Learning Path: PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)®

By Don Jones on February 12, 2015

If you're focused on project management, earning the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a strong investment in your career. In order to maintain the certification and to keep your skills current, this one requires continued attention and investment over time.

Learning path objective:

This learning path focuses on the Pluralsight courses that support the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Target audience:

This learning path is intended for business professionals with a focus on project management within their organization, or as a project management consultant.

Learning path course sequence:


Course Duration
PMP® Exam Prep - Introduction to Project Management & the PMP® Exam 3h 24m
PMP® Exam Prep - Organizational Influences & Project Management Lifecycle 4h 01m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Integration Management 3h 57m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Scope Management 3h 39m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Time Management 3h 24m
PMP® Exam Prep – Project Schedule Management 2h 25m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Cost Management 2h 43m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Quality Management 2h 37m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Human Resources Management 2h 55m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Communications Management 2h 23m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Risk Management 3h 20m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Procurement Management 2h 30m
PMP® Exam Prep - Project Stakeholder Management 2h 02m
PMP® Exam Prep - Earning & Retaining Your PMP® Certification
2h 17m

Learning path description:

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification requires extensive training, education and experience. It helps identify professionals who have significant experience in best practice-based project management. A full list of PMP® requirements can be found at the Project Management Institute® but, briefly, you must meet one of the following:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.


  • A four-year degree (bachelor's degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Pluralsight's PMP® courses should provide you with the 35 hours of education indicated in these requirements, and help prepare you for the actual PMP® exam. Note that our courses are currently in production; this link provides a list of all current courses, which may include more courses than this learning path (which is updated less frequently).

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Don Jones

Don Jones' broad IT experience comes from 20 years in the business, with a strong focus on Microsoft server technologies. He's the author of more than 45 technology books, including titles on administration and software development, and writes monthly columns for the industry's leading periodicals. He's an in-demand speaker at technical conferences and symposia worldwide, and is widely recognized as one of the top trainers in the Microsoft sector.