Introduction to PMP Certificate

PMP Exam Preparation
Part 1: PMP Exam Foundation
- Providing you unique class notes which covers at 95% exam content
- Tutoring you the PMBOK Knowledge in detail from both of the exam point of view and the practical point of view
- Giving you additional exam knowledge which is not covered by PMBOK (e.g. Leadership). Note: PMBOK only covers 60-65% exam content
- Sharing the real life case study from teacher
- Analysing the real case from Students
- Guiding you on PM Job resume and Interview
Part 2: PMP Exam Booster
- Providing the teacher support for the PMP Exam registration (How to match your working experience to PMP Exam requirement and more…)
- Helping you to prepare the exam registration audit
- Reviewing the summary of the exam content
- Practising the exam key points
- Analysing the updated exam questions
- Exercising the real exam simulation
- Sharing with you the exam tips and tricks
- Getting Lesson Learned from students who just passed the PMP exam
- Answering your questions by teacher after class
- Guaranteeing the high passing rate over 98%.
Additional Benefits for all students:
- Joining our big project management network for free (Sharing work experience and job opportunities and more…)
- Providing PDU events to make your PMP renewal much easier
- Enjoying bigger discount on registering other management courses
- Getting career assistant for free
- Repeating the course for free
Practical Project Management Workshop
1. Winning Your Project Manager Job
- How to read the Project Manager Job post and customize your resume?
- How to win the Project Manager Interview?
- Top ten tips to answer project management interview questions?
- What are five pitfalls to watch out during interview?
- Building up your interview FAQ.
2 Knowing Your Project Management Challenges
- Why projects fail?
- How does project process help you deliver the project?
- What competencies project manager should have?
3. Handling Your Project Scope
- Why do I need Work Breakdown Structure?
- How do you handle the Scope Creep?
- How to manage the poor scope defined project?
4. Delivering Your Project On Time
- How does the PM tool help you to manage project?
- What’s the best practice to shorten the project schedule if the time is short?
- How can you make the project schedule bulletproof?
- What should you do if the project seems impossible to deliver?
- Why critical path is important?
- Situation Case Studies to create project schedule and resolve project schedule issues.
5. Controlling Your Project Cost
- What’s the best practice of estimating the project cost?
- Project Cost vs. Project Budget. What are their differences?
- Do I really need to do project forecast?
- Some practical tips on using Earned Value Management.
- How much contingency is enough?
- How can you make the project cost bulletproof?
- Situation Case Studies to create project cost and resolve project cost issues
6. Managing Your Project Change Control
- What is project change committee?
- How closely should I follow the change management process?
- Situation Case Studies to create project change control process.
7. Becoming a Successful Project Manager
- How do you manage your difficult team members?
- How do you convince your project sponsor to approve your project plan?
- Leading the project team in a soft way or hard way?
- What’s the effective way to chair project meetings?
- How to delegate task to your team and avoid them to re-delegate it back to you?
8. Strengthening Your Skills with a Final Assignment
- Present Project Team Work to Instructor by applying we learn from this course
- Evaluation your presentation
- Present Best Project Team Award
- How to utilize what you learn from this course to boost your PM Career life
1. Project Management Introduction
2. Integration Management
This session discusses the process required to ensure that the various elements of a project are properly coordinated. An overview of project plan development, project plan execution and change control is presented.
3. Scope Management
Project success or failure depends on the quality of the project scope and how clearly it is defined within the organizational context. Focus is on developing a high quality scope statement, cost/benefit analysis, project constraints and alternatives, project objectives, work breakdown structure, project master schedule, work authorization, scope reporting, control systems and project termination.
4. Time Management
The success of a project depends on the quality and effective use of time management. The focus is on time control and management. Areas of concentration are work breakdown structure, network models, task analysis, resource time management, project team responsibilities, schedule planning and control using critical path methods.
5. Cost Management
Financial planning and cost controls are principal functions of the project manager. This activity covers the entire project life cycle and is an integral part of the project management process. Focus is on financial analysis, cost estimating, forecasting, cost control and cost reporting.
6. Quality Management
High quality is paramount for a successful project. Focus is on total quality philosophy, quality assurance, quality control, cost of quality and quality conformance.
7. Communications Management
Successful project managers must be able to communicate effectively with the project team, support staff, corporate management and clients. Focus is on communication vehicles, listening and presentation skills, audience definition and identification process, and communication channels and barriers.
8. Human Resources Management
This is the discipline of directing and coordinating people throughout the life of the project. It uses administrative, behavioral and organizational knowledge to achieve project success. Focus is on leadership skills, team building, motivation, conflict management, compensation and organizational structure alternatives.
