Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management.  In today’s intensely competitive workplace, the PMP Certification sets the standard and quickly highlights your ability and experience. The PMP Credential is specifically designed to be an unbiased endorsement of your experience, competence and ability in leading project teams.  If you’re a project manager with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience and you want to solidify your skills, stand out among your peers, as well as maximize your career security and earning potential, then attending our PMP Boot Camp is the right choice.  By earning your PMP Certification credential, you will demonstrate that you are dedicated to career excellence and are capable of performing at the highest level in the field of project management.

Benefits of being a PMP®

  • Globally recognized and respected certification. With a 12% increase in PMP®/CAPM® certifications every year, this is the industry standard for Project Managers.
  • PMP certification recognizes your expertise in Project Management. PMP certification shows current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge.
  • You will be a member of one of the most prestigious professional groups. By attaining the PMP certification, your name will be included in the largest and most prestigious group of certified Project Management Professionals.
  • Better salary. Project Managers with PMP certification earn a higher salary than those who do not have the certification.
  • Better job opportunities. Requirements for qualified Project Managers expected to increase in the future. This means the job market for PMP Certified managers will get better.
  • Globally recognized by leading companies: The PMP certification is endorsed by leading companies. In fact, they encourage their Project Managers to have the PMP certification.

Prerequisites to sit for the PMI® PMP® Certification Exam

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

– Analyze project risks

– Close the project

– Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets

– Execute project work

– Initiate a project

– Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications

– Monitor and control project risks and contracts

– Monitor and control project schedule and costs

– Monitor and control project work

– Plan project procurement

– Plan project quality, staffing, and communications

– Plan project work

In summary the key outcomes upon completion of this course will allow participants to be able to:

  • Identify the ten knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Review the ten knowledge areas and the related project processes
  • Describe the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential exam process and format

Course Covers

When Project Management processes are grouped logically, they form Process Groups.   The PMBOK Guide requires the use of all 5 Process Groups in every Project. However, the rigor of implementation of the processes in these Process Groups vary according to the complexity and risk for the specific project. The processes in the Process Groups guide the project manager in application of Project Management knowledge and skills related to a project, in order to meet the project objectives.  The 5 Process Groups are:

Initiating: These processes help you define a new piece of work – either a complete new project or the phase you are about to begin. They ensure you have authority to proceed.

Planning: These processes help you define objectives and scope out the work to be done. They also encompass all the work around planning and scheduling tasks. Again, they can cover a complete project or just the phase you are working on right now. Or you might be closing one phase and planning the next in parallel.

Executing: You do these processes as you carry out your project tasks. This is the ‘delivery’ part of project management, where the main activity happens and you create the products.

Monitoring and Controlling: These processes let you track the work that is being done, review and report on it. They also cover what happens when you find out the project isn’t following the agreed plan, so change management falls into this Process Group. You’ll run these processes alongside those in the Executing Group (mainly, but alongside the other Groups too) so you monitor as you go.

Closing: Finally, these processes let you finalize all the tasks in the other Groups when you get to the point to close the project or phase.

Though the Process Groups appear to be discrete and laid out in a specific order, in practice they overlap and interact in several ways. Most processes are iterative and are repeated during the project.  

Next there are what are called Knowledge Areas. There are ten Knowledge Areas and the order that they appear in the PMBOK® Guide is the following:

-Project Integration Management

-Project Scope Management

-Project Time Management

-Project Cost Management

-Project Quality Management

-Project Human Resource Management

-Project Communications Management

-Project Risk Management

-Project Procurement Management

-Project Stakeholder Management.

Each Knowledge Area represents a complete area of specialization including jargon, tools, concepts and tasks. Depending on the project you’ll need to know more or less about each one – However, in order to achieve your PMP® credential you’ll have to answer questions on each of them.  The Knowledge Areas describe what a project manager needs to know, and the Process Groups describe what a project manager needs to do.

What makes PMO Advisory the best choice for your Project Management Training and/or Consulting needs?  First of all the company is founded by Te Wu who holds the following PMI certifications; PfMP, PgMP, PMP, and PMI-RMP (Portfolio, Program, Project and Risk Management, Professional), and is an assistant professor at Montclair State University, and a visiting/adjunct professor at New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Touro Graduate School of Business. Te founded PMO Advisory LLC, a management training and consulting firm that specializes in strategic business execution including portfolio, program, and project management.   Hence the foundation of PMO Advisory is rooted in project management expertise coupled with educational attainment.   We are uniquely capable as we serve the full spectrum of project management (portfolio, program, and project management) and leverage that in our consulting and advisory services.

