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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Components of the Project Initiation Phase
Course SummaryIf you're seeking project management certification from the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam, use this study guide course to become fully prepared. These short video and text lessons present thorough overviews of the concepts on which you can expect to be tested.
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If you have experience as a project manager and want to enhance your career, you could use this extensive guide to help you prepare for the PMP certification exam. This course will cover every phase of project development, from initiation to closure. Business professionals in the field of project management will guide you through such processes as scheduling, assessing risks, managing change, procuring supplies and communicating with stakeholders.
About the Exam
The PMP® Exam is a 4-hour test administered by Project Management Institute (PMI)®. It consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, with 25 of those being pretest questions. Although paper-based testing can be arranged, this is a computer-based exam. The exam contains five domain areas: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Executing accounts for 31% of the exam and planning and monitoring and controlling are 24% and 25%, respectively. Of the remaining 20% of the exam, the initiating domain accounts for 13% and closing 7%. A total of 106 questions must be answered correctly, and proficiency must be shown in all domains in order to pass the exam.
PMP Exam Preparation & Registration
Using this study guide can help you to determine how much you know about specific topics and which areas you might need to further review in preparation for the PMP exam. Lessons will discuss basic project management constraints and techniques and then focus on each phase of project development. You will have the opportunity to refresh your current knowledge or learn new facts about initiating projects, estimating costs, outlining team member roles, conducting kickoff meetings, maintaining quality control and adapting to changes as the project progresses. The guide also offers lessons that review project management tools and systems, how to monitor procurement activities, evaluating a completed project and preparing a closure report.
Once you have met all academic and professional eligibility requirements for taking this exam, you can apply by completing an online application form found on the PMI website. The application can also be printed out and mailed to PMI. Once the application and payment have been received and accepted, PMI will email you an ID and scheduling instructions. If scheduling online, you will select a date and location through the Prometric website. Valid identification must be presented at the testing site on the day of the exam.
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Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the PMP Exam Study Guide - Project Management Professional course, the student will be able to:
- Identify components and steps of the project initiation, planning, execution, control, monitoring, and closure phases.
- Analyze project feasibility, costs, benefits, and risks to align expectations and gain support from key stakeholders.
- Develop a project charter and create a plan to manage stakeholder engagement and communication.
- Construct plans to effectively manage project scope, costs, schedules, and work-breakdown structures.
- Identify strategies to effectively manage procurement, quality, and schedules during the project execution stage.
- Select tools and metrics to efficiently control and monitor project scope, processes, and risk.
- Propose strategies for responding to schedule and process changes, risk exposure, and alterations to scope.
- Facilitate project closure by transferring ownership of deliverables, obtaining feedback from stakeholders, and reviewing and archiving project results.
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