PMP Study Plan
Our step-by-step PMP Study Plan will prepare you for the exam with a much
higher likelihood of success. We created this PMP Study Plan based on feedback from our successful candidates. This plan does not just focus on memorizing the PMBOK Guide content; it also helps you understand the concepts, employ best practices, and test your knowledge with scenario-based questions and exam simulations. Like everything else in life, success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Our Study Plan will help you get that 1% inspiration, and it will show you the best way to make your hard work pay off.
PMP Video Trainings
The PMP Video Trainings cover concepts, tools, and techniques that you need to be familiar with for the PMP® Certification Exam. We cover the material from the latest PMBOK Guide (including the recent changes affecting the PMP Exam after March 2018), and we include the necessary models, theories, and formulas not covered in the Guide. Our video episodes are interesting and engaging. We won’t bore you, and we help you understand these concepts instead of memorizing them.
All of our packages will give you more than 100 video lessons. Each lesson averages 20-30 minutes and focuses on one PMP concept or process. Our lessons total over 50 hours in length, and you can watch them as often as you like to enhance your understanding. Each lesson is numbered, which allows for easy sorting on your laptop or portable player. The lessons in which we discuss the PMBOK Knowledge Areas are numbered following the PMBOK Guide’s chapter numbers. For instance, all lessons on Project Scope Management (Chapter 2) begin with the number 02. This makes your interaction with the PMBOK a lot easier. Here’s a 25-min Demo video with samples from various chapters:
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Good to Know
- The above Demo Video has been placed on YouTube for informational purposes only. The videos that you will receive are of high-resolution quality, and you can play them on all standard devices, including desktops and laptops (PC or Mac) and iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices.
- Since our system will allow you to download the videos in one shot, you don’t even need an Internet connection to watch them later. You can watch them while traveling or sitting in a coffeshop in Prague!
- New episodes are added occasionally and may not be listed in the table below.
List of Videos
No Knowledge Area Title Duration H:M:S 1 Welcome Welcome 0:19:57 2 About PMP Exam PMP Exam Overview 0:35:48 3 About PMP Exam What if you get Audited? 0:15:14 4 About PMP Exam Finding the Best Answer 0:36:02 5 About PMP Exam Key Exam Activities 0:32:27 6 About PMP Exam The Day of Your Exam - Part 1 0:23:06 7 About PMP Exam The Day of Your Exam - Part 2 0:27:19 8 About PMP Exam Understanding Your Exam Results Report 0:14:19 9 About PMP Exam PMIs PDU Secrets 0:34:22 10 Introduction Introduction and Overview 0:15:48 11 Introduction Preface to Code of Ethics Lessons 0:08:54 12 Introduction Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - Part 1 0:24:45 13 Introduction Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - Part 2 0:24:22 14 Introduction Foundational Elements 0:20:57 15 Introduction Components of the Guide - Part 1 0:18:24 16 Introduction Components of the Guide - Part 2 0:17:18 17 Introduction Benefits Realization Management - Part 1 0:28:25 18 Introduction Benefits Realization Management - Part 2 0:18:58 19 Introduction Competing Project Constraints 0:23:53 20 Introduction Peer Project Reviews - Part 1 0:19:31 21 Introduction Peer Project Reviews - Part 2 0:22:08 22 Project Environment EEFs, OPAs and Organizational Systems Overview 0:09:29 23 Project Environment Enterprise Environmental Factors 0:18:51 24 Project Environment Organizational Process Assets 0:15:46 25 Project Environment Organizational Systems - Part 1 0:29:27 26 Project Environment Organizational Systems - Part 2 0:16:50 27 The Role of the Project Manager The Role of the Project Manager 0:22:40 28 The Role of the Project Manager Project Manager Competencies - Part 1 0:23:04 29 The Role of the Project Manager Project Manager Competencies - Part 2 0:16:18 30 The Role of the Project Manager Project Manager Competencies - Part 3 0:18:42 31 The Role of the