Why Project Management Professional (PMP)®
PMP is a truly global recognition. Project Management professionals are leading the projects across industries, geographies, and domains. Get PMP Certified and join 750,000 certified project managers working for a better tomorrow.
PMP certification improves your project management skills, efficiency, project performance and contributes to your self-confidence. PMP Certified Earn 20% Higher Salary than their peers.
The PMP Certificate brings prestige, career benefits, better pay and an opportunity to contribute to society. This is a global recognition as the gold standard in project management which invokes trust in your team, clients and the organization.
Why PMP Online Training?
If your goal is to clear Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate and that also in the first attempt and above the target, our PMP Online Course is your best bet.
Our online training is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. The complete course is divided into logically designed 24 chapters which cover the entire PMBOK6 guide.
5 Reasons to Attend Our PMP® Online Course
Reason #1: Access Anywhere Anytime (No Time Constraints, Schedule Iusses)
Reason #2: Intensive training That gives you the confidence to take on PMP exam
Reason #3: Discuss Real-world Context with other PMP Aspirants (Buzzing forum Community)
Reason #4: Immersive content and simulations prepared by experts with 50+ years of collective project management experience.
Reason #5: Expert Support to clear PMP concepts, filling PMP application and audit.
This course is not for you if you are just looking to cram and get PMP Certified without understanding the concepts. As an experienced project manager, if your aim is to connect the dots between a PMBOK6 and the real world, you are at the right place.
- 180 Days Access to the Complete PMP Training online
- 35 Contact hours/PDU certificate (PMI REP ID- 3950)
- Unique classroom style video lectures covering entire PMBOK6
- Biweekly Doubt Clearing Session By an Expert PMP Trainer
- Expert Support in Filling PMP Application
- 1000+ Unique Questions (Knowledge Area Wise Practice Questions, Hybrid Agile, and Three Full-length Mock Tests)
- Free Customizable study Plan- Clear your PMP in 45 Days without disturbing your schedule
- 48 Unique Project Management Templates, Sample project documents (Complimentary)
- Optional One-on-one Session with the Expert Trainer
- Flash Cards, study notes, Knowledge area study Guide, Chapter-end Quizzes
- PMP® Tips and Tricks, Glossary, and trainer presentation.
Bonus -Gain and Maintain your PMP Free
- Lifetime Free Support in Renewal of your PMP Certificate (Earn Free 60 PDUs by attending our webinars, meetups and free programs)
A Note from the Trainer
Hi, I am Saket Bansal and I have been training project management professionals like you for the last 7 years. I understand the first step, committing yourself to a plan is the hardest one.
This online PMP program is designed out of my frustration. I started by taking in person PMP Bootcamps in India, but soon realized the ineffectiveness of Bootcamp model. Despite best intentions, content, and material, it’s hard to teach or learn Project management in a continuous 36 hours class. It fails at providing crucial ongoing support while you are preparing for the PMP exam.
The end result — Half of the class give up the idea of taking the PMP exam.
This online program takes care of everything that you need to clear PMP in the shortest span of time. It addresses the shortcomings of the Bootcamp model, keeps the feel of the classroom alive and helps you connect with PMBOK6 concepts in your project context.
Once you are PMP Certified, we take care of your PMP renewal and continuous learning needs (PDUs) for the lifetime and it’s absolutely free of cost.
Better than PMP Bootcamp
PMP Aspirants often attend a Bootcamp which is a four days continuous training covering PMBOK6. Here is how our online PMP course is better than Bootcamp
|iZenbridge PMP Online Course||PMP Bootcamps|
|Course Coverage||Comprehensive coverage||Covers everything in 36 hours|
|Concept Clarity||100% concept clarity with real-life examples||Just focus on Clearing the exams, and Memorizing the content|
|Clarifying doubts||Live Support to Clarify your doubts||Limited|
|Support in filling the application||Expert Support in PMP Application and audit||Varies according to the trainer|
|Follow up Queries||Expert support||Varies according to trainer|
|Community access||Forum with 5000+ Active Participants||Unavailable|
|Success rate||Around 100%||Around 40%|
|Schedule||Start Anytime||Hard to Locate a Good Trainer|
|Travel||No Travel Required||Requires Travel and Hotel Stay|
|Cost||USD 147||USD 1000+|
How About the Pass Guarantee?
This may sound counterintuitive to you, but I do not offer any kind of pass guarantee on my course.
I will undermine your intelligence if I say that you will pass just by cramming the PMBOK material.
Rather I Offer You an Actionable Commitment
- If you complete this course (All videos and quizzes)
- If you practice with all practice sets until you score 85% or more.
- If you go through PMBOK6 while referring to my videos.
You will be able to master and connect all PMBOK concepts to your day to day life as a project manager. You will be able to take on the might of PMBOK exam without much hassle. This program is able to deliver a 99%+ Success rate for our participants year on year.
On a side note, we do offer a 7 days money back guarantee, you can refer to the complete program, study material, simulation exam and if you do not find the course up to mark, just write a mail to our support team, we will refund your money without asking a single question or explanation.
How is this PMP Course Different?
This course is built upon the learning from 5000+ success stories. We continuously improve and iterate to include feedback and interaction with participants like you who have successfully taken the PMP Exam.
Our focus is to create an interactive PMP certification course where you understand project management concepts in real life context.
Whenever I explained a concept, I made it a point to include real-life examples to support the learning process. We have included useful references, which are very important from exam point of view.
