2021 Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation Refresher Overview

Pass the new format PMP® exam on your first attempt!


The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has changed the makeup of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam radically.

The good news is that the new exam is still based on the sixth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). However, the Project Management Institute wants to move the exam away from a strong focus on processes – remember all those input, outputs, tools and techniques?

Instead, the new exam is much more interested in how value is delivered. To that end, only half of the new 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 will be a strong emphasis on agile project management, with roughly half of the questions having some sort of agile slant.

Velopi is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This means, we have access to all the PMI®’s training materials. Anyone attending this course will be given an account on the PMI®’s CHOICE learning management system. Instead of a copy of the slides, you will have access to a manual, including exercises, short videos on certain topics and self-assessment utilities. Of course, you will also have access to Velopi’s exam simulator to prepare for the exam, as well as our renowned support up to the exam itself.

We will provide an overview of the new exam structure and the new breakdown of the materials. We will also provide an overview of the agile principles and the Scrum project management approach. Importantly, we will highlight the sorts of projects that lend themselves to agile, or some hybrid combination of agile and traditional, predictive project management.


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

Course Description

  • Navigate the new, topic-based course structure
  • Tackle questions relating to people and business topics
  • Appreciate what agile is about and where it should be applied

  • Make use of the PMI® training materials for self-study

If you attended a PMP® exam preparation course before the changes came into effect (i.e. before January 2nd, 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. It is designed for Project Managers and others preparing to take the PMP® exam and seeking expert guidance on exam strategy, hot topics, sample exam questions and after-course support to ensure they obtain the PMP® certification.

  • Introduction to the PMI® course materials
  • Overview of the new course structure

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 Scrum project management approach

The agile principles

  • People-related Topics

Highlighted Tools and Techniques

  • Business-related Topics

The initial Business Case

Benefits Delivery

  • 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.

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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Exam & Certification

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate and work effectively to a professional standard;
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective practice;
  • Engage in the application of frameworks and techniques in organisational settings;
  • Awareness of how the Business Environment influences Decision-Making;
  • Engage in Experiential Learning.

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

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  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced e-learning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24/7 Learner assistance and support

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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