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The PMP® is the most in-demand project management certification today and one of our most popular project management courses. Recognized by organizations worldwide, PMP certification validates your competence to perform in the role of a project manager — leading and directing projects and teams. In this Project Management Professional (PMP)® training course, you gain a deep understanding of essential terminology and knowledge areas that make up the PMBOK® Guide to prepare you to pass the PMP certification exam.

Key Features of this PMP Training Course

  • Learning Tree PMP Exam Prep 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Instructor-led training by real-world PMP certified practitioners
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • PMBOK® Guide (Fifth Edition) included
  • >1000 practice exam questions
  • 35 hours of instructor-led training
  • Earn 35 PDUs endorsed by Project Management Institute

Important Course Information

PMP Training Course Description

In this PMP certification training course, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare to pass the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam while completing the required 35 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate process groups and knowledge areas from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Analyze the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes

Through concentrated practice exams and activities, you learn essential Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) terminology, tools and techniques, as well as the specialized elements beyond the PMBOK® Guide required to pass the exam. Some overnight study is required to prepare for the daily practice exams. You will leave this course having created a personalized study plan designed for ultimate exam success.

Requirements/Recommended Experience

This course is valuable for experienced project managers who are planning to take the PMP soon. At least three years’ experience as a project manager and related project management training is assumed prior to taking this course.

Additionally, you must earn 35 PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs) to take the PMP exam. This course provides the 35 required PMI PDUs for candidates to be eligible to take the PMP exam.

Who Should Attend This PMP Class

  • Anyone meeting the requirements to take the PMP exam to get PMP certified
  • Typical job roles include: Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors

PMBOK Sixth Edition — Coming Soon

The PMP exam is currently based on the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide. PMI will be releasing the Sixth Edition Exam beginning on March 26, 2018. Beginning on February 26th, Learning Tree will be offering training on the new exam.

All-Inclusive: Learning Tree PMP Exam Prep Guarantee, After-Course Coaching

Learning Tree is with you from the beginning of your planning until you pass your PMP exam. This PMP training course includes Unlimited FREE course retakes, plus coaching with your instructor to help you prepare for your exam or answer real-world project management challenges.

Project/Program Management Learning Path

This course is part of Learning Tree’s Project/Program Learning Path. Chart your course to success today. View Learning Tree’s Project/Program Management Learning Path ›

PMP FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Am I eligible for PMP certification?

There are two categories for PMP eligibility:

  • Category 1:
    • Candidate holds a Bachelor's degree
    • Candidate must have at least 4,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)
  • Category 2:
    • Candidate possesses a high school diploma but no other higher-level education degree
    • Candidate must have at least 7,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)

This course satisfies the requirement of 35 PDUs to take the PMP exam.

How do I become PMP certified?

To earn this certification, you must satisfy the PMP eligibility requirements, as well as take and pass the four-hour PMP exam, comprised of 200 multiple choice questions. To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. Learning Tree can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses ›

How do I get PMP certification online?

Schedules are busy, but PMP training online makes it easy to up-level your career. If you need PMP online training, we’ve got you covered. Our AnyWare course delivery option gives you the advantages of a live classroom right from the comfort of your computer screen – no matter where you are.

Please note that while our PMP training is available online, the exam is scheduled with and proctored in person through Prometric.

What industry credits can I earn for this course?

This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications.

How do I obtain PDUs for this course?

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI. To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU Resources System.

  1. Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. At the bottom of this page, locate the activity number associated with your course in the chart, ex. 00A276
  4. Search activity number on the PMI site
  5. Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  6. Fill in the date started and date completed
  7. Click on the box agreeing this claim is accurate and then submit
Learning Tree REP Number: 1154
Course 276 Activity Number: A00276
How do I register for the PMP exam?

The first step to registering for the exam is submitting an application to PMI. One of the requirements to take the exam is taking a training course worth 35 PDUs, which this course satisfies. Once this course is purchased, attendees will have access to everything they need to start the application process with PMI through their My Learning Tree account. Once PMI accepts an application, certification candidates can register for the exam with a Prometric testing location.

Is PMP certification worth it?

According to a survey conducted by PMI, individuals with PMP certification earn on average a 20% higher salary than those without certification. Additionally, when at least one-third of project managers in an organization are PMP certified, that organization can expect more projects to be completed on time, within budget.

How should I prepare for PMP certification?

