PMI-PMP Certification Boot Camp


PMI Champlain Valley and Desai Management Consulting have partnered to offer project management training programs to members of the PMI community.

For information on the next instance of this course, please contact Desai at

Project Management is one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America. Gain the prestige and professional advantages derived from attaining your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a globally recognized and respected credential that shows employers your solid foundation of knowledge from which you can competently practice project management.

Desai's Three-Day Class

Desai's offering for PMP Certification Test Prep Boot Camp is a comprehensive three-day training regimen designed to prepare students to successfully complete the PMP examination. Training and materials reflect the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition.

Here is how the Boot Camp content is covered during the three days:

Day 1    Day 2       Day 3
Course Introduction   Quality Management   Professional Responsibility
  • Understand the PMI application process
  • Quality theories
  • Philosophy
  • Take a baseline exam
  • Six Sigma quality
  • Code of conduct
Foundational Concepts  
  • Cost of quality
  Time Management
  • Core understandings
  • Management plan
  • Time management processes
  • Pre-requisites
  • Quality audits
  • Estimation
  • Triple Constraints
  Human Resource Management  
  • Schedule development
 Process Constraints  
  •  Motivational theories
  • Controlling the schedule
  •  Project phases
  •  RACI matrix
  • Critical path management
  •  Process groups
  •  Conflict management
  Project Network Diagrams
 Integration Management  
  •  Roles and responsibilities
  •  Gantt charts
  •  Project charter
  •  HR management plans
  •  PERT charts
  •  Management plan
  Communication Management  
  •  Critical path diagrams
  •  Benefit measurement
  •  Philosophy
   Cost Management
  •  Monitor and control
  •  Communications processes
  •  Estimating cost
  •  Project closure
  •  Communications plan
  •  Baselining cost
Scope Management  
  •  Performance reporting
  •  Budgeting
  •  Project scope
  Stakeholder Management   Earned Value Management
  •  Requirements
  •  Stakeholder register
  •  Philosophy
  •  Traceability matrix
  Risk Management  
  •  Applications
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Identifying risk
  How To Pass The PMP Exam
  • Scope baseline
  • Risk breakdown structures
  • Tips and tricks
  • Risk management plan
  Final Practice Exam
  • Qualitative / quantitative
  • Risk mitigation

Desai Training Techniques

Desai's comprehensive and varied approach to training incorporates a number of industry-leading techniques, such as:

  • Active class discussion
  • Participatory learning
  • Real-world examples
  • Best practice discussions
  • Exam strategies, tips and tricks
  • Memorization techniques
  • Practice exams after each module

In addition, Desai facilitates a series of Boot Camp follow-up study groups, based on participant interest. Study groups are available for participants who wish to continue their exam prep at no charge. The groups encourage group discussion and continued learning on the PMBOK, further preparing the individual for the PMP exam with items such as:

  • Reinforcement of Boot Camp materials
  • Shared study habits
  • In-person and virtual resources
  • Discussion of lessons learned

To make the Boot Camp environment more effective, Desai's instruction sessions include:

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Professional learning environment

Boot Camps can be complemented with additional training modules to help develop project management skills to the highest possible level. Offerings available include:

  • One-day Project Management Fundamentals (pre-Boot Camp)
  • Three-day Boot Camp
  • One-day additional Advanced PM skill-development training (post-Boot Camp)

Discounts are available for early registrations and groups (four or more people from the same company).

Instructional Materials Used

Desai uses materials prepared by Velociteach. These materials have been proven in the industry and provide participants with a robust set of study tools built upon the latest PMBOK content (version 6). Materials include:

  • "The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try" (textbook), by Andy Crowe
  • Six months' subscription to the Velociteach Exam Prep online simulator
  • 250 study/flash cards
  • Five audio CDs
  • Quick-reference guide
  • Student workbook

Results of Boot Camp

  • A detailed understanding of each of the major project management process groups, including inputs, outputs, tools, techniques, and terminology
  • A robust review of how each process relates to the project management knowledge areas
  • A detailed assessment of the project management framework and how processes flow within it
  • An overview of professional responsibilities as a Project Management Professional, as outlined by PMI
  • An explanation of the PMI formulas related to cost, time, quality and risk, and the ability to apply them in real scenarios
  • A detailed understanding of the tradeoffs and impacts of the Triple Constraints - scope, schedule, and cost
  • An understanding of how to produce network diagrams, calculate critical path, float and lag, and the terms, tools, and techniques that apply to them
  • Detailed review of test-taking strategies to help you understand and decode PMI's test questions and avoid common traps and pitfalls

Desai Boot Camp Participants Receive

  • 24 classroom hours of project management training (contact hours-the required classroom education hours needed to apply for the PMP exam)
  • 11 hours of online exam-preparation study (also contact hours)
  • Guidance in the PMI application process
  • Three days of intensive classroom training
  • Numerous practice questions
  • Hands-on experience taking structured exams
  • Post-training/pre-exam study group
  • World-class training materials from Velociteach
  • Six months' access to the Velociteach exam prep online simulator

Upcoming Events

Desai 3-Day PMI PMP Certification Test Prep Bootcamp - 6/26/2024 To 6/28/2024
Desai Office: 476 Shunpike Road, Williston, VT 05495