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PMI PMP Certification Preparatory


Project management is becoming increasingly important across all sectors of the economy. A competent project manager and a project team consisting of experienced, well-trained professionals are essential to the success of any project.

The new PMP exam includes content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches. We focus on three performance domains in project management: People, Process, and Business Environment.

The learning topics in this training come directly from the PMP exam content outline (ECO) which the Project Management Institute (PMI) launched in 2021.

This course is also available in German.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of Attendance Continuing Education PMI PMP Certification Preparatory Course

Start: 27.10.2021, 03.05.2022, 19.10.2022

Duration: 8 evenings of 4 lessons each; a total of 32 classroom lessons plus self-study with online test simulator; confirmation over 50 hours

Costs: CHF 2'700.00

Comment on costs: 

The course costs include all course materials, access to an online exam simulator with more than 1,500 questions, and the PMBOK including Agile Practice Guide.

The cost of the certification exam is not included in the price. The exam costs USD 555 for PMI non-members and USD 405 for PMI® members (as of July 2021).


Campus ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur.

Language of instruction: English

Comments on duration: 

32 classroom lessons & guided self-study, attestation upon 50h

Objectives and content

Target audience

Our course is aimed at experienced project managers wanting to enhance their professional competence and their efficiency by obtaining the internationally recognized PMI PMP (Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional) certification.


Course participants prepare for all aspects of the PMI PMP certification exam while further developing their project management skills. Successful participants receive a certificate of attendance indicating the hours of training they have completed by attending the course.


Module 1


Code of Conduct,

Project Management Framework

Module 2

Project Management Processes,

Integration Management,

Scope Management

Module 3

Schedule Management

Module 4

Cost Management

Module 5

Quality Management

Risk Management

Module 6

Resource Management,

Stakeholder Management,

Communications Management

Module 7

Procurement Management,

Professional Responsibility

Module 8

Mock exam


In this highly interactive project management course for the PMP exam preparation the course topics are presented in short presentations. A variety of case studies and impulses accompany exercises that are worked on in small groups and then evaluated together.

Further exam contents are learned in self-study. For this purpose, a playbook is provided at the end of each session.

In addition to tutorials and lectures, the participants work independently with the teaching materials included in the course,

  • PMBOK Guide including the Agile Practice Guide
  • Online X-AM test simulator with over 1500 questions
  • Access to the PMI CHOICE platform
  • Course presentation slides: Slide decks used in class as well as the original slide decks as provided by PMI
  • Student Manual: An electronic version of the materials for your course, which can be viewed and annotated from a variety of platforms including computers and iPad/iOS, Android, and Windows tablets.
  • Project Manager Checklist: Step-by-step procedures and reference material for concepts covered in class that you can use as a reference during and after class.
  • Spotlight Videos: Short (3-6 minutes) videos that enhance and extend the classroom learning experience.
  • Self-Knowledge Check: A set of multiple choice and true/false questions to help you self-assess your pre- and post-mastery of the course content.
  • Post-Class Survey: A required survey for students to take at the end of class.


8 course evenings (6:00 – 9:30 pm)

course dates

Enquiries and contact



Julia Posselt



The course is designed for experienced project managers. In order to register for the certification exam after completing the course, the following requirements apply:

University graduate (BSc, MSc):

  • 4,500 hours of project management experience over a period of at least 36 months (no overlaps) and
  • A minimum of 35 contact hours of project management training from a course

Applicants who have completed high school or an apprenticeship:

  • 7,500 hours of project management experience over a period of at least 70 months (no overlaps) and
  • A minimum of 35 contact hours of project management training from a course

Your experience has to cover all project phases (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control, and project close) and has to have been acquired over the last eight years. Contact the PMI ( to register for the PMP exam.

Information for applicants

More courses available in German

Start Application deadline Registration link
27.10.2021 on request Application
03.05.2022 on request Application
19.10.2022 on request Application

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