Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation Training

Project Management education to qualify you for the PMP® exam and supercharge your results

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Validate your knowledge and stand out with PMP®

Bullet point  Stand out from the crowdGain a competitive edge. Prove you work smarter. Earn the PMP® today.

Bullet point  Globally recognised and delivering benefits. Join more than 1 million project professionals world-wide. Certified PMP's report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project professionals.

Bullet point  Deliver results. Combining predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, the PMP® proves successful leadership and expertise. It supercharges your ability to work smarter.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the world’s leading project management certification and is recognised as the most significant and respected project management certification by many employers. The PMP® delivers value far into your career. LinkedIn ranks the PMP as the top project management certification because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek. Certified PMPs report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project management professionals.

Download our PMP® Brochure here.

What's included in the course
  • 35 hours of formal project management training to prepare you to sit the current PMP® exam
  • Downloadable course materials including slides, activities and templates
  • 3 Mock Exams
  • Over 300 official PMI clone PMP® exam questions
  • Official PMI Student Manual and activities specific to the PMP® exam on PMI's learning portal: PMI.lochoice
  • Assistance with your exam application if required
  • Attendance certificate (35 PDUs)

What is tested in the PMP® Exam?

Further details can be found in the PMP® Exam Content Outline.

Why Train with Millpond

Millpond has been supporting project managers across Asia-Pacific to attain their PMP® certification since 2008. Having trained thousands of delegates from a wide range of industries, Millpond has the right tools to help you pass the PMP® certification. The combination of our training methods, facilitators, self-study, and collaboration has resulted in Millpond delegates achieving in the top 1% globally. 

 High quality materials 

Millpond is an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) with the Project Management Institute, Inc (PMI) which means that you can be sure that you are trained:

  • By an organisation you can trust to meet rigorous quality and effectiveness standards
  • With high-quality PMI-developed course content
  • By PMI-approved and vetted instructors

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New Zealand Regional Business Partner Network Management Capability Development Funding

This course is registered with the Reginal Business Partner Network Management Capability Development Funding programme. 
Your business may qualify for a voucher to help pay up to 50% for attendance at the course (excludes exam fees) of the owner(s) and key managers. For more information on whether your business is eligible speak to your local Regional Business Partner before registering for this course.

Course outcomes
  • Confidence, knowledge and the required study materials to pass the PMP® exam first time!
  • Increase your effectiveness working with project teams.
  • Prove your experience managing projects using international best practice outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and gain more responsibility.
  • The knowledge you gain from earning the PMP® certification can be applied to future projects, you develop greater competence in the practice of project management.
Extra Options

The cost of the PMP® exam and certification is USD405 for PMI members and USD555 for non-members and payable directly to pmi.org.

This is excluded from the course fee, but Millpond is able to offer PMI Membership and Exam Vouchers in a NZD or AUD ‘bundle’ at the time of registration. There is no cost benefit to this, but it can make the process of joining PMI and paying for the exam easier for candidates and/or their organisation.

Note that this bundle does not include membership of your local PMI chapter which must be purchased directly from PMI after you become a global member.

The benefits of PMI membership can be found here. In summary, PMI members get access to a free .pdf of the current PMBOK® Guide, many other standards and publications, including the Agile Practice Guide, plus discounted exam fees as above, and a 10% discount on Millpond’s PMI certification training courses.

Prerequisites

To be able to sit PMI's PMP® exam, you need to prove to PMI that you fulfil the following prerequisites:

  • At least NZ NCEA Level 3/ University Entrance/7th Form Certificate; Australian HSC; the International Baccalaureate, or a global equivalent, and 
  • 60 months leading projects*, and
  • 35 hours of formal project management education/training or CAPM® Certification by the time you submit your exam application (you will receive these 35 hours by completing our training course)

OR

  • A Bachelors or four-year University degree, and
  • 36 months leading projects*, and
  • 35 hours of formal project management education/training or CAPM® Certification by the time you submit your exam application (you will receive these 35 hours by completing our training course)

*All experience must have been accrued within the last 8 consecutive years prior to your application submission. PMI has specific conditions around the kind of tasks and time required to meet the eligibility criteria.
For a full definition and to check you qualify refer to the PMI Certification Handbook.

The answers to other common questions about the exam and exam process can be found on PMI's Certification Process page.

If you don't meet the PMP® prerequisites above, you may still qualify for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

Your questions answered

Why do some of your CAPM® course dates and times match the PMP® ones exactly?

Millpond often runs PMP® and CAPM® exam preparation training as one course. These combined courses are 35 hours of course delivery to accommodate the pre-requisites for PMP® and each delegate is issued study materials relevant for the exam they intend to sit. At a high level, the content for both exams is the same – project management is project management, but the two exams test your knowledge in a different way. CAPM® is more term/definition based while PMP® is situational based. We find that PMP® delegates get the benefit of (re)exposure to the basics/theory of project management in these courses, and CAPM® delegates gain an appreciation of the more applied aspects of the profession at the same time as getting a fantastic grounding.