9. Risk Management
Project managers recognize the process of project planning, scheduling and controlling. However, risk is more difficult to define and manage in the real world because of uncertainty and the vague use of contingency. Focus is on risk definition, identification, mitigation and deflection, as well as contingency planning.
10. Contracts and Procurement Management
Procurement is the process by which goods and services are acquired, usually by contract. Focus is on material source selection, pre-qualification of vendors, contract types, procurement documents, invitation to bid, bid responses and evaluation, contract risk assessment, contract negotiation, contract award and conflict resolution.
11. Professional Responsibilities
Ensure individual integrity and professionalism, contributing to the project management knowledge base, enhance individual competence, balance stakeholders’ interests and interact with team and stakeholders in a professional and cooperative manner.
12. Sample Projects Analysis
Who should learn PM knowledge and who should get PMP CERTIFICATE?
As a teacher of the PMP training class, I was asked the same question over again and again in the past 4 years teaching, “Do I need to get the PMP certificate?”. Honestly, everyone should learn PM knowledge, but does not need to get certified. Since project is everywhere, and most time in our lives, we are dealing with projects. So better understanding and applying project management knowledge and skills can really improve the quality of our daily life and work. Thus everyone should learn PM knowledge. However, only the person who wants to grow and achieve their career goal, s/he should get certificated. The PMP certificate has no industry limitation, and it is accepted by most common industries, such as IT, construction, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, telecommunication, financial service and transportation. If you want to step up to any management position, like senior manager, functional manager, project manager, IT architect; or high level technical position, like senior engineer, senior developer, supervisors and so on; or business owner, independent consultant, I would sincerely recommend you to get the PMP credential.
I would like to give some more detail reasons by answering the following questions.
Why does a company need project management and a PMP?
The project management is the key factor to improve the project quality, to increase the success rate of the project, and to strengthen the business financial data. The PMP is the person who can demonstrate the ability and capability to perform project management better. Project manager is the person who manages the real project, so the PMP credential is a minimum requirement for a project manager.
What is the demand for the PMP credential?
Because project management ability and capability are the key factor for a project success, so any one who is PMP will benefit to the project. The more PMP in a project, the more success the project will be.
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What are differences between MBA and PMP?
MBA is a degree, PMP is a professional credential. A MBA is educated to have the ability and capability to make decisions based on the financial data and management skills. A PMP must have the knowledge and experience of how to successfully manage a project. A project manager can be MBA or PMP or both.
What are benefits of getting the PMP credential?
In order to get PMP, you have to better understand the project management knowledge. So that means, you have to have the project management skills and knowledge to solve problems of all aspects of the project, such as scope, cost, time, quality, human resource, communication, risk, procurement and integration. This will help you to improve the quality of your daily work and project, also increase the chance to get promotion and salary rise.
I am a new landed immigrant; can I get a job if I get PMP?
Not guaranteed. It depends on your personality, personal strength and luck.
If you have no any real project management experiences before you come to North America, or no any real North America project experiences, I would like to suggest you to learn some specific skills to get the job first, after 2 or 3 years, you can get the PMP credential to advance your career path. But it is your personal decision.
If I get PMP, will I get promotion or salary rise immediately?
Good question. In most cases, you won’t see the result right away. But if you really utilize the PM knowledge and skills into your daily work and demonstrate you are a qualified PMP, then I will guarantee that you will get what you should get or what you expect to get..
How can I get promoted or salary rise after I get PMP?
It is totally personal preferences. If you can let your boss to know about you get certified, it is the best first step. Second to tell your boss you want to be a project manager and require more project management responsibility if you can. Third, just changing job!
Now is the best time. Up to June 2009, the PMI will change the exam questions and test exam format. It will definitely increase the difficulty of passing the exam. So right now, you still have the chance to learn the existing exam strategies and pass the exam relatively easily.
We are not only train you to pass the PMP exam, we also teach you how to utilize the project management skills and knowledge into your real life to solve the issue and problems. So it is an opportunity for you to grow yourself by just taking our PMP training.
Final word, I am not pursuing anyone to join my class, but I do wish I can help more and more professionals to get better life in Canada. I wish we can make the same goal and work together to achieve our dream in the not far future.
Jet Chen, currently works as Project Manager/Program Manager in financial company, and previously worked as Configuration Manager at Insurance Company. Jet holds the Master Degree from University of New South Wales, Australia. He currently is the Director of Chinese Project Management Professional Association of Canada, and Director of Chinese IT Academic Association Canada.
Jet is the instructor of the PMP course in Victoria College in the past 5 years. He is striving to contribute his experience and knowledge in project management and leadership to the community. Jet actively participates in managerial work in non-profit associations and Victoria college, and devotes his time to help more and more Chinese or non-Chinese people to get personal growth.

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