PMP Certification Boot Camp
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“We are thrilled to have chosen Watermark Learning for our 2015 PMP Boot Camp training! Watermark worked with us as a true partner, from day one. They took the time to understand our business, our trainees, expectations and our past training experiences. Watermark even scheduled time with our trainees well before the training date, to ensure our trainees were thoroughly prepared for the class. Our trainer is an industry expert when it comes to PMP.” –Mark Auletta, Sr. Director, Client Implementation, Optum Shared Services

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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: In-person classes live in Minneapolis, MN: 4 days; Virtual classes anywhere in the world: eight 4.5 hour sessions; Anytime Learning: eight 4.5 hour sessions. Prices depend on the mode chosen. Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.

This 4-day examination preparation workshop is designed to prepare students for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test.  Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and tools in project management get reinforced through individual work, group exercises, and practice tests.

Watermark offers a small class learning environment led by experienced and expertly trained instructors.  This workshop is consistent with the project management practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Fifth Edition. 


We Guarantee Success
We guarantee that you will pass the PMP certification exam if you follow our study advice and take the exam within 3 months of the class.

Special offer: We are dedicated to the certification goals of our customers. If you would like a refresher or do not pass your exam, you can retake the class at no charge (space permitting and travel not included). You are responsible for all materials for the retake. If you took our class covering the previous exam version, you may take our new class for the cost of the new materials. Please notify us in writing if you would like to schedule a retake.


1.  Before taking this course, students must fulfill the requirements for sitting for the PMP® certification exam:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 4500 hours of project management experience, or
  • No degree and 7500 hours of project management experience

In addition, all applicants must have completed

  • 35 hours of Project Management training. This course provides all 35 contact hours.

2.  Students should have a copy of the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition.  The PMBOK Guide may be ordered directly from PMI at or from a bookstore.  Members of PMI have access to a free copy of the PMBOK Guide online that may be printed.  Students are advised to read the PMBOK Guide prior to class.

Skill Level: Advanced

This course is intended for project professionals qualified to sit for the PMP® certification exam

Development Units:
PDUs: 35
CEUs: 3.5

A combination of lecture, facilitated discussion and exercises, and numerous practice tests contribute to an exam readiness. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student course manual as well as:

  • PMP Online Study Exam90-day subscription to Watermark’s PMP Online Study Exam
  • Agile values and principles dry-erase worksheet
  • Homework assignments with instructor-led review to help you understand, not just memorize, concepts
  • Games, puzzles, and pop quizzes to enhance comprehension
  • Comprehensive answer keys to all course materials and exercises


  • Introductions
  • Ground rules
  • Class tips
  • Objectives for the class
  • Inclusions and Out of Scope
  • Schedule
  • PMP Study Resources
  • Insights Learning “Wheel”

The Exam Experience

  • Exam eligibility
  • Applying for the exam
  • Testing tips
  • Study tips
  • Test results
  • How to prepare
  • Making a Plan to Pass!

The Project Management Framework

  • Definitions
  • Organizational Considerations and Influences
  • Projects, Programs, Portfolios
  • Project Management Offices
  • Project-Based Organizations
  • Project Manager Competencies              
  • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Organizational Process Assets and Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Structures
  • Culture and projects
  • Stakeholders
  • Project Governance
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Process Groups
  • Knowledge Areas
  • PMP® Certification Process Worksheets

Project Integration Management

  • Integration Management Processes
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Documents

Project Scope Management

  • Scope Management Processes
  • Requirements Types
  • Group Decision Making Techniques
  • Scope Statements
  • Decomposition
  • Work Breakdown Structures

Project Time Management

  • Time Management Processes
  • Time Management Terms
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Activity Dependency Types
  • Logical Relationships
  • Leads and Lags
  • Estimating Methods
  • Critical Path Method
  • Network Analysis Techniques
  • Calculating Float
  • Critical Chain
  • Schedule Compression
  • Resource Optimization Techniques

Project Cost Management

  • Cost Management Processes
  • Cost Terms
  • Accuracy of Estimates
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Earned Value Technique
  • Forecasted Completion

Project Quality Management

  • Quality Management Processes
  • Quality Concepts and Terms
  • Project and Product Quality
  • Control Charts
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Control Charts
  • Flowcharting
  • Histogram
  • Pareto Chart
  • Run Chart
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Benchmarking
  • Design of Experiments
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Process Decision Program Charts
  • Interrelationship Diagrams
  • Tree Diagrams
  • Matrices

Project Human Resources Management

  • HR Management Processes
  • Organization Charts
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • HR Management Plan
  • Staffing Management Plan
  • Negotiation
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Team Development
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Motivation Theories
  • Influencing
  • Forms of Power
  • Decision-making Styles
  • Conflict Management

Project Communications Management

  • Communications Management Processes
  • Communications Concepts
  • Culture and Communications
  • Communications Requirements
  • Communications Channels
  • Communications Model
  • Communications Technology
  • Meetings

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management Processes
  • Goal of Risk Management
  • Attitude Toward Risk
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Identification
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Probability and Impact Assessment
  • Probability and Impact Matrix
  • Probability Distributions
  • Tornado Diagrams
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Expected Monetary Value
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Secondary and Residual Risks

Project Procurement Management

  • Procurement Management Processes
  • Sellers and Buyers
  • Make-or-buy Analysis
  • Contract Types
  • Statement of Work
  • Procurement Documents
  • Proposals
  • Weighting and Screening systems
  • Negotiation Considerations
  • Contracts

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholder Management Processes
  • Stakeholder Analysis Models
  • Engagement Levels

Ready, Set, PMP®!

  • Do and Don’t Prep Reminders
  • Study Group Exercises
  • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • PMI® Ethical Decision-Making Framework
  • Next Steps





  • Process mapping dry-erase worksheet
  • Colored flash/game cards

Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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