11 things that makes our course unique – Add in the order below
1. Online Training with a Classroom Flavor
As a trainer, I understand it’s difficult for you to connect with me when I am speaking from behind a PowerPoint presentation. All PMP lessons are recorded in a classroom format, explained on a whiteboard. Every concept is explained with a real-life context, here are some sample lessons from the class. There are no PPTs.
2. 3 Full-Length PMP® Exam Simulations
When you look for simulation exams, the focus should be quality over quantity. We understand your busy schedule; we have an expert team which designs PMP® scenario-based questions which are closed to the real exam of PMP®. The question bank is always reviewed and updated based on the feedback of our customers
If you get 80% or more in our PMP® exam, you can be confident of scoring good marks in the actual exam. Our simulations are prepared by experts who worked in the field of Project management for quite long.
It’s an online simulated environment; You will get a detailed analysis of your score and weak areas and would exactly know where to focus. You can also schedule a one to one discussion with our expert and create a strategy to target areas where you need improvement.
3. PMP Study Plan
Upon joining this program, you will get a fully customizable PMP study plan. Just like project management, PMP study needs a thoughtful and planned execution. Our committed trainers and support team help you modify it to suit your schedule.
4. Biweekly Mentoring Sessions
Biweekly mentoring/doubt clearing sessions led by a seasoned project management professional – share real-life cases and in-the-field experience to clear your doubts related to any PMP concepts.
|1st June 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|15th June 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|29th June 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
|13th July 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM||Manish Panchmatia|
5. Logically Organized PMBOK6 Chapters
The logical organization of course chapters ensures that you get maximum out of every chapter and build upon the learnings of the previous chapter. Every chapter is followed by a chapter end quiz to test your understanding.
6. Ready to Use Project Management Templates
50 ready to use/customize to suit templates to get best out of your day to day project management needs.
|Project Integration Management|
|Project Scope Management|
|Project Schedule Management|
|Project Cost Management|
|Project Quality Management|
|Project Resource Management|
|Project Communications Management|
|Project Risk Management|
|Project Procurement Management|
|Project Stakeholders Management|
7. You are not Alone – A Thriving Community of Project Managers
PMP preparation is not a solo exercise. Often you need to discuss the concept with industry practitioners and peers. An entire community of practitioners and PMP aspirant is there to support you, you can discuss any question, concept or knowledge area. Once you join the PMP online training, you have access to a highly curated discussion forum which is a goldmine of information and vibrant support for a lifetime.
8. PMP Study Tools (Flash Cards, Maths Flash Card, Formulae Sheet, Glossary etc.)
You can download and use project management templates, cheat sheets, ITTO Sheet, flashcards, glossary and trainer notes. This aids to your PMP study, you can refer to them in between meetings, traveling, or other break times.
9. Continuous Expert Support
We offer continuous support to our PMP® aspirants, which includes support in clearing your doubts in any PMI Concept. All doubt clearing sessions are recorded and shared with all participants. If you attend a live session (Twice in a month), you can get your queries answered directly from an expert.
10. PMP® Application and Audit Support
Your PMP® application should be in perfect shape when you submit for the first time itself. In order to ensure that, we give you a sample application with filled up experience, we have a dedicated lecture which explains how to fill up PMP® experience.
Once filled up, you can get your application reviewed by an expert. Our team reviews close to 200+ applications every month and we have almost zero cases of rejections by PMI.
11. Free Lifetime PDU Support
When you get your PMP certification with iZenbridge, our new lifetime relationship starts. We conduct close to 100 hours of webinars, hangouts, offline meetups, community events every year. You can attend the events of your choice and earn PDUs for Free. Talk to our trainer to find out opportunities to earn free PDUs to renew your PMP. This is an exclusive opportunity for our students only.
Why Get PMP® Certified?
If you reached till here, perhaps, you already understand the importance of a PMP® certificate in your professional journey. PMP® is a globally Recognized Project Management framework. Over .7 Million professionals have already done PMP® Certifications (As per 2017 PMI Statistics). It’s a prestigious designation which earns you respect and makes you a strong preference for hiring managers.
Professionals would draw a 20% higher salary compared to his/her non-certified peers. PMP® is recommended for current and aspiring project managers, Project leaders, team leads and senior executives dealing with multiple projects.
Eligibility Criteria for PMP® Exam
Before you decide to go for the exam, its important to understand and clarify the eligibility criteria. Here is what you need to check –
In case you hold a Bachelor’s degree or beyond
- A Minimum 36 months of project management experience
- 4,500 hours of expecting of leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours (This program offers you 35 contact hours virtually)
In case you hold a High school diploma
- Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
- 7,500 hours spent leading and directing projects
- 35 contact hours (This program offers you 35 contact hours virtually)
A Note on 7 days Money Back Guarantee
PMP online program by iZenbridge comes with a 7-day unique money back guarantee. You get 7 days to review our entire program with all modules and feature, in case you find that our course is not able to meet your needs, you deserve 100% refund, no questions asked.
Take a refund and still access our course, 100% free for you with some exceptions. For more details, access our refund policy.
About the online program
Q. I am not from IT industry can I go for PMP exam.
A. PMP® certificate is not specific to any industry; it is designed for all the industries across the globe.
PMP® is not just a certificate; it is a fully fledged science of project management approach and planning. After this certification people are exposed to strategic planning, standards, techniques, practices, and current trends of the project.
Q. I am from India. Should I opt for your online PMP Course?
A. iZenbridge is a global REP of PMI. You can take our online training from any part of the world and be eligible for the 35 contact hours certificate.
