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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) training Teaching the fundamental skills needed for project support roles
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Course type: Virtual
Duration: Five days
Delivery: Virtual

APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation and Practitioner virtual

Be part of the class with our virtual courses – all the benefits of classroom learning, but with the flexibility of working from home.

About the course

Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ It provides guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

The Foundation-level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Project Planning & Control guidance to be able to act as an informed member of a Project Support Office or Project Planning and Control team.

A successful Practitioner candidate will have demonstrated that they have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the tools and techniques to allow them to work successfully in a Project Support team environment.

What is virtual classroom training?

ILX’s virtual instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.

Duration

This is an intensive five-day course that prepares you for the PPC Foundation and Practitioner examination. The training is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found on our website here.

Pre-requisites

The are no formal pre-requisites for the Foundation level. It is recommended that a Practitioner candidate has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a planning and monitoring role. In addition, you must have passed the PPC Foundation exam prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.

Learning objectives

By attending this course, you will learn…

  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
  • The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques
  • The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
  • The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle
  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of a project
  • The scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the outputs
  • The management of risk in the planning, execution and evaluation of a project
  • The practices and data used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project

This is an intensive five-day virtual course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk manual
  • The cost of the PPC Foundation and Practitioner examination (must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase)

What's covered?

This course covers the following modules:

  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Breakdown Structures
  • Dependency Management
  • Handover and Closure
  • Scheduling
  • Types of Schedules
  • Building the Schedule
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Time Analysis
  • Duration Estimates
  • Resources
  • Communicating the Schedule
  • Project Baselines and Baselining Principles
  • Performance Reporting
  • Variance Analysis            
  • Resource Monitoring     
  • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)       
  • Cost Control      
  • Short-term Planning       
  • Change Control
  • Forensic Analysis             
  • Record Keeping
  • Earned Value Management
  • Risk Management

Target audience

This course would benefit:

  • Planning Managers & Engineers
  • Project Control Managers & Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers

There is mandatory pre-course work that must be under taken prior to attending this course. In addition, whilst attending the course there will also be some exam preparation evening work.

HOW YOU TAKE YOUR EXAM

The exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You then have a choice you can either:

  • Book a suitable time after your virtual classroom event has finished to undertake your exam

OR

  • We currently allocate exam time within the virtual classroom event. So that you can book directly, we will advise you of recommended exam timings as part of the candidate guidance — this is issued three weeks prior to course commencement

Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam.

Exam format

Foundation exam:

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner exam:

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 3-hour duration
  • Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)

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