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 PMP® Exam Prep Certification Course

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®), a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA is regularly conducting PMP® Exam Prep Course (Public / Corporate) in the week ends / weekdays / evenings totaling to 35 hours of Contact education covering all 9 knowledge areas of New PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition and the domain of Professional responsibility in alignment with PMI's New PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition. Other customized timings can also be worked out depending on the corporate clients' convenience. This course fulfills the new mandatory requirement of PMI® for 35 hrs of training in Project Management, before any one applies for the PMP® exam. The below modules of the PMP® Exam Prep Course offered by us highlight and explain briefly the contents of each modules. (for PMI® certification eligibility criteria, please visit the website www.pmi.org)

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Program Overview |Who Should Attend |The Program Structure |Key Deliverables

Project Management - An Overview| Project Management - Framework

Project Management - Processes| Module 1|Module 2 |Module 3|Module 4|Module 5|Module 6

Module 7|Module 8|Module 9|Module 10 | PMP® Mock Test CD|PMP® Resource Package

PMP® Exam Prep Course

This program covers the Five process group areas across all the knowledge areas of the New Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) viz., Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing. Knowledge learned in this program can lead to Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute. Join the world's most successful companies that have benefited by making their Managers, Engineers, Project Managers proud PMPs.
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Program Overview

The Program includes all knowledge areas of the New Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and practical examples from the field to help you to establish project management practices in your organization. This project management training will challenge your staffs’ thinking, introduce you to new management concepts and provide you with the essential principles necessary for professional / project success.

Who Should Attend

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 12 excellent deliverables. Some of the key deliverables are:

  • Excellent Training Materials aligned to the New PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition-One copy per participant

  • Additional Training Materials - One copy per participant

  • PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD: 5000+ Q&A (from all 10 knowledge areas from PMBOK® Guide) with Study Mode and Exam Mode. Users can take as many mock tests as needed using our CD to reinforce knowledge and increase confidence level. Most questions are supplied with hints/explanation.

    The PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD with nearly 5000+ Q&A is a PMP® Exam Simulation software designed to help you prepare and review your project management knowledge and to simulate the tough project management exam environment.

    The CD contains nearly 5000+ validated questions and one can have hundreds of sample simulated exams from their drawing hall in a relaxed environ and the CD is so designed that you will hardly get same questions twice. The CD covers all 9 areas of the exam with a special emphasis on Professional Responsibility distributed among the ten KAs & Project Management Framework.

  • PMP® Exam oriented Tips & Traps- A very useful deliverable

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

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

  • Access to PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition and Internationally famous PMP® Exam-specific books aligned to PMBOK® Guide

  • Access to an excellent library with 450 International books on 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.

  • 35 hours mandatory PM Education / Contact Hours Certificate, which fulfills the mandatory PM 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/- to Rs.1400/- per day extra. IIPM® understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

The Program Structure

PMP® Exam Prep Course Programs are scheduled around the world at convenient locations. This 35-hour contact education course can be taken either on

  • 2 Week-ends (Sat / Sundays) 9.0 am thru 7.0 pm 

  • Continuous days Sat - Tue, 9.0 – 6.0 pm for 4 days  

  • The Introduction provides key fundamentals of project management. You'll discover the basic facts of Project Management and its successful implementation, organizational structures, the project sponsor, the life cycle phases, the main skills and expectations of Project Managers

  • Project Scope Management lays the foundation of how to systematically identify the key
    deliverables of the project.

  • Project Time (Schedule) Management takes the deliverables identified in the scope definition process breaks them down further if needed and then develops the project schedule.

  • Project Human Resources Management addresses the essential staffing issues for the project.

  • Project Cost Management covers the cost control methodology. Project Risk Management is a critical area, which identifies the risks, analyses them and plans ways to handle them.

  • Project Quality Management ensures there is a plan for managing, assuring and controlling the project's quality.

  • Project Procurement (Contract) Management covers the essentials of procurement decisions and contract administration principles.

  • Project Communications Management helps participants understand team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups.

  • Project Risk Management is a critical area, which identifies the risks, analyses them and plans ways to handle them.

  • Project Integration Management includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups.

