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The aim of www.pmGURUonline.com is to create a virtual environment conducive to user friendly learning and acquiring of project management knowledge with minimum difficulty and stress. Knowledge acquisition is best when mind is free of anxiety and pressures.

To get maximum benefits to learn and enhance your conceptual framework of project management principles we suggest you follow the steps outlined below:

Start Up:

Test your current knowledge

Before beginning the training you may like to see where you currently stand in regard to your project management knowledge base. Take our Free PMKQ™ (PM Knowledge Quotient) test which comprises of 10 questions.

Step 1:

We suggest you begin the course by first going through the e-Learning section which contains different project management concepts. There are 48 key concepts in IntroPMStep1 relating to all areas and processes of project management .There are 30 concepts in PMStep1.

After going through each concept, you should then 'Test Your Understanding' of the concept by appearing in a set of multiple choice Q & A's given after each concept. Each question has 4 options with 1 right answer. You should be able to answer the questions correctly if you have grasped the concept properly. Please do revisit the concept until you are satisfied with your progress.

Note:- You must complete alteast 60% of each of the e-Learning section to be eligible to appear in our Mock Exam.

Step 2:
ReInforcement of knowledge throughDiscreteLearning (RIDL) (Flash Cards)

This module contains over 503 statements divided based on the 8 project life cycle phases for PMStep1. These project life cycle phases are; Conceptualize, Plan, Organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver & Closeout and Knowledge Leverage.

RIDL comprises of factual statements/questions along with the correct answers and extensively covers all the 8 phases of the project life cycle. This will help you to grasp the essence of PM and ensures that your understanding of all the phases is very strong. At the end of each RIDL sub section there is a Q & A's session to verify your understanding. In case you are not satisfied with the results, you can revisit RIDL as many times as you wish to revise again.

Note:- You must complete 100% of the 8 RIDL sub-sections in order to appear in our Mock Exam.

Step 3:
QUestion & Answer with REasoning (QUARE)

This section further challenges and validates your understanding by asking you to answer objective questions under QUARE. If your answer is not right, www.pmGURUonline.com will fully describe the reasons why your answer is not right. This eliminates your need to refer to various reference books and papers. In case you gave the right answer, you can still check why the other options would have been wrong. This gives you an excellent base to build up your foundation of PM concepts.

Step 4:
Test for preparation & concept revision.

Test has 80 multiple choice questions with 4 options based on the PMStep1 exam pattern. This test will ensure your complete mastery of project management concepts, and provide tremendous help in preparing for the actual PMStep1 examination. We recommend that you complete the test within 1 hour. You can take a break during the test as and when you want. Computer keeps track of the time you have spent in the test.

Step 5:
Mock Exam and Feedback Form.

The last step is to appear in the www.pmGURUonline.com Mock Exam which comprises of 40 objective questions covering all the 8 project life cycle phases. Pass mark is 60%. Passing this Final Exam and filling up the Feedback Form is necessary to receive a certificate of successful completion from the www.pmGURUonline.com e-Learning program.

Feedback Form This button will appear once you complete and pass the Mock Exam. The feedback form must be correctly filled up by you.

Step 6:
Appear in the PMStep1 Exam.

Once you have completed the PMStep1 training you become eligible to sit for the actual PMStep1 Certification Exam administered by PMCert, India. This is a 2 hour computer based exam.

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The PMStep1 content has been divided into the following 8 Project Life Cycle phases:Conceptualize, Plan, Organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver & Closeout and lastly Knowledge Leverage which runs across all the Life Cycle phases.

Each phase is sub-divided into 14 Knowledge Domainsand the knowledge domains are further broken up into 30 Concepts which form the basic building blocks of the learning programme. These Concepts cover key aspects of a project and provide persons with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Conceptualize – understand the project’s need, the different stakeholder’s requirements from the project and developing the project’s business case (feasibility report).

  • Plan - define the total scope of work properly, plan the time, cost and scope, how to make networks, critical path analysis, learn how to make more accurate estimates, plan the project's quality and the communication requirements

  • Organize – organize how and who will do the work, external and internal interfaces, build effective teams, identify the roles and responsibilities of different team members.

  • Implement – execute the work, resolve all issues that come up, procure the required goods and services

  • Control – monitor and control the work to ensure it is progressing as planned, undertake quality control, take required corrective actions, manage all changes efficiently, motivate and empower the team, resolve conflicts and all issues, manage information and reports.

  • Integrate – coordinate and integrate all the work done to deliver the final outputs, ensure that it conforms to requirements

  • Deliver & Closeout – complete and handover the work, close-out the contracts if any

  • Knowledge leverage – review the project to learn lessons from the work done for future improvements.

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