Though you can study and prepare for the PMP exam on your own, Learning Tree’s PMP certification exam prep course helps you prepare for success in two important ways:

  1. Our expert instructors will guide you in designing a personal study plan tailored to your needs, so you can prep with confidence — a real differentiator among PMP classes.
  2. With Learning Tree’s PMP Exam Prep Guarantee, you get unlimited free course retakes to ensure your success. Plus, you can take advantage of your after-course coaching session to ask follow-up questions as you prepare or seek assistance on your actual projects.
How much time is spent on each topic?
Topic Hours
Practice exams/situational analysis and PMP-style questions (built in below) 11
Project Management Overview 3.0
Organizational Influences 2.5
Project Management Processes 2.0
Integration Management 3.0
Scope Management 3.0
Time Management 4.5
Cost Management 3.0
Quality Management 3.0
Human Resource Management 5.5
Communications Management 2.0
Risk Management 3.0
Procurement Management 2.0
Stakeholder Management 1.0
PMI and Becoming a PMP 1.5

Times, including the workshops, are estimates; exact times may vary according to the needs of each class.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

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

  • Key terms and the project life cycle
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) and Organizational Process Assets (OPAs)
  • Organizational structure and influences
  • Mapping the interrelationships of the ten knowledge areas to the five process groups
  • Project Integration and Scope Management

Identifying and integrating processes and activities

  • Identifying a new project, business case and strategy
  • Defining and coordinating all subsidiary plans
  • Change-control and configuration management
  • Determining key deliverables and conducting benefit analysis

Defining, validating and controlling the scope

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Creating the WBS and setting the baseline
  • Project Time and Cost Management

Time management

  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating activity resources and durations with analogous, parametric and three-point techniques
  • Developing the schedule with PDM, ADM and CDM diagrams

Determining the cost baseline and applying Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Identifying costs and calculating performance baseline
  • Assessing EVM key dimensions, variances and indices
  • Forecasting with EVM
  • Performance reporting
  • Project Quality Management

Implementing systems for quality

  • Preventing nonconformance through Cost of Quality (CoQ)
  • Performing continuous improvements

Tools and techniques to study

  • Planning for quality using statistical tools
  • Implementing quality metrics and audits
  • Project Human Resource, Communications and Stakeholder Management

Developing the plan and acquiring the team

  • Creating hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI)
  • Developing the team: team building, Tuckman model, recognition and rewards
  • Motivational theories and conflict resolution techniques

Efficiently communicating with stakeholders

  • Distributing information with communication models
  • Applying communication theory and the levels of power

Managing stakeholder engagements

  • Identifying and analyzing stakeholders, and managing their expectations
  • Increasing support and minimizing resistance
  • Project Risk and Procurement Management

Assessing project risks

  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Evaluating Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

Exam-relevant tools and techniques

  • Developing threat/opportunity response strategies
  • Reassessing and controlling risks

Procurement management

  • Performing make-or-buy analysis
  • Formally accepting the product and closing the project
  • Planning for the Exam

Preparing for test day

  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Conquering exam apprehension

Personalizing your study plan

  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Optimizing your study time and focus
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Balancing the interest of all stakeholders
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PMP FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Am I eligible for PMP certification?

There are two categories for PMP eligibility:

  • Category 1:
    • Candidate holds a Bachelor's degree
    • Candidate must have at least 4,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)
  • Category 2:
    • Candidate possesses a high school diploma but no other higher-level education degree
    • Candidate must have at least 7,500 hours of project management experience within five process groups
    • Candidate must have completed at least 35 PDUs from a PMI REP (provided by this course)

This course satisfies the requirement of 35 PDUs to sit the PMP exam.

How do I become PMP certified?

To earn this certification, you must satisfy the PMP eligibility requirements, as well as take and pass the four-hour PMP exam, comprised of 200 multiple choice questions. To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. Learning Tree can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses ›

How do I get PMP certification online?

Schedules are busy, but PMP training online makes it easy to up-level your career. If you need PMP online training, we’ve got you covered. Our AnyWare course delivery option gives you the advantages of a live classroom right from the comfort of your computer screen – no matter where you are.

Please note that while our PMP training is available online, the exam is scheduled with and proctored in person through Prometric.

What industry credits can I earn for this course?

This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications.

How do I obtain PDUs for this course?

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI. To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU Resources System.

  1. Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. At the bottom of this page, locate the activity number associated with your course in the chart, ex. 00A276
  4. Search activity number on the PMI site
  5. Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  6. Fill in the date started and date completed
  7. Click on the box agreeing this claim is accurate and then submit
Learning Tree REP Number: 1154
Course 276 Activity Number: A00276

How do I register for the PMP exam?

The first step to registering for the exam is submitting an application to PMI. One of the requirements to sit the exam is taking a training course worth 35 PDUs, which this course satisfies. Once this course is purchased, attendees will have access to everything they need to start the application process with PMI through their My Learning Tree account. Once PMI accepts an application, certification candidates can register for the exam with a Prometric testing location.

Is PMP certification worth it?

According to a survey conducted by PMI, individuals with PMP certification earn on average a 20% higher salary than those without certification. Additionally, when at least one-third of project managers in an organization are PMP certified, that organization can expect more projects to be completed on time, within budget.

How should I prepare for PMP certification?

Though you can study and prepare for the PMP exam on your own, Learning Tree’s PMP certification exam prep course helps you prepare for success in two important ways:

  1. Our expert instructors will guide you in designing a personal study plan tailored to your needs, so you can prep with confidence — a real differentiator among PMP classes.
  2. With Learning Tree’s PMP Exam Prep Guarantee, you get unlimited free course retakes to ensure your success. Plus, you can take advantage of your after-course coaching session to ask follow-up questions as you prepare or seek assistance on your actual projects.

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 35 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 35 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 25 PDUs
Leadership : 6 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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