Preparation for the new PMP 2021 examination

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For the first time, prepare with material (slides, exercises etc) from PMI itself!

You can attend the seminar either online or in class (depending on the COVID restrictions). It includes synchronous and asynchronous training, while the exams can be taken on your computer on the day and time that suits you!

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Description of the new Seminar and the PMP 2021 examination

In 2020 the Project Management Institute (PMI) decided to prepare its own material and exercises for the preparation of the PMP exams. Then, through a process of strict criteria, he selected the educational organizations that will be able to teach this material, and which will be the new Authorized Training Partners (ATPs).

In addition, again in 2020, the PMI renewed the format and content of the PMP exam, releasing a new Exam Content Outline (syllabus) . The changes in the new exam, which will start in January 2021, are significant and structural. The material is divided into 3 main sections (People, Process, Business Environment) , while about 50% of the questions will come from an agile environment!

You can see a more detailed description of the changes in our article here.

Critical Path, with over 17 years of experience in implementing PMP training programs , is one of the first ATPs in the world, and offers for the first time in Greece the new preparation program for PMP certification exams ! PMI material and exercises are enriched with our additional material and exercises, examples, templates, online preparation tests, etc.

The purpose of this new seminar is to help participants prepare properly for the new exams for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification of Project Management Institute (PMI) ® , as they will be given from January 2021.

The seminar is based on the latest version of the Exam Content Outline (ECO), i.e. the PMP exam material. It uses material from PMI's PMBOK® Guide (7th edition), Agile Practice Guide and Process Groups Practice Guide. Finally, it makes use of the bibliography proposed by PMI that is the basis for the development of the new Exam Content Outline.

The seminar material developed by PMI will be available online for participants, along with additional material from PMI itself (checklists, templates, etc.).

Characteristic of the seminar is its practical form , which focuses on the exercises first developed by PMI itself and which only Authorized Training Partners can use! / strong>

The PMP certification exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions , which must be answered in 4 hours . You can take the exam from your computer , through online proctoring with a video camera, on days and hours that will suit you!

Seminar Benefits

After the end of the seminar you will:

  • have practiced exercises that were first developed by PMI itself and that only Authorized Training Partners can use.
  • have been prepared with the training material (slides, checklists, templates) first developed by PMI itself and which only Authorized Training Partners can use.
  • know the 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas and 49 PMBOK® Project Management Processes Guide 6th edition.
  • know the 3 Performance Domains on which the new PMP test is based.
  • Understand all the agile concepts you will need to answer the questions in the new PMP exam.
  • be able to do tailoring and apply the above in a detailed and systematic methodology for all projects undertaken.
  • be able to select the appropriate documents, tools and techniques and incorporate them into the Project Management processes you use.
  • have participated in a lively, interactive and effective preparation seminar, developed based on the best techniques of modern education.
  • Meet the PM training requirements for the PMP® exam!
Yiannis (Ioannis) Vithynos, Elec. Eng. NTUA, MSc. is a certified instructor for the new PMP seminar! He has nearly two decades of experience with thousands of hours in teaching PMP training programs, from the 2nd edition to the current 7th edition of the PMBOK Guide and the exam content outline for PMP 2021.

He was a member of the core review team for the 7th edition of the PMBOK Guide, released in 2021. He also presented at the PMI Virtual Experience Series in August 2020. He volunteers for various PMI Education Foundation initiatives.

He has extensive work experience in managing complex telecommunications and IT projects in Greece and the Balkans. He also has experience in agile projects in software development. He is the founder of Critical Path Consulting & Training, a company exclusively focused on education and consulting services in Project Management for the past 15 years, and has been a Registered Education Provider and Authorized Training Partner of PMI since 2010!

He is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP)® and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, holding certifications in PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner, as well as IPMA-D and PM2 Advanced. Additionally, he holds the Change Management Practitioner certification.

He was a member of the first elected Board of Directors of the Greek chapter of PMI and served on the organizing committee for the 1st Project Management Conference in Athens in November 2006. He is also a member of EDDΕ (the Greek Member Association of IPMA) and serves as an evaluator for the IPMA Global Project Excellence Awards.

Target audience

The seminar is aimed at those who wish to take part in the new PMI® PMP® certification exams.
According to PMI®, the prerequisites for taking the PMP® exam are (for those with a bachelor's degree or higher) at least 36 months of project management experience. Also, 35 contact hours of training in Project Management (covered by the seminar).

Content of the seminar.
The content of the seminar is based on the material of the PMI itself and is 100% harmonized with the new PMP exam content outline.
  • Introduction
    • The Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • PMP Certification Exams
    • Maintain certification
    • The sites of the Project Management Institute

  • 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 a Shared Understanding about a Project

  • 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/Deliverables
    • Integrate Project Planning Activities
    • Plan and Manage Procurement
    • Establish Project Governance Structure
    • Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure

  • 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 to Project Continuity

  • 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

  • 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 Organizational Change
    • Employ Continuous Process Improvement

  • Training material and methodology

    The seminar material has been developed by PMI itself, and participants have full online access to this material!

    Key - but not the only - sources of the material are the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th edition and 7th edition, as well as the Agile Practice Guide and Process Groups Practice Guide of PMI.

    Rita Mulcahy PMP Exam Prep front cover Authorized PMP Exam Prep front cover PMBOK Guide front cover

    The exercises that we will be doing were developed for the first time directly from PMI!

    In addition, a lot of extra material is given, part of which comes from PMI, and part has been developed by Critical Path.

    Along with the above material, the book "PMP Exam Prep", R. Mulcahy et al., 11th edition, is given for further personal study.

    The seminar lasts 48 teaching hours, and fully covers the PM educational requirement of PMI.

    The seminar is currently planned to be implemented online via zoom. Depending on the developments, the seminar will start again being delivered in classroom.