PMP Exam Prep Course Preview

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PMP exam pre-requisites and other information; and Knowledge Method course features and courseware (original materials from RMC Project Management, Inc.)

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PMP Exam Prep Course Preview

  1. 1. PMP Exampreparation tips & course preview 8 March 2007 1
  2. 2. AgendaAbout This SessionProject Management & PMP®PMP Exam Preparation Tips ®PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ®PMP Exam Prep Course Preview ® 2
  3. 3. About This Session• You already know... in case you do not... - PM Project Management - PMI Project Management Institute - PMP ® Project Management Professional - PMP Exam ® You need to pass an Exam to get PMP - PMP Exam Prep ® Prepare for your PMP Exam ! 3
  4. 4. AgendaAbout This SessionProject Management & PMP®PMP Exam Preparation Tips ®PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ®PMP Exam Prep Course Preview ® 4
  5. 5. Project Management & PMP ®• Career in Project Management• Project Management in YOUR Career• PMP Credential ®• PMP Pre-Requisite ® 5
  6. 6. Project Management & PMP® Career in Project Management• 2006 Top “in-demand” Jobs in Asia (source: Adecco, DP Search, Hudson, Singapore Computer Society) ➡ PROJECT MANAGER• 2006 Top IT Jobs in Singapore, Malaysia, India (source: JobStreet.com, ZDNet Asia) ➡ PROJECT MANAGER• “... short supply of qualified project managers in India and China; projects are getting bigger and more complex, more multinational and more multicultural. As projects become more dissimilar, project management will help.” ~ Forbes Asia 6
  7. 7. Project Management & PMP®Project Management in YOUR Career• Project office administration• Product launch• Organize marketing event• Conduct “lessons learned” workshop• Office relocation ... etc 7
  8. 8. How to Standout? 8
  9. 9. Project Management & PMP® PMP Credential ®• Project Management Professional (PMP ) ® Issued by Project Management Institute (PMI)• Globally Recognized Professional Credential• CertCities.com 10 Hottest Certifications Ranked 4th Ranked 10th Ranked 10th 9
  10. 10. Project Management & PMP® PMP Pre-Requisite ®• Knowledge + Experience ➨ PMP ® Credential Educational ExperientialRequirements + Requirements ➨ Examination PM Education Educational Background Exam Registration Total PM Experience Exam Scope & Format PM Knowledge Areas After the Exam References 10
  11. 11. Project Management & PMP® PMP Pre-Requisite ®• Educational Requirements • 35 hours Project Management Education • Training attended before apply for PMP ® Exam PMP Exam Prep Course University / College Academic Programs PM Courses by Training Providers X Self-study 11
  12. 12. Project Management & PMP® PMP Pre-Requisite ®• Experiential Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree Background 36 months non-overlapping PM experience 4,500 hours managing projects * experience in 5 PM Process Groups • College / High School Diploma Background 60 months non-overlapping PM experience 7,500 hours managing projects * experience in 5 PM Process Groups * leading and directing projects in PMI context 12
  13. 13. Project Management & PMP® PMP Pre-Requisite ®• Submit PMP Application Form (use online) ® Personal details and education background Project experience verification form Education form• Approval from PMI (within 5 working days)• Attend PMP Exam Prep Course (optional) ®• Book Exam Date (online)• Follow Study Plan and PASS PMP EXAM ! ® 13
  14. 14. Project Management & PMP® PMP Application ®• Must Take Exam Within ONE Year from Approval Date• Exam Fees: US$ 405 for PMI members US$ 555 for non-PMI members• Re-Exam Fees: US$ 275 for PMI members US$ 375 for non-PMI members• Yearly PMI Membership: US$ 119 14
  15. 15. AgendaAbout This SessionProject Management & PMP®PMP Exam Preparation Tips ®PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ®PMP Exam Prep Course Preview ® 15
  16. 16. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® PMP Exam Format ®• Complete 200 MCQ within 4 hours• 25 “Pretest Qs” randomly placed Does not affect the overall score... but you don’t know which questions they are!• Computer Based Testing• Score 61% and above to PASS 106 correct out of 175 scored questions 16
  17. 17. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® Important Points on PMP Exam®• Not a test of the info in PMBOK ®• Cannot rely on only real-world experience• Professional PM training based on PMBOK is ® critical 17
