Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course

Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course

featuring

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

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PMP Preparation Classes

A thorough review of all topics covered on the PMP certification exam.

"The PMIWDC PMP Exam Preparation course helped me to focus my study efforts on key topics and principles essential for passing the PMP exam. All of the instructors were seasoned professionals who patiently answered my questions and really inspired me to achieve my PMP certification. Reviewing the course materials, study tips, and recommended references provided all the tools for success---I highly recommend this class!"
--Maria A. Kolenda, PMP, Past Participant

“I passed the exam with a comfortable margin – I could not have done so without this course.”
--Allan Sager, PMP, Past Participant

Session Notes

Course Content:

The classes are intended to help participants prepare for the PMP exam, and are taught by certified Project Management Professionals, who have years of practical project management experience.  Those wishing to attend the classes should already have a background in project management fundamentals. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam. A continental breakfast, beverages and lunch will be provided each day.

Course Structure:

The review courses are structured according to A Guide to the PMBOK 5th Edition knowledge areas, with a full-day review of the five phases of the project life cycle. The course instruction is taught by experts in the subject matter. The order of the topics to be presented may change.

Course Materials:

Registered participants will receive prep course materials used during class instruction to include sample exam questions.

Additional Considerations:

The chapter recommends that participants taking this class be qualified and plan a scheduled date for their PMP exam soon after the end of the class.  Please note that PMI requires that all of the project management courseware needed for the 35 contact hours be completed at time of application.  Therefore, if you are using the 26 contact hours provided by this course as part of your necessary contact hours, you must complete the course before you submit your application.

This course is intended to reduce the overall hours of study required to pass the PMP exam. Please register/qualify to take the exam by completing the PMI Global Operations Center (GOC) registration form available on the PMI website. After you receive notice from PMI GOC of your qualification to take the exam, Prometric will administer the PMP exam on a date and time you arrange. This can be done at any time of year and at a number of different sites. In addition, it is helpful to review PMI's PMP Certification Handbook for further guidance on preparing for the exam. Please see our PMP Exam FAQs for additional information.

Course Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.

 

  • February 27th - 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Introductions
    • Introductions>
    • Exam Strategy
    • Baseline Exam
    • Foundational Concepts
    • Lunch
    • Integration Management
    • Professional Responsibility

 

  • February 28th - 8:30am-4:00pm 
    • Scope Management
    • Lunch
    • Time Management 
    • Network Diagramming
    • Network Diagramming Exercise
  • March 5th - 8:30am-4:00pm 
    • Cost Management
    • Earned Value
    • Earned Value Exercises
    • Lunch
    • Quality Management 
    • Human Resources Management

  • March 6th - 8:30am-4:00pm
    • Communications & Stakeholder Mangement
    • Risk Management 
    • Lunch
    • Procurement Management
    • Final Review
Event Location

Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
2677 Prosperity Ave., Suite 600
Fairfax, VA, 22031

Agenda and Cost:

Dates

Four consecutive all-day Saturday and Sunday sessions beginning on February 27th. Please see Course Schedule below for more details.

Cost

PMIWDC Members = $975/person
Non-Members = $995/person
Full -Time Students = $875/person (Please contact us at info@pmiwdc.org to inquire about this special rate)

 

Cancellation policy: Full refund of course fee if notification received 48 hours or more before first class begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 48 hours before the first session.

PDUs Available: 
0.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Best Practices Training, LLC
Senior Instructor

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 PMP Prep Courses

Exam prep courses are offered approximately 4 times per year, on no set schedule.

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