Fall 2020 PMP Prep Course

Fall 2020 PMP Prep Course


Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate


October 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2020

See link below to register.   



Virtual Fall 2020 PMP Prep Course


Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor

Best Practices Training, LLC

Event Dates:

Saturday October 3, 2020 8:30 AM

Sunday October 4, 2020 8:30 AM

Saturday October 10, 2020 8:30 AM

Sunday October 11, 2020 8:30 AM

This virutal class is intended to help prepare participants for the PMP exam should they plan to take the exam before the end of 2020. The course is taught by a certified Project Management Professional, who has years of practical project management experience. Those who plan to register for the class should have a background in project management fundamentals. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam.

The chapter recommends that participants taking this class be qualified and schedule a date for their PMP exam soon after the end of the class as PMI has announced the exam will change after January 1, 2021. PMI requires that all of the project management courseware needed for the 35 contact hours be completed at time of application. You must complete the course before you submit your application.

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 PMP registration form available on the PMI website. After you receive notice from PMI of your qualification to take the exam, you will arrange a date and time to take the exam. During these extraordinary times PMI is allowing remote testing. It is helpful to review PMI's PMP Certification Handbook for further guidance on preparing for the exam.

By enrolling in this course participants will receive 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.

Course Structure:

This Fall 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:

A soft copy (PDF copy) of our “Checklist document” with additional exercises.

Sixty 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 may purchase from Best Practices for an additional fee a 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.

Event Location

Virtual training via PMIWDC Zoom meeting

Agenda and Cost:

Agenda and Cost:

Course Schedule

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

Day One

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

Day Two

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

Day Three

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

Day Four

  • Review Day Three
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Final Recommendations
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Communications Management


The chapter is pleased to announce a flat rate for member and non-member attendees of $750.00. The PMIWDC is using EventBrite for registrations. Registration is complete when the payment is processed. Your payment statement will say EVENTBRITE with the associated charge.

PDUs Available:

0.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Talent Triangle Category:

This course offers 26 contact hours for those seeking their PMP certification.

Special Instructions


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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