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Project Management Professional Certification

Available Dates: Feb 5-9, April 2-6, June 4-8
Class Length: 5 day
Cost: $2,595

Class Outline:

Course Description:
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. This course expands upon the basic concepts of project management you discovered in the Project Management Fundamentals course, and offers a job-related approach to successful project management across application areas and industries.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge:
Project Management Fundamentals
Microsoft Project 2000, 2002, or 2003 Level 1
Microsoft Project 2000, 2002, or 2003 Level 2
Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003 Level 1
Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003 Level 2
Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003 Level 3

Course Content:
Lesson 1: Initiating a Project
Topic 1A: Apply Project Management Processes
Topic 1B: Create a Project Charter
Topic 1C: Develop a Preliminary Project Scope Statement


Lesson 2: Planning Project Work
Topic 2A: Develop Project Management Plan
Topic 2B: Create a Scope Management Plan
Topic 2C: Create a Scope Statement
Topic 2D: Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Lesson 3: Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
Topic 3A: Create an Activity List
Topic 3B: Create a Project Network Diagram
Topic 3C: Estimate Activity Resources
Topic 3D: Estimate Activity Durations
Topic 3E: Identify the Critical Path
Topic 3F: Develop a Project Schedule
Topic 3G: Estimate Project Costs
Topic 3H: Establish a Cost Baseline


Lesson 4: Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
Topic 4A: Create a Quality Management Plan
Topic 4B: Document Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
Topic 4C: Acquire Project Team
Topic 4D: Create a Communications Management Plan


Lesson 5: Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response
Topic 5A: Create a Risk Management Plan
Topic 5B: Identify Project Risks and Triggers
Topic 5C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Topic 5D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Topic 5E: Develop a Risk Response Plan


Lesson 6: Planning Project Procurement
Topic 6A: Prepare a Contract Statement of Work
Topic 6B: Prepare a Procurement Document


Lesson 7: Executing Project Work
Topic 7A: Direct and Manage Project Execution
Topic 7B: Perform Quality Assurance
Topic 7C: Develop Project Team
Topic 7D: Information Distribution
Topic 7E: Request Seller Responses
Topic 7F: Select Sellers


Lesson 8: Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
Topic 8A: Monitor and Control Project Work
Topic 8B: Manage Changes to Performance Baselines
Topic 8C: Review Deliverables and Work Results
Topic 8D: Control Project Scope


Lesson 9: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs
Topic 9A: Control the Project Schedule
Topic 9B: Control Project Costs


Lesson 10: Monitoring and Controlling Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
Topic 10A: Perform Quality Control
Topic 10B: Manage Project Team
Topic 10C: Report Project Performance
Topic 10D: Manage Stakeholders


Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Contracts
Topic 11A: Monitor and Control Project Risk
Topic 11B: Administer a Contract


Lesson 12: Closing the Project
Topic 12A: Close a Project
Topic 12B: Close a Contract

Appendix A: PMP Certification Mapping
Appendix B: Certification Lightning Round
Supplemental Lesson PMP® Certification Practice Test
Topic 1A: Practice Test
Appendix C: Schedule Management Plan Example
Appendix D: Statement of Work (SOW) Example
Appendix E: Professional and Social Responsibility


Performance-Based Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Initiate a project.
Plan project work.
Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets.
Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
Analyze project risks.
Plan project procurement.
Execute project work.
Monitor and control project work.
Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications.
Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
Close the project.