Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation Refresher Overview

Since January 2021, all Project Management Institute-authorized Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam preparation courses have been based on the Institute’s materials and its CHOICE learning management system. If you have taken such a course, but have NOT obtained your PMP® credential, this refresher course is for you.

The PMP® exam is still based on the sixth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). It is also very much focused on how value is delivered. You might remember that only half of the PMP® exam will test your process knowledge. The rest will test your understanding of people – the role of the project manager, developing and managing the team and engaging with stakeholders – and the business environment.

Also, there is still a strong emphasis on agile project management, with roughly half of the questions having some sort of agile slant.


This two-day course will be based on the materials you received when you undertook your original Authorized PMP® Exam Preparation course. If you no longer have access to these materials, or the CHOICE learning management system, these will NOT be supplied as part of the refresher.

However, you will have access to our exam simulator to prepare for the exam, as well as our renowned support up to the exam itself.

The course itself will provide a summary of the thirty-five topics that make up the five lessons of the PMP® curriculum. Topics that are very familiar to the class will be covered quickly, with more time spent on areas where people are having difficulties.


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  • Skill Level
  • Duration
    • 2 Days
  • Support
    • Tutor on call
    • Exam simulator
  • Assessment
    • 15
    • Certification Exam 4hrs

Course Description

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Adapt to the people, process and business structure of the course materials
  • Interpret and analyse the latest PMP® style exam questions
  • Apply a basic understanding of agile to decide which project management approach to use
  • Exploit the PMI® training materials provided for self-study
  • Prepare for the new PMP® exam using the exam simulator
  • Employ the new tools and techniques described in the course material

Following successful completion of the separate Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam, the award of PMP® will be awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

If you attended a PMI Authorized PMP® exam preparation course since January 2021 and did not, for work or personal reasons, sit the exam, this refresher course is for you.  It is also suitable for those who did not pass the PMP® exam on the previous attempt.

If you have taken a PMP® exam preparation class prior to 2021, using your training provider’s own course material, we strongly advise you to sign up for a new, authorized course, as the exam has changed so radically since that time.

  • Introduction to the PMI® course materials
  • Overview of the key course concepts

Lesson 1 – Creating a High-Performing Team

Lesson 2 – Starting the Project

Lesson 3 - Doing the Work

Lesson 4 - Keeping the Team on Track

Lesson 5 - Keeping the Business in Mind

  • Agile Overview

The agile principles

The Scrum project management approach

  • Some sample exam questions
  • Recap and review

Following successful completion of the separate Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam, the award of PMP® will be awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

The course will:

Provide assistance with the PMI® membership, PMP® Exam registration, PMP® Application form preparation and credential application procedure.

Provide introduction to the PMI® course materials and the new course structure.

Cover all new topics in line with the new Examination Content Outline.

Provide e-mail and phone support as necessary from PMP® certified tutor until PMP® Certification is achieved.

Provide a framework to enable trainees to obtain the PMI® specific understanding required to pass the examination.

Provide access to our 800 PMP® Exam questions in the Velopi PMP® Exam Simulator.

Provide one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each knowledge area to allow trainees to focus on areas requiring improvement.

General Admission Requirements

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

Candidates for the PMP® exam must satisfy the Project Management Institute's eligibility requirements.

These are:

35 contact hours of formal training.  Candidates must have already attended a PMP® Exam Preparation course to satisfy this requirement.

Practical experience in project management.

If you have a bachelor's degree, you need 3 years / 36 months experience built up over the last eight years.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you need 5 years / 60 months experience built up over the last eight years.

However, if you do not meet the eligibility criteria, the course content will still be of benefit to practicing project managers. If your goal is to achieve a recognized accreditation, we can provide you with the necessary support to sit the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam, which is based on the same material. Please contact us for more details.

We are a Project Management Institue (PMI)® Authorized Training Partner (ATP). We have access to all the PMI®'s training materials. Our PMP® Instructors are certified Project Management Professionals with years of experience in Project Management in local and international markets.  They also have completed the Authorized Training Partner Train the Trainer – PMP® Exam Prep program and are equipped to deliver PMP® Exam Prep training content to PMI®’s quality standards.

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 We can offer courses in-house or at our own training facilities. Courses can be tailored to meet client needs where sufficient numbers are enrolled. We provide unparalleled one to one support to all course participants in the lead up to and after the Project Management Professional Exam. Free Access to Velopi’s online 800 Question PMP® Exam Simulator.

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Keep up to Date & Certified (PDUs)

Your career is a journey, and you’ll need to stay relevant as the profession evolves and as the needs of employers grow and change. Maintaining your PMI® certification is a significant competitive advantage. It keeps you relevant and helps you better position yourself as the answer to a company's demand.

To keep your certification and keep you relevant and competitive for employer demanded skills, you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report professional development units (PDUs.) The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up to date.

There are tons of opportunities to earn PDUs.  PMP® credential holders love Velopi's PDU Centre because it's the easiest way to earn and document the 60 hours of professional development units (PDUs) that are required over a 3 year period.

As a learner with us, Velopi's PDU Centre helps you earn and report your Education PDUs to keep up to date and maintain your certification through our classes, seminars and webinars as well as self directed learning. Visit the Velopi PDU Centre to see our upcoming classes and webinars and Discover ways to earn PDUs or report earned PDUs with our Velopi PDU Centre.

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