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Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

PMI-SP stands for Project Management Institute - Scheduling Professional certification. It is a certification program that validates the candidate's knowledge and skills in project scheduling, and their ability to develop and maintain project schedules that meet business needs.

The PMI-SP certification is designed for professionals who work in project management, project controls, or related fields, and who are interested in advancing their careers by obtaining a recognized certification in project scheduling.

The SP certification training covers a range of topics including scheduling concepts and techniques, schedule development and maintenance, schedule analysis and reporting, and project controls tools and techniques.

The certification is recognized globally and is highly valued by employers in various industries, especially those with complex projects that require advanced scheduling capabilities.


Certificate Description

PMI-SP® Elite Minds training course covers core topics essential for a scheduling management professional. It includes topics such as best practices, tools and techniques, processes, and core competencies required from a project scheduler. The SP training course also highlights the role of a scheduler in the project management context.

Upon 100% completion of this course content, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use to fill in your PMI-SP® exam application including the 30 contact hours. We assure you that this is the most comprehensive PMI SP Exam Preparation workshop in the online market! Currently, our course covers all the tasks in the latest PMI SP Exam Content Outline, the schedule, scope, resources, cost, risk, stakeholders, and communication management processes of the PMBOK Guide 6th edition, it also covers Scheduling concepts and practices as per the Practice Standard for Scheduling 3rd edition.

The PMI-SP training course is designed to cover the following exam domains: Schedule Strategy, Schedule Planning and Development, Schedule Monitoring and Controlling, Schedule Closeout, and Stakeholder Communication Management.

Also, we will be covering the most important practices of scope, schedule, and cost management in agile and hybrid environments. This course will also include four PMI-SP® exam simulators. Our scheduling professional exams are remarkably close to the real exam including 680 high quality questions which I personally wrote few days after I passed the PMI scheduling Professional examination from my first trial.

Why to take this course from us?

  • We promise you that this is the most comprehensive PMI-SP® exam prep course in the online market.
  • Learn at any time and place and enjoy a customized learning experience supported with videos and graphics, with a schedule aligned with your best time to study and revise.
  • Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the PMI scheduling professional exam from the first trial.
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the PMI-SP® test.
  • We have expert trainers, who are PMI-SP® certification holders, ready to help you pass the exam and communicate with you 24/7 through email and WhatsApp.
  • Earn 30 contact hours, enough to apply for the PMI-SP® exam.
  • Our 4 practice exams within this course will make you ready to pass the PMI-SP® exam from your first trial.
  • Our payment policy ensures money refund within a specific duration if requested.

If you are planning to pass the PMI-SP® examination, this course is the only thing you should use! I promise you that this is the most comprehensive workshop to prepare you for the exam, and make you pass the PMI-SP® exam from your first trial. See you inside the most comprehensive online PMI-SP® exam prep course!

What will you Learn?

  • Earn the 30 contact hours certificate to qualify for the PMI-SP® exam.
  • Anticipate the general types of questions that appear on the real PMI SP test and learn how to answer them through our PMI-SP® mock tests.
  • Cite the domains of schedule management, the related tasks, and deliverables.
  • Measure your ability to successfully complete the exam through sample questions in each PMI-SP exam domain.
  • Identify the critical principles, activities, tasks, techniques, and terms described in the PMI-SP® Exam Content Outline.

This PMI-SP® exam prep training course is best suited for Schedulers, Projects Planners, Planning and Control Specialists, Project Managers, Program Managers, Project coordinators/Facilitators, Portfolio Managers, IT Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Project management team members.

