Excellent course! The online delivery was well suited to my busy schedule as a consultant. Tony's patience and support made the experience one I would recommend unconditionally.
The suggested learning techniques: cards, printed lessons, quizzes, and text were varied enough to keep my interest and also supported my travel schedule. It was good not to have to rely solely on online access. A colleague told me that the PMP® prep would be like learning another language and then describing what you already know in a new vocabulary. True, but it also clarified concepts and structured the project process in a very reasonable way. I give a big A+ for the flashcard projects. At first I thought they were busy work, but I found the focus they provided plus the ability to review essential information that perhaps would grow stale in just a few weeks was an incredible value.
Great course! I liked being able to study at my own pace vs. being in a classroom. The instructor was great about answering questions and providing feedback.
Yes, I passed the exams. The PMP® prep courses are very helpful in preparation for the PMP exam. Thanks, Tony.
Great program. I have recommended this to several people. The on-line aspect makes it flexible. The cost is very reasonable. The deadlines keep me engaged.
I completed the PMP® Certification Exam today with a passing grade. It was a long, difficult test and the material in the two preparation courses definitely helped me achieve this goal! Thank you for providing these helpful classes!
I greatly enjoyed taking this course….I passed the PMP® test one week after the end of the course. I credit the course for a good share of that success.
Thank you Mr. Swaim! I enjoyed learning in your class and you have been very helpful and patient throughout the course.
Tony, Thank you once again. Now I can talk about project management intelligently.
Course Code: ppa
The first week covers everything you need to know about project cost management. You’ll learn how to accurately forecast project costs, create detailed budgets for all aspects of your project, and stay within the scope of your project to control costs.
In Week 2, we’ll take our two sessions to talk about the different aspects of project quality management.
In these lessons, we’ll cover human resources management and communications management and the important role they play in the success or failure of your project.
This week, we will review all the ins and outs of project risk management. You’ll learn how to evaluate, assess, and control risks for successful project outcomes.
This week, we’ll cover procurement management and project stakeholder management.
In our final week, we’ll talk about integration management and ethics and professional conduct.
Tony Swaim has helped many students reach their professional goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a consulting firm, and his experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds numerous professional certifications, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.
Completion of Tony Swaim's PMP® Certification Prep 1 online course (or equivalent experience), plus the following required text: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®, Guide), 5th Edition.
In order to become a PMI certified project manager, there are also work experience requirements. If you have an associate’s degree, 7,500 hours of experience leading and directing projects is required. If you have a bachelor’s degree, this is reduced to 4,500 hours. All candidates must have 35 hours of project management training. Our online class for PMP prep provides 24 course hours towards this total.
You will need a computer with Internet access and an email account. You will need to use Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9.0 or above, Chrome, or Safari as your internet browser. You’ll also need Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here).
The following text is required and must be purchased prior to beginning the course: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 5th Edition.
PMP prep training from ed2go takes six weeks to complete. The first course in the program, PMP® Certification Prep I, is also a six-week course and should be completed before this one. You’ll then be fully prepared for the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam.