Frequently Asked Questions
About PMP Tutoring
These are the questions new customers ask us about PMP coaching.
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a. Your coach works with you (either one-on-one or in a group) to assess your needs, determine where you lack knowledge and recommend a study plan for you. In this way you know exactly where you stand and what the best (and usually fastest) way is for you to study and pass the PMP® exam.
b. By attending the regular coaching sessions — usually once every week — you have the chance to review your progress and discuss issues with the coach.
c. Also, our coaches are “tough” and point out any slack if you don’t hold up your end of the bargain — just like any good coach or tutor should!
1. What does my PMP Exam coach do for me?
Your coach determines your readiness for the PMP exam, assesses your strengths and weaknesses, teaches you the core concepts of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), tells you what you need to memorize and actually demonstrates HOW you should answer those long winded tricky scenario based PMP Exam questions that drive you nuts!
Your PMP Exam Coach acts as your PMP exam tutor, your personal PMBOK® Guide professor, your own motivator and your standardized test taking therapist. He keeps you calm, cool and on track through what many describe as a “nerve wracking test prep process”. Your coach answers your questions and keeping you motivated on the road to your PMP exam.
2. What is One on One Coaching?
The personal PMP Exam Coach works with you alone.The coach begins by reviewing your individual strengths and weaknesses, after which a personalized study plan is developed. You and the coach schedule regular, one-hour long calls during which progress is reviewed, specific topics (i.e. risk, quality, procurement, earned value, etc.) are reviewed and your questions are answered. You receive personalize PMP exam coaching and guidance from your tutor. Everything is focused on you and your personal study needs.
You also receive your own customized PMP Exam Coaching checklist that you can follow step by step throughout your coaching program. Your custom checklist includes everything you will need and takes all the guess work out of your studying content and timeframe.
Max recommended duration is 3-6 weeks with one personal call per week.
3. What is Group Coaching?
The PMP Exam Coach holds weekly group coaching calls.Here, the PMP Exam coach works with a group of students that may be at a different stage within their exam studies. The group meets on the same day/time every week. New students join regularly, and those who have passed their exam leave. Each week the coach schedules one or two topics for review to strengthen areas of weakness. Group Study topics may be published in advance so that students can register for the content they wish to get help with.
Group topics will include content from the PM Framework, Earned Value and PMP test questions. Sample questions are reviewed in the group and leveraged to encourage peer discussions. Between coaching sessions questions will generally be answered in online forums.
Max recommended duration is 5-8 weeks with one group call per week.
4. How do I schedule my PMP Exam Coaching calls?
Your coach will work directly with you to determine the best day/time of the week for your personal coaching calls.Your coaches live in the USA, so they are currently covering primarily the four US time zones of EST, CST, MST and PST. Do you live outside of mainland USA? Please contact your coach first to ensure that your time zone is covered!
5. What materials do I need or what is included?
You will be provided everything you need including study workbooks, memorization templates, access to video system, access to exam simulator and webinar invitations to meet online. You don’t need any other materials at all to study for or pass the PMP with this program.
6. What tools do I use?
You’ll use a free version of WebEx, you will have access to an exam simulator, you’ll have PDF versions of the PMP study notes, you’ll get memorization brain dumps, earned value math problems, tools to learn the ITTO’s and much more.
7. How long does it take?
The program usually takes 5 weeks and you will be given a day by day checklist to complete your daily homework, each week you will meet with your coach live online, reviewing your homework, covering difficult topics, doing practice tests together and keeping you on schedule for the 5 weeks.
8. Is there a money back guarantee?
No, 99% pass promises and money back offers are a gimmick. Nobody could ever guarantee someone can pass the PMP and we are not committing to this. These offers usually have fine print and you have to take the exam 3 times or take the bootcamp 3 times and even then you just get some money back you still haven’t passed the exam.
9. Can I get references from people who have use this program?
Yes, there are a multitude of references. You should start by looking at our testimonials page and connecting with Dan on LinkedIn but for more references you can request by clicking here.
The PM Tutor Learning System
Your PMP® Exam Coach acts as your PMP exam tutor your personal PMBOK Guide professor, your own motivator and your standardized test taking therapist. He keeps you calm, cool and on track through what many describe as a “nerve wracking test prep process”. Your coach answers your questions and keeping you motivated on the road to your PMP® exam.