PMP Exam Preparation – A Training Course Review
Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation is a Udemy course designed for one specific purpose: to help students pass the PMP certification examination on their first try. The PMI’s Project Management Professional certification is respected and recognized all over the world. Today, the certification is increasingly becoming a requirement from candidates for a project manager or related position. It has also become a valuable qualification for professionals to advance their careers.
This course is a PMP boot camp class based on a fast-paced 4-day classroom or webinar course that teaches students how to pass the PMP exam. It is not meant to teach PM fundamentals or how to manage projects. Its focus is to impart only enough knowledge and techniques for students to successfully pass the certification exam, nothing more, nothing less. Aside from covering the course materials, it will provide tips and tricks such as what to look out for in exam questions.
The course itself is open to all levels of participants. However, to be eligible for the PMP or CAPM certification examinations, the PMI has published certain requirements. For example, students should be able to show a certain number of hours recently spent as a project lead, equivalent management experience and/or project management education.
Course Objectives and Learnings
By the end of the PMP Exam Preparation course, the student would have listened to about 86 video lectures with 13 hours of content. They would have gone over the 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas as specified in the PMBOK Fifth Edition. The students also would have taken short quizzes after every chapter and would have accessed 80 pages of answers to the questions.
This course is for those who are planning to take the PMI’s PMP or CAPM certification examination.
PMP Exam Preparation course is divided into 14 sections. Section 1 introduces what the PMP exam is, the type of questions and other matters in 4 video lectures. Section 2 defines the PMI framework through 6 video lectures and 2 pages of document containing the process grid and relevant formulas. Sections 3 to 12 discuss the 10 knowledge areas through video lectures, with end-of-chapter short quizzes. Section 13 deals solely with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, while the last section, 14, provides final words and a document containing explanations to the answers in all the 60+ end-of-chapter quiz questions.
PMP Exam Preparation is taught by Asad Haque, PMP, owner of 1st Choice Project Management Training. It is a training company specifically focused on providing PMP exam training with the goal of helping students pass the exam on their first attempt. Aside from covering the course materials, the training company provides valuable tips and techniques, such as being able to pick out key words and phrases to correctly answer tricky and ambiguous questions. Asad has managed projects in the past for companies such as IBM, HSBC and many others. He has been a PMP instructor since 2010.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation currently has 42 students enrolled and has received a perfect 5 star rating from 4 reviewers. Beth Davies described it as an excellent course with very clear and concise explanations of concepts using real world examples. She further stated that she was very happy with the presentation skills and loved the many tips given about exam questions.
Brian Gavin stated that what he loved about the course is that it did not feel scripted or rehearsed, but felt as if he was attending a webinar. He finally understood the concepts of EVM, Critical Path and PERT because of how they were clearly explained.