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Project Management Professional (PMP©)

 Examination Preparation and Review

Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

Course Cost: ZAR 7,999*

( United States Dollars: $530 )

* ZAR 7,999 Without Book, Included price ZAR 8,999

The option to pay for this course in installments is available.

In 2023, we will start accommodating international professionals by offering course options in their local time zones based on location. For more information, go to the 'Request Quotation' page. 

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What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Evening Sessions

Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.

Attending International Professionals

For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences

About This Course

This course has been accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Attending professionals will earn 5 ECSA CPD Points and recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Holders of the PMI Certificate will be eligible for 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs). Attending Professionals will also receive:
 

  • An e-book version of the book PMP Project Management Professional Practice Tests: 2021 Exam Update 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition by Kim Heldman and Vanina Mangano with 1000 exam questions.

  • Course Material and handouts


The course on PMP Examination will cover the globally recognized standard for project management professionals, the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. It will assess individuals' knowledge and skills in areas such as initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects. The course will also compare the PMP exam to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, which is another globally recognized standard for project management published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition, the course will cover key terms and concepts in project management, such as the project charter, work breakdown structure, and critical path. It will also introduce students to the principles of project management, including the triple constraint (time, cost, scope), project stakeholder management, and project governance. The course will delve into the different phases of a project, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing, as well as the different types of project life cycles. It will also focus on how projects can deliver value to stakeholders and cover the business environment in which projects are conducted. The course will delve into the specific processes involved in managing a project, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing, and the tools and techniques used in each process. It will also cover how to integrate different project plans, define and document the scope of a project, create a project schedule, develop a budget for a project, ensure quality standards are met, identify and allocate resources, and execute and monitor the project. Finally, the course will cover how to close a project and conduct a post-project review.

 

The course is based on:

  • The PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition (2021)

  • Process Groups: A Practical Guide (2022).

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Content Outline – January 2021

The PMBOK Guide is an internationally recognized guide for the project management profession. It provides a standard framework for managing projects and includes guidelines for project planning, execution, and control. The PMBOK guide is updated periodically to reflect the latest best practices in project management.

Holding the PMP certification is a widely recognized indicator of a project manager's knowledge and skills. To become PMP certified, individuals must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the PMP certification exam, which is based on the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Content Outline – January 2021.

Earning a PMP certification can provide numerous benefits, including increased credibility, higher salary potential, greater job opportunities, improved project management skills, and increased professional mobility. It can be a valuable investment in your professional development and career prospects.

  1. Increased credibility: PMP certification is international recognized as a marker of professional competence in the field of project management. By earning your PMP, you can demonstrate to potential employers, clients, and stakeholders that you have the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage projects effectively.

  2. Higher salary potential: According to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) 2020 Project Management Salary Survey, PMP certified project managers earned, on average, 20% more than their non-certified counterparts.

  3. Greater job opportunities: Many organizations prefer to hire PMP certified project managers, as the certification is seen as an indicator of a candidate's ability to deliver projects successfully.

  4. Improved project management skills: To earn your PMP, you must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the PMBOK Guide, which covers the best practices in project management. By studying for and earning your PMP, you can deepen your knowledge and understanding of these best practices and become a more effective project manager.

  5. Increased professional mobility: PMP certification is internationally recognized, which can make it easier for you to transition to a new job or work on projects in different countries.

Overall, earning a PMP certification can be a valuable investment in your professional development and career prospects.


Who should do the PMP Certification Course
 

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is intended for individuals who have a certain level of education and experience in project management. To be eligible to take the PMP certification exam, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: A bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) and at least 4,500 hours of project management experience, OR A high school diploma (or the equivalent) and at least 7,500 hours of project management experience.

  2. Project management experience: Applicants must have experience leading and directing projects, including experience in all five of the project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing).

  3. Project management education: Applicants must have completed 35 hours of project management education. This can be obtained through courses, workshops, or degree programs.

Overall, the PMP certification is suitable for individuals who have a strong foundation in project management and are looking to advance their careers or demonstrate their professional expertise to potential employers or clients. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in pursuing a career in project management, the PMP certification may be a good fit for you.

A detailed look at the course outline and contents that will be covered.

  • PMP Examination: This course will cover the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, which is a globally recognized standard for project management professionals. It will assess the knowledge and skills of individuals in areas such as initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.

  • PMBOK Comparison: This section of the course will compare the PMP exam and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, which is a globally recognized standard for project management published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It will cover the similarities and differences between the two and how they relate to each other.

  • Key Terms and Concepts: This part of the course will cover important terms and concepts related to project management, such as project charter, work breakdown structure, and critical path.

  • Project Management Principles: This section of the course will introduce students to the principles of project management, including the triple constraint (time, cost, scope), project stakeholder management, and project governance.

  • Project Life Cycles: This part of the course will cover the different phases of a project, such as initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It will also discuss the different types of project life cycles, such as linear, incremental, and agile.

  • Value Delivery: This section will focus on how projects can deliver value to stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, and employees. It will cover concepts such as value proposition, value stream mapping, and value engineering.

