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This course is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK ® Guide) 6th edition. If seeking PMI certification, learners enrolling in this exam prep course should be planning to sit for PMI's 6th edition exam.

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This completely online and self-paced project management program builds successful project managers at all levels of the organization. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification exam including exam-taking tips, 26 comprehensive module quizzes, five process group tests, and two full-length, 200-question practice exams covering the areas of interest from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK ® Guide), which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.

Learning Outcomes:

• Recognize how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets affect how projects can be managed

• Explain the five stages of a project life cycle and illustrate how these stages can overlap in time

• Demonstrate how to create a project management plan with subsidiary plans for each of the knowledge areas and explain how progressive elaboration and integrated change management can keep these documents effective and relevant

• Explain the overlapping nature of project activities and practice Project Integration Management to coordinate the various project management processes

• Illustrate how a project's various baselines (including scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, procurement, and others) are determined, planned for, and managed

• Recognize how to effectively manage human resources and communicate with all stakeholders

• Explain the key methods used to estimate project schedule and cost at the beginning of a project and to forecast cost and schedule variances at any time during the project

• Identify key project stakeholders and continuously engage them in appropriate project activities

• Describe how the project management knowledge contained in the PMBOK ® Guide can be used in practice

 

* Please note: the individual modules can be taken separately but you will not receive the certificate.

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    Suite Price: $699.00

    Estimated length: 35 hours

    PDUs/Contact Hours: 35 | CEUs: 3.5

    Access Time:  180 Days


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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will explore some of the organizational issues surrounding project management. You will review how different establishments apply project management methodologies and concepts, and examine the connections between project execution and strategic objectives. You will learn how organizational structures affect the application and performance of project management approaches and activities. And you will analyze and assess the critical characteristics that effective project managers must possess to direct and guide work to its successful conclusion.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain what a project is and how it can advance organizational goals

• Describe the relationship of projects to subprojects, programs, portfolios, and operations

• Distinguish between functional organizations and project-oriented organizations and explain how the structure of an organization can affect project processes and activities

• Show how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets can affect project management processes

• Identify the key competencies of successful project managers and describe their roles in specific organizational settings

• Examine the part that project governance plays in ensuring that projects run efficiently and effectively


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1 and 2 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will be introduced to the five project management process groups and 10 project management knowledge areas that PMI® sorts all project activities into. You will become familiar with several different types of project life cycle approaches, and discover the "pre-project" assignments and documents that must be in place before a project can be formally initiated.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the project life cycle and its common trends and patterns

• Differentiate among several life cycle approaches and summarize the characteristics of each one

• Explain the ways in which inputs and outputs of various processes determine the relationship among processes

• Describe the overlapping nature of the interaction between the processes and process groups

• Explain the role of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing

• Identify the 10 knowledge areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Schedule Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, and Project Stakeholder Management

• Recognize that each of the 49 project management processes identified by PMI® can be classified into one knowledge area and one process group

Examine the part that tailoring plays in successful project management


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how processes in the Project Integration Management knowledge area encourage relationships among project processes to keep the project's activities coordinated and on track for success. You will begin to create important project plans and documents that will help you manage, monitor, and control your projects. And you will start to develop thoughts on the actions you will need to take to formally close your project or project phase.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Identify the processes of the Project Integration Management knowledge area

• Describe the inputs, tools, and techniques, and outputs of the knowledge area's component processes

• Use the project charter and project management plan to effectively lead, direct, and execute project management activities

• Monitor project progress and employ an integrated change control methodology to prevent unintended consequences

• Capture project knowledge and lessons learned and apply this information to current and future project work

• Formally close a project, phase, or contract


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 5 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how the processes in the Project Scope Management knowledge area interact with other aspects of the project life cycle in order to shape and define the work for a project. You will learn how to define both project scope and product scope, as well as how to create the scope baseline which acts as a guideline for determining project activities. Additionally, you will learn how to construct a work breakdown structure, how to avoid scope creep, and how to formally accept project deliverables and move on the next steps.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define scope and explain how to create a project scope statement

