Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparatory Course

This PMP® Exam certification training course will prepare participants for the PMI PMP certification exam by reviewing in full detail the latest Edition of the (PMBOK Guide).

Seminar Overview

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificate is the recognized gold standard for project management certification. It is the passport to international recognition for experienced project managers. This course is the most important part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. This course will:

  • Prepare you to take the PMP® examination with confidence.
  • Provide guidance in applying for the PMP® examination.
  • Discuss the components that will be tested.
  • Provide a comprehensive review of the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Provide practice with sample questions and understand the rationale behind the best answers.

Benefits of Attendance

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. They will:

  • Get started with project management fundamentals.
  • Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
  • Work with project management processes.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan a project.
  • Plan for project time management.
  • Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
  • Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
  • Execute a project.
  • Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
  • Control a project.
  • Close a project.

Target Audience

Practicing Project Managers that want to increase their marketability or want international recognition as a professional project management practitioner and:

  • Meet the required experience requirements
  • Have a basic knowledge of the project management principles as defined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Need coaching on how to approach the PMP® certification exam

Seminar Syllabus / Daily Topics

DAY 1: The Basics

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
      • Components of Project Management
      • Project Management and the Business
  • Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization
      • Identify Organizational Influences
      • Project Stakeholders and Governance
      • The Project Team
      • The Project Life Cycle
  • Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes
    • Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
    • Identify Project Information

Day 2: Initiation and Planning

  • Lesson 4: Initiating a Project
      • Develop a Project Charter
      • Identify Project Stakeholders
  • Lesson 5: Planning a Project
      • Develop a Project Management Plan
      • Plan Scope Management
      • Collect Project Requirements
      • Define Project Scope
      • Create a WBS
  • Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management
    • Plan Schedule Management
    • Define Project Activities
    • Sequence Project Activities
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Activity Durations
    • Develop a Project Schedule

Day 3: Planning

  • Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications
      • Plan Project Cost Management
      • Estimate Project Costs
      • Determine the Project Budget
      • Plan Quality Management
      • Plan Human Resource Management
      • Plan Communications Management
  • Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management
    • Plan Risk Management
    • Identify Risks
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Plan for Risk Response
    • Plan Project Procurements
    • Plan Stakeholder Management

Day 4 – Execution

  • Lesson 9: Executing a Project
    • Direct and Manage Project Work
    • Perform Quality Assurance
    • Acquire Project Team
    • Develop Project Team
    • Manage a Project Team
    • Manage Communications
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Day 5 – Monitoring and Close-out

  • Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost
      • Monitor and Control Project Work
      • Perform Integrated Change Control
      • Validate Project Scope
      • Control Project Scope
      • Control the Project Schedule
      • Control Project Costs
  • Lesson 11: Controlling the Project
      • Control Project Quality
      • Control Communications
      • Control Project Risks
      • Control Project Procurements
      • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Lesson 12: Closing a Project
      • Close Project or Phase
      • Close Procurements

This course offers: Example exam questions for each chapter |One full 200 question mock exam (4 hours) |A comprehensive delegates training manual


Candidate Project Management Professionals are required to have at least 7,500 hours or a college / university / equivalent degree plus 4,500 hours of project management working experience.   Candidates must also have at least 35 contact hours of formal project management education, which this course provides. 

The facilitator for this course has been providing training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999. As a freelance trainer, he has obtained invaluable experience on the best training practices utilized by various national and international training providers. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolios, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and in PRINCE2. He also holds certifications in IT Service management (ITIL) and Total Quality Management (TQM).


22 – 26 May, 2017 (5 full days)

08h00 – 17h00 daily.


Rivonia, Gauteng (Exact venue TBA)


R8500.00 per person, excluding 14% VAT


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