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Certificate Course Curriculum

  • Meet Your Instructor
  • 01:08
  • About PMI
  • 05:40
  • The PMBOK
  • 01:51
  • Exam Application Process
  • 02:23
  • PMI SP Exam Details
  • 01:16
  • Course Agenda
  • 01:21
  • PMI SP Exam Details
  • 01:22

  • Introduction
  • 10:23
  • Relationship of Projects, Programs, Portfolios, and Operations Management
  • 12:20
  • Project and Development Lifecycle
  • 07:15
  • Work Performance Data, Information, and Reports
  • 03:27
  • Project Business Documents
  • 11:52
  • The Environment at which Projects Operate
  • 12:39
  • The Project Management Office (PMO)
  • 04:43
  • Project Manager Competencies
  • 06:26
  • Project Management Processes
  • 05:02
  • Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • 05:45

  • Introduction
  • 07:09
  • Why and When Agile?
  • 03:35
  • Agile Vs. Traditional Project Management
  • 10:36
  • Agile Values and Principles
  • 09:57
  • Characteristics of Agile Lifecycle
  • 05:02
  • Agile Teams and Roles
  • 23:26

  • Introduction
  • 06:46
  • Process 01: Plan Scope Management
  • 06:56
  • Process 02: Collect Requirements
  • 29:54
  • Process 03: Define Scope
  • 14:52
  • Process 04: Create WBS
  • 16:07
  • Process 05: Validate Scope
  • 10:25
  • Process 06: Control Scope
  • 07:51
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 05:38

    • Introduction
    • 05:09
    • Process 01: Plan Schedule Management
    • 06:10
    • Process 02: Define Activities
    • 09:21
    • Process 03: Sequence Activities
    • 14:10
    • Process 04: Estimate Activity Durations
    • 29:09
    • Process 05: Develop Schedule
    • 42:37
    • Process 06: Control Schedule
    • 15:13
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 08:29

    • Introduction
    • 05:14
    • Process 01: Plan Cost Management
    • 09:54
    • Process 02: Estimate Costs
    • 16:51
    • Process 03: Determine Budget
    • 15:39
    • Process 04: Control Cost
    • 35:20
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 09:14

    • Introduction
    • 04:46
    • Process 01: Plan Resources Management
    • 18:17
    • Process 02: Estimate Activity Resources
    • 12:47
    • Process 03: Acquire Resources
    • 11:12
    • Process 04: Develop Team
    • 11:12
    • Process 05: Manage Team
    • 14:00
    • Process 06: Control Resources
    • 10:14
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 06:54

    • Introduction
    • 08:22
    • Process 01: Plan Communication Management
    • 30:01
    • Process 02: Manage Communications
    • 16:21
    • Process 03: Monitor Communications
    • 09:41
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 06:27

    • Introduction
    • 09:32
    • Process 01: Plan Risk Management
    • 15:23
    • Process 02: Identify Risks
    • 30:01
    • Process 03: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • 22:09
    • Process 04: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • 31:50
    • Process 05: Plan Risk Responses
    • 32:11
    • Process 06: Implement Risk Responses
    • 09:14
    • Process 07: Monitor Risks
    • 16:33
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 09:17

    • Introduction
    • 08:16
    • Process 01: Identify Stakeholders
    • 22:08
    • Process 02: Plan Stakeholder Engagement
    • 14:59
    • Process 03: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    • 10:22
    • Process 04: Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
    • 09:49
  • 10 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 06:40

    • Project Scheduling
    • 08:47
    • Why Scheduling
    • 09:07
    • Trends and Emerging Practices
    • 05:26

    • Introduction
    • 09:15
    • Project Lifecycles
    • 09:01
    • Scheduling Approaches
    • 32:36
    • Scheduling Tool and Schedule Model
    • 07:01
    • Schedule Model Instances and Presentations
    • 04:02
    • Agile
    • 28:35

    • Schedule Management
    • 19:35
    • Schedule Model Creation
    • 35:26
    • Schedule Model Maintenance
    • 06:23
    • Schedule Model Analysis
    • 32:21
    • Communication and Reporting
    • 03:33

    • Introduction
    • 02:00
    • Business Justification Methods
    • 16:49
    • PERT Estimation
    • 06:54
    • Critical Path Method
    • 22:20
    • Expected Monetary Value
    • 15:41
    • Communication Channels
    • 02:52
    • Make Buy Analysis
    • 05:13
    • Estimation in Agile
    • 07:51
  • 20 Questions
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answers
  • 25:31