Q. How will PMI verify my work, whether I was a project manager or not.
A. PMI refers to the application filled by PMP aspirants.
You need to mention your roles and responsibilities in the projects you are mentioning in the PMI application. PMP® exam includes 5 areas or domains. Each domain contains tasks in leading and directing. If you are at least doing one or two tasks in each area, you are doing leading and directing work as per PMI. It shows you are having good involvement in most of the PMP® topics.
Even if your designation is not close to the Project Manager, you are eligible, as long as your role involves handling different processes of a project.
Q. Is your online program sufficient, as I am more interested in classroom training?
A. We were into classroom training until July 2016, but after feedback from our classroom participants, we analyzed our program again. One thing came up consistently, people didn’t like the online program which was recorded in PPT and voiceover format. We needed something which is different, so we have redesigned our course. Our online course contains self-paced videos in classroom style. Course videos are not voice over, these are classroom style, engaging, enjoyable, and designed using interactive whiteboard sessions and serves the purpose.
Q. PMBOK® Guide is almost 400 pages is it mandatory to read it to pass PMP exam.
A. The approach which we recommend to PMP test takers is to watch our classroom style videos with referring to relevant chapters of PMBOK® Guide in parallel. All the videos cover real-world example so it becomes easy to understand the same after watching the video. This way it becomes very easy for the test taker to read the complete book, without losing interest.
Q. How many attempts can I take for PMP® Exam.
A. You will get a total of three attempts to pass PMP® exam on 1 application within your one-year after your PMP application is approved by PMI.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $275 for PMI members.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $375 for nonmembers.
Q. How many hours do I need to spend daily, as I am a working professional and cannot spend much of my time?
A. Majority of candidate completes PMP® preparation in 60 days. By default, the thumb rule is a total of 200 hours are required for overall preparation of PMP. But each individual is different and comes from different background. Some people come from process oriented and structured organization whereas others come from unstructured project management environment, where things happen over the emails and no plan or process in place. These people take more time to prepare for the PMP exam as they cannot relate it with the real world. So the total time required depends on a lot of factors like experience, understanding and previous knowledge. The only way to assess your performance is through practice tests. In general, if you spend 20 to 25 hours per week, you can do it in 7 to 8 weeks. Since you can spend more time on a weekend than on weekdays, so target the time on week basis rather than day wise.
Generally, 2 to 3 months is sufficient time to prepare for the PMP exam, you need to extract 2.5 to 3 hours daily from your busy schedule.
Q. What is the success rate of your institute?
A. We do have a 99.5% success rate. Once you enroll with us we will share a customized study plan with you. If you follow the study religiously, success is guaranteed.
Q. The price of other providers is low compared to your price.
A. Our online course is a complete program with classroom style videos and exams like practice questions in the form of short quizzes and full-length mock tests. We provide everything required to pass the exam, once you join us there is no need to look for any other reference further. Our focus is to create an interactive PMP program where you understand project management concepts in real life context. Other providers launch 3 levels of product with different features. The base product of other providers provides limited features only. Our product covers all the features of the best product of other providers, along with complete support throughout the certification journey.
Q. I have already filled my application and only looking for videos by Saket Bansal, can I get the access to videos only.
A. We have not packaged Videos, Simulators, and PDUs separately, we only have one product.
Q. What is the market value for PMP?
A. PMP® certifies your commitment to project management. Though, it’s not to be misunderstood that PMP® guarantees that you are an excellent project manager. What it does is assures that you are capable of managing a project immaculately. There might be some people who are good at managing projects but do not get hired due to the absence of the PMP® certificate with them.
Q. How do you help in filling the application form?
A. We do provide complete assistance in filling and reviewing of PMP® application form.
First, we share a help document and a sample application with the PMP aspirant. The applicant shares the draft version of the application.
Our PMP expert reviews the draft version of the application, suggest the relevant changes and after a go-ahead from our end the person proceed with submission of the application.
Q. Do you support in case the application is selected for audit. I have been told that the experience needs to be displayed in the form of a written document with HR’s signature?
A. Yes, you will receive complete support from us in case your application is selected for audit.
You don’t have to take a signature from your HR head.
You need to mention the following details of projects with project management experience
- Project name with Start Date and End Date
- Name, email id, and phone no. of 1 key stakeholder per project
In case of an audit, they can cross verify the information provided by you, with the contact person you have mentioned in your application
Q. Can I only buy the simulation exams?
A. We do not provide PMP simulation exam separately. It’s part of our online program. You can buy the complete program, it helps you refresh the knowledge and you will be able to connect with the scenarios discussed in the questions.
Q. I already have PDUs, should I buy the complete program?
A. We get this question quite often. This is an extensive program on PMP which has easy to understand videos and simulation exams. If you have already studied PMBOK or taken training to earn PDUs, that might not be sufficient to clear your PMP certification. Our PMP online program will help you strengthen your concepts, gives it a real-life flavor and helps you clear your PMP.
Q. How will I access the Online program?
A. Here are the steps after you have made a payment.
- You will receive an email with order confirmation and payment invoice, from CCavenue.
- The second email will be sent automatically within 5 minutes from iZenbridge support team.
- The second email will have detailed information on how to access the online program.
- You would need to follow the instructions to create an account on Quampus (Our elearning system)
Q. I have some queries before I enroll, how do I get in touch with you?
A. For your queries related to PMP, you can get in touch with our team on call or WhatsApp +91-9958287711 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. How long does it take to prepare for the PMP exam?
A. Generally, it takes 2.5 to 3 months to prepare for PMP®. In terms of hours, it takes 180 to 200 hours in total to prepare for this certification. We offer you a 45 days customizable study plan to get PMP certified at the earliest.
