PMtraining On-Demand PMP Course Review – Online PMP Training

This PMP Exam prep online course offers you the required 35 contact hours which is a pre-requisite for the PMP Certification application. It has also included many PMP Exam study aids and resources to help PMP Aspirants to be well prepared for the exam.


PMtraining On-Demand PMP Course Review

The Bootcamp On-Demand Course offered by PMtraining is also known as online training course. PMtraining offers various courses in PMP®, CAPM® and PMI-ACP® Certification, both in online mode as well as bootcamp mode.

Who is PMtraining?

PMTraining (formerly PMP®erfect.com) is a member of the SSI Logic group of companies which was established in 2004 to help professionals like project managers to get career certifications. PMTraining has been offering both online and in person PMP®, CAPM® and PMI-ACP® Certification training courses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and India. It aims to offer quality training to professionals with an affordable price. The courseware for PMP® Exam is developed by a group of subject matter experts including trainers, university professors and e-learning experts with the aim of helping both distance learning students and classroom students to pass the PMP® Exam in first try.

PMtraining is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), meaning that the courses offered by PMtraining is considered pre-approved to satisfy the project management education requirements of PMI exams.

What are Included in PMtraining PMP® Certification Bootcamp On-Demand Course?

The PMtraining Online PMP® Certification Course includes most of the study materials to help Aspirants to be best prepared for the PMP® Exam:

  • Access to the online course for 90 days — some Aspirants would love the relatively short 3-month access period as this would urge them to remain focused on the exam preparation during the time limit and according to statistics, the average Aspirants would need around 2 months to be well prepared for the PMP® Exam (if you need more time, you may consider the GreyCampus online course which offers 1-year access)
  • The pre-approved 35 Contact Hours Certificate of project management education required for the exam registration
  • Over 35 hours of Video Lectures — interactive training lessons that covers the whole exam syllabus broken down into modules and milestones so that students will find it easier to set aside short chunks of period for studying
  • Downloadable Course Lecture Slides — these slides are used during the video lectures, students will be able to download all the lecture slides to be used as their own study notes
  • Downloadable e-book with over 450 pages — this book allows the Aspirants to revise what they have learned during the course lectures so as to reinforce their memory of the PMP® materials
  • The PMBOK® Guide Study Guide — this would help Aspirants to understand better what the PMBOK® Guide is about
  • Downloadable “Memory Map” Exercise and Printable Process Maps — these will help students to remember the key facts and concepts in a visual way
  • Downloadable Formula Cheat Sheet — all the mathematical formulas required for the exam condensed into a single cheat sheet (I have also created a Formula Cheat Sheet for free here)
  • 1 PMP® Mock Exam and many Quiz Questions — practising mock exam questions are one of the keys for passing the exam (if 1 mock exam is not enough, you can find more quality free PMP® mock exam questions here)
  • Exam Taking Tips

The PMtraining PMP® Certification Bootcamp On-Demand Course includes much more study materials and aids than other online prep courses (e.g. the PM PrepCast™). It facilitates Aspirants to get the best exam preparation from within its online course area.

NOTE: For the PMP® Certification, the following are not included in this online training package:

Pros

  • Almost all the study materials for the exam are included in the online course package so that it is not required to spend extra time researching and selecting other useful exam prep resources.
  • Many study resources are downloadable so that students used to reading printed matters will be able to make use of many of these study aids while there is no internet connection or is not convenient to use the computer/mobile devices.
  • The design and coding of the PMtraining website follows the latest trend and technique in website design. The PMtraining website is mobile optimized and students will be able to access all the course materials directly from their mobile phones (provided that there is WIFI or unlimited data otherwise the data charge would be enormous).
  • The exam simulator and 1 full-length PMP® mock exam included in this online course have built-in analytics, it will help students to understand their strengthens and weaknesses according to the key knowledge areas so that they will be able to focus their studies on the knowledge gaps.

Cons

  • Since this PMtraining online course package includes almost all the required study materials by the same group of authors, students preparing for the exam may not be able to get exposed to different question and wording styles. This would be a disadvantage as the wording used in the real exam may be very different from that used in this course. It is recommended to purchase at least 1 other quality prep book in order to be exposed to a different style of writing/understanding of the project management concepts.
  • The short 90-day access period gives not enough buffers for busy project managers that may need to postpone their studies owing to professional/personal needs. Extra money is needed for extending the access period to the online course.
  • Only 1 full-length mock exam is included, students would need to purchase a separate exam questions / simulator package in order to get more practice.

