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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation


The Project Management Institute's (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the preeminent professional credential for individuals associated with project management. This course provides students with the training, the materials and the support to prepare for the challenging PMP exam. Completion of this course qualifies as the formal education requirement to sit for the PMP examination.

The Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation program is designed by instructional designers and certified Project Management professionals and instructors to help participants achieve professional development goals and earn the PMP certification. It provides comprehensive and effective PMP training program through a blended format of printed reading materials and interactive online study tools. Access to the Web-based software is valid for 12 months.

To be eligible for PMP certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. PMI's education requirements will be fulfilled by successfully completing the UMBC course, but the experience requirements are extensive, and can be referenced more specifically at The final step in becoming a PMP credential holder is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge.


  • Initiating a Project
  • Planning Your Work
  • Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
  • Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
  • Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response
  • Planning Project Procurement
  • Working the Plan
  • Controlling the Project
  • Closing the Project

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan project work.
  • Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets.
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Analyze project risks.
  • Plan project procurement.
  • Execute project work.
  • Monitor and control project work.
  • Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
  • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and
  • communications.
  • Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
  • Close the project.


In order to sit for the PMP examination, applicants must meet certain experience and education requirements. These include:
  • At least a four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years (or 4,500 hours) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, or;
  • A high school diploma (or global equivalent) with at least five years (or 7,500 hours) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.


HD-ILT™ (High Definition Instructor Led Training) is a patented, state-of-the-art video conferencing/remote lab training modality that allows students to study from Reston, VA; Columbia, MD or any of our other 30+ locations across North America, or remotely from a home or office. Students in the HD-ILT lab will receive live instruction in a virtual environment, including the same hands-on labs used in classroom-based courses.  For more information on our HD-ILT learning environment, click here.

Professional Development Units (PDU)

Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 35 Technical PDUs by the Project Management Institute.

Tuition includes a 12 month license to an on line exam simulator, study tools, creation of a study plan and a one-year audit privilege.

PMBOK, PMP, PMI 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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Session Dates Session Time Location Price Registration
10/8/18 - 11/7/18 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday
Columbia $2295.00
11/5/18 - 11/9/18 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Columbia or HD-ILT $2295.00

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