Mostly PMP aspirants start the preparation with the mindset that they can still cover the entire book in 2 weeks’ time as they could do it in their student life. It is important to understand that both energy and caliber is much less now. So first analyze your actual caliber in a few days of your preparation. Then make a realistic study plan for yourself.
iZenbridge helped 5000+ professionals in their PMP journey with the help of a customized study plan.
Q. What are the eligibility criteria for PMP® certification?
A. In order to apply to take the PMP exam, you are required to have attained a certain amount of experience leading and directing projects: 60 months (7,500 hours) of experience in case of 3-year diploma, and 36 months (4,500 hours) of experience in case of 4 years’ bachelor’s degree.
So to answer the question of how to calculate these 4500 or 7500 hours, the simple answer is 60 months and 36 months respectively. It is the total duration in terms of months which counts so the number of hours per day or per week is out of the question now.
As per page 6 of PMI® Handbook
Project management experience during which at least 7,500 or 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project.
“Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline.”
Q. What is 35 contact hours of project management education?
A. In simple words, Contact Hours are hours earned before becoming PMP® certified. You need to undergo 35 hours of project management education which covers content as per the Project Management Professionals Content Outline. A program which includes Project Management Body of Knowledge as defined by PMI satisfies that need of these contact hours. And to earn them, either you can attend in-person education or pursue online learning system.
I recommend attending programs of PMI Registered Education Providers. REP programs are the most popular way as it ensures that the program is pre-approved for 35 contact hours by the PMI. Our PMP Online Program is one of them.
Q. How to earn 35 Contact hours of project management education online?
A. You can earn 35 contact hours online but to my surprise, many professionals are not even aware of this option. I believe in today’s business environment that online programs provide better facilitation at support for PMP exam than classroom sessions. In many of my interactions with professionals, I found that most of us live in the world of work and life challenges. Thus, there is flexibility in the learning timings.
Now let’s talk about the steps of earning contact hours by the online education system. The steps are simple. You can start exploring the content just after enrolling to our PMP program. You can get your PDU certificate within three business days of enrolment. All you need to take a small assessment after completion of the first pass of the program. The good news is; you do not need to track the hours you spend on learning it. Because PMI has their way of calculating the contact hours when they approve the program for 35 contact hours. For PMI, these contact hours are calculated based on how much time an average learner will take to finish the program. You get the PDU certificate in PDF format.
Q. What is the duration of the PMP exam?
A. In PMP Exam you will get 200 Multiple Choice Questions with Duration of 4 hours.
It may take some candidates less than the allotted four hours to complete the examination.
There are no scheduled breaks during the exam, although you are allowed to take a break if needed. If you take a break during the exam, your exam clock continues to count down.
Q. What is the pass mark for the PMP exam?
A. PMI has not disclosed the pass criteria as such; the result is in the form of Performance Category.
- A pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance on the examination.
- The second level of results is the assignment of one of four performance subcategories.
- Each topic domain is assigned one of four performance categories—Needs Improvement, Below Target, Target and Above Target—based on the number of questions answered correctly within the domain.
- This provides direction about your strengths and weaknesses.
PMI defines “Performance Categories” as follows:
- Above Target – indicates your performance exceeds the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Target – indicates your performance meets the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Below Target – indicates your performance is slightly below the target and fails to meet the minimum requirement for this certification.
- Needs Improvement – indicates your performance is far below the target and fails to meet the minimum requirement for this certification.
For the overall pass, you must get Target or Above Target.
Q. What score do you need to pass the PMP exam?
- Pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance on the examination.
- The second level of results is the further assignment of one of four performance, subcategories. Each topic domain is assigned one of four performance categories—
based on the number of questions answered correctly within the domain.
- Needs Improvement,
- Below Target,
- Target and
- Above Target
Q. Can I retake the test if I fail? How much does it cost to retake the PMP exam?
A. Yes, you can retake the test. You will get a total of three attempts to pass the PMP exam on 1 application within your one-year after your PMP application is approved by PMI.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $275 for PMI members.
Re-examination fee for 2nd and the 3rd attempt is $375 for non-members.
Q. How many times can you take the PMP exam in a year?
A. You will get a total of three attempts to pass the PMP exam on 1 application. You have to take the exam within your one-year eligibility period after your PMP application is approved.
Q. Is the PMP exam multiple choice?
A. Yes PMP exam is a multiple-choice exam. In the exam, you will get 200 multiple choice questions with 4 hours as the duration. For each question, you are provided a scenario along with four answers to choose from. Only one answer is the correct answer and there is no negative marking.
According to the survey conducted by PMI in March 2018, those who have worked as project managers for 5 to less than 10 years earn a median base salary of USD 97-100 K, while those who’ve maintained a PMP for 10 to less than 20 years earn a median base salary USD 110 K.
Application and Audit FAQs
Q. How is the term leading and directing different from managing a project.
A. If your role in the current organization involves tasks like understanding, time management, risk management, quality control, leadership, budgeting, communication, documentation and integration. And you are proficient in handling projects and team related issues then you are leading/directing the project. The idea is not to concentrate on the title or designation but on your responsibilities.
Q. How long does the audit process take?
A. The certification audit team processes audit materials within 5 to 7 business days of their arrival at PMI. Once PMI reviews and approves audit materials, PMI will send an e-mail containing your payment instructions. For more questions on audit process, please check https://www.pmi.org/certifications/faq
What supporting documentation should I send with my application?
