Open Scholarship for the Project Management Professional Certification Preparation Course (PMBOK 5th Ed.) (L: BG/ENG)

362.50  excl. VAT

Duration: 5 days;

Delivery dates: November 20th – 24th 2017;

Instructor: Jordan Serbezov, PMP, MSc. in Strategic Management from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria;

PDUs: 35;

Aligned with PMBOK: Yes, 5th Ed.

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: Erato Hall, 1408 Sofia, Vitosha blvd. 164

Important Notice: Last date to test on the PMP Exam 5th Edition is March 23rd 2018.


About the Learn Valley Scholarship for excellence and equal opportunity in learning:

The scholarship is currently available for the PMP Preparation Course in November 20th – 24th 2017.

The Scholarship will cover 50% of the cost of the training (EUR 362).

The Scholarship is available for individuals who demonstrate hard work, are motivated to excel in the field of project management and have intermediate written command of the subject-matter in English.

The aim of the Scholarship is:

  1. Help motivated professionals achieve their goals by supporting them financially;
  2. Seed the most suitable applicants for the PMP Preparation Course;
  3. Create a dynamic class environment that will encourage and amplify the knowledge transfer process during the PMP Preparation Course.

To apply for the Scholarship applicants, need to submit one-page essay (maximum 300 words) in English, covering one of the following 2 topics, related to the PMP Preparation Course:

  • What defines a project as successfully completed?
  • Which soft-skills are crucial/critical for the PM role?

Please submit your essay at

Deadline for submitting October 25th, 2017.

All applicants will be notified about the results on November 1st, 2017.

Successful applicants need to register for the course latest November 10th, 2017.

In case you have questions or comments regarding the application process please contact us at or call us +359 889 895 559.

About the Project Management Professional Certification Preparation (PMBOK 5th Ed.):


If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

About the Instructor:

Jordan Serbezov (PMP) holds  MSc. in Strategic Management from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria – „Business & Economics“. Jordan has 14+ years experience in project management, including managerial experience across regions, functions and cultures. Strong projects & teams leader with hands-on experience in strategic management, business operations, transitions & transformations, and customer service.

Currently Jordan holds the position of EMEA Resource Management Center Lead in DXC  Technology, where he  oversees the Labor Demand & Supply Management, operational & people management of the LDSM teams, escalations, compliance, optimizations & continuous improvement.

Fluent in English and German, Jordan Serbezov lives in Sofia, Bulgaria with his family.

Important note regarding the exam:

Please have in mind that the PMP exam is changing on 26 March 2018. If you schedule your exam on 26 March or later, you will receive an updated version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Anyone taking the exam prior to 26 March 2018 will receive the current version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects.

You will:

  • Get started with project management fundamentals.
  • Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
  • Work with project management processes.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan a project.
  • Plan for project time management.
  • Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
  • Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
  • Execute a project.
  • Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
  • Control a project.
  • Close a project.

Target Student:

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.


Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

 Topic A: Components of Project Management

 Topic B: Project Management and the Business

 Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization

 Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences

 Topic B: Project Stakeholders and Governance

 Topic C: The Project Team

 Topic D: The Project Life Cycle

Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes

 Topic A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas

 Topic B: Identify Project Information

 Lesson 4: Initiating a Project

 Topic A: Develop a Project Charter

 Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders

 Lesson 5: Planning a Project

 Topic A: Develop a Project Management Plan

 Topic B: Plan Scope Management

 Topic C: Collect Project Requirements

 Topic D: Define Project Scope

 Topic E: Create a WBS

 Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management

 Topic A: Plan Schedule Management

 Topic B: Define Project Activities

 Topic C: Sequence Project Activities

 Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources

 Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations

 Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule

 Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications

 Topic A: Plan Project Cost Management

 Topic B: Estimate Project Costs

 Topic C: Determine the Project Budget

 Topic D: Plan Quality Management

 Topic E: Plan Human Resource Management

 Topic F: Plan Communications Management

Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management

 Topic A: Plan Risk Management

 Topic B: Identify Risks

 Topic C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

 Topic D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

 Topic E: Plan for Risk Response

 Topic F: Plan Project Procurements

 Topic G: Plan Stakeholder Management

Lesson 9: Executing a Project

 Topic A: Direct and Manage Project Work

 Topic B: Perform Quality Assurance

 Topic C: Acquire Project Team

 Topic D: Develop Project Team

 Topic E: Manage a Project Team

 Topic F: Manage Communications

 Topic G: Conduct Procurements

 Topic H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost

 Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work

 Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control

 Topic C: Validate Project Scope

 Topic D: Control Project Scope

 Topic E: Control the Project Schedule

 Topic F: Control Project Costs

Lesson 11: Controlling the Project

 Topic A: Control Project Quality

 Topic B: Control Communications

 Topic C: Control Project Risks

 Topic D: Control Project Procurements

 Topic E: Control Stakeholder Engagement

Lesson 12: Closing a Project

 Topic A: Close Project or Phase

 Topic B: Close Procurements