Professional Development Center

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep

Course Description:

The purpose of this program is to prepare participants to pass the new PMP exam (starting January 2021), which reflects a greater emphasis on the agile approach to managing projects. The program includes an extensive overview of the three project management domains: people (42% of the questions), process (50% of the questions), and business environment (8% of the questions). This program satisfies the 35-contact hour requirement participants need to qualify to take the new PMP examination. Upon completion of the three days of live, instructor-led, sessions (virtually or on-site), Grail LLC will give each participant a username and password to access presentation review questions. Grail provides the Internet platform for these questions. Each participant will have access to these questions for six months following the completion of the onsite portion of the program.

Real-World Application:

Students will be able to pass the PMP Exam.


There are no prerequisites to take the class. However, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled to take the PMP Exam: a person with a bachelor’s degree (four year) or higher must have at least 4,500 hours experience leading and directing project tasks in the last 36 months. If a person does not hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum high school diploma — or equivalent), this person must have at least 7,500 hours experience leading and directing project tasks in the last 60 months.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Recount from memory the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs for each Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) process
  • Recount from memory project management formulas (earned value technique, forecasting, procurement, and communications lines)
  • Create and interpret a schedule network diagram
  • Articulate the fundamental tenets of the ten PMBOK areas
  • Given a scenario and list of alternatives, determine the appropriate input, tool, and technique, or output that applies be used in the situation
  • Given a scenario and list of alternatives, determine and apply the appropriate project management formula that should be used in the situation
  • Given a question and a list of alternatives, select the appropriate answer based on an understanding of the ten PMBOK areas.


Spring 20223
March 27 - March 29, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: In-Person
Cleveland State University, Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map

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CEUs: 3.5   PDUs: 36

Cost: $1,750

(All PDUs are provided through Grail LLC R.E.P #2866)