    • Earned Value Analysis
    • 19:34
    • Introduction
    • 05:57
    • Brainstorming
    • 04:55
    • Checklists
    • 03:23
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • 06:03
    • Decision Tree Analysis
    • 06:34
    • Influence Diagrams
    • 03:47
    • Statistical Sampling
    • 04:43
    • Focus Groups
    • 06:42
    • Alternatives Analysis
    • 08:27
    • Benchmarking
    • 04:30
    • Reserves Analysis
    • 04:12
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • 04:39
    • Three Point Estimating
    • 06:37
    • Problem Solving
    • 04:43
    • SWOT Analysis
    • 04:48
    • Mind Mapping
    • 03:47
    • Probability Impact Matrix
    • 05:35
    • Scatter Diagram
    • 02:53
    • Control Charts
    • 06:40
    • Logical Data Model
    • 03:49
    • Prompt Lists
    • 04:08
    • Context Diagram
    • 03:18
    • Resource Optimization
    • 04:57
    • Regression Analysis
    • 03:16
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • 05:24
    • Inspection
    • 03:05
    • Analogous Estimating
    • 04:05
    • Cause and Effect Diagram
    • 02:20
    • Cost of Quality
    • 03:08
    • Schedule Compression Techniques
    • 07:03

    • Introduction
    • 01:41
    • The Code
    • 04:06

    • Introduction
    • 02:53
    • The Domains
    • 11:20

    • FAQ Set 01
    • 10:21
    • FAQ Set 02
    • 09:24
    • FAQ Set 03
    • 10:19
    • FAQ Set 04
    • 08:50

    • PMI SP Exam Structure
    • 01:10
    • Where to Focus?
    • 07:28
    • Books to Use
    • 01:28
    • High Quality Mock Exams
    • 01:39
    • Closing Message
    • 01:09

    • PMI-SP Exam 01
    • 170 Questions
    • PMI-SP Exam 02
    • 170 Questions
    • PMI-SP Exam 03
    • 170 Questions
    • PMI-SP Exam 04
    • 170 Questions


    Our Exam Preparation package designed to ensure success in passing your exam the very first time.


    Exam Application Assistance

    Get expert guidance on PMI registration, membership, review, and submission of your exam application.


    Flexible Learning Experience

    Need more flexibility with your learning times? Get tried-and-tested training on your schedule.


    Detailed Study Guide

    Get a step-by-step guide with clarity on periodic study goals with expert help all along the way.


    24*7 Support

    Reach out through WhatsApp to your course instructor and get your questions answered on spot.

    Training Options

    Exam Simulators

    One year access to high-quality exam simulators 

    5 Full PMI-SP exams with detailed answers and explanations

    24x7 learner assistance and support.


    Self-Paced Boot Camp

    One year access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content

    More than 25 hours of prerecorded videos covering all exam objectives.

    6+ Quizzes and 4 full exams.

    Support in reviewing your exam application.

    Certificate of completion in 30 hours of project scheduling education.

    Comprehensive Exam Prep Support.

    24x7 learner assistance and support.



    The prerequisites of the PMI-SP certification exam include having a four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), 24 months of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years, and 30 hours of project scheduling education.

    Attending the PMI-SP exam preparation course with Elite Minds will satisfy the third prerequisite of 30 hours of project scheduling education. At the end of the SP course, you will have a certificate of completion which you can use to fill in your exam application and will be accepted by PMI in case your application was selected for audit.



    M A

    Meshal Al Ahmad

    Saudi Arabia

    It is rare to find useful material and courses in the online space to prepare for the PMI-SP exam. Elite Minds did a great job designing and publishing this course. The instructor was amazing, and material is comprehensive covering the PMBOK and the stand
    A G

    Aswini G.


    I just passed the PMI-SP exam with ATs in all 5 domains. The Agile content in this course, was immensely helpful.
    T B

    Trina B.


    So far, the content has been easy to follow. The ITTO's can get a little repetitive, however, the repetition helps in learning some of the most common tools and techniques..
    V C

    Vipul C.


    Excellent delivery of the Processed based knowledge of PMBOK and Agile methodologies. The best part being how simply the processes have been explained.
    S A

    Sami Abdul


    Very clear descriptions. Good pronunciation.
    S S

    Stonefield S.

