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 PMP® Exam Prep Certification Course                                 

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®), a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA is regularly conducting PMP® Exam Prep Course (Public / Corporate) in the week ends / weekdays / evenings totaling to 35 hours of Contact education covering all 9 knowledge areas of New PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition and the domain of Professional responsibility in alignment with PMI's New PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition. Other customized timings can also be worked out depending on the corporate clients' convenience. This course fulfills the new mandatory requirement of PMI® for 35 hrs of training in Project Management, before any one applies for the PMP® exam. The below modules of the PMP® Exam Prep Course offered by us highlight and explain briefly the contents of each modules. (for PMI® certification eligibility criteria, please visit the website www.pmi.org)


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PMP® Exam Prep Course

This program covers the Five process group areas across all the knowledge areas of the New Project Management Body of Knowledge 4th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) viz., Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing. Knowledge learned in this program can lead to Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute. Join the world's most successful companies that have benefited by making their Managers, Engineers, Project Managers proud PMPs including companies like: Microsoft Corp., United Technologies, Ford Motor Co., Eli Lilly & Co., Allied Signal, General Motors, US West Communications, EDS, Johnson Controls, GTE, Northeast Utilities, Best Lock Corp., GE Plastics, American Express, MCI and Motorola.

Program Overview

The Program includes all knowledge areas of the New Project Management Body of Knowledge 4th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and practical examples from the field to help you to establish project management practices in your organization. This project management training will challenge your staffs’ thinking, introduce you to new management concepts and provide you with the essential principles necessary for professional / project success.

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Team leaders/Members, Field Staff Members, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Leaders and Administrators, Industrial Engineers, Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Coordinators, Operating Managers, Functional Managers, Information Technology Professionals, Software Developers, Quality & Testing Engineers, Sales & Marketing professionals, Civil/Mechanical/Electrical engineers, Procurement specialists, Event mangers, R&D Managers, others involved directly or indirectly with Project Management.


Key Deliverables 

The course consists of 14 excellent deliverables. Some of the key deliverables are:

  • One day refresher session on "Changes to new PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition" - OPTIONAL
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  • PM Maturity Assessment - GAP assessment  covering all 9 knowledge areas which presents the gap in knowledge of participants to put them in the right frame of mind about their current awareness of PM Knowledge irrespective of field / experience- OPTIONAL

  • Excellent Training Materials aligned to the New PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition-One copy per participant

  • Additional Training Materials - One copy per participant

  • PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD: 3,000 Q&A (With around 3,000 questions from all 9 knowledge areas from PMBOK® Guide) with Study Mode and Exam Mode. Users can take as many mock tests as needed using our CD to reinforce knowledge and increase confidence level. Most questions are supplied with hints/explanation for the correct answer.

      The PMP® Exam Prep Course Practice CD with nearly 3,000 Q & A is a PMP® Exam Simulation software designed to help you prepare and review your project management knowledge and to simulate the tough project management exam environment.

      The CD contains nearly 3,000 validated questions and one can have hundreds of sample simulated exams from their drawing hall in a relaxed environ and the CD is so designed that you will hardly get same questions twice. The CD covers all 9 areas of the exam with a special emphasis on Professional Responsibility & Project Management Framework.

      PMP® exam Prep Course Question Bank : Version 10.0 has just been released in May and has been updated to reflect the changes announced by PMI® with the passing score reduced to 61% from 81%.

  • PMP® Exam oriented Tips & Traps- A very useful deliverable

  • PMP® Exam Process-wise Questions Distribution pattern - A very good input.

  • Industry oriented Practical Tips - Tips that carry lots of practical use.

  • IIPMPMPCERT -Yahoo group - Free Subscription to all IIPM® Patrons with more than 1500 PMP® Aspirants/PMPs exchanging news and views about PM- A very useful group for discussion, doubts, templates, tips etc- NEW DELIVERABLE

  • Examples/Templates linked to MS Project- Many PMBOK® Guide terms are explained & linked to the relevant feature in MS Project to show the practical application - A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • PMP® Simulated Mock Test - Conducted at the end of the course which amply demonstrates the knowledge & confidence gained in the course.

  • PMP® Application Form : A Screen-shot step-by-step Demo - A unique feature of IIPM® and a rare opportunity / deliverable by an REP

  • PM Experience Distribution: Sample XLS Template with duly filled-in fields for participants use during exam application form. A unique feature of IIPM®.

  • CASE STUDY applying the skills learned to a sample IT / Construction / Manufacturing project - Conducted at the end of the course - which has boosted the confidence of the participants to apply the learned concepts to practical use. From the group of participants, 2 volunteers will act as Project Managers and will manage the project Live. The Faculty will moderate and act as the Owner of the project. Other participants will act as other Key Stakeholders.

