Winter 2018 PMP Prep Course

Winter 2018 PMP Prep Course


Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Course Content:
The classes are intended to help participants prepare for the PMP exam, and are taught by certified Project Management Professionals, who have years of practical project management experience. Those wishing to attend the classes should already have a background in project management fundamentals. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam. A continental breakfast, beverages and lunch will be provided each day.

Course Structure:
This February 2018 PMP Prep class will based on the “Guide to the PMBOK 5th Edition” content and knowledge areas. The course instruction is taught by experts in the subject matter. The order of the topics to be presented may change.

Course Materials:
All registered participants will receive the following printed documents:

  • Hardcopy of all slides used in the class
  • A Student Workbook with exercises and quizzes
  • The Key Equation sheet
  • “Key ITTO document” (Key Inputs-Tools & Techniques-Outputs)
  • The Process Blueprint

Additionally, all registered participants will receive a softcopy (PDF copy) of our “Checklist document” with additional exercises.

All registered participants will receive 30 days of complimentary access to the Best Practices Training virtual PMP Prep website with more than 40 hours of video training (more than a four-day class), and more than 1,000 quiz questions.

All registered participants can also elect to purchase 90-day license to the practice test website at a discounted price. The website will have another 22 “final Mock tests” each with 50 questions each. The cost of this optional item is $45 per student.
Additional Considerations:

The PMP exam will be changing to be based on Version Six of the PMBOK Guide on March 26, 2018, and we expect there will be significant change with the test at this time. Students taking the February class will want to take the PMP exam before it changes on March 26th. Therefore, it is vital that students submit their applications for the test with PMI before the class starts (if possible), or immediately after class ends. (If you need the 28 contact hours being provided with the class as part of the 35 contact hours needed for application, you will have to wait to the last day of the class to submit your application. It is the student’s responsibility to get their application submitted to PMI and accepted, so that there will be enough time to schedule the test before March 26th.)

This course is intended to reduce the overall hours of study required to pass the PMP exam. Please register/qualify to take the exam by completing the PMI Global Operations Center (GOC) registration form available on the PMI website. After you receive notice from PMI GOC of your qualification to take the exam, Prometric will administer the PMP exam on a date and time you arrange. This can be done at any time of year and at a number of different sites. In addition, it is helpful to review PMI's PMP Certification Handbook for further guidance on preparing for the exam. Please see our PMP Exam FAQs for additional information.

Course Schedule
Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.
February 17, 2018 – Day One

  • Introductions & Exam Strategy
  • Foundational Concepts
  • Lunch
  • Integration Management
  • Professional Responsibility

February 18, 2018 – Day Two

  • Review Day One<
  • Scope Management
  • Lunch
  • Time Management
  • Network Diagramming

February 24, 2018 – Day Three

  • Review Day Two
  • Cost Management
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Lunch
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management

February 25, 2018 – Day Four

  • Review Day Three
  • Risk Management
  • Lunch
  • Procurement Management
  • Communications Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Final Recommendations
Event Location

DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, , 22102

Agenda and Cost:


PMIWDC Members = $975/person
Non-Members = $995/person
Full-Time Students = $875/person (Please contact us at to inquire about this special rate)

Cancellation policy: Full refund of course fee if notification received 7 days prior to first session. 50% refund between 7 days and 48 hours prior to first session. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 48 hours before the first session.

PDUs Available: 
0.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

About the Speakers

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Best Practices Training, LLC
Senior Instructor

Mark Tolbert is a certified PMP, and also a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Mark brings more than 25 years of practical project and program management expertise to the classroom and is methodical about transferring his knowledge and best practices for studying for the PMP Certification Exam each and every time he teaches a class. Mark is very passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.

Since November 2003, Mark has taught courses in PMP Certification Prep, project management, and Agile project management to clients around the globe including the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC), the U.S Bureau of the Census, BRMI, Henkel Corporation, Vista Technologies, Human Solutions Corporation, Providge Consulting and open enrollment programs across the United States. The majority of his PMP Prep students have a first-time success rate for PMP students in his classes has consistently exceeded 95%.

Prior to teaching, Mark spent 27 years at Hewlett-Packard where he successfully managed support programs and project teams including a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and Mobile Device Management programs.

Mark has been an active PMIWDC Chapter member and volunteer for the past 21 years serving on a number of board positions including most recently (from 2009 through 2012) serving on the board as the Trustee for the chapter. He has also taught PMP Prep classes for the chapter membership for the past fifteen years.

Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda. They have three boys who are all working in information technology careers today.

About the PMP Prep Courses

Exam prep courses are offered approximately 4 times per year, on no set schedule.

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