Project Management Fundamentals Certification - PMPCv6 Course Outline

(5 Days)


This course provides the foundation and structure to learn the fundamentals of project management and prepare for the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and is based on The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK) Sixth Edition.

This is a highly participative course with, real-world concepts and applications, hands-on exercises and case studies that introduce participants to update life-cycle impacts. Students are encouraged to participate in class and group discussions toward reinforcing knowledge and understanding and application. The PMP course guides the participant toward mastery of Project Management skills and not merely an exam prep course.

Course content and delivery are consistent with the 35 hours required for PMP exam application.

Audience Profile

The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re a project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.


  • It is recommended that students have some project management experience either as a team participant, project manager, business analyst or project stakeholder.
  • Certification eligibility: PMP®
  • Category I Candidate: University Degree, 4,500 hours of PM experience, 3 years documented experience within 8 years.
  • Category II Candidate: No university degree required, 7,500 documented hours of PM experience during 8 years.
  • Certification eligibility: CAPM®

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 1,500 hours of work on a project team or 23 hours of formal education.

At Course Completion

You will learn the skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results. The PMP Credential recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experienced in leading and directing projects.

Course Outline

  1. Foundation of Project Management
  2. Role of the Project Manager
  3. Project Life Cycle Alternatives
  4. Portfolio, Program and Project Governance & Methodology
  5. Understand the Customer Needs
  6. Scope Definition
  7. Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
  8. The People Side of Managing Projects
  9. Organizational & Communications Management
  10. Staff Acquisition & Team Development
  11. Risk Management Process – Identification, Quantification, Response, and Control
  12. Tools and Techniques for Schedule Development
  13. Project Cost Management
  14. Procurement Planning
  15. Vender Selection and Contract Administration
  16. Project Plan Execution
  17. Team Motivation – How to maintain high performance levels
  18. Scope Verification
  19. Information Distribution
  20. Schedule and Cost Control
  21. Earned Value Management
  22. Performance Measurements
  23. Decision-making Tools
  24. Integrated Change Control System
  25. Project Closure