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What is the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification?

According to PMI, 50% of projects fail to meet schedule expectations.1 The PMI-SP certification focuses on building the scheduling skills necessary to achieve project objectives. Current PMP certification holders with advanced project scheduling experience or those looking to specialize in project scheduling would benefit from obtaining the PMI-SP designation. The certification demonstrates a strong understanding of the concepts key to keeping a project on track, such as schedule strategy, schedule planning and development and stakeholder communications management. Raise your expectations and invest in learning this critical skill by registering for a video-on-demand PMI-SP course.

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification Training

Project Management Academy's® 8-hour PMI-SP training prepares you to pass the exam on your first attempt when paired with your prior PMP training. Our course is designed to provide detailed insights into the five project scheduling domains, in addition to linking those domains back to core PMP principles. Students completing the PMI-SP certification training will possess the knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan, manage and maintain project schedules.

PMI-SP Video-on-Demand Boot Camp

Here are a few of the many benefits you will receive in our PMI-SP exam prep class:

  • 8 hour self-paced course format including video, individual exercises and a mock exam
    • 2 hours – Pre-recorded video lectures
    • 3.5 hours – Realistic 170 question mock exam
    • 1.5 hours – Network diagram exercises
    • 1 hour – Flashcard exercise
  • Satisfies 30 contact hours (when combined with previously received PMP educational hours)2
  • 100% money-back pass guarantee
  • Digital copies of all course materials

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn the concepts of the Scheduling Domains including:

  • Utilize all tools and techniques to more effectively manage projects
  • Learn to develop and monitor a schedule with and without the need for software assistance
  • Employ the various scheduling methods, tools and techniques, in addition to data from the various formats of schedule models
  • Plan and structure project communications in an organized and efficient way

How You Will Benefit

  • Obtain the knowledge needed to pass the PMI-SP Certification exam
  • Gain understanding of how various environmental and organizational influences affect project management
  • Utilize appropriate tools to develop and manage your project team in a constructive and motivational way
  • Improve your skills and abilities to drive higher-quality management of project schedules
  • Contact hours (PDUs) received from completing this course can be used to maintain an active PMP certification

Who Should Attend PMI-SP Certification Training

This course is intended for individuals who possess an active PMP certification, extensive scheduling experience and are seeking certification as a PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP). This course, along with prior PMP education hours, satisfies all the educational requirements.2 While the training is meant to prepare professionals to take and pass their PMI-SP certification exam, it can be taken by anyone who desires further knowledge in the management of uncertainty within projects.

100% Money-Back Pass Guarantee

We provide a true 100% money-back pass guarantee for the PMI-SP certification course. If you do not pass the exam after 3 attempts we will refund the full tuition amount. Our promise is simple:

  • You must complete the entire course and one full-length (170-question) timed mock exam from our online training portal.
  • If you do not pass the PMI-SP exam in three attempts, we will refund your entire course tuition, provided that all attempts occurred within 120 calendar days of your course completion date.

Format

Video on Demand SP Course
Video-On-Demand: Video-on-demand with online training portal, community interaction and practice exams. This includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.
In-House SP Course
In-House: If you have 15 or more employees seeking PMI-SP training, we will deliver the course at your facility (or another location in your area, if you prefer). The training can be scheduled on any day of your choosing.

Duration / PDU Value

This course is worth 8 PDUs.

Outline

Introduction

  • Introduction to the Scheduling Professional course
  • Course Agenda

Schedule Strategy

  • Overview - Schedule Strategy
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Schedule Data Management
  • Schedule Model Management Plan
  • Critical Path Method
  • Float
  • Critical Chain Method
  • Agile Release Planning
  • On-Demand Scheduling

Schedule Planning and Development

  • Overview - Schedule Planning and Development
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Risk Analysis Using Statistical Models
  • Develop Schedule
  • Schedule Model Creation

Schedule Monitoring and Controlling

  • Overview - Schedule Monitoring and Controlling
  • Schedule Model Maintenance
  • Schedule Model Analysis and Control Schedule
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Earned Schedule Management
  • Schedule Compression
  • Crashing Costs
  • Drag Costs
  • Fast Tracking Costs

Schedule Closeout

  • Overview - Schedule Closeout
  • Archiving Records

Stakeholder Communication Management

  • Overview - Stakeholder Communications Management
  • Analyze Stakeholders
  • Schedule Model Instance
  1. Project Management Institute, PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page 23-24.
  2. Assumes at least 22 hours from a previously completed PMP exam prep training will apply when completing the PMI-SP exam application, in addition to possessing a 4-year degree or equivalent. All PMP exam prep courses previously taken with PMA® meet this criteria. Students who do not hold a 4-year degree or equivalent will be provided an opportunity to add-on the additional education hours needed during the registration process. See more detailed information regarding the application criteria for the PMI-SP exam here.
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