Your exam will have 200 ambiguously-worded problems, randomly chosen from a huge database of 13,000 possible questions - all designed to challenge your ability to maintain focus. With so many possible questions, just knowing the key project management terms is not enough to pass the first time.
Drawing on our 25 years of experience, our instructors teach you how to break down your questions quickly and answer them the right way. Here is what you will learn:
- Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs (ITTO)
- Initiating, Planning, Executing, Control, Closing
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
- Professional Responsibility
- Mock Exam and Test Simulation
PMP Exam Prep
• Welcome to the class. Instructor and PMP candidate introductions
• 25 test taking strategies to know and memorize
• Complete PMP Examination Overview - Chapter 1
• What types of questions to expect on the test
• What is the Project Life Cycle and Project Organization - Chapter 2
• Review the five Project Management Process Groups
• Differences between Projects, Programs and Portfolios
• Complete workbook memory checks for Chapter 2
• Explaining the Project Management Knowledge Areas - Chapter 3
• What you need to know about Inputs, Tools, Techniques and Outputs
• Mapping the 47 major processes by knowledge area
• Organizing Integration Management processes into the PM process - Chapter 4
• Listing the components of a good project management plan
• Complete workbook memory checks for Chapters 3 & 4
• Assigning Scope Management processes into the PM process - Chapter 5
• Understanding the key ITTO of the Scope Management knowledge area
• Review practice test answers - Chapter 5
• Wrap Up/Review
Topics Day 2
• Complete the Project Time Management Overview - Chapter 6
• Put the project time management processes into PM process groups
• Defining network diagrams, critical path and possible test topics
• Take Chapter 6 Practice Test
• Grade and Review Practice Test Answers
• Review Chapter 7 – Project Cost Management
• Place cost management processes into PM process groups
• Define and compute earned value for exam mastery
• Apply all earned value formulas needed for the exam
• Complete Workbook Memory Check for Chapter 7
• Begin the Project Quality Management Overview - Chapter 8
• Place the quality management processes into the PM process groups
• Understanding the key ITTO of the Quality Management knowledge area
• Implement techniques used in cost-benefit analysis
• Take Chapter 8 Practice Test
• Grade and Review Practice Test Answers
• Wrap Up/Review
Topics Day 3
• Review Chapter 9 - Project Human Resources Management
• Describing how to create staffing and human resource plans
• Listing the stages of team development and team theory
• Testing for understanding - Chapter 9
• Complete Memory Check - Chapter 9
• Explaining the importance of Project Communications - Chapter 10
• Assigning Project Management Communications into the PM process
• Listing the components of a communications management plan
• Describing stakeholders and perform stakeholder analysis
• Grade and Review Practice Test Chapter 10 Answers
• Complete the Project Risk Management Overview - Chapter 11
• Understanding the various categories of risk and how tested on the exam
• Describing risk planing and response strategies
• Take Chapter 11 Practice Test
• Grade and Review Practice Test
Topics Day 4
• Review Chapter 12 – Project Procurement Management
• Align Project Procurement Management with the PM process
• Detail the key inputs, tools, techniques and outputs of procurement
• Define various contract types and legal terms needed for the exam
• Complete Workbook Memory Check for Chapter 12
• Understanding Project Stakeholder Management - Chapter 13
• Create a stakeholder register and engagement matrix
• Plan and control stakeholder engagement
• Complete Workbook Memory Check for Chapter 13
• Take Chapter 13 Practice Test
• Discussing Chapter 14- Professional Responsibility
• Understanding how ethics might be tested on the exam
• Grasping the meaning of Professional and Social Responsibility
• Complete Workbook Memory Check for Chapter 14
• Ethics Discussion and Review
• Take Final Exam - 175 Questions
• Wrap Up/Review
Taking the Exam Day 5 (optional)
Every participant receives a 1500-question Practice Test Simulator that allows you to practice the exam hundreds of times. Additionally, your PMP®-certified Academic Adviser is available to help with any final test preparation details.
Prometric Testing Centers administers the real PMP exam and offers the exam every day of the week except Sunday. Be sure to work with your adviser to determine the best day to take the actual PMP exam. Ideally, your exam date should be a day with minimal work/family distraction. In short, you can take the exam at any time post-class. Just be sure to do so within four weeks of class completion.
With EdWel, you are covered before, during, and after the class. No other provider offers a guarantee that covers you as extensively as ours.
If you don't pass the first time, take our class again for free. Continue your full access to all course materials and custom simulators while receiving detailed test-taking advice and professional support from your PMP-certified adviser.
Most importantly, our 100% Pass Guarantee covers a full tuition refund should you not pass the PMP exam in three attempts. The only catch? You have to take your first test within 4 weeks and any retakes within 12 weeks (while you still remember the material).
PMP Certification Training - Boston Location
61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA. 02116
EdWel Programs’ Boston training facility is located in the heart of historic Bean Town. In the Lenox Hotel, just outside Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, EdWel’s PMP boot camp is located near everything you’ll need to make your boot camp comfortable.
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What is PMP Certification?
Getting the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a two-part process. First, there is an application that you need to submit to the Project Management Institute (PMI). The application requires you to document 4500 hours of time working on projects within the last eight years. Additionally, you should have completed 35 hours of project management-related training or education. PMI details everything in full in their handbook.
If you think you meet these requirements, then you can submit your application from the section
of the PMI website. The online application has an auto-save function so you can come back to it. Once submitted, an employee of the Project Management Institute will review your application. Typically, the reviewer takes about five business days to review your application. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail from PMI. In the email will be an eligibility code. You will need this code to pay for and schedule your exam with Prometric Testing Center.
What is the Project Management Institute (PMI)?
Founded in 1969, The Project Management Institute has the following stated core belief: Project management is a critical competence that has a positive influence on organizational results and society
To build a community of professionals with these critical competency standards, PMI developed the PMP exam in 1984. Currently, there are almost 750,000 PMP credential holders globally
How is the PMP exam administered?
The PMP exam is a non-adaptive, computer based exam of 200 multiple choice questions. Administered by an independent testing administrator (Prometric), each exam question has one correct answer. You have four hours to complete the exam. Most test-takers finish the exam with a little time to spare. Each question has a level of difficulty assigned to it by PMI. The “mix” of difficult and easy questions determines how many questions you need to answer correctly. At the end of the four hours, your exam will be graded immediately and you will receive your scores. The scores are the following:
- Below Proficient
- Moderately Proficient
It is possible to receive a below proficient score in one area and still pass. However, you will need to offset that below proficient score with higher scores in all other areas.
How much does the PMP exam cost?
The exam costs $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.
The annual fee for PMI membership is $139, so you save a few dollars if you become a member and then schedule your exam.
How should I study for the PMP exam?
Close to 70% of exam questions come directly from the PMBOK Guide which stands for Project Management Body of Knowledge. Right now, all PMP exams are based on the 5th edition of the PMBOK Guide. This edition has a brown cover to it and can be bought online for less than $50 USD. A successful study plan would be the following:
- Read the PMBOK
- Download a PDF version of our Edwel Free PMP Textbook
- Attend an EdWel boot camp
- Use our exam simulator to take a few practice exams
- If you score above 75% on our practice exams, you are ready to take the exam
How much time should I devote to studying?
Before attending an Edwel PMP boot camp, we recommend 10-12 hours of pre-class reading. Add in the 35 hours of classroom instruction and we guarantee you will pass the exam.