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            4 hours

         high octane

          exam prep




            May 18




Convince yourself that you can do this!
How to get ready in time? 
Take advantage of PMP® Exam Fuel, four hours of "high octane" exam prep, focusing on exam strategies and questions.
This course prepares students to take the current PMP® exam, which is in effect through July 30, 2013.
More about the exam change in the RH column.

In Scope (what this is):
Project Roles 
Exam Strategy
- exam facts
- exam perspective
- exam approach
Exam Questions
- types of questions
- answer strategies
- difficult exam questions (you get to practice)
- explanation and discussion of answers 
Out of Scope (what this is not):
- NOT a review of the PMBOK® Guide 
- NOT a review of the nine knowledge areas
- NOT a presentation on how to study 
- NOT a project management course




1.   Project roles

2.   Exam strategy

3.   Types of questions & answer strategies

4.   PMBOK chapters 1-3, Integration, Scope questions & discussion

5.   Time, Cost, Human Resource Management questions & discussion

6.   Quality, Communications, Risk, Procurement questions & discussion

7.   Professional Responsibility questions & discussion


Students receive a course handout which includes full presentation, all questions and answers, the PMProcess Flow™ poster, and complete set of five companion documents. 





Experience in project management.

Previous project management study or course.




Saturday May 18, from 9:00am-1:00pm. 

Total 4 hours.




Go to




There will be an information session on Monday April 22, from 6:00-7:30pm, in room BTC 100 at Schoolcraft College. 




Schoolcraft College

18600 Haggerty Road

Livonia, MI 48152







The course targets individuals that have already gone through some other project management training or self-study, have read the PMBOK® Guide  Fourth Edition, and have basic knowledge of PMI’s project management framework.

·   degree students that need exam preparation 

·   project managers in career transition

·   professionals that need additional qualifying education hours




Each hour of this course counts as one contact hour of formal education.  

PMI requires 35 contact hours to be eligible for the PMP®credential.

Upon completion you will receive a 

certificate as proof of attendance.





Eric van der Meulen, PMP has extensive experience providing leadership and program management in product and process development, R&D, and engineering.  He has more than 20 years experience in project management for large and small companies, and internationally, both as functional leader and as consultant.

·    Developed and delivered 36-hour Project Management Essentials & PMP Exam Preparation pilot and subsequent courses at Schoolcraft College.Students have passed the PMP and CAPM exam.

·   Developed and delivered “Project Planning” series of weekly on-site workshops at engineering company.

·   Delivered on-site project management training for engineers, product developers, IT and finance staff, and executives of corporate clients. Coached executives and project teams with stage-gate implementation.

·   Facilitated executive Innovation Strategy development.

·   Member of ITT Technical Institute’s Business Program Advisory Committee.

·   Published the “PMProcess Flow™ Poster: The ultimate PMP road map and study guide”, a full color 18”x24” poster based on PMBOK® GuideFourth Edition. This poster has been shipped to 30+ countries worldwide.

PMP Exam change effective July 31, 2013

CAPM Exam change effective July 1, 2013


PMI will update the PMP exam on July 31, 2013.  This means you can take the exam for PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition until July 30, 2013. If you take the exam on or after July 31, 2013, it will be based on PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition.

The CAPM exam will be updated on July 1, 2013.


Here's the link to a FAQ page about the new standards and exam changes on PMI's website.


As PMI transition to the new examination, it will likely update its examination reporting processes. This means for a short period of time examination results may not be available immediately following the examination.
Following the previous exam update, there was a 4–6 week period between taking the examination and receiving the results via email. This was disappointing to candidates, but necessary any time an exam changes to validate the new examination structure. In particular, please note the following details about the delivery of the examination results.


·     Candidates who take the updated computer-based examination on or after 31 August may not receive immediate results at the Prometric testing center.


·     Candidates taking the updated paper-based examination can also expect a delay in receiving their examination results.


·     Once PMI validates the new examination structure (expected by mid-September) candidates will be able to receive immediate results at the Prometric testing center.


·     Each PMP candidate will receive a communication to notify them when their results are available at


·     All candidates are expected to receive their examination results by mid-September.


The good news?

None of this applies to exams taken before July 31!





"Hi Eric, just wanted to drop you a quick note that I passed the PMP exam yesterday.  Thanks for your help with getting me certified."

- PMP student, May 16, 2011


"I passed my PMP credentials exam last Thursday.  It was a challenge. ... Thank you for your help with the exam prep.  Your course put me on the right track."

- PMP student, May 16, 2011


"I’m happy to report to you that I passed the PMP exam yesterday!  The course you provided was very helpful in preparing for the exam.  Thank you."

-PMP student, May 9, 2011


"Good time management.  Raised my level of confidence to be able to do well on the exam.

Good balance of knowledge and ability to pass it along.  Great representative of the profession."

-PMP Exam Focus student, Aug 2, 2011





One-fifth of the world’s GDP, or $12 trillion, is spent on projects. And with many skilled practitioners leaving or scheduled to leave the workforce due to retirement – in the United States alone, 40% of the workforce by 2015 – there is a great demand for knowledgeable project managers. So much so that $4.5 million of that total is at risk, and the talent gap is widening. When these opportunities arise, certification helps make sure that you’ll be ready. There are already more than 500,000 PMP credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, tele-communications and finance to IT and construction.


According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager. Make sure you’re one of them by earning a PMP certification.




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