How is a PMP® Certification Prep Class Structured?
The class is predominatly a slide presentation with interactive discussion in a small group of 4 or less students. Lead by a PMP certified instructor with decades of training and project management experience.
Use of interactive puzzles, visual aids, fill in the blanks, sample questions, and discussion of real life examples adds variety and rienforces learning.
Most classes include guest speakers for a few hours, who are former students who successfully received their PMP certifications and can offer expertise to the class in a particular area of knowledge. Students enjoy this change of pace and the addition of an added expert resource.
Along with their course binder, and PMBOK® Guide from PMI®(1), students are supplied with a choice of three popular study guides, a 250-question Q&A supplement to the PMBOK® Guide from PMI, great printed puzzles for memory work, and a CD of additional review materials.
(1) Most students chose the alternate User's Manual to the PMBOK® Guide, also from PMI, because they can download the PMBOK® Guide free with their PMI membership and now have an additional study resource. Because everyone has different learning styles, some students like to purchase a second study guide from the one supplied with class, although not required, from those book options have always have onsite.
PMP is a registered certification mark and PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.