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  PMI-SP® Certification Exam Prep CLASSROOM Course

Combo-Offer (2 Days Class Room + 3 Months Online Access)

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®), a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA is conducting PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Public / Corporate Training Courses in the week ends / weekdays / evenings totaling to 30 hours of Contact education covering knowledge of and skills in all
5-domains/areas of PMI-SP® specification requirements. This course fulfills the new mandatory requirement of PMI® for 30 hrs of training with special emphasis on scheduling as per PMI-SP® specification requirements (related to scheduling in Project Management), before any one applies for the PMI-SP® exam. The below modules of the PMI-SPSM Exam Prep Course offered by us highlight and explain briefly the contents of each modules.

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PMI-SP® Eligibility Requirements

  The PMI-SP® Role Delineation states that candidates for the credential:

  • Can create and maintain the project schedule

  • Be able to analyze the project schedule

  • Should be able to report and communicate the schedule to the project team

To be eligible for the PMI-SP® credential, you must meet certain educational  and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last five consecutive years prior to your application submission.

Educational Background Project Scheduling Experience Project Scheduling Education
High school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent At least 5,000 hours spent in the specialized area of professional project scheduling
within the last five years
40 hours of formal education in Project Scheduling.


Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent At least 3,500 hours spent in the specialized area of professional project
scheduling within the last five years
30 hours of formal education in Project Scheduling.


Who Should Attend

CEOs, COOs, CPOs, CTOs, General Managers, AVPs, Program Directors, Program Managers, Project Managers, Team leaders/Members, Field Staff Members, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Leaders and Administrators, Industrial Engineers, Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Coordinators, Operating Managers, Functional Managers, Information Technology Professionals, Software Developers, Quality & Testing Engineers, Sales & Marketing professionals, Civil/Mechanical/Electrical engineers, Procurement specialists, Event mangers, R&D Managers, others involved directly or indirectly with Project Management.


Key Deliverables 

The course consists of more than 10 excellent deliverables. Some of the key deliverables are:

  • Access to PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling - 1st Edition. One copy per participant will be given as part of the course by IIPM. A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • Scheduling Maturity Assessment - GAP assessment on scheduling practices which presents the gap in knowledge of participants to put them in the right frame of mind about their current awareness of Scheduling Knowledge irrespective of field / experience- OPTIONAL

  • Excellent Training Materials aligned to the New PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling-1st Edition, PMBOK® Guide - 4th Edition and Project Scheduling Examination Specification. A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • Additional Training Materials - One copy per participant

  • PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD: 700 Q&A - Ver 3.0. Users can take as many mock tests as needed using our CD to reinforce knowledge and increase confidence level. Many questions are supplied with hints/explanation for the correct answer.  

  • PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course oriented Tips & Traps- A very useful deliverable

  • PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Process-wise Questions Distribution pattern - A very good input.

  • Industry Oriented Practical Tips - Tips that carry lots of practical use.

  • IIPMMSPROJECTUsers -Yahoo group - Free Subscription to all IIPM® Patrons with about 100 PMI-SPSM Aspirants/MS Project users exchanging news and views about Project Scheduling and MS Project -
    A very useful group for passing the exam, discussion, doubts, templates, tips etc- NEW DELIVERABLE

  • Examples/Templates linked to MS Project- Many PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling, PMBOK® Guide & Project Scheduling Examination Specification terms are explained & linked to the relevant feature in MS Project to show the practical application - A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Simulated Mock Test - Conducted at the end of the course which amply demonstrates the knowledge & confidence gained in the course.

  • PMI-SP®Exam Application Form : A Screen-shot step-by-step Demo - A unique feature of IIPM® and a rare opportunity / deliverable by an REP

  • PMI-SP® Exam Experience Distribution: Sample XLS Template with duly filled-in fields for participants use during exam application form. A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • CASE STUDY applying the skills learned to a sample IT / Construction / Manufacturing project - Conducted at the end of the course - which has boosted the confidence of the participants to apply the learned concepts to practical use.

  • Access to PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling, PMBOK® Guide -2008 ,4th Edition, Project Scheduling Examination Specification and Internationally famous Project Planning, Scheduling & Controlling specific books.

  • Access to an excellent library with 250 International books on Project Management, Project Planning, Scheduling & Controlling, Construction/IT Project Management. The library can be used for further study related Situational Questions on exam and for references / research work on any topic in Project Management for gaining PDUs.

  • 30 hours mandatory Scheduling Education / Contact Hours Certificate, which fulfills the mandatory Scheduling Education Requirements as per PMI®, USA.

