PMP® Exam Prep eLearning Course, Eighth Edition

For The PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition (2013)

Description

This online, interactive, multimedia-based course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, and designed to satisfy the 35 hours of training that is required prior to taking the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. RMC's online PMP® Exam Prep course is ideal for people who wish to participate in structured PMP® exam training, but work at their own pace—without travel or days out of the office.

The online PMP® Exam Prep Course is based on RMC's existing PMP® exam preparation materials, and consists of a wide variety of tools and learning aids including games, flashcards, practice exams, videos, and a digital notebook to help you learn and quickly recall the project management terms and principles that you'll need to know to pass the exam.

Features

The course includes the following instructional design features:

  • A 16-lesson interactive tutorial that helps you understand and apply real-world project management terms and concepts.
  • Video and audio in each lesson that describes the significance of the lesson's topic to the exam-taker, and outlines tips on what to focus on to be successful.
  • 13 practice quizzes (one for every knowledge area) and UNLIMITED practice final exams at the end of the course.
  • 13 audio-narrated decks of multimedia Hot Topics flashcards, organized by knowledge area, which test your ability to quickly respond to the wide range of questions that you can expect to see on the timed exam.
  • A "My Gaps" digital notebook that stores the gaps in your knowledge for further review.
  • Sorting tests to help you master the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs for each process in the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition.

Learning Objectives

This course will help you understand:

  • Increase your real-world project management knowledge, and your knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Assume the right attitude about being a project manager
  • Know what to study
  • Improve your test-taking skills

Course Lessons

The course is organized into the following lessons:

