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PD496 - Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam

PD496 - Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Houston, TX, USA
Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019


Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

This 2-day course is designed to help mechanical engineers prepare for the Project management Professional Examination.  The curriculum is focused on Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) PMBOK grid, covering all of the materials PMI considers important in the exam.  This course is revised often in order to reflect the changes in the Project Management Professional Examination, most recently, the changes that went into effect in September 2017 and the coverage of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).  This course reviews the entire nature of project management, how all of the tools and techniques relate to one another, and how it all goes together to make a unified methodology that can be used to successfully manage products.  This course is packed with simulation questions that will be applied as hands-on exercise throughout its duration.  By the end of the course, you will have answered hundreds of simulation questions. 

Note: The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is designed to certify project managers who meet the criteria for both knowledge and experience.  Along with the changes of September 2017, PMI now requires at least 35-hours of project management education.  Therefore, it is recommended that candidates sign up for PD467, “Project Management for Engineers and Technical Professionals” first, or take the two courses combined (the combination course is PD629; "Project Management Combo Course,” for which one can save up to $755).

Attendees will receive the following:
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, 4th Edition, by Joseph Phillips; course notes/presentation is composed of a PowerPoint presentation handout with space for notes; and access to MGCG’s online simulation exams after the course, until you pass the exam.

You will learn to
 - Define specific terms and explain their importance in the “language” of project management.
 - Identify the ITTOs (inputs, tools, techniques and outputs) for various processes
 - Explain how to manage organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
This course is primarily designed for mechanic engineers (ME’s) and technical professionals who already have project management knowledge and are preparing to take the PMP certification exam.

Throughout this course, participants will achieve the following results:
 -Practice for the PMP certification exam using the latest and most complete test-preparation materials available
 -Review each competency areas tested on the exam through numerous case studies and other valuable practices tools, including:
 -Practice questions, more than 900 in all
 -Simulated questions in the situational format of the new exam
 -Discussion and simulation questions on professional responsibility, which has been added to the certification exam
 -Discussion and simulation questions on risk management

Throughout this course, participants will be preparing to answer PMP certification exam questions on the following:
 -Scope and Time Management
 -Cost and Human Resources Management
 -Risk and Quality Management
 -Contract and Procurement Management
 -Communications Management
 -Professional Responsibility

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD496
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Marcus Goncalves has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
He has more than 30 books published in United States (5 in Brazil and many others translated in several idioms, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide. Marcus specializes on Knowledge, Project Change and Risk Management practices. Marcus is a member of the project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP).

In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the US Executives and in the Computer Industry by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation.

Marcus holds a master degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration.

Brian E. Porter, P.E., PMP, is the Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for MGCG. He is also the President of Product Invention Management, based in Addison, IL, and concurrently the Director of Technical Product and Market Development for Semler Industries, Inc. Mr. Porter has over fifteen years of experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets.

Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Management with Specialty in Project Management from Boston University. Currently, he teaches graduate courses at Boston University in E-Commerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Project Management and other disciplines. He also is Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business and International Marketing

Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for more than a decade. He also holds multiple patents in the USA, and numerous pending both domestically and internationally.

Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP). His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and Germany.

He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics. In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover story for "Mechanical Engineering" magazine.

Alan Cline, PMP, PMI-ACP, is currently a Consultant and Agile Iteration Coach, and president of Carolla Development, a project management consulting company. Al has been in the software industry for about 35 years, and a process engineer consultant for the last 25. He holds an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the PMI. He also teaches BA, PM, PMP-prep classes, and ACP-prep classes internationally. He is the currently writing a book on agile practices for those new to agile so that they can deliver software predictably with unusually low defect rates.

Previously, Al was the Director of Software Engineering for Flairsoft Federal. He was the software engineering lead and iteration coach for a $3.3M agile project at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. He was a lecturer at Ohio State University for nine years, and the AVP of Nationwide’s Requirements Center of Excellence. As a consultant, he helps develop his clients’ in-house processes, and works with upper management on the harder problem of strategic deployment and cultural change for implementation. Al has helped his clients develop their own PMO’s and software development roadmaps.

Al earned his M.S. in Physics and B.S. in Math, both contributing to his passionate zeal for rigor in software development and project management.
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