PMP® Certification Exam Preparation Program

5 Full Day | 3.5 CEUs

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The discipline of project management plays a key role in the competitive, global business arena: one-fifth of the world's GDP, or $12 trillion, is spent on projects. According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.

PMI's Project Management Professional credentials, including the PMP® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) are the most important industry-recognized certifications for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, PMP® Certification demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.

Our 5-day program employs instructor-led delivery and practice exams that focus on preparing you with the knowledge required to pass the current CAPM® and PMP® certification exams. The PMP® designation offers individuals worldwide recognition as professional who has received Project Management certification, supported by core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles and techniques. The CAPM® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. If you're a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

Program Description

Introduction and Foundation

Participants gain an understanding of key concepts in the field of project management such as the role of the project manager and the relationship of project management to other planning activities. They delve deep into the standard of project management as described by PMI, specifically in the text A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® GUIDE). Students learn the five project management process groups, including inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs, as well as the project life cycle. Explore the different organization structures and the implications of each on the influence of the project management function.


Project Integration Management

Participants will learn the importance of formal project authorization and closure, and the processes required to successfully perform both. They learn the project manager's role of coordinating all the project management processes into a comprehensive plan, while managing project change and progress.


Project Scope Management

Challenging to many organizations is the ability to successfully identify and document project requirements, how they will be met, how the work can be organized to achieve the expected outcome, and how changes will be managed. Participants learn how to create a project scope statement, and they explore tools and techniques such as decision making, decomposition, and variance analysis.


Project Time Management

Participants will learn the processes required to manage the timely completion of a project, including defining and sequencing activities using network diagrams, estimating and identifying alternatives, creating and controlling the project schedule.


Project Human Resources Management

This section will focus on planning and managing the projects human resource needs. It addresses skills that will help motivate, equip, and keep project team members accountable and on task. Participants learn how the organization's structure impacts the acquisition of skilled resources for projects, tools and techniques to improve team performance, and options for managing conflict and change.


Project Communication Management

Participants will learn the processes required to communicate effectively with stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, cultures, needs, expectations, and levels of authority and interest. Participants will learn the importance of planning, processing, distributing and controlling project communications. This module also includes communication models and theories.


Project Stakeholder Management

Participants will learn the importance of stakeholder management, which includes analyzing stakeholder expectations, developing strategies to communicate and engage stakeholders, managing conflicts, and ultimately, ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.


Project Quality Management

Participants explore how quality is defined and how measures are incorporated into project management processes to ensure the outcome of the project meets the quality specified. This challenging topic includes discussion statistical process control, cost of quality, statistical sampling, and various charting techniques employed for measuring and controlling project quality.


Project Risk Management

This section teaches participants the importance of managing project risk, and describes in detail how to conduct risk management throughout the life of the project. This segment examines risk planning, identification and quantification, as well as methods of responding to and controlling project risk.


Project Cost Management

Participants will learn the multiple types of estimating and when to apply each, how the project budget is created and how it relates to other areas of project management such as quality, risk, and contracting, and how costs are monitored and controlled throughout the life of the project. This session covers topics such as three-point estimating, reserve analysis, and earned value management.


Project Procurement Management

This session sets the proper foundation for procurement principles and processes required to purchase or acquire products, resources or services from outside the project team. Participants learn the different types of contracts and the implications of each, appropriate techniques for engaging suppliers and vendors, and the importance and method of formal closure processes.


PMP® Credential Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a PMP® certification, you must first meet specific educational and project management experience requirements. Applicants must complete 35 hours of project management education. Applicants who hold a High school diploma or equivalent are required to have 7,500 hours leading and directing specific tasks and 60 months of project management experience. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) are only required to have 4,500 hours leading and directing specific tasks and 36 months of project management experience. The final step to becoming a PMP® is passing a rigorous 200 multiple-choice computer-based exam designed to objectively assess and measure your ability to apply project management knowledge.


CAPM® Credential Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the CAPM®, you need to have a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) and at least 1,500 hours experience or 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam. The final step to becoming a CAPM® is passing 150 multiple-choice computer-based exam designed to objectively assess and measure your ability to apply project management knowledge.

For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI®) website



This program is designed for Project Managers wishing to improve knowledge and skill and Project Managers interested in building the foundation of knowledge necessary to prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® exams.



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Program Fee

Program fee varies based on the size of your group and includes tuition, instructional materials, textbooks and lunch. Please contact us for more information. 


Comments From Past Participants

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Very well organized and structured.

Anthony Iovino | Assistant Director, Nova Southeastern University

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I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants a comprehensive overview and great tips for the PMP test.

Monica De Vivero | Q2C Program Management Office, Ciena Corporation

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Excellent course taught by PM experts who make the course a great experience.

Cynthia Fuentes | Civil Engineer, Seminole Tribe of Florida


Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

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Contact Information

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Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
3300 S. University Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004
Tel: (954) 262-5119
Toll Free: 800-672-7223, ext. 25119
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