Market Competition

Market Competition
Supplier Product Cost Remarks
PM Training On-Demand PMP® Class $599.00 $349.00 90-day access, 35+ hours of video lessons, 1 simulated exam,
downloadable e-book and additional study resources
SimpliLearn  Online Training Course  $299.00 29 hours of video lessons for online viewing and
4 simulated exams, accessible for 180 days after purchase
OSP International LLC The Project Management PrepCast
US$229 downloadable video lessons,
own the downloaded files forever, no simulated exams
GreyCampus Online Training Course US$300 US$150* video lessons for online viewing and
3 simulated exams, accessible for 365 days after purchase

My Recommendation

The PMtraining Certification Bootcamp On-Demand Course is on the more expensive side of the all online courses. But it does offer more study resources (e.g. PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Area Study Guide, Exam Prep Course Manual (E-Book), Printable “Memory Map” Exercise, 250+ Printable Course Slides, Formula Cheat Sheet, Printable Process Maps, Full Mock Exam and Knowledge Quizzes and Glossary, Test Taking Exercises, etc.). It is suitable for those Aspirants who would like to get all the study materials in one package without having to spend extra time to search for other quality study materials.

Wish you PMP® success!

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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9 Responses

  1. Tan says:

    Hi Edward,

    Thank you for providing this helpful information. I think I will register for the PMTraining online training very soon. My question is, do you recommend another exam study guide book in addition to the PMBOK? Or is the PMBOK alone good enough?

  2. Francois says:

    Hello Edward,
    am currently looking for an online course for preparing the PMP certification in the next couple of months. I was wandering if you got a chance to go through some of the videos and interactive material from PMtraining in details? Would you say their content is as engaging and efficient as the one from PM PrepCast ?

    Also, could you explicit a little bit more the “pre-approved” 35 contact hours certificate ? Does it mean you get it from the beginning of your enrollment ?

    Thanks and congrats on a very helpful website!

    • Edward Chung says:

      Hi Francois,

      Thanks for your query. I would say both PMTraining and PM PrepCast are great PMP Exam training helping aspirants to get PMP Certified as proved by tens of thousands of students taking each course. Yes, I would say PMTraining’s content is as engaging and efficient as the one from PM PrepCast.

      I personally chose PM PrepCast as it is downloadable and I can keep the videos and lecture files forever (I hate to be have a 90-day access deadline imposed — but that can be useful to push oneself to finish the study in time).

      For the “pre-approved” 35 Contact Hours Certificate, this means that the course materials have been approved by PMI in advance to satisfy the requirements of PMP education — for courses not pre-approved, PMP Aspirants will have to show PMI the course outline and details during PMP Application and/or PMI Audit. However, students of the online courses will still have to go through the whole course and pass the “final exam/assessment” before getting the 35 Contact Hours Certificate.

      Wish you PMP success!

      • Francois says:

        Thanks a lot for your quick and detailed answer Edward.

        Is their “final exam” only available after two weeks like for PrepCast, or does that need to go through all 35 hours of material first ?

        Cheers.

      • Edward Chung says:

        Since PMTraining is an online PMP course in which you need to view the course videos online, you will be required to go through the video lectures (as your activity online will be tracked) before being allowed to attempted the Final Exam in order to get the 35 Contact Hour certificate.

        As for PM PrepCast, since the video lectures are downloaded, there is no way to track your progress and hence it has imposed the 2-week restriction.

      • Francois says:

        Hello Edward,

        Thanks for your very detailed and informative answer.
        Is the final exam only available after 2 weeks like for PP PrepCast ?

        Cheers

      • Francois says:

        And as for Prince2, would you only recommend GreyCampus ?
        (my employer is actually imposing to get both by end-of-year…)

      • Edward Chung says:

        Hi Francois,

        There is no 2-week restriction for PMTraining, you will be able to take the exam after you have gone through the course. As for PRINCE2, I only have experience with GreyCampus and its course is quite good in quality.

        Wish you both PMP and PRINCE2 Certification success!