Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep. Bootcamp
5 days, 35 PDUs

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If you are taking this course, you have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management proficiency on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

Target Student

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

The course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Prerequisites: None

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following PME courses which are NOT mandatory to attend PMP® Exam Prep:

  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Agile Essentials


For this course, students will need complete systems to access your virtual classroom if you are presenting remotely. They will need Microsoft Office applications to access the sample documents and templates. Each computer will need the following general hardware configurations:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • 2 gigabytes (GB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM).
  • 32 GB available storage space.
  • Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
  • Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device.
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
  • (Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.


  • Microsoft® Office 365™ license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional
  • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides.


  • PMI Authorized Exam Prep. Textbook – Hardcopy
  • PMI Online Exam Prep. Materials – Videos, Assessment Tests, Slide Deck, Study Guidelines
  • PMI PMP® Classroom Study Materials – Slides - Hardcopy
  • PMI PMP® Classroom Study Materials – Activities and Mastery Builder Questions – Hardcopy
  • PMI PMP® Exam Content Outline – Softcopy
  • PMP® Exam Prep. Post-Class Cloned Questions - Softcopy


Day 1

Introduction and Ice Breaker
Video: Preparing for the PMP® Exam
Video: Earning PDUs

Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team

Topic A: Build a Team
Video: RACI Chart Creation
Video: Virtual Teams
Topic B: Define Team Ground Rules
Topic C: Negotiate Project Agreements
Group Exercise: Activities 1-1, 1-2, 1-3
Topic D: Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
Topic E: Train Team Members and Stakeholders
Topic F: Engage and Support Virtual Teams
Topic G: Build Shared Understanding about a Project
Video: Planning Poker
Group Exercise: Activities 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7
Lesson 1: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test
Lesson 1: Test Review

Day 2
Lesson 2: Starting the Project
Topic A: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices

Video: When to Apply Agile Methodologies
Topic B: Plan and Manage Scope
Group Exercises: Activities 2-1, 2-2
Topic C: Plan and Manage Schedule
Video: Working with the Critical Path
Group Exercise: Activity 2-5
Homework Exercise: Activities 2-5, 2-6
Topic D: Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
Homework Exercise: Activities 2-3, 2-4
Topic E: Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
Topic F: Integrate Project Planning Activities

Day 3

Lesson 2: Starting the Project (cont.)

Topic G: Plan and Manage Procurement
Group Exercise: Activities 2-7, 2-8, 2-9
Topic H: Establish Project Governance Structure
Topic I: Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure
Group Exercise: Activities 2-10, 2-11
Lesson 2: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test
Lesson 2: Test Review

Lesson 3: Doing the Work

Topic A:
Assess and Manage Risks
Video: Identifying Risk
Topic B: Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
Topic C: Manage Communications
Video: Communications Channels
Topic D: Engage Stakeholders
Group Exercise: Activities 3-2, 3-3, 3-5
Homework Exercise: Activities 3-1, 3-4
Topic E: Create Project Artifacts
Topic F: Manage Project Changes
Topic G: Manage Project Issues
Topic H: Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity
Group Exercise: Activities 3-6, 3-7, 3-8, 3-9
Lesson 3: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test
Lesson 3: Test Review

Day 4
Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track

Topic A: Lead a Team
Video: Successful Persuasion
Topic B: Support Team Performance
Video: Project Status Report
Topic C: Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
Group Exercise: Activities 4-1, 4-2, 4-3
Topic D: Manage Conflict
Video: Dealing with Difficult People
Topic E: Collaborate with Stakeholders
Topic F: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
Topic G: Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance
Video: Using Social Skills to Build Relationships
Group Exercise: Activities 4-4, 4-5, 4-6
Homework Exercise: Activities 4-7, 4-8
Lesson 4: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test
Lesson 4: Test Review

Day 5

Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind
Topic A: Manage Compliance Requirements
Topic B: Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
Topic C: Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
Video: Handling Pressure from Outside Your Team
Group Exercise: Activities 5-1, 5-2, 5-3
Topic D: Support Organizational Change
Video: Leading without Authority
Topic E: Employ Continuous Process Improvement
Group Exercise: Activities 5-4, 5-5
Lesson 5: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test
Lesson 5: Test Review

Final Test: Mastery Builders (post class)

Mastery Builder 1-1
Mastery Builder 2-1
Mastery Builder 3-1
Mastery Builder 4-1
Mastery Builder 5-1
Mastery Builder Review

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