Author: Casey Ayers
Looking to refine your project management skills? PMI's Project Management Professional is a popular certification for established project managers who want to prove their ability and knowledge in the industry. Following this learning path will allow you to meet the mandatory training requirement to sit for the PMP exam. These courses, as well as others we offer, also count as professional development units (PDUs), which help you maintain your certification over time. This path is based on PMBOK® 5th Edition where you'll learn about PMBOK®'s ten knowledge areas. This Path also fully covers the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam objectives.... Read more Read less
In this series, you'll learn about PMBOK®'s ten knowledge areas. These courses will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional exam. This Path also fully covers the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam objectives.
This course serves as an introduction to project management and the PMP® certification exam. The course discusses the PMP® certification – what it is, how one may qualify to earn it, and the certification's benefits – as well as the qualification and application process and how to minimize the financial burden of attaining the certification. Additionally, foundational concepts of project management are explored, including the introduction of the PMBOK Guide, the precise definitions and interconnections of project, program, and portfolio management, and the role and value of project managers within organizations.
Building on the foundation set in Introduction to Project Management and the PMP® Exam, this course will focus on the topics discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, more commonly referred to as the "PMBOK® Guide." The course explores how organizational cultures, styles, communication preferences, and structure factor into project management. It defines the role of project stakeholders and the composition of successful project teams, and describes the phases and characteristics of the project life cycle. Continuing on, the course outlines the five process groups in project management: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing. Finally, it lays the groundwork for future courses focused on the knowledge areas encountered in each phase of project management.
This is the third class in our PMP® series. This course explores many of the foundational processes of project management, found in the Project Integration Management knowledge area. Learn what makes a project charter so important and how one is composed, discover what should be included in a project management plan and how one is built over the entire course of your project, explore how project work is managed and directed, see how project work should be monitored and controlled, find out how project changes should be effectively managed and gain a better understanding of how project work is officially wrapped up.
This is the fourth course in our PMP® series. Learn about Project Scope Management, including how to gather and refine project requirements, define project scope, create scope baselines, work breakdown structures and much more! You'll also learn about the importance of validating and controlling project scope, ensuring your project is successfully completed and that you avoid critical issues like scope creep and failing to meet project objectives. This course covers some of the most important topics in the PMP® curriculum and will leave you better prepared for the scope management questions you can expect to find on the PMP® exam.
This course will focus on the topics discussed in Chapter 6, sections 6.1-6.5, of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, more commonly referred to as the PMBOK® Guide. This chapter is dedicated to the Project Time Management knowledge area, one of ten such knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide. First, the Project Time Management knowledge area is introduced, along with how to plan schedule management in a project environment. Then, viewers learn about defining and sequencing project activities, exploring how various portions of project work can interrelate and depend on one another. Later, the course explores how to estimate activity resources and durations on the project, looking at how the selection of resources can be impacted by project requirements and constraints, and introducing a variety of estimation methods. Finally, reserves and contingencies are discussed.
This course will focus on the topics discussed in Chapter 6, sections 6.6-6.7, of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, more commonly referred to as the PMBOK® Guide. This chapter is dedicated to the Project Time Management knowledge area, one of ten such knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide. Viewers learn how to bring together the topics discussed in the previous course – including defining and sequencing project activities and estimating activity resources and durations – to create a project schedule. The critical path and critical chain scheduling methodologies are also discussed at length, before exploring ways to control project schedules and keep the project on track.
This is the seventh course in the PMP® series, focusing on the Project Cost Management knowledge area. Topics discussed include planning cost management, developing cost estimates, determining project budgets, controlling project costs, and more.
This is the eighth course in the PMP® series. We discuss the importance of quality management and why quality assurance and quality control are vital to project success. In addition, this course explores many of the most common tools and techniques used for quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.
This is the ninth course in the PMP® series. Inside, we discuss how human resources are managed in the project environment, from creating HR management and staffing plans, to acquiring project staff, to managing and developing team members and solving conflicts, and more.
This is the tenth course in the PMP® series. Inside, we discuss how communications are managed in the project environment. What communication methods best fit your project's needs, and how can communication with stakeholders be managed as effectively as possible? Planning, managing, and controlling project communications are all explored in depth.
This is the eleventh course in the PMP® series. Inside, we discuss how risks are managed in the project environment, identifying project threats and opportunities to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze them, and planning responses and performing risk control.
This is the twelfth course in the PMP® series. Inside, we discuss how procurement activities are managed in the project environment, from making make-or-buy decisions to developing selection criteria and soliciting bids. We then progress to developing contracts and controlling ongoing procurement activities, ending with a look at how procurement activities are formally closed as they are completed.
This is the thirteenth course in the PMP® series. Inside, we discuss how stakeholders are identified and classified and how this information can be used to effectively engage stakeholders in project work, reduce opposition to project goals, and motivate stakeholders to support the project and its goals, all while reducing resistance and building consensus around project goals.
The final course in our series preparing you for the PMP® exam explores the PMI Code of Ethics, how to schedule your test date, how to develop a successful study schedule, and what to expect on test day. After that, we explain what you need to know after earning your PMP® certification, and how you can keep your certification active for years to come.
In order to obtain this certification, you will need to satisfy one of the following options:
A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR
A four-year degree (bachelor's degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. This certification path will account for the necessary 35 hours of project management education in either.