 

Why do many of your courses span several weeks?

We know real learning and deep understanding takes time. Students must understand, appreciate, assimilate, and apply the knowledge they learn in order to not only pass the exam but also to retain the knowledge and be able to use it in their jobs. Although we do offer shorter exam preparation courses for those in a hurry, these courses feature a high degree of rote learning, or memorisation techniques rather than a deep understanding of concepts and principles and the time to think about how to apply them. Millpond prefers not to measure success based purely on your pass or fail in the exam, but rather we value real insight and advancement in your professional development.

 

Is there any pre-reading and how much will I have to study while on the course?

There is no pre-reading, but once the course has started, you will have study and exercises to complete between the sessions. The amount will depend on your familiarity with the concepts, how recently you have been in an education setting, and what your particular learning style is. To maximise your chances of success in the exam, we recommend at least the same number of hours between each session as the session itself.

 

Should I become a paid-up member of PMI?

It’s not required but we highly recommend it for the member-only savings; learning opportunities; time-saving tools and templates; and local community connections. Make sure you join before paying the exam fee!

 

Will I have to renew the PMP® certification?

All PMI certifications require that you engage in continuous professional development in order to remain certified.  The requirements for each certification can be found within the CCR Handbook.

 

Where can I sit the exam?

PMI's exams are delivered by Pearson Vue which means that you can take your exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor (learn more here), or if you live in a major centre there may be a testing centre near you for an in-person exam.

 

CAPM® or PMP®?

The CAPM® certification is designed for people who do not have the required experience to sit the PMP®.

The PMP® certification recognises demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.

If you’re a less experienced project manager looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects, earn additional responsibility and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

If you meet the PMP® pre-requisites listed in the section above, you should register for the PMP® course and apply to sit that exam. If you do not yet meet the PMP® pre-requisites, you should either wait until you do or obtain your CAPM® certification first.

 

What's the difference between the PMBOK Guide® and PRINCE2®?

The PMBOK Guide® is an umbrella term for several project management standards and guides produced by the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organisation with more than 600,000 members and more than 300 local chapters around the world. It is a framework - more detailed than a high-level approach to thinking about a task, but not as prescriptive as a methodology - and comprises several standards and practice guides, along with a complete glossary of Project Management Terms.

It is widely accepted that PMBOK guide is best practice in project management. Due to its solid reputation and applicability to a range of projects, all current or aspiring project managers should be familiar with the PMBOK framework.

PRINCE2® (short for Projects In Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology of project management. It’s the de facto standard for the UK Government and is popular with government organisations everywhere.

Both offer processes, but the PMBOK® Guide is a collection of experience-based knowledge, while PRINCE2® is a specific set of techniques. Where the PMBOK® Guide is informative, PRINCE2® is instructional. If the PMBOK® Guide is a toolbox, PRINCE2® is an assembly guide.

Upcoming Dates

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2 full in-person days and 6 virtual half days over 4 weeks

Workshop

Christchurch

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Apr 8, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Apr 9, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Apr 16, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 4
Apr 19, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 5
Apr 23, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 6
Apr 26, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 7
Apr 30, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 8
May 3, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
  • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sydney Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Apr 8, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Apr 9, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Apr 10, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Apr 11, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Apr 12, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
  • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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2 full in-person days and 6 virtual half days over 4 weeks

Workshop

Auckland

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Sessions

Session 1
Apr 11, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Apr 12, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Apr 18, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 4
Apr 19, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 5
Apr 23, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 6
Apr 24, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 7
May 2, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Session 8
May 3, 2024
3 hours, 30 minutes
Presented by Toni Iaseto
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
  • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Melbourne Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

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Sessions

Session 1
Apr 29, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Apr 30, 2024
1 day
Session 3
May 1, 2024
1 day
Session 4
May 2, 2024
1 day
Session 5
May 3, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
  • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
  • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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    2 full in-person days and 6 virtual half days over 4 weeks

    Workshop

    Hamilton

    Session information

    Sessions

    Session 1
    May 2, 2024
    1 day
      Session 2
      May 3, 2024
      1 day
        Session 3
        May 9, 2024
        3 hours, 30 minutes
          Session 4
          May 13, 2024
          3 hours, 30 minutes
            Session 5
            May 16, 2024
            3 hours, 30 minutes
              Session 6
              May 20, 2024
              3 hours, 30 minutes
                Session 7
                May 23, 2024
                3 hours, 30 minutes
                  Session 8
                  May 27, 2024
                  3 hours, 30 minutes
                    • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                    • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                    • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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                    12 weeks, Tue 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM NZ Time

