PMP® Project Management Professional Examination Preparation

Face-to-face duration: 5 days
PDU's: 35

Course Objectives

This exam preparation workshop for the PMP® certification will provide project managers with the applicable knowledge to pass the examination on the first attempt. The examination for the Project Management Institute (PMI®) PMP® credential covers a defined knowledge base outlined in the PMP® Exam Specification, not just the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK® Guide), although the latter is the basis of the certification and examination.

This five (5) day course covers the full spectrum of project management knowledge needed to succeed in the PMP® examination supported by PMP® exam-style questions.

The key differentiator of our PMP® examination preparation workshop is the study method used for the PMP® certification examination. All study materials have been developed by our PMP® certified trainers and include plenty of practice with the PMP® question format through sample test quizzes and a practice examination. Student scores from our practice quizzes are a good indicator of their likely performance in the PMP® exam. We guarantee to keep working with students until they pass the practice examination.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the application process and eligibility to sit the exam.
  2. Understand the latest PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and the project management principles covered by the PMP® examination objectives.
  3. Evaluate own readiness to take the PMP® certification examination.
  4. Answer correctly eight (8) practice questions out of 11 in the PMP® sample quiz.
  5. Achieve a score of over 75% in the practice examination to give a good indication of preparation for the actual examination.


  • Provides a framework of information through references and proprietary materials to allow participants to acquire the PMI®-specific knowledge required to pass the examination.
  • Provides a structured framework to test participants' knowledge on a progressive basis against PMP® examination standards - they will answer examination-style questions.
  • Provides an examination-specific focus to the training (i.e. how to pass the examination the PMI® way).
  • Provides one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each knowledge area to allow participants to focus on areas requiring improvement.
  • Provides assistance with registration for the PMI® PMP® examination.
  • Aids with assessing and completing the experience section of the PMP® examination application.
  • Successful PMP® candidates can receive credits into an applicable university degree project management program (Note: Candidates applying for entry to a project management-related degree need to first check with the university regarding their acceptance of the PMI® PMP® credential for any credit award).

PMP® Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the PMP® credential, candidates must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to applying to PMI®.

You must be able to meet the following PMI® criteria in your PMP® examination application:

Educational background, project management experience and education

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or global equivalent) with minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project*


    35 contact hours of formal project management education


  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) with minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project*


    35 contact hours of formal project management education

*Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline (downloadable from the PMI® website).

Note: Candidates should have experience in all five process groups across all their project management experience submitted in the application. However, this experience in all five process groups is not needed on a single project.

To learn more about the PMP® requirements, please check the PMP® Credential Handbook on the PMI® website.

35 Contact Hours Certificate of Completion

Institute of Management has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training for the PMP® examination preparation workshop by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

At the end of the examination preparation workshop participants will be awarded a Contact Hours Certificate for use in their PMP® application.


This course is designed to prepare project management professionals to take the PMP® certification examination. It is also suitable for individuals in the project management profession with a minimum three years' experience as a project management practitioner.

The following individuals will benefit from this course: project managers, line managers, project engineers, team leaders, and program managers.

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured as a five (5) day workshop consisting of eight (8) hours per day and delivered in 15 interactive sessions. It will be led by our experienced trainers who are PMP® credential holders.

Participants will receive a student manual with all reference materials, PowerPoint presentations and activities, and other relevant materials to help prepare for the certification exam.

Program Outline

Day 1

Session 1
Workshop Introduction and Overview of Requirements for Exam
Session 2
Project Management Framework
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 3
Project Management Processes
Test questions and wrap-up

Day 2

Session 4
Project Management Knowledge Area - Integration
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 5
Project Management Knowledge Area - Scope
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 6
Project Management Knowledge Area - Time
Test questions and wrap-up

Day 3

Session 7
Project Management Knowledge Area - Cost
Test questions and wrap up
Session 8
Project Management Knowledge Area - Quality
Test questions and wrap up
Session 9
Project Management Knowledge Area - Human Resources
Test questions and wrap-up

Day 4

Session 10
Project Management Knowledge Area - Communications
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 11
Project Management Knowledge Area - Risk
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 12
Project Management Knowledge Area - Procurement
Test questions and wrap-up

Day 5

Session 13
Project Management Knowledge Area - Stakeholder Engagement
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 14
Professional Responsibility - Ethics
Test questions and wrap-up
Session 15
Online Examination Preparation and Examination Review
Assistance and guidance in PMP® application process

PMI®, PMP® and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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