We’re experienced professionals.  We speak human. We don’t clutter our communication with consultant-speak designed to make frameworks more difficult to understand than they or your issues are. We prefer to keep our language and our solutions friendly, simple and effective.  You’re not just hiring another training or consulting firm, you’re partnering with experienced professionals who will not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. We provide effective education that is grounded in years of successful application, not opinion or personal preference.  We focus on what makes our clients successful.

We care about your success.  YES, we really do!  We don’t just get to know you or your business, we take a sincere interest and genuinely want to help you and or your business realize lofty goals.  We want to know all about your vision for your career and/or company.   We personally invest ourselves in each trainee and every project we work on. Our programs will provide you and your business with a clear road map to success.

We’ve done our homework.  We’re extremely knowledgeable about serving busy people with busy lives and training trends. We embrace contemporary learning initiatives because we’ve seen first-hand the fantastic results that they produce. Whether you’re looking for a hybrid training of online and in-person / in classroom; whether organizational training or executive coaching or leadership training, you can be sure PMO Advisory is educated on a variety of solutions to meet your needs.

We are committed to quality.  We don’t settle for anything but the best, and neither should you when it comes to training. We’ve worked hard to find the best ways to provide our clients with affordable project management training programs and reasonable scheduling options without sacrificing the quality of our services.

We’re flexible, agile and cost-effective.  Because we are a small firm, we’re also responsive, flexible and agile. We adapt as your needs change, with a speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms just can’t match.  PMO Advisory does more than just deliver our project management training and management programs to you. We also make sure that the resources in your organization who will be implementing the programs know exactly how they work, why they work and how to help them evolve. We will make sure you’re set up for success before our work is done!

Our client satisfaction commitment.  A positive client service experience which meets (and ideally exceeds) your expectations is the goal behind all of our business interactions. Continually improving our service experience is the cornerstone of our operations.  Measurement and feedback are critical to achieving these goals. We continually collect client feedback — formal and informal; both good and not-so-good — and share it across the company. When the feedback is good, our employees are motivated to repeat and improve on their performance.

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Richness of information and memorable experiences are realized through behavior and body language, including one’s mannerisms, gestures, tone, language, and volume of voice, all of which is part of the in-person classroom experience. With face-to-face learning education is retained and the curriculum “sticks”, better ensuring passing the PMI® Project Management Professional, PMP®, certification exam on the first try.

Project Managers are becoming indispensable to their organizations. By 2020, 700,000 more project management jobs will be created in the U.S., according to the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The PMP® Certification is important to IT professionals along with those with careers in construction, telecommunications, finance, healthcare, energy, pharma, and other industries. There has never been a better time to consider earning the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. PMO Advisory is committed to offering the best value and experience in Project Management.

3 Day PMP® Certification Training Bootcamp based on the PMBOK® 6.0 Guide, 35 PDUs or Education Hours

2017 Schedule

Dec 13 – 15 New York City, NY

 

PMO Advisory Introduces a $699 In-person Classroom Project Management Professional, PMP®, Training Course, Aligned with Upcoming Release of the New PMI® PMBOK® Guide.  35 PDUs or Education Hours

The September 2017 release of the new PMI® PMBOK® Guide will contain more of an emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative project management practices. The new PMBOK® Guide will also contain a new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the skill sets organizations demand that make project managers more competitive and relevant – technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.

Aligned with the release of the new PMI® PMBOK® Guide, PMI® Registered Education Provider, PMO Advisory will be introducing to the New York City region a $699 in-person classroom PMP training curriculum and course designed to enable passing PMI®’s Project Management Professional, PMP®, certification exam on the first try.

The $699 price is limited so email us to receive your unique coupon and special price offer!

When it comes to professional education and training, distance or virtual education has become an increasingly common alternative to classroom-based learning, largely driven by the lesser cost. In PMO Advisory introducing to the New York City region a $699 in-person classroom Project Management Professional, PMP®, training curriculum and course, those seeking PMI® PMP® certification now have a choice.

Richness of information and memorable experiences are realized through behavior and body language, including one’s mannerisms, gestures, tone, language, and volume of voice, all of which is part of the in-person classroom experience. With face-to-face learning education is retained and the curriculum “sticks”, better ensuring passing the PMI® Project Management Professional, PMP®, certification exam on the first try.

Project Managers are becoming indispensable to their organizations. By 2020, 700,000 more project management jobs will be created in the U.S., according to the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The PMP® Certification is important to IT professionals along with those with careers in construction, telecommunications, finance, healthcare, energy, pharma, and other industries. There has never been a better time to consider earning the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. PMO Advisory is committed to offering the best value and experience in Project Management.

Project management training will be beneficial to you if you are new to project management. You will be able to demonstrate your skills to employers even if you have less experience than other candidates. It can also get your career off to a strong start.  If you are a current project manager with years of experience, you might still want project management training to help you take the next step in your career. Advanced training could be what you need for your next promotion or to improve your job performance.

Even if you aren’t a project manager, project management courses can help you achieve better success with any task or project in the workplace because they offer practical skills that can be applied to many jobs.  In addition, no matter your career role or the stage of your career, it’s certain that project management training and classes can make your resume stand out in a competitive job market. Hiring managers are looking for proof that you can reliably take a project from start to finish. This type of training shows that you have learned project management skills and are dedicated to the profession.

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Our Philosophy and Values

PMO Advisory is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P. #4172)  and proud to be one the very few PMI® registered firms able to offer Portfolio (PfMP®), Program (PgMP®), Project (PMP®),  and Risk (PMI-RMP®) Management Certification Training. We make tremendous effort to understand our clients, their needs and interest and align our products and services  accordingly.   Because we are a small firm we’re agile, responsive, and will adapt our training programs as your needs change with a speed larger firms just can’t match.  We’re committed to getting individuals, small teams, and organizations professionally trained and transformed in line with set goals.  You are guaranteed a positive client service experience which meets (and ideally exceeds) your expectations, this is our goal behind all of our business interactions.  Specifically we promise to:

1. Focus on the benefit of the training as it relates to each customer’s individual needs.

2. Be responsible and accountable for each customer’s success.

3. Always act with integrity and dignity when dealing with customers, vendors and employees.

4. Always EXCEED the client’s expectations.

Te Wu, Founder & CEO

Are you approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®?

Yes, we have been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by PMI. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), we abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. Our REP number is 4127.

Are exam fees included in the tuition?

Exam fees are not included. They must be paid directly to PMI as part of the application process. The cost to take the exam is $544 total ($139 to join PMI and $405 for the exam fees). You can pay for the exam without joining PMI, at a cost of $555. Since joining PMI saves you $11 on exam fees and you also receive PMI member benefits, we recommend becoming a PMI member before applying to take the exam.

Do I receive a certificate upon completing the course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion showing that you completed the course and earned the 35 contact hours required to sit for the exam. We provide you with a paper version on the last day of class, but also allow you to download a PDF version from our online training portal in case you lose the original or need to send a copy to PMI if you get audited.

Does your course satisfy the 35 contact hours needed to sit for the exam?

Yes, our PMP course is approved by PMI for the 35 contact hours (aka PDUs) required to sit for the PMP exam. We provide you with a certificate of completion at the end of the course that you can submit to PMI if you get audited.

 

 

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When and where do I take the exam?

Upon completion of our course at our training center in Cedar Grove, NJ (20 miles outside of NYC) the PMP exam is administered at Prometric testing centers. Prometric has hundreds of centers worldwide and usually offers the PMP exam Monday through Saturday. Since each center is independently operated, you should check with your local center for hours of operation and exam availability. You can locate the centers nearest you by visiting www.prometric.com. Note that, in some cases, the availability of testing appointments reflected online may seem rather limited. We recommend you call the center directly if this happens, as the availability shown online may not always reflect the true availability (due to cancellations, re-scheduling, etc.). Our students have found this to be very helpful in many cases.

What happens if my PMP Certification Application is audited by PMI?

The audit process sounds painful, but it is actually pretty simple.   You will know if you have been audited immediately after submitting payment for the exam (you will receive an e-mail if you are selected for the audit). Roughly 5-10% of all candidates will be audited. You will be asked to document your PDU contact hours, which you will do using the certificate we provide. You will also have the references you list in your application verify that the work experience you entered is correct (they will just complete a simple form, sign it and send it to PMI).

Since the reference person can be anyone who was working with you on the projects, we recommend listing references with whom you are still in contact and will respond quickly (where possible).

Most people can easily complete the audit process in a week or less. As part of our course we will walk you through the entire application process and assist you with any questions you may have. We also offer free post-class tutoring and assistance with the application, so you will have plenty of support along the way.

How do I prove my experience?

You will document your experience in your online application (www.pmi.org). You must list projects you have worked on, along with a reference person. Your job title need not be “project manager,” but you will need to show that you were leading and directing project activities. To keep everyone honest, PMI audits about 5-10% of candidates (see: “What happens if I get audited?”).

Can I get a digital copy of the PMBOK® Guide?

