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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Description

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 classroom/ virtual training
  • Downloadable course material including video recordings, course slides and more than 30 project management templates
  • Access to the PMI learning portal: PMI.lochoice
  • 4 Mock Exams
  • Over 300+ PMI questions
  • Assistance with exam booking – if required
  • Attendance certificate
  • Exam preparation guidance
  • Morning & afternoon tea and lunch (in-person sessions only)
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 Regional 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

Our course will prepare you to pass the PMP® exam by:

  • Building knowledge across all domains of project management; people, process, and our business environment - best practice project management principles, tools, and techniques.
  • Understanding key components of predictive, agile and hybrid approaches to delivery, determining which way of working is best for each project.
  • Highlighting the impact project success has on strategic organizational goals, and vice-versa.
  • Growing awareness of other ways of working, beyond your current experience and knowledge.
  • Providing advice, guidance, and support through mock exam questions.
Extra Options

The cost of the PMP® exam and certification is USD405 for PMI members and USD575 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:

  • A Four-Year College or a University Degree
  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification

— or —

  • High School or Secondary School Diploma
  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification

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.

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.

Can I pass the PMP® exam without studying?

Highly unlikely. The exam is hard and requires preparation. Your experience alone will not be sufficient to pass the exam. The Millpond exam preparation course is designed around globally recognized standards for Project Managers and covers specific techniques and methodologies you will encounter in the 4-hour closed book exam.

What if I need extra tuition?

You will get all the extra tuition you need in preparation to sit the exam. If, by some very small chance you don’t pass, we will work with you, to first figure out why you didn’t pass, and then to address areas requiring extra attention.

Do I have enough experience with Agile Methodologies?

Agile is very much a mind-set. An approach. It is commonly achieved via employing the most popular methodologies of Scrum or Kanban, but PMI are not asking applicants to have experience in a specific Methodology. They are looking for Agile experience.
Regarding the agile experience, most people we have come across have been able to pull together the experience from the existing work they have done. While they may not have used Agile terms, there are several concepts that agile uses that is not too distant from “traditional” project management approaches.

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!

How long is the PMP® exam?

180 questions over 3 hours and 50 mins.

What is the pass rate?

PMI does not disclose the pass rate. You will not receive a score and you will not know which questions you answered correctly. Your result will be scored across a range from Needs Improvement, Below Target, Target, Above Target.

What type of questions are in the PMP® exam?

There are three categories in the PMP® Exam – People 42%, Process 50%, and Business 8%. The PMP® exam is constructed from a bank of questions. Not everyone answers the same questions. Check out the PMP® Exam Content Outline for more details.

PMP® questions are scenario-based. They give you a brief description of project state, problem and require you to select the best answer to the question, which normally refers to a solution. Most will be multi-choice (single answer). Some will be multi-choice (multi-answer). Additionally, there can be hot spot, list, or explanation methods although these are rare.

In PMP® exam questions, you’ll notice some or all the answers could solve the problem detailed in the question. You must select the most-correct answer. This is difficult, but something we teach you during our course.

Will I have to renew the PMP® certification?

All PMI certifications require that you engage in continuous professional development to remain certified. To maintain your PMP®, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.  The full requirements for each certification can be found within the Continuing Certification Requirements 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 obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification. If you meet the PMP® credential criteria, you should definitely sit the PMP® exam.

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.

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

Discount
Guaranteed to Run

12 weeks Weds 7-9:30PM, Auckland Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Jul 31, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 2
Aug 7, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 3
Aug 14, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 4
Aug 21, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 5
Aug 28, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 6
Sep 4, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 7
Sep 11, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 8
Sep 18, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 9
Sep 25, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 10
Oct 2, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 11
Oct 9, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
Session 12
Oct 16, 2024
2 hours, 30 minutes
  • PMI member discount 10% $2,069.10 excl. GST
  • $2,299.00 excl. GST
Discount
Guaranteed to Run

5 days in 6 weeks, Thurs 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Workshop

Auckland

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Aug 1, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Aug 8, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Aug 22, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Aug 29, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Sep 5, 2024
1 day
Presented by Toni Iaseto, Mike Roberts
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 excl. GST
  • $3,499.00 excl. GST
Discount

1 week, weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sydney Time

Workshop

Virtual and Online

Session information

Sessions

Session 1
Sep 2, 2024
1 day
Session 2
Sep 3, 2024
1 day
Session 3
Sep 4, 2024
1 day
Session 4
Sep 5, 2024
1 day
Session 5
Sep 6, 2024
1 day
Presented by Michael Fong
  • PMI member discount 10% $3,149.10 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
Presented by Gina Davidovic, Toni Iaseto
  • 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 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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