About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code PMI-4
Duration 2 Days

This two-day course takes provides delegates with a concise overview of the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas that have been defined by the world's largest project management body, the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The primary objective of the course is to prepare delegates for the exam, helping them to demonstrate that they have the necessary education, experience and competency.

Target Audience:

The course is suitable for experienced project managers who are working towards the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.


Delegates are expected to have a minimum of three years' experience in leading projects. The full list of prerequisites for undertaking the PMP examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org. Delegates who apply for the examination after attending the course can use this event in order to satisfy a maximum of 14 of the 35 hours of formal project management training required by the PMI before being accepted to sit the exam.

Pre-Course Reading

Delegates are expected to have already purchased the core textbook, 'Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide' and be very familiar with its content prior to attending the course. This textbook must be brought to the course. It is also likely that many delegates will be in the process of working through one or more of the PMP® Exam Prep textbooks that are widely available.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the primary objectives of the 47 processes defined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Place each process in the respective Process Group and Knowledge Area as defined by the PMI
  • Answer the different types of questions that may arise within the PMP® examination
  • Identify many of the 'PMI-isms' used in the exam
  • Create an effective and efficient study plan


The course uses QA's unique sample exam questions and accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of the tools and techniques described in the PMBOK® Guide. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss areas of difficulty that they have encountered in their prior study directly with one of QA's expert trainers.

The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

Project Management Framework

Delegates will understand the key concepts defined in early PMBOK® Guide chapters.

Process Groups

The 47 PMI processes are grouped into five categories known as Process Groups. The iterative implementation of these collections of activities helps to ensure that the project is delivered in a structured manner.

  • Initiating Process Group
  • Planning Process Group
  • Executing Process Group
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Closing Process Group

Knowledge Areas

The PMI processes are further grouped into 10 separate Knowledge Areas. These 10 Knowledge Areas are used on most projects, most of the time. The course is structured around each of these Knowledge Areas.

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management

PMP® Examination

Throughout the course, delegates will be exposed to numerous examples of examination-type questions. We will undertake a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are adequately prepared for the final examination that can be arranged for a later date in a designated test centre.

Key exam information:

  • Four hours long
  • Closed book
  • 200 multiple-choice questions (typically online)
  • Proficiency assessed

PMI, PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Performance Plus

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 01753 898320 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

PMI, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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