  • About This Course
    • User Tutorial
    • Course Dedication
    • About RMC Learning Solutions (formerly RMC Project Management)
    • Elements of This Course
  • Introduction
    • Welcome!
    • About PMP Exam Prep
    • Understanding Concepts and Finding Your Gaps
    • Getting the Most Out of This Course
    • Study Plan
  • The Exam
    • Difficulty of Questions
    • Large Projects
    • How Are the Exam Questions Written?
    • PMI-isms
    • Seven Sample Questions
    • Identifying Gaps in Your Knowledge
    • Using Your Gaps Notebook
    • Worried About Inputs and Outputs?
    • Download Sheet
  • Framework
    • Definitions
    • Organizational Project Management
    • Project Constraints
    • Stakeholders
    • Organizational Structures
    • Functional Organization
    • Projectized Organization
    • Matrix Organization
    • Enterprise Environmental Factors
    • Organizational Process Assets
    • "Work Performance Data, Information, and Reports"
    • Project Life Cycle
    • Project Management Process
    • Project Life Cycle and Project Management Process
  • Project Management Processes
    • Project Initiating
    • Things to Note about Project Initiating
    • Project Planning
    • Project Executing
    • Project Monitoring and Controlling
    • For the Exam: Monitoring and Controlling
    • Project Closing
    • "The Project Management Scramble, Part 1"
    • The Project Management Scramble Part 2
    • Rita's Process Chart
  • Integration Management
    • The Integration Management Process
    • Integration Summary
    • Project Manager's Vow
    • Develop Project Charter
    • Sample Project Charter
    • Project Charter Benefits
    • Business Case
    • Project Selection Methods
    • Develop Project Management Plan
    • Baselines
    • Change Management Plan
    • Project Documents
    • Approvals
    • Direct and Manage Project Work
    • Monitor and Control Project Work
    • Corrective and Preventive Actions
    • Perform Integrated Change Control
    • Integrated Change Control vs. Control Scope
    • Answer: Integrated Change Control vs. Scope Control
    • Simplified Integrated Change Control
    • Perform Integrated Change Control
    • Close Project or Phase
  • Scope Management
    • Types of Scope
    • Plan Scope Management
    • Collect Requirements
    • Define Scope
    • Create WBS
    • WBS Dictionary
    • Scope Management Concepts
    • Validate Scope
    • Control Scope
  • Time Management
    • Plan Schedule Management
    • Define Activities
    • Sequence Activities
    • Precedence Diagramming Method
    • Types of Dependencies
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Activity Durations
    • Problems with Padding
    • A Better Way to Estimate
    • The Project Manager's Estimating Responsibilities
    • One-Point Estimating
    • Analogous Estimating
    • Parametric Estimating
    • Three-Point Estimating
    • Develop Schedule
    • Schedule Network Analysis
    • Critical Path Method
    • Tricky Question
    • Float
    • Types of Float
    • Calculating Float
    • Formulas for Float
    • Methods for Finding Float
    • Forward Pass/Backward Pass
    • Path Method
    • Schedule Compression
    • "Schedule Compression, Continued"
    • Realistic Schedules
    • Fast Tracking
    • Crashing
    • Exercise: Impacts of Schedule Shortening Option
    • Modeling
    • Monte Carlo Analysis
    • Resource Optimization
    • Critical Chain Method
    • Project Schedule
    • Milestone Chart
    • Bar Chart
    • Control Schedule
  • Cost Management
    • What Is Involved in Cost Management?
    • Cost Management Concepts
    • Plan Cost Management
    • Tricky Question
    • Estimate Costs
    • Types of Costs
    • Accuracy of Estimates
    • Determine Budget
    • Control Costs
    • Reporting Project Progress
    • Earned Value Introduction
    • Earned Value Terms
    • "Negative Is Bad, Positive Is Good"
    • Earned Value Formulas
    • Learning the Formulas
    • Cost Variance
    • Schedule Variance
    • Cost Performance Index
    • Schedule Performance Index
    • Sticky Note Dance
    • Additional Terms
    • Reviewing the Terms
    • Which Would You Be More Concerned With: Time or Cost?
    • Formulas
    • Reverse the Formulas
    • "Reverse the Formulas, continued"
  • Quality Management
    • Definition of Quality and Grade
    • Blog: What Do You Do to Ensure Quality Now?
    • Terms to Know
    • Quality Chart: Introduction
    • Plan Quality Management
    • Quality Planning Tools
    • Seven Basic Quality Tools
    • Outputs of Plan Quality Management
    • Perform Quality Assurance
    • Perform Quality Assurance Tools and Techniques
    • Outputs of Perform Quality Assurance
    • Control Quality
    • Putting It All Together
    • Control Quality Tools and Techniques
    • Control Quality Outputs
    • Where Quality Tools Are Used
    • Wordy Questions
  • Human Resource Management
    • Human Resource Management Process
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Plan Human Resource Management
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
    • Organizational Breakdown Structure
    • Resource Breakdown Structure
    • Staffing Management Plan
    • Acquire Project Team
    • Preassignment and Negotiation
    • Negotiating with Functional Managers
    • Things to Consider in Acquiring the Team
    • Outputs of Acquire Project Team
    • Develop Project Team
    • Team Building
    • Team Formation and Development
    • Recognition and Rewards
    • Manage Project Team
    • Issue Log
    • Powers of a Project Manager
    • Management and Leadership Styles
    • Conflict Management
    • Sources of Conflict
    • Conflict Resolution Techniques
    • When the Rules Change
    • Other Important Concepts
    • McGregor's Theory of X and Y
    • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    • David McClelland's Theory of Needs
    • Herzberg's Theory
  • Communications Management
    • Plan Communication Management
    • Communications Management Plan
    • Communications Model
    • Communication Types
    • About Communication Channels
    • Communication Channels
    • Manage Communications
    • Communications Blockers
    • Performance Reporting
    • Points to Remember about Reporting Performance
    • Types of Performance Reports
    • Control Communications
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Process
    • Risk Management Chart
    • Risk Categories
    • Outputs of Plan Risk Management
    • Outputs of Identify Risks
    • Outputs of Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Outputs of Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Outputs of Plan Risk Responses
    • Risk Response Strategies
    • Outputs of Control Risks
    • Common Risk Management Errors
  • Procurement Management
    • Contracts vs. Agreements
    • The Procurement Management Process
    • The Project Manager's Role in Procurement
    • Centralized/Decentralized Contracting
    • Exercise: Centralized/Decentralized Contracting
    • Plan Procurement Management
    • Introduction to Contract Types
    • Contract Types
    • Cost-Reimbursable Contracts
    • Managing Cost-Reimbursable Contracts
    • Time and Material Contracts
    • Managing Time and Material Contracts
    • Fixed-Price Contracts
    • Managing Fixed-Price Contracts
    • Exercise: Contract Types Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Exercise: Which Contract Type Should You Use?
    • Putting It All Together
    • Procurement Documents
    • Terms and Conditions
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Procurement and Risk
    • Contract Negotiations and the Project Manager's Role
    • What Is a Contract?
    • The Purpose of Having a Contract
    • What Forms a Contract?
    • Control Procurements
    • Contract Change Control System
    • Close Procurements
    • Formal Acceptance and Closure
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Stakeholder Managment Process
    • Stakeholder Involvement in Projects
    • Identify Stakeholders
    • Classification Tools
    • Stakeholder Register
    • Plan Stakeholder Management
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Management Plan
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement
    • Reassess the Stakeholder Register
  • Professional and Social Responsibility
    • Professional and Social Responsibility Introduction
    • Ethical Application of Project Management
    • Professional and Social Responsibility Includes
    • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    • Imagine It Into Reality
    • Identify Your Gaps
  • Putting It All Together
    • How to Take the Exam
    • Getting to That Awesome Feeling - I Passed!
    • What You Should Be Worried About
    • Concepts You Should Know
    • Organizational Process Assets
    • Enterprise Environmental Factors
    • Management Plans for Each Knowledge Area
    • Project Management Plan
    • Baselines
    • PM Plan and Project Documents Updates
    • Project Scope Statement
    • "Work Performance Data, Information, and Reports"
    • Expert Judgment
    • Change Requests
    • Inputs and Outputs
    • Formulas
    • Tricks for Taking the PMP Exam
    • Understanding Situational Questions
  • Studying and Practice Tests
    • Now What? Your Study Program
    • Review Your Gaps
    • Use the Quicktests
    • Fill Your Gaps
    • Create Your Download Sheet
    • Next Steps
    • Congratulations

Technical Requirements

E-learning courses are designed to be used on a desktop browser with:

  • Adobe Flash® player 8 or later.
  • Javascript and Cookies enabled.
  • Pop-ups allowed.
  • Broadband connection (recommended 512 kbps or higher).
  • Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon™ 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent).
  • MS Windows XP or later, Mac OS 10+.
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution.

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