Project Management Professional (PMP)

Program Overview

PMP exam prep project management training classes in New Jersey. The PMP® training course is designed to ensure that you pass the PMP exam on the first try. Our PMP hands-on training approach will help you to understand the workings of the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas defined by the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition. We guarantee you’ll walk away with all the preparation and confidence you need to conquer the exam and earn the PMP certification.

Successful IT organizations are those that understand the value of integrating people, process and technology to achieve strategic business objectives. IT professionals in those organizations are typically on one of two career paths: technical or managerial. Those nearing mid-career levels and gaining progressive responsibility at work often have a decision to make. Do they continue down a highly technical path and become experts in their area of technology? Or do they pursue the management route of directing people and processes? The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is one way for IT professionals to advance their career down the path of management.

One of the world’s leading certifications for IT professionals, the PMP signals to employers a level of competency and expertise in project management practices. In the sixth edition of its annual Salary Survey, PMI claims that those with the PMP designation increase their earning power by 10 percent over those who lack the credential. IT training firm Global Knowledge, on the other hand, cites a survey by Payscale.com that reports median salaries for PMPs are up to 30 percent higher than those who aren’t certified.

Prerequisites

Before taking the Project Management Professional certification test, applicants must qualify by demonstrating a particular combination of education, instructor-led training, and professional project management experience. There are two ways to qualify:

  • With a four-year bachelor’s degree, applicants must be able to prove at least three years of project management experience amounting to at least 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, plus 35 hours of project management education.
  • With a high school diploma, applicants must have worked at least five years and 7,500 hours in project management with 35 hours of project management education.

The applicant must adequately document his or her experience in addition to submitting a fee. A certain percentage of submitted applications are selected at random for audit to ensure applicants are being truthful. When approved, applicants can schedule to sit for the PMP which is offered as a computer- or in some cases paper-based examination.

Who should Attend

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an essential professional requirement across all industries for senior project manager roles. This course is best suited for:

  • Project Managers
  • Associate/Assistant Project Managers
  • Team Leads/Team Managers
  • Project Executives/Project Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Any professional aspiring to be a Project Manager

What You will Learn

After completing the PMP course, you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to pass the PMP certification exam
  • Earn the required 35 PDUs to take the PMP certification exam
  • Develop a practical knowledge of the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition
  • Master the skills to successfully manage, execute, and deliver projects in line with global project management best practices

Course Outline

Lesson Course
Lesson 01 Prep Introduction
Lesson 02 Project Management Framework
Lesson 03 Project Management Processes
Lesson 04 Project Integration Management
Lesson 05 Project Scope Management
Lesson 06 Project Time Management
Lesson 07 Project Cost Management
Lesson 08 Project Quality Management
Lesson 09 Project Human Resource Management
Lesson 10 Project Communications Management
Lesson 11 Project Risk Management
Lesson 12 Project Procurement Management
Lesson 13 Project Stakeholder Management
Lesson 14 Process Group View
Lesson 15 Professional and Social Responsibility
Lesson 16 Appendix PMP List of Knowledge and Skills

Certifications

  • PMP® Certification

Potential Job Titles

  • Project Managers.
  • Team Leads/Team Managers.
  • Project Executives/Project Engineers.

The PMP certification opens doors to IT professionals that non-credentialed colleagues do not see. Wider job opportunities are available to PMPs and as noted, the extra earning power of a PMP is something to be reckoned with. But perhaps the non-monetary value of a PMP is most important. Those with the PMP designation are highly respected and trusted contributors within an IT organization, and the certification can be just what’s needed on one’s climb to the top.