                    Workshop

                    Virtual and Online

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                    Session 1
                    Jun 4, 2024
                    2 hours, 30 minutes
                      Session 2
                      Jun 11, 2024
                      2 hours, 30 minutes
                        Session 3
                        Jun 18, 2024
                        2 hours, 30 minutes
                          Session 4
                          Jun 25, 2024
                          2 hours, 30 minutes
                            Session 5
                            Jul 2, 2024
                            2 hours, 30 minutes
                              Session 6
                              Jul 9, 2024
                              2 hours, 30 minutes
                                Session 7
                                Jul 16, 2024
                                2 hours, 30 minutes
                                  Session 8
                                  Jul 23, 2024
                                  2 hours, 30 minutes
                                    Session 9
                                    Jul 30, 2024
                                    2 hours, 30 minutes
                                      Session 10
                                      Aug 6, 2024
                                      2 hours, 30 minutes
                                        Session 11
                                        Aug 13, 2024
                                        2 hours, 30 minutes
                                          Session 12
                                          Aug 20, 2024
                                          2 hours, 30 minutes
                                            • PMI member discount 10% $2,069.10 excl. GST
                                            • Early bird 8% discount $2,115.08 excl. GST
                                            • $2,299.00 excl. GST
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                                            5 weeks, Weds 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

                                            Workshop

                                            Wellington

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                                            Sessions

                                            Session 1
                                            Jun 5, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 2
                                            Jun 12, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 3
                                            Jun 19, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 4
                                            Jun 26, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 5
                                            Jul 3, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Presented by Carol Speirs
                                            • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                                            • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                                            • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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                                            1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sydney Time

                                            Workshop

                                            Virtual and Online

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                                            Sessions

                                            Session 1
                                            Jun 17, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 2
                                            Jun 18, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 3
                                            Jun 19, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 4
                                            Jun 20, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 5
                                            Jun 21, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Presented by Michael Fong
                                            • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                                            • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                                            • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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                                            1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Perth Time

                                            Workshop

                                            Virtual and Online

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                                            Sessions

                                            Session 1
                                            Jul 1, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 2
                                            Jul 2, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 3
                                            Jul 3, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 4
                                            Jul 4, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Session 5
                                            Jul 5, 2024
                                            1 day
                                            Presented by Michael Fong
                                            • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                                            • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                                            • $3,499.00 excl. GST
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                                            5 weeks, Thurs 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

                                            Workshop

                                            Auckland

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                                            Sessions

                                            Session 1
                                            Aug 1, 2024
                                            1 day
                                              Session 2
                                              Aug 8, 2024
                                              1 day
                                                Session 3
                                                Aug 15, 2024
                                                1 day
                                                  Session 4
                                                  Aug 22, 2024
                                                  1 day
                                                    Session 5
                                                    Aug 29, 2024
                                                    1 day
                                                      • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                                                      • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                                                      • $3,499.00 excl. GST
                                                      Discount

                                                      12 weeks, Thurs 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM NZ Time

                                                      Workshop

                                                      Virtual and Online

                                                      Session information

                                                      Sessions

                                                      Session 1
                                                      Sep 19, 2024
                                                      2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                        Session 2
                                                        Sep 26, 2024
                                                        2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                          Session 3
                                                          Oct 3, 2024
                                                          2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                            Session 4
                                                            Oct 10, 2024
                                                            2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                              Session 5
                                                              Oct 17, 2024
                                                              2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                Session 6
                                                                Oct 24, 2024
                                                                2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                  Session 7
                                                                  Oct 31, 2024
                                                                  2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                    Session 8
                                                                    Nov 7, 2024
                                                                    2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                      Session 9
                                                                      Nov 14, 2024
                                                                      2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                        Session 10
                                                                        Nov 21, 2024
                                                                        2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                          Session 11
                                                                          Nov 28, 2024
                                                                          2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                            Session 12
                                                                            Dec 5, 2024
                                                                            2 hours, 30 minutes
                                                                              • PMI member discount 10% $2,069.10 excl. GST
                                                                              • Early bird 8% discount $2,115.08 excl. GST
                                                                              • $2,299.00 excl. GST
                                                                              Discount

                                                                              5 weeks, Tues 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

                                                                              Workshop

                                                                              Christchurch

                                                                              Session information

                                                                              Sessions

                                                                              Session 1
                                                                              Oct 1, 2024
                                                                              1 day
                                                                              Session 2
                                                                              Oct 8, 2024
                                                                              1 day
                                                                              Session 3
                                                                              Oct 15, 2024
                                                                              1 day
                                                                              Session 4
                                                                              Oct 22, 2024
                                                                              1 day
                                                                              Session 5
                                                                              Oct 29, 2024
                                                                              1 day
                                                                              Presented by Mike Roberts, Toni Iaseto
                                                                              • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
                                                                              • Early bird 8% discount $3,219.08 excl. GST
                                                                              • $3,499.00 excl. GST

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