Project Manager Performing Integration 0:31:17 32 Project Integration Management Project Integration Management Overview - Part 1 0:26:23 33 Project Integration Management Project Integration Management Overview - Part 2 0:20:35 34 Project Integration Management Develop Project Charter 0:25:29 35 Project Integration Management Develop Project Management Plan - Part 1 0:17:04 36 Project Integration Management Develop Project Management Plan - Part 2 0:12:10 37 Project Integration Management Direct and Manage Project Work - Part 1 0:16:46 38 Project Integration Management Direct and Manage Project Work - Part 2 0:17:45 39 Project Integration Management Manage Project Knowledge - Part 1 0:18:21 40 Project Integration Management Manage Project Knowledge - Part 2 0:16:21 41 Project Integration Management Monitor and Control Project Work - Part 1 0:21:56 42 Project Integration Management Monitor and Control Project Work - Part 2 0:18:11 43 Project Integration Management Perform Integrated Change Control - Part 1 0:21:29 44 Project Integration Management Perform Integrated Change Control - Part 2 0:16:38 45 Project Integration Management Perform Integrated Change Control - Part 3 0:19:07 46 Project Integration Management Close Project or Phase - Part 1 0:28:03 47 Project Integration Management Close Project or Phase - Part 2 0:22:22 48 Project Scope Management Project Scope Management Overview - Part 1 0:15:35 49 Project Scope Management Project Scope Management Overview - Part 2 0:17:13 50 Project Scope Management Plan Scope Management - Part 1 0:16:39 51 Project Scope Management Plan Scope Management - Part 2 0:21:31 52 Project Scope Management Collect Requirements - Part 1 0:32:24 53 Project Scope Management Collect Requirements - Part 2 0:26:15 54 Project Scope Management Define Scope 0:30:28 55 Project Scope Management Create WBS - Part 1 0:16:28 56 Project Scope Management Create WBS - Part 2 0:21:37 57 Project Scope Management Validate Scope - Part 1 0:21:03 58 Project Scope Management Validate Scope - Part 2 0:14:02 59 Project Scope Management Control Scope - Part 1 0:21:17 60 Project Scope Management Control Scope - Part 2 0:16:56 61 Project Schedule Management Project Schedule Management Overview - Part 1 0:24:48 62 Project Schedule Management Project Schedule Management Overview - Part 2 0:23:43 63 Project Schedule Management Plan Schedule Management 0:29:02 64 Project Schedule Management Define Activities - Part 1 0:17:46 65 Project Schedule Management Define Activities - Part 2 0:18:55 66 Project Schedule Management Sequence Activities - Part 1 0:28:58 67 Project Schedule Management Sequence Activities - Part 2 0:24:09 68 Project Schedule Management Estimate Activity Durations - Part 1 0:28:15 69 Project Schedule Management Estimate Activity Durations - Part 2 0:42:32 70 Project Schedule Management Develop Schedule - Part 1 0:31:29 71 Project Schedule Management Develop Schedule - Part 2 0:33:23 72 Project Schedule Management Develop Schedule - Part 3 0:21:31 73 Project Schedule Management Control Schedule - Part 1 0:17:28 74 Project Schedule Management Control Schedule - Part 2 0:33:32 75 Project Cost Management Project Cost Management Overview 0:21:21 76 Project Cost Management Plan Cost Management 0:25:46 77 Project Cost Management Estimate Costs - Part 1 0:23:28 78 Project Cost Management Estimate Costs - Part 2 0:20:33 79 Project Cost Management Determine Budget - Part 1 0:19:33 80 Project Cost Management Determine Budget - Part 2 0:22:57 81 Project Cost Management Control Costs - Part 1 0:12:35 82 Project Cost Management Control Costs - Part 2 0:27:22 83 Project Cost Management Control Costs - Part 3 0:10:35 84 Project Cost Management Earned Value Analysis - Part 1 0:24:06 85 Project Cost Management Earned Value Analysis - Part 2 0:29:43 86 Project Cost Management Earned Value Analysis - Part 3 0:19:45 87 Project Cost Management Advanced Cost Theory - Part 1 0:26:16 88 Project Cost Management Advanced Cost Theory - Part 2 0:19:24 89 Project Cost Management Project Finance Principles - Part 1 0:18:45 90 Project Cost Management Project Finance Principles - Part 2 0:17:14 91 Project Cost Management Project Finance Principles - Part 3 0:20:15 92 Project Quality Management Project Quality Management Overview - Part 1 0:19:57 93 Project Quality