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Looking for a PMP® course online to help you ace the PMP® exam and advance your career?
The PMP® certification is the number one globally recognized credential for project managers, opening the door to better job opportunities and higher salaries. Research has shown that PMP® certification holders earn 20% more on average than non-certified project managers.
The GoSkills PMP® Certification Training course features content aligned to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition and 2020 PMP® exam.
By the end of this PMP® exam prep course, you will be equipped with the essential knowledge you need to pass the PMP® exam and gain your sought-after certification.
- 47 practical tutorials.
- Learn the ins and outs of the PMP® application process and certification requirements.
- Discover the best ways to utilize the PMBOK® Guide when studying for the exam.
- Test yourself along the way with 141 quiz questions and a final exam.
- Downloadable reference guides, exercises and solution sheets for each lesson.
- Identify the five process groups and the process within each group.
- Identify the ten knowledge areas and the processes with each area.
- Identify the inputs, outputs, tools and techniques of each project management process.
- Based on The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.
- Earn 35.5 PDUs or contact hours to put towards certification with PMI.
This PMP® certification training is designed to prepare you to pass the PMP® exam. It assumes you already have knowledge of the basic project management tools and techniques, and some experience managing projects. If you need a refresher, we recommend taking the Project Management for Experts course first.
Who should take this PMP® course online?
- People who want to prepare for the PMP® exam.
- Project managers who want to take the next step in their careers by getting certified with PMI.
- People who want to earn the required 35 contact hours for PMI through on-demand online training.
- Busy professionals who want the flexibility to upskill at their own pace.
- Existing PMI certification holders who want to earn PDUs to maintain their certification.
- People who want the assurance of learning from a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) with PMI.
For more information on how to get your PMP® certification online, including eligibility criteria, certification cost, and process, check out our handy step by step PMP® certification guide.
What does PMP® stand for?
PMP stands for ‘Project Management Professional’. It is an internationally recognized designation by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
What is a PMP® certification?
The PMP® certification is earned once you have passed the PMP® exam. It represents the utmost knowledge and experience in project management.
Earning the PMP certification enhances your credibility as a Project Manager, unlocks more job opportunities, increases your earning potential, gives you access to global networking opportunities, and more.
How to get a PMP® certification?
Here are the steps you need to take in order to earn a PMP® certification:
- Meet PMI’s prerequisites for PMP® certification of:
- Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) or four year degree.
- Either 4,500 hours or 7,500 hours of experience leading projects, depending on your education level.
- 35 hours of project management education. The GoSkills PMP® course meets this requirement, and GoSkills is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) with PMI.
- Complete the online application form.
- Wait for confirmation from PMI that they have received your application.
- Pay for the exam.
- If you’re a PMI member, the PMP® exam will cost you $405. If you’re not a PMI member, then you’re looking at $555 to take the exam.
- Make an appointment to take the PMP® exam.
- Maintain your PMP® certification.
- To renew your PMP® certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs over the span of three years, report your PDUs to PMI, and pay the renewal fee of $60. GoSkills project management, finance, and lean six sigma courses are a great way to earn PDUs while learning practical skills.
You can learn more about the steps to gain your PMP® certification in detail here.
How many PDUs for PMP® certification?
If you do not hold a PMP® certification yet, you earn contact hours (also known as education hours) when you take project management training. Once you are officially certified, you earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) instead when you undertake training.
In order to take the PMP® exam, you will need a minimum of 35 contact hours. The GoSkills PMP® course meets this requirement, awarding learners 35.5 contact hours upon completion.
Once you have earned your certification, you will need to earn 60 PDUs over the span of the next three years to maintain your certification. The GoSkills PMP® course provides 35.5 PDUs, and you can also earn PDUs from our range of project management, lean six sigma and finance courses.
How hard is the PMP® exam?
The PMP® exam is designed to test the knowledge of experienced project managers, and as such it is one of the more difficult project management certification exams.
However, it is possible to pass the exam if you thoroughly study the PMBOK Guide, specifically the five process groups and ten knowledge areas covered in the exam. A key to scoring well in the exam is answering questions with the PMBOK Guide way of doing things, not the way you may have learned to do things in practice at your job.
Taking a course like GoSkills’ PMP® Certification Training and giving yourself enough time to adequately prepare for the exam will help give you the tools you need to be confident you have the knowledge to succeed.
How long is the PMP® exam?
The PMP® exam is 4 hours or 240 minutes long. There are no scheduled breaks, which means the clock will keep running should you choose to take one.
How many questions in the PMP® exam?
There are 200 questions to answer on the PMP® exam. With the time you’re allotted this roughly works out to a minute and 12 seconds per question. You will be graded on 175 of the questions only. PMI includes 25 experimental questions in each exam to gauge their value for future exams.
Do you have other project management online courses?
We have a range of project management courses to suit your needs, including courses on certification exam prep, software skills, and agile methods:
- CAPM® Foundations
- CAPM® Certification Training
- Microsoft Project Fundamentals
- Project Management Basics
- Project Management for Team Members
- Project Management for Business Professionals
- Project Management for Engineers
- Project Management for Experts
- Scrum for Team Members
- Scrum for Managers
- Scrum for Scrum Masters
- Scrum for Product Owners
- Scrum for Agile Scrum Practitioners
Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.
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Estimated study time
35h 30min for all materials
Accreditations and approvals
PMI and PMP® Prep
Project Management Credentials
Project management credentials are used to ensure that individuals have the knowledge, background and skills needed to be able to perform project management functions.
The PMP® Application process can be time consuming. It is important to understand what is required so that you do not have to resubmit.
The PMP® examination is a serious and difficult element of earning the PMP® credential. The 200 question, proctored exam must be completed within four hours.
