14 weeks 12 contact hours 400+ questions Prepare for the PMP® exam before it gets updated on August 31, 201112contacthours4 weeks400+ questionsstarts 7/12, 6:30 pminfoqvive.biz/focus.aspx
2PMP® Exam Focus COURSE OBJECTIVE This course prepares students to take the current PMP® exam, which is in effect through August 30, 2011. We will cover each of the nine knowledge areas, the code of ethics, and provide a review of the PMP® framework and exam facts, perspective, and approach.The PMP® Exam Focus course: prepares you for the current exam is short, condensed, and intensive uses 400+ practice exam questions delivers high value for money12contacthours
3PMP® Exam FocusPMI announced an update to the PMP® examination starting August 31, 2011PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition will remain in effect, but 30% of exam content will change due to testing of the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) in every domain rather than as a separate domain on the examination.“Approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change.Certain examination areas will be tested in a different way. Specifically, the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) will now be tested in every domain, rather than as a separate domain The RDS revealed that professional and social responsibility is integrated into all of the work of project management.Therefore, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct should be viewed as integrated into the day-to-day role of a project manager and important in each phase of the project lifecycle.”
4Worldwide Active Credential Holders PMPthousands430,469356,419June 27, 20115,450 project management job openings in MI10,003CAPM14,197
512 PMP® Exam Focus contact hours WHO SHOULD ATTEND The course targets individuals that have already gone through some other project management training or self-study, have read the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition, and have basic knowledge of PMI’s project management framework. degree students that need exam preparation project managers in career transition professionals that need additional qualifying education hoursEDUCATION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSEach hour of this training course counts as one contact hour of formal education. PMI requires 35 contact hours to be eligible for the PMP® credential. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate as proof of attendance.
6PMP® Exam Focus STUDY APPROACH We will spend approximately one hour per each of the nine knowledge areas, and the code of ethics (review + exam questions).The rest of the time will be spent on review of the PMP® framework and exam facts, perspective, and approach.Practice exam questions are used to test proficiency in each area.Course manual contains:sections on all chapters of the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Editioncode of ethics and professional responsibilityexam information and strategies more than 400 practice questions
7PMP® Exam Focus FOCUS ON THE FLOW We will use the PMProcess Flow™ poster to focus on the flow of the project management framework.This full color 18” x 24” flow chart is a visual tool that has helped hundreds of students locally and around the world to see the big picture, memorize essential process level details, and pass the exam.
8Project Management Institute www.pmi.org The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading organization for the project management professionPMI serves practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise and resources for professional development, networking and communityA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide ) is the recognized standard for the project management professionProvides guidelines for managing individual projectsDefines project management and related conceptsDescribes project management life cycle and related processes
9Project Management Institute www.pmi.org PMP Credential HandbookCAPM Credential Handbook
10Project Management Experience PMP (Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent)Minimum three years/36 months* unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks**PMP (High school diploma, Associates degree)Minimum five years/60 months* unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks**CAPM (High school diploma)see Education Hours (next slide)Excel worksheetExperience_Worksheet.xls* All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.** Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.
11Education Hours PMP (Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) 35 contact hours of formal educationPMP (High school diploma, Associates degree)CAPM (High school diploma)You must meet one of these two requirements:23 contact hours of formal educationOR1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team
12Timeline of the PMP® Credential Process PMP Application Form
13PMP® Study Resources LinkedIn Groups PMI/PMBOK Self Study Group The Project Manager NetworkProject Management LinkPMP TrainingCAPM CommunityPMI Great Lakes Chapter - PMIGLCProject Managers PMP® Certified Networking Group
14PMP® Exam Preparation Books First and foremost get and read PMI's PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition, officially titled A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Fourth Edition. When you become a PMI member, you can download this this in pdf format for free. Get it in print and wear it out before the exam.Following is a list of recommended booksPMP Exam Prep Sixth Edition by Rita MulcahyPMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide by Kim HeldmanThe PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy CroweHead First PMP by Jennifer Greene & Andrew StellmanPMP Exam Success Series: Bootcamp Manual by CrosswindThere is also Crosswind CD ROM with 3500 exam simulation questions, which is a powerful study tool as well.
15PMBOK® Guide Changes in Fourth Edition Starting on July 1, 2009 the PMP® Exam is on the Fourth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide.What has changed? This pdf file by the editor of the Fourth Edition and this summary slide explain.The major differences between the Third Edition and the Fourth Edition are:1. All process names are in a verb-noun format2. Efforts were made to distinguish between Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets.3. A standard approach for discussing requested changes, preventive actions, corrective actions and defect repairs was employed.4. The processes decreased from 44 to 42. Two processes were deleted, two processes were added and 6 processes were reconfigured into 4 processes in the procurement knowledge area.5. To provide clarity a distinction was made between the project management plan and project documents used to manage the project.6. The distinction between the information in the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement was clarified.7. The process flow diagrams at the beginning of chapters 4-12 have been deleted and replaced with data flow diagrams.8. A data flow diagram for each process has been created to show where information comes from as an input and where it goes to as an output.9. A new appendix was added that addresses key interpersonal skills that a project manager utilizes when managing a project.A complete list of changes can be found in Appendix A of the Fourth Edition.
16PMP® Exam Passing Score PMBOK 3rd Ed. (old exam) What is a passing score on the PMP® Exam ?Well... it worked like this; there are 200 questions on the exam. Of these 200 questions, 25 are sample or pretest questions. These questions do not count toward your score (so right or wrong, they do not help you or hurt you). The purpose of these questions is for the PMI to consider them as future exam questions. This means you have 175 questions that count toward your score. Of these 175 questions you must correctly answer 106 or 61% to pass the exam.PMBOK 4th Ed. (new exam) PMI doesn't disclose the passing percentage.The only thing they say is "The passing score for all PMI credential examinations is determined by sound psychometric analysis”. Sorry, but there is no defined passing score for the PMP® Exam. Each of the 200 questions is weighted on a scale of difficulty. Depending on the number of easy to difficult questions among the 200 determines your passing score. E.g. if you have 60% difficult questions (as determined by PMI) you can score dramatically less than 61% and still pass.Lots of easy questions - higher passing score needed.PMP Exam Passing Score MYTHS:
17Study, Study, Study … and Memorize …? Formulas, Equations, NumbersProject DocumentsProcesses in Knowledge AreasProcesses in Process GroupsITTO’sInputsTools & TechniquesOutputsDownload pdf files
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23Practice Exam Question Which of the following represents the project manager’s responsibility in regard to change on a project?Influence the factors that cause project change.Ensure all changes are communicated to the change control board.Deny change whenever possible.Prioritize change below execution.
24Practice Exam Question What is the function of the project sponsor?To help manage senior management expectations.To be the primary interface with the customer.To fund the project and formally accept the product.To help exert control over functional managers.
25Practice Exam Question Which of the following is the best description of the critical path?The activities that represent critical functionality.The activities that represent the largest portions of the work packages.The activities that represent the highest schedule risk on the project.The activities that represent the optimal path through the network.
26Practice Exam Question Communication skills would be used most during which of the following processes?Distribute Information.Status Meetings.Report Performance.Communications Change Control.
274 weeks 12 contact hours 400+ questions Prepare for the PMP® exam before it gets updated on August 31, 201112contacthours4 weeks400+ questionsstarts 7/12, 6:30 pminfoqvive.biz/focus.aspx