  • Access to PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition and Internationally famous PMP® Exam-specific books aligned to PMBOK® Guide

  • Access to an excellent library with 250 International books on Project Management. The library can be used for further study related Situational Questions on exam and for references / research work on any topic in Project Management for gaining PDUs.

  • 35 hours mandatory PM Education / Contact Hours Certificate, which fulfills the mandatory PM Education Requirements as per PMI®, USA.

  • Guest House for outstation candidates: IIPM® can arrange for well-furnished, A/C Guest House accommodation for outstation candidates @ Rs. 900/- to Rs.1400/- per day extra. IIPM® understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

The Program Structure

             PMP® Exam Prep Course Programs are scheduled around the world at convenient locations.  This
 35-hour contact education course can be taken either on

  •   2 Week-ends (Sat / Sundays) 9.0 am thru 7.0 pm 

  • Continuous days Sat - Tue, 9.0 – 6.0 pm for 4 days  

·         The Introduction provides key fundamentals of project management. You'll discover the basic facts of Project Management and its successful implementation, organizational structures, the project sponsor, the life cycle phases, the main skills and expectations of Project Managers

·         Project Scope Management lays the foundation of how to systematically identify the key deliverables of the project.

·         Project Time (Schedule) Management takes the deliverables identified in the scope definition process breaks them down further if needed and then develops the project schedule.

·         Project Human Resources Management addresses the essential staffing issues for the project.

·         Project Cost Management covers the cost control methodology. Project Risk Management is a critical area, which identifies the risks, analyses them and plans ways to handle them.

·         Project Quality Management ensures there is a plan for managing, assuring and controlling the project's quality.

·         Project Procurement (Contract) Management covers the essentials of procurement decisions and contract administration principles.

·         Project Communications Management helps participants understand team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups.

The last portion of the Program is dedicated to answering participants' questions and giving a final 1-hour or 100 questions based mock test / sample exam that integrates all modules without separating knowledge areas. This helps evaluate the participants' overall understanding of the concepts presented throughout the Program and prepares them for the actual PMP® exam.


Bring This Program On-Site to Your Organization:

If you have a group of 10-15 for the Project Management Certificate Program, an on-site Program may be cost effective and will ensure fully confidential training. Becoming a PMP® is both a personal and professional accomplishment for your project managers.

Registration Confirmation:

At least 7 days before the start of the course. Registration fee per candidate is (Rs.22, 250 + 10.3 % service tax) only. The fee includes Course materials; lunch, snacks/refreshments and a sample MOCK test from 3,000 strong PM Question Bank.

35-Hour education Certificate:

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all attendees, which shall be presented to PMI® for the     
training in Project Management knowledge areas requirements when required.

Project Management - An Overview

This section gives an overview on project Management and compares it with other management concepts.
In this section it also throws some light on the topic "Project Management as a profession".

Topics include:

  • Introduction to PM & PMI®, USA

  • PM as a profession

  • Hard skills & soft skills

  • PM Software

Project Management - Framework

How an organization structure influences the project and present state of organizations will be detailed in this section. This section also discusses the merits & demerits of the organization.

Topics include:

  • Types of organization 

  • Present state of organization

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Structure

  • What is a Project?

  • Introduction to Knowledge Areas

Project Management - Processes

This section deals with process involved in Project Management to achieve a successful completion of a Project.

Topics include:

  • Project Life Cycle 

  • Project Stakeholders

  • PM Process Groups

  • Overlap of Process Groups

  • Product Vs Project

  • Triple constraints

Module 1

Project Scope Management

This module lays out the steps required to achieving success in all projects. This first phase of the Program details the importance of authorization, scope planning, scope definition, and scope verification and change control.

Topics include:

  • Project Scope planning 

  • Project charter

  • Scope Creep

  • Kick-Off meeting

  • Stakeholder identification

  • Scope of work (SOW)

  • Benefits-Costs Analysis (NPV/ROI)

  •  Work breakdown structure (WBS)

  • Project scope-Validation

  • Scope Change control


Module 2

Project Time Management
Bringing projects “on time” is the greatest challenge for project managers. This module covers the processes required to ensure timely completion, including activity sequencing, duration estimating, schedule development, project network calculations, and schedule control.

Topics include:

  • Bar/GANTT charts

  •  Milestones

  •  Duration estimate methods

  • FS/FF/SS/SF –relations

  •  Lead / Lag

  •   ADM / PDM 

  •  PERT calculations

  • Resource allocation

  • CPM network –Rules for Construction

  • Duration estimating / Slack time

  • Dummy activities

  • Critical Path analysis

  • PM software – Scheduling Capabilities

  • Fast-tracking projects


Module 3

Project Human Resource Management

The ability to manage, motivate and organize people is critical to project success. This module focuses on organizational planning (assigning project roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships), staffing, motivation, leadership, team development and conflict resolution.

Topics include:

  •  Organizational structures suitable for Project Management

  • Organizational goals (MBO/MBE/MBP)

  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).

