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John Sherlock , PMP, PMI-ACP

Instructor | PMaspire


  • John Sherlock PMP Trainer

    PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

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    This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

    Our project management training courses offer Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Sixth Edition (PMBOK®Guide) theory and best practices paired with hands-on, real-world exercises taught by instructors who are experienced, PMP®-certified professionals.

    Length: 36 Hours
    Delivery Method: Class Room Training, Private Onsite, 1 on 1 Training
    PMI PDUs: 36 PDUs

    Text Book: Project Management Body of Knowledge-Sixth Edition (PMBOK®Guide) [2021 Edition]


    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.

    Course Objectives:

    Target Student:

    This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

    The course enables candidates 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.


    To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following PMI courses:

    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Project Management Basics
    • Introduction to Agile

    Course-specific Technical Requirements


    For this course, students will need complete systems to access your virtual classroom if you are presenting remotely. They will need Microsoft Office applications to access the sample documents and templates. Each computer will need the following general hardware configurations:

    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor.
    • 2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).
    • 32 GB available storage space.
    • Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
    • Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device.
    • Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
    • (Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor’s computer screen.


    • Microsoft® Office 365™ license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional
    • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)

    Benefits to you

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Pass the PMP® Exam offered by the Project Management Institute, with full confidence
    • Identify gaps in your knowledge that may hurt you on the exam
    • Be more comfortable with the types of questions you will see on the exam
    • Use tips to pass the exam that have been used successfully by thousands of people
    • Utilize your personalized test taking strategy
    • Apply project management techniques useful in the real world
    • Be a better project manager

    PMP® Certification Benefits:

    • Globally recognized and most respected Project Management Certification
    • Establish your competency and legitimacy in Project Management
    • Increase you visibility and become recognized within your organization and peer circle
    • Make use of the best practices in Project Management and increase the success rate of your Projects
    • Certified Project Managers earn 20% more salary than Project Managers not having Certification (Globally conducted survey with independent audits and hosted on PMI website)

    Our course package contains:

    • Assistance with your PMI® PMP® application processing
    • A 35-hour instructor led course in Project Management Education (PMP® certification exam requirement)
    • 36 hours of intensive classroom training
    • More than 600 PMP® Exam-style practice questions
    • Student Recall Sheet (knowledge of necessary formulas and process information)
    • Course completion certificate
    • Passing Guarantee*

    * Passing Guarantee:
    You will be provided a personalized “STUDY PLAN”. In addition, if you the students can score at least 90% + on our standard evaluation test then we can fairly assure your success!

    For more information, to register a course, or get a custom quote, please contact at training@pmaspire.com

  • Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team

    • Topic A: Build a Team
    • Topic B: Define Team Ground Rules
    • Topic C: Negotiate Project Agreements
    • Topic D: Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
    • Topic E: Train Team Members and Stakeholders
    • Topic F: Engage and Support Virtual Teams
    • Topic G: Build Shared Understanding about a Project


    Lesson 2: Starting the Project

    • Topic A: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
    • Topic B: Plan and Manage Scope
    • Topic C: Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
    • Topic D: Plan and Manage Schedule
    • Topic E: Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
    • Topic F: Integrate Project Planning Activities
    • Topic G: Plan and Manage Procurement
    • Topic H: Establish Project Governance Structure
    • Topic I: Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure


    Lesson 3: Doing the Work

    • Topic A: Assess and Manage Risks
    • Topic B: Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
    • Topic C: Manage Communications
    • Topic D: Engage Stakeholders
    • Topic E: Create Project Artifacts
    • Topic F: Manage Project Changes
    • Topic G: Manage Project Issues
    • Topic H: Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity

    Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track

    • Topic A: Lead a Team
    • Topic B: Support Team Performance
    • Topic C: Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
    • Topic D: Manage Conflict
    • Topic E: Collaborate with Stakeholders
    • Topic F: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
    • Topic G: Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance


    Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind

    • Topic A: Manage Compliance Requirements
    • Topic B: Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
    • Topic C: Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
    • Topic D: Support Organizational Change
    • Topic E: Employ Continuous Process Improvement


    Lesson 6: – Simulated PMP Exam & Certificate

    • Course Exercises
    • Each chapter contains practice exercises targeted at the range of learning styles (Visual, Kinaesthetic, Auditory)
    • Network Diagram Exercises
    • Earned Value Exercises
    • Practice Tests

  • Course Scheduling Options:

    Option 1: Friday (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)
    Option 2: Saturday (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)
    *For corporate training & group participants, the course scheduled will be planned based on need basis.

