Prep for PMP – A Training Course Review
The Project Management Professional: Prep for PMP course is a quality training program from Udemy for project professionals who need to pass the PMI’s Project Management Professional certification exam. According to the PMI Today magazine, as of November 2014, there are about 639,000 PMPs. However, in the Institute’s 2013 Talent Gap Report, the global economy needs between 13 to 15 million new project management roles by 2020. This course provides full coverage of the exam objectives as defined in the PMBOK Fifth Edition.
This is a detailed, hands-on course where students learn from a project management expert through video lectures, end-of-module quizzes, worksheets and 400-questionnaire practice exams. They also get PDF documents, concise explanations and other tips that have been proven valuable by previous students who passed the exams on their first attempt. Udemy is a PMI Registered Education Provider that delivers Prep for PMP course in an online environment that is available on-demand and on any device.
Regular price: $40
Taking the PMP certification exam has certain eligibility requirements. Since this course is a preparation for that exam, students should have experience as a project manager. They should have registered with the PMI and have completed the application. Also, dedication to complete the course and pass the exam is expected.
Course Objectives and Learnings
By the end of the Prep for PMP course, students would have listened to over 93 lectures and 20.5 hours of content. They can discuss confidently what is contained in the PMBOK 5th Edition. They fully understand the PM process and all the knowledge areas, which they can explain. They have memorized the formulas for earned value management and would be able to calculate float for project network diagrams. They can demonstrate, compare and contrast processes, knowledge areas, theories, formulas, charts and PM best practices. Taking this course is an equivalent 35 contact hours of PM education or 35 PDUs.
The Prep for PMP course is for project managers preparing to pass the PMP certification exams. This is an intensive study of the PMBOK Guide and not an introductory course on project management.
The Prep for PMP course is divided into 15 sections. The first section discusses how the student should prepare to ultimately pass the PMP exam by learning how to utilize the course properly. This is done through several minutes of video lectures, an Excel worksheet, an end-of-module quiz and a course workbook. The second section is about organizational influence and the project lifecycle, while the third section examines the PM process. Sections 4 to 13 discuss the 10 knowledge areas while section 14 is about the subject of PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The last section contains the four practice exams totalling 400 questions and a video about course wrap up.
Joseph Phillips has been a project manager since the mid-90s and has managed multi-million dollar projects. He has taken various roles as a PM consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, technical writer and author. His credentials include PMP, Project+, CTT+ and Microsoft-certified systems engineer and trainer. As a trainer, he has taught project management, requirements gathering, business writing and goal setting seminars among others in many countries. Some of the organizations he has taught include Eli Lilly, Chase Bank, Indiana University Hospital and the PMI. He has developed custom instructor-led and web-based training courses for topics such as PMP/CAPM boot camp, IT project management, CTT+ and more. Some of the books he has written include CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification and PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide.
Prep for PMP course has received a score of 4.9 out of 5 from 11 Udemy reviewers. Sergio Suarez described it as a great course with a great instructor. He praised Joseph Phillips as a communicator that speaks clearly. He also liked the course overall with plenty of exam questions, tips, flashcards, summaries and guidelines.
Javier Ovejero who passed the PMP years ago decided to update himself with the 5th edition and earn PDUs. He described the course as having good quality and content, with relevant practice questions and well-explained answers.