  • Project Stakeholder Management helps participants understand team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups.

  • Bring This Program On-Site to Your Organization:

    If you have a group of 10-15 for the Project Management Certificate Program, an on-site Program may be cost effective and will ensure fully confidential training. Becoming a PMP® is both a personal and professional accomplishment for your project managers.

    Registration Confirmation:

    At least 7 days before the start of the course. Registration fee per candidate is (Rs.15,000 + 12.36 % service tax) only. The fee includes Course materials; lunch, snacks/refreshments.

    35-Hour education Certificate:

    A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all attendees, which shall be presented to PMI®for the 35-hour training in Project Management knowledge areas requirements when required.

    Project Management - An Overview

    This section gives an overview on project Management and compares it with other management concepts.
    In this section it also throws some light on the topic "Project Management as a profession".

    Topics include:

    • Introduction to PM & PMI®, USA
    • PM as a profession
    • Hard skills & soft skills
    • PM Software

    Project Management - Framework

    How an organization structure influences the project and present state of organizations will be detailed in this section. This section also discusses the merits & demerits of the organization.

    Topics include:

    • Types of organization 

    • Present state of organization

    • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Structure

    • What is a Project?

    • Introduction to Knowledge Areas

    Project Management - Processes

    This section deals with process involved in Project Management to achieve a successful completion of a Project.

    Topics include:

    • Project Life Cycle 

    • Project Stakeholders

    • PM Process Groups

    • Overlap of Process Groups

    • Product Vs Project

    • Triple constraints

    Module 1

    Project Scope Management

    This module lays out the steps required to achieving success in all projects. This first phase of the Program details the importance of authorization, scope planning, scope definition, and scope verification and change control.

    Topics include:

    • Project Scope planning 

    • Project charter

    • Scope Creep

    • Kick-Off meeting

    • Stakeholder identification

    • Scope of work (SOW)

    • Benefits-Costs Analysis (NPV/ROI)

    • Work breakdown structure (WBS)

    • Project scope-Validation

    • Scope Change control

    Module 2

    Project Time Management
    Bringing projects “on time” is the greatest challenge for project managers. This module covers the processes required to ensure timely completion, including activity sequencing, duration estimating, schedule development, project network calculations, and schedule control.

    Topics include:

    • Bar/GANTT charts

    • Milestones

    • Duration estimate methods

    • FS/FF/SS/SF –relations

    • Lead / Lag

    • ADM / PDM 

    • PERT calculations

    • Resource allocation

    • CPM network –Rules for Construction

    • Duration estimating / Slack time

    • Dummy activities

    • Critical Path analysis

    • PM software – Scheduling Capabilities

    • Fast-tracking projects

    Module 3

    Project Human Resource Management

    The ability to manage, motivate and organize people is critical to project success. This module focuses on organizational planning (assigning project roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships), staffing, motivation, leadership, team development and conflict resolution.

    Topics include:

    • Organizational structures suitable for Project Management

    • Organizational goals (MBO/MBE/MBP)

    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).

    • Types of Powers

    •  Manage or Lead 

    • Conflict management techniques

    • Performance evaluation process

    • Maslow’s Motivational theory 

    • Theory X & Theory Y

    • Situational Leadership styles 

    • Project team building

    • Project staffing constraints / policies

    Module 4

    Project Cost Management

    Cost overruns are common and are the most frequent killers of projects. This module focuses on the processes required to complete projects within an approved budget, including resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, accomplishments monitoring, understanding Earned Value Management (EVM), cost control, depreciation and capital budgeting.

    Topics include

    • Estimating completion cost (EAC)

    • Cost Estimating methods

    • Project Progress- S-Curves

    • Earned Value Management (EVM)

    • Budgeting

    • Life Cycle Costing 

    •  Value Engineering / Value Analysis

    • Contingency Reserves /Management Reserve

    • Cost Accounts

    Module 5

    Project Risk Management

     Risk management enhances opportunities for success. Understanding risk is one of the most critical components of world-class project management today. This module addresses the important elements of risk management, including: identifying risks, quantifying risks, impact analysis, development of appropriate responses and risk control.

