PrestoPrep PMP Bootcamp Outline

PrestoPrep PMP Bootcamp Outline

Our approach is different and here’s why:

Yes, you’ll cover all the material you’ll need to pass the PMP exam. We’ll do in a way that makes the best use of your time in preparing. If you prefer a straight path, the way everyone else tends to go, straight through the material, PrestoPrep is not for you. If you’re OK with making a few adjustments to get you to your goal quicker, easier and more solidly, please read on.

Since the PMP exam is scored by process group (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing) that is how we are going to teach you the material. The PMP exam also weights Executing more heavily than any other process group, 30% of the exam. Monitoring & Controlling is second highest at 25%, followed by Planning at 24%. Initiating and Closing round out the scoring at 13% and 8% each. If you follow the PMBOK Guide, you’ll cover the 10 knowledge areas and not be aware that this is NOT how you’ll be tested. It’s like training for a marathon only to learn the day of the race that you’ll be swimming those miles instead of running them. Not fair! And over half of the 47 processes you’ll be tested on are in the planning process group, making the bulk of the PMBOK Guide relevant to only 24% of the exam. Ouch!

We train according to how you’ll be tested so you get what you came for with the least amount of stress. We give you practice comparing concepts, contrasting them with related concepts in other processes so you’ll be able to pick which tool, which definition best fits a given scenario. This is what the actual PMP exam does. It makes sure you’re not only aware of the basic definition of hundreds of project management practices but you also know when each is most applicable. True, this journey is arduous, tough, and tedious at times, but we have ironed out the rough spots for you and give you a path that works.

Here’s how we get you prepped, keep you sane:

Day One
Applying for the PMP exam on PMI.org
Scheduling your exam at Prometric.com
Pre-test & debrief — personal notes on how to score well
Project management concepts
Life-cycles, phasing and organizational structures
Ethics & social responsiblity
Appendix X3 – Interpersonal Skills
Quiz #1
Overview of process groups
PMBOK Guide — Annex A
Drills on 47 processes in the project management framework
A logical flow of major processes:

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Develop Project Plan (& subsidiary plans)
  • Direct & Manage Project Work
  • Acquire, Develop, and Manage Project Team
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Monitor & Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Quality Assurance, Control Quality, Validate Scope
  • Close contracts
  • Close phase(s) and project

Quiz #2
Executing processes, 30% of the exam
Direct & Manage Project Work
Manage Communications
Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Quiz #3
Quality Assurance vs. Control Quality
Quiz #4
Acquire Project Team
Develop Project Team
Manage Project Team
Quiz #5

Day Two
Review of material from Day One
Conduct Procurements
Quiz #6
Monitor & Control processes, 25% of the exam
Monitor & Control project work
Perform Integrated Change Control
Control Scope
Control Schedule
Control Cost
Quiz #7
Earned Value Management
Quiz #8
Control Communications
Control Stakeholder Engagement
Quiz #9
Control Risks
Control Procurements
Quiz #10
Validate Scope
Quiz #11
Planning processes, 24% of the exam
Develop Project Management Plan
Subsidiary Plans:

  • Plan Scope Management
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Plan Cost Management
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Plan Human Resource Management
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Plan Stakeholder Management

Quiz #12
Establishing Scope

  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS

Quiz #13

Day Three
Estimating Time & Costs

  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Duration
  • Estimate Costs

Quiz #14
Develop Schedule
Determine Budget
Quiz #15
Risks = Uncertainties

  • Identify Risks
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis

Quiz #16
Plan Risk Responses
Quiz #17
Plan Procurements
Quiz #18
Formulae for the exam
Quiz #19
Critical Path Method
Quiz #20
Initiating processes, 13% of the exam
Develop Project Charter
Identify Stakeholders
Closing processes, 8% of the exam
Close procurements
Close phase(s) & project
Quiz #21

Day Four
Trial Run: 4-hour PMP practice Exam
Debrief
What to expect the day of your exam

  • Prometric procedures
  • Tips for better exam performance

After-course support
Maintaining your PMP credential
Course evaluations
Course closure