PMP Exam Prep for Project Managers


PMP certification holders earn 17% more than their project manager peers without certification.


A career in project management opens opportunities for jobs across multiple industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. Expanding your education and experience is a proven means to reach these goals. Ensure you are prepared for the rigorous PMP® exam with Villanova University’s NEW and enhanced Project Management curriculum that combines in class instruction and online independent study tools. PMP® Exam Prep for Project Management is based on PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition and is designed to improve your project management skills and foster your professional growth.


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Course Fees & Schedule


PMI Member: $1,800
Non-Member: $1,900

September 15 - December 1, 2016*
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

*No class October 13 and November 24, 2016

PMI Member: $1,850
Non-Member: $1,950

October 8 - November 12, 2016*
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided at each class.

*No class October 29, 2016


About the Program


The PMP Exam Prep for Project Managers course is an in-depth introduction to the foundations of project management alongside a concentration of the exam structure, grading system, and study strategies. Through this program students will explore the 5 Knowledge domains and 10 Knowledge areas addressed in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which the PMP exam is based on. Through the new hybrid learning system, students receive in-class instruction along with access to online tools such as practice exams, flash cards, individual PMBOK chapter quizzes, and progress reports.

These advanced tools along with Villanova University’s expert faculty, ensure students are successful in the PMP exam and learn the tolls needed to implement best practices at work. 

Please visit for eligibility requirements, on-line application and fees to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination.

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.
  • Earn 3.5 CEUs.

Why Enroll in this Course?

  • Villanova University is one of the first universities in the region to provide both in-class instruction and online testing resources to ensure the success of their project management students.
  • Classes are held at two convenient locations; Villanova’s Main Campus and the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  • Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide - 5th Edition, which the PMP® exam is based on.
  • Tuition includes three printed books with over 650 pages of content and access to an online portal with exam prep resources.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP® studies with our structures learning system.

The full 6 day or 12 evening program more than meets PMI's requirement of 35 hours of formal project management education in order to be eligible to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination. Students earn 42 hours of education by successfully completing the course. 



Course Curriculum


As a PMI® registered education provider, Villanova University's Project Management classes utilize a hybrid learning system that includes in-class instruction along with interactive online material. Students will be provided with printed curriculum for each class along with one year access to an online system that includes tools such as:

  • Pre-Test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Smart-Study™: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and application of concepts.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and features.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • PMP Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP exam test center.  

CAPM  and PMP Exam Prep courses include the core 10 knowledge areas, key to the successful planning and implementation of a project. These knowledge areas integrate closely with the five process areas to guide you through the project:

  • Integration Management.  The various elements of the project must be properly coordinated. Learn how to use the development and execution of a project plan with integrated change control to tie together the entire project.
  • Scope Management.  Effective scope management is a vital discipline for achieving project objectives. Learn about conceptual development, the scope statement, work authorization, scope reporting, and control systems throughout the project life cycle.
  • Time Management.  Many projects and project managers do not actively manage a project's most precious resource: time. Acquire techniques for planning, estimating, scheduling, and controlling time.
  • Cost Management.  The bottom line is often the sole determinant of project success or failure. Focus on estimating, forecasting, budgeting, and controlling costs as well as the application of cost report information.
  • Quality Management.  Today more than ever, a project manager needs to be sensitive to client expectations. Learn about quality assurance, quality control and the quality management plan.
  • Human Resource Management.  As a project manager, you are responsible for building a cohesive project team from a group of individual specialists. Human resource management skills are needed to make this transformation. Learn about the administrative and behavioral aspects of human resource management unique to project management.
  • Communications Management.  Every project management activity involves communication. Discover the importance of identifying the audience, the communication process, communication skills, the environment, and the application of communication management.
  • Risk Management.  Every project activity affects every other project activity. The project manager needs to know the probability of success or failure for certain events, and how each outcome changes the rest of the project. Concentrate on identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk.
  • Procurement Management. You will learn the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results of a project. It also includes the contract management and change control processes required to develop and administer contracts or purchase orders issued by authorized project team members.
  • Stakeholder Management As a project manager, you will need to know the processes required to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.


PMP Prerequisites and Exam Details

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

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