project Scope Management Activities
  • Time Management Activities
  • Cost Management Activities
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Quality Management Activities and the Seven Quality Tools
  • Human Resource Management Activities
  • Communications Management Activities
  • Risk Management Activities and Processes
  • Procurement Knowledge Area
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities

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