1. The Basic Requirements as Stipulated by PMI®
- The Project Management Professional Credential Handbook is comprehensively reviewed
- Eligibility requirements: What experience and education do you require to be eligible to apply to sit the PMP exam
- How do you apply
- What costs are involved.
2. Examination Details
This section includes an analysis of the number and type of multiple choice questions you can expect from each of the 10 domains and the topics examined in each of the 5 project management process groups.
3. Preparation Strategies
- Prepare yourself: Ensure you have the knowledge and skills to sit the PMP exam including terminology, essential formulas and techniques.
- Plan your exam: Ensure you have sufficient time to study and availability to schedule your PMP exam.
- Study strategy: This includes various study techniques to optimally prepare you for the exam and techniques to use during the exam.
- Beyond PMP: Ensures that you fully understand recertification requirements and the resources you have available to further your career.
4. The Ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK®
- Integration management: Processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the five process groups.
- Scope management: Processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.
- Time management: Processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project.
- Cost management: Processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.
- Quality management: Processes include all the activities of the performing organisation that determine quality policies, objectives and responsibilities so that the project ill satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
- Human Resource management: Processes required to organise and manage the project team.
- Communications management: Processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval and ultimate disposition of project information.
- Risk management: Processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses and monitoring of the risks throughout the project.
- Procurement management: Processes to purchase or acquire the products, services or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.
- Stakeholder management: Provides an overview of the Project Stakeholder Management processes that include the following: identify the stakeholders, plan stakeholder management, manage stakeholder engagement and control the stakeholder engagement.
5. The Five Process Groups of the PMBOK®
- Initiation Process Group: Defines and authorises the project or a project phase.
- Planning Process Group: Defines and refines objectives, and plans the course of action required to attain the objectives and scope that the project was undertaken to address.
- Executing Process Group: Integrates people and other resources to carry out the project management plan for the project.
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Regularly measures and monitors progress to identify variances from the project management plan so that corrective action can be taken when necessary to meet project objectives.
- Closing Process Group: Formalises acceptance of the product, service or result and brings the project or a project phase to an orderly end.