Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Available dates

Jan 14—23, 2020
5 daysModules info
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
CAD 2620 ≈USD 1979
CAD 524 per day


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About the course

This course provides participants with practical guidance on how projects are actually managed as well as explaining how these practical processes align with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Participants will prepare to successfully take the PMP® or CAPM® examination, attain their professional certification and put this knowledge to work in managing real projects.

What you will learn

Essential knowledge and testing skills to prepare you to pass PMP® exam.

The course focuses on three critical areas:

  • Understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Understanding the Project Management Professional Examination Specification
  • Understanding how to successfully study for the exam

The course content covers the Project Management Body of Knowledge but also covers a great deal of other knowledge that is identified as testable matters from the exam specification. Much of this information comes from authors specializing in Project Management (i.e. Kerzner, Verma, Pinto, Verzuh, Christenson, etc.) and is augmented with other critical knowledge from leading business professionals and the Canadian Management Consulting Association. This course includes a variety of learning tools and study aids that are consistent with PMI® processes and terminology.

Designed using adult learning techniques that are sensitive to individual learning styles; we use the three major learning styles (visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic) for all lessons to promote learning in your preferred style.

Understanding over memorization.

Some memorization is highly recommended to adequately prepare for the exam but is limited to the essential information that is required for the exam and nothing more. This course also coaches participants in effective test taking techniques in order that participants can make the best use of their testing time and not give up marks needlessly because of the test structure or format.

Course content

Please note that this prep course does not include membership with PMI® or the PMP®exam fee itself as this must be handled directly through the Project Management Institute®. You will cover the following areas:

  • PM Framework
  • PM Processes, Phases and Life Cycle
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Study Tips
  • Practice Exams

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

identify the knowledge they need to pass the exam make the best use of their testing time develop and manage their own study plan bridging between this course and the time they wish to take the exam.

Management Competencies addressed:

Enhance your competencies in understanding and applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge and general project management knowledge from selected texts and academic journal articles.

Gain experience writing practice exams that are the same or similar to the PMP® designation exam.

Gain an understanding of the exam itself and how best to take the exam successfully.

You will receive:

  • Comprehensive Workbook
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition
  • License for a PMP Exam Simulated Testing system
  • Study Aids

Who should attend

  • Anyone wanting to pass the PMP® exam
  • Anyone wanting to take their project management knowledge and skills to the next level.

Trust the experts

Dale Christenson

Dale Christenson is the founder and president of the Project Management Centre of Excellence Inc. He is a Certified Management Consultant and Project Management Professional specializing in project management consulting and training. He combines an extensive academic background with real-world ex...


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