When submitting an application, you do not need to send documentation. However, you will be required to send supporting documentation if your application is selected for a random audit
Q. What is the best way to send audit materials to PMI?
A. You can send your completed audit forms, depending on where you live, by regular postal mail or express courier service, to either address below. PMI will not accept faxed or emailed audits documents. Please send all materials at one time, or in one envelope, to expedite the processing time.
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA
Q. How many PMP are there in the world?
A. As per data collected by PMI in April 2018 there are 833,025 active PMP certified individuals in the world. The active PMP’s in India are around 36,000.
Q. How much does it cost to take the PMP certification exam?
A. PMP certification exam cost:
|PMP Exam Testing Fee for Non-PMI Members||$555 (USD)|
|PMP Exam Testing Fee for PMI Members||$405 (USD)|
|PMI Annual Membership||$139 (USD)|
Q. How long the PMP certification is valid for?
A. Each PMP certification cycle lasts for three years during which you will need to earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to renew your certification before the end of the cycle to maintain active status of your PMP credentials. Next renewal cycle begins only after the completion of previous 3-year cycle.
Q. What is the average salary of a PMP certified project manager?
A. Employers pay higher salaries to project managers who hold the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. After reaching 10-12 years’ experience level, A PMP Certification can really help you boost your growth.
Q. How do I get my PMP online?
A. You can enrol in our PMP online program and start studying PMP. Once you have completed the program, you can request a PDU certificate (Usually within 7-8 days of enrolling). Keep practicing with our simulation exam and study material. Once you feel prepared you can fill your online application on PMI website and book your exam slot a Prometric centre.
Q. How and when do I claim the PDU Certificate?
A. PDU Certificate is released once you have completed the 35 hours study with our online program. You can apply for a PDU Certificate within 8-10 days after you have enrolled in the program.
The lesson defines and illustrates PMBOK® Guide. Covers the study on how project and project management study differs from operational work. Studying the relationship of the project with the organizational goals covering how the project helps in achieving the strategic goals of the organization.
|Project program portfolio Definition|
|Project and Project management|
|Project program portfolio & Operations|
|Project Life Cycle|
|Components of the Guide|
|Project Management Processes|
|Project Management Process Group|
|Project Management Knowledge Area|
|Project Management Data and Information|
Environment in which project operates:
The lesson illustrates how the organization’s culture and structure impacts project execution. It also discusses the role of a PMO in an Organization.
|EEF – Enterprise Envrionmental Factors|
|OPA – Organizational Process Assest|
|PMO- Project Management Office|
3. Role of the Project Manager Project
The chapter gives the brief about the critical role played by a project manager in the leadership of a project team in order to achieve the project’s objectives. This role is clearly visible throughout the project. Mostly project managers become involved in a project from its initiation through closing. However, sometimes, a project manager may be involved in evaluation and analysis activities prior to project initiation.
|Role of a Project Manager|
|Project Manager Competancies|
|Management and Leadership|
|Various forms of power|
4. Project Integration Management:
Learning process – how to go about starting, planning, executing, monitoring and closing of the project. A detailed study on how to do integrated changes management in a project.
|Develop Project Charter|
|Develop Project Management Plan|
|Develop Project Management Plan Data Flow|
|Develop Project Management Plan vs Project Documents|
|Direct and Manage Project Work|
|Manage Project Knowledge|
|Monitor and Control Project Work|
|Perform Integrated Change Control|
|Close Project or Phase|
5. Project Scope Management:
Why scope management is important; Learning the knowledge area and list of processes used for capturing, elaborating, controlling and validating the project requirements. What are the Scope Creep and its negative impact on the project?
|Project Scope Management Life Cycle|
|Project Scope Management Product vs project scope|
|Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Scope Management|
|Requirements Vs Scope|
|Collect Requirements -Inputs T& T and Outputs|
|Interpersonal and Team Skills|
|Context diagram prototype|
|Requirement Traceability Matrix|
|Define Scope Inputs T&T Outputs|
|Gold Plating Scope Creep|
|Create WBS inputs TT and outputs|
|WBS -Work Package, Planning, Control Account, WBS Dictionary|
|Validate Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
|Control Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
6. Project Schedule management:
The lesson offers a critical study in project time management; detailed study in defining activities, dependencies, Project schedule diagrams, Estimate activity resources, critical path. A descriptive analysis of the other scheduling techniques like critical chain is given and learning schedule compression techniques.
|Plan schedule Management inputs TT Outputs|
|Schedule planning overview|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Precedence diagramming method|
|Leads and Lags|
|Project Schedule network diagram|
|Estimate Activity Duration Input TT Outputs|
|Estimate Activity Duration|
|Estimate Activity Duration Estimation Techniques|
|Estimate Activity Duration Reserve Analysis|
|Develop Schedule ITTO|
|Schedule Network Analysis SS|
|Critical Path Method|
|Agile Release Planning|
|Control Schedule Agile|
|Control Schedule ITTO|
7. Project Cost Management:
How to prepare the cost baselines? Learn how to calculate the Cost Variance, Schedule Variance, Cost Performance Index and Schedule performance index.
|Project Cost management|
|Plan cost management ITTO|
|Plan cost management|
|Estimate cost ITTO|
|Determine Budget ITTO|
|Funding Limit Reconcilation|
|Control Cost ITTO|
|Earned Value Analysis|
|To complete performance index|
8. Project Quality Management:
Learn the three major processes of the project quality management – Plan Quality Manage quality and Control Quality. What are the tools and techniques of quality management are available.