Management Project Quality Management Overview - Part 2 0:20:26 94 Project Quality Management Plan Quality Management - Part 1 0:23:24 95 Project Quality Management Plan Quality Management - Part 2 0:19:32 96 Project Quality Management Manage Quality - Part 1 0:17:06 97 Project Quality Management Manage Quality - Part 2 0:17:26 98 Project Quality Management Control Quality - Part 1 0:16:34 99 Project Quality Management Control Quality - Part 2 0:18:34 100 Project Quality Management Advanced Quality Management Tools 0:39:08 101 Project Quality Management Customer Satisfaction Metrics 0:24:21 102 Project Resource Management Project Resource Management Overview - Part 1 0:27:22 103 Project Resource Management Project Resource Management Overview - Part 2 0:18:32 104 Project Resource Management Plan Resource Management 0:23:45 105 Project Resource Management Estimate Activity Resources 0:23:28 106 Project Resource Management Acquire Resources 0:28:12 107 Project Resource Management Develop Team - Part 1 0:34:33 108 Project Resource Management Develop Team - Part 2 0:17:57 109 Project Resource Management Manage Team 0:24:24 110 Project Resource Management Control Resources 0:19:00 111 Project Resource Management Human Resources Management Theory - Part 1 0:17:17 112 Project Resource Management Human Resources Management Theory - Part 2 0:16:32 113 Project Resource Management Delegation 0:22:45 114 Project Communications Management Project Communications Management Overview - Part 1 0:13:47 115 Project Communications Management Project Communications Management Overview - Part 2 0:13:11 116 Project Communications Management Plan Communications Management - Part 1 0:16:11 117 Project Communications Management Plan Communications Management - Part 2 0:19:24 118 Project Communications Management Manage Communications - Part 1 0:14:03 119 Project Communications Management Manage Communications - Part 2 0:21:11 120 Project Communications Management Monitor Communications - Part 1 0:09:27 121 Project Communications Management Monitor Communications - Part 2 0:10:37 122 Project Risk Management Project Risk Management Overview - Part 1 0:19:36 123 Project Risk Management Project Risk Management Overview - Part 2 0:13:48 124 Project Risk Management Plan Risk Management 0:22:41 125 Project Risk Management Identify Risks - Part 1 0:20:55 126 Project Risk Management Identify Risks - Part 2 0:19:32 127 Project Risk Management Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis - Part 1 0:18:05 128 Project Risk Management Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis - Part 2 0:17:58 129 Project Risk Management Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis - Part 1 0:18:14 130 Project Risk Management Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis - Part 2 0:20:12 131 Project Risk Management Plan Risk Responses - Part 1 0:22:10 132 Project Risk Management Plan Risk Responses - Part 2 0:23:04 133 Project Risk Management Implement Risk Responses 0:19:46 134 Project Risk Management Monitor Risks 0:23:52 135 Project Risk Management Decision Tree and Expected Monetary Value 0:19:24 136 Project Procurement Management Project Procurement Management Overview - Part 1 0:26:01 137 Project Procurement Management Project Procurement Management Overview - Part 2 0:22:33 138 Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management - Part 1 0:23:41 139 Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management - Part 2 0:10:39 140 Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management - Part 3 0:18:07 141 Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management - Part 4 0:18:41 142 Project Procurement Management Plan Procurement Management - Part 5 0:18:03 143 Project Procurement Management Conduct Procurements - Part 1 0:19:44 144 Project Procurement Management Conduct Procurements - Part 2 0:12:18 145 Project Procurement Management Conduct Procurements - Part 3 0:14:42 146 Project Procurement Management Control Procurements - Part 1 0:25:41 147 Project Procurement Management Control Procurements - Part 2 0:18:34 148 Project Procurement Management Control Procurements - Part 3 0:15:44 149 Project Procurement Management Vendor Management Techniques 0:26:41 150 Project Procurement Management Contract Management Techniques 