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(EVENT MOVED TO SEPTEMBER) - PMP Exam Prep - 5 Consecutive Saturdays (July 14, 21, 28 Aug 4,11)

PMI-SFBAC Professional Development Team

Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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This is an Exam Prep Class, not intended to teach Project Management 101, but instead to teach & review PMI’s PMBOK 4th Edition in detail.  Included is an intensive review of those PMBOK items essential to successfully pass the PMP Exam including:  the 42 process groups, EVM formulas, Quality diagrams, Risk and Procurement Management, etc.  Also included in the curriculum are test tasking strategies, the PMI application and audit processes, efficient study tips and best practices.

At the conclusion of this class you will have familiarity with all the information required to successfully study for and pass the PMP Exam.


The PMP Exam Prep course is an interactive classroom setting, taught by experienced PMP Exam Prep instructors.  Class will be from 9am-5pm, with a break for lunch, and hourly stretch breaks. 
Attendance for the entire duration of each class is required to earn your documented 35 contact hours.  Arriving late, leaving early or frequently stepping out may jeopardize the documentation of your 35 contact hours.  

Continental breakfast and a box lunch will be provided each day.  PMBOK’s will be provided as well as notebooks and pencils. 

You are welcome to bring your laptop for notes.  WIFI will not be provided. Cell Phones must be turned off during class to facilitate focused attention.


9:00AM -12:00PM Class (Continental breakfast provided)
12:00PM- 12:30 Lunch (Box lunch provided)
12:30PM- 5:00PM Class (Snack provided at 3:00PM)

Directions    BART

PDUs: 35


Athens Kolias, MPM, PMP:

Athens is a Project Manager with 30 years of Customer Service, Event Planning and Inventory Control experience.  In her role as the VP of Professional Development for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of PMI, Athens manages Event Programs which provide project management knowledge and expertise.   Athens currently teaches PMP Exam Prep courses to project managers around the country, and also teaches Emotional Intelligence skills and Stakeholder Management methods.  Balancing technical skills with interpersonal leadership skills is Athens’ instructional sweet-spot which helps good project managers become exceptional project leaders.

Alan is a management and governance consultant, and instructor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Alan's not-for-profit governance service roles include President, President-Elect, and Director of Finance serving PMI-Honolulu; Community Involvement Lead serving PMI-Global Diversity Community of Practice; Treasurer, Board of Directors serving the Life Foundation, an HIV/AIDS services agency; Secretary, Board of Directors serving the International Institute of Business Analysis – Hawaii; and, Business & Community Partner, National Educator Program Alliance. Alan is a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class – 2011 North America. Alan has been a member of PMI since 1997. Alan likes to hike, go to the gym, and has not owned a television since 2002.

Suzette Saint-Pierre, PMP, CSM:
Suzette is a seasoned project manager in Internet software application, infrastructure, and process development projects across highly matrixed international, domestic and out-sourced resources at organizations such as: AOL/Time Warner, Cisco, Ask Jeeves, and RichFX.   Suzette is a proven leader, community builder, and problem-solver with far reaching vision and diverse experience in traditional Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid software development methodologies.

Suzette earned her bachelor's degree in Medical Biology from the University of New England, her Project Management Certification from California State University East Bay, and holds several other management certifications from The George Washington University School of Business. 

Suzette serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Programs, and on the Board of Directors for, XLUR8;  A not-for-profit educational and research foundation focused on workforce development issues, and professional development assistance to transitioning and retired U.S. Armed Services members.
Suzette also serves as Director of Training and Development for the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.  In that role, Suzette has been instrumental in developing the programmatic strategy for the chapter’s Professional Development course offerings, specifically leading the effort to develop comprehensive PMP and PMI-ACP certification preparation programs.
When Suzette isn’t developing training programs and helping people gain the knowledge they need, she owns and operates a San Francisco Bed & Breakfast, is a wold traveler, is active in the Bay Area Kadampa Buddhist community, and operates the 9th largest social MeetUp group in the Bay Area.



Cancellation and No-Show policy
If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend please send an email and cancel as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a fee if done at least 5 days before the event. Cancellations after July 9, 2012  are subject to the full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.

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505 14th Street
Oakland, 94612

Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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