Professional Development Center

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep


Fall Semester
October 23rd - 25th, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Spring Semester
March 2nd - 4th, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cleveland State University, Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map
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Register here today!CEUs: 3.5   PDUs: 36

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

Cost: $1,995

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to pass the PMP exam. The course includes an extensive overview of the ten major project management subject areas. Each student will be given an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet (with courseware installed), a Samsonite padfolio, writing materials, and a memorization sheet. Grail LLC guarantees each student will pass the PMP Exam on his or her first attempt. * This course satisfies the 35-contact hour requirement participants need to qualify to take the PMP examination. Upon completion of the three days of classroom instruction, Grail LLC will give each student a username and password to access two complete (400 questions with feedback) practice versions of the PMP exam. Each student will have access to these exams for six months following the completion of the classroom portion of the course. If requested by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Grail LLC will verify participants’ project management education coursework. (Grail LLC maintains a permanent database of all coursework for each participant.) Grail LLC is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Note: Course includes a Kindle Fire.

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, participants 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.

Course Content:

Day One:

Project Management and the Project Management Institute
  • Information on the Project Management Professional Exam
  • Tips on How to Fill Out the Application and the Experience Validation Form
  • Basic Terms
  • Projects Versus Ongoing Projects
  • Fundamentals
  • Organizational Motivation
  • Power Sources
  • Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
  • Project Management Office
Project Life Cycle and Organization
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organizational Processes
Project Management Processes for a Project
  • Goals, Requirements, and Deliverables
  • Five Process Groups
  • Ten Knowledge Areas
Project Integration Management
  • Develop Project Charter Process
  • Project Selection Calculations (e.g., cash flow analysis techniques)
  • Develop Project Management Plan Process
  • Direct and Management Project Execution Process
  • Control Project Work Process
  • Perform Integrated Change Control Process
  • Close Project or Phase Process
Project Scope Management
  • Product Scope
  • Project Scope
  • Management by Objectives (MBO)
  • Collect Requirements Process
  • Define Scope Process
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure Process
  • Verify Scope Process
  • Control Scope Process

Day Two:

Project Time Management
  • Activity
  • Decomposition
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Expected Value Calculations (e.g., standard deviation)
  • Define Activities Process
  • Sequence Activities Process
  • Estimate Activity Resources Process
  • Estimate Activity Durations Process
  • Develop Schedule Process
  • Control Schedule Process
Project Cost Management
  • Cost
  • Budget
  • Risk Register
  • Earned Value Calculations (e.g., schedule variance)
  • Estimate Costs Process
  • Determine Budget Process
  • Control Costs Process
Project Quality Management
  • Just-in-time Inventory System
  • Six Sigma (σ)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000
  • Plan Quality Process
  • Perform Quality Assurance Process
  • Perform Quality Control Process

Day Three:

Project Human Resource Management
  • Networking
  • Human Resource Plan
  • Negotiation
  • Develop Human Resource Plan Process
  • Acquire Project Team Process
  • Develop Project Team Process
  • Manage Project Team Process
Project Procurement Management
  • Procurement Contracts
  • Resource Calendars
  • Contractor Related Calculations (e.g., seller’s share)
  • Plan Procurements Process
  • Conduct Procurements Process
  • Administer Procurements Process
  • Close Procurements Process
Project Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management Process
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Process
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Process
  • Plan Risk Responses Process
  • Monitor And Control Risks Process
Project Communications Management
  • Issue Log
  • Change Log
  • Lines Of Communication Calculations
  • Identify Stakeholders Process
  • Plan Communications Process
  • Distribute Information Process
  • Report Performance Process
Project Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations Process

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