|Project Quality Management|
|Trends and Tailoring considerations|
|Plan Quality Management ITTO|
|Project Quality Management Plan Quality Management|
|Manage Quality Audit|
|Manage Quality ITTO|
|Quality and Grade|
|Project Quality Management Checklists, checksheets, Matrix diagram|
|Project Quality Management Causes and Effects|
|Cost of Quality|
|Effective Quality Management|
|Project Quality Management Control Chart|
|Control Quality ITTO|
9. Project Resource Management:
What is organizational planning and how is it valuable in the project management. The lesson talks about how to identify the project interfaces and project constraints. And at the end of this lesson identify right conflict management techniques.
|Project Resource Management|
|Trends and Tailoring Considerations|
|Plan Resource Management|
|Plan Data Representation|
|Resource Management Plan|
|Plan Data Representation Assignment Matrix Text – Oriented Format|
|Estimate Activity Resources ITTO|
|Aquire Resources ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Virtual and distributed teams|
|Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs|
|Project Resource Management Herzberg’s Theory|
|Project Resource Management Mc Gregor’s Threory X Y|
|Team Performance Assessment|
|Develop Team ITTO|
|Manage Team ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Self Organising Team|
|Project Resource Management Emotional Intelligence|
|Management and Leadership Style|
|Types of Powers|
|Control Resources ITTO|
10. Project Communication management:
The lesson begins with communication requirement, importance and planning. Learn how to create a communication matrix. A detailed study of Earned Value and communication is offered.
|Project Communication Management|
|Dimensions of Communication|
|Tailoring and Agile|
|The 5 Cs of written communication|
|Trends and Emerging practices|
|Information Exchange Mechanism|
|Communication Technology Selection Factors|
|Plan Communications Management ITTO|
|Manage Communication ITTO|
|Monitor Communication ITTO|
11. Project Risk Management:
The lesson study begins with risk identification. The chapter Talks about how to identify uncertain events that may impact the project in the longer term. There is a comprehensive explanation on how to monitor and control risk.
|Project Risk Management|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Plan Risk Management ITTO|
|Definition of Risk Probability and Impact|
|Risk Breakdown Structure|
|Probability and impact matrix|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis ITTO|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Sensitivity Analysis|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Simulation|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis Decision Tree Analysis|
|Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis|
|Plan Risk Responses ITTO|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for Overall Project Risk|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for opportunities|
|Plan Risk Responses Contingent Response Strategies|
|Implement Risk Responses|
|Monitor risk ITTO|
12. Project Procurement Management:
Learn how to seek assistance and support from the vendor. Identifying the right contracts for the given project situation. How to do procurement planning, execution and controlling in a project is explained in a comprehensive manner.
|Project Procurement Management|
|Project Procurement Management understanding 3 processes|
|Plan Procurement Management ITTO|
|Project Procurement Management Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Source Selection Analysis|
|Project Procurement Management Contract Types|
|Project Procurement Management CentralizedDecentralized Contracting|
|Project Procurement Management STRATEGY|
|Project Procurement Management Procurement Management Plan|
|Project Procurement Management Bid Documents|
|Project Procurement Management Comparing Different Contract Types|
|Conduct Procurement Agreements|
|Conduct Procurement ITTO|
|Control Procurement ITTO|
13. Project Stakeholder Management:
Learn how to manage stakeholders and how they can be convinced to be more and more committed to the project goal. Learn the strategies to enhance stakeholder management.
|Project Stakeholder Management|
|Plan Stakeholder Engagement|
|Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix|
|Manage Stakeholder Engagement|
|Monitor Stakeholder Engagement|
Success Story of Mohammed Vajih Noorulla – Cleared PMP in First attempt (13th June 2018)
Project Manager at Concentrix
After sleepless nights and day dreaming in office for almost five months , I finally achieved what started as an interest, bloomed into a passion and turned into obsession.
I would like to thank Mr Saket Bansal for his videos. Even though I have never met him in person, I felt connected the way he explained things. He has a great vocabulary which I really enjoyed apart from all the theory.
Apart from Saket’s vidoes, the only source of material that I read was Crowe’s book. His book is the best out there. I tried Rita’s PMP Exam Prep, for me personally, I felt it was very lengthy and got boring after a while, her process chart is quiet different from PMBOK, which also confused me. Hence, stopped reading it after a couple of chapters.
I kept my preparation very simple.
- Watched all videos of Izenbridge PMP course
- Books: Only 1- Andy Crowe : THE PMP EXAM, HOW TO PASS ON YOUR FIRST TRY
- Oliver Lehmann’s Self Assessment Test (100 Questions) – How can anyone miss it, right?? I took the test a day before the exam and scored 68% which gave me a lot of confidence (I was expecting about 55%, which is the world average.
The questions in the exam were not as tough as the mock exams on various websites.
P.S – For those who are wondering about the questions on Agile, there were hardly any.
Success Story of Chetan Salunkhe – Cleared PMP in First attempt (7th February 2019)
Lead Knowledge Analyst at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
It was not an easy journey; it required a lot of motivation, dedication and of course sacrifices. What I realized during this certification journey was that you need to have not only the persistence from your end but also or rather more prominently the appropriate sources of study materials (which suits your learning style) to achieve this success.
How I prepared for the exam
I researched a lot about PMP preparation workshops in Mumbai and zeroed down to join ProThoughts. I read Rita Mulcahy’s book 2 times cover to cover. And then referred it back multiple times to clarify the doubts about concepts/tools/strategies/theories for the topics like integrated Change Control, Risk, Quality, Resource and Procurement (which are covered fantastically in this book).