• Explain the different methods, tools, and techniques for collecting requirements

• Assess the work that needs to be completed for a project to successfully fulfill its objectives

• Create a work breakdown structure and WBS dictionary

• Describe how a requirements traceability matrix can be used to trace project requirements throughout the project's life cycle

• Describe where scope baselines and performance measurement baselines come from and how they are used to evaluate the success of a project through its life cycle

• Complete project review reports and lead meetings


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 6 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will consider how to best plan and schedule activities. You will familiarize yourself with the various techniques used to calculate and analyze activity time estimates, including ways to estimate the duration of activities. And you will create a working project schedule to ensure that the project will be completed as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• List the Project Schedule Management knowledge area component processes

• Define activities using an activity list, activity attributes, and a milestone list

• Discuss various techniques for estimating duration and know when to apply them

• Describe how project activities can be sequenced

• Explain how to control a project's schedule by initiating change requests or employing schedule compression techniques


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 7 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will consider how to best estimate costs for activities and the project overall. These estimates will be used to determine a project budget. You will learn how to manage and control project costs, how to participate in earned value management activities, and how to respond if a project is overrunning its budget.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define cost management and its associated cost management plan

• Explain the various inputs of and methods for estimating activity cost

• Describe how to aggregate activity costs to determine the budget and both periodic and total project funding requirements

• Identify the cost baseline and performance measurement baseline and their importance in earned value management

• Calculate planned value, earned value, actual cost, schedule variance, cost variance, the schedule performance index, and cost performance index

• Explain how baselines, planned value, earned value, and actual cost can be represented in graphic form

• Calculate the budget at completion, estimate at completion, estimate to complete, and the to-complete performance index and use these concepts to forecast the cost requirements of a project

• Identify the warning signs that a project is falling behind schedule or overrunning its budget and explain the various possible responses

• Explain performance-reporting techniques and updates to project documentation

• Recognize the various approaches to project selection, including return on investment and internal rate of return


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 8 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how the project management team ensures that a project will be completed at the level of quality required by all stakeholders. Throughout a project, there will be many inputs to processes from customers, team members, and others in the involved organizations; in this course, you will see how the management team will use those inputs to plan for, execute, and monitor and control quality.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define quality, quality planning, and quality control

• Explain what aspects of quality and quality control need to be decided on and budgeted for in the planning stage

• Construct quality assurance processes that ensure that outcomes will meet the needs that the project was designed for

• Explain how the project management team should balance the cost of quality with its benefits

• Describe how quality processes use statistical sampling, inspection, and visual representations of data to identify defects in products or processes

• Describe what makes a successful team and how project managers can assess and develop their teams and individual workers

• Recognize the similarities and differences among quality tools and techniques, and when and why each can be applied in quality management


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 9 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how to plan for, acquire, and manage the physical and human resources necessary for project completion. You will learn how to acquire and negotiate the best staff, how to define roles and responsibilities in project documentation, and how to employ the essentials of good people management. In addition, you will learn how to facilitate a team environment and supply a project with the appropriate materials, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure needed for success. You will learn how to properly allocate resources on a project and control their utilization.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe how staffing is planned for and acquired in an organization

• Explain how internal and external staff will have different management needs

• Recognize and manage for constraints and limited availability of human resources

• Apply resource optimization techniques to deal with limited human resources

• Identify and choose between the various techniques for visually representing the roles and responsibilities of individuals, teams, and organizations

• Describe what makes a successful team and how project managers can assess and develop their teams and individual workers

• Employ effective people management, including how to motivate and manage teams and how to resolve team conflict

• Identify the general approaches to decision making, and how they might be applied to project scenarios


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 10 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how project management teams can effectively communicate with the project's various stakeholders.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the basic communication models and how these models can be applied to Project Communications Management techniques

