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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam Prep Course

You, PMP® Certified.

Convenient classes for busy working professionals:

  • September 15 - October 13
    Saturdays from 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Please click here  to complete the online registration.  

  • Where:
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    College of Business Administration
    Anheuser-Busch Hall (Room 106)
    St. Louis, MO 63121

  • Fee: $1300
    Program fee includes all PMP® exam preparation learning materials.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam Prep Course

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most widely industry-recognized, global certification for project managers.  The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.

As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.  The PMP also increases your earning potential.  PMP certification holders earn 20 percent more than their non-certified peers (Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey-Ninth Edition). 

Employers benefit as well.  When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

Who Should Apply?

Please review the PMP Credential Handbook.  If you’re an experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of project delivery, leading and directing cross-functional teams, then the PMP is the right choice for you. 

Curriculum

This intensive 10-week program combines expert instruction with the PMP® exam preparation resources, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.  The learning resources include five content areas covering the key knowledge and skills.  Please review the PMP Exam Content Outline.  

  • Initiating
    • Analytical skills
    • Benefit analysis techniques
    • Elements of a project charter
    • Estimation tools and techniques
    • Strategic management
  • Planning
    • Change management planning
    • Cost management planning, including project budgeting tools and techniques
    • Communications and planning
    • Contract types and selection criteria
    • Estimation tools and techniques
    • Human resource planning
    • Lean and efficiency principles
    • Procurement planning
    • Quality management planning
    • Requirements gathering techniques
    • Regulatory and environmental impacts assessment planning
    • Risk management planning
    • Scope deconstruction tools and techniques
    • Scope management planning
    • Stakeholder management planning
    • Time management planning, including scheduling tools and techniques
    • Workflow diagramming techniques
  • Executing
    • Continuous improvement processes
    • Contract management techniques
    • Elements of a statement of work
    • Interdependencies among project elements
    • Project budgeting tools and techniques
    • Quality standard tools
    • Vendor management techniques
  • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Performance measurement and tracking techniques
    • Process analysis techniques
    • Project control limits (e.g., thresholds, tolerance)
    • Project finance principles
    • Project monitoring tools and techniques
    • Project quality best practices and standards
    • Quality measurement tools (e.g., statistical sampling, control charts, flow-charting, inspection, assessment)
    • Risk identification and analysis techniques
    • Risk response techniques
    • Quality validation and verification techniques
  • Closing
    • Archiving practices and statutes
    • Compliance (statute/organization)
    • Contract closure requirements
    • Close-out procedures
    • Feedback techniques
    • Performance measurement techniques (KPI and key success factors)
    • Project review techniques
    • Transition planning technique

Registration

ONLINE: Please click here  to complete the online registration.  

Cancellation Policy for Noncredit Business Administration Programs: The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be returned. If you must cancel the registration, refund is issued if you cancel two weeks prior to the first class. A full refund is issued if the student has not received the course books. Refunds for students who have received course books will be reduced by the cost of the books.