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The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Outline

The PMP® Certification Exam Has Changed - The latest version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021.​

The PMP Certification course involves 5 Days of classroom training, which includes instructor-led teaching and group discussions. The exam must be booked separately through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This PMP certification training course covers the following topics:

Domain 1: People

Task 1: Manage Conflict

  • Interpret Source and Stage of Conflict
  • Analyze Context for Conflict
  • Evaluate/Recommend/Reconcile Appropriate Conflict Resolution Solution

Task 2: Lead a Team

  • Set a Clear Vision and Mission
  • Support Diversity and Inclusion
  • Value Servant Leadership
  • Determine an Appropriate Leadership Style
  • Inspire, Motivate, and Influence Team Members or Stakeholders
  • Analyze Team Members and Stakeholders Influence
  • Distinguish Various Options to Lead Various Team Members and Stakeholders

Task 3: Support Team Performance

  • Appraise Team Member Performance Against Key Performance Indicators
  • Support and Recognise Team Member Growth and Development
  • Determine Appropriate Feedback Approach
  • Verify Performance Improvements

Task 4: Empower Team Members and Stakeholders

  • Organize Around Team Strengths
  • Support Team Task Accountability
  • Evaluate Demonstration of Task Accountability
  • Determine and Bestow Levels of Decision-Making Authority

Task 5: Ensure Team Members or Stakeholders are Adequately Trained

  • Determine Required Competencies and Elements of Training
  • Determine Training Options Based on Training Needs
  • Allocate Resources for Training
  • Measure Training Outcomes

Task 6: Build a Team

  • Appraise Stakeholder Skills
  • Deduce Project Resource Requirements
  • Continuously Assess and Refresh Team Skills to Meet Project Needs
  • Maintain Team and Knowledge Transfer

Task 7: Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers for Team

  • Determine and Prioritize Critical Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers for Team
  • Use Network to Implement Solutions to Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers for Team
  • Re-Assess Continually to Ensure Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers for Team is being Addressed

Task 8: Negotiate Project Agreements

  • Analyze the Bounds of the Negotiations for Agreement
  • Assess Priorities and Determine Ultimate Objectives
  • Verify Objectives of the Project Agreement is Met
  • Participate in Agreement Negotiations
  • Determine a Negotiation Strategy

Task 9: Collaborate with Stakeholders

  • Evaluate Engagement Needs for Stakeholders
  • Optimize Alignment Between Stakeholder Needs, Expectations and Project
  • Objectives
  • Build Trust and Influence Stakeholders to Accomplish Project Objectives

Task 10: Build Shared Understanding

  • Break Down Situation to Identify the Root Cause of a Misunderstanding
  • Survey All Necessary Parties to Reach Consensus
  • Support Outcome of Parties’ Agreement
  • Investigate Potential Misunderstandings

Task 11: Engage and Support Virtual Teams

  • Examine Virtual Team Member Needs
  • Investigate Alternatives
  • Implement Options for Virtual Team Member Engagement
  • Continually Evaluate Effectiveness of Virtual Team Member Engagement

Task 12: Define Team Ground Rules

  • Communicate Organizational Principles with Team and External Stakeholders
  • Establish an Environment that Fosters Adherence to the Ground Rules
  • Manage and Rectify Ground Rule Violations

Task 13: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders

  • Allocate Time to Mentoring
  • Recognise and Act on Mentoring Opportunities

Task 14: Promote Team Performance Through Application of Emotional Intelligence

  • Assess Behavior Through Use of Personality Indicators
  • Analyze Personality Indicators and Adjust to Emotional Needs of Key Project Stakeholders

Domain 2: Process

Task 1: Execute Project with Urgency Required to Deliver Business Value

  • Assess Opportunities to Deliver Value Incrementally
  • Examine Business Value Throughout Project
  • Support Team to Subdivide Project Tasks as Necessary to Find Minimum Viable Product

Task 2: Manage Communications

  • Analyze Communication Needs of All Stakeholders
  • Determine Communication Methods, Channels, Frequency and Level of Detail for all Stakeholders
  • Communicate Project Information and Updates Effectively
  • Confirm Communication is Understood, and Feedback is Received