• Identify the various inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of Project Communications Management activities

• Explain the basics of effective communication in the context of project management

• Describe the importance of the communications management plan

• Conduct communication requirements analysis to determine how communications will be planned for in the communications management plan

• Identify the different methods and technologies of communication, and explain under which circumstances specific methods and technologies are more likely to be successful

• Explain the conventions of creating performance reports that use variance analysis and forecasting techniques to update stakeholders on the progress of the project


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 11 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will define the core elements of risk management, including the risk register and risk report. You will also understand how different types of risks are identified, analyzed, prioritized, tracked, and quantified in order to complete project activities on budget and on schedule.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define risk and explain how it can impact a project

• Identify the components of the risk management plan, risk register, and risk report and their relationship to the project management plan

• Describe the techniques involved in risk identification and analysis

• Explain how the probability and impact of risk can be assessed and how risk events can be prioritized

• Recognize the difference between qualitative risk analysis and quantitative risk analysis and explain when either or both should be used

• Recognize the difference between individual project risks and overall project risks and describe how to respond to each

• Describe how to make project decisions when outcomes are complex and are affected by uncertainty

• Explain how risk planning, risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and controlling are related

• Employ various strategies to respond to positive and negative risks

• Explain the Monitor Risks process and recognize that risks must be monitored throughout the project life cycle


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 12 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you'll learn how to create a cohesive procurement management approach to guide all details of project procurement. You'll select the appropriate contract or agreement type for each procurement transaction and work with selected sellers to guarantee results. You'll also monitor and control all activities and actions for products, services, and results acquired from outside of the project team.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define procurement within the context of a project

• Describe the elements of a procurement management plan

• Explain the various roles and responsibilities of buyers and sellers

• Compare contract types and analyze make-or-buy decisions

• Discuss the techniques that contribute to effective project procurement documents

• Identify common criteria for selecting sellers

• Describe the activities involved in controlling procurements and ensuring that sellers are on track to complete deliverables that conform to project requirements

• Explain the importance of negotiating for a suitable contract and ensuring that any changes to the procurement requirements are well-documented

• Describe the circumstances under which project procurements can be closed


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 13 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn about how to effectively identify project stakeholders and involve them throughout the project to enhance the prospects for success.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Clarify the role of stakeholders such as the project sponsor in determining general and specific details of the project charter

• Identify the individuals, groups, and organizations associated with a project to ensure that all needs and expectations will be considered and evaluated

• Use classification models, such as the power/interest grid and salience model, to categorize stakeholders and consider their impact on the project

• Create stakeholder management strategies to maximize positive stakeholder impacts and minimize negative stakeholder impacts

• Identify gaps between current and desired levels of engagement and incorporate strategies to bring these conditions into alignment

• Employ interpersonal and management skills to address and manage conflicts among stakeholders

• Nurture engagement activities to help the project meet its objectives and satisfy all acceptance criteria

• Explain the importance of negotiating for a suitable contract and ensuring that any changes to the procurement requirements are well-documented

• Modify engagement strategies to ensure that they continue to be effective


Course Price: $79

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. It contains five process group assessments, as well as two 200-question practice exams, which cover the PMI® standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The practice exams provide a comprehensive review of the PMBOK® Guide. You will also review key strategies for preparing for the PMP® Exam.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.

Learning Outcomes:

• Summarize the structure and requirements of the PMP® Exam

• Explain and apply the key concepts found in the Project Management Institute's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

• Describe ways to improve your performance on the PMP® Exam

• Use checklists to quickly review the major areas of knowledge on the PMP® Exam

• Begin your preparation for the PMP® Exam with confidence


Course Price: $99

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3.5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

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This course is designed for adult learners who are interested in preparing for PMI®'s PMP® Exam.

 
 

Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.

 
 

This course requires the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.

 

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

 

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 

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