    Topics include

    •  Defining risks

    • Risk management process

    • Risk identification

    • Qualitative Risk analysis (Probability-Impact Matrix)

    • Quantitative Risk analysis

    • Probability and Decision trees 

    • Risk Response strategies / methods

    • Expected monetary value

    • Risk vs. life cycle phases

    • Software for Risk management- Discussion

    Module 6

    Project Quality Management

    Every project should be conceived and managed so that it meets or exceeds stakeholders' expectations. This module addresses quality planning, assurance and control processes that should be used by all project managers.

    Topics include

    • Quality Planning

    • Quality assurance vs. Quality control

    • Quality standards

    • Process control

    • The cost of Quality

    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    • Common vs. Special cause variations

    • Introduction to Process Capability

    • The seven Tools of TQM -explained

    • Quality Concepts of Deming, Juran, and Crosby

    • Combining Project Management and Quality Management

    • Sample–Sizing: Acceptance sampling

    Module 7

    Project Procurement Management

    This module presents the major processes used in procurement management, including planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration and contract closeout. Contract negotiations are a critical element in successful project management, encompassing what to procure and when.

    Topics include

    • Solicitation planning

    • Soliciting (RFQ / RFP)

    • Contract proposals

    • Types of contracts (FFP/CPF/T&M)

    • Vendor Analysis

    • Contract terminology

    • Contract Change control

    • Contract negotiations

    • Contract administration

    • Contract close -out

    Module 8

    Project Communications Management

    Successful projects require open and clear communications among planners, implementers, and all concerned levels in an organization. This module focuses on the importance of having a communications plan, how information is distributed, progress reporting and what information should be shared with senior management and customers.

    Topics include

    •  Communication Barriers

    • Understanding Body languages of project personnel

    • Effective communications

    • Managing project conflicts

    • Interpersonal skills for project managers

    • PMIS

    • Communicating with the customer

    • Communicating with management

    •  Formal vs. informal communications

    • Written, verbal and non-verbal communications

    Module 9

    Project Integration Management

    Organizational success depends upon a deep understanding of the strategies of project management. Project success depends upon utilizing today's sophisticated techniques of project management.

    Topics include

    •  Project integration management

    •  Life cycle phases

    • Project management processes

    • Scope/Schedule /Cost baselines

    • Time–Cost integration

    • Organizational policies

    • Role of the project manager/line manager

    • PMIS

    •  Integrated Change Control (CCB)

    •  Corrective actions / lessons learned

    Module 10

    Project Integration Management

    Organizational success depends upon a deep understanding of the strategies of project management. Project success depends upon utilizing today's sophisticated techniques of project management.

    Topics include

    •  Project integration management

    •  Life cycle phases

    • Project management processes

    • Scope/Schedule /Cost baselines

    • Time–Cost integration

    • Organizational policies

    • Role of the project manager/line manager

    • PMIS

    •  Integrated Change Control (CCB)

    •  Corrective actions / lessons learned

    Topics include:

    ·         PMP® certification registration process -Overview

    ·         Review of group’s Sample exam / Mock test  (1-Hour or 100 Questions based)

    ·         Answers to questions from participants

    "PMI®", "PMP®" and "PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition®" are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. registered in the United States and other nations. IIPM® is the registered trademark of International Institute of Project Management, Chennai.

    PMP® Mock Test CD

    A PMP® Exam CD Developed based on more than 3,300 PMP® questions from various PM Literature / Books for the benefit of course registrants available as part of the course deliverables. This CD has both STUDY MODE (with HINTS and EXPLANATIONS) and EXAM MODE for improving their rate of success.  

    PMP® Resource Package  

    In addition to the full-fledged training on the PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition, IIPM® strongly recommends to the participants to either purchase or refer to the following books before the final PMP® Exam. Some of these books are recommended by PMI, USA  as "PMP® Resources" for the PMP® Exam.

    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition

    Human Resource Skill for the Project Manager

    Organizing Projects for Success

    Principles of Project Management

    Project & Program Risk Management

    Project Management Casebook

    Effective Project Management: How to Plan, Manage, and Deliver Projects on Time and Within Budget

    Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Fourth Edition

    Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Sixth Edition      

    Earned Value Project Management, Second Edition                                             


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