Fall 2019 PMP Prep Course

Fall 2019 PMP Prep Course


Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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The class is intended to help participants prepare for the PMP exam, and is taught by a certified Project Management Professional, who has 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.

This PMP training course is not just a test prep course. Learn Project Management using the context of the PMI® Process Groups through skills-based training developed using a proven methodology to meet our PMP goals. Study exam topics through the lens of the Ten Knowledge Areas while developing and reinforcing real-world project management skills.

The first part of this PMP and CAPM® this PMP training course is not just a test prep course. Learn Project Management using the context of the PMI® Process Groups through skills-based training developed using a proven methodology to meet your PMP goals. Study exam topics through the lens of the Ten Knowledge Areas while developing and reinforcing real-world project management skills. The second part of the course examines the specific skills of project management through the lens of the Ten Knowledge Areas. Special importance is given to those concepts which historically have been emphasized by PMI, including memorization of guides and diagrams. Intense question review and focused memorization are an integral part of this section.

This PMP/CAPM course also offers in-class practice exams to help you learn not only the project management knowledge, but also the nature of the Project Management Professional exam, the types of questions asked, and the form the questions take. Through practice exercises, you will gain valuable information, learn how to rapidly recall important facts, and generally increase your test-taking skills.

Course Structure:

This Ocotber 2019 PMP Prep class will based on the “Guide to the PMBOK 6th 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:

· Hard copy 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 soft copy (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 PMTraining.com practice test website at a discounted price. The PMTraining.com website will have another 22 “final Mock tests” each with 50 questions each. The cost of this optional item is $45 per student.

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.

Event Location

NEW LOCATION: Courtyard by Marriott Tysons Corner
1960-A Chain Bridge Road
Mclean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

Course Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.

October 19, 2019 – Day One

· Introductions & Exam Strategy

· Foundational Concepts

· Lunch

· Integration Management

· Professional Responsibility

October 20 , 2019 – Day Two

· Review Day One

· Scope Management

· Lunch

· Time Management

· Network Diagramming

October 26, 2019 – Day Three

· Review Day Two

· Cost Management

· Earned Value Management (EVM)

· Lunch

· Quality Management

· Human Resource Management

October 27, 2019 – Day Four

· Review Day Three

· Risk Management

· Lunch

· Procurement Management

· Communications Management

· Stakeholder Management

· Final Recommendations


PMIWDC Members = $1,175/person
Non-Members = $1,195/person
Full-Time Students = $975/person (Please contact us at info@pmiwdc.org 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.

26 contact hours shall be taught over two weekends (Saturday/Sunday). Additional out of classroom study assignments will be given for the additional 9 contact hours needed for the exam.


This class goes from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day.

PDUs Available: 
0.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
This course offers 26 contact hours for those seeking their PMP certification.

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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