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PMP® Exam Prep • Joliet, IL

 
  Attend a PMP® Exam Prep Certification Boot Camp Training class in the Joliet, IL area:
 
      
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JOLIET • 4 day PMP® Boot Camp

Updated to 2021, our 4 day PMP® exam prep course prepares you to easily pass the 180 question, 4 hour PMP® exam.   Excellent prices and small class sizes bring big results.

Our instructor-led, in-person, classroom
environment, combined with our on-line PMP®
simulation test, work together providing you
the knowledge and insight needed to
pass the PMP® exam and earn your Project
Management Professional credential.

While other providers typically present the PMP®
material from the encyclopedia-like perspective of the 
10 knowledge areas, our course is unique in that we
present the PMP® material in a natural format  
following the 5 process groups. We start with Project
Initiation and end with Project Closing. We feel this
is a far better approach to learning the PMP® Exam
material and being able to apply it to your
organization going forward.

In addition to study aids and the on-line test
simulation, all of our participants will receive
their own copy of the Project Management
Body of Knowledge Guide-Sixth and Seventh Edition.

Half of the questions on the new exam
are Agile. Be ready!
 
 
 
Attend our four-day class...
take your exam and
become PMP® certified!
   

 
 
 
"I ... really liked pulling in real-world examples so that the training is more than just learning definitions."

    -Anonymous
  

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Bonus: Enhance your PMP� with a 'Learn Microsoft Project 2019' Training account
We have partnered with Simon-SezIT to offer you complimentary 'Learning Microsoft Project 2019' on-line training!  This is 9 hours of excellent training on Project 2019.
Bonus: 120 Free PDU's
After achieving your PMP, the Project Management Institute requires you to participate in 60 or more hours of Professional Development Unit's (PDU's) over the next three years. We have scanned the internet and put together a guide to 120 FREE PDU's found across the web.  Every PMP® class attendee receives this guide. 
 
  

PMP® Exam Prep Course Overview

 

Our course contains the following program:

Part I - PMP® Exam Prep Overview

  • Introduction
  • Red Rock Research Exam Guarantee Overview
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • History of the Project Management Institute
  • PMI Certifications
  • PMP® Exam Overview

Part II - Project Management Body of Knowledge

  • Agile (Scrum) Primer
  • PMBOK® Guide Overview
  • What is a Project
  • What is Project Management
  • 5 Process Groups
  • 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Organizational Types
  • Project Management Professional Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Part III - Initiating Process Group

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders

Part IV - Planning Process Group

  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope, WBS, & Activities
  • Develop Schedule, Scope, and Cost Baselines
  • Plan Quality
  • Develop Human Resource Plan
  • Plan Communications
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Plan Procurement

Part V - Executing Process Group

  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Project Team Management
  • Communication Management
  • Procurement Management

Part VI - Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

  • Monitor & Control Project Work and Risks
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Verify & Control Scope, Schedule & Costs
  • Report Performance
  • Administer Procurement

Part VII - Closing Process Group

  • Close Procurement
  • Close Project   

Different and Better

 
We know your have a choice.  Our goal is to be the most preferred PMP® Exam Prep vendor in your area.  Our program is different and better than others you will find.   
  
 

PMP® Exam Prep Activities


Our PMP® exam prep course contains specialized memory-training exercises novel to Red Rock Research.

Attendees will engage in memory-training exercises that enhance the ability of the attendee to remember facts and formulas.

Attendees will also have access to our on-line test simulator, containing sample test questions similar to the PMP® Certification exam.    
 
  

 

Common Questions about our PMP® Exam Prep Course in Joliet, IL

Am I guaranteed to pass the PMP® Exam?