At this point, I was deficient in visualizing the PMP processes flow. I did not adopt the mnemonics trick from this video, but it helped me fixing the gap of grouping the PMP processes flow. I was struggling to fix my knowledge gaps with its exhaustive explanations as it could not get me anywhere but waste my time. And then I came across Saket Bansal’s iZenbridge videos. That was a Eureka moment for me!! I did not get all topic videos on Youtube, so I subscribed to iZenbridge PMP program to access all these videos. I went through them twice. It helped me greatly for literally understanding the “why” of ITTOs !!! Then, took all the topic assessments, which I found them of the finest quality, as it really demands the deep understanding of concepts/topics to answer them. It raised my confidence level further.
With all gained confidence, I decided to take the mock tests to evaluate my exam readiness. Impressed with iZenbridge’s knowledge area assessment questions, I found most of the question in that mock test were extremely lengthy (6-7 lines) and I could finish only approximately 165 questions in 4 hours. Mr. Saket Bansal’s hangout session and other videos kept filling my knowledge gaps, no doubt about that!!
Prothoughts’ mock test feedback/explanations + iZenbridge’s topic discussions webinars helped me tremendously to select the “best available option”!!! And I passed my exam.
I Must Thank –
Mr. Saket Bansal (Director, iZenbridge) for his pristine knack of conveying the nitty-gritty of the various crucial PMP topics. His videos and a number of webinars enabled me to think through the project management scenarios.
Ms. Jyoti (PMP Consultant, iZenbridge) was really commendable with her support for onboarding me on Quampus, in quickest possible time.
Success Story of Monika Sharma – Cleared PMP in First attempt
Achieved PMP Credential on 8th May 2018
First of all thanks to Mr. Saket Bansal who explained concepts of PMP in a very simple language through his videos.
Here is study strategy for PMP® Exam.
I took this PMP® certification as one of the resolutions for the year 2018 .Initially I too was very confused and bit skeptical like others who just start their journey towards this certification by thinking whether they can achieve it or not as failing dreams or you can say in the PMP language Risk of failing seems very high when you are starting any new projects but as you move forward with your plans and tally it regularly with your progress then surely you can avoid/mitigate/transfer or accept the risk and completely close the risk at the end of that project.
PMP was my project since March 2018.Here is the points which I have followed
- I planned to study 4 hours daily (except weekends) since March 2018 (in total around 50 Days time).
- I took online course from Izenbridge consultancy in Jan 2018 which made my base for PMP very strong.
- I kept my study material very limited as I focused only on izenbridge videos, Rita Mulachy 8th edition and PMBOK 6th edition for studies.
- I read Rita Mulachy twice , PMBOK thrice (along with Agile Practice Guide).
- I did not memorise any formulas or ITTO as after reading it with close attention i found its very easy to relate all the processes in PMBOK once you have understanding about those concepts it works well in your mind.
- After reading all the study material twice I attempted all the mock questions given below and analyzed all the answers (wrong and right) to improve my understanding from PMI point of view and it worked well in exam.
- Read all the Glossory terms from PMBOK and Agile PG.
- Made my own notes as well as read it from this site made.
- Give more attention towards Quality/Risk/Integration/Communications/Procurement management area.
Even if you are scoring lesser than 70% in some of the mock tests do not get disheartened and pick up all the reasons why it was wrong and improve.
- Oliver Lehmann (Online) 75Q 76%
- HeadFirst PMP® Mock Exam 200Q 68%
- Free PM Exam Simulator (Free 7-day Trial) 120Q in total 69%
- Izenbridge consultancy Mock questions KA wise (around 700+ questions ) >90% (in almost all the tests)
- Rita Mulachy KA questions >82% (in almost all the tests)
Exam experience :-
- I completed my exam in 3 hours 35 minutes then used rest of the time to review questions where i put marked symbol.
- 80%-85% questions were situational where you need to apply your knowledge (indeed very tricky to decide which the right option is).
- 4 or 5 ITTO based questions.
- 4%-6% questions based on Agile concepts.
- Finally passed my test
Success Story of Ashish Shokeen – Cleared PMP in First attempt
Achieved PMP Credential on 15th February 2019
I am happy to share you that i passed my PMP exam on 15th February!! Most of the Exam questions was short and very tricky and got 4-5 mathematic questions on EV and Critical path. I found 20% lengthy questions which seems all correct answers. Questions on Ethics and professional responsibility & closing process were tricky.
It takes 2 months for me to prepare for exam.
I read PMBOK 1 time, read Rita 2 times and done chapter test questions 4-5 times.
I googled and watched Saket sir videos which clear my concepts on areas which generally confuse like Quality Assurance VS Quality Control and Major Project life Cycles and Quality T&T . I have taken your online course & watched chapter wise videos 3-5 times with chapter questions. Saket sir videos help me lot to increase my confidence for this exam!
Taken test of Oliver Lehmann, Simple learn, Mock tests of iZenBridge. I am really very thankful to Saket sir and izenbrideg team for their guidance.
Success Story of Adeel Ansari – Cleared PMP in First attempt
Achieved PMP Credential on 9th August 2018
- Duration: 50 days – 3 hours almost every day.
- Step 1 – Watched Izenbridge Videos, made proper notes and completed practice tests. Added further points in notes after reviewing each practice test’s result.
- Step two – Read my notes thoroughly and memorised key terminologies and key points and understood the sequence and purpose of each processes rather than memorising ITTOs. Saket has explained everything very well in his videos.
- Did not read any book thoroughly. Only used PMBOK and RITA for reference at times when I needed any clarification.
- Attempted RITA book practice tests and reviewed results, added notes.
- Attempted Izenbridge knowledge area practice tests again and reviewed results, added notes.
- Attempted free Mock test available at greycampus and oliverlehmann.