Task 3: Assess and Manage Risks

  • Determine Risk Management Options
  • Iteratively Assess and Prioritize Risks

Task 4: Engage Stakeholders

  • Analyze Stakeholders
  • Categories Stakeholders
  • Engage Stakeholders Category
  • Develop, Execute and Validate a Strategy for Stakeholder Engagement

Task 5: Plan and Manage Budget and Resources

  • Estimate Budgetary Needs to be Based on Scope of Project and Lessons Learned from Past Projects
  • Anticipate Future Budget Challenges
  • Monitor Budget Variations and Work with Governance Process to Adjust as Necessary
  • Plan and Manage Resources

Task 6: Plan and Manage Schedule

  • Estimate Project Tasks
  • Utilize Benchmarks and Historical Data
  • Prepare Schedule Based on Methodology
  • Measure Ongoing Progress Based on Methodology
  • Modify Schedule, as Needed, Based on Methodology
  • Coordinate with Other Projects and Other Operations

Task 7: Plan and Manage Quality of Products/Deliverables

  • Determine Quality Standard Required for Project Deliverables
  • Recommend Options for Improvement Based on Quality Gaps
  • Continually Survey Project Deliverable Quality

Task 8: Plan and Manage Scope

  • Determine and Priorities Requirements
  • Break Down Scope
  • Monitor and Validate Scope

Task 9: Integrate Project Planning Activities

  • Consolidate Project or Phase Plans
  • Assess Consolidated Project Plans for Dependencies, Gaps and Continued Business Value
  • Analyze Data Collected
  • Collect and Analyze Data to Make Informed Project Decisions
  • Determine Critical Information Requirements

Task 10: Manage Project Changes

  • Anticipate and Embrace Need for Change
  • Determine Strategy to Handle Change
  • Execute Change Management Strategy According to Methodology
  • Determine a Change Response to Move Project Forward

Task 11: Plan and Manage Procurement

  • Define Resource Requirements and Needs
  • Communicate Resource Requirements
  • Manage Suppliers or Contracts
  • Plan and Manage Procurement Strategy
  • Develop a Delivery Solution

Task 12: Manage Project Artifacts

  • Determine Requirements for Managing Project Artifacts
  • Validate Project Information is Kept Up to Date and Accessible to all Stakeholders
  • Continually Assess Effectiveness of Management of Project Artifacts

Task 13: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology or Methods and Practices

  • Assess Project Needs, Complexity and Magnitude
  • Recommend Project Execution Strategy
  • Recommend a Project Methodology or Approach
  • Use Iterative, Incremental Practices Throughout Project Life Cycle

Task 14: Establish Project Governance Structure

  • Determine Appropriate Governance for a Project
  • Define Escalation Paths and Thresholds

Task 15: Manage Project Issues

  • Recognize when a Risk Becomes an Issue
  • Attack Issue with Optimal Action to Achieve Project Success
  • Collaborate with Relevant Stakeholders on Approach to Resolve Issues

Task 16: Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity

  • Discuss Project Responsibilities within Team
  • Outline Expectations for Working Environment
  • Confirm Approach for Knowledge Transfers

Task 17: Plan and Manage Project or Phase Closure or Transitions

  • Determine Criteria to Successfully Close Project or Phase
  • Validate Readiness for Transition
  • Conclude Activities to Close Out Project or Phase

Domain 3: Business Environment

Task 1: Plan and Manage Project Compliance

  • Confirm Project Compliance Requirements
  • Classify Compliance Categories
  • Determine Potential Threats to Compliance
  • Use Methods to Support Compliance
  • Analyze Consequences of Noncompliance
  • Determine Necessary Approach and Action to Address Compliance Needs
  • Measure Extent to Which Project is complying

Task 2: Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value

  • Investigate How Benefits are Identified
  • Document Agreement on Ownership for Ongoing Benefit Realization
  • Verify Measurement System is in Place to Track Benefits
  • Evaluate Delivery Options to Demonstrate Value
  • Appraise Stakeholders of Value Gain Progress