 
Red Rock Research offers an industry-leading price, and an optional first-time passing guarantee for the PMP® exam. This means that if you purchase the guarantee, we guarantee you will pass the test on your first try. The PMP® is a difficult test and we take our guarantee seriously. If you don't pass the test on the first try we will pay for your second attempt. If you don't pass on your second attempt, we will pay for your third attempt. If you don't pass the PMP® on the third try, PMI requires you to wait an entire calendar year before your next attempt, and Red Rock will refund you the cost of the course minus the test we have paid for already. Check our guarantee against others and be sure they give you all of your money back, like we do. We have noted that many other providers keep a 'processing fee' when issuing refunds.

 

What is your pass rate for the PMP® Exam?

 
Pass rates vary over time. Of those attendees who follow our plan, about 8 out of 9 pass the PMP® exam on their first attempt. People who study pass the test, people who don't study have to take it over again.

 

What can you tell me about the PMP® Exam?

 
The PMP® Exam spans 4 hours and has 200 multiple-choice questions with four possible answer for each questions. This gives you about 1.6 minutes per questions.

 

How is the PMP® Exam different from the CAPM® Exam?

 
The PMP® and CAPM® exams are based on Blooms Taxonomy. The PMP® exam is based on the higher levels of the taxonomy (Creating, Evaluating, Analyzing) whereas the CAPM® is based on the lower levels of the taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Applying).

 

How many questions are on the PMP® Exam?

 
The PMP® Exam has 200 multiple-choice questions.

 

How much time do I have to complete the PMP® Exam?

 
PMI allows you three attempts to pass the PMP® exam. If you can't pass it in three attempts PMI requires you to wait one year to test again.

 

How many times can I take the PMP® Exam?

 
PMI allows you three attempts to pass the PMP® exam. If you can't pass it in three attempts PMI requires you to wait one year to test again.

 

Where in the JOLIET area can I take the PMP® Exam?

 
The PMP® Exam is taken at a PearsonVue testing center. You can locate a PearsonVue testing center in your area from their website: www.PearsonVue.com.
Testing centers are typically associated with schools in the area and as such are open or closed in conjunction with their school calendar.

The PMP® Exam can now be taken online. Learn more about that here:https://www.pmi.org/certifications/process/online-proctored-testing

 
Can the PMP® Exam be taken online?

 
The PMP® Exam can now be taken online. Learn more about that here:https://www.pmi.org/certifications/process/online-proctored-testing 

 

Should I become a member of PMI?

 
Membership in PMI has many benefits. Membership presently costs $129.00/year and generous discounts are available to students and retired professionals. The most immediate benefit for becoming a member of PMI is the cost of membership plus taking the PMP® exam is slightly less than the cost of the test alone for non-members. Red Rock recommends you become a member of PMI. Here is a list of membership benefts: https://www.pmi.org/membership/benefits

 

Where do I start my application for membership in PMI?

 
Apply for membership in PMI at: https://www.pmi.org/membership/types

 

Where do I start my application for become a PMP®?

 
Apply for you PMP® application directly on PMI's website at: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp

 

How much does the PMP® Exam cost?

 
The PMP® Exam presently costs $405 for members, and $555 for non-members.

 

How much does membership in PMI cost?

 
Membership in PMI costs $129/year. Generous discounts are available for students and retired professionals.

 

Should I start my PMP® application before coming to class?

 
Most applicants submit their application right after class ends.  PMI will reply within 5 business days.  During this time attendees are studying the course material, and working our practice test simulator.  We recommend taking the exam within two weeks of finishing the class.

 

How can I show people I have passed the PMP® Exam? Is there an official PMP® registry?

 
Yes. PMI maintains a public list of PMP® credential holders. You can find it at: http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Credential-Registry.aspx

 

Which version of the PMBOK® Guide is the course based on?

 
The course is based on the latest version of the PMBOK®, version 6.0.

 

What score is needed to pass the PMP® Exam?

 
PMI requires a 62% to pass the test. Understand, though that this number should mean absolutely nothing to you because the test is difficult and structured with questions that are extremely tricky.

 

What is needed to maintain a PMP® certification?

 
To keep your PMP® credential current you must demonstrate 60 professional development units (PDU's) of PMI-approved training during the next 3 years. Most of Red Rock's course count towards PDU's.

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