Introduction to Project Management & the PMP® Exam

In this course, designed to align with the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and the newest PMI® standards, you'll learn if the PMP®, the gold standard in project management certifications, is right for you and begin your learning journey.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2018
Duration
2h 20m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2018
Duration
2h 20m
Description

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is recognized worldwide as one of the most valuable certifications for professionals in IT and many other industries. In this course, Introduction to Project Management & the PMP® Exam, you’ll learn if earning a PMP® is the right choice for your career development, what prerequisites must be met in order to take the certification exam, what to expect from the test itself, and how to compile and submit your application. After that, you’ll be introduced to foundational project management principles that can help you better understand what sets project management apart from the day-to-day managerial needs of organizations, and be introduced to the content that will be covered throughout this learning path. This course, and all others in this learning path, are fully aligned with the newest version of the PMP® exam’s objectives and the 6th Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Completion of this course and others in the series will help you completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement for the PMP® exam, and can also be used to earn continuing education credit for those who have already earned their certification. By the end of this course, you’ll know if earning a PMP® is right for you, and take valuable first steps to prepare for the certification.

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About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course, Introduction to Project Management and the PMP Exam. This course is the first entry in our newly updated series helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP Exam. Based on the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, better known as the PMBOK Guide. By completing this course and others in our PMP prep series, you'll not only be better prepared to ace the certification exam, but critically, we'll also completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. The PMP, or Project Management Professional Certification is consistently listed as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals and is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed as a Project Manager and opens new doors for those with the Certification. In this first course, in our PMP learning path, we'll help you understand if earning a PMP is right for you by looking at the benefits it offers and what industries and sectors it's best suited for. Then, we'll look at the prerequisites you must meet before applying for the exam and walk you through the application process. After that, we'll begin our exploration of project management, explaining what separates managing projects from the more day-to-day management needs of organizations, what key roles and stakeholders are involved in project work, the lifecycle projects follow from inception to completion, and what essential traits and skills can help you succeed as a Project Manager. By the end of this course, you'll know if earning a PMP is right for you and have a strong foundation in place from which you can continue your journey learning more about project management. This course and others in the series can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the PMP Exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established Project Managers and as an opportunity to earn Continuing Education credit. I hope you'll join me for this Introduction to Project Management and the PMP Exam here at Pluralsight.