0:29:54 151 Project Stakeholder Management Project Stakeholder Management Overview 0:15:24 152 Project Stakeholder Management Identify Stakeholders - Part 1 0:28:16 153 Project Stakeholder Management Identify Stakeholders - Part 2 0:24:39 154 roject Stakeholder Management Plan Stakeholder Engagement - Part 1 0:18:02 155 Project Stakeholder Management Plan Stakeholder Engagement - Part 2 0:20:05 156 Project Stakeholder Management Manage Stakeholder Engagement 0:17:44 157 Project Stakeholder Management Monitor Stakeholder Engagement 0:26:40 158 Agile Project Management Agile, Agile Manifesto & Scrum Introduction 0:03:58 159 Agile Project Management Agile Project Management Overview 0:34:32 160 Agile Project Management The Agile Manifesto 0:37:09 161 Agile Project Management Introduction to Scrum 0:37:53 162 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Business Acumen 0:28:15 163 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Situational Project Management 0:47:20 164 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Coaching Mentoring Training Motivation 0:41:00 165 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Emotional Intelligence 0:37:58 166 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Generational Sensitivity and Diversity 0:35:06 167 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Lessons Learned Management Techniques 0:31:23 168 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Meeting Management Techniques 0:45:10 169 Expert Interviews (Audio Only) Applicable Laws and Regulations 0:39:51 170 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Strategy Execution through Project Leadership 0:28:34 171 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Growing Business Acumen and Business Awareness as a PM 0:41:03 172 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Benefits Realization for Project Managers 0:43:17 173 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Benefit Management for Projects in Action 0:40:44 174 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Meaningful Metrics 0:32:28 175 Applied Concepts (Audio Only) Aligning Projects with Organizational Strategy 0:29:30 176 Goodbye Goodbye 0:12:20 TOTAL 66h 36min
PMBOK Chapter Tests
Question: How do you make sure you really understand the content of one chapter before moving on to the next? Answer: By taking a few multiple-choice tests at the end of each chapter! We provide 20-30 multiple-choice questions with explanations and references that you can use test your understanding after each video training to make sure that you’ve grasped each chapter before moving on to the next. By the time you finish all the videos and are ready to move on to the PMP Exam Simulator, you will have tackled some 300 tests, so you will be prepared for the next step.
PMP Exam Simulator
We don’t want you to be caught off-guard on exam day, so we give you the chance to prepare and practice in a realistic environment first. Our PMP Exam Simulator offers you the opportunity to take 8 complete computer-based exam simulations before heading out for the real thing. Combine this with our video trainings, and you will be ready to succeed on exam day! Get an “insider’s view” of the actual PMP Exam, and prepare with the PM Exam Simulator. Equipped with the knowledge of the environment and type of questions that you will encounter in the PMP exam, you can raise your score, increase your confidence, and be fully prepared to succeed.
Detailed Answers & Explanations
All questions have answers with detailed explanations. This PMP Exam Simulator not only provides high-quality questions that are very exam-like, it also clarifies your level of readiness after each exam. It gives you a detailed exam report (on-screen and via email), and even offers thorough explanations. A reference to specific PMBOK Guide pages allows you to read up on the subject in more detail. A good best practice is to spend just as much time going over your results as you spent taking the exam. For example, if you spend three hours taking a full exam, then you should spend another three hours reviewing all of the questions that you answered incorrectly. Please note that for obvious reasons the questions on our PMP Exam Simulator cannot be printed or exported. They are intended for on-screen use only.
