Thank you for all that you do for the promotion of the PMP and for your detailed training aides that have been nothing less than life saving. I have suffered with test anxiety all my life and in spite of myself I managed to become the Deputy Principal Program Manager for a program of projects that totaled four billion dollars. When I decided to take the PMP boot camp I knew that I would be in for a true mental battle.
Gary was our instructor for the four day course and was exceptional. Gary told us that it was necessary to leave our work reality behind and concentrate on the PMBOK. Well this posed to be difficult for me as I did not pass the PMP exam on my first attempt. I realized that both my real world experience and my test anxiety both contributed to my not passing the exam.
August of this year I committed to re-engaging the studies and found that the tools provided by the Project Management Academy were the most comprehensive and useful set of study aides any candidate could ask for. I reread the study guide and followed the outline. I did find that following the outline and taking the quizzes were a prerequisite to my personal study needs only followed by a nearly obsessive attack on the practice exams taking nine in total and two of those on the previous two days before I attempted the most recent, successful, PMP exam.
Thank you. The success of my PMP completion, I believe, is directly attributed to the wealth of knowledge available to each of the students who want to attempt the PMP exam with the guidance of the Project Management Academy.
I feel so strongly about the benefits of the Project Management Academy curriculum that everyone should attend this boot camp.
Thank you again and keep up the excellent work!
Craig C, PMP
I have taken the Boot Camp classes on March, 2014 provided by PMA in San Jose. CA. I would like everyone to know that I have passed my PMP exam on July 09, 2014, and I could not have passed or even applied for the PMP certification without the support of the instructor Mr. Jim Park.
Mr. Park not only presented the classes very well, but he also was very knowlegeable about the subjects, and his explanations were crystal clear. in addition, he helped me with the application process, the initial phase to get my certification with PMI. I was stuck because I have had my own businesses and could not relate the activities of my business with PMI's Knowledge Areas and PM Process Groups. Mr. Park provided me guidance and showed me the way.
I really would like to thank Project Management Academy for the wonderful classes and instructors. And Mr. Park I will be thankful to you forever. Thank you so much for your wisdom and dedication.
I too passed the exam on the first try, thanks to PMA's PMP bootcamp in April 2014. I had studied the material for months myself but could not get it to gel for me. Four days in the live-classroom bootcamp with Gregg Richie did the trick! PMA offers excellent tips & tricks, study and exam strategies, and a comprehensive content review, and Gregg outlined further effective exam strategies which helped me immensely. Throughout the week, Gregg shared his diverse experience to illuminate concepts and engage the class, and his instructional style is confident, clear and comfortable. His obvious competence is confidence-inspiring for learners. The content review was focused and interrelated - Gregg kept revisiting key concepts and iterations, helping us to build the many different shards of PMBOK into a coherent whole. I highly, highly, *highly* recommend Gregg and the PMA.
I took a boot camp style class to prepare for the PMP exam, and highly recommend this program. The instructor, the materials, the content, all of the online training and support materials gave me all of the insights that I needed to pass the PMP on the first attempt. Our instructor, Gregg Richie, is exceptional. He was so knowledgeable about the materials that he regularly quoted page numbers from the PMBOK. I was well prepared, and confident, when I walked into the exam. There is no doubt that I will take additional CPUs through the PMA. Worth every penny.
I attended the Project Management Professional class at the Courtyard by Marriott in Tampa, FL, 17-20 February 2014. The instructor, Mr. Asad Haque, presented an excellent class. His expertise in the PMP arena was extremely beneficial to me in my approach to studying for the PMP exam. I took the exam on 13 March after adhering to Mr. Haque's recommendation to take a couple of weeks to go over the materials in general again and to review a few specific items allowing for a more granular understanding of the material and incorporating it as long term knowledge. Due to Mr. Haque's diligence in covering all aspects of the material and his insightful recommendations, I passed the exam on the first attempt. I would highly recommend the Project Management Academy's (PMA) Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep course without hesitation!
I took the PMP exam prep boot camp course in Denver of 2013. Our instructor, Jim Stewart, was very knowledgeable and really made the PMBOK come alive. The course was intense, focused, organized, and well run. Before the course I had read through the PMBOK and while I thought I had understood what I read, my level of comprehension alone had only scratched the surface of what was needed to pass the exam. The course gave me a foundation from which to focus my studying on and the study aids provided by PMA were invaluable (videos, test questions, timed practice exams, flashcards, study sheets, and an exam taking strategy guide). I studied for weeks after the course and I passed my exam first try. If you are interested in pursuing a certification from PMI in Project Management I highly recommend this course.