The Knowledge Academy
This course provides the knowledge required to pass the PMP® exam and become a certified Project Management Professional. It consists of five days of instructor-led classroom training.
PMP® is a globally recognised qualification which indicates competence as a project manager and the ability to lead projects effectively.
We recommend you purchase a copy of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition (ISBN 978-1935589679).
It is advised that you read pages 1 to 63 before class and bring the book with you each day.
To apply for the PMP® exam, you must have either of the following:
- A university degree and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education
- A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) and at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education
Continual Certification Requirements as stated by PMI (Project Management Institute)
- 60 PDUs over a three-year cycle
- As of 1st December 2015, PDUs can come from:
- Education, at least 35 PDUs across
- Technical (at least 8)
- Leadership (at least 8)
- Strategic and Business Management (at least 8)
- Giving Back, no more than 25 PDUs
- Creating Knowledge
- Working as a Professional (no more than 8)
Who Should Attend?
This training is intended for any Project Managers who are looking to gain a certification which demonstrates their skills.
- Five days of classroom training, which includes instructor-led teaching and group discussion
- The exam is booked separately through PMI
This course covers the following topics:
The five project management Process Groups:
- Monitoring and Controlling
The ten project management Knowledge Areas:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
Any other material from the PMBOK® Guide likely to appear in the PMP® exam
Why choose The Knowledge Academy?
- We provide world-class learning material, including practice exams
- We make the learning experience enjoyable
- We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
- We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
- All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
- As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
- Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
- We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
- We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates in 2014
- We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide
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What is PMP?
PMP (Project Management Professional) a globally recognised project management credential. PMP demonstrates that project managers have the experience and competency to lead projects efficiently and effectively.
PMP is provided by the PMI (Project Management Institute), a global not-for-profit project management association for project, program and portfolio management professionals.
Hong Kong and China used the methodologies a PMP would use from the PMBOK® Guide to manage the construction of a pipeline to transport natural gas from China to Hong Kong.
In the late 2000s, Hong Kong’s existing source for natural gas, the Yacheng 13-1 gas field in Hainan, China, was becoming depleted. The answer was for CLP/CAPCO (a joint venture between ExxonMobil Energy and CLP Power Hong Kong) to construct a new pipeline connecting Hong Kong to the longest natural gas pipeline in the world, the Second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEPII).
With a target of bringing WEPII’s gas to Hong Kong by the end of 2012, the project had to be managed efficiently and effectively.
By using best practices from the PMBOK® Guide, the Hong Kong line was finished on time and within budget. Before the project’s initiation, the team thoroughly planned and scheduled every part to ensure the pipeline would properly and was safe. In order to meet the tight deadlines required, the project was developed using the waterfall methodology, where each stage was completed before the next one was started. In addition to this, the scope was tightly controlled, with any changes going through a thorough management process.
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
- Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
- Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
- Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
- Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?