TMOG Learning Center, a Private Post-Secondary School certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and a Project Management Institute (PMI) Authorized Training Partner, will be offering its signature PMP Prep Course to a limited number of students who are planning on taking the PMP Exam.
CY 2021 Class Dates:
- February 5-7 and 19-21: PMP Prep Class
- March 12 – 14 and 19-21: PMP Prep Class
- April 9- 11 and 16-18: PMP Prep Class
- May 14-16 and 21-23: PMP Prep Class
- June 11-13 and 25-27: PMP Prep Class
- July 9-11 and 16-18: PMP Prep Class
- August 13-15 and 20-22: PMP Prep Class
- September 17-19 and 24-26: PMP Prep Class
- October 8-10 and 15-17: PMP Prep Class
- November 12-14 and 19-21: PMP Prep Class
- December 3-5 and 10-12: PMP Prep Class
Location: Virtual Live
Cost: $1875/person (Late Registration is $2075 effective 10 days prior to class)
This is an advance course that assumes that you are familiar with the constructs of managing a project and have both the educational and experience level to be successful. It is geared towards those who have taken the Foundation Course (Week 1). Exceptions may be granted to individuals who already have both the educational and experience level.
- PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
- PMP® Exam Prep Textbook
- Success Study Sheets and Guides
- Proven Practicums to connect theory to real world scenarios
- 35 Hour Professional Development Unit (PDU) Certificate
- PMP/CAPM Application Assistance and After-Course Support is also provided
- Sample test questions
*All material will be based on the 6th Edition. Please note that the 6th Edition was published Q3/2017 and the PMP/CAPM test changed January 2, 2021. All material reflects the new content.
Why a Project Management Course
Recently, the President signed into law S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The legislation, strongly endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), was approved by both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
As noted by PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession®, PMIAA addresses these fundamentals first by taking stock of the talent already onboard in government and mandating the development of a strategy to develop and recognize that talent. It will support the desire of younger workers who increasingly value skills portability and new challenges and answer the call for innovative hiring practices to bring in new government talent by finally taking a credible inventory of the talent already available.
What this means to you is that the Project Management (PMP) is becoming more valuable in the workplace. It is one of the few certifications that you can use at your duty station today and still have a valuable certification years later.
The PMP is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates the earner’s competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams. PMI certification holders work in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction
Comments from a recent class included the following:
I currently manage several projects; this information will benefit each of those projects, their teams and the command (as I manage resources and accomplish pieces of the strategic vectors).
I can use this immediately. Everything we do in the military is some kind of a project. Even if I do not use all of the processes, the knowledge/skills gained will allow me to better understand scope & goals, be better organized, better organize my teams for success and communicate more effectively.
I can use PMP method to better organize & track my current ongoing project. Sticky notes are elementary. PMP is for big kids and grownups.
I am standing up a new group, and as such, I will apply the information I have learned here to ensure success and efficiency.
Our goal is to take you to the next level. More to follow during the course about the “why”.
Upon successful completion, you will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects.
We will cover the following topics at a minimum:
- Get started with project management fundamentals.
- Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
- Work with project management processes.
- Initiate a project.
- Plan a project.
- Plan for project time management.
- Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
- Plan for risk, procurement, and stakeholder management.
- Execute a project.
- Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
- Control a project.
- Close a project.
Please note that to apply for the PMP, you need to have either:
- A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
The coursework will satisfy the project management education requirement for the PMP Exam. Furthermore, we will work with the student in preparing their resumes for the exam. The PMP exam is a separate contract and is administered through PMI.
All of our instructors are Veterans of the Armed Forces, PMP Certified, have significant agile experience and have over 15 years’ experience of leading and directing projects. Furthermore, they have completed the Authorized Training Program provided by PMI.
Class Size: In order to have a low student to instructor ratio, our class size will be capped at 10. This will ensure that each student will have adequate focus and attention from the instructor.
We do provide after-class mentoring support as well as access to an electronic database of questions. Students will need to study by taking quizzes as provided. We provide the necessary material and knowledge to pass the exam; however, we do need you to be fully engaged in the process.