  18. 18. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® Types of Exam Questions• Situational questions• Questions seems have two or more right answers• Questions with extraneous information• Out-of-the-blue questions• Questions where understanding is important• Questions with new approach to known topic 18
  19. 19. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® Keys to Answering Exam Questions• Not memorize - knowledge, application and analysis• Real-world experience using PM techniques• Read PMBOK Guide ®• PMI-ism• Familiar with different question types• Practice interpreting ambiguous questions• Practice picking an answer• Question cannot answer... get used to it! 19
  20. 20. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® Common MisconceptionX I should be able to answer almost all questions correctlyX I need to memorize the inputs and outputs from the PMBOK Guide ®X PMBOK Guide is not real-world ®X I should answer each question in sequence 20
  21. 21. PMP Exam Preparation Tips ® More Tips• Find the Gaps in Your Knowledge Regarding Executing, Monitoring and Controlling !• Assume You Have Properly Planned the Project !• Get Familiar with How Questions Are Asked ! 21
  22. 22. AgendaAbout This SessionProject Management & PMP®PMP Exam Preparation Tips ®PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ®PMP Exam Prep Course Preview ® 22
  23. 23. PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ® PMP Exam Prep Sy!em ®All you need for exampreparation: Hot Rita Mulcahy, PMP Topics ®• PMP Exam Prep book “Let me help fill the gaps in your knowledge!” J. Davidson Frame, Ph.D., PMP Past PMI Director of Certification US $89.00 World Renowned PM Author, Trainer and Speaker• PM FASTrack exam simulation software• Hot Topics flashcards 23
  24. 24. PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ® PMP Exam Prep Sy!em ® Rita Mulcahy, PMP J. Davidson Frame, Ph.D., PMP Past PMI Director of Certification “Let me help fill the gaps in your knowledge!” US $89.00 World Renowned PM Author, Trainer and Speakersource: Amazon.com on 7 March 2007 24
  25. 25. PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ® PMP Exam Prep Sy!em ®PM FASTrack the like• Exam simulation software Just am! l ex ctua• > 1,400 questions• 6 testing modes a• Automatic question bank updates• Comprehensive score reporting• More difficult questions 25
  26. 26. PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ® PMP Exam Prep Sy!em ® HotHot Topics Flashcards Topics• Portable• Review important terms boo k or and concepts I n flip ats!• Fits in your busy schedule CD form a udio 26
  27. 27. PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ® PMP Exam Prep Sy!em ®Recommended Study Plan• Answer 20 questions in each process group and knowledge area• Focus on chapters with most error• Review Quicktest terms and Hot Topics after each chapter• Form study group (3-4 people), meet for 1 hour per chapter• Research questions in doubt, refer to PMP Exam Prep Book• Take FASTrack PMP simulation exams until score over 85%• Use Hot Topics to revise• Pass the Exam and Celebrate! 27
  28. 28. AgendaAbout This SessionProject Management & PMP®PMP Exam Preparation Tips ®PMP Exam Prep System Reveal ®PMP Exam Prep Course Preview ® 28
  29. 29. PMP® Exam Prep Course PreviewPMP Exam Prep C"rse ®Course Features Decrease your study time to between 8 to 40 hours Focused training on most difficult areas for students Know the secrets to pass the exam Have a personalized study plan Learn what you do not know 29
  30. 30. PMP® Exam Prep Course PreviewPMP Exam Prep C"rse ®What You Can Expect From The Course An Overview of the exam Detailed coverage of the PM processes and framework Understanding how PMP exam questions are written Tricks for shortening your study time Reasons people fail the exam Exercises to help understand, memorize and conceptualize the information to pass the exam 30
  31. 31. PMP® Exam Prep Course Preview PMP Exam Prep C"rse ® Courseware Entire PMP Exam Prep System Supplementary materials not available to public Prework website access (pre-course preparation) JumpStart Procurement Worksheet (pre-course) Rita Mulcahy, PMP Hot Topics J. Davidson Frame, Ph.D., PMP Past PMI Director of Certification “Let me help fill thegaps in your knowledge!” US $89.00 World Renowned PM Author, Trainer and Speaker 31
  32. 32. Some useful links - RMC Project Management www.rmcproject.com click on “Free Stuff” Knowledge Method www.knowledgemethod.com click on “Courses” for the scheduled PMP Exam Prep classes Project Management Institute (PMI) www.pmi.org 32
  33. 33. Questions? 33
  34. 34. Thank You and Good Luck! Be at the Forefront of Project Management 34

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