  • Types of Powers

  •  Manage or Lead 

  • Conflict management techniques

  • Performance evaluation process

  • Maslow’s Motivational theory 

  • Theory X & Theory Y

  • Situational Leadership styles 

  • Project team building

  • Project staffing constraints / policies


Module 4

Project Cost Management

Cost overruns are common and are the most frequent killers of projects. This module focuses on the processes required to complete projects within an approved budget, including resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, accomplishments monitoring, understanding Earned Value Management (EVM), cost control, depreciation and capital budgeting.

Topics include

  • Estimating completion cost (EAC)

  • Cost Estimating methods

  • Project Progress- S-Curves

  • Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Budgeting

  • Life Cycle Costing 

  •  Value Engineering / Value Analysis

  • Contingency Reserves /Management Reserve

  • Cost Accounts


Module 5

Project Risk Management

 Risk management enhances opportunities for success. Understanding risk is one of the most critical components of world-class project management today. This module addresses the important elements of risk management, including: identifying risks, quantifying risks, impact analysis, development of appropriate responses and risk control.

Topics include

  •  Defining risks

  • Risk management process

  • Risk identification

  • Qualitative Risk analysis (Probability-Impact Matrix)

  • Quantitative Risk analysis

  • Probability and Decision trees 

  • Risk Response strategies / methods

  • Expected monetary value

  • Risk vs. life cycle phases

  • Software for Risk management- Discussion


Module 6

Project Quality Management

Every project should be conceived and managed so that it meets or exceeds stakeholders' expectations. This module addresses quality planning, assurance and control processes that should be used by all project managers.

Topics include

  • Quality Planning

  • Quality assurance vs. Quality control

  • Quality standards

  • Process control

  • The cost of Quality

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Common vs. Special cause variations

  • Introduction to Process Capability

  • The seven Tools of TQM -explained

  • Quality Concepts of Deming, Juran, and Crosby

  • Combining Project Management and Quality Management

  •  Sample–Sizing: Acceptance sampling


Module 7

Project Procurement Management

This module presents the major processes used in procurement management, including planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration and contract closeout. Contract negotiations are a critical element in successful project management, encompassing what to procure and when.

Topics include

  • Solicitation planning

  • Soliciting (RFQ / RFP)

  • Contract proposals

  • Types of contracts (FFP/CPF/T&M)

  • Vendor Analysis

  • Contract terminology

  • Contract Change control

  • Contract negotiations

  • Contract administration

  • Contract close -out


Module 8

Project Communications Management

Successful projects require open and clear communications among planners, implementers, and all concerned levels in an organization. This module focuses on the importance of having a communications plan, how information is distributed, progress reporting and what information should be shared with senior management and customers.

Topics include

  •  Communication Barriers

  • Understanding Body languages of project personnel

  • Effective communications

  • Managing project conflicts

  • Interpersonal skills for project managers

  • PMIS

  • Communicating with the customer

  • Communicating with management

  •  Formal vs. informal communications

  • Written, verbal and non-verbal communications


Module 9

Project Integration Management

Organizational success depends upon a deep understanding of the strategies of project management. Project success depends upon utilizing today's sophisticated techniques of project management.

Topics include

  •  Project integration management

  •  Life cycle phases

  • Project management processes

  • Scope/Schedule /Cost baselines

  • Time–Cost integration

  • Organizational policies

  • Role of the project manager/line manager

  • PMIS

  •  Integrated Change Control (CCB)

  •  Corrective actions / lessons learned


SAMPLE PMP® EXAM REVIEW (Sample Exam from IIPM’s 3,000 Question Bank)  

Topics include:

·         PMP® certification registration process -Overview

·         Review of group’s Sample exam / Mock test  (1-Hour or 100 Questions based)

·         Answers to questions from participants

"PMI®", "PMP®" and "PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition®" are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. registered in the United States and other nations. IIPM® is the registered trademark of International Institute of Project Management, Chennai


PMP® EXAM Practice CD

A PMP® Exam CD Developed based on more than 3,000 PMP® questions from various PM Literature / Books for the benefit of course registrants available as part of the course deliverables. This CD has both STUDY MODE (with HINTS and EXPLANATIONS) and EXAM MODE for improving their rate of success.  

PMP® Resource Package  

In addition to the full-fledged training on the PMBOK® Guide-4th Edition, IIPM® strongly recommends to the participants to either purchase or refer to the following books before the final PMP® Exam. Some of these books are recommended by PMI, USA  as "PMP® Resources" for the PMP® Exam.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  (PMBOK® Guide) 4th Edition

Human Resource Skill for the Project Manager

Organizing Projects for Success

Principles of Project Management

Project & Program Risk Management

Project Management Casebook

Effective Project Management: How to Plan, Manage, and Deliver Projects on Time and Within Budget

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Fourth Edition

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Sixth Edition                                    
Earned Value Project Management, Second Edition                                             


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