Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Preparatory Course

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This is a comprehensive certification preparatory course aimed at preparing candidates for success in the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI) USA. In addition to exam preparation, this course delves into advanced project management concepts.

This course starts by exploring common telecom projects in both wired and wireless domains. Through detailed case studies and examples, participants will learn the best practices of project management according to globally recognized standards like PMI’s PMBOK. These real-world examples will be tailored to participants’ industry background, ensuring relevance and practical application.

Engaging participants in hands-on exercises and activities, this course provides valuable opportunities for practical learning. These exercises are specifically designed to equip participants with the skills necessary to make effective business decisions and efficiently carry out job responsibilities in fast-paced, result-oriented environments.

Ideal for project management professionals involved in project initiation and realization, this course caters to individuals such as board members, project steering committee members, project managers, and network roll-out team members, who play roles in various stages of the project cycle.

  • Telecom operators, vendors and service providers
  • Project managers, project team leaders, construction managers, lead technicians
  • Professionals involved in CAPEX planning, business cases, contract management, bid evaluations
  • HR, communications managers, quality managers, etc.

Instructor-led Training

  • Classroom: 4 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 28 hours


  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

There are no upcoming course dates currently scheduled for this course. If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest and indicate your preferred start/end training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the overall project life cycle for telecommunications projects
  • Efficiently manage and allocate resources for telecommunications projects
  • Identify and manage the key elements of projects, such as scope, time, cost, quality, risk, and stakeholders
  • Analyze and determine the critical path in telecommunications projects and apply techniques to follow it
  • Monitor project progress and performance in telecommunications projects, and implement alternative plans for corrective action when needed
  • Develop the skills to lead and direct a project team in the context of telecommunications projects
  1. Overview of Project Management
  • Role of PMBOK
  • Basic Definitions: Project, Program, Portfolio, Operations, Strategy, etc.
  • Role of Project Manager
  • Project Management Life Cycle: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Agile vs Waterfall Methodologies
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Influences on Projects
  • Business Case
  1. Case Study: Telecom Projects
  • Cellular Network Roll Out
  • FTTH Roll Out
  • Microwave Network Deployment
  • Satellite Communications
  • Optical Fiber Network: SDH, DWDM, Ethernet
  • Deployment of Submarine Cable System
  • Data Centers Deployment
  1. Integration Management
  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan
  • Deliverables
  • Knowledge Management
  • Change Requests
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Transitioning
  • Sample Questions
  1. Scope Management
  • Requirements
  • Scope Baseline
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Validating Scope
  • Controlling Scope
  • Sample Questions
  1. Schedule Management
  • Activities and Milestones
  • Network Diagram
  • Duration Estimates
  • Contingency and Management Reserves
  • Project Schedule
  • Control Schedule
  • Demo: Entering Schedule Data in MS Project
  • Sample Questions
  1. Cost Management
  • Cost Estimates
  • Reserve Analysis
  • Cost Baseline
  • Project Funding Requirements
  • Control Costs
  • Entering Cost Data in MS Project
  • Sample Questions
  1. Quality Management
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Quality Metrics
  • QA/QC
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Control and Scatter Charts
  • Sample Questions
  1. Resource Management
  • Resource Requirements
  • Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Organograms
  • RACI and RAM Charts
  • Acquiring Resources
  • Developing and Managing Team
  • Team Formation Stages
  • HR Theories
  • Entering Resource Data in MS Project
  • Sample Questions
  1. Communications Management
  • Communication Management Plan
  • Verbal Communication vs Body Language
  • Miscommunications
  • Chinese Whisper
  • Sample Questions
  1. Risk Management
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Responses
  • Exercise: Building Risk Register
  • Sample Questions
  1. Procurement Management
  • Procurement Planning
  • Invitation for Bidding
  • Bidder’s Conference
  • Proposal Evaluation
  • Contract Signing
  • Contract Administration
  • Claims and Negotiations
  1. Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Stakeholder Classification
  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix
  • Sample Questions
  1. Agile Concepts, Values and Principles
  • Agile Mindset
  • Predictive Vs Agile
  • Iterative and Incremental Life Cycles
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Characteristics of Project Life Cycles
  • Hybrid Life Cycles
  1. PMBOK 6 vs 7
  • Major Differences
  • Additional Topics in PMBOK 7
  • Performance Domains
  • Leadership Models
  • Change Management Models
  • Motivation Models
  1. Implementing Agile: Creating and Delivering in Agile Environment
  • Servant Leadership
  • Interpersonal Vs Technical Skills
  • Scrum Events and Artifacts
  • Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team
  • Scrum Planning, Daily Stand-ups
  • Produce Backlog and Sprint Backlog
  • Retrospectives
  • Agile Velocity

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