PMP Testing – What’s New
Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP
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Avaya Government Solutions
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033
11:30 am: Check in and Networking 12:00 pm: Presentation 12:45 pm: Q&A 1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.
As many of you are aware, a new Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination was released on 31 August 2011 as a result of a recent Role Delineation Study (RDS). The PMP RDS is the foundation on which this professional certification is based. This enlightening presentation will present background on the 31 August examination changes, a discussion on the RDS, and a quick comparison of the RDS to the PMBOK Guide. Additional topics will include a comparison of the difficulty level, what was dropped (or added) to the examination and what may no longer be in scope. While this presentation is geared to students planning on taking the PMP test, active PMP members will benefit as we gain a better understanding of our changing role and our important contribution.
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About the Speaker
Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP
Mark Tolbert is a certified PMP, and also a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Mark brings more than 25 years of practical project and program management expertise to the classroom and is methodical about transferring his knowledge and best practices for studying for the PMP Certification Exam each and every time he teaches a class. Mark is very passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.
Since November 2003, Mark has taught courses in PMP Certification Prep, project management, and Agile project management to clients around the globe including the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC), the U.S Bureau of the Census, BRMI, Henkel Corporation, Vista Technologies, Human Solutions Corporation, Providge Consulting and open enrollment programs across the United States. The majority of his PMP Prep students have a first-time success rate for PMP students in his classes has consistently exceeded 95%.
Prior to teaching, Mark spent 27 years at Hewlett-Packard where he successfully managed support programs and project teams including a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and Mobile Device Management programs.
Mark has been an active PMIWDC Chapter member and volunteer for the past 21 years serving on a number of board positions including most recently (from 2009 through 2012) serving on the board as the Trustee for the chapter. He has also taught PMP Prep classes for the chapter membership for the past fifteen years.
Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda. They have three boys who are all working in information technology careers today.
About the Fair Lakes Luncheons
PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.
PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).
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