American Management Association

AMA’s PMP® Exam Prep Express

Available dates

Feb 24—26, 2020
3 days
Arlington, Washington, United States
USD 2545
USD 848 per day
Mar 25—27, 2020
3 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 2545
USD 848 per day
Apr 20—22, 2020
3 days
San Francisco, California, United States
USD 2545
USD 848 per day
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About the course

AMA’s PMP exam prep seminar has resulted in a 100% PMP exam pass rate reported by past attendees!

Get on track to achieving this prestigious credential and greater career potential. This PMP certification exam prep seminar will help you prepare for today's more rigorous PMP® exam based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK® Guide). You'll cover all 47 processes and 10 knowledge areas, including professional responsibility, through instruction and testing and increase the probability of gaining your PMP certification. Get on track to achieving this prestigious credential and greater career potential. Plus gain tools and techniques to help you overcome challenges when managing projects.

How You Will Benefit

  • A PMP exam prep seminar with access to nearly 600 actual exam questions
  • Study under PMP-certified instructors
  • Online resources including 100 sample questions
  • Hands-on PMP exam prep through a practice exam of 100 questions in class

What You Will Cover

  • PMP certification process…test-taking strategies
  • Project integration management
  • Project scope...time...cost...and quality management
  • Project human resource management
  • Project communication management
  • Project risk management
  • Project procurement management

Special Feature

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the books: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, by PMI® (a $65.95 value) and Kim Heldman’s PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (a $59.99 value).

PMP, PMBOK and the PMI R.E.P. logo are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

THE AMA GUARANTEE—Retake the course FREE within six months if you don’t pass the PMP certification exam! No substitute courses or transfers.

This Seminar Features Blended Learning

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply Test-Taking Strategies and Techniques to Improve Performance on the PMP® Exam
  • Grasp the Concepts That Provide the Structure of Project Management, as Outlined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Recognize the Interactions Between the Various Project Management Processes and How These Interactions Contribute to Project Success
  • Identify the Processes and Activities Associated with Each of the Ten Knowledge Areas as Outlined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Analyze Project-Related Scenarios to Identify the Proper Application, Misapplication, or Absence of Generally Accepted Project Management Tools, Techniques, and Principles
  • Appraise Your Knowledge of Project Management and Identify Areas to Focus on to Guide Your Preparation for Taking the PMP® Exam

PM Framework and Environment

  • Define Terms Associated with Project Management
  • Understand the Relationships Among Projects, Programs and Portfolios
  • Understand the Characteristics of a Project Life Cycle
  • Understand the Impact of a Project’s Organizational Structure
  • Understand the Role of the Project Manager
  • Understand Pre-Project Work and the Business Context of Project Management
  • Identify the Project Management Process Groups, and Recognize Their Application and Interaction

Role of the Project Manager

  • Understand the Project Manager’s Leadership Role
  • Understand the Project Manager’s Various Responsibilities
  • Differentiate Between the Role of a PM and That of a Functional Manager
  • Understand the Project Manager’s Sphere of Influence
  • Understand the PMI Talent Triangle

Project Integration Management

  • Describe How Integration Management Ties the Various Project Management Processes and Activities Together
  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • State the Value and Application of the Project Charter
  • Identify Pre-Project Work and Project Assessment Techniques
  • State the Necessity for Change Control, and Identify Associated Activities
  • Describe the Development of the Project Management Plan and What Should Be Included in the Plan

Project Scope Management

  • Identify the Impact Scope Management Has on Project Success
  • Identify the Elements of the Scope Management Plan
  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Explain How Project Success Is Influenced By Collecting and Managing Requirements
  • Summarize the Development and Content of the Project Scope Statement
  • Define a WBS, and Describe How It Is Developed
  • Identify Other Breakdown Structures Used in Project Management
  • Explain the Concept of Scope Validation
  • Describe How Scope Control Influences and Manages Change

Project Schedule Management

  • Describe the Relationship Between the Project Schedule Management Process and Schedule Development
  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Explain How Decomposition Is Used to Identify Project Activities
  • Create Network Diagrams, and Identify Float and the Critical Path
  • Apply Different Techniques to Estimate Project Resources and Activity Durations
  • State How a Project Schedule Is Developed
  • Describe How a Project Schedule Is Analyzed and Controlled

Project Cost Management

  • Correlate Project Cost Decisions to Life-Cycle Costing
  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Identify the Elements of the Cost Management Plan
  • Apply Different Techniques to Estimate Costs
  • Describe How a Cost Budget and Its Baseline Are Produced
  • Apply the Concept of Earned Value to Determine Cost and Schedule Variances

Project Quality Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Associate Quality Experts with Their Contributions
  • Identify and Describe Global Quality Programs and Awards
  • Explain the Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Identify Quality Controls, and Differentiate Among Their Applications

Project Resource Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Apply Organizational Charts to Document Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Comprehend the Concept of Team Development and Application of Motivation Theories
  • Explain the Value of Conflict and How It Can Be Managed
  • State the Need for Performance Appraisals for Team Members
  • Identify the Sources of a Leader’s Power

Project Communications Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Describe the Communications Process and Potential Barriers
  • Analyze Project Communications Requirements
  • Identify the Number of Communication Channels
  • Identify Distribution Methods for Project Communications

Project Risk Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Define Risks and Their Causes
  • Identify the Elements of a Risk Management Plan
  • Apply the Tools for Identifying and Documenting Risks
  • Rank or Prioritize Risks Based on Qualitative Analysis
  • State How Quantitative Analysis Tools Are Used to Assess the Impact on Project Success
  • Identify Risk Response Strategies Based on Risk Impacts
  • Describe How Risks Are Monitored and Controlled

Project Procurement Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Describe the Rationale Behind Making Make-vs.-Buy Decisions
  • Explain the Application of Different Types of Contracts
  • Identify the Elements of a Contract Statement of Work
  • Differentiate Among the Different Types of Procurement Documents and When They Are Used
  • Identify the Tools Used to Communicate to Sellers
  • State How Seller Selection Criteria Are Developed and Applied
  • Describe the Various Elements of the Close Procurement Process

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify the Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs for Processes in This Area
  • Describe Techniques Used to Identify and Analyze Stakeholders
  • Identify the Elements of a Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Identify and Document Engagement Levels for Project Stakeholders
  • Explain How Communication Is Used to Understand, Manage, and Control Stakeholder Needs and Expectations

PMP® Exam Content

  • Explain the Concept of Performance Domains
  • Identify Cross-Cutting Skills Required of Project Managers
  • Describe the Responsibilities Outlined in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Preparing for the Test

  • Describe the Testing Environment and the Breakdown of the Questions By Process Group
  • Apply Test-Taking Strategies
  • Identify Study References for the Exam

Practice Exam and Review

  • Gauge Your Preparedness to Take the PMP® Examination
  • Identify Weak Areas on Which to Focus Study Efforts

Who should attend

Project managers, program managers and project team leaders who have experience leading and directing projects and who have met the PMP credential eligibility requirement. The requirements state: minimum of 35 hours of PM classroom instruction plus

  • 4,500+ hours and 3 years' experience for those with a bachelor's degree, or
  • 7,500+ hours and 5 years' experience without an undergraduate degree

For information on PMP Exam Eligibility or call 1-800-262-9699.

Prerequisite: This PMP prep course requires you to have a thorough understanding of project management concepts so that you are best prepared for the exam. AMA recommends attending AMA’s Comprehensive Project Management Workshop (Seminar #6595) or its equivalent before enrolling in this PMP prep seminar.

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