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					   PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
                     COURSE
       BRYANT CONSULTING GROUP’S PMP TRAINING CAMP

Contents
OVERVIEW OF BCG’S PMP TRAINING CAMP ........................................................... 1
OVERVIEW OF TRAINING CAMP INSTRUCTION ..................................................... 2
COURSE CALENDAR ...................................................................................................... 4
COURSE PRICING ............................................................................................................ 5
CLOSING ........................................................................................................................... 5

OVERVIEW OF BCG’S PMP TRAINING CAMP
The ultimate goal for all Project Management course participants is to pass the
Project Management Professional (PMP) examination as authored and administered
by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the project management credential
of choice for numerous industries and companies. By attaining the PMP Credential,
the participant will be a member of the largest and most prestigious group of certified
professionals in the global project management community.

Earning a professional credential means that one has:
   o Demonstrated the appropriate education and/or professional experience.
   o Passed a rigorous examination.
   o Agreed to abide by a professional code of conduct.
   o Committed to maintaining their active credential through meeting continuing
      certification requirements.

Project management certification is widely recognized as evidence of a proven level
of expertise, education, and experience in project management. Through the use of
the e-learning modules, the manuals, and the training classes, participants will be
enabled to complete the Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation
examination for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The
examination consists of a rigorous, multiple-choice examination designed to
objectively assess project management knowledge. The PMP examination utilizes
scenario or application-based questions where practitioners are asked to apply their
knowledge to specific situations.

    The PMP Examination measures the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and
techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. It is based on the



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PMP Examination Specification that details the percentage of questions contained in
each performance domain:

                             EXAM PERFORMANCE
                                   DOMAINS
                                     Initiating
                                     Planning
                                     Executing
                             Monitoring and Controlling
                                      Closing
                              Professional and Social
                                  Responsibility

The examination is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions, of which 25 are
considered pretest questions. Pre-test questions are randomly placed throughout the
exam and do not effect the candidate’s score. These questions are used in
examinations as an effective and legitimate way to increase the number of future
exam questions.

The allotted time to complete the examination is four hours. The four-hour
examination is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial, which is not part of the
allotted four hours.

PMP Examination questions:
  o are developed and validated by global work groups of content experts.
  o are referenced to current resources from project management textbook
     sources.
  o are monitored through psychometric analysis.
  o satisfy the test specifications of a job analysis.


OVERVIEW OF TRAINING CAMP INSTRUCTION

BCG’s PMP on-site training program, titled “Mastering the PMP Exam” is designed
for project managers, program managers, and other professionals in the public and
private sectors. There are certain prerequisites prior to enrolling in the BCG course:
    o Students must purchase the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK),
       Third Edition, as published by the Project Management Institute; and
    o Students must be eligible to take the PMP examination, as defined by the
       Project Management Institute (see www.pmi.org).




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The instructional method of the classes will be as follows:

    Method of Instruction                               Strategies
The BCG Learn.Net PMP           o BCG offers a preparatory e-learning system
 Certification E-learning           unlike any other PMP exam preparation
          System                    program.
                                o One month prior to the beginning of the
                                    instructor-led training, students will have
                                    access to the robust BCG Learn.com e-
                                    learning course. This course introduces
                                    students to project management from the
                                    PMI’s perspective and how it is addressed in
                                    the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third
                                    Edition.
                                o Full completion of the e-learning course will
                                    prepare students for the on-site, instructor-led
                                    training, as well as further preparing them for
                                    the PMP exam.
      The BCG PMP               o This manual correlates with the Project
   Certification Training           Management Body of Knowledge Third Edition
           Manual               o The manual covers all inputs,
                                    techniques/strategies, and outputs of all parts
                                    of the nine knowledge areas of the overall five
                                    project management process groups.
                                o Practical exercises, discussions, case studies,
                                    and scenarios appear throughout the manual.
                                    This enables the student to relate PMBOK
                                    concepts and principles to real world project
                                    management situations.
Instructor-Led Presentation     o Covers major concepts addressed in the
                                    corresponding manual
                                o Provides class discussion points based upon:
                                        o Major concepts from the manual
                                        o Examples from the manual
      Group Activities      Group activities play a major role in stimulating
                            interest and involvement
                                o Role play activities that implements course
                                    concepts with experiential learning
                                o Analyze and discuss examples and scenarios
                                    that pertain to project management issues and
                                    concepts.




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    Method of Instruction                               Strategies
 Mock Quizzes and Mock         Mock quizzes
        Exams                     o One quiz administered per module
                               Mock PMP exam
                                  o One mock exam will be administered in
                                      preparation for the PMP exam
     Review Strategies         The following exam review strategies will be
                               employed during classes:
                                  o Master vocabulary, formulas, and concepts
                                      through the use of flashcards
                                  o Developing study checklists
                                  o Exam tips and tricks
                                  o Exam taking strategies

Instruction will be geared toward and centered on an approach of “teaching to the
test”. “Teaching to the test” is an instructional strategy that can sometimes be boring
and lack student involvement. Integration of small group activities, small group
discussion, large group activities, and large group discussion will stimulate interest
and involvement, while at the same time maximizing higher order thinking and
experiential learning situations.

Additionally, the BCG touch will be applied by giving participants review strategies
throughout classes. Mock exams will be administered as well. Flashcards will also
be provided for students, aiding in their preparation for the exam.

COURSE CALENDAR

The course will be a five-day workshop that begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. There
will be a one-hour lunch break between 1pm and 2pm. The last day (Day 5) will
have lunch scheduled from 11:30-12:30. The following is the daily agenda for the
course:
            Day                                   Topics Covered
              1                   o Administrative Issues/Procedures
                                  o Distribution of BCG PMP Flashcards
                                  o Distribution of BCG PMP Exam Prep Manual
                                  o Modules 1-3
                                  o Introduction to exam strategies and tips
              2                   o Modules 4-6
              3                   o Modules 7-9
              4                   o Modules 10-11
                                  o Mock PMP Exam #1 (100 questions)
                                  o Review Mock Exam#1
              5                   o Receive graded Mock Exam #1
                                  o Exam strategies and tips
                                  o Mock PMP Exam #2 (200 questions)


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Following completion of the course, students will receive their graded Mock PMP
Exam #2 in the mail, along with the answer/answer rationale documents
corresponding with the two mock PMP exams.

COURSE PRICING
After thorough analysis and cost comparison with other local PMP exam preparation
on-site training programs, the following price structure has been arrived upon:

           Type of Participant                              Course Fee
         Non-BCG Club student                                 $2600
          BCG Gold Member                                     $2080
         BCG Platinum Member                                    $2080
This price includes the e-learning modules as well as the classroom portion. For
information about our membership programs, see our Discounts page at
http://www.bryanttraining.com/discounts.htm

Here is the incentive program for organizations enrolling students for the course:

          If your organization…                              Incentive
Signs up 3-5 students                       You receive 10% off the total price
Signs up 6-10 students                      You receive 15% off the total price

CLOSING
Bryant Consulting Group’s Project Management course provides thorough
preparation and instruction geared towards successful completion of the Project
Management Professional examination authored by the Project Management
Institute. Through preliminary e-learning modules, a robust training manual, and
innovative instructional methodology and techniques, participants will gain access to
the tools necessary for passing the PMP exam.




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