PMP Exam Preparation

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A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation. 

Skilled project management professionals are in a prime position to benefit from:

  • A projected 1.57 million new project management jobs created around the world each year, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report.
  • A median salary in excess of US$100,000 in the US, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Position yourself for a big career move with PMP certification

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.

  • Earn a higher salary: According to PMI, PMP credential holders can earn upward of US$15,000 more annually than non-credentialed jobholders.
  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Join a global network of over 700,000 PMP credential holders.

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Prepare to pass the PMP exam.

Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with Holmes Community College's Workforce Development PMP Exam Preparation course. This intensive seven week program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation training materials and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement..Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP exam.

Course Details for Spring 2020

  • Where: McGowan Workforce Training Center, Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus
  • When: Monday and Thursday evenings-
    • February 24 - April 9, 2020 (excludes March 10)
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 9  p.m.
  • Course fee: $525 (must be paid by February 17, 2020, in order to have materials)
  • Course materials (included): The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation Printed reading materials and interactive online study tools including quizzes, flashcards, PMP exam emulation, and more.
  • Instructor: Katisha Sutton
  • Contact Us: Melissa Love at

Why Enroll in This Course?                                                                

  • Learn the entire PMBOK Guide–Fifth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation, included in tuition. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP exam emulation, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer's tuition reimbursement  program (if applicable)

Course Topics

Holmes Community College Workforce Development PMP Exam Preparation course provides an in-depth exploration of the five knowledge domains and 10 Knowledge Areas tested on the PMP exam. You will also gain valuable test-taking tips and strategies to help you approach the PMP with confidence.

5 Knowledge Domains (Process Groups)

10 Knowledge Areas

      I.   Initiating the Project

     II.   Planning the Project

   III.   Executing the Project

   IV.   Monitoring and Controlling the Project

    V.   Closing the Project

     Integration Management

Scope Management

Time Management

Cost Management

Quality Management

Human Resource Management

Communications Management

Risk Management

Procurement Management

Stakeholder Management


Premium Quality Course Materials

Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation. This premium quality program combines comprehensive printed reading materials with interactive online study materials to expand, apply and solidify your knowledge to pass the PMP exam.

Comprehensive Reading Materials

  • Three printed books, containing over 650 pages of content, provide an in-depth exploration of the five knowledge domains tested on the PMP exam. These materials are organized into 14 chapters including:
    • Chapters 1-3: Project Management Concepts, Framework, and Skills – to provide context and an overall framework for the study content to follow.
    • Chapters 4-13: Covering each of the 10 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, HR, Communications, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder Management), following the organization of the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition for easy cross-reference.   
    • Chapter 14: Preparing for the PMP Exam (test-taking tips and strategies).
  • A glossary of key PMP terminology is included at the end of each chapter, with official PMI definitions (utilizing the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition glossary or PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms Version 3.0).
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help students check their understanding and retention of topics.
  • Topics are presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format to cover the PMPExamination Content Outline, and are organized to follow the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition.

Interactive Online Study Tools

Participants will have access to interactive online study tools for one year. These tools provide participants with an opportunity to apply and reinforce concepts, evaluate their knowledge, and monitor their growth throughout the course. Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • SmartStudy: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice test questions by domain area.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP computer-based exam testing center.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP exam resources, feedback links, and more.

Registration Details

Registration: Email your name, contact information, billing information to Melissa Love at

Payment: . Payment may be made by credit or debit card by calling Melissa Love at 601-605-3387 or mailing a check payable to Holmes Community College to 412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland, MS 39157. *Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial assistance for this program.

Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however to be accepted into the PMP program, you must meet strict prerequisites. Review the PMP Handbook for details.

PMP Exam Requirements:To apply for the PMP, candidates must have a combination of education and professional project management experience. For more information, review the PMP Handbook.

PMP Prerequisites and Exam Details

Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the PMP Exam.  The PMP is highly recommended for experienced project managers looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed below, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP Exam.

Education and Experience Prerequisites

To apply for the PMP, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories: 


General Education

Project Management Experience

Project Management Education

Category A

Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of five (5) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with  7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Category B

A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of three (3) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education


PMP Exam Details


  • 200 multiple choice questions (175 scored questions + 25 unscored/pre-test questions).
  • 4 hour time limit.
  • Computer-based testing (CBT) format administered by Prometric testing centers (paper-based testing is available under limited circumstances)
  • Exam is administered in English.
  • Exam content weighted by the five domains from the PMP Examination Content Outline

                                 I.            Initiating the Project (13%)

                                II.            Planning the Project (24%)

                              III.            Executing the Project (31%)

                              IV.            Monitoring and Controlling the Project (25%)

                               V.            Closing the Project (7%)

·         Exam eligibility period is one year from your exam application approval date. You may test three times in one year.

·         You will receive a printed copy of your exam results immediately after completing your CBT exam. This will include pass/fail status and a proficiency level by domain (Proficient, Moderately Proficient, Below Proficient).

For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements and the PMP exam, please review the PMP Handbook


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us.

Melissa Love, 601-605-3387,

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