  • Business Environment Domain: This part of the course will cover the business environment in which projects are conducted, including external factors such as economic conditions and competitive landscape. It will also cover how to analyze and understand the business environment in order to inform project decisions.

  • Project Management Processes: This section of the course will delve into the specific processes involved in managing a project, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It will also cover tools and techniques used in each process, such as cost estimation and risk assessment.

  • Initiating the Project: This part of the course will cover the steps involved in starting a new project, including defining the project scope and objectives, identifying stakeholders, and obtaining approval to proceed.

  • Integrating Project Planning: This section will focus on how to integrate different project plans, such as scope, schedule, cost, and quality, into a cohesive whole. It will also cover how to align project plans with the overall business strategy.

  • Scope Planning: This part of the course will cover how to define and document the scope of a project, including the deliverables, milestones, and constraints. It will also cover tools such as scope statements and scope baselines.

  • Schedule Planning: This part of the course will cover how to create a project schedule, including identifying and sequencing tasks, estimating duration, and allocating resources. It will also cover tools such as Gantt charts and PERT diagrams.

  • Cost Planning: This section will focus on how to develop a budget for a project, including estimating costs, allocating resources, and tracking expenditures. It will also cover concepts such as cost of quality and cost variance.

  • Quality Planning: This part of the course will cover how to ensure that a project meets quality standards, including establishing quality criteria, performing quality checks, and taking corrective action as needed. It will also cover tools such as quality control charts and Six Sigma.

  • Resource Planning: This section will cover how to identify and allocate the resources needed to complete a project, including human resources, materials, and equipment. It will also cover concepts such as resource leveling and resource allocation.

  • Communication Planning: This part of the course will focus on how to plan and execute effective communication with project stakeholders, including team members, customers, and upper management. It will cover topics such as communication channels, frequency, and messaging.

  • Risk Planning: This section will cover how to identify, assess, and mitigate risks in a project. It will include tools such as risk registers and risk response plans.

  • Procurement Planning: This part of the course will cover how to plan and manage the acquisition of goods and services needed for a project, including developing a procurement plan, issuing Request for Proposals (RFPs), and selecting suppliers. It will also cover concepts such as vendor evaluation and contract management.

  • Stakeholder Engagement Planning: This section of the course will focus on how to identify and engage stakeholders in a project, including understanding their needs and expectations, and communicating with them throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Direct and Manage project Work: This part of the course will cover the day-to-day management of a project, including coordinating team members, monitoring progress, and making adjustments as needed. It will also cover tools such as earned value analysis and project status reports.

  • Monitoring and controlling Project work: This section will cover how to track and control the progress of a project, including monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs), identifying deviations from the plan, and taking corrective action. It will also cover tools such as change control processes and progress reports.

  • Project Close-out: This section will focus on how to wrap up a project, including completing all remaining work, conducting a final review, and delivering the final deliverables to stakeholders.

  • Project Performance Domains: This part of the course will cover how to measure and improve the performance of a project, including key performance indicators (KPIs) and performance metrics. It will also cover concepts such as performance gap analysis and root cause analysis.

  • Tailoring: This section of the course will cover how to customize project management processes and techniques to fit the specific needs and constraints of a project.

  • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: This part of the course will cover the ethical standards and principles that project managers should follow, including honesty, integrity, and respect for others. It will also cover topics such as conflict of interest and confidentiality.

A quick look at the future job outlook for PMP Certificate Holders
 

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a widely recognized credential in the field of project management, and it is likely to remain so in the future. As organizations continue to rely on projects to achieve their strategic goals, the demand for skilled project managers is likely to remain strong. Holding a PMP certification can demonstrate to potential employers and clients that you have the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage projects effectively, which can be valuable in securing job opportunities and advancing your career.

That being said, the field of project management is constantly evolving, and it is important for PMP certified professionals to stay current with the latest best practices and trends. The Project Management Institute (PMI), which administers the PMP certification, regularly updates the PMBOK Guide, which serves as the basis for the PMP certification exam. To maintain their PMP certification, individuals must complete continuing education units (PDUs) and adhere to PMI's code of ethics.

Overall, the future of the PMP certification looks bright, and it is likely to remain a valuable and sought-after credential in the field of project management.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job. 

Upon completing this course, attendees will be able to utilize the best practices in project management, as recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), to effectively manage their projects. This course also aims to help attendees prepare for and pass the PMP certification exam.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
 

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Project Management.

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 5 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 30 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. 

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.

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What's included in this course

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5 ECSA CPD Points

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development

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Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the  course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.

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Live Online Training

A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended

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Instalment Option

The option to pay for this course in three installments is available for professionals. The full balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the start of the course. If the balance is not paid before the start of the course, the delegate will not be permitted to attend the course and no refunds will be issued. It is important to note that all installment options are non-refundable.

Please note that the installment option is only valid for professionals who register for the course more than two months in advance. If you register for the course less than three months in advance and have only one month remaining until the start of the course, the installment option will not be available and you will need to pay the full price.

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Your Instructor

Dave Fourie

Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor

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Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider
 

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CSD: 2022/568336/07

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