  • John Patrick Sherlock, PMP | Authorized PMP Instructor from PMI

    John Sherlock is an accomplished and credentialed Project Management Professional with over 40 years of experience in the energy, financial, telecom and automotive industries as well as in academia. John is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rockland Community College (SUNY); and until recently, an IT Program Manager with Volvo Cars of North America. John is a PMP, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Six Sigma Instructor, a PMP Prep Instructor for the Westchester NY Chapter of PMI and also credentialed in the areas of software development, IT governance, risk, audit and data privacy.


    List of Certifications

      Description License Number
    1 PMP (Project Management Professional), Certified 2007 494260
    2 CDPSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer), Certified 2020 2006707
    3 Qualtrics Certified (Silver Insight Professional), Certified 2017 (see Certificate below)
    4 CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), Certified 2010 1000631
    5 MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist), Certified 2009 n/a
    6 CISM (Certified Information Systems Manager), Certified 2009 0911108
    7 CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional), Certified 2008 326739
    8 CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), Certified 2008 0800796
    9 CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), Certified 2008 0868411
    10 Six Sigma Instructor, Certified 2007 n/a
    11 Black Belt Level in the Six Sigma Quality Assurance Methodology, Certified 2006 (see Certificate below)
    12 IT Security & Control Application Inspector, Certified 2004 (see Certificate below


    Key Project Experience

    Solid technical management professional with more than 40 years of experience in Management Information Systems. Responsibilities reflect a broad skill set including project management, software design and programming, software installation and support, governance and security compliance, large scale facilities planning and disaster recovery, contract negotiation and patent research, as well as business plan development and higher education instruction. Strong and diverse analytical skills, consultative skills and creative organizational talents have been effective in the design and implementation of proven software applications. Effective communications, negotiation and managerial skills have provided for the successful re-engineering and redeployment of information resources in various organizations as well as impactful instruction in academia.


    Agile Practitioner

    John has been an active Agile Practitioner since 2012. Agile IT projects at Volvo had the full support of the Business Owner engaging adaptive planning and value-driven delivery, while using Kanban, Scrum, XP, CFDs, sprints and daily retrospectives in a Six Sigma environment. These Agile efforts also involved the integration of third-party work products. During Doctoral degree studies from 2012 through 2015, John was required to use Agile methods in the classroom for all course studies. Finally, John has taught PMI-ACP exam preparatory courses resulting in students’ success on the exam.




    A Doctoral candidate in Computer Science at Pace University, academic credentials include:

    MBA in ITDM (Information and Technology Decision Management) from Iona College,

    Certificate in eCommerce from Iona College,

    MS in Telecommunications from Iona College,

    Bachelor of Technology from New York Institute of Technology.


    Professional Memberships


    PMI (Project Management Institute), #988764

    MPUG (Microsoft Project User Group)

    ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), #468947

    ISC2 (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium), #326739

    Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

    International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma

    Courses Taught

    Iona College (Graduate Level)

    Introduction to Project Management

    Advanced Project Management (including Microsoft Project)

    Database Management (including SQL)

    Analytics of Strategic Corporate Planning

    Introduction to Data Mining (including Tableau)

    Virtual Teams and Virtual Organizations

    Audit and Control of Informatics

    Infrastructure in the 21st Century: Political Realities, Policy Implications, and Challenges for the Future

    Application Analysis and Design (Undergraduate)

    Introduction to Management Information Systems (Undergraduate)

    Dominican College (Graduate Level)

    Management Information Systems

    Managerial Statistics and Six Sigma

    State University of New York – Ulster Community College, Rockland Community College

    Introduction to Project Management

    Spreadsheet and Database Management (including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access)

    Pace University (Undergraduate Level)

    Introduction to Computing (including HTML and JavaScript)

    Introduction to Information Technology

    College of Westchester (Undergraduate Level)

    Project Management Essentials

    Applied Project Management (including Microsoft Project)

    LasComp Institute of IT (LIIT)

    PMI-PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification Exam Prep

    PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Exam Prep

    IIBA-CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) Certification Exam Prep

    Microsoft Project (Level One and Level Two)

    Project Management Institute – Westchester NY Chapter, Hudson Valley NY Chapter

    PMI-PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification Exam Prep




15, 16, 17, 18 JANUARY 2021

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm



Price Details

Training $1200/-

Including Exam Simulator $ 149/-



Group Discount

5% for 3 Group Members

10% for 10 Group Members

15% for 15 Group Members