PMI® Code of Conduct
The PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct sets a standard for the profession of project management of what is right and honourable to do.
PMP® Exam Content Outline
The PMP® Exam Content Outline is a PMI document that provides lists of the domains, tasks, and skills that are tested on the PMP® Exam.
PMBOK® Guide Organization
The PMBOK® Guide is the reference document upon which much of the PMP® exam is based. The PMBOK® Guide contains a description of project management processes, tools, checklists, and templates.
PMBOK® Guide Processes
The PMBOK® Guide has organized project management into 49 processes that are goruped in 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas.
Project Management Standard
A portion of the PMBOK® Guide is a standard for project management recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). That portion is Part 2 of the document, The Standard for Management of a Project.
PMBOK® Guide Glossary
The PMBOK® Guide Glossary provides hundreds of definitions of terms and acronyms used throughout project management and the PMBOK® Guide.
PMBOK® Guide Context
Project Management Foundations
Projects, programs and portfolios are terms that describe an increasing complexity of project related work. Project management addresses how to manage a single unique project not necessarily programs or portfolios.
Project and Operational Activities
Operational activities manage and operate the business processes. Projects interact with operational activities by creating and changing operational processes, products, and services.
The Project Lifecycle
The project life cycle provides a general overview of the phases that a project goes through. The lifecycle for a traditional project is quite different than that for an Adaptive project.
The project manager leads the project team. They orchestrate the project activities to achieve the project goal. This requires the application of leadership skills, technical knowledge or project management skills, and business and strategic skills.
Project Teams and Team Leadership
Project manager's role and authority is based in part upon the team structure and team leadership requirements.
PMO and Project Governance
The project management office (PMO) is the organizational response for managing the business process of project management. PMO's are normally responsible for project governance.
Project Benefits and Metrics
Projects have a purpose and that purpose is to provide a benefit for the organization. Benefits may be financial, but can also take on other attributes. The metrics of project success should reflect the desired organizational benefits.
Project Management Plan and Project Documents
There are two fundamental categories of artifacts that are created by project management processes in order to aid the project team with the management of the project. One is the project management plan, an integration of management plans from the knowledge areas. The second is a family of logs, registers, reports, and other artifacts collectively known as project documents.
Organizational Process Assets and Environmental Factors
Organizational process assets are the business systems, processes and procedures that are used while managing the project. Enterprise Environmental factors are the constraints and impacts that the business and industry places on the project.
PMBOK® Guide Processes and Process Groups
Project Initiation Process Group
The two initiating project management processes define the boundaries of the project and authorize the project manager to start work.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 1
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 1.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 2
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 2.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 3
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 3.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 4
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 4.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 5
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 5.
Project Planning Process Group – Part 6
The project management planning processes integrate with each other to create all components of the project plan. There are 24 project management planning processes. Part 6.
Project Execution Process Group – Part 1
The project management executing processes are managing the majority of the work of the project. There are ten project management executing processes. Part 1.
Project Execution Process Group – Part 2
The project management executing processes are managing the majority of the work of the project. There are ten project management executing processes. Part 2.
Project Execution Process Group – Part 3
The project management executing processes are managing the majority of the work of the project. There are ten project management executing processes. Part 3.
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group – Part 1
The monitoring and controlling processes track the project progress and implement changes and corrective actions when needed. There are twelve monitoring and controlling processes. Part 1.
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group – Part 2
The monitoring and controlling processes track the project progress and implement changes and corrective actions when needed. There are twelve monitoring and controlling processes. Part 2.
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group – Part 3
The monitoring and controlling processes track the project progress and implement changes and corrective actions when needed. There are twelve monitoring and controlling processes. Part 3.
Closing Process Group
The Closing process shuts down a project; either because it has completed or because it has been aborted. There is one closing process.
PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
Project Integration Management
Integrating processes span the other knowledge areas and provide overall project management direction.
Project Scope Management
The project scope is the sum of all the work that must be done on the project. Scope management is focused on defining and controlling what must be done on the project and what does not need to be done.
Project Time Management
Time management processes create and manage the project schedule of activities and milestones.
Project Cost Management
Project Cost Management processes are used to manage and control costs on projects.
Project Quality Management
The Project Quality Management processes are used to implement an organization’s quality management system within a project.
Project Resource Management
The Resource Management processes provide guidance for managing the project team and the management and deployment of physical resources to support the project activities.
Project Communication Management
Communication is at the heart of project management. These processes provide guidance on project communication.
Project Risk Management
Risk management processes guide the project manager and project team in the identification, analysis, response and control of risk.
Project Procurement Management
The Project Procurement Management processes address the contractual issues associated with any purchases made by the project and if the project is done under contract for a customer, these processes address those items also.
Project Stakeholder Management
Project Stakeholder Management is concerned with communicating with project stakeholders in order to understand and meet their needs.
PMBOK® Guide Analytical Topics Registers
Critical Path Calculations
Critical Path calculations are used to determine the critical path within a project.
Leads, Lags and Float
Project schedules are often modified to implement risk response plans. Leads, lags, float and levelling are used to understand and manage elements of project risk.
Expected Monetary Value and Decision Trees
The Expected Monetary Value (EMV) and Decision Trees are two quantitative risk analysis techniques that when paired can be used to select an optimum project approach.
Earned Value Analysis Planning and Tracking
The Earned Value Analysis technique integrates scope, schedule and budget attributes into a set of measurements that can be used for tracking project performance.
Earned Value Management: Variance Analysis and Forecasting
Project teams are often asked to provide a forecast for final project cost. Earned Value Management provides indices that support creating the project forecast.