    United States

    I passed my PMI-SP exam today! This is the only course that I used to learn and prepare for the exam, and I have to say it is definitely sufficient for the PMI-SP exam. Highly recommend this course and many thanks to the instructor!
    M S

    Martha S.

    United States

    This course was very knowledgeable. All the knowledge area, processes, techniques, sample questions are in detail and useful. One star deducted because the instructor is not native, so sometimes it is hard to understand.
    J M

    Jason M.

    United Arab Emirates

    Hands on with real-time example and simple explanation that anyone can understand. Moreover, lot of quiz that helps for the exam preparation. I will keep revisit the course if I have any doubts.
    J T

    Jonathan Tami

    United Kingdom

    Course content was clear and aligned with the exam contents and explained very well.
    D M

    David Mark


    Excellent course explaining all the topics/processes in detail.
    D K

    Deepa Kishna


    This course is very well explained with examples and enthusiasm. My only comment is on the instructor language, it can be made more clear in some parts of the course, thats why I gave 3 stars for the course
    N N

    Nthabiseng N.


    It is very systematic till now. Having a good experience. Hoping it to be same further.
    S A

    Susana A.

    South Africa

    The course is well structured for a person who is not very familiar with the PMI terms and approaches. The examples, figures, charts, and sample documents helped a lot to know the concept and no need to memorize.
    N K

    Neeraj Kani


    Great speaker, I mean he is really explained with passionate and detail, love it.
    M S

    Maria S.


    It was a great journey of training. Covered all parts of the course.
    R I

    Rahul I.


    Instructor presented very complex information in a easy to follow format. The practice quizzes and exams helped to solidify the concepts.
    C K

    Christopher K.


    Thank you Shadi. Your course is very helpful. You organize the structure of knowledge to be easier to understand compared with other courses. I passed PMP exam on my first attempt.
    J B

    Joseph B.


    Excellent learning! I passed my PMI SP exam on the first try. Thank you so much.


    Schedules are a fundamental element of project management yet half of all projects — 50 percent — are not completed within the initially scheduled timeframe according to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

    Projects and teams today are increasingly global and virtual, and project schedules are key to managing activities, resources, dependencies and ultimately, project outcomes. The PMI-SP will recognize your knowledge and skill to drive the improved management of project schedules.

    As a candidate for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), you know there is much more to project scheduling than just the use of tools and technology to build a schedule for your team.

    Definity yes, PMI SP certification is worth your time and effort. In fact, it is considered a gold standard in the field of scheduling in project management, and it is globally recognized. It enhances your earning potential and value in an organization. If you have advanced knowledge and experience in project scheduling or if you are a project manager focused on scheduling and time planning, including for large projects in complex environments, then the PMI SP® is an excellent choice for you.

    Earning the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification can help you qualify for a variety of job roles related to project scheduling. Some of the job roles that you may be qualified for after obtaining the PMI-SP certification include Project Scheduler, Senior Project Scheduler, Planning and Scheduling Manager, Program Scheduler, Project Controls Specialist, Project Manager, Construction Scheduler, Engineering Scheduler, Risk Analyst, or Cost Analyst. Overall, the PMI-SP certification validates your expertise in project scheduling and can help you stand out to potential employers looking for skilled and knowledgeable project schedulers. It can also help you advance your career and increase your earning potential.

    There are several reasons why earning the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification can be beneficial for your career: Enhance Your Scheduling Skills: The PMI-SP certification validates your skills and knowledge in project scheduling, which can help you improve your ability to create and manage project schedules in your current or future job. Demonstrate Your Expertise: The certification demonstrates to potential employers that you have a deep understanding of project scheduling practices, tools, and techniques, and that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Increase Your Earning Potential: According to PMI's Salary Survey, professionals with the PMI-SP certification earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers. Expand Your Career Opportunities: The PMI-SP certification can open up new job opportunities in the field of project management and can help you advance your career. Join a Global Community of Professionals: Earning the PMI-SP certification also gives you access to a global community of project management professionals who share best practices, insights, and knowledge to help you stay current in the field. Overall, the PMI-SP certification can help you advance your career, increase your earning potential, and demonstrate your expertise in project scheduling.

