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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Preparation

  • Length 5 days
  • Version PMBOK 6
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Why study this course

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the most important, industry-recognised certification for project managers. Globally recognised and demanded, the PMP credential demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.

This classroom-based course is aimed at people who work, or would like to work, on projects on a daily basis and would like to achieve the PMP Certification, based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide – 6th Edition. More specifically, this course is for project managers who want to master the PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition and improve their skills in managing projects. This course fulfils all exam requirements and approved 35 hours of contact for the PMP Exam.

This program contains five highly interactive and modular course units delivered by an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The course is enriched with engaging questions from real-life project situations. Through the two interactive mock exams (included as part of courseware), the participants will be optimally prepared to take and pass the exam.

Exam Information
The PMP Exam is a 3hr 50min closed book exam consisting of 180 questions, which will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot, and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions to learn more.

You can take the exam in either of these ways:

  • Computer-based exam: available at Pearson Vue testing centres around Australia

  • Online proctoring: conveniently and easily take an exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. Learn more about online proctoring.

PMI has specified specific prerequisites and exam requirements that need to be fulfilled prior to scheduling your PMP exam. For information about these requirements, visit the PMI website.

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fee but is purchased separately from PMI.

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What you’ll learn

At the end of this course, participants will understand PMI’s framework, how to utilise it, and how to prepare for the PMP exam.

Participants will know:

  • The benefits and value of project management

  • The project management principles and philosophy; the key concepts of project management domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills

  • How to professionally apply the project performance domains, knowledge, and skills

  • How to demonstrate that you have the capability to manage projects and communicate about them using standard accepted language

  • How to utilise the most common project processes, tools, and techniques

  • How project management relates to portfolio, program, and organisational management

  • How to prepare yourself for the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination and practice responding to sample questions


PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession. PMI’s professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organisation’s success and further mature the profession. 

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Who is the course for?

  • Those considering adopting the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge or taking the PMP exam

  • Project managers

  • Project team managers and leaders

  • Project coordinators

  • Project support staff

  • Project assurance staff

  • Project officers

  • Consultants and contractors

Course subjects

Introduction to Project Management

Module 1: Creating a High-Performing Team

  • Build a team

  • Define team ground rules

  • Negotiate project agreements

  • Empower team members and stakeholders

  • Train team members and stakeholders

  • Engage and support virtual teams

  • Build shared understanding about a project

Module 2: Starting the Project

  • Determine appropriate project methodology / methods and practices

  • Plan and manage scope

  • Plan and manage budget and resources

  • Plan and manage schedule

  • Plan and manage quality of products and deliverables

  • Integrate project planning activities

  • Establish project governance structure

  • Plan and manage project/phase closure

Module 3: Doing the Work

  • Assess and manage risks

  • Execute project to deliver business value

  • Manage communications

  • Engage stakeholders

  • Create project artifacts

  • Manage project changes

  • Manage project issues

  • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

Module 4: Keeping the Team on Track

  • Lead a team

  • Support team performance

  • Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers

  • Manage conflict

  • Collaborate with stakeholders

  • Mentor relevant stakeholders

  • Apply emotional intelligence to promote team performance

Module 5: Keeping the Business in Mind

  • Manage compliance requirements

  • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

  • Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes

  • Support organisational change

  • Employ continuous process improvement

Exam Tips and Tricks

Next Steps

Full Sample Online Exam from PMI


There are no formal prerequisites for participating in this course, however there are specific prerequisites prior to scheduling your PMP exam which you can find here.

The following would be an advantage for this course:

  • Previous or current experience of working within a project environment

  • Some previous project management training and development

Industry Association Recognition

This course is aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 6th Edition and is endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Contact Hours: 35 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 5 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.


DDLS offers training and preparation for PMI certifications through our partnership with Millpond. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to Millpond for course registration purposes.

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