Where to start

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this and just started reading up about PMP preparation. I came across some questions as I was trying to find out more on that.

I saw a number of recommended books for selfstudy under discussions. I'm thinking of going for a prep course for the required 35 pdu. Shall I start selfstudy first then go for a prep course just to fulfill the pdu or it should be the other way around?

For the required 35 pdu, instead of joining a prep class (which is obviously the costly option), is there any other way to earn that?

Apologies if this is a repeated topic. I saw A LOT OF  discussions and couldn't manage to find the one that answered mine.

Many thanks!

-k

You can read some material and then go for the classes, so that you can clarify on the areas you don't have clarity while reading.  or you can read the material simultenaously with classes if time permits.


For 35 pdu, you can check with your current employer if they have any PM training.  those training hours can be considered for required 35 pdu.  You just need to get certificate from your employer regarding the training you have taken - this will be required if your application is audited.

Hi robertputin,


Congratulations for your PMP.


Can you please send the material to aval.vyas@gmail.com ?


Thanks.

Hi robertputin,

That's great news! Congratulations! :)

I'd love to receive those documents too. Could you send it to kikopno@gmail.com ?

Many thanks!

-k

 Can you please forward the documents to vijayavadrevu@gmail.com?

 

Regards

Vijaya

 Can you please forward the documents to vijayavadrevu@gmail.com?

 

Regards

Vijaya

 Hi robert!

I have sent you an email.

Hi all, I'm Italian and I'm starting with PMP Certification prep!

Any suggestion/documentation is very appreciated!!!

Thank you in advance,

Alex

 Hello,

and congratulations.

could you share these documents with me.

adeobaadewunmi@gmail.com. thanks.

In preparing for May should i read the PMBOK 4th Edition? 

 Can you please mail to vijayavadrevu@gmail.com??

Regards

Vijaya

Thanks a lot aval.

In this case, i'll try to do some readings first then join the prep course or any other workshops (cheaper options) that can help me earn 35 pdu.

-k

 Hi,

First of all I welcome you to the world of aspiring PMPs. I understand what you are going through. I have been through the same thing when I started preparing for PMP. I was a little confused as well. But I would suggest you to start preparing for the PMP yourself first. Suggest you to follow PMBOK religiously. After you are aware with the basic thing, I would suggest you to go through a classroom preparatory course. There are many training providers such as PMTI, PMstudy, etc. I would suggest you to go through different training providers website and take a preparatory course. Its highly helpful. It was helful to me as well. I took PMstudy and it worked for me. But still would suggest you to explore pros and cons of every training provider and then go ahead.

You can also explore the online trainings of the same training providers as well, providing 35 contact hours needed to sit in PMP exam.

Wishing you all the best with your preparation. Hope that you join the list of PMPs soon.

Jeff

 Good points!.

Hi, firstly congratz on taking the first step towards your PMP certification and here's wishing you the best of luck for the same. Regarding the question where to start, i can give u some tips from personal experience. I sometime back was wondering as to which provider to choose for my Scrum Master Certification, i came across this website - www.scrum-master.info that collated all the providers at one place and helped me select one that i found more suitable. I dont know much about any such site for PMP but im sure one or the other member of this group should be able to help you out with the same. Hope this helps you take an informed dicision.  

Hi,

I too was in the same situation a month ago when i was trying to find out the best training provider for PMP. Then, i jotted down the names of few known providers like Global Knowledge, PMTI and PMstudy.

On consulting my friends who were successful in the PMP exam recently, i narrowed down my choice to PMstudy and took the PMstudy online course to have a feel of the materials.

When i was completely satisfied with PMstudy online materials, i signed up for the classroom training program. I have my PMstudy classroom program in the upcoming week and I am fully confident of becoming a PMP very soon!!

As you feel that the classroom fee is on high end, you would register for the PMstudy online course and earn the 35 contact hours. However, would recommend that you research on your own first and then choose a provider as you would be much confident on your decision.

Wish you will soon be able to make the right choice and start the prepartion for exam!

Best Regards,

Jenni

 

Hi K, I think you should read over the book and material before going to the classes. If you have a general understanding and are familiar with the content you will learn more and have a greater chance of passing. If you are not familiar with the the content you may get confused on a particular subject and that will delay you in the course. Better to safe than sorry! Well that's what I think anyway.

What book are you reading? I am open to suggestions myself, im due to do the course with http://www.professionaldevelopment.ie/project-management-courses the end of March. Does anybody have any feed back on them? I have started reading PMBOK Guide(A guide to the project management body of knowledge) 4th edition. Does anybody have any feedback on that aswell?

Would love to hear it,

Thanks.