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OnTarget Consulting Services, LLC

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Project Management Professional (PMP®) Test Preparation Certification Course Overview

This course discusses what is required to pass the PMP® exam necessary to become a certified Project Management Professional. You will participate in 5-days of It consists of instructor-led classroom training. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

Learning Objectives for the "(PMP®) Test Prep Certification" course:

  • Participants will take sample tests to identify their personal problem areas.
  • Participants will understand why the ‘correct’ answers are correct.
  • Participants will understand how the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge relates to the content tested on the (PMP®) Certification test.

Pre-Course Reading

Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition (ISBN 978-1935589679) is the book we highly recommend. It is the basis of the PMP® exam. To get a head-start on your learning, we recommend that you read at least the first 70 pages of PMBOK before class begins. This will aid you in gaining a solid foundation of the topics that we will cover during the training.

PMP Exam Prerequisites

To apply for the PMP® exam, you must have either of the following:

  • A university degree and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education or
  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) and at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. Continual Certification Requirements as stated by PMI (Project Management Institute)

Requirements to Retain PMP Certification

To maintain the PMP designation, current holders of the PMP® must earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over a three-year cycle.

As of 1st December 2015, PDUs can come from:

  • Education, at least 35 PDUs across
  • Technical (at least 8)
  • Leadership (at least 8)
  • Strategic and Business Management (at least 8)
  • Giving Back, no more than 25 PDUs
  • Volunteering
  • Creating Knowledge
  • Working as a Professional (no more than 8)

Who Should Attend?

This training has been designed specifically for Project Managers who are looking to become certified PMP®.

Course Structure

Five days of classroom training, which includes instructor-led teaching and group discussion. You will schedule the PMP® exam separately through PMI.