- Revised notes thoroughly.
- Focus more on Change Management Process/Change Approval process ( Rita has explained it very well )
- Understand the processes and tools/technologies rather than memorising ITTOs.
- Focus on Risk and Quality management Knowledge areas.
Success Story of Sumit Nangliya – Cleared PMP in First attempt
Achieved PMP Credential on 11th December 2018
I am happy to share you that I have cleared PMP exam after more than 6 months long preparation (depend upon everyone’s lifestyle and commitment). The Exam question was very straight forward and short but very tricky. For me most of the time elimination technique work where I can easily remove the 2 options, however the remaining 2 options are very tricky and you need to be very clear about the concept of the PMBOK Guide. My Study approach was as below:
- Read the PMBok Guide.
- Watched the iZenbridge videos and make a note out of it.
- After each process videos read the PMBok Guide again.
- Attended the KA test on iZenbridge and make a note out of it.
- Did the above steps twice and then started giving the free mock test on iZenbridge.
- Mock 1 and Mock 2 are very lengthy and could not able to score well. (I had even postpone my exam as well.
- Watched the iZenbridge videos again and started giving the KA test and Mock test again.
- Attended many free online exams and made a note on based on test.
The complete course on the iZenbridge was very helpful. Saket explain the concept very well with very easy to understand examples. I would also line to thank iZenbridge Team for clearing doubt and helping to be motivated throughout my journey.
Once again thankyou Saket for your excellent videos which played a major role in my PMP preparation.
Success Story of Suhas Nangnurkar – Cleared PMP in First attempt
Achieved PMP Credential on 20th March 2019
I must say it is not easy journey & needs a lot of planning, dedication & motivation
I wanted to have online videos which can explain a PMBOK easily & in understandable language. With this in mind & with my friend’s recommendation, I opted for Saket’s iZenbridge online course.
Also I prepared day wise plan for my study targeting second week of March.
As per plan, I went through the chapter videos. I must say that Saket has explained all the concepts thoroughly in very simple language with concise examples. While watching the videos I prepared my notes.
I made practice that
1. Complete the chapter video
2. Prepare notes for it
3. Read the PMBOK Guide
4. Update the notes
Making your own notes is very important as everyone has its own way to understand & learn and notes will act as a treasure when it comes to last minute revision.
Effectively I read PMBOK 2 times which were enough for me to understand the concepts.
Mock test will help you to sit for 4 hours continuously looking at computer screen, concentrating on the question and thinking, analyzing, eliminating wrong options & selecting correct answer. This is very important to test your stamina.
Finally you should read PMBOK Glossary as it gives definitions of terms in PMBOK, it is very useful.
The day before exam
I just revised my notes & formulas. I had early dinner & went to sleep early. It is recommended that you should have good sleep before exam day & stay calm & relaxed.
I would like to thanks Saket, Seema & Manish from iZenbridge who helped me for thorough guidance for my doubts, questions.
I specially thank Saket for his contribution in my success with the extraordinary videos which helped me passing the exam in first attempt.
Success Story of Vijay – Cleared PMP in second attempt
Achieve PMP Credential on 19th July 2018
Vijay was completely depressed after failing in PMP® in first attempt. He was was not able to make in first attempt due to inappropriate study approach and year-end hectic schedules in Office.
Our PMP experts’ reviewed his exam result and created a customized study plan for him. As per Vijay “After joining iZenBridge I got confidence with the subject part. Thanks a lot to Saket for excellent explanations of each and every topic. The explanation of ITTOs (Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs) in each Knowledge Area by Saket was sufficient for the exam. He insisted to understand the intent of ITTOs rather than remembering. “
He followed our customized study plan and passed his PMP® exam on 19th July 2018 in second Attempt.
Exam Analysis by Vijay
- 70% of the questions are on communications, Risk, procurement, Stakeholders.
- 30% were on Remaining Knowledge areas.
- No questions on Human Resource theories, resource optimization
- Very few direct ITTO situational question on Risk management, numerical questions ( Critical Path Method , Beta distribution and EVM for EAC calculation)
- Most of the questions were theoretical situational questions.
- Studied 3-4 hours daily maximum
- Only PMBOK® Guide Sixth edition is my suggestion – i read for 2 times and 2nd time is only important points marked in PMBOK® Guide in first reading.
- Read Rita for Resources, Communication, and Procurement only as it has much better explanations than PMBOK® Guide.
- Exam was more or less like chapter end questions in the iZenBridge online course and I have gone through them 2 times for all knowledge areas.
Thanks a lot once again for the Saket and iZenBridge PMP training team for giving me such a confidence to attempt PMP exam.
Success Story of Yogesh Raut
Achieve PMP Credential on 18th July 2018
- Dont worry attempt certification exam with positive mood
- Mathematics part is too easy. There were approx 6 questions only where in 4 questions you need actual calculation & in other 2 you have to infer the meaning.
- I referred only & only PMBOK 6th edition. No other book.
- Attempted approx 2000 questions including mock test.
- Initially I scored very less around 55% to 57% in first 4 tests & highest was 68%.
- I read PMBOK twice thoroughly & fast revision once.
- I analysed almost all questions I attempted. This consumes more time than you attempt the test.
- Try to understand the logic behind ITTO because few questions will based on ITTO.
- Read & understand the glossary which in last few pages of PMBOK.
- Practice mathematics part as these are sure shot marks. Especially Critical path method & Earned value management.
- Study process group wise.
- The videos by Mr. Saket Bansal are awesome. These videos are very helpful for understanding the subject.
- iZenbridge is better than any other REP in India.