How to ACE the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam

Britney Graf and Cohort


Skilled individuals in project management are in high demand. Project Management Institute (PMI) indicates that employers needing to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. The PMP® Certification through PMI is the most industry-recognized certification for Project Managers. Individuals who earn the PMP® certification meet project management standards recognized globally and are among the best. The certificate validates that you are a highly skilled individual in People, Process, and Business Environment and validates skills that employers seek.

Earning your PMP® Certification is a commitment and includes qualifications you must meet before challenging the exam. One being 35 hours of education/training which is where we come in to help. Our Ultimate PMP® Essentials: Fast Track Program is a comprehensive preparation for the PMP® certification exam. The program focuses on the total project from the planning and organizational states to the actual implementation while focusing on control and continuous improvements.

Individuals in our recent cohorts in the Ultimate PMP® Essentials program not only completed their required training hours but were confident enough to ACE the exam.

kyle---square.jpg“I was able to gain the access to an experienced Project Manager and gain confidence in my ability to pass the PMP exam.”, Kyle Thomas-Hustej a Business Consultant with Northern Research Group Inc said, “In the past, I have written similar exams without any formal training hours. Not only through self-learning did I feel unprepared when it came to the exam, but I spent many hours studying all the material instead of focusing on the critical elements. Edwards Executive’s Ultimate PMP® Essentials Program eased my stress and increased my confidence going into the exam. I gained valuable insight into what areas the exam will focus on, and I was able to ask questions in real-time. This provided me with a deeper understanding of the PMP® essentials needed to prepare me for the exam.”

Steven Chivilo, General Manager with LMC Canada also shared how thesteven.jpg program prepared him to take and ACE the exam. “The Ultimate PMP® Essentials Program was an intensive immersion into the PMP® world of best practices and guidelines outlining and explaining the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" or PMBOK® as well as the "Agile Practice Guide".  The program introduced the language, processes and best practices of project management allowing me to understand the concepts to fully prepare for the PMP® Exam.”

Not only does the program provide these individuals with the knowledge to ACE the exam but established skills required for implementing ongoing projects. “This program provided a solid foundation of project management knowledge that I use every day in my role at Cameco as a Senior Project Manager.”, says Shain MacLachlan, “The program outlines the differences and similarities between Agile and Predictive project management methodologies, which has helped me understand which of these methods is appropriate for certain projects.”

shainKyle discussed how he has used multiple predictive and agile tools and techniques on a daily basis to reduce anxiety and stress while managing his time better and benefit the people he leads. “I am now regularly using Kanban Board to manage project tasks, using risk assessment matrixes to analyze risk, and two-dimensional grids to identify and map stakeholders. Though, most importantly, the introduction to the project management process groups provided me with a new perspective that allows me to lead and manage my projects efficiently.”

After taking the program Janna Lutz, Scientist with Okane Consultants tailoredjanna-lutz.jpg her approaches to managing projects, awareness of processes, tools and techniques used in project management to better serve her organization, clients, and team. “The key benefit of this program for me was that it provided a clear presentation of the various processes used in project management, and how they integrate together.”

If you are still unsure about the Ultimate PMP® Essentials Program being the right education/training choice for you, hear it directly from this cohort:

Janna:  “I’d recommend the program to anyone who is interested in obtaining the PMP® credential or looking for a solid foundational overview of project management processes!”

Shain: “The program does a good job of condensing and simplifying the large amount of information required to consume in order to write and pass the PMP® exam. Without this program, I would have had to spend a much longer time preparing for the exam.”

Kyle: “Overall, I am grateful I took the Edwards Executive’s PMP® Fast Track Program. The real-world examples discussed throughout the course lectures provided context to PMP tools, techniques, and processes that I could not get from ready a textbook.”

Steven: “I took the instructor's advice and wrote my exam right after completing the program while the new information was fresh giving me extra time to study and implement what I have learned during the program. I passed the exam on my first attempt. I have just kicked off a new project and am excited to implement what I have learned.”

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