(PMP)®Certification Training $699

June 14 – 16 @ PMO Advisory Training Center in Cedar Grove, NJ 

PMO Advisory Training Center

Project Management  Professional (PMP)®

Certification Training

Project Management Professional® certification established by the Project Management Institute, 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 the 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.

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Benefits of PMP Certification

  • Globally recognized and respected certification. With a 12% increase in PMP and 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

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  • 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
  • Review the ten knowledge areas and the related project processes
  • Describe the Project Management Professional credential exam process and format

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When Project Management processes are grouped logically, they form Process Groups.     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:

  • 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 professor at China European International Business School (Ranked #1 in Asia by Financial Times), 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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Neutralizing the “Forgetting Curve” (the notion that we forget the majority of what we learn)

We are specialist in delivering effective corporate training that sticks!  Our Project Management training starts with some light pre-preparation materials and will include follow-ups afterward to ensure that the learning is embedded.   Perhaps our most endearing feature is the opportunity an in-person classroom course offers you to engage on a human level with a seasoned insightful corporate trainer.  Learning should be fun, a great trainer will become a brilliant friend, and coach for the day and going forward.   

Project Management needs a considerable amount of time to be covered effectively and brought ‘full circle’, due to the interconnections within a project management or PMO environment.  We achieve long term learning retention by ensuring the information represented is relevant and offers meaningful connections to things you already know and experience in your day.   So you’re not trying to memorize everything (referred to as the rote method of learning), we enable you to relate what you’re learning in an interactive process to help you draw connections.

Mindful people learn better when they’re actively involved with the learning than when they’re passive observers, we  add elements of gameplay to the learning which is a great way to keep you enjoying the learning process.  The special bonuses that come with this workshop are key to overcoming the forgetting curve as in using them you are reinforcing your learning.   You’ll have opportunities to recall information in the days and weeks after training as your brain tags that information as important and is more likely to retain it once recalled   (which dramatically improves the long-term retention of material and the return on investment of the workshop).   It’s also worth noting your  brain wants to retain information that is useful to you and purge information that is not.  Hence you will be encouraged to take advantage of the special bonuses because we know when it comes to this workshop and what you will learn, if you use it, you won’t lose it!

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 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. 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 Project Management Professional certification. PMO Advisory is committed to offering the best value and experience in Project Management. 

PMO Advisory Introduces a $699 In-person Classroom Project Management Professional Training Course

The September 2017 release of the new  PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition contained more of an emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative project management practices.   Added 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.

PMO Advisory is introducing to the New York City region a $699 in-person classroom PMP training curriculum and course designed to enable passing the 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 training curriculum and course, those seeking 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 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. 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 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 PfMP®,  PgMP®PMP®,  and PMI-RMP® 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?

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.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Project Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. The final incomes of Project Managers generally vary between $44K and $115K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $12K, and $27K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and location. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Project Managers. There are more male Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale’s salary survey.

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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?”).

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.

The new PMP Certification Exam started on March 26, 2018.  If you have been preparing to take the PMP Certification – you’re going to want to ‘fill in’ the gap of knowledge and information that’s new and you will need to know when you sit for the PMP Certification Exam.   Sign-up to receive more information and schedule on this 1-day workshop on closing the gap of knowledge between the older and newer exam and we’ll send you a coupon bringing the final price of the workshop to $199.    The  1-day “Close The Gap” workshop will be held at both our training centers (New York City and Cedar Grove, NJ).

The workshop will drill down on and unpack the changes  which include but are not limited to:

  • Associating project objectives with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Increased clarity on the role of the project manager
  • Knowledge to help project managers get better insights into viewing their role as a project manager that in turn can help them lead projects more effectively
  • More content in the knowledge areas
  • Project integration management – Activities are added related to managing the knowledge that is generated during the project. This includes lessons learned and other artifacts. Better management of this activity can help disseminate the knowledge to project teams more effectively increasing productivity.
  • Project Scope Management – Relationship and interactions between project managers and business analysts in managing and controlling scope.
  • Perform Quality Assurance – This knowledge area has been replaced with “Manage Quality”. This is because in many organizations, quality is managed outside the project. So, this ensures that even in those cases, the project managers are always managing quality in their projects.
  • There are some sections and knowledge areas that have been renamed. More specifically, “Project Time Management” has been replaced with “Project Schedule Management” because in reality that’s what that knowledge area is about, which is to manage the schedule of the project and not to manage time.
  • The second knowledge area that has been renamed is “Project Human Resources Management”. This is because each project has other resources other than “human resources” that have to be managed as well. Therefore, this knowledge area has been renamed to “Project Resources Management.”
  • Knowledge area related to “Project Communications Management” hasn’t been changed much  but more clarity has been provided related to “communication” and “communications” and how they are different and impact the overall project communications.
  • In Project Risk Management a number of changes have been introduced. The important change has been that this section now addresses the overall project risk and not just “event driven” risk. Also, in project risk management, an “escalate” function has been added to enable risks to be escalated to program and portfolio levels, especially when projects are part of programs and portfolios.
  • The “Project Procurement” knowledge area has been redone to make the focus more international based to account for worldwide procurement
  • Project Stakeholder Management – similar to program management, the knowledge area has been renamed to “Project Stakeholder Engagement” as that’s what a project manager usually does, which is to engage with project stakeholders rather than manager stakeholders. Stakeholders can come from all parts of the organization and external to the organization and they can’t be “managed” in the traditional sense. The correct way is to engage with them and to have a plan to engage with them.

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Changes

PMBOK® Guide – 5th Edition PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition
Knowledge Area  Project Time Management Project Schedule Management
Knowledge Area Project Human Resource Management Project Resource Management
3 New Processes added
  1. Manage Project Knowledge (Section 4.4)
  2. Control Resources (Section 9.6)
  3. Implement Risk Responses (Section 11.6)
1 Process Removed Close Procurements (Section 12.4) Close Procurements added as part of Close Project or Phase
1 Process Shifted
Estimate Activity Resources
Process was in Project Time Management Knowledge Area (Section 6.4) Moved to Project Resource Management (Section 9.2)
Process Name Changed Perform Quality Assurance (Section 8.2) Manage Quality (Section 8.2)
Plan Human Resource Management (Section 9.1) Plan Resource Management (Section 9.1)
Acquire Project Team (Section 9.2) Acquire Resources (Section 9.3)
Develop Project Team (Section 9.3) Develop Team (Section 9.4)
Manage Project Team (Section 9.4) Manage Team (Section 9.5)
Control Communications (Section 10.3) Monitor Communications (Section 10.3)
Control Risks (Section 11.6) Monitor Risks (Section 11.7)
Plan Stakeholder Management
(Section 13.2)
Plan Stakeholder Engagement (Section 13.2)
Control Stakeholder Engagement (Section 13.4) Monitor Stakeholder Engagement (Section 13.4)