    Elite Minds PMI-SP exam preparation course offers an innovative curriculum designed by industry experts who have rich training experience. They are aware of the different learning needs of students and try to explain all the concepts in a beginner-friendly manner. As a conclusion, our PMI-SP course is not difficult to follow. It will walk you through various project scheduling concepts, practices, tools, and techniques in both Agile and Waterfall environments. Also, it will walk you through the schedule, cost, and scope processes with the process groups and knowledge areas defined in the PMI standard.

    Our course includes access to our e-learning content, practice simulation exams that are close to the real PMI-SP exam, tips and tricks videos that help you tackle the toughest PMI-SP exam questions, references to prepare for the exam, and WhatsApp group communication with the course instructor.

    If you have decided to take a formal PMI-SP exam preparation course, you just need to sign up on our website, select the PMI-SP exam preparation course: 30 contact hours, and complete the payment to get access to the study materials. You can pay through Credit/Debit cards, or PayPal.

    Simple answer: Because our course is the most comprehensive PMI-SP exam preparation course in the online market. Our exam preparation course is aligned with the syllabus covered in the actual PMI-SP certification exam. Our applied learning approach helps learners understand the concepts better and our instructor is a PMI SP certified who has more than 8 years of experience coaching and preparing students to pass the exam from the first trial. Our PMI SP exam preparation course includes access to digital materials, case studies, interactive quizzes, and simulation exams to help you prepare for the PMI SP Certification exam and clear it in the first attempt. Also, you will be able to communicate with our instructor through WhatsApp to answer your questions in timely manner.

    When you have completed our PMI-SP exam preparation course, you will receive a course completion certificate showing the 30 contact hours of project scheduling certification which you can use for the exam application. Elite Minds does not administer the PMI-SP certification, but once you have passed that exam, you will receive the prestigious PMI-SP certification from the Project Management Institute.

    One hour of our course instruction equals one contact hour. If you have completed a university or college course on project management that met for three hours per week for 15 weeks, you would record 45 contact hours. If only a portion of a PMI-SP course dealt with project management, only the hours spent on project management can be applied toward the total. PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities.

    Participants are granted three chances to pass the PMI-SP® exam in one year. For the second and the third attempt for the examination, the participants must pay an additional fee of $275 (for members) or $375 (nonmembers) as a reexamination fee. The participants will have a waiting period of one year before they can re-appear for the exam in case, they do not pass in their first three attempts after completion of PMI-SP training course.

    The PMI-SP® exam is comprised of 170 questions, 210 minutes to complete the exam, one additional break for a total of 10-minute for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams. Questions will be multiple-choice only.

    No. PMI® does not mandate any expiry timeline for contact hours earned to qualify for the PMI-SP® Exam if you retain the proof (certificate). There is no deadline or expiry date, though the contact hours must have been acquired before the submission of the application to PMI®. For example, if you earn the contact hours in 2020, there is nothing stopping you from taking the exam in 2023.

    You can reach out directly to our instructor throughout WhatsApp +962797205176.

    Yes. Our students can share with us through email: info@eliteminds.co their application draft to review it before formally submitting it through the PMI website.

    The PMI-SP certificate is valid for three years. To maintain your certification, you need to achieve 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in a 3-year cycle.

    First, you need to check whether you are eligible to take the PMI-SP certification exam. For example, a four-year degree, 24 months of experience in project scheduling within the last 5 years, and 30 contact hours of project scheduling training is required to become eligible. Next, you need to pass the PMI-SP certification exam to receive the certificate.

    If you are a PMI member, you need to pay USD 60 as a renewal fee. For non-PMI members, the renewal fee is USD 150.

    The PMI-SP certification exam is quite difficult, even for those who have experience in project scheduling. So, the time it takes to prepare for the exam entirely depends on your prior knowledge and the intensity with which you prepare. If you are dedicated enough, it can take you around 8 weeks for complete preparation with the help of our PMI-SP training. However, if you obtained the PMP certification recently, it may take you 6 weeks only to prepare for the PMI-SP exam.