Task 3: Evaluate and Address External Business Environment Changes for Impact on Scope

  • Survey Changes to External Business Environment
  • Assess and Prioritize Impact on Project Scope or Backlog Based on Changes in External Business Environment
  • Recommend Options for Scope or Backlog Changes
  • Continually Review External Business Environment for Impacts on Project Scope or Backlog

Task 4: Support Organisational Change

  • Assess Organizational Culture
  • Evaluate Impact of Organizational Change to Project and Determine Required Actions
  • Evaluate Impact of Project to Organization and Determine Required Actions

 

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Who Should Attend the Online PMP Certification Exam?

This PMP course intended for Project Managers that are looking to gain a PMP certification that demonstrates their management skills and experience. The PMP Course is beneficial for individuals in roles including:

  • Experienced Project Managers
  • Experienced Team Leaders
  • Experienced Directors
  • Executive Board Members
  • Senior Responsible Owners

Prerequisites

To apply for the online PMP Certification exam, you must have:

Educational Requirements

Secondary Diploma (high school diploma equivalent), or a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Project Management Experience

7,500 hours of experience leading and directing projects, or 3 years of professional project management experience (equivalent to 4,500 hours of leading/directing a project).

Project Management Education

35 contact hours of formal Project Management Education, or 35 contact hours of formal Project Management Education.

PMP Exam Information

** Project Management Professional (PMP)® has been updated to the NEW 7th edition. For more information give us a call or email us **

The PMP certification exam is provided by The Project Management Institute (PMI)® which must be arranged after you have completed the required 35 contact hours. Exam is not included with the PMP course fee and will need to be purchased separately.

  • 200 MCQs. 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored, pre-test questions (these do not get counted towards your final score)
  • 4 hours to complete the exam with no scheduled breaks
  • The PMP certification exam is in English however if you require additional language aids, they are provided in 14 other languages at no extra cost
  • A calculator is provided (you may not bring your own)

The exam covers 3 key areas in Project Management. The percentages detail what percentage of the questions are covered in each area:

  1. People (42%)
  2. Process (50%)
  3. Business Environment (8%)

Total – 100%

The pass mark is not set. It is dependent on how you answer questions that are of varying levels of difficulty. Please do not confuse the pass mark with being 61%; it was previously 61% but is no longer a set percentage.

From the date you pass your PMP certification exam, you have three years to earn 60 PDUs. Every subsequent three years also requires a further 60 PDUs. One Professional Development Unit is equivalent to one hour of learning or activity in Project management. You can achieve your 60 PDUs with further education, organising meetings, watching videos, participation in online or digital media.

To apply for the online PMP certification exam, The Project Management Institute (PMI)® requires that you have either:

  • A four-year degree (Bachelor’s or Global degree), 4,500 hours leading or directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education
  • A Secondary Degree (High school diploma or equivalent), 7,500 hours leading or directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education
  • Please note, this PMP Certification course provides you with 37.5 hours of project management education, therefore filling the last criterion for the two prerequisite options

PMP is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMP Course Overview

The PMP Certification Exam Has Changed - The latest version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021.​

Project Managers are imperative in every industry, and the fundamental concepts that determine the success of a manager do not drastically differ between industries - hence this globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is beneficial for progressive Project Managers looking to enhance their qualification portfolio, management competencies, credibility, salary, and employability prospects.

PMP Certification Training Course allows you to develop your project management self-efficacy and delivery techniques, to make you a proficient Project Manager across a variety of projects, regardless of size, scope, or budget.

Cantered around the ‘Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)’, the PMP Certification Training Course is designed to enhance your knowledge and project management credibility - demonstrating that you have extensive experience, education, and awareness of applicable management techniques.

Given the comprehensive entry requirements, this qualification is a signifier of professionalism that only the most elite Project Managers can attain - elevating your credibility and integrity, in a competitive market.