  • Guest House for outstation candidates: IIPM® can arrange for well-furnished, A/C Guest House accommodation for outstation candidates @ Rs. 900/- per day extra. IIPM® understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

The Program Structure

   PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Programs are scheduled around the world at convenient locations.  This
 30-hour contact education course can be taken either on

  • 2 Days (Sat / Sunday) 9.0 am thru 6.0 pm 

  • 4 Continuous days Sat - Tue, 9.0 am thru 6.0 pm  

DAY 1:

1. Introduction to Project Scheduling Management

  • Introduction
  • Project Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Controlling
  • Problems

2. Bar Charts and Milestone Charts

  • Introduction
  • Development of Bar Chart
  • Short comings of Bar Charts and Remedial Measures
  • Milestone Charts
  • Development of PERT Network
  • Problems

3. Elements of Network

  • Introduction
  • Event
  • Activity
  • Dummy
  • Network Rules
  • Graphical Guidelines for Network
  • Problems


  • Introduction
  • Uncertainties : Use of PERT
  • Time Estimates
  • Frequency Distribution
  • Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation
  • Probability Distribution
  • Beta Distribution
  • Expected Time


  • Introduction
  • Earliest Expected Time
  • Formulation of TE
  • Latest Allowable Occurrence Time
  • Software Effort Estimation Techniques
  • Formulation for TL
  • Combined Tabular Computations for TE and TL


  • Slack
  • Critical Path
  • Examples
  • Probability of Meeting Schedule Date
  • Problems


  • CPM : Process
  • CPM : Networks
  • Activity Time Estimate
  • Earliest Event Time
  • Latest Allowable Occurrence Time
  • Combined Tabular Computations for TE and TL
  • Start and Finish Time of Activity
  • Float
  • Critical Path and Critical Activity
  • Examples
  • Resource Leveling / Histogram

DAY 2:


  • Fast Tracking
  • Crashing
  • De-scoping
  • Time - Cost Tradeoff Analysis
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Schedule Compression


  • Domain I: Schedule Mission Management

  • Domain II: Schedule Creation

  • Domain III: Schedule Maintenance

  • Domain IV: Schedule Analysis

  • Domain II: Schedule Communication / Reporting

3. PMI-SP®  Exam Registration Demo

4. PMI-SP® Exam Prep Mock Test

5. PMI-SP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD Demo

6. 30 Hrs Mandatory PMI-SP® Exam Prep Certificate Distribution

7. General Q & A

8. PMI-SP® Exam Tips and Traps Explanation Throughout the Course

9. Case Study 1 : Project Planning- Then Scheduling.

* Off-Class / Internet exercises shall be submitted before the end of program.

Duration: 2 days (Continuous Days)

Course Fee: $450+ 12.36 % Service Tax.
(Spl. Combo - Offer 2Days CLASSROOM + 3 Months Online Access)                               

(Note: If the above dates are inconvenient to you and if you are looking for a convenient & cheaper course, please consider our  PMI-SP® ONLINE course which is available at USD250, on 24 X 7 basis for 3 months)

Course Lead Facilitator / Faculty Profile:

Mr. O. Arivazhagan, B.E (Honors), PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, MBB, CFM (HFI, USA)

Mr. O. Arivazhagan, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) , a certified Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®
), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) from PMI®, USA, a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma (MBB), and a Honors graduate in Civil Engineering from University of Madras has, in total, 23 years of cumulative professional experience in Domestic & International EPC/Turnkey Projects, Software projects, and in conducting Project Management Training programs. He has successfully organized & conducted more than 25,000 person-hours of training(http://www.iipmchennai.com/feedback1.html) in project management around the globe and is a frequent speaker on project management in various corporate, forums/conferences around the world (http://www.iipmchennai.com/Archive.html). He has Managed, Estimated, Designed, Planned, Tendered, Coordinated, Executed projects in various capacities and has handled projects in Industrial, Power sector/ Software fields worth more than US$ 100 million in countries including India, Saudi Arabia and UAE. He has developed/managed software projects for the automation of Industrial structures, Foundation design, Preprocessors for Tower Analysis, CAD fabrication drawings in Auto LISP/VBA/ BASIC. He has managed and implemented large ERP projects for construction project companies. He was General Manager of a large contracting company in the middle-east. He is an active member of PMI®, USA.

  He was on the Board of Directors of PMI's DPC-SIG in the capacity of Vice Chair: Marketing for the period of 2001 to 2004. Also
Mr. Arivazhagan is one the leaders in the DPC Leaders' group.
He has delivered several lectures/training programs on Project Management in India, Middle-East, and Asia-pacific & USA. He is an active user of MS Project 2003. He enjoys teaching/training/consulting and his areas of interests/ specializations are Construction Project Management, Software Project Management & Event/Movie Projects Management.

  Mr. Arivazhagan is a certified film maker/director from Hollywood Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA. His vision is to introduce project management principles and techniques in Movie projects to manage movie projects" on time and within budget”

  Mr. Arivazhagan is also a social activist and is interested in helping the poor and underprivileged in whatever way he can. (http://www.iipmchennai.com/ss.html)

Mr. Arivazhagan is one of Founding Directors of PMI® Chennai Chapter. See chapter.pmi.org/chennai/newletter.html.

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