Course Detail: COBPMP - PMP Exam Prep Workshop
Course Overview: "Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. This means skilled project managers are in high demand." Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications are recognized worldwide. This workshop will prepare participants to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. It is not intended to teach you how to be a project manager since you need some project management experience or education before you apply to sit for the exam. The format of the workshop will be a hybrid of primarily face-to-face instruction and instructor-led virtual portions.
The workshop will cover the topics outlined in each of the three Domains (People, Process and Business Environment) being covered in the exam released in January 2021. This will include crucial project management concepts and formulas. Tips and techniques will be provided on how to be successful when sitting for the exam. Practice exam questions will be used to help participants familiarize themselves with the question formats. Finally, a customized study plan will be developed for participants to guide them to exam day.
Why do you need it: The PMP certification can increase your professional credibility and is recognized internationally. The CIO journal lists PMP as one of the top project management certification for 2020
Who should take it: Those who have a 4-year degree and 3 years experience leading projects.
What can you expect: The workshop instructor will lecture using selected resources that will be provided to participants who will need to read them. Participants will also participate in exercises and take practice exams. Time will be included to allow participants to ask questions.
Materials Included: All course material will be provided to the participant. If the participant is a member of PMI or already has some of the materials listed below, then they need to indicate that during registration:
- A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 6th Edition
- An Introduction to Project Management, 6th Edition
- Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep - 10th Edition
- Rita Mulcahy's Hot Topics PMP Exam Flashcards - 10th Edition
About the Instructor
April H. Reed has been a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1999 and is a certified Scrum Master (CSM). She began her career as a programmer, systems analyst and then project manager. As a project manager she led projects such as: Software Implementation, CMMI standards program implementation, Networking upgrades, RFP for lockbox processing software and imaging equipment, and the move a back office operation.
April conducts research on project risk, project management simulations and hybrid project processes. She has several published articles on project management topics in journals such as: International Journal of Project Management and International Journal of Information Technology Management.
At ECU, April currently teaches graduate level project management courses on processes, tools and techniques in the project management life cycle, Agile project management, and project manager soft skills.