Our highly engaging instructors are there to help you tailor your learning to specific professional and personal development needs - proactive and practical elements of the PMP Certification Training Course will help you develop transferable skills. Critical decisions are pivotal in determining whether a Project Manager is deemed capable or not, hence, having extensive knowledge can help to justify business cases and ensure that informed decisions are made, rather than impulsive choices.

As the demand for astute Project Managers increases, parallel to the requirement for projects to be punctual, of quality, and within budget, the PMP® certification positions candidates optimally to be able to contribute to the completion of projects.

The Knowledge Academy is an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P) and is approved to provide PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This PMP® Training Course satisfies the 35 hours of contact required to take the PMP® Exam.

 

PMP is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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The following is included in this PMP course:

  • The Knowledge Academy is an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P) and is approved to provide PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This PMP Certification Training Course satisfies the 35 hours of contact required to take the PMP® Exam.
  • Training from an experienced PMP® credential holder
  • Certificate of attendance

PMP is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

CAPM is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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PMP® Certification Training Course FAQs

FAQ's

5 days of classroom training, 37.5 required contact hours of project management education, guidance with PMP exam application process, support to maintain PDUs and extensive PMP® practice test questions with unique PMP® prep workbook
Yes, The Knowledge Academy is an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P) and is approved to provide PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. A.T.P Licensed Provider. ID: 3444. This PMP® Training Course satisfies the 35 hours of contact required to take the PMP® Exam.
PDUs, an acronym for Professional Development Units, are a measurement of your commitment to professional development as a Project Manager. PDUs can be acquired through participating in webinars, teaching project management, practising as a Project Manager, and undertaking further project management training courses. How do I obtain PDUs? Certified Project Managers should accrue 60 PDUs over a three-year cycle to maintain their status. 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, Volunteering, Creating Knowledge, or Working as a Professional (no more than 8)
PMP is one of the most widely recognized certifications in Project Management. The PMP course helps candidates prepare for the PMP exam so they can also get their PMP certification credentials.
No. The PMP exam fee isn’t included in the PMP training course fee. You have to book the exam through the PMI website separately.
Through Knowledge Academy’s PMP course, you’ll learn the following: a. Project Management basics b. A thorough understanding of all the domains in the PMP Exam curriculum c. How to manage a team and drive higher performance
As a working Project Management professional, it might be difficult for you to find the time or the study materials to prepare for the PMP exam. By enrolling in a PMP certification course, you can learn according to your convenience and get all the required study material in one place. This will help you ace the exam.
After you’ve completed the PMP training course, you’ll receive a course completion certificate from The Knowledge Academy, along with the 37.5-hour PDU certificate required by PMI. Further, when you pass the PMP Exam, you’ll also receive the PMP Certification issued by PMI.
The Knowledge Academy offers four modes of PMP certification training - Online instructor-led, Online self-paced, Classroom, and Onsite. a. Online instructor-led: In the online instructor-led training, live classes are conducted by an instructor during fixed sessions according to the convenience of the learner. b. Online self-paced: In the online self-paced training, candidates are provided access to all the study material to study at their own pace. Performance reports are available to track your own progress. c. Classroom: In the classroom training, candidates are taught in real-world classrooms by experienced industry mentors. d. Onsite: In the onsite training, candidates are trained within their professional environments so they can maximize the scope of their projects.
Yes, PMP certification is definitely worth it. Getting PMP certified can lead your career towards better opportunities and a higher pay grade. PMP certified professionals stand to earn upto 25% more salary than non-certified professionals. The certification is globally recognised and trusted by over 80 countries around the world.
The course will include both live instructor-led training and online self-paced training where you can watch pre-recorded videos.
After completing the PMP certification course, you can enroll in PRINCE2 Certification course or PMI Risk Management Professional training. Both these courses will help you further your career in Project Management.
PMI randomly verifies the credentials of the candidates who have applied for the PMP exam after the PMP training. This process is important because PMI needs to make sure that all the candidates meet the eligibility criteria.