Detailed Exam Report
After you complete an exam or timed/learning quiz, you are provided with a detailed exam report. This report is displayed on the screen and also emailed to your address on file. (Email can be turned on/off.)
Three Exam Modes
Our PMP Exam Simulator provides 3 different modes: Timed mode, Learning mode, and Real Exam mode. Detailed explanations will be provided to you about how each mode works and how to get full advantage of this tool during your training.
- Practice under exam conditions
- Learn to manage your time effectively
- Gain confidence and reduce study time
- Learn to apply effective test taking strategies
- Confirm that you are improving with every simulation
- Be ready to take the exam
- 1,600 questions / 8 complete exams
- Everything is online. Take the exams 24/7
- Detailed explanations for all answers
- Mark for Review feature
- Retake exams as many times as you like
- Clear references based on current PMBOK Guide
- 90-day online access
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Good To Know
- You get 90 days of online access to the PMP Exam Simulator; however, your counter only starts when you start the first exam.
- In other words, you can spend several weeks watching our training videos without impacting your access timeline.
- If you need more time you can extend your access at an affordable price.
PMP Training Bonus Items
Bonus: PMP Email Course
This 10-part Email Course will take you step-by-step through the 10 most important activities on your road to becoming a PMP. With each daily email, you not only receive an in-depth discussion of today’s step, you also get a “Take Action” section. Here, you will receive clear assignments and to-dos. You also receive important links to online resources. This email course is valuable for you as a PMP aspirant. Follow it, and you will not forget anything on your way to becoming a PMP.
Bonus: PM Work Experience Calculator
One of the main elements of the PMI application is your work experience. To expedite the calculation of the detailed breakdown of your work experience hours by category, we provide this special Excel spreadsheet. It will save you valuable time during your PMI application process. Learn More.
Online Discussion Forums Access
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a trusted source you could turn to when you have a question about the exam? That is what our forums are for. All students have access to these forums to discuss and learn from each other. You can post any question, and you will receive an answer very shortly. But even more importantly, we have 12 certified project managers who act as moderators in these forums. So go ahead… ask your question. You can be sure that your fellow students or a certified moderator will help you quickly.
Advanced PMP Exam Strategies
In this 5-part email course, we provide a detailed introduction to the all-important multiple-choice test-taking strategies for PMI® Exams. We review the types of questions that you must be ready to answer on the real exam, show you how to develop your own strategy for approaching this multi-hour exam, and give you the helpful steps to follow as you prepare to leave home on exam day.
PMP Exam Tips Newsletter
Our weekly PMP Exam Newsletter offers tips, tricks, study approaches, best practices, articles, and recommended study materials for the PMP Exam. If you are looking for a free source for all kinds of additional information about the exam, then this is it! It is a must-have for everyone preparing for the PMP Exam. You can unsubscribe at any time.
PMP Formulas Guide
If you are struggling with the mathematical concepts in the PMBOK Guide, you have little chance of passing the exam. This part will provide you with a deeper understanding of the exam’s mathematical concepts and formulas and will give you more confidence going into the exam.
Get a nicely formatted PDF document containing a summary of:
- 47 PMP formulas
- 19 numerical values
- 27 important acronyms to memorize
for the PMP Exam, what they mean and how they are used.
Here is what you get as part of our PMP Formula Guide:
- The Formula Concept – Every formula exists for a reason. We explain this reason to you in everyday English. Knowing and understanding this concept makes it easier for you to use the formula.
- Formula Variations – Many formulas have variations. For instance, the Estimate to Complete (ETC) can be determined in 4 ways. We show you how each variation works, explain the differences, and tell you when to use which variation.
- Formula Keywords – Certain formulas are only applicable in specific situations. PMP® Exam questions use certain keywords to indicate which formula you should use. You will learn all of the keywords. We promise.
