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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Preparation Course

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The PMP® certification, awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI)®, is now the ONLY project management credential of choice for numerous industries and companies!  http://informatics.edu.hk/ufiles/fck/image/CEF_57x47.gif

The Project Manager is the heart of a project. A Project Manager shoulders important duties, such as resources allocation, inter-departmental communication and integration, supervision and review. The project manager’s capability undoubtedly determines a corporation’s competitiveness. Nowadays, there are over 1,000,800 PMP® holders in charged of various projects in more than 200 countries. Accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI)®, PMP® is, for sure, the project management credential with the greatest international recognition among all.

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This programme is run by Informatics Thames College (Reg. no. 518670).

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

PMI, PMP, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-ACP, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), PMBOK and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

CEF Course Code : 21C047341
CEF Course Name : Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) Preparation Course
*The course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund
* The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework

Programme Highlights

Unique Training Model – SUCCEEDTM 

S — Situation Analysis: tackle problems in “What-if” scenarios

U — Updates of Skill: set, Decision Making, Context diagram etc.

C — Cases Sharing:  7 cases from MaxWideman/ HaroldKerzners

C — Checklist Reviews: All sort of PM templates

E — Exercises in Class

E — Exam Drills: 500+ sample questions

D — Delivery Approaches

  1. Passing Rate: above 95% pass in one time
  2. 39 hours instructor-led workshop + 3 hours Exam Drill + 3 hours mock exam and review
  3. Trained more than 4,500 Project Management Specialists
  4. Case studies drawn from examples of Fortune 500 companies, and from cases offered by top US business schools
  5. More than 3,000 MC questions for exam practice
Pre-requisites

For a four-year Degree holder:
1) Project Management Experience:
Minimum 36 months of leading projects;
2) Project Management Education:
35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certication

For a high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent) Holder:
1) Project Management Experience:
Minimum 60 months leading projects;
2) Project Management Edcuation:
35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certication

Programme Outline

Introduction, Framework:

  • PM Process and Organization Types
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Mock Exam

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Domain I: People (42%)

Domain II: Process (50%)

Domain III: Business Environment (8%)

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Create 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
• Case study

Start the Project
• Determine Project 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
• Plan and Manage Procurement
• Establish Project Governance Structure
• Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure
• Case study

Do 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
• Case study

Keep the Team on Track
• Lead a Team
• Support Team Performance
• Address and Remove Impediments
• Manage Conflict
• Collaborate with Stakeholders
• Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
• Apply Emotional Intelligence
• Case study

Keep the Business in Mind
• Manage Compliance Requirements
• Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
• Evaluate and Address Business Environment Changes
• Support Organizational Change
• Employ Continuous Process Improvement
• Case study

Exam Details

230 minutes Computer-Base Testing (CBT). One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based test.
180 questions (Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.)

Trainer Profile

Mr Sam Lee (Trainer)

Academic/ Professional Background

  • Project Management: PMP®
  • PMI-Agile Certified Pratitioner: ACP®
  • Program Management: CPM
  • Supply Chain Management: CPSM

Working Background

  • Being appointed to be the Project Management trainer for ROCHE, INTEL, Bank of America, Bank of China Incorporate, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal Limited (HACTL) and CHANEL, Bank of Communications, etc.
  • Leading project management team to develop software system for listed companies over 20 years.
  • Representing independent service vendor managing projects with multi-national corporations (MNCs)
  • Extensive leading experience in the Government’s and Non-Profit Organization’s tenders projects.

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Mr Simon Hui (Trainer)

Academic/ Professional Background

  • Project Management: PMP®
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner – PMI-ACP®
  • Supply Chain Management: CPSM
  • BEAM Professional – HKGBC
  • LEED AP – USGBC
  • CDM-C(UK) – Association of CDM-C
  • UK Register Architect – RIBA, ARB(UK)
  • HK Register Architect – HKIA, ARB(UK)
  • Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner
  • University of Newcastle upon tyne, England (BArch)
  • University of Manchester (MBA) – Existing
  • University of East London (Dip. Arch)

Working Background

  • 8 years Design and Project management experience in Hong Kong, China, London, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc

Recognition

  • Honarable Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • Young members committee Chairman, 2017-2019
  • Guest Speaker for HKIA Public lecture, 2016
  • Co-writer of HKIA publishing, 2015-2016
  • Young members committee, 2014-2016
  • Archive committee, 2014-2016
  • Arch walk docent, 2016
  • HK & UK Qualified Architect and also qualified the BEAM – Plus and LEED-AP as well, with total 7 professional qualifications.
  • Top 5 – E-factor, UEL Business competition, 2010

Publishing

  • Architectural columnist, UK Chinese time, 2009 – 2011
  • Architectural columnist, www.newsccn.com 2010 – 2011
  • Architectural travel guide book, Red publishing, 2007
  • Arch- touch, Joint publishing, 2013
  • Arch- touch II, Joint publishing, 2014
  • Arch- touch III, Joint publishing, 2016
  • Arch- touch IV, Joint publishing, 2018
  • 《筆生建築》, Joint publishing, 2016
  • Architectural Columnitst, Hong Kong Economic Journel
  • 《 香港信報 》— 建築思話
  • Architectural Columnitst, Hong Kong Skypost
  • 《香港晴報 》— 筆講建築
Q&A: CAPM vs. PMP?

CAPM vs. PMP: Which is best for you?

The  Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® are two certifications administered by a professional project management organization called the Project Management Institute (PMI). The CAPM is an entry-level certification designed to prepare candidates for positions in project management, while the PMP is a credential for project managers with at least three years of experience.

Here’s a quick overview of how they compare.

CAPM PMP
Who’s it for? Entry-level project managers Those with at least three years of project management experience
Jobs postings that mention certification on Indeed (September 2021) 1,180 14,700
Requirements Secondary degree, plus 23 hours of project management education 35 hours of project management training (can be replaced with CAPM), and 36 months of experience leading projects with a four-year degree, or 60 months with a secondary degree
Average US salary (from Payscale, September 2021) $67,000 $108,000
Cost $300 for non-PMI members, $224 for PMI members $555 for non-PMI members, $405 for PMI members
Exam 3 hours, 150 questions 3 hours 50 minutes, 180 questions

Let’s take a look at the requirements, costs, and other details of each.

CAPM vs. PMP certification requirements

The requirements to qualify for the CAPM are as follows:

  • 23 hours of project management education, completed before you take the exam
  • High school diploma or equivalent

The requirements to qualify for the PMP are:

  • 35 hours of project management education. This can be waived if you have the CAPM certification.
  • 36 months (3 years total) of experience leading projects if you have a four-year degree, or 60 months (5 years total) if you have a high school diploma, an associate’s degree, or the global equivalent

You’ll need to pay for and pass a certification exam to receive each certification.

 

CAPM vs. PMP exam cost

The PMP certification exam costs more than the CAPM certification. The PMP costs $555 for non-PMI members, and the CAPM $300 for non-members. Here’s a breakdown of their costs.

Note that a PMI membership costs $129 a year, plus a one-time application fee of $10.

CAPM cost:

  • $225 for PMI members ($364 total with membership and membership application fee)
  • $300 for non-PMI members

 

PMP cost:

  • $405 for PMI members ($544 total with membership and membership application fee)
  • $555 for non-PMI members