The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is a valuable and globally recognized certification for project managers, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
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The four hour exam is difficult.
Your project management experience alone will not carry you through.
You naturally feel unsure about how to prepare and how much effort and time will be required.
Doing a little research on the Internet you observe a vast ocean of chatter, where the blind are leading the blind.
You are about to step onto a road for a three month march, and you want to make sure that march leads to a successful completion of the mission… and is no longer or steeper than it needs to be.
Who you listen to, who you trust, who’s guidance you choose to follow, and how hard, smart and consistently you work, will determine the outcome of that march, and how efficient it is.
Before you start off on this march, be sure the objective is important enough to you. Be sure you really want that PMP certification. Be sure you meet the qualifications to sit for the exam. Be sure you are willing to do what you need to do to maintain the certification, once you obtain it. Be sure this is the right time.
Now, if you are ready for that march, let’s talk about why Project Road Training, LLC is the right guide to lead you down the road to a successful PMP exam.
The founder and chief instructor of the company is Bill Baxter. Bill has been teaching PMP Exam Prep in the form of a weekly study group for over seven years now. How and why this all started is a story for later. The result of conducting all these study groups is that Bill obtained a whole lot of deep practice working with students over long periods of time — months instead of just four days of bootcamp.
Through this deep practice and rich feedback, Bill gradually developed a PMP Exam Prep course from the bottom-up. He started with schedule network diagrams and earned value management — the two areas where almost everyone needs a boost up the learning curve. He refined these modules as he searched for ever more effective ways to get the concepts across to students. Some of the students having the most difficulty with the concepts pushed Bill hardest, leading to some of the most valuable innovations in his course materials, like the clearly defined scenarios in his treatment of earned value management.
Gradually Bill added additional course material, always aiming for the next most-important concept that needed to be conveyed. With weekly feedback from study group sessions, he refined the flow of how the class sessions were conducted. Lecture was added before practice questions, to prime students to handle the practice questions better. The sequence of practice questions was refined, and eventually all the practice questions were replaced with new ones written by Bill to better reinforce important concepts and surface certain material that was not included in the lecture because it could be taught better through example. The dynamics of how practice questions were conducted and discussed was refined, resulting in an artifact which has become a key part of our class experience which we call ‘poker cards’.
Bill then instructed over a dozen 4-day boot camp classroom sessions for another R.E.P. where he was permitted to use his own materials. Glowing feedback from students provided Bill with additional confirmation that the course he'd created was valuable and even energizing -- where so many 4-day boot camp classes can feel like a forced march into an energy-sapping stream from a fire hose.
Result: students who have previously taken other courses tell us that our lectures are very unique and particularly helpful.
Relevance in the real world
During class, the moment a student gets the feeling that the endeavor is only about getting the PMP certification, the whole endeavor begins to feel like a pointless waste of time and energy. Bill realized that students need a sense of purpose — a belief that the PMI framework for project management can indeed help them in their work. So, while Bill is focused like a laser on helping students prepare for the PMP exam, he realized that he needed to constantly strive for a resonance with work in the real world. Through the design of practice questions, and through what is said in lectures and discussion, drawing clear parallels to the work environments faced by the students has become a key strategy to maximize relevance. This is critical to maximizing student engagement and learning during class, and to motivation during subsequent study.
Now... here comes the pitch
So that is the story of Project Road Training, LLC and we hope you will go forward with our course. Our e-Learning course is our most popular option, due to the convenience and affordable price. We’ve constructed it to replicate our classroom experience as closely as possible. It will provide you with a solid foundation, guidance and on-going support to assist you in the long march along the road to PMP exam success.
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