- Result Interpretations – You will come across PMP® Exam questions that ask you to interpret the result of a formula, so we teach you how to interpret them.
- 19 Important Values to Remember – You can be sure that your PMP® Exam will contain questions that require you to remember these values. You have to know some of them to 2 decimal points. You will learn the ones you need to know.
- 27 Formula-Related Acronyms – Do you know what EAC, VAC, CPI, CBR, or PTA mean? You certainly will with the help of our Formula Guide.
- PMP Formula-based Multiple-Choice Questions (105 of them)
PMP Formulas Email Course
One of the best strategies for studying for the PMP exam is to study daily and repetitively. That is why we created this email course. Every day, for 14 days, you will receive an email with in-depth information about the most complex topics on the PMP exam. From these emails, you will not only learn about the concepts behind each of these topics; you will also see what you need to know and study for the PMP Exam. The emails will cover these areas:
- Basic Earned Value Formulas
- Earned Value Forecasting Formulas
- Communication Channels
- Average, Mean and Mode
- Standard Deviation
- Six Sigma
- Present Value and Future Value
- Point of Total Assumption
- Program Evaluation and Review Technique
- Cost Estimating
- Payback Period
- Expected Monetary Value
- Return on Investment (ROI)
- Net Present Value (NPV)
- Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
- and more…
PMP 105 Formula-Based Sample Questions
You get more than 105 multiple-choice questions (just like in the PMP Exam) to test your knowledge on the mathematical concepts, including answers and detailed calculations. This is a 90-page PDF document full of content.
PMP Formulas Pocket Size Guide
You will also receive a printable pocketsize PMP Formula Study Guide to review during your leisure time. The 3 documents above are yours once you download them (for your personal use). You do not need to have online access or login to our Members Area to access this content once you’ve downloaded it.
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Good To Know
- The best way for you to internalize all of the required PMP® Exam Formulas is by answering as many formula-based questions as possible. That is why you receive a 90-page PDF document that contains 105 Free PMP® Exam Sample Questions that allow you to practice.
- These questions not only test if you know the formula, but they also test if you are able apply the formula. The PMP® Exam Sample Questions that you receive in this document have been created specifically to help you learn the formulas and values that you need to know.
- We do not provide any paper copies of the 3 PDF documents.
PMP Exam Prep Coaching
As part of the Diamond Package, we provide 3 hours of coaching by an experienced certified PMP Project Manager who is familiar with the exam requirements and preparation process. Ideally, you can schedule up to 6 calls of 30 min with your coach during your 12-week training. This approach will keep you on track and will encourage you to continue with your study plan. Think of your coach just like a sports coach, cheering on athletes when they score a goal and giving feedback, direction, and advice on the spot when things aren’t going according to plan. An effective coach will:
- Listen to you to learn their your perspectives and motivators
- Create a supportive climate during your PMP Exam Prep
- Clarify expectations
- Provide general guidance for your PMI Application
- Effectively paint the “big picture” with realistic objectives
- Encourage mutual discussion
- Focus on action plans to achieve solutions or changes
- Explore potential areas of development
PMI Approved Certificate
All of our PMP training packages offer at least 35 hours of Project Management education, and once you pass our Final Test, you will receive a PMI-approved 35 Contact Hours certificate, which is needed for your PMI Application. The Final Test on our trainings is an online test with 25 multiple-choice questions. You have to answer 17 correctly to pass. Once you pass, you can download and print your certificate. You can take our final test as many times as you want, at no extra fee. Note: This Final Test is NOT the PMP Exam. The PMP Exam registration has to go through pmi.org, and the fees are to be paid to PMI directly.
PMP Exam PASS Guarantee
We want you to pass the PMP Exam, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve that goal. Do your part: follow our PMP Study Plan for any of our PMP training packages, and we guarantee that you will pass the PMP Exam successfully… and when you do, let us know so we can celebrate!