June 29, 2011

The most expensive way to prepare for PMP?

As you might imagine, I get a lot of emails on various aspects of project management training, and in particular, stuff for preparing for the PMP exam.cheap free and best project management tips

I remember back in the 1980’s or so, local newsagents had many regular monthly magazines on some specialist topic or another. For example, gardening, sewing, model making, collectors stuff, and so on. Each month customers would shell out hard cash….fast forward many months later, and they found out that they have paid several hundred pounds on a topic that could have been purchased in a bookstore for a tenth of the price!

Now price is not everything I know, and I’m sure they got lots of enjoyment and anticipation waiting for the next installment…but… take preparing for your PMP exam as an example. I got this in my inbox this morning:

 The “Project Scope Management (PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition-aligned)” training bundle consists of the following three courses:

  •  Project Requirements and Defining Scope
  •  Create Work Breakdown Structure
  •  Monitoring and Controlling Project Scope

Online Access (Single User) : EUR 175

OUCH!

This covers just one of my 21 PMP Video Modules, and doesn’t even include practice exam questions and answers (like mine does).

Now 175 Euros is around £158 or $250 USD – which puts the total cost of this training up around the $5000 USD mark… It seems a tad expensive to me, so what if you could get the whole $5000 course for say just £67 GBP.

What’s more, YOU can download it immediately –  to find out more, just jump on over to HERE

 

Dave

David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and has deep experience in project management. He now develops a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the Primer brand name. In addition, David runs project management training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.