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UTC Center for Professional Education PMP Exam Prep

10-12-2020 8:00 am - 10-16-2020 4:30 pm
15% discount available to Chattanooga PMI members
UTC Center for Professional Education PMP Exam Prep



UTC Center for Professional Education PMP Exam Prep

It’s time to earn your Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification and tackle the PMP® exam.

During this five-day boot camp offered by UTC Center for Professional Education, you will be immersed in project management principles dictated by the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). You will learn the project management framework and effective test-taking strategies. You will spend considerable time reviewing test items. 

Individuals should have at least three years of project management experience prior to registering for this course.


October 12 – 16, 2020 – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Class facilitated virtually with a live instructor via Zoom.

Registration: UTC PMP Test Prep

Fees: The fee for this class is $1749 through October 1. Starting October 2 the fee increases to $1899.

Who Should Attend

The PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp is perfect for project managers, business analysts, team leads, managers, and individuals who desire the PMP® certification.

The PMP® requires a level of experience managing and directing projects.

What You Will Learn

  • The five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and the forty-nine processes that will be covered on the exam


  • The key inputs, tools, techniques and outputs for each process


  • Effective test-taking strategies

 How You Will Benefit

  • Access to hundreds of practice questions, multiple practice exams and flashcards to solidify your knowledge

  • Understand situationally-based questions and how to apply the PMBOK®

  • Understand and apply earned-value and point of total assumption formulas and how to interpret results

  • Develop confidence for test day through interactive classroom discussion and question review

 Materials Included

  • Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

  • How to Pass the PMP of the First Try by Andy Crowe

  • 90-day Online access to additional course material

  • 90-day access to three simulated practice exams



October Chapter Luncheon

10-15-2020 11:30 am -1:00 pm
October Chapter Luncheon

The Project Manager's Pandemic Survival: A Virtual Series

Topic: Our New Normal: Mitigating External Risks

Speaker: TBD

Date: Thursday, October 15th




November Chapter Luncheon

11-19-2020 11:30 am -1:00 pm
November Chapter Luncheon

The Project Manager's Pandemic Survival: A Virtual Series

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Date: Thursday, November 19th

Time: 11:30am

Southern Middle TN Branch

The Southern Middle Tennessee Branch of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chattanooga Chapter was established in 2012. The Branch provides local project management professionals residing in Coffee, Moore, Franklin, Lincoln, Grundy and Warren Counties of Middle Tennessee a convenient local PMI association. The Southern Middle Tennessee Branch of the PMI Chattanooga Chapter is looking forward to supporting PMI members in our area. The Branch offers programs every other month, beginning in February of each year. Our meetings are usually held at lunch time at the University of Tennessee Space Institute cafeteria.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 366
New Members This Year 32
PMP® Members 220
CAPM® Members 8
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 1
PMI-ACP® Members 5
PfMP® Members 2
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 138
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 352
Student Members 10
Other Members 4
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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President's Message

Thank you for visiting our Chattanooga PMI website. Whether you are new to Project Management, a long time practitioner, or just want to gain the skills needed to work with a project we welcome all levels of participation in our community and events.

In 2020 we are on track for another record year of membership as the Profession continues to grow. In 2018 we had 300 members and thanks to the leadership of our Board and support of our members we have grown to over 400 members which represents an increase by 33% in just two short years! 

Corporate Contacts

Corporate Representatives are an additional link between the employees of a corporation and the PMI Chattanooga Chapter. Their role is to provide input to the Board and to ensure that information about upcoming PMI events are disseminated at their company. Only one representative per company is permitted, they must be a member of the Chattanooga PMI Chapter as well as attend at least half of the scheduled Board meetings (typically held on the first Thursday evening of each month).

Get Involved

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter is looking for dynamic speakers who have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in and/or related to project management. Our chapter has several chapter events including dinner meetings, professional development days and special events that allow our 400+ members to learn about current trends in the project management field. Our meetings are held throughout the year.

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