Yes, if you are a PMI member you can download a free copy of the PMBOK® Guide. Simply visit www.pmi.org and log in. Scroll over the main menu item “PMBOK® Guide and Standards,” then click the sub-menu item titled “Learn more about A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition”. From that page you can download a free copy of the PMBOK® Guide.

What are the Eligibility Criteria for the PMP Exam?

To be eligible for the PMP credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.  The eligibility requirements depend upon your Education Background.

  1. If you hold a High school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent, then you need:
    • Project Management Experience: Minimum five years/60 months unique nonoverlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks.
    • Project Management Education: 35 contact hours of formal education (or PDUs).
  2. If you hold a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, then you need:
    • Project Management Experience: Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks.
    • Project Management Education: 35 contact hours of formal education (or PDUs).

What does 36 months of non-overlapping experience requirement mean for the PMP Exam?

One of the eligibility criteria for the PMP exam is to have minimum 3 years / 36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks.

So, what does “non-overlapping” experience mean?

To answer this question, let me show the reverse situation – overlapping experience. Let’s say that you have managed 2 project in 2013. Project 1 ran from Jan’13 to Jun’13 (6 months), and Project 2 ran from Apr’13 to Dec’13 (9 months). In this case, you have an overlap between the two projects during Apr’09 to Jun’09 (3 months). So the experience from these 3 months is counted as 3 months, and not 3 x 2 = 6 months. Therefore, your total unique non-overlapping experience would be counted as 12 (3 + 3 + 6) months, not 15 (6 + 9) months.

What is the application process for the PMP Exam?

At a high level, the PMP application process involves the following steps:

  1. You submit an online application for the exam to PMI.
  2. PMI reviews your application and if it is determined to be complete, PMI will send you an email to submit the exam fee. Your application approval is valid for one-year from the date you receive the approval email.
  3. After you pay for the exam, PMI will send you an email indicating one of the following next steps:
    • Examination scheduling instructions to help you schedule your examination
    • Application has randomly been selected for PMI audit process
  4. If you receive exam scheduling instructions, you can go ahead and schedule your exam with Prometric.
  5. If your application is selected for an audit, PMI will provide you the follow-up instructions to comply with the audit.

Note: If your application is selected for an audit, your one-year eligibility clock stops, and would restart only when you successfully clear the audit.

How far back can I go for the Project Management experience on my PMP application?

All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

How do I apply for the PMP Exam?

PMP exam application must be submitted online through PMI’s Online Certification System.

What are the fees for the PMP Exam?

The examination fees vary depending upon whether you are a PMI member.

For PMI Members

  • Computer-based exam: $405
  • Paper-based exam: $250

For Non-PMI Members

  • Computer-based exam: $555
  • Paper-based exam: $400

Tip: There’s an obvious benefit in joining PMI before signing up for the PMP exam. The discount on the exam is more than the membership fee.

Is it possible to apply for the PMP exam without being a PMI member?

Yes. You don’t need to be a PMI member to apply for PMP certification.  But be mindful PMI membership costs $139, but you get a $150 discount on the exam, so it’s clearly sensible to join!

Will PMI refund the membership discount, if I sign-up for the membership after submitting payment for the PMP Exam?

PMI members enjoy $150 discount on the PMP exam fee. However, you must be a PMI member at the time of submitting your payment for the PMP exam, in order to enjoy the discount. If you sign-up for the PMI Membership after submitting your payment for the exam, PMI would NOT refund the membership discount amount to you. Therefore, it is important that you sign-up for PMI membership before you submit your payment for the PMP exam.

How do I pay the fee for the PMP Exam?

You can pay the exam fee on PMI’s Online Certification System.

How long does PMI take to process each PMP Exam Application?

Applications submitted online, 5 business days.

Applications submitted via Paper by individuals, 10 business days

Applications submitted via corporations, 20 business days

How much time does it take to prepare for the PMP Exam?

There’s no right answer for this. Preparation time varies by individual. Most people take about 3 months for preparation. Some claim to do it within a month too, while others take as long as a year.

Is PMBOK Guide sufficient to clear the PMP Exam?

Simple answer is ‘no’. The PMP exam is not based on the PMBOK Guide. Rather it’s based on the PMP Exam Content Outline. There are topics on the PMP exam that aren’t covered in the PMBOK Guide. So, you cannot completely rely on the PMBOK Guide for your preparation. Usually, a combination of a good training program like ours for 35 Contact Hours of PM Education, the PMBOK Guide, a good PMP exam prep guide, access to test banks which we will provide and our insight and advice.   PMO Advisory is very experienced in getting you across the finish line and PMP Certified!