Centre for Continuing Education

PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation Course

Project Management. Take the lead.

Designed for project managers and team members who are contemplating taking the prestigious PMP® or CAPM® examination through the Project Management Institute.

Attendees are assumed to have a copy of PMBOK® Sixth Edition and have read it. It is important to bring the PMBOK® to this course. It is beneficial if you have had previous training in project management principles, equivalent to the more case oriented workshops such as Project Management: Essentials or Project Management: The Complete Guide.


This course outlines the entire content and structure of the PMBOK® Guide, with detailed instructions on how to review and interpret its content and prepare for the relevant examination. The structure of the exams is discussed, including the numbers of questions allocated to each topic and the scoring is structured. Sample quiz questions are provided at the end of each topic, with a student workbook outlining the main revision points for future study.

You will receive a copy of all the slides presented in the workshop, plus sets of questions and answers including a Q&A’s for the PMBOK® Guide publication.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • assess your current level of knowledge and the main areas to review to achieve a successful result, based upon the presentations and practice tests provided in the workshop
  • use the study resources provided in the workshop and course materials, including study hints and specific examples likely to appear in some tests
  • use the context and content of the PMBOK® Guide (Sixth Edition) to prepare for the PMI’s examinations
  • use previous project management training to prepare for the PMI’s examinations
  • use the other recommended resources to develop a realistic study plan and timetable to pass the exams
  • develop a study plan that includes key topics to review and the additional knowledge expected of a candidate apart from the PMBOK® Guide
  • prepare an application for the PMI examinations complying with all the required eligibility criteria, including training prerequisites and workplace experience.


Covers in detail the activities in each of the 5 process groups of Project Management, namely Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing, with an emphasis on how the Project Management Institute examines these topics across the 10 Knowledge Areas of project management.

You will study in depth the processes within these knowledge areas, as outlined in the PMBOK® Guide:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

You will accrue 21 PDU’s by undertaking this course.

Intended audience

Designed for Project Managers and team members who are preparing for a professional credential in Project Management, and those who wish to build upon prior training and workplace experience in project management.

It is also useful for project management related staff, such as members of Project Management Offices or contractors, who wish to learn or refresh their knowledge of Project Management principles and understand current international standards in Project Management.


You should:

  • have sufficient work experience and training to satisfy PMI that they are eligible to sit the exam
  • have a copy of the PMBOK®, have read it prior to attendance and bring a copy of it with you to class
  • be familiar with the theory of project management and PMBOK®
  • have applied or know how to apply for the exam via the PMI website or in hard copy.

For the lastest information on prerequisites, please visit the Project Management Institute website (Certifications page).

Delivery style

Intensive and will require full-time attendance for the entire duration.

Whilst the presentation slides provide full details of each topic, you are encouraged to raise any specific questions within each topic for clarification by the presenter and during group discussion. All topics will be covered in depth, but additional readings and practice will be given for overnight review on Days 1 and 2.


Sample quiz questions and a practice exam modelled on the accreditation exams from the Project Management Institute will be provided. No formal assessment feedback will be given, but answers will be provided for each quiz question.


Consists of three consecutive days of training totalling 21 contact hours. There is also some overnight reading of approximately 30 minutes on the first 2 evenings.


The material follows A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBOK® Guide), published by the Project Management Institute Standards Committee. It presupposes some familiarity with project management practice and terminology from workplace experience or earlier project management training.

You will receive:

  • a copy of Q&A’s for the PMBOK® Guide by Frank T. Anbari Ph.D
  • a hard copy of presentation slides
  • questions booklet by topic
  • mock Exam Questions booklet
  • mock Exam Answers booklet
  • a certificate confirming 21 contact hours.

Note: This course is presented by the course developers, Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, who are a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute and an endorsed course provider for the Australian Institute of Project Management. PMI, the PMI logo, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, PMI Talent Triangle and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. AIPM is a trademark of the Australian Institute of Project Management.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The tutor is fantastic at delivery of this course, explaining a complex subject very well and ensuring that all students in the room have a good understanding. The tutor was upbeat from the moment I walked in the door until the end of the day.

  • The tutor’s commitment to our success was evident and he was very thorough in recapping all PMBOK processes. I am so pleased I attended his course. Thank you.

  • This course has a great tutor who very clearly explained all of the course content. I feel very prepared for my upcoming exam.

  • I found the lecturer to be extremely industry knowledgeable and passed on both the course content and a wealth of experience which I took away to both assist in passing the exam, and more importantly, for professional development. Fantastic course.

What others say.

  • The course content and tutor were both excellent. I have taken both courses on Project Management and they have set the standard for Project Management courses covering PMBOK in Sydney.