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Course Overview

This is a free trial of our PMP®/CAPM® online tutorial. The free trial includes 4 videos and approximately 20 test questions. If you feel this tutorial works with your learning style, you can purchase the full course here.

The full 35-hour course thoroughly prepares students for the PMP® (as well as the CAPM®) certification exam. The course uses A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition as the source material and aligns with the new test objectives released in January, 2016. This course is registered with the Project Management Institute, and it provides participants with the 35 contact hours that PMI requires of all PMP® candidates (as well as the 23 hours that PMI requires of CAPM® candidates). It also provides currently certified PMP®s with 35 PDUs. Over 700,000 people in 170 countries hold the PMP® credential. The PMP® exam is generally viewed as notoriously difficult.

Course Cost

The cost of the course is $395 for a three-month subscription. The course includes:

  • 35 hours of videos that fully explore the concepts typically found on the PMP® and CAPM® exams.
  • A student manual in PDF format, consisting of over 600 slides
  • Multiple choice quizzes (like those found on the real exam) to test your knowledge of each unit and lesson.
  • A 200 question multiple choice exam that simulates the the real exam.
  • Over 30 project management templates, such as Project Charter and Risk Register templates, in Word and Excel format. Based on the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition, these royalty-free templates help reinforce the principles presented in class. For each blank template, a second document with sample content is provided, such as a Project Charter for an office relocation project.
  • A certificate of completion. Our organization (Pinnacle ProDev, LLC) is registered with PMI as a Registered Education Provider (REP 3446), and this course is specifically registered with PMI for 35 contact hours (or 35 PDUs for currently certified PMP®s.)
  • Extra exercises for Earned Value Management and Critical Path Method
  • Scroll below to see a list of all topics covered by this course.

PMP®/CAPM® Additional Resources

Maximize Your Exam Confidence!
The exam is difficult! These additional test questions and tools are designed to maximize the likelihood of your success. As part of your subscription, you will also receive access to the following critical exam resources:

  • Over 1,000 online practice questions (with tens of thousands of variations)
    • Normal and hard difficulty
    • Focus on one or more PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Area (e.g. Project Scope Management, Project Cost Management)
    • Focus on one or more PMBOK® Guide Process Group (e.g. Initiating, Planning)
    • See correct and incorrect answers at the end of the exam or after each question, with full explanations
    • Timed or untimed
    • Score tracking: see your scores
  • Approximately 200 online PMBOK® Guide definitions flashcards
    • Standard flashcard format (term and definition)
    • Multiple choice format
  • Thousands of online ITTO test questions (in addition to the 1000+ online practice questions)
    • Focus on one or more PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas (e.g. Project Scope Management, Project Cost Management)
    • Focus on one or more PMBOK® Guide Process Groups (e.g. Initiating, Planning)

Please note: when you purchase these additional resources, you will receive an email with your registration key and instructions on how and where to access your resources. At this time, the PMP®/CAPM® tutorial (with videos and practice questions) and the PMP®/CAPM® Additional Resources are hosted on different servers, requiring a second registration.
Thanks for your interest in this course.

About the Instructor

This course was created by and is delivered by Dr. Brian Salk, PhD, PMP®. Dr. Salk has helped well over 1,000 candidates earn their PMP® and/or CAPM® certifications over the last fifteen years. He served as an author or reviewer for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth editions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: the primary source of subjects found on the PMP® and the CAPM® exams. He has over 25 years of corporate teaching experience, and he has won the Worldwide Excellence in Training award four times. This award recognizes extremely high student satisfaction with the training experience. Dr. Salk has authored a full line of courseware for PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®, and other project management subjects, as well as contributed content to several of the bestselling PMP® Exam preparation manuals on the market. Dr. Salk delivers classes and consulting services to clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

Thanks for your interest in this course.

If you have questions about this course, or if are interested in Dr. Salk’s training or consulting services for your organization, contact him at

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Project Management Framework

  • Purpose of a Project Management Standard (1.1)
  • What is a Project? (1.2)
  • What is Project Management? (1.3)
  • Project, Program, and Portfolio Management (1.4)
  • Project Management and Operations Management (1.5)
  • Business Value (1.6)
  • Role of a Project Manager (1.7)
  • Exam Preparation

Lesson 2: Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle

  • Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle (2.1)
  • Project Stakeholders (2.2)
  • Project Team (2.3)
  • Project Life Cycle (2.4)

Lesson 3: Project Management Processes

  • Project Management Processes Overview (3.0)
  • Common Project Management Process Interactions (3.1)
  • Project Management Process Groups (3.2)
  • Initiating Process Group (3.3)
  • Planning Process Group (3.4)
  • Executing Process Group (3.5)
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group (3.6)
  • Closing Process Group (3.7)
  • Project Information (3.8)
  • Role of the Knowledge Areas (3.9)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 4: Project Integration Management

  • Project Integration Management Overview
  • Develop Project Charter (4.1)
  • Develop Project Management Plan (4.2)
  • Direct and Manage Project Work (4.3)
  • Monitor and Control Project Work (4.4)
  • Perform Integrated Change Control (4.5)
  • Close Project or Phase (4.6)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 5: Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope Management Overview
  • Plan Scope Management (5.1)
  • Collect Requirements (5.2)
  • Define Scope (5.3)
  • Create WBS (5.4)
  • Validate Scope (5.5)
  • Control Scope (5.6)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 6: Project Time Management

  • Project Time Management Overview
  • Plan Schedule Management (6.1)
  • Define Activities (6.2)
  • Sequence Activities (6.3)
  • Estimate Activity Resources (6.4)
  • Estimate Activity Durations (6.5)
  • Develop Schedule (6.6)
  • Control Schedule (6.7)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 7: Project Cost Management

  • Project Cost Management Overview
  • Plan Cost Management (7.1)
  • Estimate Costs (7.2)
  • Determine Budget (7.3)
  • Control Costs (7.4)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 8: Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality Management Overview
  • Plan Quality Management (8.1)
  • Perform Quality Assurance (8.2)
  • Control Quality (8.3)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 9: Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Human Resource Management Overview
  • Plan Human Resource Management (9.1)
  • Acquire Project Team (9.2)
  • Develop Project Team (9.3)
  • Manage Project Team (9.4)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 10: Project Communications Management

  • Project Communications Management Overview
  • Plan Communications Management (10.1)
  • Manage Communications (10.2)
  • Control Communications (10.3)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 11: Project Risk Management

  • Project Risk Management Overview
  • Plan Risk Management (11.1)
  • Identify Risks (11.2)
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis (11.3)
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis (11.4)
  • Plan Risk Responses (11.5)
  • Control Risks (11.6)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 12: Project Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management Overview
  • Plan Procurement Management (12.1)
  • Conduct Procurements (12.2)
  • Control Procurements (12.3)
  • Close Procurements (12.4)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Lesson 13: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Project Stakeholder Management Overview
  • Identify Stakeholders (13.1)
  • Plan Stakeholder Management (13.2)
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement (13.3)
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement (13.4)
  • Lesson Review Questions

Acknowledgements and Trademarks

Materials in this class are based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. , 2013. PMI, PMP, CAPM, OPM3, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, and PMBOK Guide are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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