According to the PMP Certification eligibility requirements, you need to have at least three years of project management experience along with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. A minimum of 4500 hours of project management experience is required. You also need 35 hours of project management training.
Once you’ve got your PMP certification, you become eligible for a lot of job roles like project manager, portfolio manager, program manager, PMO Lead, etc.
The Knowledge Academy is an authorized training provider registered with PMI. Our curriculum is designed to cover everything in alignment with the PMP exam. This PMP training course is taught by industry experts in a practical approach to help candidates easily understand all Project Management concepts. We also provide mock exams to help you better prepare for the exam. Learners receive constant support throughout the learning process. Our goal is to help you clear the exam in the first attempt.
Anyone who wants to build a career in project management, can pursue the PMP certification course. The certification will help you gain credibility for the role of a Project Manager.
There are over a million PMP certification holders around the world. It is one of the most widely recognized certifications in the world. The PMP exam is known to be one of the most challenging qualifications and that’s why it's highly revered by organizations around the world.
Our team is available 24x7 to resolve any queries you might have during the course or after completing it.
Yes, you can contact us directly for any assistance in completing the application process. Our team is available 24x7 for any kind of queries.
Yes, The Knowledge Academy provides live virtual classes for PMP certification training. These classes are taken by industry experts and mentors with over ten years of experience.
1. Earn 60 PDUs every 3 years 2. Submit the proof for PDU acquired in the CCR 3. Make the payment
You would usually receive your PMP Certificate within 6 to 8 weeks of clearing the PMP exam. You also get a digital badge that can be shared on social media.
The renewal fee for PMI members is $60. For non-PMI members, it is $150.
In the new PMP exam format, the focus is on three main domains namely - People, Process, and Business Environment. The content will include predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches. There’ll be 180 questions that the candidate will have to answer within 230 minutes. There will be no breaks for paper-based exams but computer-based exams will have two 10-minute breaks. For more information, you can check out the PMI website.
Currently, the exam fee is $287 for PMI members and $524 for non-PMI members. Candidates can purchase PMI memberships at $28 for students, $58 for retirees in the field, and $116 for a standard membership. The reexamination fee for PMI members is $270, and $365 for non-PMI members.
In the new PMP exam format, the focus is on three main domains namely - People, Process, and Business Environment. The content will include predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches. There’ll be 180 questions that the candidate will have to answer within 230 minutes. There will be no breaks for paper-based exams but computer-based exams will have two 10-minute breaks. For more information, you can check out the PMI website.
Passing the PMP exam can be challenging if you don’t dedicate enough time and effort to prepare for it. You will need to complete the PMP course and take all the required tests to build competency. Scoring at least 80% in the mock test is important to have a real chance in passing the actual exam.
If you fail to meet the audit requirements for the PMP exam, your certification fee will be refunded after deducting the processing fee. In case you fail the certification audit, $100 will be deducted from your application fee and you’ll receive the rest of the fee as refund.
The passing score for the PMP exam used to be 61% earlier. With the new exam format, the passing score hasn’t been disclosed. It is different for every candidate now and depends on the level of questions the candidate attempts.
After registering for the PMP exam, you have a year to give the exam. In the year you can give as many as three attempts. You have to pay the exam fee for each of your attempts, i.e., $275 for PMI members and $375 for non-PMI members.
After you’ve finished your training, you will need to contact PearsonVUE to schedule your PMP exam. You can choose any applicable slot according to your convenience.
Within your one-year of eligibility to appear for the exam, you can sit for the exam three times. If you fail the exam all three times, you will have to wait a year from the dae of the last exam, to reapply.
PMI allows candidates to submit a reevaluation request either via post or via mail to certappeals@pmi.org.
The PMP exam is for a duration of 230 minutes with two 10-minute breaks for the computer-based test.
There are 180 questions in the PMP exam.
No. You need experience working on projects as well as enough training experience in project management.
PMP exam is known to be one of the most challenging certification exams as it tests your ability to handle complex projects.
The price for PMP® Certification Training Course certification in Belgium starts from €1995
Please see our PMP® Training courses available in Belgium

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