The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Boot Camp

PMP Training Outline

Part I — The Project Management Life Cycle

1. Introduction
An introduction to the format and scope of this project management training course

  1. PMP Certification Boot Camp Process

2. PMP Certification: the Credentials
An overview of the PMI requirements for the PMP certification

  1. The Project Management Institute
  2. The PMP Certification
  3. Applying for the Examination
  4. The PMP Examination
  5. The Professional Code of Conduct
  6. Test Subject Areas

3. Project Management Overview
An introduction to Project Management, what it is, and what it isn’t

  1. What is a "Project"?
  2. Project Portfolio Management
  3. Programs versus Projects
  4. Project Management Office
  5. Project Phases
  6. Project Life Cycles
  7. The Process Groups
  8. Knowledge Areas
  9. Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
  10. Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Definitions

4. The Project Environment
An overview of the various organizational structures in which a project might operate

  1. Organizational Types
  2. Functional Organizations
  3. Matrix Organizations
  4. Projectized Organizations

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

  1. Initiating Process Group
  2. Planning Process Group
  3. Executing Process Group
  4. Monitoring & Controlling Process Group
  5. Closing Process Group
Part II — The PMI® Knowledge Areas

1. The Knowledge Areas

The nine knowledge areas that operate within the five process groups

  1. Project Integration Management
  2. Project Scope Management
  3. Project Time Management
  4. Project Cost Management
  5. Project Quality Management
  6. Project Human Resource Management
  7. Project Communications Management
  8. Project Risk Management
  9. Project Procurement Management

2. The Elements of Project Management

A detailed look at each of the Process groups by means of the Knowledge Areas

  1. Initiating Process Group Inputs and Outputs
  2. The Project Charter
  3. The Preliminary Project Scope Statement
  4. Planning Process Group Inputs and Outputs
  5. Project Management Plan
  6. Executing Process Group
  7. Deliverables, Changes, Corrective Actions
  8. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Inputs and Outputs
  9. Integration Management
  10. Integrated Management
  11. Scope Management
  12. Earned Value, Planned Value, Actual Value
  13. Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index
  14. Closing Process Group Inputs and Outputs

3. Exam Memorization Guide
Useful memorization charts to aid in test taking

  1. Plan-Do-Check-Act-Cycle
  2. The Nine Knowledge Areas
  3. Project Integration Management Activities
  4. Project Scope Management Activities
  5. Triple Constraints Model
  6. Time Management Activities
  7. Cost Management Activities
  8. Earned Value Analysis
  9. Quality Management Activities
  10. Pareto Diagram
  11. Sigma Values
  12. The Control Chart
  13. Ishikawa Diagram
  14. Quality versus Grade
  15. Human Resource Management Activities
  16. Communications Management Activities
  17. Risk Management Activities
  18. Risk Responses
  19. Procurement Management Activities